Involvement in activities such as internships, community service projects, and leadership development programs will greatly complement and enhance your overall educational experience. In conjunction with pursuing your academic goals, you should investigate and take advantage of extracurricular activities that provide opportunities for learning, personal growth, and career enhancement. You can keep a detailed record of your participation in extracurricular activities on an Activity Transcript (AT), an official university document that is maintained by the Center for Student Leadership & Community Engagement (CSLCE).
Internships are a great way to explore interests and sample different careers to discover what to pursue (or even what not to pursue) as a future career. In addition, internships:
When applying for internships, you should search for a position that complements your personal and career goals. If you are undecided about an academic major or career choice, then it is beneficial to experiment with potential career fields to see which ones best fit your needs and interests.
For more information about internships, you should speak with your departmental advisor and also visit:
You should consider volunteering as a civic responsibility. The university provides a variety of ways for students to participate in community service related initiatives. You are encouraged to volunteer your time to help make a meaningful contribution to the campus and surrounding communities.
For more information on Community Service initiatives, visit:
Involvement in leadership development activities can enhance your applications for scholarships, graduate school and employment. Leadership is one of the most attractive qualities an employer looks for - employers want innovative and creative individuals who are able to work independently and as part of a team. UB offers many opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills including leadership seminars, teaching assistantships, peer education programs and student clubs.
For more information on leadership development programs and student clubs, visit:
The Activity Transcript (AT) lists the extracurricular activities in which students have been involved while attending UB. You are strongly encouraged to start an AT early on in your academic career, so you maintain an accurate account of your participation in extracurricular activities.
Last updated: April 23, 2013 10:50 am EST