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Congratulations, Graduates!

UMass Amherst Class of 2022 – you did it!!!  We’re so proud of you and of all you have accomplished during your time at UMass – both in-person and remotely!

This has been a truly unprecedented time to be a …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Good news for college seniors: The job market is booming – NPR Morning Edition

College graduates are entering a hot labor market with national data showing employers are significantly boosting recruitment. Many seniors are accepting job offers months before they graduate.

A MARTINEZ, HOST:

All right. Just about to graduate from college and looking …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Seniors: What’s next for you?

SBS Seniors – congratulations on your upcoming graduation!  YOU DID IT!  What an accomplishment!  Now it’s time to tell us – what are your plans?

Are you still figuring it out? Let us know!

Have you been accepted to grad …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Summer Research Fellowship Opportunity!

The UMass Center for Justice, Law, and Societies and the Academic Fellows Program invites students to apply for our inaugural summer undergraduate research fellowship. All participating students will earn $5000 of summer funding, working approximately 30 hours each week for …

By Felicia Griffin-Fennell
Felicia Griffin-Fennell Director of Academic Fellows Program & Lecturer in Sociology
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ONSA Offering Spring Info Sessions on the Fulbright Program

UMass Amherst’s Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA) is offering spring info sessions on the Fulbright U.S Student Program and other postgraduate scholarships.
In our Fulbright General Info Session, ONSA advisors will cover general overviews including types of Fulbright grants, …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising
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Short Term Loans: DOSO

The Dean of Students Office extends Short Term Loans (up to $500) to matriculated undergraduates and (up to $1000) to graduate students for temporary financial emergencies, hardship, or unforeseen personal/family emergencies. To apply, please submit a completed Short Term Loan …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising
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Spring Break: Rest, have some fun, and spend an hour or two on your job or internship search

You’ve just about made it to spring break!

We know you are looking forward to getting away, sleeping in, and having some well-deserved R&R time.

During your time off, if you find yourself mindlessly doom scrolling and feeling bad about …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Ukraine Crisis Drop-In Support Space

2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 | via Zoom

Join CCPH in this supportive space for UMass students to connect and share about how the Ukraine war is impacting them.

Pre-register here for Zoom link.

By Center for Counseling & Psychological Health
Center for Counseling & Psychological Health
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Customize Your SBS Pathways Weekly Email Content!

Every Wednesday at around 11:00 am, you receive a newsy email from the SBS Pathways Center!  It contains information on upcoming events, jobs and internships, articles of interest, student stories, etc.

YOU have the ability to curate the content that …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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APPLY NOW: SBS Spring Scholarship Cycle

SBS scholarship opportunities support internships, study abroad, research, financial need and more. 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 to …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising
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It’s time for SBS Resumania! Career Fair registration is coming – make sure you are ready!

Career Fair season is upon us!  When you register for the virtual fair, employers will be able to see your resume.  Make sure it is in good shape and ready to go.  Think your resume is ready?  That’s great, and …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Ruth E. Carter to Offer Keynote at CHC Annual Black Heritage Month Celebration

From Inside UMass Weekly

Costume design visionary Ruth E. Carter will be giving the keynote lecture for the Commonwealth Honors College Annual Black Heritage Month Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. Her talk, titled “From …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising
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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 2021 was just shy of 60%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Starting Salary
  • Job Titles
  • 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

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