Students smiling during the President's Welcome for Students, Orientation 2019.

Now more than ever, the Amherst community matters.

Let’s work together to support career exploration for Amherst students and recent graduates. 

Amherst College graduates are entering a job market greatly altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global disruption to the employment landscape has impacted the ability of companies and organizations to recruit and hire new talent, jeopardizing our graduates’ ability to find jobs and engage in internships.

Alumni and friends of the College are critical partners in helping Amherst provide real-world learning and employment opportunities. Many of you have reached out to us, seeking ways to assist our students and recent graduates. In response, the Loeb Center stands ready to provide you with dedicated employment development support to help you open doors for our students.

Ways You Can Help Amherst Students and Recent Graduates

Offer Jobs or Internships
Other Ways You Can Help
  • Recommend that your HR manager recruit Amherst students for an open position
  • Ask your HR manager to share the position with Amherst on Handshake
  • Create a new position at your company/organization
  • Talk to Amherst students before they apply or interview at your company/organization

Complete this short form to start a conversation with us about the particular ways that you can support graduates and students.

Amherst Advantage

With an 11% acceptance rate, Amherst attracts some of the top students in the country. As an Amherst alum, you know that Amherst students are adept at wrestling with interesting and difficult questions, communicating clearly and persuasively, and working collaboratively within diverse teams – all traits that will benefit your organization.

Our student body hails from 48 states (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) and 54 countries. A full 45% of our U.S. students self-identify as students of color; about 10% of our students are international; and 8% hold dual-citizenship. In addition, 45% of Amherst students study abroad at over 150 programs. As such, Amherst students will bring a vibrant diversity and international perspective to their roles at your organization. 

Scott Lachapelle Questions?

Visit our FAQ webpage for answers to common questions.

For assistance with any of the initiatives above, please contact Employer Relationship Manager Scott LaChapelle at recruiting@amherst.edu.