Experiential Learning

Get real-world, hands-on experience through experiential learning opportunities. Apply what you’ve learned, explore your interests, while gaining valuable skills that will help you stand out.

What Is Experiential Learning?

Experiential learning opportunities let you apply your knowledge and insight within real-world contexts outside the classroom. By broadening your UB experience, you can gain a heightened sense of civic responsibility, sharpen your critical thinking skills, and share your unique talents, interests and passions.

These opportunities — which are typically under the mentorship of researchers, faculty and community leaders — may include internships, volunteer assignments, part-time jobs, clinical experiences, faculty-mentored research and faculty-mentored engagement projects.

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It’s never too early to explore opportunities. Plan ahead to make sure you can take advantage of the best experiences for you.

Opportunities in Student Life

There are numerous opportunities to participate in experiential learning throughout Student Life. 

  • 5/12/21
    Gain practical, hands-on experience leading group projects. Meet new people at networking opportunities across campus and throughout Buffalo. Attend leadership conferences and other professional development events.
  • 9/8/16
    Redefining the career experience. At the Career Design Center, we engage with the UB community, employers and alumni to challenge students to see possibilities and seek opportunities in preparation for life after college.
  • 9/8/16
    Get valuable experience, make connections and discover a career that you love. Explore available internship possibilities through the Career Design Center.
  • 1/28/20
    Make an impact on new students, develop your leadership skills and have fun introducing people to UB.
  • 1/28/20
    This course provides training in peer education following the National BACCHUS Certified Peer Education program.
  • 1/28/20
    If you’re studying social work, psychology or mental health counseling, the training programs offered through Counseling Services can help you reach your goals.
  • 1/28/20
    Ask a question, save a life. QPR is an easy-to-learn process that helps you recognize the early warning signs of suicide, and get professional help for people who need it.
  • 4/22/21
    Diversity Advocates (DA) are student interns committed to promoting diversity, advocacy and social justice at UB. By increasing their awareness and knowledge of diversity-related issues, DA's will create dialogue that explores the definition and perception of diversity. 
  • 9/8/16
    Learn outside the classroom. Gain confidence. Articulate the skills and experiences that can shape your life and boost your career.
  • 3/11/21
    If you’re a student interested in hands-on experiences — and learning about social justice — this program is perfect for you.
  • 1/28/20
    Imagine living with your new best friends, walking to class together every day, and getting exclusive access to leadership opportunities. That’s what you’ll find in Leadership House, which is open to a limited number of highly motivated first-year students.
  • 1/28/20
    If you’re a student interested in exploring new cultures — and learning about different leadership styles around the world — this program is perfect for you.
  • 1/28/20
    Get real-world experience from a mentor in the field of student affairs, and find out if working for a college or university is the right career path for you.
  • 3/11/21
    Find opportunities to volunteer (even virtually) and make a difference off-campus on a local, national, and international scale!
  • 5/12/21
    Get a deeper understanding of topics related to leadership, service and student development by attending the LEAD UB Conference.
  • 9/8/16
    Gain confidence. Build interpersonal skills. Get resume-worthy experience. Discover how you can make a positive, lasting change as a leader.
  • 5/12/21
    Thinking about improving your skills as a leader but you're not sure where to start? Attend Leadership Training Camp!
  • 9/8/16
    At Career Services, you’ll find career planning experts who are excited to help you. Whether you’re a freshman trying to decide on a major, or a graduate student searching for a job — or anywhere in between — we’ll help you plan for a fulfilling career and a meaningful life.
  • 4/30/21
    The Student-Wide Judiciary (SWJ) is part of the University conduct process and is made up of Hearing Representatives and Student Justices. Each involvement opportunity is a volunteer role and requires only a small time commitment per week.

Additional Opportunity Sources

University at Buffalo
24 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260

Phone: (716) 645-8177

University at Buffalo
259 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2231

Student Engagement

Student Life

University at Buffalo
150 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: Contact form

Phone: (716) 645-6469