The student job board and the Student Employment Office are your campus connections to on-campus employment opportunities. UMass Career Services provides career counseling and employer engagement through eight college-specific Career Centers. They can help you explore jobs that relate to your major, polish your resume or cover letter, practice your interview skills, or evaluate job offers. Jobs, internships, and co-op positions are posted on the Handshake platform. Career Services also hosts Career Fairs, employer information sessions, meet-ups, and other recruitment events throughout the year.
For graduate students, the Office of Professional Development provides career preparation, hosts professional development events, and manages applications for assistantships. Graduate students can apply for UMass staff and faculty positions or for jobs or internships posted on Handshake.
Undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni all have access to Connect UMass. This platform provides a wide range of resources, events, and ways to expand your network through affinity groups and career communities.
Whether you are looking for an internship or a full-time job, make sure you research potential employers. If an offer or posting seems “too good to be true,” be cautious! False contacts can masquerade under a legitimate company name. Watch for misspellings, extra letters, phrases, etc. that are added to emails or website addresses, requests for you to send money, or overzealous “recruiters.” Use good judgement and review these tips for identifying fraudulent employers.