Redefining Career Readiness

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Student Life's Here to Career program is designed to provide you with intentional and meaningful work experience regardless of your major or position on campus.

College educated. Career ready. Set yourself apart.

Our comprehensive student-employee program for career readiness is based on feedback from actual employers that hire students like you. It’s more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to grow and be better prepared for future employment.

Through the Here to Career program, Student Life is committed to providing real-world skills to complement your work assignment. This additional training will ultimately set you apart in the highly competitive workforce.

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Offering Diverse Employment Opportunities

Here to Career on-campus jobs can range from Resident Assistants (RAs) and Campus Dining and Shops associates to lab assistants and peer mentors. Every department is required to post their openings on Bullseye powered by Handshake, therefore giving you the most comprehensive list of on-campus student jobs. Each posting will include specific competencies intended to be developed in that particular position.

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Finding Your On-Campus Job

When to Apply

  • Positions are posted on the Career Design Center (Bullseye powered by Handshake) website on a rolling basis throughout the year, with the majority of positions being posted in the fall semester.  Simply use the "on campus employment" filter to narrow your search.
  • New students: once you have paid your admissions deposit, a Bullseye powered by Handshake account will automatically be created for you with your UBITName by the Career Design Center. Login using your UBITName to begin your search process.

Where Do I Apply?

Online via Bullseye

Ready to find your Here to Career on-campus job? Bullseye powered by Handshake will help guide you through the process. All you need is your UB login to get started.

Are You Eligible to Work On Campus?

Our program is for currently enrolled UB students working in Student Life units. Eligibility requirements vary by position type:

  • Student Assistant: Open to any eligible* student.
  • Work Study: For U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Students must receive financial aid indicating work study eligibility to be considered for these positions.
  • Graduate/Research/Teaching Assistants: Typically reserved for eligible* graduate/doctoral students and may or may not relate to the area of study. These positions are limited in number and are very competitive.
  • Internship: Students gain practical experience, sometimes with pay or while earning academic credit.

*Learn more about eligibility requirements for paid campus positions.

Here to Help

Career Design Center

UB’s Career Design Center is your one-stop source for help with networking, interviewing and getting a job or preparing for graduate school.

Professional Development

Through the Student Engagement Micro-Credential Program, Here to Career Micro-Credentials, and UBLinked clubs and activities, you will be able to network with other students who are developing similar competencies. Establishing working relationships early on in your career will foster lifelong learning and professional development.

Learn more about these opportunities below!

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UB Human Resources

Everything you need to know about payroll, how to submit your timesheets and the rules specific to student employees.

For more information on Here to Career, contact:

University at Buffalo
150 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6469