Career Center

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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

 

 

Financial Aid

There are two primary types of financial aid:

Need-based aid, which determines financial need by calculating the difference between total educational costs and the student’s financial resources. In order to be eligible for federal aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Need-based financial aid includes work-study programs; private and federal and state loans; grants and fellowships; and tuition remission programs offered to employees by their employers, or to students by the professional or graduate school. Amherst College has a fellowship program--please contact the Fellowships Office in 213 Converse Hall for more information or applications.

Merit-based aid
is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, talent, or promise. Forms of merit based aid include:

  • Assistantships: the most common type of graduate financial assistance, and is usually awarded in the form of teaching, research, or graduate assignments.  Early contact with the department is critical in obtaining assistantships.
  • Grants and Fellowships: Grants are sums of money awarded for specific activities on a project basis. The funding may come from a variety of sources, including government agencies, corporations, or foundations. Fellowships are a prestigious and competitive form of financial assistance. See information at the Fellowships Office for more details. There is also a number fellowships to which you can apply to directly for funding. Click here for a listing of current fellowship opportunities.

Web Resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
General student financial aid information
Scholarship information and searches

 

Services



Quest

Quest
Search and apply for jobs and internships.

Pathways

Pathways
Alumni guiding students.

Alumni Directory

Alumni Directory
Look up Amherst College Alumni.

Liberal Arts Network

Liberal Arts Career Network
Internships and jobs.

Spotlight

Spotlight on Careers
Exploration site by college career services pros.

Career Beam

Career Beam
“Get right to work.”

Going Global

Going Global
International jobs.

Vault

Vault
Career intelligence.

content

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