Career

Professional development doesn’t start when you need a job. It starts now. That doesn’t mean you need to know the career you want after college. It means you should seek opportunities to develop skills that will serve you well in any career (like public speaking, writing, interpersonal, and analytic skills), explore what’s out there, connect with alumni, learn job search strategies, build experience by asking for more responsibility or new projects at work, seek leadership positions in clubs or volunteer organizations, and lay the groundwork for internships.

Explore different sectors and industries by checking out our Career Communities in the tab above.  Here, you will find information on the sector, student and alumni stories and advice, job and internship postings, relevant events, and many resources to help you learn more about opportunities and outcomes in that sector.  Join as many career communities as you’d like to explore!

Your SBS Career & Professional Development team can help you know yourself, explore your options, build your skills, develop a job search strategy, and connect with alumni mentors, so don’t be a stranger.  Come meet with us!

10 Sustainability Careers That Make a Difference

Sustainability is a popular and growing field that attempts to integrate social science, environmental science and civil engineering to make the earth more sustainable. Now, more than ever, the need is great for highly-educated professionals to study and implement more …

By Odessa Burkett
Odessa Burkett Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development Odessa Burkett
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How to Answer “Tell Me About a Time You Went Above and Beyond” in Your Next Job Interview

The interview question “Tell me about a time you went above and beyond” can be a golden opportunity for you as a candidate—as long as you prepare ahead of time. At best, this classic behavioral question is a chance to …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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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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