University at Buffalo Admissions' Student Bloggers http://admissions.buffalo.edu/blogs/ Most recent blog entries by the University at Buffalo Admissions' student bloggers. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:59:06 -0400 PHP 5 en <![CDATA[Adventure is Out There…. ]]>http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/brianat/2015/06/12/adventure-is-out-there/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:41:51 +0000 http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/brianat/?p=106 It’s crazy to think that three years of college are over.  Over the course of the past few months after spring break things were a blur. Galas, Spring Fest, finals, and then Graduation. I can’t believe that just a few weeks ago, I said goodbye (for now) to a few of my closest friends as they left Buffalo and went onto their next part of their lives.  It is strange to think that I won’t see as many familiar faces on campus, and that if I go back to visit high school I won’t know anyone there.

On the bright side, I am spending another summer up here in Buffalo furthering my career, by interning at a chemical plant. My roommate for the summer is the same girl that I roomed with freshman year! Its been two years since we have roomed together, but clearly we liked each other enough to room again as I intern and she takes gross anatomy. There are so many activities in Buffalo during the summertime, such as free concerts down by Canalside every Thursday, Food and Art festivals almost every weekend, minor league baseball games, and food truck Tuesdays.

Aside from that aspect of my life, I have recently been accepted into the combined engineering -mba 5-year program here at UB. This means that I will be a full-time MBA student starting in the fall and will get both degrees in 2017.  I will be pursuing Operations & Supply Chain Management and Consulting as my concentrations. There is already so much that I have to do for the program; I actually have homework/tests/quizzes due periodically throughout the summer!

However, I am excited for the new adventures that are out there for me. In fact, this will be my last blog post as I will be taking on new things in the fall.  It’s been wonderful sharing my stories over the past year, and I hope everyone enjoyed  reading them and felt informed about the school.

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<![CDATA[Pharmacy Lobby Day in Albany ]]>http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/kateylyne/pharmacy-lobby-day-in-albany/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:00:28 +0000 http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/kateylyne/?p=101 Last week UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences had the opportunity to attend “Albany Day” on April 21st. Since there was not too much going on that day for me and I got an excused absence from my 2 classes, I decided to go and see what it was all about. The bus left at 4 am to go to Albany, since it is about a 4 and a half hour trip, which meant I had to be up at 3! It reminded me of when I was in high school and had to get up really early for field trips but it was totally worth it because I was missing school for it. I slept the whole way there, all of a sudden I woke up to a coordinator talking saying we were 20 minutes away. I quickly fixed my self to look presentable and next thing I knew we were at the EGG in the capital.

We started off with a presentation from members of the Pharmacist’s Society of the State of New York (PSSNY). These speakers went over the two bills we were there to lobby for. The first one was for a permanent law that pharmacist’s could be immunizers. Currently this is only a temporary law and will end this summer for some vaccines. There has been nothing but positive data with pharmacists helping out with immunizations and it is a great resource for patients as well as helpful for health care providers. The second bill was for Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM) which allows pharmacists to work in a health care team with doctors and nurses. It allows them to see patients to go over their medications as well as order labs to check on these medications. Both of these bills are already laws in other states and have been very successful.

I was in a team with students from pharmacy school all around the state as well as two pharmacists who led are group. We met with two assemblymen’s staff as well as a senator’s staff and was able to give them information on both these bills and ask for their support. By the time we were done with that it was almost time to go, so I grabbed lunch and jumped on the bus and was back to UB by 8:00 pm. It was a really great experience and I was very grateful to be a part of it and see the impact one can have on these issues. The next day our professor told us that Senator LaValle agreed with the CDTM bill set forth by Assemblymen McDonald’s bill and that it would be therefore moving forward due to our work :)

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<![CDATA[Niagara Falls ]]>http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/kateylyne/niagara-falls/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:06:28 +0000 http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/kateylyne/?p=89 Niagara Falls is a great attraction which is only 20 minutes away from UB! I love going there to look at the amazing view! I try to go there at least once a semester since I live so close by. It’s just one of the amazing things to do that is so close to UB. The first time I went to the Falls was when I came to visit UB as a high school junior. I was blown away by how beautiful the sights were and knew if I came to UB I would want to come back often. While thinking about choosing UB, think about all the great things that are off of campus and all the great things there are to do in the area!

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View from Canadian Side

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View from American Side

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