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January Career Events - Week of 1/21/19

30-Minute Workshop-Resumes and Cover Letters

  • Thursday, January 24th, time TBD
  • Learn how to write resumes & cover letters and customize them for each job search!

Walk-In Career Advising and Resume Review

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 4-6 PM 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 12-2 PM
  • All questions welcomed
  • South College Commons

Register for the Here to Career/Internship Workshop Series!

Here to Career/Internship Workshop Series

  • Wednesdays January-March: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 6
  • 6-8 PM, South College E470
  • Free Dinner provided!
  • "Here to Career" is a 6-week workshop series that will teach you how to look for & acquire jobs & internships!
  • Register by filling out this Google Form.

HFA Internship Assistance Fund

  • PRIORITY DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 29th, 12 noon
  • DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 17th, 12 noon
  • Have an unpaid summer internship? For some students, HFA may be able to provide funds to cover the internship!


  • Primary Major in HFA
  • GPA greater than or equal to 2.75
  • Be eligible for financial aid
  • Be registered as a full time student in Fall 2019

Up to $2,000 available in funds! Contact for more information.

Individual Advising Sessions

For Help with your Internship Search

Lisa Blacher
Assistant Director of Internships or 413-545-6152

For Help with Career Exploration and Planning

Caroline Gould
Director of Career Development Services or 413-545-6152

Register for Handshake!


Here to Career Checklist make sure you have great career opportunities upon graduation...

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an academic environment, not a vocational school. You will probably need more than just a Bachelor’s degree to get a professional level job or be accepted into a graduate program upon graduation. Here are some things to do to increase your after-graduation possibilities:

  • Learn how to customize both your resume and cover letter (workshops)
  • Get your resume reviewed at WalkIn
  • Learn how to find internships (workshop)
  • Find, apply for, and then complete an internship
  • Attend employer information sessions
  • Learn how to interview (workshop)
  • Do another internship
  • Learn how to do Informational Interviewing (workshop)
  • Attend alumni networking events
  • Go to career and internship fairs as practice
  • Get your resume reviewed again at WalkIn
  • Do another internship
  • Learn how to maximize your efforts at a career fair (workshop)
  • Go to a career fair and interact with employers
  • Go to employer information sessions
  • Participate in On Campus Recruiting
  • Learn how to find job opportunities (workshop)
  • Get a job/go to grad school