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My name is Jonathan Lang, I am from Wilbraham, Massachusetts and I am a junior here at UMass Amherst. I am double majoring in Operations and Information Managment as well as Economics with a minor in Biology. I lived on campus my freshman and sophomore year of college but now I reside on a house off campus. With all of this, I would say I have experienced many different aspects of campus life and UMass life in general. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to email me at jtlang@umass.edu !

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Looking for a New Study Spot?

UMass Engineering Hub

Are you the kind of person who does most of their schoolwork in the library, ISB or anywhere else on campus? Regardless of where you choose to work, one thing is for certain — you are tired of going to the same exact study spot day after day! As for most students, and especially with finals coming up, everyone is dreading studying. Although I can’t help you with studying for finals, I can surely help you with one thing… Finding a new study spot!

Cheap Ways to Golf in Western Mass

Golf in Belchertown, Massachusetts

As we all know, golfing can be extremely expensive, with most courses charging more than $25 to walk nine holes. However, if you enjoy golfing like I do, and can’t see yourself walking for nine or eighteen holes, a cart and some cheap rates could make your weekends a little more fun. Here are some tips and tricks on how to golf with a cart for around $20.

Summer Housing

A rainy day at UMass

Sometimes students decide to stay at UMass in the summer, whether it is to take summer classes or maybe they got a job or internship in the area. I have numerous friends that have done this in the past and one of the most difficult things is deciding where to live and finding summer housing. Here are some ways to find summer housing, depending on your preferences.

Finals Week: Spring Semester

UMass Campus

Spring semester finals week is approaching and in my opinion it is one of the most stressful and antsy times of the year. One one hand you are so close to summer and total academic freedom, but on the other there are tons of exams and assignments you need to complete. In a situation like this, it can be easy to stress out and befuddle oneself. But this definitely can be avoided so long as you prepare and take care of yourself. Here are somethings I have learned about spring semester finals week from my three years here at UMass.

MullinsLive! 2019

This year UMass will hold the 5th-annual MullinsLive! concert, and many students, myself included, are very excited to attend the event. The university manages to get top performers to come to the Mullins Center. This year is no exception.

Thanksgiving Break: The Perfect Time to Reset

Colorful fall foliage

To me, being a student at UMass is a full-time job. Between balancing my academics, social life, a healthy lifestyle, and focusing on getting an internship, there is rarely time for complete relaxation and aloneness. The days go by so fast, and the weeks even faster. It seems like only yesterday where I was attending my first lecture and going over the syllabus. With Thanksgiving break coming up, it is the perfect time for students to hit that reset button and relax. Here are some of the things all students should do during their week off of school (I know I will be!).

How to Succeed in Large Lectures

Students studying at the UMass library

Going into freshman year, I knew that the introductory lectures were going to be big, but actually attending them was an entirely different story. Coming from a rather small high school, the 400 to 500 students paying attention to one professor was a bit overwhelming. There is definitely a learning curve on how to get the most out of these lectures, and here are some tips that will help you do exactly that.

Hidden Gem: The Digital Media Lab

Looking up at the UMass library

What I love about UMass is that it offers a ton of free academic resources on campus for every student. If you can think of it, there’s likely a place on campus you can find it. One of my favorite places and resources to use is the Digital Media Lab. In my classes, there are often projects or extra credit opportunities to create a video. Sometimes I just want to use some high-end equipment and create my own videos. Regardless, the Digital Media Lab is the perfect place for this. Conveniently located on the third floor of the library, the Digital Media Lab has awesome equipment you can use for free.

A Hidden Gem: The Quarters in Hadley

The Quarters video game parlor

UMass Amherst’s location is perfect for college students because there is so much to do around the area. Between nearby Northampton, Hadley, and Amherst itself, there are dozens of places to eat and shop. However, you might want to do something else with your friends sometimes. One of the hidden gems that not many students know about is The Quarters, which is located roughly 10-15 minutes from campus in nearby Hadley.

Should You Minor in Something at UMass?

UMass Amherst academic buildings

UMass is known for its wide array of majors and academic programs. While UMass has more than 100 majors, it also has a variety of minors. But should you add a minor to your major? To me, the answer is easy. Minoring in an area of study can actually be a invigorating and wholesome experience. Here are a few of the reasons why you should also pursue a minor at UMass Amherst.

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

Are you unsure what you want to study at UMass? If so, you just joined probably a quarter of incoming students every year at UMass (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.