Monday, April 4, 2016

Film & Discussion: "The Hunting Ground"

Prelaw Association Film Series Presents
The Hunting Ground
Wednesday April 6, 2016
7pm, Lower Level Gallagher MPR

A 2015 documentary film about alleged incidents of rape on college campuses in the United States. The documentary focuses on two former University of North Carolina students who said that they were raped while enrolled in school and led a campaign to file a Title IX complaint against UNC. 

The films and discussion will focus on the issues often experienced by victims of college sexual assault cases including indifference by university administrators and the or complex academic bureaucracy victims often are forced to navigate to have their claims addressed.

Join us for a Post-Film Panel discussion on the issues of College Sexual Assault with:
  • Dr. Jennifer Beebe (Education)
  • Dr. Dana Radatz (Criminal Justice)
  • Dr. Hope Russell (Women’s Studies)
  • Stephanie Adams (General Legal Counsel for NU)
  • Rachel Sandle (Prevention and Education Specialist, YWCA)
Thx @NiagaraPrelaw

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Career Expo--come get your feet wet!

  • Thursday, March 31, 2016
  • Upper Level Gallagher Center (that place is huge) at Niagara University
  • 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • 80 employers and counting
  • Free, open, walk-in
  • Wear business attire, or at least business-casual
  • Bring a resume... or just a smile and a handshake
  • Freshmen & sophomores--your chance to shine... Introduce yourself to an employer and ask "What do I need to learn/do over the next couple of years to be the person you want to hire?"

Friday, February 12, 2016

Peace! (Corps)

Serving in the U.S. Peace Corps ( is an end unto itself. You get to participate in a program founded in 1961, serving the most pressing needs of people around the world, doing hands-on work that calls for all the energy, commitment and skill you can muster.

However, Peace Corps service can also help you jump to the head of the line in your job-hunt. Yes, you'll gain confidence and people-experience in the Peace Corps. But imagine being able to talk about your work and travels in one of the 63 countries in which volunteers currently serve (in Africa, Latin America, Asia and more) at your job interview!

Join Ms. Anne Tatarsky, our regional Peace Corps representative, on Thursday, February 25:
  • Information table in Gallagher Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Information session in Dunleavy 127 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Faculty and students groups who would like to invite Ms. Tatarsky to meet with them can contact Bob Swanson or Karen Kroetsch at 716.286.8500, or to coordinate times and locations.

Many NU graduates have served in the Peace Corps over the years--this visit is a great opportunity to discuss a meaningful way to apply your passion and skills, and to make yourself highly attractive to employers in the process.

Thanks and a tip o’ the Twitter hat @PeaceCorps and @AnneTatarsky!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bite-sized job hunting advice

The folks at Making Good (who have a vibrant Facebook presence here: have a wonderfully direct question for you:

Where are you at in your job search? Here’s the link:

You get nine simple, colorful tiles to click on, with these headings:
  • Starting
  • Finding my Purpose
  • Overwhelmed
  • Learning New Skills
  • Networking
  • Stuck
  • Applying for Jobs
  • Interviewing
  • Happy

Each tile takes you to smaller steps you can take to advance your job search. Each step gives you a bite-sized strategy or task you can complete. Some have links to other resources; some have templates for emails you can send to accomplish the goals described in the step; all have a brief discussion of what to do, and why it’s worth doing.

For example, under networking you get:
  • Step 28: Map a network (and what that means).
  • Step 29: Practice 4 different ways of introducing yourself.
  • Step 30: Choose 3 events to attend.
  • Step 31: Find your future boss.
  • Step 32: List 20 people who are rethinking your industry.
  • Step 33: Make a company list.