Author Archives: Carol Sharick

What’s a Phone Screen? Here’s What You Need to Know Before That “Quick Chat” With the Recruiter

So you got an email back from a job you applied to—awesome! The person who reached out is asking to schedule a phone screen. Or perhaps they’re asking to schedule a “quick chat” or “brief phone call.” What does this …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Community Scholars Civic Engagement & Leadership Program accepting applications from First Years and Sophomores for Fall 2021

First year and sophomore students from any major can apply to the Community Scholars Program for Fall 2021. UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning offer the two-year academic civic engagement and leadership program to students interested in working on issues of social change.

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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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UMass Journalism senior Lily Robinson successful in regional journalism competition

UMass Journalism student Lily Robinson was awarded third place in the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s New England Better Newspaper Competition in the category of racial and ethnic issues coverage. Robinson was honored for an August 2020 feature on the painting …

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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Top Jobs in the Real Estate Industry

Do you love looking at real estate, to the point where you understand the local market better than anyone else you know? If you combine this passion with a salesperson’s drive, an administrator’s attention to detail, and a genuine …

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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10 Best Entry-Level Finance Jobs for Graduates

Are you fascinated by money and the inner workings of financial markets? Are you someone who thinks in numbers? If so, a career in finance may be perfect for you.

The best jobs in finance offer higher-than-average salaries for college …

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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Find Out if a Sales Job is Right for You

There are many out there who may be wondering if a career in sales is right for them. Those who ask this question to themselves are often filled with apprehensions caused, in large part, by their personal experience with sales …

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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Getting Started in a Film or Television Career

One of the hardest things about starting a film or television career is getting that first job—but it doesn’t have to be that difficult, especially if you’re armed with the right information. Here you’ll find various articles and reference materials …

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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10 Hot Legal Careers for Non-Lawyers

Most people think of lawyers when they consider a career in the legal field, but there are a number of other satisfying, lucrative law careers that don’t require an expensive, time-consuming education.

The legal market is thriving. Added regulations, economic …

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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10 Things to do Before Finding an Advertising Job

So, you’ve decided you want a career in advertising. Everything you’ve read online and seen on TV and in the movies makes it seem like the perfect profession for you. Before you put in the groundwork of landing that advertising …

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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Why Writing Skills Are Important for Every Job—and How to Improve Yours

Have you ever sent an email no one seemed to understand that ended up derailing the timeline for an entire project? Or written a report that you then had to explain verbally to everyone after they read it?

Even if …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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