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SBS Academic Success Toolkit Series

Academic Success Workshops

The Pathways Center is committed to your success!! Staff from the Center will be offering a series of workshops to help you to explore your strengths, identify and utilize strategies, tools and resources, and reflect on your personal …

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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SBS Award for Early Decision Summer Internships

SBS offers financial support for SBS students who will complete unpaid or underpaid internships during summer 2024. * 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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LeBovidge Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Funded by Alan and Carol LeBovidge, this scholarship supports an undergraduate student who is working as a research assistant with a UMass Amherst faculty member in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences during the summer 24 or Fall 24 …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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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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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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Spring semester at Mount Ida survey

We’re gathering information to determine the level of interest for a spring 2024 semester at Mount Ida. If you are interested in living at Mount Ida in the spring, doing an internship for credit, and taking a couple of classes …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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SBS in DC Semester Program

Have you heard?  SBS in DC will now be a semester-based program starting in Fall 2024!

Credits? Earn 12-15 credits for the semester

Deadlines? Applications will be due in January 2024 (more info to come)

Cost? The cost will be …

By Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell Associate Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS
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New Leadership Opportunity – SBS Ambassador Program

The Pathways Center is excited to launch a new Ambassador Pilot Program to help develop new SBS student leaders. These leaders will work with the Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the Pathways Center and the Director of Student Success …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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The Key to Academic Excellence: YOU!

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire, author of Teach Students How to Learn, describes metacognition as the process of thinking about your own thinking and being consciously aware of yourself as a problem solver. We all struggle with procrastination, and she suggests …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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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