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UBRAA Launches Professional Network Program

The UBRAA is proud to announce the launch of a new Professional Network Program to connect current UB Rugby students with UB Rugby alumni working professsionally in their chosen field of interest.

UB Rugby '22 seniors w/UBRAA Board
UB Rugby class of '22 seniors w/the UBRAA Board

What we did:

Over the summer the UBRAA conducted a survey of the current team to learn about their academic and career objectives as well as identify interest in professional networking and development support that alumni can offer. 32 students that played last year responded.


What did we learn?

Exercise Science, Engineering and Business were the top 3 Majors, followed by Accounting, Communications and Geology.

Breakdown of UB Rugby players current majors
UB Rugby breakdown of majors

What career paths is the team interested post graduation?

The majors above will prepare these students to pursue a broad range of career interests, including:

  • Physical Therapist

  • Engineer across multiple disciplines

  • IT Professional/Computer Scientist

  • Accountant, Financial Advisor

  • Sports/Media Journalist

  • Lawyer, Doctor, Teacher/Educator

How can you as an alumni help?

We are looking for alumni who work in the fields identified above to connect the students to opportunities in your organizations, to offer career guidance or to be a mentor.

Survey Responses by requeste area of need and major
Survey responses by area of need / major

Call to Action:

If you or your company would like to support this initiative, please contact

UBRAA member Paul Schenkel '84 (paul.schenkel@hotmail.com) or UBRAA President Pete Mancuso '07 (pmancuso1@gmail.com).


We will formally launch the program during this year's Parents Weekend October 1st and work through the school year to match alumni with UB Rugby student athletes.

 

The UBRAA is registered with the New York State Department of State as a not-for-profit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.


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