Career fair season is underway at UMass Amherst!
Career and internship fairs are a great opportunity to pick up summer internships, jobs for post-graduation, and meet other motivated individuals. And this semester, UMass will host or be invited to multiple career fairs for any major to attend. Not only do we have fairs on campus, but UMass students are invited to attend fairs at schools in the surrounding area, as part of the five-college interchange program.
On February 7, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, plus communication and marketing, hosted an internship fair, while at the same time life science, technology, and engineering majors were invited to Smith College's career fair down the road in Northampton. Students of any major are invited to Westfield State University's career fair March 6 and Mount Holyoke College's education career fair March 26.
In the next few weeks, Building and Construction Technology, Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Health Sciences and individual majors will host their own career fairs specifically geared toward their students.
The university hosted the "Campus-Wide Career Blast 2019 career fair," open to all majors, a couple weeks ago, and more than 100 companies were in attendance looking to recruit and hire UMass students in fields of finance, engineering, computer science, healthcare, real estate, and everything in between. Next week the university will host a "Summer Employment and Internship Fair for all majors" looking to hire students as camp counselors and mentors all across New England for the summer.
And if you're feeling nervous, or not ready to represent yourself, just head to one of the many career development activities before the fair. Résumania polishes off your résumé before you hand it to employers. The university hosts LinkedIn workshops every week to help you expand your network. The University, your college, or staff within your major will provide assistance to make sure you're ready to land that first step toward your career.