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How to Get An Internship At UMass: Isenberg Edition!

Exterior of the Isenberg School of Management

Getting an internship as a business student can be one of the most valuable things to do during your time at college. Not only do you get to gain real world experience in what it is you are interested in, but you also get to network and learn even more about yourself and the field you are studying. Some internships can certainly be selective, but luckily, there are dozens of resources you can use to help you get that summer gig you have always wanted!

No Idea What You Want to Study? No Worries!

Isenberg Undergraduate Student Services at the University of Massachusetts

Are you unsure what you want to study at the University of Massachusetts? If so, you just joined probably a quarter of incoming students every year at UMass Amherst (or any institution). Plenty of students freak out when not knowing what they want to do, and in some cases those fears only grow more intense when the student changes majors after a year or two in college. If you're one of those students, relax! We are fortunate here to have wonderful faculty and staff to assist you in finding your academic passions.

Avoiding the "Freshman 15"

Collage of four images from the UMass Dining Commons, Recreation Center, and Farmers Market. Text: "Avoiding the Freshman 15"

When bragging about how my school is number one for Best Campus Dining — for the third year in a row — I’m often hit with one of two reactions: “Man I need to transfer there now,” or “I’d be so fat if I went to UMass." The latter of the two is a common misconception that deserves to be corrected. In my experience, I actually lost weight during my first semester and hit the "Freshman 15" over winter break when I went back home. I was so bored sitting around all day that I resorted to snacking every fifteen minutes.

The Life and Times of a CNS Major

CNS students studying

College is a challenging time for every student. The cool thing about UMass is that you can find every kind of student here on campus. We have such a diverse student body and opportunities for everyone. So whether you’re a poetry whiz, a soil enthusiast, or even a horse lover, there’s something here for you. (I’m not joking when I say I’ve found people studying in all three of these unconventional subjects). But there is one thing that every UMass student has in common: They need to work hard. It’s no secret that UMass is becoming increasingly competitive. To excel here, you must be be driven to succeed.

Reason Number One I Love UMass: The Opportunities

Networking at a UMass job fair

When trying to decide whether I wanted to attend a big school or a small school back in high school, the answer was easy. I was drawn to large campuses for many reasons. The sheer number of alumni larger schools produced for networking, the environment at athletic events, resources some small schools don’t have the budget for, etc. But one thing I never considered — and haven’t appreciated enough until this year — are all the opportunities UMass offers to better yourself professionally.