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We are career professionals who can help you individually with your career concerns. You can make one-hour appointments in advance or stop by more casually during office hours or walk-in times.

Careers Courses

Check SPIRE for specific course requirements and details.

HM&FNART 292M - From Here to Career for Humanities and Fine Arts Majors

TuTh 4-4:50pm | 2 credits | Instructor: Jessica Keene

This career development course is designed to help Humanities and Fine Arts students acquire professional skills and perspectives by exploring resumes & cover letters, job & internship search strategies, interviewing skills, networking, and qualifications HFA majors bring to the job market.

English 491AC - The Major and Beyond: Career Exploration for English Majors

Wed 11:30-12:45 | 2 credits | Instructor: Janis Greve

Why wait any longer?! This course helps you pave the way to a valuable post-graduate experience--be it a program, internship, or job. You will practice important job search skills, learn to articulate the worth of your major, and leave the class with a better sense of your vocational direction. In addition to receiving individualized guidance in creating a cover letter and résumé of immediate use, other assignments are likely to include attendance at career events, interviews with professionals from fields of interest, a professional presentation, a short paper researching professions, and participation in a mock interview. Note: for an additional credit and some extra work, students can opt to have the course count toward an English elective. Please contact Prof. Greve if you are interested. Sophomores and Juniors. Seniors by permission of the instructor only.

HISTORY  398A - Prac-Career Development

Tu 5:30PM - 6:20PM | 2 credits | Instructor: Heather Brinn

This class is designed to help students prepare for life after the BA by acquiring important professional skills and perspectives. The class will explore a variety of subjects, including what qualifications history majors bring to the job market, the importance of internships and networking, customizing resumes and cover letters, job and internship search strategies, and interviewing skills.

Resume Review Walk-In Hours

Need your resume or cover letter reviewed? Have a quick question about internships or career resources? We offer job and internship application reviews in person, through Zoom, or by email!

  • IN PERSON: Thursdays, 1-3pm, HFA Advising & Career Center South College
  • EMAIL: Use this Google Form (make sure you are signed into your UMass Gmail account) to submit your documents and career questions, and an advisor will give you feedback

Internship Drop-In Hours

  • Mondays 1-3pm
    South College W321

Career Exploration, Planning, or Internship Advising Appointments

Lisa Blacher, Interim Director, HFA Career Center

Our Team

Lisa Blacher
Interim Director, HFA Career Center

Dylan Larke
Director of Student Success and Engagement

Nicole O'Connell
Graduate Career Advisor