Applications for Community Scholars Program are 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 Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell Associate Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS
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13 Careers in Law (Without Being a Lawyer)

Interested in the legal industry but unsure about wanting to attend law school? Some of the best careers in law allow you to explore different areas of the legal sector without becoming an attorney. Legal careers like paralegal and electronic …

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Spring 2024 Law-related Courses

Every semester, we provide this list of the amazing array of law-related and law-adjacent courses that might be of interest to students considering legal careers. Some of these courses are squarely focused on the law. Others are more in the …

By Diane Curtis
Diane Curtis Pre-Law Advisor & Senior Lecturer
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20+ Business Analyst Skills for Your Resume in 2023

Business analysts bridge the gap between business and information technology (IT), helping companies make better and more informed data-driven decisions. The most crucial business analyst skills include a mix of technical abilities and interpersonal skills — a successful analyst must be …

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Product Manager vs. Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

While a product manager vs. project manager job may seem like the same career, there are actually several differences. While it’s true that one manages products and the other projects, there’s much more to it.

So, what’s the difference between …

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Business Analyst vs. Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

You may have decided your career path lies in business, but you aren’t sure exactly what you want to do. While you enjoy examining data and drawing conclusions, you also like following through and making sure certain projects are complete. …

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20+ Top Fintech Companies of 2023

The top fintech companies use technology to automate or improve financial services. But what are fintech companies and what do they really do?

Some well-known companies, like Mastercard and Visa, are considered fintech businesses because they rely on technology to …

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It’s Career Fair Season – are you ready?

Career fairs are one of your best opportunities to speak directly to a recruiter.  Whether you are looking for internships or full-time jobs, this is a chance you don’t want to miss.

Starting in mid-September, the fall UMass career fair …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Fall Employer Recruiting Starts This Month

Whether you are a senior preparing for the job search, or a student thinking ahead to summer internships, please review the recruiting timeline below for the timelines of the different industries.

The corporate sector tends to do bulk of their …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Hedge Fund vs. Private Equity: What’s the Difference?

The main difference between a hedge fund vs. private equity firm is the types of investments they make. Private equity firms typically invest in private companies and see returns on investment by improving the company’s profits. On the other hand, …

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