Dave Wells

Career Coach

Dave Wells

Assistant Director Career Development | Career Coach

Dave is dedicated to a maximalist approach to career preparation and seeks to engage students in a life-long process of discovery and growth. With a background in career advising and instructional design at a four-year college in South Florida, Dave has led undergraduate instructional advancement initiatives and has taught first-year experience courses to first generation undergraduates. He earned his M.A. in Counseling from Eastern Michigan University and his M.S. in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. When he is not coaching students to calibrate their career compass, you can find him biking, skiing, hiking, and kayaking throughout New England.

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National Transfer Student Week

A variety of offices and departments across campus are planning engaging events and initiatives in honor of National Transfer Student Week. We hope you will join us in celebrating transfer students across campus – and nationally!

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Apartment Management Internship Through the Eyes of Jessica Harrington, HTM Junior

This summer I interned for AvalonBay Communities, a nationwide investment company specializing in residential apartment management. I really loved this internship! I increased the customer service skills that I love, there was a great work-life balance, and stable 9 a.m. — …

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Sharing Success Through Community College Mentorship

Sharing Success Through Community College Mentorship

August 05, 2021

When Adam Syme was a student at Holyoke Community College (HCC), he bonded with a counselor in the student help center who became a mentor, meeting weekly with him to discuss how …

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10 Steps You Can Use to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

In my more than three decades of speaking and leading workshops on Impostor Syndrome, I’ve spoken to an estimated 500,000 people.

Up until just a few years ago, I always ended my talks by giving audiences a list of ten …

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What is Intrapreneurship?

Intrapreneurship is acting like an entrepreneur within an established company. It’s creating a new business or venture within an organization. Sometimes that business becomes a new section, or department, or even a subsidiary spinoff.

Chances are there’s a handy example …

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Off Campus Student Life

Off Campus Student Life

Remote Assistance

In order to best keep our community safe, the Off Campus Student Center will be closed to all in-person visitors until the start of the fall 2021 semester. This includes any walk-in advising. We …

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How to Be an Awe-ful, Not Awful Leader

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it..” ~ W.H. Murray

We are a society of scientists and logicians. We like to know “why,” “why,” “why.” When things seem to be …

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Why Communication is So Important for Leaders

Describing effective communication as a 2-way street is passé. Communication for leaders is much more complicated, and leaders at all levels need to know a whole lot more than the mechanics of sending and receiving information. Harnessing the ability to …

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UMass Transfer Student Resources

One of our goals at UMass Amherst is providing transfer students with the information and support necessary to make campus feel like home. We understand that the transfer student journey is significant and we are committed to your success. You’ll …

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‘Golden Years’ Ahead for Casual-Dining Chains, Jefferies Analyst Says

Casual-dining chains, as they emerge from the pandemic, are poised for “golden years” of growth in market share, same-store sales and units now through 2024, a Jefferies equities analyst said in a note Monday. Andy Barish, a managing director at …

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