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 integrates learning to develop the skills that employers want. It’s more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to develop personally and professionally.

Through the Here to Career program, Student Life aligns real-world skills with your work, ultimately setting 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 powered by Handshake

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.

Working On-Campus

Sign into Bullseye powered by Handshake. You can search, see qualifications and apply to on-campus jobs/internships that are posted every day. It's that easy! 

Check out the different ways you can work on campus:

  • 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, job searching or preparing for graduate school.

  • Graduate School
    At the Career Design Center, we can help you make sure you’re on track for graduate school, find the right grad school program, put together your personal statement and application.
  • Resumes & More
    Get expert advice for writing your resume or curriculum vitae (CV), view samples and templates, use VMock to get an instant resume or LinkedIn review 27/4, and learn how to tell your unique story.
  • How to Make Professional Friends
    80% of jobs or internships are found by making connections through networking. The more professional friends you have, the better your chances of finding the right opportunity.
  • Events
    Our events are designed to advance your career by exploring your options, build new skills and meet people who can help you find opportunities.

Professional Development

Through Here to Career, you will build mentorships with supervisors and connect with other students who are developing similar competencies. Establishing a network early on in your career will foster lifelong learning and professional development.

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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
259 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2231