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UMass Journalism senior Lily Robinson successful in regional journalism competition

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

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

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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

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— 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

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— 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

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“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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Stephanie Murray has a story to tell

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“My first internship was at the Lowell Sun in Lowell, MA. And my first article, it was going to rain in the middle of the week. And so I called up some local farmers to ask them if they were excited about …

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Behind the Leader: Sarah Carroll

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We caught up with Sarah Carroll ‘18 to talk about the work she does on campus in a leadership capacity. Sarah is a peer advisor in the SBS Advising Resource Center, and co-manager of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band. She was …

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