Thank you for your interest in recruiting the talented and diverse students in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) at UMass Amherst! Our goal is to make it easy for you to find the talent you seek.
From posting online job opportunities to recruiting on campus through career fairs, there are many ways to connect with us. UMass Amherst uses the Handshake platform for job postings and career events. Please click the links below to get started.
We encourage our students to gain meaningful internship experience. Students are responsible for working with the Career Office and their faculty sponsor on setting up an experience for credit. Learn more about internships and co-ops at UMass Amherst.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst complies with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding unpaid internships. In order to protect themselves from any potential liability which could arise from the offering of an unpaid internship, the employer should make sure that the internship opportunity meets the guidelines developed by the Fair Labor Standards Act referenced above. For more information, please also see the recent Position Statement from NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, regarding Unpaid Internships.
Posting an opportunity on Handshake
Handshake is the UMass Amherst career recruiting platform. Employers can post a job or internship, and students can search and apply according to the directions set. You can specify the cohort of students you are looking for: majors, year of graduation, and whether they are undergrads or graduate students.
If you don't already have a Handshake account, create one for free at joinhandshake.com/employers/. Please add University of Massachusetts Amherst as a school so you can post jobs and internships. We also use Handshake to set up career fairs and events, so be sure to add your profile to the system.
Check Handshake for the complete schedule of each year’s fairs and for registration information. You can also view a combined list of campus Career Fairs on the Career Development & Professional Connections website.
Need help creating opportunities for students? Contact Lisa Blacher, Director, HFA Career Services (lblacher [at] umass [dot] edu (lblacher[at]umass[dot]edu)). We are happy to assist you!