The Career Services Fee, a component of UB’s Comprehensive Fee, is charged to all UB students (with some exceptions) and supports the staff, services and programs provided by UB’s Career Design Center, which are available to all UB students regardless of major.
Students will have the capacity to engage in designing their life after college through early discovery and ongoing exploration. Guided by peer and professional career design consultants, students will have expanded opportunities to discover their interests and build future-focused skills together with other students, alumni and industry experts through robust career communities.
The Career Services Fee was charged for the first time in fall 2020. With a goal of increasing students’ access to career and life design, the fee supports a career design studio in real life and online to so students can explore 24/7, while also expanding students’ social capital and employer connections through expanded technologies.
Who is charged the Career Services component of the Comprehensive Fee?
The Career Services component of the Comprehensive Fee is charged to all UB students except:
*School of Management students are charged a single fee that supports career-related services. This fee, called the School of Management Professional Development Career Services fee, supports the operation of the School of Management’s Career Resource Center, which is available exclusively to School of Management students, and UB’s central Career Design Center, which is available to all UB students.
When should I come to the Career Design Center?
We believe that engaging in designing your life and career early in your UB experience is essential so that your choices can be intentional, thoughtful, and impactful. By starting early and then continuously accessing the resources your success is enhanced. We recommend engaging with us early and often.
What if I want to explore a major or change my major?
Most students change their major many times. Exploration is a good thing. We are here to assist you as you discover options. In addition to coaches, there are a number of assessments that can inform your choices, your direction, and your design.
How can I get a job after graduation?
Your prospects for getting a job after graduation are enhanced by building a strong resume and experiences during your time at UB while building your network. Securing an internship or two and making connections with alumni contributes to your success.
Effective Fall 2024, UB will discontinue the domestic health insurance plan offered by the university to our students. Additionally, we will no longer mandate health insurance for domestic students attending the University at Buffalo. Health-related programs may require students to have health insurance. Please check with your academic program about specific health insurance requirements. Learn more about the change.