Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Interior view of Johnson Chapel

All-Staff Meeting

President Martin and the Employee Council invite Amherst College staff to the fall All-Staff Meeting on Thursday, September 20, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in Johnson Chapel. President Martin looks forward to welcoming new staff, providing updates on the progress we have made on priorities, and discussing plans for the year ahead.

Cornell in Rome - Information Session

Join us to learn about Cornell in Rome from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and again from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Since 1987, Cornell in Rome has offered a transformative experience for talented undergraduate artists, architecture students and urbanists. A world-class and specialized program, Cornell in Rome is focused on instruction in the disciplines of architecture design, history and theory; visual arts; art history; urban studies and Italian language, history and culture.

With a maximum enrollment of 60 students each semester and faculty who remain consistent for the duration of their stay, students benefit from an intimate environment and... More »

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Education and Social Justice: A Discussion with Urban Teachers, Teach For America, Match Education, City Year, Uncommon Schools, and Boston Teacher Residency

Join representatives from the following organizations for an informal discussion on educational equity and social justice while learning about opportunities at each of them: Urban Teachers, Teach For America, Match Education, City Year, Uncommon Schools, and Boston Teacher Residency.

Codejam Kickstart Session, Presented by Google

Google Code Jam (https://code.google.com/codejam/) calls on programmers to put their skills to the test as they work their way through multiple rounds of algorithmic puzzles. And with Kickstart, practice makes perfect as users work to hone their coding skills.

Join Amherst alums and current Google staffers Deborah Bakshiyev '16 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 for this hands-on workshop, wherein participants will solve fun, challenging problems, test and grow their coding abilities and technical skills, and win awesome Google swag!

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 the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

Diversity @ Bain: Pizza Dinner & Discussion

Join alumni representatives from Bain & Company, shortly before their case interview workshop later in the evening, for pizza and discussion regarding Bain's diversity and inclusion initiatives. Diversity is key to Bain & Company's mission of building extraordinary teams that deliver unparalleled results for the firm and its clients. They've found that the best solution to a complex problem often comes from a different perspective or a fresh point of view. For that reason, Bain strives to recruit people with exceptional talent and ability—and to celebrate their differences, develop and train them and then give them the opportunity... More »

Google Presents: Tech Industry Resume and Interview Workshop

Planning to apply for internships or full-time jobs within the tech industry? Worried that your resume will get lost a sea of applicants, or that you aren’t savvy enough to navigate a technical interview? Curious about what tech recruiters look and listen for at each step in the hiring process?

Whether you are a budding programmer or simply curious about how to get noticed for technical and non-technical roles in this industry, this workshop will provide a helpful guide. Amherst alums and current Google staff members Deborah Bakshiyev '16 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 will provide an insider’s look at resumes that get you noticed and... More »

Thesis Ninjas Workshop 1: Mapping Out Your Research

You’ve decided to write an honors thesis, and now you find yourself staring down more substantial research than you’ve ever attempted before. Where do you even begin? This workshop will help you begin to flesh out your research questions and map them to relevant research resources. It will also introduce you to research processes, tools and library privileges for thesis writers. This workshop is taught by Blake Doherty, the research, instruction, and outreach librarian. Kindly R.S.V.P. below.

Want to become a thesis ninja? Attend all the Thursday night thesis workshops: September 20, September 27 and October 4 at 7 p.m. in Frost... More »

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Bain & Company Case Interview Workshop

For more than 40 years, Bain has been passionate about achieving better results for its clients—results that go beyond financial and are uniquely tailored, pragmatic, holistic and enduring. The firm advises global leaders on their most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, information technology, digital transformation and strategy, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, across all industries and geographies.

Are you considering a career in consulting? Are you preparing to apply and interview for internship or post-graduation... More »

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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.

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Careers In Technology — Landing a Software Engineering Gig, Part 2

Interested in a software engineering internship or job? Start here, and start now! The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is hosting a four-part workshop that will get you up to speed on how recruiting in tech works, how to strategize a successful job search and how to master the technical interview. The workshops will help students maximize the early fall internship and job recruiting timeline in tech, and also provide invaluable information and preparation for earlier stage computer science majors and prospective majors.

Google is presenting a resume and interview workshop from 7–8:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall,... More »

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Google Breakfast with Women in CS/Women in Science

This informal breakfast event is targeted primarily towards students affiliated with Amherst College's Association for Women in Science and Hello Girl! (Amherst Women in Computer Science) organizations.

Bring your questions and come chat over coffee and breakfast with Amherst alumni, Deborah Bakshiyev '16 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 , who are now working as Google Software Engineers.

MassArt Graduate Admissions Information Table

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent college of art and design. The college's academic and co-curricular programs prepare students from diverse backgrounds to participate in the creative economy as artists, designers and educators, and to engage in the well-being of their society. As a national leader in visual art and design education, the college influences contemporary culture through the creative accomplishments of its students, alumni, faculty and staff. MassArt is a place where students are encouraged to grow into the artist, designer or educator that they've dared to imagine. Graduate students lead their... More »

Pathways Alumni-Student Mentoring — Ice Cream Info Table

Stop by to get your midday ice cream fix and learn about the Pathways alumni-student mentoring program. Pathways is a great way to connect with Amherst College alumni who want to be a resource for you. Free ice cream from Flayvors will be provided!

Office Hours with Google

Two recent alums who now work for Google — Deborah Bakshiyev '16 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 — will be hosting office hours on campus with small groups of sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in learning more about opportunities at Google.

These appointments will go fast, so sign up through Handshake quickly to reserve your spot! This is an opportunity to ask questions about day-to-day life in the tech industry, what the culture is like at Google, how to prepare for a tech industry interview, what to expect out of its entry-level opportunities, etc. in a small and informal setting.

Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Senior Staff Open Forum - Advancement

Come learn more about the work of the Advancement Office and about "Promise: The Campaign for Amherst’s Third Century."

Prudential Financial Networking Ice Cream Social

Whether or not you can attend Prudential Financial’s evening information session, representatives encourage students with any level of interest in the financial firm or industry to drop by between 3 – 5 p.m. for an informal networking ice cream social!

Enjoy a few scoops of locally made ice cream and chat with representatives about how they got their starts at Prudential, what their typical work days look like, and whether or not their entry-level internship and full-time opportunities would be a good fit for your goals, personality, and interests.

For 140 years, Prudential Financial has helped individual and institutional... More »

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 the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

Chicago and Michigan Law Schools Information Session

Attend this combined information session to hear from University of Chicago Law School and University of Michigan Law School admissions representatives about their respective programs and admissions processes. Pizza will be served!

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty and staff form a small, tightly knit community... More »

Prudential Financial Information Session

For 140 years, Prudential Financial has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. With operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, Prudential provides customers with a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management.

Prudential’s leadership believes that the company’s best work happens in collaboration. You’ll spend your time working alongside colleagues from a multitude of disciplines, who bring complementary skills and unique perspectives to solving some of today’s most challenging... More »

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group will gather weekly on Monday nights to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just attend. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews and student coordinator Gwyneth Lewis. Open to all students.

Tue, Sep 25, 2018

HubSpot Information Table

HubSpot is a tech company that builds products with a personal touch. Its founders were driven by the mindset that companies are made up of people, and when those people have the right tools, they can turn their business dreams into reality.

In addition to its software engineering roles, Hubspot offers non-technical opportunities in marketing, business development, sales and other areas. The company is growing fast, which means there are endless opportunities for its employees to do the same.

Notably, current and former employees voted HubSpot as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 on Glassdoor. Stop by this information... More »

Transfer Students: Your Global Experience

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Room B (Downstairs)

Come learn what global experiences look like at the college – and how you can have one! Transfer students can participate in a semester away program such as domestic study or study abroad so long as you have at least five semesters at the college. Students can also apply for summer study abroad funding. Come to a brown-bag, drop-in lunch with Janna Behrens from the Global Education Office.

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Technical and Non-Technical Careers at HubSpot

HubSpot believes that there is no better way to ramp up in the tech world than to work side-by-side with experts who love to teach. Entry-level staffers learn from colleagues and mentors who bring different education, perspectives and quirks to the table.

In addition to its software engineering roles, Hubspot offers non-technical opportunities in marketing, business development, sales and other areas.. The company is growing fast, which means there are endless opportunities for its employees to do the same.

From marketing to engineering, there are big challenges yet to be solved at HubSpot. Because the company cares more... More »

Cantor Fitzgerald Sales & Trading Information Session

Founded in 1945, Cantor Fitzgerald is an innovative global financial services firm with offices and trading desks in all major financial centers throughout the world.

From the dynamic world of trading, to investment banking, to creating leading-edge technology, Cantor has opportunities for undergraduates in a wide range of fields. Teams specialize in any one of the following areas: equities, fixed income and currencies, investment banking, prime services, real estate and affiliates such as BGC Partners, Inc., Newmark Knight Frank and GFI Group.

Cantor Fitzgerald is hosting this information session to discuss the various... More »