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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

 

 

Government

Exploring U.S. Government Careers: An Overview 

Working for the government can give you the opportunity to have a role in changing public policy and helping people.

Did you know that there has never been a better time to look for work within the Federal Government? The government is the nation's largest employer in the United States--1.8 million people, with approximately 300,000 new hires every year. In addition to that, half of those employees may be eligible to retire in the next five years. That translates into a tremendous opportunity for anyone interested in working for the government.

We have gathered all of the tools and information that you will need to help you get started looking for employment opportunities in government.

A Good Place to Start: General Links for Exploring Government Jobs

Frequently Asked Questions

The Layout of the Land: An Overview of the Federal Government

Getting Your Foot in the Door: Finding an Internship with the Federal Government

Finding a Job with the Federal Government

 

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