Spring Break: Rest, have some fun, and spend an hour or two on your job or internship search

You’ve just about made it to spring break!

We know you are looking forward to getting away, sleeping in, and having some well-deserved R&R time.

During your time off, if you find yourself mindlessly doom scrolling and feeling bad about it, take a break from social media, and do a little thinking about / moving forward with your job or internship search.  What might that look like?  Here are some ideas.  Just pick one or two!

  • Check out our resume guide and samples and see if yours is in line with these.
  • Learn about different industries by exploring our Career Communities.
  • Create an account on ConnectUMass and start exploring the alumni who have posted their profiles and may be good resources for you as you explore your options.
  • Take a look at our Informational Interviewing and Networking guides, and find an alum you would like to ask for an informational interview.
  • Request an informational interview with someone you know, or with someone you are interested in learning from. (see bullet point above)
  • Find two jobs/internships in Handshake that you want to apply for, and start preparing your resume and cover letter.
  • Make an appointment with one of your SBS career advisors for when you get back to campus.
  • Attend the March 16th, in-person Boston Area Employers Internship Fair at Mount Ida .
  • Attend the March 16th in-person Night of Connections event with alumni who want to be a resources for you, at Mount Ida. (see bullet 4 to prepare)

But before you do any of those things, congratulate yourself for getting this far, appreciate your successes, learn from your failures, and go get some rest. 😴

And have a great break!

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences