Current Students

Undergraduate Research Program Benefits Students

A new model for undergraduate education in the social sciences trains students to work with faculty to develop studies with real world significance and gives them a crucial edge in the job market. Nicole Berns ’14 (political science/comparative literature) explains.

Thinking—and Acting—Strategically About a Career in Public Policy

Andrew McGavern ’13 (political science) is making the most of opportunities at UMass, including impressive internships, the Accelerated Master of Public Policy Program, scholarships, and various student development offices.

Blanchflower to Play in Senior Bowl

Tight end Rob Blanchflower '14 (communication) has accepted an invitation to take part in the 2014 Senior Bowl.

Herndon Among Bostonians of the Year

PhD candidate Thomas Herndon (economics), who helped debunk a key study by Harvard economists that supported austerity policies, has been selected one of twelve Honorable Mentions in The Boston Globe's 2013 Bostonians of the Year. 

Determination Drives Student to Leave Cycle of Poverty

Of the West End House Scholarship, Rosana Urbaez ’14 (communication/psychology) says, "My success is contingent on having those around me believe in my success, and with help from scholarships like this, it can become a reality for me.”

Student Represents UMass at National Collegiate Security Conference

After a competitive application process, Ritika Bhakhri ’14 (political science/legal studies) was selected by the UMass International Relations Club to attend the weekend conference. “I saw this as a perfect opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills that I have acquired in the classroom to debate on real life issues that we face as an international society,” she says.

Student Strives to Get Most Out of College Experience

Sara Amell '14 (sociology), who is paying her own way through college, has asked herself annually, "Can I afford another year?" Naturally, she was thrilled to receive the Class of 1945 Merit Scholarship to help with expenses.

Cole Research Scholarship Awarded

Kyle Little receives the Cole Undergraduate Research Award at the sixth annual Cole Lecture Series event.

Working with the Food Bank of Western MA

Resource Economics interns examine the formula that determines SNAP benefits in Western Massachusetts.

Green Dreams for the Future

Nicole Forsyth '14, an environmental design major paying her own way through UMass, looks toward being a dominant figure in the Green Industry after graduation.

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