In a university as large as UB, it's important that new students have the opportunity to make connections and build professional relationships from the moment they step on campus. With this in mind, every year the College of Arts and Sciences assembles a group of exceptional undergraduate students to serve as College Ambassadors.
The College Ambassadors are student volunteers who have been nominated by faculty and staff after demonstrating a commitment to academic excellence and community engagement. Ambassadors represent the College at a wide variety of events, serving as liaisons between the Dean’s Office and the student body. They are available to provide insight, advice, and information to current and prospective students, as well as their parents.
In return, the Ambassadors participate in unique professional development opportunities, including leadership training and networking events with faculty and alumni. Though potential Ambassadors must be nominated, interested students may speak with their departmental advisor to indicate their enthusiasm.
Majors: Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (International Studies concentration)
Minors: French and Spanish
Campus/Community Involvement: Impulse Dance Force president, UB French Club vice president
Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Spain for 3.5 months!
What advice do you have for future UB students?
My biggest advice is to keep an open mind. When you leave yourself open to trying new things, you’ll discover so much about yourself. Constantly putting myself out there exposed me to so many amazing experiences that I would not have had otherwise.
Majors: Combined Linguistics BA/English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) EdM and Italian
Campus/Community Involvement: Italian Club vice president, Honors College and Welcome Weekend Leader
Fun Fact: I was born in England and I speak fluent Italian!
What do you like best about your department?
I love the department of romance languages and literatures because it’s such a small group that you feel really seen, heard and appreciated in every class. I’ve had so many opportunities to connect and speak with my professors and peers one on one, and get to know them well. It feels like it’s own little community, and it’s been a great experience so far!