• Career Exploration
Amherst’s Loeb Center will help you find internships, jobs, and other opportunities. You’ll learn how your academic experiences, interests, skills, and values can align with a meaningful career.
At Amherst, we set our students and graduates on a path to be engaged, effective, and innovative problem-solvers in their communities and workplaces. We support learning, inquiry, and action — inside and outside of the curriculum. “Learning by doing” takes many forms:
We believe that community and friendships are an important part not only of college life, but of learning. Our students can choose from a wide range of immersive experiences, either independently or with a group or class. From trekking to Boston to learn about climate action careers, to spending the summer building a robot (named Eugene, who plays soccer), to traveling with a class to the rainforests of Costa Rica, Amherst students explore their ideas — and the world — together.
With programs like the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program and a team of specialized advisors we can help you discover and prepare for opportunities to gain real-world experience.
Travel halfway around the world, or stay closer by. Our Study Away programs provide academic, cultural, and linguistic immersion so that you can learn intensively wherever you choose to go.
On course-specific, College-funded trips, Amherst students go deeper into their studies while forging new friendships.Read More
We believe our students consolidate their learning most effectively — and gain the most from their education — by putting their ideas to work in the world.
Amherst students work side-by-side with professors conducting important research. We provide opportunities during the school year and the summer, both paid and unpaid, and offer funding for theses.
The Summer Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is an eight-to-10-week program on the Amherst College campus focusing on research in scientific, statistical, and mathematical fields.Learn More
To ensure that students have opportunities for professional growth, Amherst uses funds provided by alumni and others to funnel about $1 million per year into connecting students with internships and giving financial support when needed.Learn More
Amherst students run some 100 clubs and organizations. They engage with the wider community, get politically active, produce publications, join affinity groups, and much more.Learn More
Summer Research Programs provide grants (of up to $1,000) that fund travel and mentored research, supporting students in all academic areas.Learn More
Amherst offers programs to help students plan, revise and rehearse presentations, or learn strategies for relaxing and gaining confidence in front of an audience.Learn More
Our collaborative workspaces have tools and resources to support every kind of innovative endeavor — entrepreneurial, artistic, scholarly, civic, or all the above. Work with friends or independently.