SBS Pathways Center

The SBS Pathways Center is here to guide you to success throughout your time at UMass and beyond. Our advisors and programs are crafted to help you explore your academic interests, create a curriculum that works for you, articulate and achieve your goals, become an engaged member of your community, and prepare for life after graduation.

The SBS Pathways Center is home to Exploratory Track Advising, major exploration for all SBS students, SBS Global Education Requirement advising, Academic Deans’ actions/support, Career and Professional Development, and Pre-Law advising. In their work with students, all staff in the Pathways Center consider how to best develop a unique and holistic college experience, ultimately assisting in the development of key competencies for college and beyond. In addition to the advising students receive from the professional staff in the Pathways Center, Peer Advising Interns are SBS students who can provide useful insight into the Pathways framework, which includes academic planning, experiential opportunities, and career and professional development.

SBS Peer Advising Interns
Exploratory Track Advising
Academic Deans
Career and Professional Development
Pre-Law Advising

SBS Award for Early Decision Summer Internship

This scholarship award supports SBS students who will complete internships during the summer ’23 semester. Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. * Please note, the Early Decision round is for students with confirmed internships offers only. SBS in …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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Peer Advising Intern Greta Luf: “Try something outside of your comfort zone”

Freshman year is typically a rough year. You are navigating new territory, new course loads, and new friends in a shoebox of a room and a cityscape of a campus. It is an overwhelming collective of activities, lectures, and events …

By Greta Luf
Greta Luf
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Peer Advising Intern Kelsey Rowe… “focus on what interests you.”

When I first entered UMass, I was on the SBS Exploratory Track. I had no idea what I wanted to major in, or where I saw myself in the future. I took a variety of courses my first semester, and …

By Kelsey Rowe
Kelsey Rowe
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Student Success Stories

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SBS Peer Advising Interns

SBS Pathways Center Peer Advising Interns are SBS students who can provide useful insight into how to plan your SBS Pathways, which include planning for your academic, experiential, and career and professional development opportunities. Our Peer Advisors come from all different places and backgrounds, have various SBS majors, and are sophomores, juniors and seniors. Read their bios below!

Peer Advising drop-in hours are M-W 10-4, and Th/F 10-2 in The SBS Pathways Center in 128 Thompson. You can also submit a question to the peers via the button below.

Contact & Location

(413) 577-1057

128 Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003

SBS Pathways Center Hours

M 9am - 5pm
T 9am - 5pm
W 9am - 5pm
TH 9am - 5pm
F 9am - 5pm