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Amherst, MA
Tuition (in-state)
$26,830 ($13,415)
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Career Center
511 Goodell Hall
(413) 545-2224
Hours are Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Employment Services?
Placement Services?
Other Career Services
  • Career advising
  • Career fairs (general and major-specific)
  • Cover letter assistance
  • Employer information sessions
  • eRecruiting, an online internship, co-op, and job listing database
  • Graduate school assistance
  • Mock interviews
  • On-campus interviews
  • Résumé assistance
  • Self-assessments
  • Workshops
Best Student Jobs On Campus
  • Cluster office
  • Dining Services
  • Security monitor
  • UMass Transit Services bus driver
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
  • Dishwasher in the dining halls
  • Janitorial jobs
Best Places to Work Off Campus
  • Stores in Amherst and Hadley
  • Local restaurants
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
Students can search for jobs and post their résumés with the campus Career Services, but your ability to get a job after graduation relies heavily on how much experience you have. So, at some point during your four years at UMass, or however long it takes you to graduate, find and complete an internship that has some correlation with what you plan to do after school. Also, make connections and do some serious networking—it's all about who and what you know.

Student Polls

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 109 responses

  • 2% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
  • 11% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 48% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 39% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 99 responses

  • 1% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.
  • 9% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 43% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 46% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
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