What Can Exploration Do for YOU?

Former ET Student Shares His Journey

Hi! My name is Angel McEncroe, a current Civil Engineering Major and a former Exploratory Track student. I hardly knew what a college major was before coming to UMass, and didn’t want to commit to studying something that I would regret. Luckily, the Exploratory Track allowed me to study a wide range of subjects right from the first semester – I took an Economics course, a Sociology course, a Math class, and a History class. I could figure out which courses were best for me & what I found interesting, all while still being able to get credit without falling behind. I like that the Exploratory Track didn’t restrict me to specifically SBS courses, as I was able to explore all of the diverse courses UMass has to offer. Even though I had a full 3 semesters to figure out which major I finally wanted to pursue, I came to the decision at the end of my second semester of college. Thanks to the Exploratory Track’s design, I’ll still be graduating on time (if not early) without having to overload any extra credits or classes, even after spending a whole year just figuring out the direction I wanted to take my future. 

Angel McEncroe | he/him/his
B.S. Civil Engineering
Peer Mentor – Pierpont/Moore Cluster
College of Engineering, Class of 2026
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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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 2022 was 70%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

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 2023 was 80%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

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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.