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Summer appointments with the SBS career team!

Whether you are a graduating senior, or a junior getting ready for the fall recruiting cycle, or a student who just wants to discuss your options and explore, your SBS career advisors are on duty in the summer, and available …

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

SBS Seniors – can you believe it? You are almost done! 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? …

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

Earn Credit & De-Stress Your Career Planning!

Learn: How To Get Internships And Jobs
Build: Your Network
Create: a Polished Resume, Cover letter & LinkedIn Profile
Get: Expert Advice in a Student-Friendly Setting

Register for this highly useful and popular …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Application for Community Scholars Program NOW OPEN

Now more than ever, students might be seeking an opportunity to work on issues of social change.  Mounting and intersecting crises are deepening inequality and suffering in the U.S. and across the globe. Thankfully, there are many examples of resistance, …

By Andrea Lydick
Andrea Lydick
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Winter Break Skill Building Program, with SBS Careers

Winter break is around the corner and is a long 6+ weeks.  Are you wondering how to use that time?

Your SBS Career team invites you to join us virtually for a structured, self-guided professional skill building program, so you …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Drop in Resume Reviews in 128 Thompson!

SBS students, did you know that you can drop in and get your resume reviewed by a peer intern in the Pathways Center!?

Come by 128 Thompson Mon-Thurs between 10am-4pm or Friday 10am-12pm and one of our trained peers will …

By Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell Associate Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS
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Jobs and Internships in International Relations

As a social and behavioral sciences major, you are gaining the knowledge and understanding of why and how the world works, and doesn’t work. And when things out there get crazy, you are perfectly positioned to take that knowledge and …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Spring semester at Mount Ida survey

We’re gathering information to determine the level of interest for a spring 2024 semester at Mount Ida. If you are interested in living at Mount Ida in the spring, doing an internship for credit, and taking a couple of classes …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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What Is Career Readiness?

Being able to succeed in the workplace isn’t just about completing day-to-day tasks — it’s about working with others, managing your workload, communicating your results, and building your career. All of those skills are known as career readiness. 

Career readiness …

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Resource of the Week: Forage – Virtual Job Simulations from real employers

You can build your employability, and experience what it’s like to work at a range of world-leading companies, all from the comfort of
home!

Get a free taste of industry experience by completing short, real world, company-backed online projects provided …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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What Are Critical Thinking Skills?

In the workplace, we’re constantly bombarded with new information to sort through and find solutions. Employers want to hire people who are good at analyzing these facts and coming to rational conclusions — otherwise known as critical thinking skills. Critical …

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Business/Finance/Tech sectors recruiting starts now for both summer ’24 and seniors graduating in May

Different industries recruit at different times of year!

If you are seeking a career in the business and/or tech sectors, start paying attention NOW, and getting your materials ready to apply for job and internship opportunities in the next few …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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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 2023 was 80%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

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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

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm