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Mock Interviews 2015

CMASS & Career Service Spring 2015 Mock Interview Program: March 9th – 12th, 2015

CMASS and Career Services are offering students the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills in preparation for entering their chosen career field(s).

Deadline for registration is 2 days before the scheduled interview!

To Register for Interviews:

1. Log into CareerConnect at http://umass.experience.com using your UMASS Net.ID

2. Fill-out Student Profile if you have not done so before

3. Search “UMass Career Services” in the employer search field-(under Employer Name type in UMASS Career Services)

4. Click on the Interview Schedule tab and review the various mock interview employer list

5. Must submit/upload a resume to secure your interview time slot
NOTE: Research the company that you would like to interview with, review the job description and bring a copy of your resume to the interview.

* All Interviews are held in Wilder Hall

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CMASS Community Building Day: "what is love ..."

Posted: 2/19/2015

Friday, February 27, 201
2-4pm
102 Wilder Hall

Explore the many characteristics and forms of love -This is not your typical "love" interactive discussion -

Join the community in understanding this thing called love.

Refreshments provided!

Everyone's welcome!!

See you next Friday!!!

Diversity Career Fair 2015

Posted: 1/30/2015

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 1:00-5:00pm
Location: UMASS Student Union Ballroom

Meet employers looking to connect with ALANA students from all majors and class levels for full-time career positions, Co-op and/or Internship opportunities in a friendly and professional atmosphere.

Typically employers attending this event have a commitment to increasing diversity in the workplace and look forward to discussing the various opportunities available within their company with talented students.

All UMASS, Five Colleges, Community Colleges and other four year institutions students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Bring plenty of copies of your resume and dress for success in business attire.

Please visit the link below to view registered companies: www.umass.edu/careers.

Black History Month 2015

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week.

The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

In 1976, as part of the nation's bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month. Each year, U.S. presidents proclaim February as National African-American History Month.

The Malcolm X Cultural Center of the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success Center (CMASS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite the campus community and general public to join us in celebrating Black History Month 2015.

This year’s events are hosted by the Malcolm X Cultural Center, CMASS, W.E.B. DuBois Department of Afro-American Studies, W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Students of Caribbean Ancestry, Commonwealth Honors College, Students of Caribbean Ancestry and the African Student Association.

Gilman Scholarship: IPO Study Abroad Program

Posted: 2/13/2015

Students who are interested in the Study Program or is mulling to study abroad - here's your opportunity to get that much needed info:

The IPO Workshop will take place on Wednesday February 25th in room 201 from 6-8pm.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about available scholarships and alternative fund raising and get help with completing the Gilman Scholarship.

Refreshments provided.

All students are welcome!!!



Inaugural Black History Month Celebration:

Scholarship on the African Diaspora

Posted: 2/19/2015

The Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community Student Programs, Residential Staff, and Faculty in Residence invite you to our Inaugural Black History Month Event on February 24, 2015 between 4:30 – 7:00 pm in the Honors Events Hall.

Our round table panel on Black Intellectuals in the 21st Century includes Profs. John Bracey (AfroAm), John Higginson (History), Barbara Krauthamer (History), Whitney Battle-Baptiste (Anthropology and Director of the W. E. B. Dubois Center), and TreaAndrea Russworm (English), as the moderator and responder.

Join us for conversations, refreshments, and music by talented students.

This will be an annual event with different themes each year. This year it is fitting to begin with some of our intellectual trailblazers as well as centering the writings of W.E. B Dubois in the 21st Century.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
4:00-7:00PM
Honors Events Hall

Activism Across the African Diaspora

A Black History Month Event

Posted: 2/18/2015

The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success in Collaboration with the Malcolm X Cultural Center will host “Activism Across the African Diaspora” on Wednesday February 25, 2015 in the Student Union Ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm.

The event features, Liberation Poetry by local spoken word artist and educator Anika Nailah, student spoken word artists and an engaging inter-disciplinary faculty/staff panel discussion regarding the history of African Diasporic activism/movements, and the impact of their efforts and sacrifices to make positive changes for people of color.

The event is free and open to the campus community with food provided.

Free FAFSA Help@ CMASS

Starting January 29, 2015

Posted: 1/28/2015

The UMass priority deadline for filing/renewing FAFSA is March 1st. If you need help in filing/renewing your FAFSA, Financial Aid Services staff will be at Wilder Hall, in the Computer Lab on Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 PM starting tomorrow January 29th, 2015

Drop by CMASS in Wilder Hall!

Financial Aid Office Hours @ CMASS

1/22/2015
NEW
Need help with financial aid? Having trouble working through the FAFSA or other financial aid processes? Want someone to talk to about paying for school, student loans, and other financial issues?

UMass Financial Aid Services is here to help!

Financial Aid counselors are now available to meet with students in two locations: Thursdays from 9am to noon in Wilder Hall room 005 (the lounge in the basement of CMASS)

and 8:30am to 5pm Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, and 10am to 5pm on Wednesdays in 243 Whitmore (the Financial Aid Services Office). No appointments necessary in either location!

We hope to see you at CMASS in Wilder Hall!!!

Work Study Position @ CMASS: Creative IT

Needed ASAP

Posted: 1/15/2015

NEW

CMASS has a Work Study job opening for a Creative IT for the Marketing, Publicity and Administration area

If interested, complete the application form below, submit a resume and cover letter and list two references. Send your application via email to:
chonal@umass.edu.

Deadline: January 30th, 2015

CMASS Work Study Position Application Form

For more info about the job, open the link below:

Creative IT Job Description pdf file






Career Blast

Posted: 2/13/2015

After the Diversity Career Fair– here’s another chance to explore career and internship opportunities with various employers.

Do not miss out on this essential resource to secure your summer intership or new career prospect.

Scholarship Opportunities in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Posted: 1/23/2015

There are many scholarship opportunities in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Please open the link below to see the I listing of all of the scholarships available this semester.

Scholarships in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Applications and more information about each of these awards is available on the SBS Scholarships page: http://www.umass.edu/sbs/current-students/undergraduate/sbs-scholarships




Service & Leadership Career Fair

Posted: 2/13/2015

Interested in non-profit industries? Here’s your chance to connect with 50 employers in attendance at the Service and Leadership Career Fair.

Internships, full-time (permanent and summer positions ) are yours for the taking.

Come dressed for success. Bring multiple copies of your reusmes, great attitude and confidence.

CMASS Electronic Affiliation form


NEWYou can now become an affiliate/member of CMASS by filling out our electronic affiliation form.

When you click the link - it will bring you to Campus Pulse where you need to sign in. Use your university net ID and password to get into our CMASS affiliation form.

Posted: 01/27/2015

Information on Emergency preparedness for Juno the super snow storm:

Link to the UMass Emergency and Alert system: http://www.umass.edu/emergency/
Link for off campus students: Umass.edu/offcampus

For everyone's information!!