The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Careers & Internships


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Here to Career (H2C) Workshop Series

Fall 2019 | 6 sessions in Sept. & Oct.
Wednesdays: Sept. 25 | Oct. 2 | Oct. 9 | Oct. 16 | Oct. 23 | Oct. 30
5:30-7:30pm | South College E470

  • This six session series will teach you many strategies and tips that will help you successfully navigate the job/internship search and application process.
  • *Free dinner at every session!
  • Receive a $20 Gift Card & Certificate of Completion by attending all six sessions!
  • Students interested in participating in the HFA Here to Career (H2C) Workshop Series are encouraged to complete this Google survey
  • Email with any questions.

HFA's Graduation Survey

Spring 2019 Graduates - Please take a few minutes to complete your GRADUATION SURVEY to share your post graduation plans with the University of Massachusetts Amherst community. Check your UMass email account for the survey link or log onto your Handshake Account here (the link appears on the upper right hand corner after logging in).

Individual Internship & Career Advising Sessions

For assistance with your Internship Search

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

For assistance with Career Exploration and Planning

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

Here to Career Activities 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