Career Specialists for College of Management
Monica Robles (Monica.Robles@umb.edu)
Monica is a helping professional dedicated to guiding individuals in identifying goals and taking steps towards achieving results. She has spent the past 5 years in higher education as a career counselor and program manager. She enjoys helping students and alumni navigate their career journeys in the ever-changing job search landscape. Monica received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Florida International University and her Master’s Degree in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Schedule: Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Agata Rybalkiewicz (Agata.Rybalkiewicz@umb.edu)
Agata is thrilled to join the team at the Office of Career Services and Internships! She comes to UMB with experience in academic advising, international education, and career counseling. She is passionate about helping students explore academic and professional paths, especially when it comes to first-generation and international students. Outside of work hours, she spends her time learning French, cycling, and testing the limits of her baking skills (which are often met). She looks forward to working together to help support our students at UMB and beyond!
Schedule: Mondays: 1 – 5 Tuesdays: 9 – 1 Thursdays: 9 – 1 Fridays: 2 – 5
Students should schedule to meet with Monica or Agata through Handshake.
For more detailed information about how to connect with the Office of Career Services & Internships, please visit their website. https://www.umb.edu/academics/vpass/career_services
Career Resource Links
UMass Boston Office of Career Services & Internships: http://www.umb.edu/academics/vpass/career_services
UMass Boston Venture Development Center: https://www.umb.edu/vdc
Job and Internship Postings
Are you looking for an internship or job? If so, please visit Handshake where you will find hundreds of job and internship postings. Remember: employers are posting positions on our site because they specifically want to hire UMass Boston students so make sure to take advantage of this great resource! You can also find out about career related events and get lots of useful career information through Handshake.
Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants
If you are interested in pursuing a career in accounting, it is highly recommended that you join the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). The fee for students to join is $25 (one time only) and the benefits of joining are tremendous. You will gain access to a list of accounting firms in the Boston area, gain information about preparing for the CPA exam, have access to their internship/job board, and be able to attend networking and career events with other accounting professionals.
Are you planning to pursue a career in the United States after graduation? If so, here is a helpful resource specifically geared toward international students seeking employment in the United States. There is a free blog on the site which contains great career advice for international students. You may also wish to purchase the author’s book called Power Ties which outlines effective strategies to increase your chances of landing a job in the US after graduation. The book is also available in the Career Services & Internships library located on the first floor of the Campus Center, Suite 1300.
Also, make sure you understand the US employment laws for students studying in the US on a visa and please visit the International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS) office located on the second floor of the Campus Center, Block 2100, if you need additional clarification.