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Event Calendar

Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Soccer Robot Presentation

Disappointed that the USA wasn’t in the World Cup? Come watch the Team Amherst soccer robot win against itself on Tuesday, July 24 in the Merrill Atrium! A formal presentation will be given at 2 p.m. and the rest of the hour will be a demonstration of the robot’s skills.

Writing Scientific Papers with LaTeX

LaTeX is a computer language for the creation of high-quality scientific and technical documents. In addition to structuring your writing in the usual paragraphs and sections, its features include mathematical equation typesetting, bibliographies, and automatic numbering of sections, equations, references, tables, and figures. LaTeX is built upon a lower-level typesetting language called TeX, and is open-source and free to use. It’s available in a number of packages that you can install on your own computer, and is most easily composed using a dedicated editor and interpreter. We recommend the following:

• Macintosh: MacTeX + TeXShop
• Windows: MikTeX + TexStudio

Tuesday, July 24, 6–8 p.m.; light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.

Please register in advance:

https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Wed, Jul 25, 2018

ninja at a computer

Summer Thesis Research Table

10:30 am - 11:30 am Frost Library, 1st floor research tables

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis project to find support from each other and from instructional staff. Each week will focus on an aspect of the research and writing process; topics will be determined by the group. These might be instructional activities, discussions, work sessions or whatever works for the group. Donuts and coffee will be served! Drop in or attend regularly. Hosted by Blake Doherty of Frost Library and Jessica Kem of the Writing Center.

Students Only

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication (PowerPoint)

Part 2 of the poster design series

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 9. This class will help you produce a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

This workshop will build on the design principles shared in Part 1 to show you how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations, and graphics, and applying special effects. You have two options:

• Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty, and staff can download for free.
• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use InDesign on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated thrice, with different tools:

• PowerPoint: Monday, July 16, 6–8 p.m. or
• InDesign: Tuesday, July 17, 6–8 p.m. or
• PowerPoint: Wednesday, July 25, 6–8 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. before each meeting.

Please register in advance:

https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

Why Choose a Non-Bulge Bracket Investment Bank

The finance industry can seem very complex, especially when distinguishing between investment banks. This is your opportunity to hear from a panel of industry experts who will be discussing the advantages of choosing a non-bulge bracket investment bank/investment advisory firm. These alumni, who represent middle market and boutique investment banks, will be talking about the pros and cons of working at smaller firms and how your career can be directly impacted. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and/or full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing investment banking at a middle market or boutique firm is right for you.

Thu, Sep 6, 2018

Advantages to Careers on the Buy Side

As the finance recruiting season starts, it’s important to understand every aspect of the industry. Here’s your opportunity to hear why a career on the buy side can be an advantageous place to start your career. Alumni from leading buy-side investment firms will be participating in a panel discussion about the pros and cons of careers on the buy side. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing a career on the buy-side is right for you.

Fri, Sep 7, 2018

Mastering the Finance and Consulting Recruiting Process

The recruiting process for finance and consulting is here. Now is the time to make sure you have everything ready to conquer the process and land that full-time position or summer 2019 internship. Whether you will be interviewing for sell-side investment banking, sales, trading or research positions, looking at buy-side opportunities, or determined to land a consulting position, this workshop will help you hone all your skills and techniques to make the fall recruiting process easier. Stephanie Hockman, program director for Careers In Business and Finance, will lead a workshop to help you master the process including reviewing how to network at information sessions (which start as early as September 10) tips for acing the fit and behavior questions, technical finance questions, and the consulting case interview. Stephanie and the CIBF Interns will also be on hand to review resumes and cover letters after the workshop presentation.

Sat, Sep 8, 2018

Mock Finance Interviews – Fall 2018

If you are recruiting this fall, getting more practice interviews is a foundation for success. Members of the class of 2019 who successfully interviewed last fall and had internships in finance this summer have agreed to interview sophomores, juniors and seniors to help you prepare for first round interviews and Super Days in finance. Mock interviews are available for Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Research, and Buy-Side positions, and will begin on the hour at 9, 10, and 11 a.m. and at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. in the Loeb Center. Each interview will consist of a 45 minute fit/behavior + technical interview followed by a 15 minute feedback session.

Spaces are limited, so you should RSVP as soon as possible through Handshake. Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5. Upon registering for the event, you will be redirected to a survey where you can indicate the type of interview needed and your first three time preferences. You will receive an email from Stephanie Hockman within 48 hours of the mock interviews with confirmation of your assigned time. You should plan to participate as if this is a real interview (dress, preparation, resumes in hand, etc).

Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Deloitte Consulting Information Session

Deloitte Consulting has more than 263,900 professionals at member firms delivering services in audit and assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and related services in more than 150 countries and territories. Revenues for fiscal year 2017 were $38.8 billion.

Those who work at Deloitte are encouraged to challenge themselves. Staff at all levels are empowered to mentor others, forge new paths, and make an impact that matters across the globe – for clients, for Deloitte colleagues, and within the firm’s communities. Deloitte gives its professionals the opportunity to work with the best and explore what works best for you. Along the way, you’ll develop skills and experience that will last your whole career, wherever it takes you.

Deloitte professionals, from interns to management, can lead at every level. Interns and entry-level staff represent the firm’s future, and Deloitte is committed to investing in your development to help you become the best you can be. Deloitte believes in authenticity, and in bringing your true self to work. That way, you can be an inspiration to those around you.

Attend this information session to learn more about Deloitte’s company culture, its entry-level and internship opportunities, and the consulting field as a whole. Amherst alum Pete Giorgio '92, a principal at Deloitte, will be on hand to answer questions.

Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Bain Capital Information Session

Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading multi-asset alternative investment firms, with over $95 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which we live.

Founded in 1984, Bain Capital pioneered a consulting-based approach to private equity investing, partnering closely with management teams to offer the insights that challenge conventional thinking, build great businesses and improve operations. Today, the firm strives to create value through private equity, public equity, fixed income and credit and venture capital investments across multiple sectors, industries and geographies.

Bain Capital has opportunities available for talented people who are ready to create lasting impact for its investors, teams, businesses and communities. Attend this information session to learn more about the firm’s culture, its entry-level opportunities, and how to successfully apply for them.

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Putnam Investments Information Session

Putnam has helped individuals and institutions pursue successful investment strategies for 80 years. Today, Putnam provides investment services across a range of equity, fixed income, absolute return, and alternative strategies. A global asset manager serving individuals, institutions, and retirement plan sponsors, Putnam distributes its services largely through intermediaries via offices and strategic alliances in North America, Europe and Asia.

Putnam's Early Career Programs offer a wealth of opportunities for motivated, talented and creative individuals with a passion to learn and succeed in the investment management industry. These programs offer fast-paced, hands-on job responsibilities, working directly with Putnam professionals; robust formal training programs to supplement on-the-job experience; and accelerated opportunities for those who demonstrate the aptitude and passion for success.

Attend this information session to learn more about Putnam’s culture, its Early Career opportunities, and how to successfully apply for internships and full-time positions with the company.

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Bain & Company Information Table

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms, working with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver the sustainable success they desire.

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 and acquisitions, across all industries and geographies.

Stop by this information table to speak with recruiters and Amherst alumni who work for the firm about whether an internship or post-graduation opportunity at Bain is a great fit for you!

Bain & Company Fall Presentation

When the leaders of the world's largest, fastest-growing companies look for help with their most complex challenges, they call Bain & Company. Today, the firm is at the top of its field, helping organizations—many of which are brands you're familiar with—create change.

At Bain, consultants will work with these global organizations, alongside their most senior executives, to solve their toughest challenges. The firm has worked with the majority of the Global 500, thousands of major regional and local organizations, hundreds of nonprofits, and private equity funds representing 75 percent of global equity capital.

Attend this information session to hear from Amherst alumni about their experiences working at Bain, learn more about the firm’s associate consultant and associate consultant internship programs, and find out how to successfully apply for their open opportunities.

Sun, Sep 16, 2018

Mock Case Consulting Interviews – Fall 2018

Practice is the key to success in the consulting interview. Consulting interviews include fit and behavior questions, market sizing questions and the case interview. If you are searching for a consulting internship or full-time position this fall, you need to practice. The mock interview is a great way to gain an understanding of your strengths and areas to improve. Members of the class of 2019 who have successfully interviewed and landed full-time positions at consulting firms will be hosting 1-hour mock interviews all day in the Loeb Center. Each interview will consist of a 45 minute fit/behavior + technical interview followed by a 15 minute feedback session, and will begin on the hour at 9, 10, and 11 a.m. and 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m.

Spaces are limited, so you should RSVP as soon as possible. Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12. Upon registering for the event, you will be redirected to a survey where you can indicate your first three time preferences. You will receive an email from Stephanie Hockman within 48 hours of the mock interviews with confirmation of your assigned time. You should plan to participate as if this is a real interview (dress, preparation, resumes in hand, etc).

Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Cornerstone Research Information Session

For more than 25 years, Cornerstone Research has provided economic and financial analysis in all phases of commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with a broad network of testifying experts, including prominent faculty and industry practitioners, in a distinctive collaboration. Staff consultants contribute expertise in economics, finance, accounting and marketing, as well as business acumen, familiarity with the litigation process, and a commitment to produce outstanding results.

Cornerstone Research has 700 staff, and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington. The company aims to recruit and retain outstanding individuals who have built Cornerstone Research into a highly respected firm with strong core values and a collegial culture.

Recruiters look for exceptional graduates who are team-oriented leaders, passionate about solving complex business problems, and excited about contributing to the growth of the firm. Attend this information session to find out more!

Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Cantor Fitzgerald 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. (BGC), Newmark Knight Frank (NKF), and GFI Group (GFI).

Cantor Fitzgerald is hosting this Information to discuss the various components of our S&T business and our 2019 S&T Summer Analyst Program. Employees from our equities, fixed income, and prime brokerage business will be there to network and answer your questions. Catering will be provided!

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Office Hours with Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $305 billion in assets under management and a track record of delivering results through innovative solutions. The firm helps governments, institutions and individuals address complex financial challenges, identify opportunity, and achieve their long-term objectives.

Guggenheim Partners offers a wide range of internship and full-time opportunities for Analysts and Associates. These programs typically include professional training, formal mentorship, networking events, and community service outreach. The firm recruits candidates with exceptional academic backgrounds, a high degree of motivation, strong interpersonal skills, leadership ability, and a team-oriented mentality.

During this office hours event, representatives from the firm will be on campus to chat with current students about Guggenheim’s culture, its entry-level opportunities, and the finance industry in general. Sign up to learn more, and be sure to bring a few copies of your resume to share with representatives!

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 positions in this field? In this workshop, representatives from Bain & Company – including Amherst alumni – will walk students through the typical Case Interview process and provide helpful advice for how to approach this format successfully.

Mon, Sep 24, 2018

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 devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, its faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859, and is now housed in the Cook Quadrangle on the University of Michigan’s central Ann Arbor campus. Unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. The School has a sizable and diverse faculty, with many preeminent in their fields. The careers of alumni also speak eloquently to the strength of the School; its graduates are leaders serving with distinction in the public, private, and academic sectors in this nation and beyond.

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 table to chat with representatives from HubSpot’s Cambridge, Mass., offices and learn more!

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 about curiosity than experience, team members work on projects that directly impact customers, business and employees. Notably, current and former employees voted HubSpot as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 on Glassdoor!

In this information session, representatives from HubSpot’s Cambridge, Mass., offices will discuss HubSpot’s culture, its technical and non-technical opportunities, and how to successfully apply for an internship or full-time role with the company.

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Eaton Vance Informational Networking Breakfast

Eaton Vance is a leader in pioneering innovative investment strategies that address investor needs amid changing market environments. The company is consistently ranked among the Top 100 Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe.

As a company, Eaton Vance has long embraced six core values: integrity, professionalism, teamwork, client focus, creativity, adaptability and excellence. As a workplace, Eaton Vance offers its employees a quality work environment and a congenial, collaborative atmosphere.

Attend this informational networking breakfast to learn more about the firm’s culture and the finance industry in general. Representatives will be able to share more information about Eaton Vance’s Summer internship program, as well as its full-time Research Associate Program opportunity – so make sure to come prepared with your resumes and lots of questions!

Thu, Oct 4, 2018

Overland Summers 2019 Opportunities Information Session

Love the outdoors? Seeking an exciting summer opportunity? For more than 30 years, Overland (http://overlandsummers.com) has offered introductory biking, hiking, language, writing, service and field studies programs domestically and abroad for students in grades 4-12.

51 itineraries, 17 countries, 4 continents: that’s a lot of adventure. Far more than simply a summer experience, Overland aims to provide a life experience with value and resonance that extends beyond the boundaries of a single summer. Trip leaders seek to inspire each student group to see how beautiful, exciting and full of promise the world is.

Overland aims to a build supportive and wholesome team of leaders. Far more than simply counselors or guides, Overland’s leaders act as terrific role models for each group’s young student participants.

Join Overland representatives at this info session to learn more about 2019 opportunities and how to successfully apply for them.

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Harvard Law School Information Session

Founded in 1817, Harvard Law School is the oldest continuously operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world. Located in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts, the school offers its students a challenging, supportive atmosphere and access to its unmatched array of course and academic offerings, a global alumni network, and a bustling campus life.

Approximately 1,990 students attend HLS each year, including 1,750 J.D. students, 180 LL.M. students, and 60 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors. The curriculum of more than 260 courses and seminars covers a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields.

To guide students as they move through the three years of law school, HLS faculty has developed seven programs of study: Criminal Justice, International and Comparative Law, Law and Business, Law and Government, Law and History, Law and Social Change, and Law, Science, and Technology. Students do not sign up for any program; nor should any student feel compelled to adhere to one. Instead, the programs of study reflect best advice from faculty about how to approach particular subjects and potential careers.