Welcome Prospective Students and Parents!

Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Career Development and Professional Connections Hub. We are thrilled to have you and your family here, exploring the many opportunities and resources that the University has to offer.

As a prospective student, you are probably curious about how your education at UMass will help prepare you for your chosen career. UMass uses a hub model approach to career advising, meaning there are specialized centers across campus to serve different students' specific professional needs. The University also hosts over 20 career fairs each year, as well as hundreds of career events including networking opportunities, professional skills training, and employer visits. Whether you need career resources for the plan you already have, or help finding a plan that works for you, UMass Career Development is here for you as you embark on your career journey.

Resources for Prospective Students:

With so many resources at your disposal, choosing where to start can be a little overwhelming. Here are a few to get you started: 

  • Review the Career Journey for a broad overview of what you may want to accomplish while at UMass Amherst

  • See where graduating students from the past few years have gone after graduation by visiting the Student Outcomes page

  • Take a self-assessment to help you better understand how your strengths may lend themselves to different career paths