2018 Program Showcases
Niagara University's Program Showcases are mini-open houses that connect prospective students and their families with current students, alumni and faculty from specific academic programs.
These casual events are excellent opportunities for you to gain knowledge about a subject area that may interest you. You'll also hear how working with our world-class professors will put you on the fast track to personal and professional success.
And if you don't see a major listed here that you're considering, let us know and we'll make special arrangements for you to meet the members of our campus community who experience The Power of Niagara University every single day.
Campus tours are offered prior to all on-campus Program Showcases, beginning at 5:15 p.m.
If you’ve ever thought about becoming a teacher, now is the time. Opportunities in the field of education are growing like never before — New York state alone will need 180,000 new teachers over the next 10 years.
Our College of Education is one of only 10 in the state to hold prestigious CAEP accreditation (bonus: it’s also accredited in Ontario!). Unlike most colleges, undergraduates at NU are admitted into the program during their very first semester and participate in at least nine internships before they graduate. Graduate students can earn a master’s degree and be certified to teach in as little as one year.
Attend our Program Showcase to learn more about what distinguishes teacher education at Niagara and why our graduates are “Ready on Day 1.”
Oct. 15 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Niagara University, Bisgrove Hall Atrium
Featured Speaker: Mr. Andrew Auer
Principal, Lewiston-Porter Middle School
Nov. 14 | 6-7:30 p.m.
RIT Inn and Conference Center, Rochester, N.Y.
Nursing & Pre-Health Professions
Nursing & Pre-Health ProfessionsDetails:
Oct. 22 | 6-8 p.m.
Niagara University, Golisano Science Center
Featured Speaker: Michael W. Cropp, M.D., MBA
President and CEO, Independent Health
Learn how Niagara University will put you on the pathway to a rewarding career in a healthcare-related profession.
Our fully accredited School of Nursing has prepared thousands of the world’s leading caregivers since 1946. Its state-of-the-art Skills Lab and Simulation Center offer hands-on opportunities for students to manage patient encounters in a risk-free, virtual reality environment. We maintain partnerships with many prominent healthcare providers, a major reason why our graduates enjoy a 100 percent job placement rate.
You can also take advantage of our pre-health professions program, designed for students interested in dentistry, human or veterinary medicine, pharmacy or optometry. Our well-connected faculty proactively track your academic progress and coordinate internship opportunities to ensure that you have a strong foundation for professional school, or other graduate-level education in the health professions.
Oct. 23 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall
Featured Speaker: Mr. Darin Schultz
Special Agent & Recruiter, FBI
Darin will discuss career opportunities at the FBI or other criminal justice agencies.
Students who enroll in our criminal justice programs have one-on-one access to an outstanding cadre of professors who are experts in areas such as domestic violence, sentencing, the death penalty, law enforcement, street gangs, gun violence and the corrections system.
We maintain excellent relationships with local, state and federal criminal justice agencies – such as the FBI and Border Patrol – and we are the only four-year, private college in New York to host a full-time police academy. The opportunities are endless for students to partner with faculty on applied research that assists local authorities in crime mapping, racial discrimination and more.
Undergrads can earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as five years. Meanwhile, our graduate degree program can be completed in one year – and experienced criminal justice practitioners even receive a preferred tuition rate.
Nov. 1 | 6-7:30 p.m.
(716) Food and Sport, Buffalo, N.Y.
Our all-star lineup of industry connections and experiential learning opportunities helps sport management students secure high-level positions with professional sports organizations and athletic departments, and in recreation, event and facility management. Our students have worked at the Super Bowl, MLB Spring Training and various NCAA championship events.
As the only university in the country to own and operate a minor league baseball team, our students are able to sharpen their skills in marketing, branding, promotions, concession operations, public relations and social media.
We also have a unique educational partnership with Pegula Sports and Entertainment – owners of the Buffalo Bills, Sabres and numerous major facilities – and our campus is home to an NCAA Division I athletic program. Suffice it to say, when you graduate from Niagara, you’re very well-equipped for all of the exciting opportunities in the sport industry.
Nov. 10 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Niagara University, Leary Theatre
Dec. 8 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Niagara University, Leary Theatre
Niagara University, as one of the oldest professional theatre training programs in the region, is well known for preparing students for showstopping careers that take them from Broadway to Hollywood. Through one-on-one mentorship with our renowned faculty, you’ll gain confidence – both onstage and backstage – throughout every stage of your experiential learning process.
Since 1964, NU Theatre has proudly entertained and educated audiences through a variety of annual productions, from classical and contemporary plays to traditional musicals and new works. You’ll achieve a heightened sense of purpose due to a diverse production schedule that provides an artistic playground for the growth and development of our student artists. Moreover, our accomplished alumni – men and women with credits from Broadway, international tours, film, TV and radio – will offer you clarity of direction for the exciting future that awaits you.
During our Program Showcase, you’ll be able to learn more about our unique theatre programs, connect with faculty and current students and even participate in mini-masterclasses!
Each student who attends will receive two free tickets to a 2018-2019 NU Theatre production.
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Hospitality & Tourism ManagementDetails:
Nov. 15 | 6-8 p.m.
Park Country Club*, Williamsville, N.Y.
(*no denim, please)
When it comes to experiential learning, our internationally renowned College of Hospitality and Tourism Management is among the best – anywhere.
The first in the world to offer a bachelor’s degree in tourism, the college is a founding member of the Hotel Schools of Distinction, a global network of premier higher-ed institutions. Our student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America has been ranked No. 1 in the country for an astounding nine years (and counting).
We offer opportunities to study abroad in more than 30 countries, and students can earn a dual degree from NU and the highly regarded International University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
Our students have participated in internships aboard cruise ships and at the Super Bowl and other major sports and tourism venues.
Nov. 28 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Customer Solution Studio @ Rich’s, Buffalo, N.Y.
Featured Speaker: Mr. Rocco Surace, ’77
Partner, The Bonadio Group
Niagara University’s College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International, a hallmark of excellence earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools. This means that you’ll graduate with the confidence in knowing that the skills you’ve obtained in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, MBA or any one of our other outstanding business concentrations are highly coveted by employers.
Clarity of direction comes from our accomplished and engaged faculty who will prepare you with real-world experiences like managing an investment fund and participating in foreign study, internships and out-of-classroom activities. By coupling entrepreneurialism with community service, you’ll also gain a heightened sense of purpose to learn, lead and service with integrity.
And once you’ve earned a bachelor’s degree, you can add an MBA from Niagara in as little as one year. Attend our Program Showcase to find out why Niagara is internationally recognized in undergraduate and graduate business education.
Dec. 3 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Niagara University, Dunleavy Hall, Room 127
Featured Speaker: Courtney Corbetta, ’15
“AM Buffalo” Co-Host/Feature Reporter, WKBW-TV Ch. 7
Are you interested in journalism, film, public relations, advertising and social media marketing? NU’s communication studies program gives students a hands-on experience where they will develop the skills to produce professional-quality content in a variety of challenging and rewarding media industries.
Gain confidence and clarity of direction by writing for our student newspaper, the Niagara Wire, or by being a part of the production team on “The Ridge Report,” our student-run newscast. Perhaps you’d like to run a PR campaign for a local nonprofit or tour international media facilities in England – at NU, there’s a course for that!
With access to internships at TV stations, athletics organizations, advertising firms and more, you’ll achieve a heightened sense of purpose by working alongside leading industry professionals. Our award-winning faculty members will mentor you, both in the classroom and as club advisors, as they represent the student-centered approach that makes NU a premier teaching institution.