University at Buffalo Admissions' Student Bloggers http://admissions.buffalo.edu/blogs/ Most recent blog entries by the University at Buffalo Admissions' student bloggers. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:59:05 -0400 PHP 5 en <![CDATA[And now, a UB graduate ]]>http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/alyssa/2016/08/23/and-now-a-ub-graduate/#respond Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:41:50 +0000 http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/alyssa/?p=304 After four years of priceless friendships, numerous papers and exams, and countless opportunities to interact with my peers at UB and with the Buffalo community, I graduated in May with Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Social Science Interdisciplinary with a Concentration in Legal Studies.  Even after having the summer to process, it’s a surreal feeling.  Time flew by so quickly; as the incoming freshmen class prepares to move in, it feels as though I just moved into my freshman dorm in Governors last year.  I wouldn’t change my experience for anything, and I can only encourage incoming students and upperclassmen to utilize their time at UB to its greatest potential.

UB is full of endless opportunities to excel and push yourself.  Get involved – join a club because it sounds fun or hone your athletic ability by participating in intramural sports.  UB offers so much for a great financial bargain, and Buffalo is an up-and-coming city that will only continue to produce possibilities. I’ve met some of my best friends at UB. I’ve learned about myself and about others, about current events and the way the world works. I’ve learned to question things on their face and to be curious.  I’m attending law school this fall and I am excited to build upon the foundation that UB gave me.  Buffalo and UB will always be a part of me.  As always, go Bulls!

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<![CDATA[Food, food and more food ]]>http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/alyssa/2016/05/07/food-food-and-more-food/#respond Sat, 07 May 2016 17:13:25 +0000 http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/alyssa/?p=292 In my opinion, the food in Buffalo is the best. Besides being the birthplace of the original chicken wing, Buffalo is the home of beef on weck, chicken finger subs and sponge candy. There are so many places to eat around the City of Buffalo and its suburbs – and plenty of them are located near UB.

The two best places to eat chicken wings in Buffalo are the Anchor Bar and Duff’s Famous Wings — you’ll have to visit both to decide which you prefer. We also have Food Truck Tuesdays in Larkin Square in downtown Buffalo every Tuesday in the warm months and food trucks including Lloyd Taco Truck, Chef’s, Taffy’s and more. Fowler’s and Watson’s, both located on Elmwood Avenue, are great places for chocolate and ice cream. If you’re in Buffalo, you’ve got to stop there and try the sponge candy — it’s my personal favorite.

Every Monday this semester my friends and I have selected a different restaurant from the Amherst-Buffalo area to test out. We’ve visited restaurants like Brickhouse, the Griffon Gastropub, the Chocolate Bar, Blue Monk and Anderson’s as well as area chains like Olive Garden, Applebee’s and the Cheesecake Factory. Although freshmen living on campus are required to have meal plans, I’d recommend getting off campus once in a while to taste all that Buffalo has to offer — because there is a lot of it.

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A panko chicken sandwich and seasoned fries from the Griffon Gastropub in Clarence.

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<![CDATA[Rho Chi Honor Society ]]>http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/kateylyne/rho-chi-honor-society/#respond Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:00:21 +0000 http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/kateylyne/?p=195 This past week I got the honor of getting inducted into our Honor Society in Pharmacy school, Rho Chi. The top 20% academically of our class gets to be in this society and it was such an accomplishment for me to get in. As a college student I have always been very focused on my grades since I always wanted to get into pharmacy through the early assurance program. Now in pharmacy school I thoroughly enjoy what I am learning and I find that it is so important to be able to comprehend all the different topics since in a few short years I will be the expert and patients will be looking up to me for advice.

As a student, always try to keep your goals in mind and work hard to achieve those goals and you will be amazed by what you can actually achieve. I still cannot believe I am in this society but am so glad I don’t have to look back and wonder “What if”. There are so many amazing oppurtunites here at UB you just have to put yourself out there and work your hardest and everything else will fall into place!

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