Student Stories

Why apply to SBS in DC: What I learned

Looking back to three years ago, I remember sitting in my freshman year dorm talking to one of my RA’s about the opportunities provided at UMass. I remember her explicitly telling me to apply to the SBS in DC program. …

By Nia Hyppolite
Nia Hyppolite Sociology '23
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Congratulations to the Inaugural Class of PR Concentration Graduates!

Ten students are set to be UMass Journalism’s inaugural class of PR concentration graduates

Read about them here.

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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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
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
Tamar Stollman Peer Advising Intern
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SBS in DC applications open TODAY!

Andrew Abramson, a senior majoring in Economics, participated in SBS in DC Summer 2021. Here, he talks about why you might want to apply for SBS in DC. Applications for Summer 2022 are open in Handshake TODAY, until October 17th …

By Andrew Abramson
Andrew Abramson
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Why you should apply to SBS in DC

This past summer, I had the privilege of participating in the 2021 “SBS in DC” program, completing a Communications and Policy Internship at the Environmental and Energy Study Institute.

Before flying down to D.C. and beginning my internship, I had …

By Irina Costache
Irina Costache Program Fellow
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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
Lizette Sta. Maria
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Learn more about our SBS in DC interns, and follow their summer adventures on Instagram!

Check it out, here.

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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SBS Pathways Proud! Rising Researcher Claire Healy’21, PoliSci, working to bring about global peace and understanding

In her first year at UMass, Claire Healy had a grand vision. What if there was an international, multilingual magazine that could create community among young people across borders? The magazine would publish poets, writers, artists, and journalists and its …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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SBS in Boston student spotlight: UMass Communication sophomore Mia Ransom Yance

Mia recently participated in our SBS in Boston spring 2021 internship program and interned at ELEMENT Productions, a full-service production and post company that creates content for distribution across all media platforms. Read below what Mia had to say about …

By Rachel Noto
Rachel Noto Assistant Director of Field Experience and Employer Engagement
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