CNS Career Center

CNS is committed to helping students access experiential opportunities as undergraduates and prepare for meaningful careers in the sciences.

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The CNS Career Services Office offers CNS students help with a range of skill building and job finding.

Career Coaching

Feeling lost? Meet with a professional career advisor specialized to the sciences. We can answer your career-related questions, help map the next steps on your path, and help you ensure that your academic planning and career planning are integrated.

Walk-In Resume Reviews

Knowledgeable peer advisors are available every weekday from 1:00-4:00pm to critique student resumes and refer you to additional resources.

Career Skills Workshops

We teach the writing of resumes and cover letters specific to select science fields, developing your professional network, building your online presence, personal branding, dressing for success, tips for interviewing well, and the latest in online and offline job search methods.

CNS Internship Database

On the CNS Internship Database, CNS students summarize and review their internships upon completion. We offer a growing list of internship descriptions, from varied positions in companies large and small, across the sciences.

UMass Job/Internship Database

Available only to UMass students and alumni, CareerConnect is our searchable database, updated daily with open positions and internship opportunities, and organized by major. Find a job and apply directly through our website!

Your Personal Career Portfolio

Each student is provided with an online CareerConnect account and encouraged to post resumes, writing samples, skills, and career goals. An algorithm sends students notifications of new opportunities that match the information in their portfolio.

Mock Interviews

Prepare for your job interview with our online resources and video streaming technology.  Make an appointment for a practice interview with your CNS career advisor.  We provide field-specific interviews as well as individualized advice for how to be at your best.

On-Campus Recruiting

We make it easy for our science employers to browse the career profiles of our CNS students by major, review candidates, and set up on-campus interviews year round.

Specialized Career Fairs

UMass Amherst host the largest career fair in Western Mass.  Over 130 well-known companies regularly come to UMass Amherst to recruit our majors.  The campus also runs smaller career fairs throughout the year, focusing on the Life Sciences, Computer Sciences, and other STEM majors.

Networking Opportunities

Attend alumni networking events and industry panels to gain first-hand advice from successful professionals in your field. Our UMass Amherst Alumni Advisor Network can connect you with an alumni mentor in your industry or field of interest anywhere in the world.

Online Career Tools

We provide tools for every step of your journey, including interactive assessments to develop an accurate picture of your personal strengths, abilities and interests, and resources for researching careers compatible with your own academic preparation, interests and skills.

CNS Student Success Workshops

The CNS Advising Center teams up with the CNS Career Center to provide a range of workshops throughout each semester.

CNS Student Success Workshops Spring 2017


Name Office Contact
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337 Morrill II South
(413) 545-2238