Getting Involved & Volunteering

Department of Communication Alumni-Student Office Hours

The spirit of giving back and service are embedded in the hearts of our alumni. Here are a few ways you can get involved.

Job Shadowing

Host a student in your place of work for a day during winter or spring break.
Unlike internships, this program allows students a rare opportunity early on in their career exploration to observe and hear about career options directly from the professionals doing the work that interests them. Sponsors provide critical information, advice, recommendations, and contacts for further career path research, and are under no obligation to offer students future internships or employment.
Let us know if you're interested!

Attend a Student-Alumni Networking Event

Throughout the year, the college and specific departments within the college will organize student-alumni networking events. The format for these events range from roundtable discussions on careers over lunch to one-on-one "office hours" where alumni can give students advice on a number of topics.

If you're interested in participating or learning about these opportunities, please contact Maureen Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Development, UMass Amherst College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 413-577-1204.