First Generation

For students who identify as First Generation college students in their family, our SBS Academic Fellows program and the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) are important programs. Details about AFP, CMASS, and additional resources can be accessed below.

It’s Career Fair Season – are you ready?

Starting in mid-September, the fall UMass career fair season gets underway.

Of particular note to SBS majors are the Isenberg Virtual Career Day, on Sept. 29th, the Tech Jobs & Internships Fair (both in-person and virtual) on Oct. 6th, and …

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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14 Great Jobs for College Students That Give You “Real World” Skills

There’s a lot going on during your undergraduate years—and not all of it is directly tied to your future career. But at least part of going to college is about getting the skills you need to land your first job …

By Lily Zhang - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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UMASS AMHERST AWARDED $100,000 CUMMINGS FOUNDATION GRANT TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FIRST-GENERATION, UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of 140 nonprofits to receive grants through the Cummings Foundation $25 million Grant Program. UMass was chosen from among 590 applicants and will receive $100,000 over three years.

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By Adrian Grace
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Students who are the first in their family to attend a college or university work hard to get there, and …

These texts explore the unique challenges of those students who identify as “first-gen,” i.e., those whose parents do not have …