Student Stories

SBS in DC Shermarie Hyppolite: “In my days at the office, I saw my future…”

 Shermarie Hyppolite, Communication and Journalism PR Track ’23 talks about her internship at kglobal, a full-service PR agency, while participating in SBS in DC last summer.

As a Communication and Public Relations major, I am forever thankful for my time …

By Shermarie Hyppolite
Shermarie Hyppolite
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SBS in Boston Student Spotlight: UMass SBS Economics major Megan Harvey’23

Megan participated in the spring 2022 SBS in Boston semester, where she interned with Golden Thread Agency, a boutique PR and marketing agency, founded and run by an SBS alum, that specializes in brand building, media relations, thought leadership, and …

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 SBS Political Science major Ava Jolie Femia’24

Jolie participated in the spring 2022 semester of SBS in Boston as a sophomore, and interned in the Office of the Governor of Massachusetts in Constituent Services, where she made a difference by speaking directly with MA residents about their …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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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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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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