Career Communities

As a social and behavioral sciences major, you are building the skills that employers value, and you have lots of options.  Career Communities can help you explore those options, and help you determine which ones you might want to pursue.

Each career community offers an excellent opportunity for students to expand their thinking about what’s out there in the world, and also to narrow their thinking about which career paths they would like to explore.

Click the Explore Career Communities drop-down to start exploring.

Each career community contains curated content focused on careers in that industry, and students will find blog posts and articles, job and internship postings, market insights, potential classes you can take, and examples of alumni who are working in the field.  Because there are a variety of paths to take to your destination, and career exploration is an ongoing exercise, students are welcome and encouraged to explore as many career communities as they would like.  Click the Explore Career Communities drop-down on the photo above to get started.

Once you have decided which career communities you are most interested in, we encourage you to click the Follow This Community button on each community’s page, so you’ll make sure to receive the latest updates on events, jobs and internships, and more, in your weekly SBS Pathways email.


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Caitlyn Arnold’17, Sociology

Caitlyn Arnold’17, Sociology

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  • MA
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  • Washington, DC
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  • Boston, MA
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  • Boston, MA
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  • Northampton, MA
  • Breaking/Trending News Reporter MassLive
  • Boston, MA
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  • Washington, DC
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Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

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Explore Outcomes

The SBS Office of Career & Professional Development annually surveys graduating seniors in order to provide a snapshot of their post-graduation plans.  The survey begins just prior to graduation, and continues until six months after graduation.  Our data collection process is guided by the industry standard put forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and includes information collected by the SBS Office of Career & Professional Development, the Office of Institutional Research at UMass Amherst, and by various academic departments, as well as from information that is made publicly available by students.  The SBS undergraduate outcomes knowledge rate for 2020 was 60%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
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  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

First Destination

SBS graduates pursue a range of plans after graduation, including employment, continuing education, and volunteering/service, among others.  This graph depicts what recent SBS graduates tell us they are doing within six months after graduation.

Professionals In-Residence / Industry Experts

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Professionals In-Residence / Industry Experts

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Professionals In-Residence / Industry Experts

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Professionals In-Residence / Industry Experts
  • Washington, DC
  • Independent Consultant

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