Career Center

Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542-2265.


Fall Drop-In Hours


Hours & Contact

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

College Hall, 155 S. Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Telephone: 413-542-2265

Fax: 413-542-5790

Email: careers@amherst.edu

Explore

Gather information. The more you know about a variety of career fields, the more likely you are to find an internship, job, fellowship, or volunteer opportunity that is a good fit.

There are many ways to Explore:

  • Read the weekly e-newsletter “Career Columns” to stay informed about career related opportunities.
  • Attend information sessions hosted by employers, alumni, and professors about topics or career fields that you are curious about.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Alumni Network, and reach out to alumni who have careers that you would like to learn more about. 
  • Conduct informational interviews with alumni or others in your network in order to explore specific jobs or industries.
  • Join the Amherst College Pathways program to develop relationships with alumni mentors.
  • Read about a variety of jobs, industries, and career fields through books at the Career Center’s library and through resources on the website, such as Spotlight on Careers, Vault Career Insider, and O*NET.
  • Monitor job and internship postings on Quest and other online sites.
  • Attend a workshop or speak with a career advisor about networking effectively, and then practice with your family, friends, professors, or previous teachers and employers.
  • Use school breaks to job shadow a person who has a job of interest.
  • Get involved in at least one campus group, team, or activity that allows you to explore your interests.
 

Quick Links



Quest
Search and apply for jobs and internships.

Pathways
Alumni guiding students.

Amherst Careers In
Explore careers and gain professional experience.

Alumni Directory
Look up Amherst College Alumni.

Liberal Arts Career Network
Internships and jobs.

CareerShift
Job hunting and career management solutions.

Spotlight on Careers
Exploration site by college career services pros.

Career Beam
“Get right to work.”

Going Global
International jobs.

Vault
Career intelligence.


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542-2265.


Fall Drop-In Hours


Hours & Contact

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

College Hall, 155 S. Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Telephone: 413-542-2265

Fax: 413-542-5790

Email: careers@amherst.edu