Have you considered taking a career course? These courses will help you achieve your professional goals by allowing you to explore options you are interested in and teaching you essential career skills for navigating today's internships and job market. You’ll be better prepared for the world of work after you graduate!

Fall 2024 Career Courses

Check SPIRE for specific course requirements and details.

HM&FNART 498S - Senior Bridges for Humanities and Fine Arts Majors

Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:20pm

Find support from your instructor and peers as you plan for life after graduation!

  • Review foundational career skills
  • Find and apply for opportunities
  • Write resumes & cover letters
  • Practice interviewing & networking

Meetings feature alumni guests who share experiences and offer advice.

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

  • MW: 12:20 to 1:10pm | 2 credits | Instructor: Jessica Keene
  • MW: 4:00 to 4:50pm | 2 credits | Instructor: Jessica Keene

This career development course is designed to help HFA students prepare for internship and job opportunities through the acquisition of professional competencies needed to succeed in today's evolving job market. Students will be encouraged to explore career pathways that align with their personal values, preferences, and skill sets. The class encourages students to develop a variety of professionalization skills, such as internship and job search strategies, resume and cover letter customization, networking, and interviewing techniques. Students will evaluate and appreciate the unique qualities HFA majors bring to the job market. Attendance at HFA career events outside of class is required.

ARTS-EXT 500 Introduction to Arts Management

  • 01-LEC (35675) Online
  • 01-LEC (27651) TuTh 4:20PM - 5:35PM

Introduces the "business of the arts," and provides an overview of the careers in arts management. Designed for those new to the field, considering an arts management career, or who are interested in starting one's own nonprofit. Open to all UMass Amherst students.

ENGLISH 389 - The Major and Beyond: Career Exploration for English Majors

W 11:30am-12:45pm | Instructor: Janis Greve

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.

HISTORY  398A - Prac-Career Development

Tuesday 5:30- 6:20pm | 2 credits | Instructor: Yuri Kieling Gama

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.