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Think You Can’t Afford to Do a Summer Internship? Apply for funding now, then search for an internship – knowing you’ll have up to $6000

You know you need an internship to get the hands-on experience employers expect from college graduates. But how can you afford to do that when you need to make money this summer?

SBS wants you to pursue your interests and …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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Why take SOC BEHAV 250: College to Careers?

What past students have said:
“I felt comfortable enough with myself and my goals to apply for an internship this semester, and I received the position!”
“I had no idea how to start a resume, I did not know what …
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Key into Public Service Scholarship

The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society, now invites applications for the Society’s undergraduate scholarship program connecting promising arts and sciences students with opportunities in public service.
The Key into Public Service Scholarship will award …
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SBS Shadows registration is now open. Spend a day over winter break at work with an alum!

There’s nothing quite like getting out into the world of work, seeing spaces, speaking with alumni, and getting a sense of what things are like in a particular company or organization.  It’s a good way to think about what kind …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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Connect UMass First-Generation Students and Alumni Group Launch

UMass is creating a way for current first-generation students to connect with first-generation alums through Connect UMass.

Join us on Wednesday, November 10th at 4pm via Zoom to launch this project. For more information, watch this video.

 

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HEERF III Financial Hardship Grant

The university is now accepting undergraduate student applications for financial assistance through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III. Per federal regulations, this financial assistance is only available to undergraduate students who are enrolled during the Fall 2021 semester.

Applications …

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Coming your way soon: SBS Shadows! Spend a day over winter break with an alum in their workplace

Students: The SBS Shadows program provides one-day job shadowing experiences that give you the opportunity to spend time with alumni or other hosts in their place of work. Through observation and conversation, you will learn more about a profession, receive …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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Get the most out of the new SBS Pathways website by selecting your preferences!

We encourage you to explore the variety of content areas on our new SBS Pathways website, whether exploring academics, checking out our various Career Communities to learn all about different industries, learning about our Signature Programs like the Academic Fellows …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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Hot Tip: You Have Free Access to Microsoft Office through UMass

Google docs are nice, but sheesh – that formatting can be a bear sometimes – especially when you are trying to write a resume.  Things are so much easier with Word!

Do yourself a favor and download Microsoft Office for …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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SBS in DC Info Sessions & Office Hours!

Are you curious to learn more about SBS in DC? We invite you to come to an info session or drop by our office hours to learn more about this program for SBS Sophomores and Juniors (and Dec 2022 grads). …

By Rebecca Bell
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Welcome to the fall 2021 semester at SBS!

Watch the video below for a welcome message from your new dean, R. Karl Rethemeyer.

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Fake job offers are on the rise – Spotting Fraudulent Employers

Protect Yourself from Scams

In the last few weeks, we’ve heard from several students who have received emails from fraudulent or fake employers.  Fortunately, none of them fell for the scam!

An employer that seems “fraudulent” or illegitimate should be …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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Undergraduate Career Outcomes

The SBS Office of Career & Professional Development annually surveys graduating seniors in order to provide a snapshot of their post-graduation plans.  The survey begins just prior to graduation, and continues until six months after graduation.  Our data collection process is guided by the industry standard put forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and includes information collected by the SBS Office of Career & Professional Development, the Office of Institutional Research at UMass Amherst, and by various academic departments, as well as from information that is made publicly available by students.  The SBS undergraduate outcomes knowledge rate for 2020 was 60%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

The SBS Office of Career & Professional Development annually surveys graduating seniors in order to provide a snapshot of their post-graduation plans.  The survey begins just prior to graduation, and continues until six months after graduation.  Our data collection process is guided by the industry standard put forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and includes information collected by the SBS Office of Career & Professional Development, the Office of Institutional Research at UMass Amherst, and by various academic departments, as well as from information that is made publicly available by students.  The SBS undergraduate outcomes knowledge rate for 2020 was 60%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Starting Salary
  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

First Destination

SBS graduates pursue a range of plans after graduation, including employment, continuing education, and volunteering/service, among others.  This graph depicts what recent SBS graduates tell us they are doing within six months after graduation.

Contact & Location

Phone
(413) 577-1057
Address

128 Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003

SBS Pathways Center Hours

M 8:30am - 5pm
T 8:30am - 5pm
W 8:30am - 5pm
TH 10:00am - 5pm
F 8:30am - 5pm