Redefining Career Readiness for Students

isha pandey, former student employee and u b alum

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.

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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 compliment your work assignment. This additional training will ultimately set you apart in the highly competitive workforce.

Learning While Earning

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Here to Career Micro-Credential

Earn Here to Career badges by participating in experiential learning opportunities while identifying career readiness competencies to prepare you for a transition into the workforce upon graduation.  

Students interested in earning a Here to Career badge need to be in a student position within an office or department that is part of the Here to Career program. Students will need their supervisor's contact information before signing up to participate through UBLinked.  

Students who earn all three mini badges can earn the Here to Career Program Achievement badge, which recognizes completion of the full program. 

UBITName and password required

How To Earn a Badge

Here to Career: Collaborator

Required Activities:

  • Lead a group project at work or in class
  • Join or start a student club
  • Create a LinkedIn profile and attend a Career Services workshop to optimize it
  • Write and post a substantial thought piece on social media (like Facebook or LinkedIn)

Required Evidence (to be submitted through UBLinked):

  • Completed supervisor verification form
  • Copy of the thought piece
  • 1-page reflection paper (prompt available on UBLinked or through your supervisor)

NACE Competencies Highlighted:  Oral Communication, Teamwork, Digital Technology

Here to Career: Growth Mindset

Required Activities:

  • Take on a leadership role in a club or organization
  • Have your resume reviewed and a mock interview appointment with Career Services
  • Attend both a DISC and one other Life and Learning Workshop of your choosing that relates to work ethic, leadership or career management
  • Present or attend the LEAD UB Conference

Required Evidence (to be submitted through UBLinked):

  • Completed supervisor verification form
  • Final reviewed resume
  • 1-page reflection paper (prompt available on UBLinked or through your supervisor)

NACE Competencies Highlighted:  Work Ethic, Career Management, Leadership

Here to Career: Change Agent

Required Activities:

Participate in one of the following programs:

  • Diversity Zone Training
  • Intercultural Leadership Retreat
  • Alternative Break experience
  • Student Leadership International Dialogue and Exchange (SLIDE)

Required Evidence (to be submitted through UBLinked):

  • Completed supervisor verification form
  • 1-page reflection paper (prompt available on UBLinked or through your supervisor)

NACE Competencies Highlighted:  Critical Thinking, Global Awareness/Intercultural Fluency

Earn More

Explore additional badge opportunities through the Office of Micro-Credentials website.

Finding Your On-Campus Job

When to Apply

  • Positions are posted on the Career Services (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 Career Services. Login using your UBITName to begin your search process.

Campus Employment Eligibility

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.

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.

On Campus Job Fair

Our On Campus Job Fair is a chance for you to meet with offices and departments looking to hire students for work study and student assistant positions. This event happens once a year at the beginning of the school year – the Friday of Welcome Weekend.

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 Services

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

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Get valuable experience, make connections and discover a career that you love. Explore available internship possibilities through Career Services.
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At Career Services, 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.
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Get expert advice for writing your resume or curriculum vitae (CV), view samples and templates, and learn how to tell your unique story.
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80% of jobs or internships are found by making connections. The more professional friends you have, the better your chances of finding the right opportunity.
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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 Life and Learning workshops, 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.

Build Your Competency

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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
223 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6469