COVID-19 Updates: Important announcement about remote Loeb Center support and other developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you have questions contact us at careers@amherst.edu or call 413-542-2265.

Resume Review

If you would like your resume reviewed, you can submit your resume using this form. You can expect a response with feedback within three business days of submitting. If you have an upcoming deadline, please include this information in your form submission.

Virtual Appointments

There will be no disruption to appointments with advisors. Loeb Center advisors are available for Zoom or phone appointments. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, log in to Handshake, click “Career Center” in the top navigation menu, and then select “Appointments.” To request an appointment, click the blue “Schedule A New Appointment” button. The advisor will email you instructions for a Zoom or phone call.

If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you can do so through Handshake.

Virtual Workshops/Events

For an up-to-date list of workshops and events being offered virtually, please visit Handshake. For each virtual event, there will be instructions on how to join remotely in the description or emailed to students who register.

 Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Students currently enrolled in the Houston Program will still be able to search for and apply to Houston internships in Handshake. Visit the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program webpage for instructions on how to search for Houston internships.

For students that need to complete the Houston Program workshop requirement pre-recorded workshops are available. Visit the Houston Program Workshops webpage for links to videos, PowerPoint presentations, and questionnaires or contact the Houston Program Team at internships@amherst.edu.

Pre-Departure requirements and information will be shared with students as we move to virtual support.

Internship Funding

Students seeking funding from the Loeb Center for unpaid or low-paying internships may still submit an application via Handshake. For more details about eligibility and application instructions, visit the Summer Internship Funding Programs and Fellowships webpage.

The deadlines for summer internship funding applications are:

  • Monday, April 13, 2020
  • Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020* (newly added)

The Loeb Center is aware that many employers across various industries have moved to a remote internship model in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In light of this trend, we are allowing students who now have remote, virtual internships to apply for funding. For more details and requirements vist the summer funding webpage.*

Meiklejohn Fellows

Fellows seeking to access their stipend may submit an application via Handshake. The deadline to fully complete the application is Thursday, April 30th at 11:59pm ET. 

Please review the list of questions you will be asked before beginning the application. Steps for completing the Meiklejohn Fellows stipend request are:

  • Log in to Handshake.
  • Click “Career Center” in the top menu bar.
  • Select “Experiences” under the “What can we help you find?”
  • Next, click “Request an Experience”.
  • In the “Experience Type” box of the form, type in “Loeb Center Internship Funding Common Application 2020” and select it from the drop down. (You will be asked to identify yourself as a MJ Fellow in the application.)

Casey Jo Dufresne, Program Director, will be available for one-on-one and group appointments via phone or video. You can schedule an appointment on Handshake or email her at cdufresne@amherst.edu. Casey Jo will hold virtual drop-ins starting March 24.

Virtual Drop-in Hours with Casey Jo Dufresne

Additionally, Tenzin Kunor, Director the Center for Diversity and Student Leadership, along with CDSL staff will continue to host programming (virtually) as well as drop in hours. You can find more information on the CDSL's website, or email Tenzin at tkunor@amherst.edu

Employer Questions

Any questions related to recruiting, job postings, and hosting virtual events should be directed to recruiting@amherst.edu.

How to contact us and other resources:

Email: careers@amherst.edu
Phone: 413-542-2265
Handshake: amherst.joinhandshake.com and Handshake Support/Help Desk
Loeb Center How-To Guides (Resume, Cover Letter, etc.)

*Updated: 3/30/20