- Major: Business Administration
- Hometown: Queens, New York
From his very first visit to the University at Buffalo, Evan Hamberger knew he was going to get a great education. But, if the mood should strike, he wanted to be able to play Frisbee, too.
Activities like rock climbing help Evan stay balanced.
At UB, Evan found the total college experience he sought. Not only could he study at a highly regarded public research university, but he would be immersed in one of the nation’s most diverse campuses, two factors that were very important to him. On top of that, he noticed that UB students knew how to have fun. At other universities Evan visited, the signs of stress were clearly visible on the faces of the undergrads. Not so at UB.
“People were having fun here,” Evan said. “I wanted the experience of living in the dorms. I wanted to throw Frisbees on the lawn like everybody else. I came to Spring Open House, and that was it. I was sold.”
Finding balance between work and play has been a key for Evan. Away from the books, he’s found time to go rock climbing, explore Niagara Falls and join the Schussmeisters ski club. And over the summer months, his activities have included a trip to Malaysia to visit a friend and a sky dive adventure over Buffalo.
But, UB has been much more than fun and games for Evan. A scholar in the University Honors College, he interned with RDF Media, a media production company in New York City; served as a teaching assistant and tour guide for honors; and was inducted into Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity. In addition, he participated in community service projects at the Buffalo Zoo, the Food Bank of Western New York, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity. The tools and confidence Evan gained from those efforts inspired him to run for the SUNY Student Assembly and eventually helped him land a spot upon graduation in a management development program at Northrup Grumman.
Evan and friends smile for the camera.
“What I learned from these experiences is how to think outside the box. There’s more going on, more going on in the city, and in the world, than what happens here on campus.”
“Finding a job in the field that I want is the best way to confirm that I made the right decision in coming to UB,” Evan said. “I’ve made great friends in college, had great times, and now I am going to start a great job. I don’t think there is anything else I could want from my higher education.”
Last updated: January 17, 2014 11:16 am EST