Friday, February 15, 2013

Weekly Preview: February 18 - 22

This preview is a long one!  Read through to see what applies to you!
Monday, February 18 is  Presidents' Day.  There are no classes and most offices on campus will be closed.
Tuesday, February 19 will follow a Monday class schedule.  The rest of the week will follow a normal schedule.

This week is all about career fairs, networking and internships!  Read our earlier post for tips that will help you be ready and take a look at the post Paul wrote yesterday.

For all of these events, you should prepare beforehand by reviewing the organizations that will be attending.  Dress professionally, plan on enough time to visit organizations of interest, ask well-researched questions, and give out flawless resumes.  Some employers do schedule follow-up interviews, so have your schedule available.    

The ALANA Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 19 from 1:00-5:00pm in the Student Union Ballroom Meet employers looking for ALANA students of all majors for full-time, co-op and/or internship opportunities. Typically employers attending this event have specific openings to discuss, and many attend just to meet you and talk about future possibilities.
The list of employers coming can be found here
For more information contact CMASS by emailing, calling 413-545-2517 or stopping by Wilder Hall, Room 221.

Attend the On-Campus Networking Night!  Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:00-9:00pm, Campus Center 10th Floor.  This very special evening, arranged exclusively for current UMass Amherst students, will bring experienced professionals from a wide range of employers, from major corporations to non-profit organizations, to engage and assist you with career guidance and employment opportunities in a small group setting.  Registration is required:

Career Blast 2013 will be held on Wednesday, February 20 from 10:00-3:00pm in the Campus Center Auditorium.  Employers attending this event have a variety of opportunities and look forward to meeting UMass students in a friendly and professional atmosphere. All majors and degree level students will find employers available to talk with them about full-time employment, internships, co-ops and summer jobs. 
Follow this link for the list of employers attending
Company List
Floor Plan Layout
For more information contact Career Services by emailing, calling 413-545-2224 or stopping by 511 Goodell.

Other Important Events Happening This Week

Are you curious about the Public Health major?  Attend an information session on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00pm in Herter 118.  Learn more about the major and how to apply.  Friday, March 1 is the deadline to apply to the major in order to get priority enrollment in Public Health courses in Fall 2013You can also visit the Peer Advising Center in Arnold House 330.  Follow this link to learn more about how the Public Health peers can help you and to see the Center's schedule.  You can also email

The application deadline for Computer Science is also approaching. You must apply by March 1 in order to take majors-only classes in Fall 2013.  To learn more about the major and how to apply, click here to visit their website.

Thursday, March 7 is the last day to W Drop or change a class to Pass/Fail.  We'll have more information about this as the deadline approaches.

And as always, stop by the Undergraduate Advising Academic Link Sunday through Thursday from 4:00pm - 8:00pm in the Learning Commons in the DuBois Library to talk to our Peer Advisors about majors, minors, GenEds, your ARR and more!  No appointment needed!

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