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How I'm Getting Ready for Post-Grad Life

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My time in college is quickly dwindling. It feels like just yesterday I was a nervous freshman frantically refreshing Google Maps in attempts to find my way around campus. Looking back, it always makes me laugh when remembering how much of a lost puppy I was. Now, I could map the campus with my eyes closed. But in a few short months, my vision of campus will only be a far off memory. 

I have a lot of fond memories here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but I am eager to flourish into adult life. My internship experiences have given me a taste of the corporate workforce, and I have been missing it since I left. While my future is uncertain, uncertainty excites me, and so does a challenge.

Working on Campus: How to Balance Work, School, and Life

A group of UMass students with the text, Working on Campus: How to Balance Work, School, and Life.

So, where do I find a job? Whether you are looking for a job on or off-campus, a work-study or non-work-study position, the undergraduate Student Employment Office (SEO) is the place to start. The SEO provides a listing service with a wide variety of student part-time and seasonal jobs. This student job board is where active student job opportunities can be found, which are updated daily. Students may also contact an on-campus department directly if interested in working in a certain academic or administrative area. You may also review job boards at some of the largest on-campus employers including, Auxiliary Services, the LibrariesResidential Life and Transit Services.

Changing Majors at the University of Massachusetts

Images of business students and biology students at the University of Massachusetts, with the text "Changing Majors at UMass"

Overall, changing majors is an important decision that takes time to fully flesh out. The two challenges are learning more about it and being totally convinced you want to make the switch, and being sure you won’t fall behind if you do switch. However, UMass Amherst does a fantastic job when it comes to ensuring all their students end up in the place they are most happy with.