Making the Transition

The transition into a new job can be very challenging, and it is often something for which new graduates are unprepared. There are many resources that provide advice to recent graduates and address relocating, setting up your new life, handling logistics, managing finances, and starting your new job.

The additonal resources on this page are provided to assist you with your search based on feedback from other students who found the sites helpful. Please keep in mind that UMass Amherst does not have any relationship with these companies, and inclusion on this list does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement.  UMass Amherst is unable to vet any website or listing, so please conduct your search carefully.


Life After College (
Rent Cafe (
Conquering the Real World— Achieving Success After College
Real Grads. Real Advice. Real Stories. Real World



Relocating Resources

Relocating to a new area can be daunting. You need to find a place to live, arrange the move, furnish a new home, adjust to new roommates, and find your way in a new city. The following sites will help you begin the process and get organized.

General Help

United States Postal Service Moving Guide

Apartment/Roommate Searches and Guides
Apartment Guide
Apartments Search Rentals


Boston Apartments
Trulia Rooms for Rent

New York City:

CS (Westchester County)
Homesuite (Furnished apts, mostly Manhattan, expensive)
Perfect Strangers of NYC (gay/lesbian)

Washington D.C:

Apartment List DC
Homesuite (Furnished apartments, $1800 and up)
Trulia Rooms for Rent
Washington Post