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UMassOnline Welcomes New UMass President, Martin Meehan

UMassOnline is thrilled to see the recent appointment of Martin T. Meehan as the next president of the five-campus, 73,000-student UMass system. The Board of Trustees unanimously selected Chancellor Meehan, who has served as the Chancellor of his alma mater, UMass Lowell, for the past eight years and has guided the school to a remarkable rise in rankings with the US News & World Report.

Welcoming 2015 Commencement Speakers

It is graduation season and the University of Massachusetts has compiled an outstanding list of commencement speakers, scheduled across all five UMass campuses. World renown writers, actors, politicians and scientists will all be giving the commencement speeches for the 2015 graduating classes!

UMassOnline Launches New Website

Along with spring-cleaning there is out with the old and in with the new! We at UMassOnline would like to announce the launch of our newly renovated website. Better than ever before, adopting a fresh, modern feel it is our hope that students across all campuses will feel at home on the new website

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Embracing Blended Learning

Life can be hectic and there is not doubt about that. Between working and/or raising a family, many find it difficult to continue their education. At the University of Massachusetts we have developed programs that allow students of all kinds to customize their education according to their lifestyle. UMassOnline encourages its student base of broad and diverse individuals, working to achieve a common goal: furthering their education.

UMass Amherst: Concurrent Dietetic Internship/Online Master of Public Health in Nutrition Program (DI/MPH-N)

Global efforts to improve healthcare coverage and increase health awareness has led to a recent spike in jobs in the public health industry. While there are a number of different career paths one may take, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that across the industry as a whole, jobs are expected to increase by 21% from 2012-2022, much higher than the national average of 11%.

Summer '15 Online Course Registration

Summer 2015 registration has begun! As we approach the half way mark for the spring 2015 semester, it is hard to believe that enrollment is now open for summer. We are excited to announce a variety of many new courses available this semester.

UMass Lowell: Master of Science in Accounting - Online MSA

Job growth in the accounting field is driven largely by the health of the US economy. As the economy continues to grow, the demand for accounting jobs is projected to increase as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2022, the US will see a 13% increase in accounting jobs (the average growth rate of jobs as a whole is predicted to be around 11%). Across the industry as a whole, accountants and auditors had a median salary of $63,550 in 2012, significantly higher than the national average.

5 Interview Tips That You Should Know

There are many other things besides being familiar with your resume that will help you land your next job. Employers have mentioned personality and good rapport as top attributes that can make job candidates shine brighter than others. It is your responsibility for you to convince your possible next employer that you are the one for the job. Do you remember how people always say how important first impressions are?

Becoming a Registered Dietitian

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dietitians is expected to grow by 20 percent between the years of 2010 and 2020. This is a much faster rate than the average of all other occupations due to the increased emphasis on disease prevention, a growing aging population and public interest in nutrition.

The Massachusetts Conference for Women - 10th Anniversary

How do you expect to feel when you are surrounded by 10,000 professional women leaders and entrepreneurs? In one word – inspired! UMassOnline had the opportunity last week to exhibit at The Massachusetts Conference for Women in Boston. What a great feeling it was to see so many empowering women under one roof. As the conference celebrated its 10th anniversary that day, we were all honored with the presence of phenomenal speakers such as Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, and fashion designer/CEO Tory Burch.

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