Please note: The Add/Drop period has been extended to two weeks.  The new Add/Drop deadline is Feb. 7th.

Latest News

Career Fair Season is Gearing Up!

Employers who are registering to recruit at our upcoming career fairs are hiring for internships and full time positions and they are excited to hire UMass students!

Virtual career fairs are your best opportunity to speak one-one with employers 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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Success Toolkit Sp22 Series: Looking for Academic Supports?

from UMass Student Success

The spring schedule features a variety of sessions to help students discover their strengths, learn about strategies, tools, and resources, and reflect on their personal toolkit. Session topics include:

Active Learning & Study Strategies
Time Management …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising Adrian Grace
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Part Time/Full Time Status – Elect before the end of Add/Drop

You can request a change in your status (part time/full time) by logging into SPIRE under Academics > Request Status Change and fill out information.  The change must be done before the end of add/drop of the current semester.

PLEASE …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising Adrian Grace
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Add/Drop Deadline: What to Know

Spring 2022 begins on January 25th and before you know it, the Add/Drop period is ending. For additional information, link here.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Add/Drop has been extended to 2 weeks for Spring 2022. The new Add/Drop deadline is Feb 7 …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising Adrian Grace
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Your Spring Semester Job or Internship Search

Whether you are graduating in May and haven’t found a job yet, or you are an undergrad seeking a summer internship, there is plenty of time, and plenty of opportunities are being posted every day!

And – YOU have to …

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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The SBS Spring Scholarship Cycle is OPEN

SBS has scholarship opportunities to support internships, study abroad, research, and financial need. Log into AcademicWorks for details now. You can also read descriptions here.

Apply by March 1st for the Early Decision Internship opportunity and April 1st for all others.

GPA QUESTIONS? Most SBS opportunities require you …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising Adrian Grace
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Mackenzie Smith ’22 Recognized as Rising Researcher

from the Office of News & Media Relations

Mackenzie Smith ’22 combines psychology and political science in her research, which she presented at her field’s most prestigious conference.

Link here to read more.

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising Adrian Grace
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Undergraduate Major in Public Policy to Launch in Fall

The UMass Amherst School of Public Policy will launch a new undergraduate major in the fall of 2022.

The bachelor’s in public policy is a liberal arts degree based in the social sciences that will provide students a multidisciplinary lens …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising Adrian Grace
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Expert advice: Share your career questions and aspirations with other people

You’re home over break.  You’ve got more time to breathe.  Maybe you are seeing people (while masked) who you don’t see during the semester.  Make the most of this time, and talk to people about what they do, what you …

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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New Internships Being Posted Daily in Handshake

Winter break is a fantastic time to search for and apply for summer internships!  New opportunities are being added all the time.

Of particular note right now, NPR summer internships in all subject areas have deadlines in January.  Also – …

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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Planning to apply for funding for your summer internship?

If you are planning to apply for SBS scholarship money to support your summer internship, summer or fall study abroad, research, or general SBS scholarship support, getting started in Academic Works over break is a great use of your time.

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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Ten Things You Can Do Over Break to Make Progress on Your Internship or Job Search

Winter break is a great time to wind down, take a breather, and decompress after this long, tough semester.  And we can all use all of that this year!

If you are still looking for an internship for the summer, …

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