Amherst College prepares ambitious and talented students for lives of sustained intellectual inquiry, civic engagement, leadership, and service – translating to qualified, curious, and motivated new hires that can immediately add value, contribute to workplace initiatives, and bring a breadth of perspective to your organization.

With 49% of domestic students identifying as persons of color and 16% of our student body identifying as first-generation college students, Amherst’s campus looks like the world. Visit our annually-compiled Post-Grad Outcomes for details about recent graduates' career interests and paths, as well as this "Fast Facts" page for more stats about Amherst's diverse student body.

Recruiting through Amherst’s Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning allows your organization to leverage our team’s expertise and resources to target students for your job, fellowship, and internship opportunities; build your brand on campus; and achieve your hiring goals. 

To connect with an Employer Relations team member, email recruiting@amherst.edu.

Premiere Programs and Partnerships

Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program: Our Center’s flagship summer internship program will connect you with well-prepared, high-performing interns who can immediately add value and help achieve organizational goals. Learn more here.

Job and Internship Fair – Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workplaces (Virtual): Annually each Fall, Amherst & Williams’ career centers partner to host this virtual career fair, which serves as a pipeline for organizations to meet a large pool of diverse students from two of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Learn more here.

Consortia Partnerships: Amherst College is an active member of the Liberal Arts Career NetWORK (LACN), a consortium of 40+ top liberal arts colleges and universities nationwide; and locally, our Center regularly collaborates with Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges’ career centers. We welcome recruiters to propose and host collaborative multi-school events with these partnerships in mind.

On-Campus and Virtual Recruitment Options

We invite recruiters to consider the following options, all of which are offered at no cost to your organization. Please note that recruiters who schedule events and/or interviews through our Center are asked to read, reference, and abide by our Essential Policies for Recruiters.

  • Interview Block Scheduling (Virtual or In Person): Planning to devote a set window of time to Amherst candidate interviews? We’d be glad to assist with application bundling, candidate scheduling, and other logistics.
  • Office Hours / Informational Interviews (Virtual or In Person): Offer potential applicants the opportunity to book 1-on-1 or small-group meetings with your representatives to get a better sense of your open roles and company culture. 
  • Information Sessions (Virtual or In Person): Time your presentation ahead of key application deadlines to create interest in your openings and build a strong applicant pool.
  • On-Campus Info Tabling (In Person): Increase visibility and build your brand on campus by tabling in our student center during high-traffic, midday periods.

Connect with Amherst on Handshake! Handshake

Handshake functions as Amherst’s primary hub for sharing opportunities with current students and recent alums. We welcome recruiters to click here to connect with us on the platform!

Once connected, your organization will be able to submit job, fellowship, and internship postings, as well as events, to us. (For assistance setting up an account and using Handshake, visit the Employer Help Center.)

Contact Us

Our Employer Relations team welcomes you to get in touch to discuss these and other recruitment options. Our Center’s “Career Community” model notably pairs industry-specialist advisors with Employer Relations staff to collaboratively develop effective, customized strategies to support your organization’s short- and longer-term recruitment goals. 

We are excited to work with you! E-mail us at recruiting@amherst.edu.

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