Tips from an International Transfer Student: Navigating UMass

Hello! My name is Patricia Pasin, and I am an international transfer student. Before I begin this post, I want to remind you that you are great! I hope this post is going to be a helpful resource for you.

By Patricia Pasin
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It’s Majors Week!

Whether you are an exploratory track student seeking a major, or an already declared student who is still exploring, Majors Week is for you!

SBS majors (and majors across campus) are holding info sessions and open houses this week throughout …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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Short-term Paid Project Work with Paragon One – Skill/Resume Builders

Has it been tough to gain experience and hence, build your resume during the pandemic?  Here’s a great way to get some experience and differentiate yourself.

Paragon One partners with employers to offer paid “externships” to students.  Externships are a …

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

Before we move into Spring 2022 Registration, please take a moment to check your Spire Student Center.

You’ll find these important boxes on the right side of the page:

Holds – Look here to see if you need to complete …

By Adrian Grace
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UMass Amherst to host MA Appellate Court: Students Invited to Attend

MA Appellate Court at UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst is once again hosting the state Appeals Court on campus as they hear 6 oral arguments. The Appeals Court is a court of general appellate jurisdiction, which means that the justices review …

By Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell Associate Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS Rebecca Bell
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A Look Back at My SBS in DC Experience: Lizette Sta. Maria

In her latest blog post, Admissions blogger Lizette Sta. Maria reflects on her time in the SBS in DC program this past summer.

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My cohort waves goodbye to me

It’s been a month since I pulled an all-nighter—struggling to …

By Lizette Sta. Maria
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How I Chose My Major: Peer Advising Intern Tamar Stollman

Still exploring majors? Thinking about adding a major or switching from one to another?
Senior Tamar Stollman, a Peer Advising Intern in the SBS Pathways Center, tells us about the path she took:

Beginning my senior year at UMass, I …

By Tamar Stollman
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Welcome to the Pathways Center!

Pushing open the heavy doors of Thompson Hall, it can be so easy to feel lost on campus. What am I doing here? Why don’t I love my classes? What clubs should I join? How do I start planning for …

By Tamar Stollman
Tamar Stollman Peer Advising Intern
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Get the most out of the new SBS Pathways website by selecting your preferences!

We encourage you to explore the variety of content areas on our new SBS Pathways website, whether exploring academics, checking out our various Career Communities to learn all about different industries, learning about our Signature Programs like the Academic Fellows …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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#WhySBS Contest – Get creative and give us your best tagline!

We’re seeking taglines and descriptions of why SBS / the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences is such a great place, and why incoming students should want to come join us and one of our majors!
Prizes will be offered to …
By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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