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SBS Funding for Early Decision Summer Internships

SBS offers financial support for SBS students who will complete unpaid or underpaid internships during summer 2023. * Please note, the Early Decision round is for students with confirmed internships offers only. SBS in DC participants are welcome to apply.

Candidates must …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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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 a 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
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Winter Skill Building Program Update

There is still time to tell us you are interested in our winter break skill building program.

SBS Careers invites you to join us remotely for a structured, self-guided professional skill building program, so you can gain the skills employers …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Winter Skill Building Program, with SBS Careers

Winter break is long this year!  Are you wondering how to use that time?

SBS Careers invites you to join us remotely for a structured, self-guided professional skill building program, so you can gain the skills employers seek.

Lululemon, JP …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Wrap up the semester well and make yourself proud!

Sometimes, when it’s crunch time with your academics, it’s OK to take a break from the job or internship search and focus on the task at hand.  Finish out your semester in a strong and focused way that will make …

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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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