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Summer Tutoring with the LRC

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is offering tutoring for Summer Session I and Summer Session II Courses.

All summer tutoring appointments are virtual. You will need to set up a tutoring session through Navigate. The Zoom link for your tutoring …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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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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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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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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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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Time on your hands this summer? Try our Virtual Job Simulations and build valuable skills employers are seeking.

If you’ve got time this summer and are getting bored, check out our Forage Virtual Job Simulations. Real-world well known companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Accenture, lululemon, BCG, and RedBull, just to name a few, have created opportunities for …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Alternatives to being in Amherst for the fall

If you are a student who is caught up in the housing shortage, we want you to know that you have options other than taking a semester off or transferring.

Internships for Credit

Doing an internship for credit during the …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Did you know? Select your preferences to get the info you want!

The newsletter you are reading right now is generated by our SBS Pathways website, based on what we know about you, like you major, and your class year. You can further curate the information you receive by “following” different career …

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: Tell us what you are doing!

Seniors: Are you still looking? (a lot of you are!) Do you have a job lined up? Are you going to graduate school? Doing a Year of Service? Serving in the Military? Let us know! The SBS First Destination Survey

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Resource of the Week: Focus2 Self-Assessment

Focus2 is an online assessment system that will help you develop a picture of your personal strengths, interests, needs, and preferences, and help you develop a career plan. It can also help you to narrow down your selection of a …

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