The Veterinary and Animal Science Department offers many opportunities for students to get involved in research, internships and practica, and to make connections for career opportunities.  Please use the following links to learn more.

- Join Handshake to search for internships, jobs and co-ops; and learn about upcoming Career Fairs, Networking and Recruiting events on campus. 

UMass Career Services

CNS Career Services includes Career Coaching, Walk-In Resume Reviews with Career Peer Advisors, Career Guides, Big Interview Training System, Mock Interviews, UMass & CNS Job/Internship Database, Career Fairs, Networking Opportunities, CNS Career & Professional Development Workshops and more!

•Walk-in to meet with a Career Peer Advisors, 10-5, M-F (during Academic Year), CNS Career Center, Morrill III, Room 215. No appointment necessary!

Connect with an Alumni Advisor. UMass Alumni Advisors program is a quick and easy online platform that facilitates one-to-one career conversations.  Senior Medical Science Liaison Niccole Larsen ’01 imparts her knowledge of biotech and pharmaceutical research as an Alumni Advisor. As an expert in her field who understands the value of mentorship, Larsen states, “One of the things I talk about when I mentor is the importance of showcasing the value you bring to a position and how other people can build a relationship with you based on that. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people who may be in a position that you might want and ask for an informational interview. Many people think that’s really forward, but you need to take ownership of your career path, and that’s the right way to do it.”

Recommended Career Search Engines

LinkedIn 101: Using LinkedIn to Land Your Dream Job Before You Graduate

Research Opportunities/Office of Undergraduate Research and Studies


Summer Programs



Careers in Animal Science

Additional Programs

smarston [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu (Sue Marston), PhD is available by appointment to assist VASCI students with identifying and applying to potential jobs and internships as well as résumé and cover letter writing.