Event Calendar

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

All-Staff Town Hall

10:00 am Virtual

President Martin and the Employee Council invite you to an All-Staff Town Hall. Please visit the Employee Council website to submit advance questions and appreciations by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27. This is also where you can access Zoom connection information for the meeting.

Fri, Jan 29, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Brenna Werme

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

Self-Compassion: A LinkedIn Learning Coffee and Discussion

To conclude the January LinkedIn Learning Wellness Challenge, join Learning & Development for a conversation and reflection of the featured LinkedIn Learning videos on Self-Compassion and Practicing Self-Compassion (about 5 minutes total). While these videos are part of the January LinkedIn Learning Wellness Challenge, registration or participation in the Challenge is not necessary to join the discussion.

Workday 101: Faculty

Workday 101 sessions for faculty will cover employee self-service tasks but primarily focus on internal awards, student hiring and approval of student hours.

Mon, Feb 1, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation with Molly Kitchen. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

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Introduction to the Finance Industry Workshop Series -- Loeb Center Session 1 of 5

This is a 10-hour program open to first year students and sophomores interested in learning more about the finance industry and exploring potential careers in finance.

The workshop series will be held February 1-5, 2021, from 6pm – 8pm ET, and will be led by Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center’s Director of the Traub Careers in Business and Finance Program.

The series is designed to help students explore and understand the finance industry, learn industry jargon, consider the intersection of industry players, and distinguish the nuances of roles and responsibilities in the industry. Topics covered during this 5-day, 10-cumulative-hour workshop series include:

1. Overview of the Finance Industry, finance terms, and interaction between the economy and finance
2. Overview of the Sell-Side Investment Bank and potential roles including investment banking (coverage and product), Sales & Trading, Research, and support functions (e.g. legal, compliance, risk management, human capital management)
3. Overview of the Buy-Side of the Industry and the various investment vehicles including:
• Asset Management/Investment Management
• Hedge Funds
• FinTech
• Insurance
• Real Estate
• Private Equity (including venture capital, growth equity and LBOs)
4. Overview of Private Wealth Management
5. Role of Institutional Investors in the finance ecosystem
6. Next steps if considering further exploration of careers in finance

REGISTRATION & COMMITMENT:
To register, you must commit to attending all five sessions February 1 – 5 (Monday – Friday) from 6pm-8pm each night. Please register on Handshake by January 28 to secure your spot. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link by January 31.

Questions may be directed to Stephanie Hockman at shockman@amherst.edu.

Tue, Feb 2, 2021

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Tepper Future Business Leaders Program Information Session - Carnegie Mellon

Come join us on Tuesday, February 2, to hear more about graduate opportunities at Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business!

Taken from https://www.cmu.edu/tepper/why-tepper/index.html:

The Tepper School offers a future-focused business school experience, tailored for the complexity of today’s marketplace. Where others see challenges, we see opportunity. Always looking ahead, we are consistently moving the world forward with innovative ideas, creative solutions, and new approaches.

Today, more than ever, the world of business is transformed by technological innovation, the ubiquity of data, and the application of advanced analytics. The Tepper School and Carnegie Mellon have long been renowned for research and teaching that doesn’t simply keep pace with business practice but forges ahead, powerfully transforming the way organizations compete and lead.

This event will take place via Zoom. For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact the Career Development Center Team at cdc@mtholyoke.edu. Please make accommodation requests no later than Tuesday, January 26, to give implementation time, however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

This event is being conducted over Zoom. As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session through Zoom. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.

This event is brought to you by a three-college consortia partnership between Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges' career centers.

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Middlebury School for the Environment Information Session

Interested in opportunities in environmental studies? Spend six intensive summer weeks in Yunnan Province, China, with dual sites in Kunming and Dali. Connect with faculty, environmental advocates, and NGOs including the Nature Conservancy and Planet Forward, while earning nine credits. Designed for college students and recent graduates.

For more information, please visit: https://www.middlebury.edu/schools-abroad/summer-programs/school-environ....

This event will take place via Zoom. For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact the Career Development Center Team at cdc@mtholyoke.edu. Please make accommodation requests no later than Tuesday, January 26, to give implementation time, however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

This event is being conducted over Zoom. As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session through Zoom. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.

This event is brought to you by a three-college consortia partnership between Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges' career centers.

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Workday - Student Hiring

Sessions are designed for supervisors and will review the process for creating a student job requisition and hiring student employees.

Workday - Student Hiring

Sessions are designed for supervisors and will review the process for creating a student job requisition and hiring student employees.

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Brenna Werme

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

Mon, Feb 8, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation with Molly Kitchen. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

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Intro to the Houston Internship Program & Loeb Center Internship Resources

If you’re not sure where or how to find an internship, you should consider joining the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. The Houston Program is designed to not only allow Amherst students to apply for quality, vetted internships that are paid, but also provides preparatory guidance and support throughout the summer.

Additionally, the Loeb Center has funding available for students who have secured unpaid summer internships.

Come to this information session to learn about the process for joining the Houston Program, as well as the application process to be considered for funding for unpaid internships.

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Tue, Feb 9, 2021

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Foundations of Resume Writing Workshop — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Learn about the skills and strategies needed to create resumes that best represent your unique experiences to land summer internships and future job opportunities. Get comfortable with the Loeb Center’s resume approval process and criteria necessary in order for you to apply to opportunities on Handshake.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program*

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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Foundations of Cover Letter Writing Workshop — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Did you know that you need to write a customized and specific cover letter for every internship opportunity you apply for? Learn the basic formatting and strategies for writing effective cover letters, as well as advanced tips to write exceptional cover letters that will make you stand out.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program*

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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Renting in New York: A Practical Guide

Planning to relocate to New York City after graduation? Considering a big city move in the future, but feeling overwhelmed by what that might entail?

Join representatives from Cooper & Cooper Real Estate -- a Manhattan-based residential real estate brokerage firm -- for their annual "Renting In New York" webinar workshop. During the session (~45 minutes), agents will break down the ins-and-outs of finding a new apartment in the Big Apple. Topics include: starting your search, neighborhoods & subways, the application process, paperwork requirements, income & credit guidelines, scams to avoid, etc.

With access to over 9000+ buildings throughout NYC, Cooper & Cooper agents are experts at helping graduating students make successful transitions. As former investment bankers (Goldman Sachs, Bank of America) and college grads (Harvard, Northwestern, Columbia MBA), Cooper & Cooper's founders understand the needs of transitioning undergraduate and graduate students. Their mission is to ensure your experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Note: Students who RSVP through the external link AND attend the session will receive a $100 Credit Check Gift Certificate from the firm!

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

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City Year Information Session

Join us on Wednesday, February 10, from 11:30am - 12:30pm to hear more about opportunities at City Year!

From City Year's Website (https://www.cityyear.org/about/):

At City Year, we believe that all students can succeed and that developing the skills and mindsets of children and young adults contributes to strong, vibrant communities—outcomes that benefit all of us.

The challenge
Many students lack access to learning environments and resources they need to thrive in school and in life, due to systemic inequities that disproportionately affect students of color and students growing up in low-income households.

What we do
City Year AmeriCorps members serve in schools all day, every day, preparing students with the social, emotional and academic skills and mindsets to succeed in school and in life.

Developing civic leaders
City Year AmeriCorps members not only make a difference in the lives of students they serve, but also acquire valuable skills that help them and prepare them to be leaders in their communities and their careers.

As City Year continues to innovate alongside our school and district partners, we aim to share what we are learning and contribute to a broader conversation about how to ensure equitable access to learning opportunities for all students.

This event will take place via Zoom. For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact the Career Development Center Team at cdc@mtholyoke.edu. Please make accommodation requests no later than Wednesday, February 3, to give implementation time, however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

This event is being conducted over Zoom. As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session through Zoom. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.

This event is brought to you by a three-college consortia partnership between Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges' career centers.

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How to Improve Your Internship Search — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Have you started your internship search, but feel like you haven’t been able to find exactly what you’re looking for? Do you feel overwhelmed about the search and want advice about how to organize yourself? You’re not alone. Come to this workshop to learn about strategies you can use to search for and secure the right internship or research opportunity for you.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program*

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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CHI Salon: Worthless: An Ethnography of Devaluation and Domecide in a Midwestern Trailer Park

Manufactured homes (MHs), better known as “mobile homes” or “trailers,” house an estimated 22 million Americans, however fewer than 25 percent of all manufactured homes are titled as real estate. Classifying their homes as personal property is the only option for the estimated 7 million residents living in approximately 50,000 mobile home communities (MHCs) across the United States. Although over 90 percent of MHs never move once sited, most municipalities restrict MHs to MHCs, where resident landownership is prohibited. Based on 28 months of ethnographic research in urban MHCs in Lincoln, Nebraska, in this talk, 2019-20 CHI Fellow Allison Formanack describes how mobile-homeowners create symbolic--if not economic--value in their homes. As these case studies reveal, the affective labor of home-making produces a hybrid identity, that is, a deeply meaningful relationship between “home” and “owner” that is as often destructive as it is beneficial.

Allison Formanack is an incoming Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Southern Mississippi. A cultural anthropologist, Dr. Formanack considers the process by which pollution, ruin, and “trashiness” is transferred from home to resident in the context of the most maligned housing type in the United States: the “mobile” or “trailer” home. Drawn from 28 months of ethnographic fieldwork in urban mobile home communities in Nebraska, her work finds that immaterial systems of law and finance conditions the materiality of categorically ambiguous “mobile” housing. This creates a state of “im/permanence,” or imposed temporariness, which threatens the rights and wellbeing of an estimated 22 million mobile-homeowners. She is currently working on a book project based on this work, Mobile Home on the Range: Manufacturing Ruin and Respect in an American Zone of Abandonment. Dr. Formanack received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado Boulder, where her research received support from from the National Science Foundation and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, among others.

Registration Required

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

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Intro to Networking, Pt 2: Informational Interviewing — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

An informational interview is a conversation with a professional in an industry, field, company, or position that interests you and that you would like to learn more about. It’s a valuable opportunity to conduct personalized research with someone whose experience and perspective you think you can learn from.

In this workshop, students will learn how to respectfully reach out to people you’d like to speak with, prepare for the conversation, maintain the relationship, activate your Amherst community through the Alumni Directory, and more.

While this workshop builds off of Part 1 from Fall 2020, anyone may attend regardless of participation last semester.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program*

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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Prosek Partners: Public Relations Agency Info Session

Curious about a career in public relations? Learn how you can put your liberal arts skills in writing, unpacking ideas and collaboration to use in the fast-paced world of a PR agency. Join Gabrielle Simon, of financial communications agency Prosek Partners, for an information session on working in communications and public relations, what Prosek Partners does for clients, post-graduate job opportunities in Boston, New York, and Connecticut and a lively Q&A session.

Prosek Partners is among the largest independent public relations firms in the U.S., and one of the few domestic, mid-size firms that offers global capabilities through its London office and international network. Specializing in providing a full range of communications solutions to financial and professional services companies, the firm delivers an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy. Prosek Partners’ “Unboxed Communications” approach brings breakthrough ideas to every client engagement.

Students from all class years and majors are welcome to attend.

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Brenna Werme

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

Hired Guns? The Politics of Foreign Interventions

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Held Via Zoom, Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.u

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2020-21 presents a lecture entitled "Hired Guns? The Politics of Foreign Interventions" presented by Eleonora Mattiacci, Assistant Professor of Political Science. This lecture will be held via Zoom (see link below). Faculty Colloquium events are sponsored by a group of faculty colleagues who meet informally with the purpose of supporting and promoting the College’s commitment to faculty research. The event is open to the Amherst College Community. For more information about the Faculty Colloquium Series please visit this link https://www.amherst.edu/mm/597044

LINK TO THE ZOOM MEETING:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/97050893817?pwd=VWxwTjBPN0xRakpXQTZiMXh...

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Mastering the Digital Internship Interview — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

How do you best prepare for interviews in digital settings? Has an application ever requested that you pre-record a video introduction?

Join us to learn how to effectively prepare for a range of interview formats, answer challenging questions, and present yourself in a professional manner, even if you’re Zooming in from your bedroom.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program*

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Mon, Feb 15, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation with Molly Kitchen. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.