University at Buffalo Admissions' Student Bloggers http://admissions.buffalo.edu/blogs/ Most recent blog entries by the University at Buffalo Admissions' student bloggers. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:59:05 -0400 PHP 5 en <![CDATA[It’s About Time! ]]>http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/kelseybarbour/its-about-time/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:42:45 +0000 http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/kelseybarbour/?p=295 Wow, it has been awhile! My apologies for the hiatus I took from blogging for a few months, senior year is not quite as laid back as I was expecting. Between applying to grad school, going to my internship at Sisters of Charity Hospital and school work, it has been an extremely busy, yet rewarding, semester thus far.

Speaking of my internship, it has been such a great experience which would not have been possible without the UB Health and Human Services Department. They set me up with a wonderful opportunity in the Volunteer Services office as well as many other internships for my fellow classmates. I am definitely grateful for the experiences that UB has to offer!

On an unrelated note, this past weekend was UB’s Relay for Life! It was a veryyyy long night, but we raised about ,000! It is such an amazing event and it is so wonderful to see the UB community come together to fight cancer. I would definitely encourage people to get involved with Relay for Life, it is one of the largest events on campus.

That is all for now, but I will be posting again before graduation!

Have a happy week! :)

Photos taken at UB's Relay for Life!

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Two photos taken from UB’s Relay for Life this past weekend!

 

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<![CDATA[Party in the CFA! ]]>http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/alyssa/2014/04/12/party-in-the-cfa/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:19:54 +0000 http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/alyssa/?p=104 Hello!

The Center for the Arts is one of the coolest buildings at UB. It is home to the departments of theatre and dance, media study and visual studies, and is full of art galleries, theatres and dance studios. Often the CFA hosts concerts, speakers and other events that the outside public are welcome to attend, and sometimes tickets are available to UB students at a reduced price.

This past Thursday, Gavin DeGraw performed at the CFA, with Rozzi Crane and Parachute opening. I was impressed that such a big name was coming to UB, and was looking forward to the concert all week. It was amazing! I didn’t even know that Parachute was going to be performing, and I was so excited to find out they would be opening for Gavin DeGraw. They played their own songs and covered Bruce Springsteen too. Gavin DeGraw headlined and played for almost an hour. He is one of my favorite musicians, and his performance did not disappoint.  His dance moves, light theatrics, and skilled voice got everyone in the CFA theatre up and dancing.

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Many students find themselves rarely going to the Center for the Arts, especially those in engineering or science-based fields. But I would encourage everyone at UB to spend some time there at some point during their college careers. It is a state-of-the-art building that showcases the artistic talent of students at UB and of artists who visit, and is one of the things that makes UB so fun!

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“I don’t want to be anything other than me.”
-Gavin DeGraw, ‘I Don’t Want To Be’

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<![CDATA[Internships & Catching Up ]]>http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/alyssa/2014/04/07/internships-catching-up/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:36:49 +0000 http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/alyssa/?p=92 Hi guys!

I’m sorry it’s been so long since I last posted – this semester has been so busy for me! I have an internship this semester in addition to my classes, working as a research assistant in the psychology department, working as a tour guide for the Office of Admissions, and making sure to squeeze in some fun. My internship is run through the SBI Legal Office at UB and gives participants an opportunity to learn legal research methods and legal writing. As one of the internship’s requirements, I have to write a 10-15 page research paper on a legal topic. I am writing about the criminalization of HIV/AIDS transmission through means of tranmission that aren’t scientifically based. This may sound super complicated, but the research has actually been really interesting and I’m looking forward to bringing it all together. I’m thinking about going to law school after I finish undergrad, and I’ve really loved this internship.

Any sophomore, junior or senior at UB can apply for the SBI Legal internship in both the spring and the fall, so I would encourage anyone interested in law or thinking about going to law school to look into it. If you’re interested in finding an internship in a different field, either during the semester or during summer or winter breaks, there are many resources at UB where you can go. The Career Services Office is a great place to start. The staff there are very friendly and knowledgeable, and will help you search for an internship and prepare for an interview. Additionally, many departments offer internships through their department for academic credit during the school year, and have information about outside internships and how to apply for them. And if you look around campus, there are often internship opportunities posted on the bulletin boards and the banners hanging in the Student Union.

As crazy as it seems, this semester is winding down – we have only 5 more weeks of classes! There will be a lot going on around campus in the coming weeks, including Springfest, another Distinguished Speaker Series event, and Oozefest. I’ll be sure to keep you updated!

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“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”
-Thomas Edison

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