Student Stories

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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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 Carol Sharick
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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 Carol Sharick
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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 Rachel Noto
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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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Cassie McGrath’21, on her experience with SBS in DC during the summer of the pandemic

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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Reif Larsen ’18 (Landscape Architecture) takes classroom knowledge into the field at internship

— By Matthew Medeiros

This summer, Reif Larsen ’18 (landscape architecture) interned in the Burlington, VT offices of SE Group, a landscape architecture and planning firm that works on a range of projects, specializing in recreation planning and design for …

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Brittany Justin ’18 (Sociology) lays the foundation for graduate school with summer internship

— By Matthew Medeiros for the UMass Amherst College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

During Summer 2017, senior Brittany Justin (psychology/sociology) took another step in a lifelong path to her goal of working in the mental health profession. As …

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Kabir Thatte ’16 is following the drumbeat of politics

“Back in 2012 when I was trying to decide between majors, I was caught in between this huge web of do I go into sciences, do I go into liberal arts? And as I went through college, I loved political …

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