Upcoming Events


Faculty Careers: One Size Fits All?

Sep 17, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am

538 Goodell

Are you considering a faculty career? Do you think that all American colleges and universities are “pretty much” the same?  Think again! This session will provide an overview of higher education institutions how faculty roles differ across them, and what you might do to prepare for these careers. 


Building a Mentoring Network

Sep 19, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:15am

538 Goodell

Research has shown that mentors play a vital role in future career success, but how do you go about finding mentors? What are the differences between mentors, sponsors, and advisors? This session will help participants understand these roles and provide tips for building successful mentoring relationships. 


Teaching at Teaching Intensive Institutions

Oct 4, 2019 | 9:00am - 3:00pm

Westfield State University

Many faculty enjoy rewarding careers at colleges and universities that primarily emphasize teaching, including liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and regional comprehensive universities. This free one-day regional conference brings together graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to discuss what it’s like to work at teaching intensive institutions and how to apply for these faculty positions. Graduate students and postdocs will engage with faculty and deans from a range of teaching-intensive institutions across the New England region through a series of talks, panel presentations, and networking opportunities.


Recent News

Participants in the Business Foundation Series

Graduate Students Gain New Skills through Business Foundations Series

50 STEM graduate students and postdoctoral researchers recently completed an innovative Graduate School program designed to supplement scientific and technical expertise with fundamental business skills.

NSF GRF Recipients

Graduate Students Excel in NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Competition

Eight graduate students recently won NSF GRF fellowships, helping UMass retain its standing as a leading statewide institutional producer of this prestigious award. 


Graduate School by the Numbers

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  • 48 Doctoral Programs
  • 78 Master's Programs

Brian Mullen applies positive pressure

With undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Brian has invented a vest that improves care for people with autism.