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SBS Shadows Student Registration Is Open! Shadow an alum at work over winter break.

Now’s the time!

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

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Tips for Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break is right around the corner!! It is a great opportunity to give your mind and spirit a well deserved reprieve from the grind of the semester. It’s a great opportunity to rest, regroup, and begin your preparation for …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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Here comes the dreaded “So what are your plans for after graduation?” question!

As break and the holidays approach, many of you will be around folks who care about you and haven’t seen you in a while.  They want to catch up, and in a well-meaning effort to make conversation, they may ask …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Spend the spring in Boston doing an internship for credit!

SBS in Boston is still open to students who are interested in spending the spring in the Boston area, interning for credit, and taking a professional development course with a cohort of your peers. Participants have the option of living …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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SBS Shadows Student Registration Is Now Open! Shadow an alum at work over winter break.

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

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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All my friends say…

Are you a senior in SBS, and lots of your friends in CICS or Isenberg are deep in the job application/interviewing process, or already have accepted offers?

Are you feeling stressed by this?  Take a breath, and then take note:

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Innovation & Impact VIRTUAL Career Fair student registration NOW OPEN!

The Innovation & Impact Virtual Career Fair is next Wednesday afternooon and there will be employers at the fair specifically looking for SBS majors! We have 56 registered employers hiring for both jobs and internships. Students can begin booking their …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Metacognition: The Key to Academic Excellence

Here are some important take aways from our time with Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire, author of Teach Students How to Learn.

Metacognition is the process of thinking about your own thinking and being consciously aware of yourself as a problem solver. …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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Don’t miss our SBS in Boston, SBS in DC and SBS Shadows program info sessions this month!

SBS in DC, SBS in Boston, and SBS Shadows info sessions and drop-in hours are all happening this month!

Join us to learn about these opportunities to explore careers, develop professional skills, and move forward along your career path.

Still …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Something we all can use: free basic Excel Skills training for business (compliments of Goldman Sachs & Forage)

No matter what your preferred industry is, this basic Excel training will be useful to you in your work, in your classes, and will be valued by future employers.

Gain the basic Excel skills professionals in business & finance use …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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How Do You Prep for a Virtual Career Fair? Here’s Handshake’s Handy Guide

In a school year unlike any other, Handshake’s new virtual career fairs are your ticket to getting hired remotely. With a bit of advanced preparation for your first virtual fair, you’ll be ready to wow recruiters from behind your screen! …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Why apply to SBS in DC: What I learned

Looking back to three years ago, I remember sitting in my freshman year dorm talking to one of my RA’s about the opportunities provided at UMass. I remember her explicitly telling me to apply to the SBS in DC program. …

By Nia Hyppolite
Nia Hyppolite Sociology '23
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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.

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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

M 9am - 5pm
T 9am - 5pm
W 9am - 5pm
TH 9am - 5pm
F 9am - 5pm