Student Stories

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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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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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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Humans of SBS: AFP Diversity Fellows

Kaego

Wide smiles, flower barrettes, and matching t-shirts. My last memory was captured in a quick snapshot of my friends and me at our daycare and after-school program. For the majority of my life, I have gone to predominantly white …

By Odessa Burkett
Odessa Burkett Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development Odessa Burkett
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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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Humans of SBS: AFP Diversity Fellows

Kwarkor

I like to plan and make lists. Daily lists, monthly lists, everything was planned to a T, and I had a fabulous five year plan after senior high school; Graduate, move to South Africa for university and study law, …

By Odessa Burkett
Odessa Burkett Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development Odessa Burkett
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Humans of SBS: AFP Diversity Fellows

Rania

I went to South Africa with SBS in the Summer of 2019. I was really nervous to be going across the world and I wasn’t sure what the summer would hold. Today, I can say that the experiences that …

By Odessa Burkett
Odessa Burkett Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development Odessa Burkett
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