There are many ways to build your skills and resume while at UMass Amherst. Resource and Managerial Economics students seeking opportunities to work directly within the Department of Resource Economics should click here for current postings:
Resource Economics Undergraduate Research & Employment Opportunities
You may also explore job opportunities throughout campus by visiting the UMass Student Jobs Board.
Many Resource/Managerial Economics students choose to participate in internships during their undergraduate careers. Internships are a fantastic way to apply academic knowledge to the work setting while simultaneously building your resume, making professional connections, and exploring possible career interests. Internships may occur any time of year. Many students secure 10-20 hour internships during Fall or Spring semester while others opt to work up to 40 hours a week during winter break or the summer months. Some find opportunities on-campus, some work remotely from their computers, and others travel to office sites. Find current postings on Handshake (also the spot to look for full time employment).
Recent undergraduate internship sites include:
Accept Solar, ALKU, AvalonBay, Crystaphase, Dell, Eversource, Federal Reserve Bank, FICO, Fresenius Medical Care, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Liberty Mutual, MASSPIRG, Mass Port Authority, Morgan Stanley, Raven Marketing, REMI, State Street, TJX Companies, Trip Advisor, UMass Donahue Institute
Students have the option to earn academic credit for internship experiences. To learn more about earning academic credit for internships please read our Undergraduate Internship Process Student Guide.
The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences offers a wide array of career supports including individual mentoring, networking opportunities and events curated to meet your interests. Be sure to check out the Career Communities pages. Students also have access to more events, tool kits and supports via University Career Services.
Students looking to get an early start on career preparation may wish to consider enrolling in SOCBEHAV 250, SBS College to Careers. Resource Economics and Managerial Economics majors will also complete RES-ECON 394LI, Life is Full of Choices as part of major requirements. This course, typically completed junior year, will prepare you further for internship and job searches.
To learn more about the career and graduate school options available to Resource/Managerial Economics majors, schedule an appointment with Colby Gray, Lecturer & Student Support Specialist for Resource Economics via Navigate or visit our Undergraduate Careers page.