I guess I've been thinking of graduation as a major end point. My friends are moving away, I'm going to wander in foreign places for a bit, and I don't really know where we'll all end up.
Headin' Back Home
Graduating may seem like a welcome relief, but many find that leaving the college environment and entering the world as a potential job candidate is much tougher than it may seem on the surface.
"What To Do, What To Do...?"
With graduation less than a month away, it's time for many seniors to delve into their futures. While some students can say with conviction what their future holds, some are still left with many questions.
Tricks of the Trade
Almost every graduating senior will face the same task after May: finding a job. No two stories about the search seem to be alike, however.
"One of UB's Most Accomplished, Under-recognized Teams"
Paintball is a contact sport, but many students have not had contact with the UB Paintball club. Still, the club aspires to one day be an official school team. Mayhem, the UB Paintball club, has gone undefeated in every tournament in which it has participated this year.
Superficially Speaking
More than 13 million cosmetic plastic surgeries were performed in the U.S. in 2010, which is a 5 percent jump from 2009, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). It's shocking to think that 13 million surgeries were performed in a country on individuals who, very likely, had them done for aesthetic reasons.
There's Something Going on in the LAIRS Lab...
The Space Bulls are taking their education ? and competitive streak ? to new heights. Eleven University at Buffalo students (making up a team called the "Space Bulls") have been given the opportunity to collaborate on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) and the National Institute of Aerospace's (NIA) Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage Exploration Robo-Ops (RASCAL) competition.
UB Offers Support to Veterans
There are many avenues to support our troops while they're on duty, working, and fighting for our country, but there seems to be a disconnect once the troops return home. According to the 2010 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), "student veterans attending four-year colleges and universities in the United States generally perceive lower levels of campus support than nonveterans, and they also interact less often with faculty members." Although the resources are available, oftentimes veterans are unaware of the options and support available at the University at Buffalo.