Blog: 2016

UMass Amherst Ranked as “Best Online Masters in Accounting”

In the accounting field, a master’s degree is key to career and salary advancement. Having a degree makes you a competitive applicant and in many cases leads to better pay. In its recently released rankings, College Choice named UMass Amherst's online accounting program as the 2016 “Best Online Masters in Accounting.”

UMass Amherst Hosts 22nd Annual Culinary Conference

Because of the dreaded "freshman 15," maintaining a healthy diet is a growing concern amongst college students.

Our flagship campus of Amherst has addressed this issue for more than 20 years by hosting an annual Culinary Conference where nutrition experts and premier chefs educate students on the best ways to stay healthy throughout their time on campus.

Embracing Entrepreneurship

Nurturing growth and innovation is a key component to a UMassOnline education. If you are interested in a career as an entrepreneur, we have some pretty cool news for you: Boston just topped a list ranking entrepreneurial growth, even finishing ahead of Silicon Valley!  

Commonwealth Commitment: The “Best Deal in Massachusetts” for Higher Education

For students who do not think they have a chance of going to college due to high tuition costs, things are looking up! “Commonwealth Commitment” is an innovative new program that makes the dream of a college education a reality for thousands of would-be students.

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UMass Announces it Will Sell Off its Fossil Fuel Investments

After a 2 month debate, the University of Massachusetts system confirmed last week that it will eliminate direct investments in fossil fuels from its endowment. A decision that has been making headlines, as UMass is the first public university in the country to do so…

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How to Become the Super Boss

Enjoying the work you do is rewarding but having a great manager can help catapult your career to the next level. Even more important, if you are the boss, how effectively you manage the people that report in to you is essential to their success and the success of the team.

Are Computers Hazardous to Your Health?

While earning an online degree is convenient, spending too much time hunched over your laptop and ignoring your body’s need for moving, stretching, and good nutrition can have negative health consequences. With health experts listing sitting and a sedentary lifestyle among cigarettes and fast food as poor lifestyle choices, too much computer time without a break can lead to everything from poor posture to carpal tunnel to severe back pain.

 Here are a few things you can do to stay healthy while working at your computer:

30 Interview Questions to Start Practicing

We’ve given you some general tips on how to prepare for an interview that will help get you through at least the first round…

Now, USA Today recently shared 30 behavioral questions that are likely to come up in an interview. These questions go beyond the simple “what is your biggest weakness?”--style queries and require deeper, thoughtful answers. The questions cover topics such as teamwork, client-facing skills, time management, ability to adapt, motivation, and communication.

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Common Question: Will My Diploma Say That I Took My Degree Online?

We receive many different questions from prospective students when it comes to higher education. How do I know what program is right for me? How do I best manage online coursework with my personal and professional life?  What’s the best way for me to interact with my professors in an online format? We will be tackling some of the most frequently asked questions in our ongoing blog series.

This week, Is my diploma going to say that I took my degree online?

2016 UMass Graduates

As commencement season is upon us, recent graduates will soon anxiously be entering the workforce. UMass prides itself on graduating students that are ready to take on the job market confidently and successfully, prepared to enter job interviews with the skills learned at UMass. Along with some interview tips that helped UMass students land a job, here are some stats about the graduating class of 2016.

Stats about the 2016 graduating class: