3 Things You Need to Know Before Joining a Start-Up

Working at a startup can be exciting. Startups are usually hyper-focused on growth, and the energy around you is full of unbridled ambition to disrupt an industry.

However, there’s another side to this very specific kind of company. They’re often …

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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Resource Economics Assoc. Professor Christine Crago among researchers to receive $6.3 Million to Ensure Energy Transition is Sustainable and Equitable

The strong integration of social equity into research and training will help to ensure that new investment in green technology and infrastructure benefits all members of society.

“There are difficult questions that arise from a transformation of the electrical grid …

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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Consulting is more than giving advice

Each year management consultants in the United States receive more than $2 billion for their services.1 Much of this money pays for impractical data and poorly implemented recommendations.2 To reduce this waste, clients need a better understanding of what consulting assignments can …

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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Economics alum Mark Wilding’79, Executive Producer & Head Writer, Scandal

Disney’s Mark Wilding goes off-script.

A weekly column for the Daily Collegian at UMass Amherst launched Mark’s career as a TV writer. His work includes landmark dramas like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, where he is now Executive Producer and Head Writer.  Here he is, in his …

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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STPEC alum Rachel White,’91, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at The Guardian

Rachel White uses the power of the press for good.

Using the critical thinking and idealism she learned at UMass Amherst, Rachel is helping change the world through cultural journalism.  Here she is, in her own words.

https://profiles.umass.edu/video/rachel-white?_ga=2.117571209.1491725845.1601314529-1068933627.1509646283

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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Communication alum George Smith Jr.’02, Director of Digital Marketing, Remy Cointreau USA

George Smith Jr. is a social superstar.

Drawing on the diversity of his UMass Amherst education, George has used his social media expertise to help global brands engage with customers.  Here he is, in his own words.

https://profiles.umass.edu/video/george-smith-jr?_ga=2.46282151.1491725845.1601314529-1068933627.1509646283

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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Journalism alum Audie Cornish’01, of NPR’s All Things Considered

Audie Cornish has America’s ear.

Audie’s path to becoming the co-host of NPR’s signature program, All Things Considered, began with a daily radio newscast on WMUA at UMass Amherst.  Here she is, in her own words.

https://profiles.umass.edu/video/audie-cornish

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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International Development – The Big Picture

International development looks at improving the lives of individuals worldwide through areas of need and interest. With areas such as health, education, democracy, sustainability, and economics, people are better equipped to live more equitable lives with greater opportunities. The United …

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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The Future of the Entertainment Industry Beyond 2020

This year has been a very impactful year for businesses in every industry, and the entertainment industry is no  exception. With theaters closing their doors, film sets going on indefinite delays, and halls, stadiums and other event centers staying under lock …

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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How to Break Into Journalism with No Prior Experience

Five years ago, I was a senior at Syracuse University with no writing or reporting experience, no published articles, and certainly no journalism internships to show for.

Fast forward to today and I have been a full-time journalist 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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