School of Management Alumni Association (SOMAA) is comprised of graduates who are actively involved in helping students achieve success throughout their academic careers and into the business world after graduation.
SOMAA provides students access to a powerful global network of resources. As an MBA student, you have access to the wealth of experience of thousands of UB graduates throughout the world – nearly 38,000 School of Management and more than 230,000 UB alumni.
Networking events sponsored by the alumni association are offered through the Office of Alumni Engagement and External Relations in collaboration with Career Resource Center (CRC) and the Graduate Programs Office. Alumni provide you with a direct link into the global business community, putting you ahead of the competition for internships and jobs.
Many alumni volunteer their time to speak directly with students and recent graduates and offer guidance, insight and support, from improving your leadership skills, to connecting you with employment opportunities.
Each year, SOMAA awards a renewable scholarship ranging from $7500 to $18,500 per year, to an incoming MBA student.
After completing MBA Advantage in January, you can join the “UB School of Management MentorLink” LinkedIn group. Alumni in the group who have joined want to share their experience, knowledge and career insights with students.
Alumni bring their experience, success and practical knowledge to campus in a variety of ways including the Conversations with an Executive and Coffee Cup Conversation speaker series, judging case competitions, involvement with LeaderCORE, in-class presentations and more.
During the early spring semester, a student-alumni networking event takes place in NYC. It is geared towards preparing and connecting students with alumni for potential internship and employment opportunities.
Many alumni recruit graduates for internships and employment opportunities. Sign up and regularly check BizLink to stay informed.
SOMAA provides discounted and free tickets to attend certain student-alumni networking events.
In addition, SOMAA supports students through contributions to: personalized student business cards, on-campus speakers, MBA Preview Day, BizLink and MentorLink and more.
For more information: Office of Alumni Engagement and External Relations, UB School of Management, 150 Jacobs Management Center, 716-645-3224