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!
Spring Career Courses
Check SPIRE for specific course requirements and details.
HM&FNART 292M - From Here to Career for Humanities and Fine Arts Majors
MW 12:20-1:10pm | 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.
ART-HIST 398 Practicum
Explore potential career paths with guest speakers from museums, libraries, archives, galleries, auction houses, & more. The course will help majors plan art history careers through coursework, internships, and other experiences. Open to all Art History majors.
ARTS-EXT 500 Introduction to Arts Management
- 01-LEC (19271) Online
- 01-LEC (10637) 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 498S Practicum- Senior Bridges
Mo 5:30PM - 6:20PM | 1 credit
A peer support group for History seniors in their last semester, the course is will help students enter a career field or obtain their first job directly after graduation. Also suitable for students applying for fellowships, internships, & graduate/professional schools. Open to History majors.
HISTORY 398A - Prac-Career Development
W 5:30- 6:20pm | 2 credits
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.