Academic Success Tips

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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What you need to know about applying for SBS in DC

Have you ever wanted to know about the SBS in DC program?  Would you like to get feedback on your resume and personal statement in order to be considered for a spot in the program during summer 2022?  SBS sophomores, …

By Felicia Griffin-Fennell
Felicia Griffin-Fennell Director of Academic Fellows Program & Lecturer in Sociology Felicia Griffin-Fennell
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The ABCs of Resilience with Ginny Chandler: UMass Dignity and Respect in Action, The Podcast

Dr. Genevieve “Ginny” Chandler’s research and work focuses on resilience, which she defines as “recognizing your internal and external supports to manage stress.” She joins UMass Dignity and Respect in Action to talk about her concept of resilience and how …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Adrian Grace
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Important Change – Add/Drop is Now 1 Week

After dialogue with the Student Government Association (SGA), faculty, advisors, and others, UMass has shortened add/drop to one week to safeguard students against starting the semester two weeks behind in their classes. Undergraduate students may add or drop a course with …

By Kelly Gray
Kelly Gray Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the SBS Pathways Center Kelly Gray
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Advice from an Alum: So it’s the end of the semester….

Finals are approaching.

In a perfect world, you have been organized, created a schedule, set achievable goals, studied a little every evening, attended office hours, and found time to exercise, sleep, and socialize.

Or, like I often found myself guilty …

By Samantha La Penna, Class of 2018, Legal Studies & English
Samantha La Penna, Class of 2018, Legal Studies & English Class of 2018, Legal Studies & English
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SBS College to Careers Class: Register now for Summer or Fall 2021

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 Karen Miller
Karen Miller Lecturer Karen Miller
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The Myth of Multitasking, by Academic Dean Brousseau-Pereira

Published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, 2/16/2021

I spent the morning in the parking lot of the vet’s office after a troubling weekend where we watched our three-legged dog struggle through her usual sniff and pee routine. She was clearly …

By Jackie Brousseau-Pereira
Jackie Brousseau-Pereira Academic Dean, Director of First Year Seminars Jackie Brousseau-Pereira
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Ella Reed ’21 Reflects on Her Time Triple-Majoring at CHC

By McKenna Premus

Ella Reed ’21 jumped right into her academic studies when she first came to the University of Massachusetts. Now with only weeks left until her graduation, Reed reflects on her time as an Honors student and an …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Adrian Grace
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SBS Peer Advising Interns talk about some of their favorite classes

It is almost course selection time for the Fall! We asked some of our Peer Advising Interns in the Pathways Center to talk about a few of the classes they have taken during their time at UMass that they would …

By SBS Peer Advising Interns
SBS Peer Advising Interns
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The Benefits of Studying as a Group

As a student, you know already that studying is vital to your success. Of course, you could choose to study on your own, or you could join a study group. In this article, I will discuss five benefits that group …

By Dea Dizho - Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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