The University of Massachusetts Amherst

SBS Shadows

Cassidy Kotyla '18 (Journalism & Communication) and Anthony Guido '96 (Journalism) shadowing Cohen Veteran's Network

The SBS Shadows program provides one-day job shadowing experiences that give students the opportunity to spend time with alumni or other hosts in their place of work. Through observation and conversation, students will learn more about a profession, receive career-related advice, and see first-hand how their experience in the UMass Amherst College of Social & Behavioral Sciences can prepare them for life after college.

Derek Perrucci '17 and Justin Edelman '94 at RWJ Barnabas

The SBS Shadows program is offered annually during winter break.

Questions? Contact Carol Sharick, Director of Career & Professional Development for Undergraduates.

Winter Break Program Dates

One day during December 26, 2019 - January 18, 2020

Host Registration Period: September 15 - November 15, 2019

Student Registration Period: November 1 - November 30, 2019

 Jenna DelVechio’18 (Communication) and Megan Siwek ’18 (Legal Studies & and Political Science) with CT Attorney General George Jepsen

How to Participate

Whether you are a student looking for a job shadowing experience or a willing host, the information pages below will give you an understanding of expectations and what is involved.

Student Information & Registration

Host Information & Registration