The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Advising & Student Resources

Job and Internship Opportunities

We bring you internship, job and networking opportunities of all kinds. From databases to fairs, from presentations by employers to alumni events, keep track of your possibilities with Handshake.

Finding Internships

Finding Jobs

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Working Abroad

There are employment scams out there.

We make every effort to screen employers and job postings on the Handshake database. However, if you receive a suspicious email or phone message from an employer (from any job board), it is extremely important to exercise vigilance. Before you give out your fiancial information, check if they seem too good to be true.

Be very cautious. If the employer: offers to pay a large amount of money for very little work; or offers you a job without ever interacting with you; or requests you to transfer or wire money from one account to another; or offers you a large payment in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account; or offers to send you a check before you do any work; or sends you an unexpectedly large check; or if you feel uncomfortable about any job opportunity, DO NOT click on any links and DO NOT provide any information. FYI: Federal Trade Commission - Job Hunting/Job Scams" To Do List.

If you are suspicious, end all communication with the employer and contact UMass Career Development & Professional Connections at 413-545-2224 or

Courses and Certifications to Upskill and Build Your Resume

Here are some professional development ideas and resources to build your career versatility and confidence.

  1. Consider adding one or more of these practical and applied UMass Amherst minors and certificate programs to an HFA Major: The Information Technology Minor, a Business Minor, the Professional Writing and Technical Communication Specialization, and the Arts Management Certificate Program, among others.
  2. Look through skills-based certificates available through UMass Online, such as Graphic Design and Digital Imaging, Paralegal Studies, Sustainable Food and Farming, Website Design and Development, Digital Marketing, Translation and Interpretation, or Multimedia Applications, among others.
  3. Search for the following terms to find online certifications in Grant Writing, Bookkeeping, Sales, Project Management, or Medical Assistant.
  4. Consider taking courses to improve your skills in software: Microsoft products, Adobe products, or Google.
  5. Places to look for skills-based courses in the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) world: EdX, Coursera; or look in LinkedIn Learning or Udemy.