• Last year there was a major scare that drove people away from the humanities in, well, droves. We’re still seeing the aftermath and are recovering from that bit of absurdity. I’m sure you’ve heard the rhetoric that fueled it: “English is an easy major.” “You’ll never get a job with a degree in history.” “The sciences and business are where it’s at if you want three square meals a day.” Yeah, that’s all worth about as much as what you’ll find in a horse pen once the horse has left. Aside from the statistics indicating that, no, humanities don’t earn less than the... Read More
  • Last weekend, while being stuck inside due to another one of New England’s wonderful snowstorms, I read an article, which discussed women in entrepreneurship. One quote really stuck with me: “2016 will be the year in which the forces of entrepreneurialism and feminism converge,” writes Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Ellevest and chairman of Ellevate. “Together, they will drive a long-wave, golden age of female entrepreneurship, which will be a positive for all of us: positive and empowering for the women who make the leap, good for the economy, good for consumers, and good for... Read More
  • Ryan’s Question: Would you say people are more passionate in college rather than high school? Amberly’s Answer: Oh, definitely. I think there’s a noticeable difference, for sure. I think a part of it is that in high school, everyone’s so busy trying to get into college, you know? Especially what their parents and general society think of as a “good college.” Sure, there are people who do sports for the fun of it, or choir or theater or newspaper or whatever they so choose, but at least in our high school, college always seemed to be in mind. Plus, there were all those... Read More
  • I am one of those fortunate souls who does not have class on Fridays and thus has a three day weekend every week. Usually it just means that Fridays are quiet and productive (or at least should be), Saturdays are a wild card, and then Sundays are the usual crunch day. So when we had a snow day on Thursday, I thought I could allow myself a little extra time to goof off. Besides, my parents keep telling me to take it easy on occasion, so why not listen to them for once in my life? Well, “a little extra time” turned out to be the whole day and night. I think I read all of... Read More
  • What’s that I hear? The sweet sound of snow falling ever so lightly. It seems like we’re finally starting to get some heavy snow! Some students really appreciate this kind of weather, because they get to have campus wide snowball fights and relax with a day of cancelled classes. But if you’re like me, odds are you’re bed-ridden, watching Netflix, jealous of everyone around you who doesn’t have the flu (except for my roommates, who I got sick). Whatever you’re feeling, make sure you’re prepared! Because if you don’t know by now, New England weather is so unpredictable.  ... Read More
  • Hey, there! Welcome back to Entrepreneurship Explorations! This week, I am discussing if personality actually matters when it comes to entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are thought of as risk-takers but sometimes I personally prefer to take the safe route and plan ahead, rather than jumping into the unknown with both feet. As Reid Hoffman, an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and the co-founder of LinkedIn, once said: "An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down." This makes me wonder; will my cautiousness actually make me less likely... Read More
  • Ryan's Question: So, you're starting a blog? Amberly's Answer: Yeah, I am! My boss Shonda told me that as a communications assistant, I could start one. I mainly just needed a theme to center my blog posts around. Now that was the part that got to me. A theme. What got to me was the fact that I wasn't really sure what I wanted that theme to be, if I'll be honest, or if could even think of one. After all, it's the beginning of my second semester and I'm still trying to figure out how this campus works, nevertheless think of a blog theme. And yet, eventually, I managed to... Read More
  • The first time I watched the Super Bowl, my parents and I muted the game and then turned the volume back on whenever the funny commercials returned. The next year we got bored with that and switched to Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. Since coming to college, though, I’ve gained an appreciation for sporting events. I still don’t care about the games themselves, really, but these events are a good excuse to meet up with friends and encounter new people. Plus, they provide a great venue for venting pent up energy. I don’t know the rules to hockey nor am I curious. However,... Read More
  • Hello, Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Community, and everyone else in the world! I, Anastasia, am one of the new bloggers for HonorsInSight and I am really excited to be sharing some of my thoughts with you this semester! First, let me tell you a little bit about myself: I am a Management major with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Isenberg and a member of the Commonwealth Honors College. I was born and raised in Germany and moved to the U.S. about five years ago. As a transfer student, I am now in my second semester here at UMass and feel... Read More
  • Whether you’re a freshman transitioning from high school to college, or a transfer student like me trying out a different school, these tips can help you find your way here at UMass Amherst! 1. Get involved! -There are dozens of organizations on campus you can get involved with to spice up your time here at UMass. The Student Activities and Involvement page lists all the different ways you can get involved. -Joining a campus organization is a great way to meet new people and make friends, because you’ll be able to find people you connect and share interests with. Also,... Read More

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