Former U.S Representative Torkildsen Teaching Class on Political Leadership

November 20th, 2014 by jfahey

Did you know that Peter Torkildsen ’80 once served as the representative of Massachusetts’ sixth district, and is the last Republican to represent Massachusetts in the U.S House of Representatives?

Lucky for us, he is teaching PolSci 292P (Class number: 19064) on Political Leadership! And what’s more, there are still seats open! So get on Spire and register! The class meets once a week from 1:00-3:30 P.M on Tuesdays.


Career Services–Internships and Career Events

November 20th, 2014 by jfahey

Hello all!

Check out some great upcoming events sponsored by Career Services to help you take the next step in your career.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014


Career Services

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Internships Info Session

508 Goodell

Learn how to get a great internship or co-op. Find out about the best resources to find one, how to get academic credit, and which employers love UMass Amherst interns! Held weekly while classes are in session. Sponsored by the central Career Services Office.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Student Event

Career Services

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

How to Get a Job Saving the Planet: Sustainability Careers with Non-Profits, Business and Government

Gordon Hall Rm. 302

Co-Sponsored by Career Services Gordon Hall, room 302 Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of the Center for Environmental Policy, and The MBA in Sustainability at Bard College.

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014

Student Event

Career Services

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Non-Profits: Careers for the Common Good Fair

Cape Cod Lounge

Come meet with non-profit and other socially conscious organizations to discuss full time job opportunities, summer job opportunities, and also internships. This is a smaller event (approx. 20 organizations) and will have a more informal atmosphere for you to connect with employers. Resumes are optional but employers will eventually require one if students decide to apply.

To check out who is coming:

Conference Program Coordinator Opening for Prague Political Science Conference

November 20th, 2014 by jfahey

The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is launching a call for applications for a Conference Program Coordinator for their student conference in Prague, Czech Republic  from September 21st to 25th. This job can be completed remotely but they require you to fly out for the conference itself; which they pay for! A great opportunity for those who love to event plan!



Full-Time Field Coordinator Position Available with Turning Point USA

November 18th, 2014 by jfahey

Turning Point USA, a Student Organization “..dedicated to educating students about the importance of fiscal responsibility, free markets and capitalism,” is one of the largest growing student organizations in the country. It is also looking for a full-time Field Coordinator in Boston starting this January! Check below for the description, and good luck!

“Position: Field Coordinator (Full-time position)

Location: Boston, MA

Start Date: January 2015

Company Description: Turning Point USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students about the importance of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and capitalism. With a presence on over 700 college campuses in all fifty states and over 500 student columnists, Turning Point USA is the fastest growing student organization in the country.

Job Description: Turning Point USA is seeking a passionate, enthusiastic individual to serve as a Field Coordinator in Boston, MA. Field Coordinators work with Turning Point USA student groups and student activists to organize campus activism, launch new TPUSA chapters, recruit new members for the organization, and plan campus events and voter registration drives. Field Coordinators are also responsible for organizing data, conducting outreach to prospective members and activists, giving oral presentations, representing the organization at events and conferences, developing new activism plans,  and networking on behalf of the organization. Everyday on the job is different.

Skills and Qualifications:

  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  •  Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  •  Willingness to fulfill all duties listed and additional duties assigned
  •  Willingness to travel for day and overnight trips in and out of state
  •  Passion for conservative politics
  •  Positive attitude
  •  Strong work ethic
  •  Campaign experience is preferred

Field Coordinators are required to have a valid driver’s license and a reliable car.

Inquiries: Please submit a resume and a cover letter to Crystal Clanton, National Field Director at”

Legal Studies Open 300 Level Courses

November 13th, 2014 by jfahey

Looking for some open Legal Studies 300 courses to round out your requirements? Check out these under-enrolled, recently added and decidedly interesting open Legal Studies courses!

Legal 391CC: Computers, Copyright and Criminal Law– Laura Quilter, Course ID: 18415

Legal 391GL: Gender and the Law— Jill Weinberg, Course ID: 19354

Legal 392R: Reading the South African Constitution, Course ID: 19381

These courses are open now, and promise to be interesting and engaging! We look forward to seeing you in the courses soon.

Check out all of our Legal Studies courses for Spring 2015 here!



November 7th, 2014 by sadler

Inspiring classes …

One of the most prestigious universities in the world…

Flexibility to travel in England, Ireland, France and beyond…

8 liberal arts credits (4 of them honors)…


This is what it means to study abroad in Oxford!

The UMass Oxford Summer Seminar will hold DROP-IN information sessions about the 2015 summer program to talk about classes (literature, politics and history), and SCHOLARSHIPS.


Wednesday (with a Tuesday schedule), November 12, 2:30-3:30 pm

Thursday, November 13, 2:30-3:30

Tuesday November 18, 2:30-3:30 pm

Thursday, November 20, 2:30-3:30


Also come visit our table at the International Opportunities Expo

Student Union Ballroom

Wednesday November 19, 2-5


(You do NOT have to attend a session to apply; the application portal is open at:

Hope to see you soon,

Anne Broadbridge, Director, Oxford Summer seminar,

Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your career?

November 7th, 2014 by sadler

Join UMass Toastmasters!

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 313,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,650 clubs in 126 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The Toastmasters mission is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.  At UMass Toastmaster meetings you will  learn to be confident speaking in front of a crowd. Whether you want to practice a presentation for class, give a perfect pitch, or enter a room with prominent presence, Umass Toastmasters is the place to practice. We share feedback and suggestions with each other to foster individual growth from effective communication.  It is beyond rewarding!

Meeting Location, Day, and Time
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the Campus Center, 6:45pm. The room will always be announced via email, FB, and Campus Pulse. You may also check with the receptionist on the concourse.


New Pre-Law Society Forms – Join now!

November 6th, 2014 by msagan

Are you interested in law? Check out the brand-new Pre-Law Society. Their purpose is “to provide all students interested in joining the legal profession who join the Society with assistance in pursuing their legal careers.”

They are on Facebook here:

And their general body meeting will be Tuesday, Nov 18 @ 8 PM, Location TBA!


EDUC 202: Intergroup Dialogue – Exploring Social/Cultural Differences and Commonalities

November 6th, 2014 by msagan

Looking for a unique course next semester? Dr. Ximena Zuniga is offering EDUC 202: Intergroup Dialogue – Exploring Social/Cultural Differences and Commonalities in Spring 2015. The course meets Thursdays, Jan 29-April 16 from 4-6:30 PM, plus a Saturday retreat Feb 15 from 9-5pm.

In this course, you will explore topics like diversity on campus, interracial dating, hook-up culture, stereotypes in the media, bullying, sexism on campus, transgender oppression, multiraciality, reverse discrimination, sexual assault, color blindness, racism on campus, police brutality, and creating change.

Placement forms are available at and you can direct questions to

Apply to be Student Commencement Speaker

November 6th, 2014 by jfahey

Our SBS students have had great success in the past being selected to be the commencement speaker for 2015!

“What are your thoughts as a graduating senior? Would you like to share them with your classmates, family and friends? If so, you are invited to submit a speech proposal for consideration as the Student Commencement Speaker! All graduating Amherst seniors are eligible.Your proposed speech must be written by you as an individual, no group or collaborative submissions. It should be of general interest to graduating seniors as well as to parents and other guests. It may address your impressions and experiences, both academic and extra-curricular as well as your thoughts as you look to the future.

Submit approximately two typed pages, double-spaced, or the equivalent of three to four minutes of speaking time. Speeches exceeding this limit will not be considered.

Deadline: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 – 4:30 p.m. Submit proposals to: Stephanie Subocz, Student Speaker Selection Committee, 305 Whitmore Administration Building,