Alumni Highlights

SBS in DC Spotlight: Farah Sabir

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Our SBS in DC cohort with Farah in the middle of the front row

As this summer in DC flies by, I’ve been reflecting on the many people who have made an impact …

By Lizette Sta. Maria
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Virtual State Department Info Session with Alumni Tenzin Thargay (Poli Sci ’18)

Tenzin Thargay (’18 Poli Sci) will be presenting a virtual info session with students taking place Wednesday at 2:00PM ET about State Department Fellowships. The Director for Diplomatic Fellowships at Howard University will present on the State Department’s Pickering …

By Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell Associate Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS Rebecca Bell
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This Thursday: Q&A with Amir Moini ’11, Employer Branding Lead, Netflix UMass Communication Alum

Join UMass Comm alum Amir Moini ’11, for this Industry Speaker online event. Go behind the scenes at Netflix and hear what it’s like to work for the innovative streaming giant. There will also be discussion about the impact of …

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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SBS alum Jeanai Celestin’18, Economics and Public Policy, on her time at UMass in the Honors College

After joining The Emerging Scholars program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jeanai earned a spot in the Commonwealth Honors College.  Jeanai graduated in 2018 with a degree in Economics and a certificate in Public Policy Administration.

Jeanai worked for …

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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Ron Agrella’91, Journalism, on his work as Editor at Boston.com

Ronald Agrella is a Pulitzer Prize winning digital editor who led The Boston Globe’s Boston.com from 2010 to 2014, most notably spearheading coverage during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.  He is now the Director of Web Communications for the UMass …

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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Sandy Lish’87 and Wendy Spivak’82, on founding PR firm The Castle Group

SBS alums Sandy Lish’ 87, Journalism, and Wendy Spivak’82, Communication, discuss how they started their company, Castle Group, and how hard work leads to success.  Castle Group is an alumni employer partner in our signature SBS in Boston internship program, …

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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SBS Alum Mark Preston’94, discusses his career at CNN

From his position as executive editor of politics for CNN, Mark looks back on his UMass Amherst experience as the springboard for his career.

Check it out, here.

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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6 Things You Should Know if You Want a Job in Data Analytics

Great advice from SBS alumni working in the Data Analytics field.

https://www.umass.edu/sbs/news/students/skills-for-data-analytics-jobs-and-career-options

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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Economics alum Mark Wilding’79, Executive Producer & Head Writer, Scandal

Disney’s Mark Wilding goes off-script.

A weekly column for the Daily Collegian at UMass Amherst launched Mark’s career as a TV writer. His work includes landmark dramas like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, where he is now Executive Producer and Head Writer.  Here he is, in his …

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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STPEC alum Rachel White,’91, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at The Guardian

Rachel White uses the power of the press for good.

Using the critical thinking and idealism she learned at UMass Amherst, Rachel is helping change the world through cultural journalism.  Here she is, in her own words.

https://profiles.umass.edu/video/rachel-white?_ga=2.117571209.1491725845.1601314529-1068933627.1509646283

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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