Release Date: August 26, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nearly 100 first-year MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management participated in the Western New York Day of Caring on Aug. 21, bringing the number of UB volunteers to an all-time high.
The event, organized by United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, mobilizes thousands of people to complete hands-on community service projects in the region.
UB MBAs participated as one component of MBA Advantage, the School of Management’s innovative professional development series. Beginning with orientation and continuing throughout the two-year MBA program, MBA Advantage helps students become quickly involved in the team-based learning environment that is the backbone of the UB MBA curriculum and develop skills that others might obtain only through years of corporate experience.
UB has participated for 19 of the past 21 years, and this year’s turnout of 220 UB volunteers was a record, according to Amy Myszka, UB’s volunteer coordinator and director of Wellness and Work/Life Balance.