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SBS Funding for Unpaid Internships – deadline April 15

Unpaid internship? Who can afford that? There is still time to apply for internship funding for your unpaid or underpaid summer internship! You DO NOT need to have a confirmed internship to apply for funding, you just have to be …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Seniors – Get Smart About Money before you head out into the world!

The SBS career team is sponsoring a Smart About Money (SAM) session specifically for seniors on Tuesday, April 16th at 5:00 pm in the SBS Pathways Center, in 128 Thompson.

The SAM Team will be covering:

Please register to let …

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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SBS Undergraduate Research Symposium

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium will showcase the research of SBS students from all 13 departments. The Symposium is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to present the research they are engaged in as part of …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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Thomas R. Will Scholarship Award – Criminal Justice

Supporting students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences who have a criminal justice, law enforcement, or military background or focus. Preference will be given to students with financial need as determined by UMass Amherst. Additional preference will be …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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Ansin Study Abroad Scholarship Award

Are you interested in studying abroad this summer or during the Fall semester? Are you concerned about the cost? The Ron Ansin scholarship is for students with financial need who are interested in exploring another part of the world through …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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SBS Financial Aid Scholarship

The SBS Financial Aid Award is funded by multiple donors and supports SBS students who have demonstrated financial need as verified by the Financial Aid Office and who have good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0+.

The scholarship committee will review applications on a case …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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SBS Award for Summer Internships

This scholarship award supports SBS students who will complete internships during the summer ’24 semester. Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Students can apply …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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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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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 2022 was 70%, 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