Career Center

Career Center

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Getting Started: How We Can Help You

We are here to help you think about life after Amherst, whatever shape that may take: employment, graduate school, or something else. Everyone’s path is unique. We offer resources and advising to help you explore your interests, skills and values. We're here to listen, talk, ask questions, put you in touch with alumni, and, most of all, help you find your passion! Get in touch with us today to start receiving personalized career advice.

We Are Here to Help!

Come see us

Our Career Center staff and student advisors are eager to meet you! Learn who we are, visit us during our drop-in hours, or use Quest to make an appointment.

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Attend an event

Attend an event, workshop, or information session. See upcoming events in our Quest calendar (use your regular Amherst login to access Quest).

Explore & Discover

What Do I Want to Do? How Do I Know What I’m Good At?

Explore what makes you tick, what you love so much you can work for hours at it and not notice the time go by. Think that’s impossible? Never. We will help you find your path.

Handouts & Samples

Resume guides, sample cover letters, interview tips, and much more. See all...

D.I.Y. Tools

We provide many services to help you explore. Learn more...

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Careers by Industry

Take advantage of our personalized career advising and skill-building workshops in our “Amherst Careers In” program. Learn resume and cover letter tips, do a mock interview, shadow an alum, and go on a trek. Interact with alumni and employers.

Choose your area of interest to get started:

Networking with Alumni—How Does It Work?

We help students connect with alumni mentors to talk about life goals, strategy and more. Learn about our Pathways Alumni-Student Mentoring Program.


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Hours & Contact

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Google map College Hall, 155 S. Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Telephone: (413) 542-2265
Fax: (413) 542-5790

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