Professional Advice

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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Optimizing your job search strategy as an international student

Finding a job can be intimidating, especially for international students facing unique obstacles like work authorization and visa sponsorship. Finding and applying to jobs abroad can be a challenging process, and some employers are reluctant to front the costs of …

By Interstride
Interstride
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How to Amp Up Your Nonprofit’s Role in Social Justice

Nonprofits are often the driving force behind social justice, racial and gender equality. Here is why:

By Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell Associate Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS Rebecca Bell
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Is a Career in Advertising Right for You?, by Apryl Duncan at The Balance

So, you’re considering a career in advertising. Well, it’s an industry that has plenty of perks, although you should not believe everything (or, to be honest, almost anything) you see in movies and on TV. Advertising, like any other commercial …

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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Administrative Skills Aren’t Just for Admin Jobs—Here’s What Everyone Needs to Know (Plus a List of Examples)

As you look for jobs—particularly admin jobs such as executive assistant or office manager—you may see that employers are looking for administrative skills. And for good reason: Businesses can’t run without them. “Focusing on administrative skills can transform average companies …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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All my friends say…

Are you a senior in SBS, and lots of your friends in CICS or Isenberg are deep in the job application/interviewing process?

Are you feeling stressed by this?  Take a breath, and then take note:

Different industries recruit at different …

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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Fake job offers are on the rise – Spotting Fraudulent Employers

Protect Yourself from Scams

In the last few weeks, we’ve heard from several students who have received emails from fraudulent or fake employers.  Fortunately, none of them fell for the scam!

An employer that seems “fraudulent” or illegitimate should be …

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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It’s Career Fair Season – are you ready?

Starting in mid-September, the fall UMass career fair season gets underway.

Of particular note to SBS majors are the Isenberg Virtual Career Day, on Sept. 29th, the Tech Jobs & Internships Fair (both in-person and virtual) on Oct. 6th, and …

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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Leadership Lessons from 15 Women Founders & CEOs

At the time of writing, women are the CEOs of 41 companies of the Fortune 500; for anyone not looking to do math today, that’s about 8%. And that distressingly low number is actually higher than its ever been. The …

By Vault Careers - Vault
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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Breaking Into Consulting From a Non-Target School: 6 Tips, from Management Consulted

Yes, the top consulting firms hire large numbers out of HBS, Booth, Wharton, Kellogg, et al year in and year out. And yes, firms do give preference to their target schools.

But, there is a pathway you can take 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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