Office of Career Planning

Career Advice Amidst COVID-19 Volume 2

Career Advice Amidst COVID-19 Volume 1

The Office for Career Planning is open and available for the Fall 2020 semester virtually, by scheduled appointment or Drop-in hours. Advisors are ready and available to connect with you to address your specific career needs and concerns. You can schedule an appointment with an advisor by reaching out directly via email, or schedule through Handshake.

  • Schedule an appointment with a professional advisor on any of the following topics:
    • The correlation between one’s college major and career field
    • Finding internships, jobs, networking at career fairs
    • Social media marketing, specifically LinkedIn 
    • Interviewing skills, in person, phone, video
    • Graduate school applications
    • Gap year, travel, study/work/intern overseas, the road less traveled
    • Finding your unique career path and next steps
  • Schedule a professional advising appointment with Mary Ellen, Director for Career Planning
  • Schedule a professional advising appointment with Joanna Miles, Assistant Director for Career Planning
  • Schedule an appointment to discuss semester long credited internships with Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, Assistant Director for Internships and Employer Engagement

Drop-ins are a great place to get your resume, cover letter, or personal/graduate school essay quickly reviewed. You can also still email your resume, cover letter, and/or personal statement to be reviewed directly at careerambassadors@umass.edu.

Fall 2020 Drop-In Virtual Hours (email careerambassadors@umass.edu for Zoom link)
Mondays:9am - 11am, 12pm - 3:30pm
Tuesdays: 9am-1:30pm
Wednesdays: 9am-4:30pm
Thursdays: 9am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 5pm
Fridays: 11am-1pm

Meet Our Professional Staff

Mary Ellen Liseno

Director for Career Planning
413-545-6264
meliseno@umass.edu
132 Arnold House
715 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003

 

Aimee Gilbert Loinaz

Assistant Director for Internships and Employer Engagement
413-545-8638
aimeegl@umass.edu
136 Arnold House
715 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003

 

Joanna Miles

Assistant Director for Career Planning
413-545-2738
jamiles@umass.edu
134 Arnold House
715 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003