M&T BANK

Shaping the future of tech leadership and leveraging talent

M&T Bank and the University at Buffalo have both been influential, Buffalo-based institutions that have helped shape the region’s growth for more than 160 years. As M&T looks ahead to the future of financial and technology leadership in Western New York, it’s no surprise that the bank has chosen to partner with UB to help recruit and train talent to accelerate innovation both at the bank and beyond. 

Three fellows with UB’s Social Impact Fellows program working with M&T Bank met a branch manager in Buffalo, NY in June 2021. The fellows are students with the School of Management, School of Social Work and the College of Arts and Sciences who are paired with a local organization to create social innovation. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.

How M&T Bank collaborates with UB

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CHALLENGE & OPPORTUNITY

Technology evolution demands skilled talent

As banking, bill pay, money management and lending continue to move toward the virtual space, financial institutions need to be smart about how they connect with customers through platforms with service, security and ease of use in mind. For M&T Bank, continued evolution and success in this space require top talent, not only in traditional bank roles of finance and management, but also in a quickly growing number of computer science, engineering and cybersecurity roles. 

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SOLUTION & OUTCOME

Tech hub creates collaborative workspace and opportunity

In order to stay at the forefront of innovation and facilitate inclusive economic growth, M&T launched the Buffalo Tech Hub, a collaborative workspace designed to accelerate startup prosperity, create more than 1,000 jobs and attract skilled problem-solvers to the region. The hub positions Western New York as an emerging tech epicenter full of training and career opportunities for top tech talent, not only at the bank, but also within the Queen City’s fast-growing startup and tech communities. 

UB SUPPORT

Tech talent recruitment and professional development

UB has been collaborating with M&T to develop strategies for attracting students, job seekers and tech stars to the region with plenty of opportunities for education, career advancement and innovation within Western New York’s growing technology sector.

Together, the bank and the university co-sponsor hackathons, cybersecurity competitions, blockchain build-a-thons, career fairs and internships, which introduces UB students to career and mentoring opportunities at M&T and regional tech partners and allows the bank to meet emerging talent before they graduate.

UB is consistently a top recruitment school for the bank, with more than 1,250 UB alumni currently working at M&T.

Three fellows with UB’s Social Impact Fellows program working with M&T Bank met a branch manager in Buffalo, NY in June 2021. The fellows are students with the School of Management, School of Social Work and the College of Arts and Sciences who are paired with a local organization to create social innovation. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.

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