Event Calendar

Today - Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Study Abroad in Russia and Kyrgyzstan

Don’t miss your chance to study abroad in St. Petersburg or Central Asia through Bard College. Bard’s partnership with Smolny College – Russia's first and most prestigious liberal arts institution – is an excellent opportunity to immerse oneself in Russian language and culture.

Also, don’t pass up a unique opportunity to study the liberal arts, in English, at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. We invite students to spend a semester or summer learning about a fascinating region at the crossroads of history, commerce and development. Numerous scholarships are available.

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Google Presents: Intro to Design Thinking for Women in STEM

In this workshop, which is open to all, but primarily targeted towards women interested in working in STEM fields, recent alums Julia Edholm '15 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 will present an introductory workshop on the design thinking process.

This is the first of three workshops that two recent Amherst College alums now working at Google will present on campus on February 22 and 23. Please view details and RSVP to each event separately in Quest!

Grow with Google: Alums Share Resources for Developing Software Technical Skills

In this "Grow with Google" workshop, which is open to all, but mainly targeted towards first years, sophomores, and, recent alums Julia Edholm '15 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 will share helpful resources for those working to develop software technical skills.

This is the second of three workshops that two recent Amherst College alums now working at Google will present on campus on February 22 and 23. Please view details and RSVP to each event separately in Quest!

Internship Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Join us to learn how to write a resume and cover letter that will set you apart from the crowd! As a reminder, students who are fulfilling their Amherst Select Internship Program requirements must attend a resume and cover letter workshop. Non-Amherst Select students are welcome to attend.

Introduction to the Finance Industry Workshop Series

What is the Introduction to Finance Industry Workshop Series?

This is a 9-week program open to first year students and sophomores interested in learning more about the finance industry. This workshop series, led by Stephanie Hockman, program director for careers in business and finance, is designed to help students understand the finance industry and its components, distinguish the nuances of available opportunities and enhance career exploration. Some workshops will include alumni who will provide their practical insights, experience and understanding to the discussion. In addition, some sessions will be followed by an opportunity to engage with young alumni in an organized career fair-type chat room.

The 9-week course will include topics such as:
1. Introduction to Finance – Defining finance and an overview of the components of the finance industry including a discussion of buy side vs.
sell side
2. Investment Banking, Part 1 – Corporate Investment Bankers 3. Investment Banking, Part 2 – Capital Markets (including Sales & Trading, Research and Investor Services) 4. Investment Banking, Part 3 – Introduction to Operations & Supporting Functions at an Investment Bank 5. Introduction to Investment Management & Asset Management 6. Overview of Hedge Funds 7. Introduction to Private Equity 8. Introduction to Private Wealth Management/Asset Management 9. Review of the industry and best next steps

How do I register for the Introduction to Finance Workshop Series?

The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held every Thursday from 8 – 9 p.m.
beginning February 8, 2018 (excluding March 15). The final workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 11, instead of that Thursday. Space is limited and advance registration is required. If you are interested in learning more about the finance industry and willing to attend all 9 sessions, please email Stephanie Hockman by February 2, 2018. Your email should include a statement on why you want to attend this workshop series. Confirmation of acceptance to the workshop series will be provided by February 5, 2018.

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Frost Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI or Sundays from 8-11 in Merrill 300A (Science Library).

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3D Printing Workshop

The Amherst Electronics Club is excited to present a four-part workshop series on 3D printing! This exciting technology enables the user to produce everything from prototypes and concept models to custom production-grade parts on a personal desktop. Come learn more about the art and science of 3D printing while gaining experience with the club's own printer. No experience necessary!
Feb. 15: 3D Printing 101
Feb. 22: So, What Do I Print?
March 1: Anatomy of a 3D Printer
March 8: Zen and the Art Of 3D Printer Maintenance

Tomorrow - Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Lunch & Learn: Google Cloud Info Session, Presented by Julia Edholm '15 and Elizabeth Lefever '16

In this Lunch & Learn information session — which is open to all, but mainly targeted towards sophomores, juniors, and seniors — recent alums Julia Edholm '15 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 will provide an rare and enlightening inside look at Google Cloud. Lunch will be served!

This is the last of three workshops that two recent Amherst College alums now working at Google will present on campus on February 22 and 23. Please view details and RSVP to each event separately in Quest!

Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Wall Street Prep Excel Crash Course

The Amherst College Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning will be hosting Wall Street Prep’s Excel Crash Course seminar. This seminar is designed for intermediate Excel users who would like to power-charge their productivity in Excel, by introducing lesser-known but highly-effective functionality. The class costs $99 per student, and includes the following:
• One day of live instruction
• Comprehensive step-by-step training materials
• Excel model templates
• Excel cheat sheet
• 12-month e-mail access to the support team, whom students can contact with any follow-up content-related questions
• Lifetime access to Crash Course in Excel online module

Please feel free to contact Matt Blair mblair@wallstreetprep.com with any questions or concerns.

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Merrill Thesis Write-In

Every Sunday night, the Writing Center and Library reserve the large classroom in the Science Library to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, tea, and camaraderie. Join the group Sundays from 8-11 in Merrill 300A (Science Library) or Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI (Frost Library).

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Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group is open to all Amherst College students. All levels of creative writing experience are welcome. At each meeting a creative writing challenge will be offered with time to work on it. This will be followed by an opportunity for everyone to share their creations and respond to others. Refreshments will be served.

The group will meet every Monday evening, beginning February 5. Writers are welcome to make a weekly commitment or to join us on an occasional basis. However, because seating is limited, kindly R.S.V.P. below if you plan to attend.

This event is led by Roy Andrews, writing associate, and Gwyneth Lewis '20E, student coordinator.

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MCAT Study Group

Are you preparing for medical school and taking the MCAT this winter or spring? Come join other Amherst students and study with your peers on Monday evenings! Drop-in when you can. Some MCAT resources and snacks will be available. This event is sponsored by the health professions office at the Loeb center for career exploration and planning.

First Year Loeb Seminar: Making Mammoth Plans

First years, let's think summer! Whether you have plans or not, we can help you make the most of your summer. It all starts with "Making Mammoth Plans," the Loeb Center's spring seminar for first year students.

What to look forward to in the seminar:

– Help determining what you want to do over the summer
– In-depth information about how to pursue internships, summer jobs, research, summer abroad, volunteering, and job shadowing
– Time to create a plan of action to accomplish your own unique summer goals

RSVP in QUEST as space is limited. RSVP by clicking on the left column “Info Sessions/ Workshops” and then “Workshops.” You can either use the keyword search or scroll down, and then select “First Year Loeb Seminar: Making Mammoth Plans." Click “RSVP," and you are all set!

Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Study Abroad with Spanish Studies

Spanish Studies Abroad has hosted programs in Seville (since 1969), Alicante and Barcelona, Spain, as well as Córdoba, Argentina, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Havana, Cuba. We offer both English and Spanish courses and semester, short term and summer term study abroad options in these locations. We strive to offer academic excellence while providing students with continued support throughout their journey abroad.

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SEA Semester Information Table

SEA Semester is the leading off-campus Environmental Studies program focused on the ocean. While the academic focus varies, each program offers an interconnected suite of courses designed to explore a specific ocean-related theme using a cross-disciplinary approach. We look for motivated undergraduates of all majors who are passionate about learning, inspired to tackle and address real-world problems and eager to become part of an unparalleled living and learning community. Ready to have an adventure with a purpose? Stop by our information table or email jeckstein@sea.edu for more information!

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Northeastern Graduate Admissions Information Table

Stop by the Keefe Campus Center atrium to meet with Elizabeth Bollino, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at Northeastern University. At her information table, Amherst students can learn more about programs offered within Northeastern's Professional Advancement Network, ask questions about the school's graduate application process and get a better sense of which program fits their professional goals.

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to this workshop, see the full workshop schedule below or make an individual appointment.

How to Get a Job in the Nonprofit Sector

Are you considering putting your Amherst education to good use, making a difference in the world through a job or internship in the nonprofit sector? Join Victoria Crispo, a manager at Idealist Careers, to learn more about this sector and how to strategically prepare for a job search within it.

For example, what are some of the key skills and characteristics that nonprofit hiring managers tend to seek? How can job applicants successfully illustrate that they possess these skills and traits when building a resume and submitting application materials? What questions should those without any past nonprofit experience be asking when looking to transition to the nonprofit sector?

No matter if you're a first year just beginning to explore internship options, or a senior actively seeking post-graduation positions, this presentation will endeavor to answer all your questions about how to properly prepare for a successful nonprofit sector job search.

Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Internship Interviewing Workshop

Join us to learn how to answer challenging questions and present yourself in a professional manner. As a reminder, students who are fulfilling their Amherst Select Internship Program requirements must attend an interviewing workshop. Non-Amherst Select students are welcome to attend!

Leave No Trace: Outdoor Ethics & Opportunities with Massachusetts AmeriCorps' Student Conservation Association

Members of the Massachusetts AmeriCorps' Student Conservation Association program serve Massachusetts’s public lands from Martha’s Vineyard to the Berkshires each summer, and spend the winter providing environmental education to children at local schools in the western part of the state. The residential program, headquartered at Kenneth Dubuque Memorial State Forest in Hawley, MA, began its 20th year of service in October 2016.

Each year, SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps members spend five months teaching approximately 800 environmental education lessons to over 1,000 students. Its members also complete approximately 60 Conservation Service projects each year. Projects include new trail construction, invasive plant management, Universal Access Trail construction, school nature trails, historic site reclamation, and more.

Members receive full room and board, health insurance, a weekly living stipend and an AmeriCorps education award.

In this workshop, current members Darren Lu and Jesse Newman will start by presenting a portion of their "Leave No Trace" outdoor ethics workshop, which aims to teach and inspire people to enjoy nature responsibly. Then, they will share information on Massachusetts AmeriCorps opportunities -- including what their service entails, how to figure out if AmeriCorps is right for you, and how to successfully apply before the organization's next March 1 deadline.

Thu, Mar 1, 2018

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to this workshop, see the full workshop schedule below or make an individual appointment.

Introduction to the Finance Industry Workshop Series

What is the Introduction to Finance Industry Workshop Series?

This is a 9-week program open to first year students and sophomores interested in learning more about the finance industry. This workshop series, led by Stephanie Hockman, program director for careers in business and finance, is designed to help students understand the finance industry and its components, distinguish the nuances of available opportunities and enhance career exploration. Some workshops will include alumni who will provide their practical insights, experience and understanding to the discussion. In addition, some sessions will be followed by an opportunity to engage with young alumni in an organized career fair-type chat room.

The 9-week course will include topics such as:
1. Introduction to Finance – Defining finance and an overview of the components of the finance industry including a discussion of buy side vs.
sell side
2. Investment Banking, Part 1 – Corporate Investment Bankers 3. Investment Banking, Part 2 – Capital Markets (including Sales & Trading, Research and Investor Services) 4. Investment Banking, Part 3 – Introduction to Operations & Supporting Functions at an Investment Bank 5. Introduction to Investment Management & Asset Management 6. Overview of Hedge Funds 7. Introduction to Private Equity 8. Introduction to Private Wealth Management/Asset Management 9. Review of the industry and best next steps

How do I register for the Introduction to Finance Workshop Series?

The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held every Thursday from 8 – 9 p.m.
beginning February 8, 2018 (excluding March 15). The final workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 11, instead of that Thursday. Space is limited and advance registration is required. If you are interested in learning more about the finance industry and willing to attend all 9 sessions, please email Stephanie Hockman by February 2, 2018. Your email should include a statement on why you want to attend this workshop series. Confirmation of acceptance to the workshop series will be provided by February 5, 2018.

3D Printing Workshop

The Amherst Electronics Club is excited to present a four-part workshop series on 3D printing! This exciting technology enables the user to produce everything from prototypes and concept models to custom production-grade parts on a personal desktop. Come learn more about the art and science of 3D printing while gaining experience with the club's own printer. No experience necessary!
Feb. 15: 3D Printing 101
Feb. 22: So, What Do I Print?
March 1: Anatomy of a 3D Printer
March 8: Zen and the Art Of 3D Printer Maintenance

Fri, Mar 2, 2018

How to Get a Job in Publishing

The world of publishing offers storytellers and literature lovers career paths that can meander from writing, to editing to photo journalism. If you’re ready to explore the possibilities, join us during LitFest for a behind-the-scenes look at how to get A job in publishing.

In this workshop, you’ll hear directly from three distinguished alumni about the paths they took that led them to becoming industry leaders at the New York Times, Oxford University Press and Random House.

Panelists:
Phoebe Yeh ’84, Vice President/Publisher for Crown Books for Young Readers/Random House
Niko Pfund ’87 P’19, President of Oxford University Press
Dan Saltzstein ’95, Assistant Editor at the New York Times (Travel Section)

Lunch will be provided! RSVP in QUEST and email careers@amherst.edu for accessibility information and accommodations, or to note dietary restrictions.

Sun, Mar 4, 2018

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Merrill Thesis Write-In

Every Sunday night, the Writing Center and Library reserve the large classroom in the Science Library to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, tea, and camaraderie. Join the group Sundays from 8-11 in Merrill 300A (Science Library) or Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI (Frost Library).

Students Only