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Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


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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.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu

 

 

Economics/Business

Institute for Social Innovation Fellowship
StartingBloc’s Institute for Social Innovation is a fellowship program that educates young leaders on corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable development, and then offers them various internships, jobs, and graduate and MBA program opportunities. In addition to the fellowship curriculum, StartingBloc offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet and work with a diverse selection of talented and highly motivated leaders of tomorrow.
Contact: Jocelyn Trigg, Program Associate, StartingBloc NFP
90 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, NY, NY 10016, telephone: 212.786.7445, fax: 617.321.4016
Deadlines: Boston and Greater New York City, late fall
Europe Program, spring
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Levy Institute Forecasting Fellowship
This is a two-year fellowship for an outstanding individual who has completed undergraduate study and may be considering graduate work and a career in economics, business, public policy, or related fields. The fellowship is an opportunity to learn more about economic forecasting in a program different from but complementary to formal training at the Levy Institute of Bard College. For more information, contact: Coordinator, Levy Forecasting Fellowship Program, The Jerome Levy Economics Institute, Levy Forecasting Center, 69 South Moger Avenue, Mt. Kisco, New York 10549, 914-666-0641.
Deadline: Contact institute

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
The Division of Research and Statistics have a number of openings for Research Assistants under the Corporation's Fellows Program. Qualifications: a B.A. or B.S. degree in economics, business (finance), mathematics, statistics or closely related fields, which includes: twenty one semester hours of economics plus three hours of statistics, calculus or accounting, computer programming, and a solid background in mathematics/statistics. Positions are located in Washington, D.C. headquarters of the FDIC. Starting salary approximately $34,000 per year, as of Nov 2000. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA above 3.0. To apply, submit a resume and a transcript prior to February 15 to: Ms. Cathy Wright, Policy Research Section, Division of Research and Statistics, FDIC, Room 2011, Washington, DC 20429 or email: cwright@fdic.gov.
Deadline: Contact FDIC

Research Associates - Harvard Business School
Each year, our faculty pursue approximately 500 research and course development projects in which RAs play a vital role. You may help to write and revise case studies – firsthand accounts of important business management issues that are the primary form of instruction at HBS – and gather and analyze data for research articles and books at the forefront of business knowledge. We hire more than 200 RAs each year, in full- and part-time positions. There is no typical RA assignment, and no two positions are alike. A variety of work arrangements are offered. Education background: BA or advanced degree with outstanding academic record; Excellent research, analytical, writing, communication and organizational skills. Proven experience and solid skill set in academic research and writing; strong sense of adventure and desire to excel; interest in developing relationships with top company executives; gaining knowledge of the business world from the inside.
Deadline: Contact Harvard Business School

RFBinder Partners, Inc. Executive Training Program
Offers a 6-month Executive Training Program for college graduates who are interested in public relations. Executive Trainees work full-time and attend classes, seminars and presentations designed to expand their knowledge of the public relations industry in order to provide better service to clients. Executive Trainees are paid based on a yearly salary of $21,000 prorated weekly. The company hires the best graduates of the program to fill its Assistant Account Executive positions. There are no guarantees of a job offer but it is not unusual for a majority of the graduates to be hired. For applications, call Deidra Degn, Coordinator, at (212) 715-1529 or e-mail at deidra.degn@rfbinder.com
Deadline: May 1

Academia Resource Management Fellowships in Science, Engineering and Business
ARM (formerly Associated Western Universities) awards hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate fellowships and internships to qualified applicants in science, mathematics, engineering, technology and business, offering fellows the chance to obtain hands-on experience in their field at government and private organizations.
See website for more information.
Deadline: Varies

The Ruder Finn Public Relations Executive Training Program
Offered three times a year in its New York City headquarters, of 3 - 5 months duration. The Executive Training Program is for college graduates who have at least a Bachelor's Degree. Executive Trainees work full-time and also attend weekly classes. As integral members of account teams, Executive Trainees gain exposure to every facet of the public relations business. The 19-year-old Executive Training Program is well-known. Entry level employees rarely are hired by Ruder Finn without having completed the Program. The company hires the best graduates of the program to fill its Assistant Account Executive positions. There are no guarantees of a job offer but an average of one out of every two program participants is hired or extended.
Deadline: November, February, July, depending on timeframe

American Institute for Economic Research
Founded in 1933, AIER is an independent scientific and educational organization. The Institute's research is planned to help individuals protect their personal interests and those of the Nation. The Institute awards a dozen or more Summer Fellowships each year to students who will be entering a doctoral program in economics or affiliated program (e.g., law and economics, economic history, etc.). We also consider applications from those students enrolled in such programs for no more than two years. The program is not designed for students wishing to pursue graduate work in a business school program (e.g. MBA).
Deadline: mid-March annually

MIT Legatum Fellowship Program

The Legatum Center administers a competitive fellowship program for incoming and current MIT graduate students, across all academic disciplines, who demonstrate the potential to create sustainable, for-profit enterprises in low-income countries. Our Fellows develop innovative businesses that empower ordinary citizens, while promoting prosperity and economic development. The fellowship provides financial assistance, specialized seminars, business creation coaching, and opportunities to engage with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors.

Deadline: January 31, 2009

 

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Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


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.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu