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HFA Careers & Internships

Welcome to the HFA Career Center! We are career professionals who provide individualized assistance with career concerns and help you meet your goals. Take a look around our website to see all the services we offer!


Careers Credit Courses – Fall 2022

See our Get Advice page for descriptions and check SPIRE for specific course requirements and details.

  • From Here to Career for all Humanities and Fine Arts Majors (HM&FNART 292M | MW 9:05am - 9:55am)
  • Career & Grad School Preparation Seminar for Architecture Majors (ARCH 491G | M 4:00pm - 5:15pm)
  • Art History Practicum (ART-HIST 398 | 01 W 1:25pm - 2:15pm)
  • The Major and Beyond: Career Exploration for English Majors (ENGLISH 491AC | W 11:30am - 12:45pm)
  • Career Development Practicum for History Majors (HISTORY 398A | W 5:30pm - 6:20pm)

Career Exploration, Planning, or Internship Advising Appointments

Lisa Blacher, Interim Director, HFA Career Center


Quick Career Questions and Resume Review Walk-Ins

Want to get your resume or cover letter reviewed? Have quick questions about internships or career resources? Career Center walk-ins have moved online! We offer asynchronous and synchronous options.

Asynchronous: (submit your questions/documents and an advisor will send you feedback), see this Google Form (make sure you are signed into your UMass Gmail account).

Synchronous: summer hours are Mondays 2-5pm and Wednesdays 9am-12pm. Use this link during those times to speak with a Graduate Career Advisor. If you are not let into the meeting within a few minutes, the advisor is meeting with another student. Try entering the meeting again in 15 minutes.


Set Yourself up for Career Success with a Humanities Degree

  1. Visit the HFA Career Center in South College for help with finding opportunities, polishing your resume, or practicing interviewing.
  2. Explore possible careers using What Can I Do With this Major.
  3. Activate your Handshake account to access jobs, internships, and career fairs and to schedule a career or internship advising appointment.
  4. Attend career events and internship fairs (found on Handshake).
  5. Get career advice by connecting with alumni on Connect UMass, where you can also join interest-specific career communities.
  6. Take a careers course to explore the many possibilities and gain valuable career skills!

Follow HFA Careers on Instagram!

Be sure to follow HFA Careers on Instagram (@umasshfa_careers) for updates, information, and opportunities.


The College of Humanities & Fine Arts Advising & Career Center staff strives to create a welcoming environment that considers the needs and perspectives of students of all ages and social and cultural identities through openness, acceptance, and inclusion. Our staff respects, values, and fosters a supportive community for all.