Preparation for Future Success

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UB creates critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, knowledge creators and leaders. We’ll help you achieve your goals through close collaborative relationships with our faculty, research opportunities, mentoring, internships and experiential learning. 

We encourage our students to make connections and engage with the world, and we’ll help you develop the skills and mindset that will position you for success.

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Career assistance from Day One

UB provides important career planning and placement resources from the moment you arrive on campus, and we remain a helpful resource for you after you graduate. Our career counselors can help you identify your skills and strengths, develop your academic path, connect you with mentoring programs, and help you apply for campus jobs and off-campus internships.

Gain work experience on campus

Campus jobs.

UB offers opportunities to work on campus in many jobs that will help you gain valuable work experience. Campus jobs are another way to explore a field you might want to pursue — and earn money for college.

Test-drive a career

Internships are a great way to explore options, try out fields of interest, build your network and begin defining career goals. UB has hundreds of valuable internship opportunities.

UB connects you with our faculty experts and to potential employers off campus. Hundreds of top companies visit UB annually. They include Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! and they recruit students and graduates for internships and full-time employment.

Connect with alumni

When you graduate from UB, you'll have a great degree that creates possibilities and connects you with enough fellow alumni to help you feel welcome anywhere. With 25 regional and 12 international alumni association chapters, UB makes it easy to stay in touch and build your professional network.

While you’re a student, we help connect you to a large network of alumni at corporations around the globe. Meet alumni on campus for mentoring, advice and conversation. You can even join our alumni for a day at their workplace to see what the working world is really like!

Alumni Statistics.

Great Grads

Here are just a few of our many accomplished UB alumni:

  • Co-founder of, major Chinese-language search engine — Li Yanhong (Robin)
  • Industrialist and former Indonesian minister of state-owned enterprises — Tanri Abeng
  • Former Chinese minister of education and current president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering — Zhou Ji
  • Taiwan’s former deputy minister of education — Wu Tieh-Hsiung
  • Former dean of Singapore’s National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University — Saravanan Gopinathan
  • Former vice chancellor of Kenyatta University, Kenya  — Everett Standa
  • Executive director of World Education Services — Mariam Assefa
  • Former astronaut and NASA mission specialist — Ellen Shulman Baker
  • Award-winning journalist for CNN — Wolf Blitzer
  • Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist for The Washington Post — Tom Toles


Get Connected

Student with their industry mentor.

The UB Mentor Network has 450+ alumni, parents and employers who serve as a resource to UB students and recent graduates, offering their perspective on career choice, internships, job searching, continuing education and professional advancement.

Career Conversations

At UB Career Conversations, students network with alumni from all over the world without leaving campus.

Alumni Mentors

See what our students and faculty are saying: