It’s Never Too Early

Hear from Emily Griffen, director of the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, about the ways you can begin your career exploration.

All students, including those on voluntary withdrawal for Fall 2020, will have continued access to:

All of these services will be delivered remotely, whether students are enrolled on-campus, enrolled but studying remotely, or on voluntary withdrawal.


Handshake is our one-stop platform for discovering internships, searching for jobs, registering for events, and scheduling appointments with advisors and peer career advisors. All students have a Handshake account; log in with your Amherst College email and password. 

Virtual Appointments

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.

Remote Resume and Cover Letter Drop-in Clinics

There are no in-person drop-in hours this semester; however, students can RSVP for a Resume or Cover Letter Clinic, offered every Friday of the semester beginning September 18th or schedule an appointment with a Peer Career Advisor in Handshake. See details on our drop-in hours webpage.

Weekly Newsletter

Stay informed by reading Career Columns, our weekly student newsletter. This digest contains information on upcoming events, deadlines, opportunities, career exploration resources and tips.

Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you thinking about a summer internship, but don't know where to start? Consider joining the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

The Houston Program is designed to give you access to quality, paid summer internship opportunities hosted by Amherst alumni, parents, and friends while providing you with the support you need to successfully complete those internships and achieve your career goals.

Joining is easy. Visit the Houston Program webpage to learn about the enrollment process.

Want to receive more information about the Houston Program plus tips and advice to aid you in your internship search? Subscribe to the Houston Program monthly newsletter.

For any questions about the Houston Program, please email

Meiklejohn Fellows

Casey Jo Dufresne, Program Director, will be available for one-on-one and group appointments. You can schedule an appointment on Handshake or email her at

Those with inquiries may also wish to be in touch with Tenzin Kunor (, Amherst’s director of diversity and student leadership.

Save the date for fall workshops! Meiklejohn Fellows: Getting Started workshops are planned for the following dates:

Fall 2020 Workshops Meiklejohn Fellows: Getting Started


While you're searching for full time jobs or internships, continue to try to take advantage of additional opportunities to build out your resume and enhance your skills. One way to do this is through micro-internships. A micro or project-based internship is a remote internship for a shorter period of time, usually 10-40 hours total, in which an intern begins and completes a specific project. These opportunities are focused on completing the project at hand and less focused on an intern's experience within the ecosystem of the greater company.

Learn more about remote, micro, or project-based internships.

Online Learning Resources

Learn and develop skills to expand your career exploration and preparation. The Loeb Center team has compiled a list of dozens of free, online learning resources for you. Looking to learn more about search engine optimization? Master Excel? Take a class on public health through Johns Hopkins University? Contribute to a study on penguins in Antarctica? We've got you covered. Check out our list of free online learning resources (this list will be continually updated).

Employer Questions

Any questions related to recruiting, job postings, and hosting virtual events should be directed to

How to contact us and other resources:

Phone: 413-542-2265
Handshake: and Handshake Support/Help Desk
Loeb Center How-To Guides (Resume, Cover Letter, etc.)

*Updated: 9/22/20