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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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It’s Career Fair Season – are you ready?

Starting in mid-September, the fall UMass career fair season gets underway.

Of particular note to SBS majors are the Isenberg Virtual Career Day, on Sept. 28th, the Tech Jobs & Internships Fair (both in-person) on Oct. 6th, and our Innovation …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Fake job offers are on the rise – Spotting Fraudulent Employers

Protect Yourself from Scams

Every year, job scam emails make the rounds, with fake employers attempting to pray on students who just want to earn some money.  We heard this morning from several students who have received emails from fraudulent …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Things I Wish I’d Known: advice from SBS juniors, seniors, and new grads

Figuring out college and life can be challenging!  But some things can be made a little easier, and here, some of our favorite students offer words of wisdom.

“Don’t worry about having it all figured out right away. It can …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Can’t Wait to See You!

Whether you are a returning student, or you are new to UMass and SBS, we’re excited to have you on campus and to see you in the SBS Pathways Center!

Come visit us in 128 Thompson for help with add/drop, …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Mark your calendars for upcoming internship and job fairs and events, plus info on getting a campus job

Whether you are looking for a local fall internship or job, or a full time job for after graduation, this list of upcoming fairs and events is for you!

You can check out the lists of employers by clicking the …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Juniors and Seniors: send us your resumes!

It’s hard to believe, but there are just a few more weeks before the fall semester starts!

If you are interested in working in business, finance, or tech, the recruiting season for next summer’s internships and full time jobs starting …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Virtual Job Simulations – a Day in the Life

Here’s just one example of the kinds of virtual job simulations available for free from Forage.

The BCG Center for Climate & Sustainability partners with businesses and governments to help them transform commitments into action and build a decarbonized, more …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Business/Finance/Tech sectors recruiting starts now for both summer ’23 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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Looking to build skills this summer? Try these fantastic Job Simulations we’re offering via Forage & uConnect.

There is often a gap between the classroom and the world of work. Forage helps bridge that gap by offering top employers a platform to provide real-world job simulations for students.  Explore different types of jobs, find your career fit …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Ambivalence – It’s normal in a new internship or job!

Have you started a new job or internship that you were excited about?  Are you starting to be less excited?  Maybe feeling disillusioned?  It wasn’t what you expected, maybe you don’t know how to do some things and that feels …

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