Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Polyhedra

Playing with Polytopes

Join Amherst student Andrew Tawfeek '21 as he demonstrates the simple mathematical beauty of polytopes. Join the fun and build a 3-D polygon to display in the Science Center! This is an event open to everyone: first-years, faculty, staff, art majors, STEM-minded...all are welcome!

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

University of Queensland - Study Abroad Info table

Ranked in the world's top 50, The University of Queensland is one of Australia's leading research and teaching institutions. Stop by Keefe Atrium to talk about your study abroad opportunities!

Students Only

Beesy Strategy: Behavioral Science Consulting Info Session

Beesy is an insights-based professional services company, purpose-built to leverage deep, applied behavioral science expertise from academia, as well as best-in-industry marketing and insight acumen, to deliver greater commercial impact.

Founder Elys Roberts established the agency in 2015, with the goal to bring the science of decision-making to an industry where the primary goal is to understand decision-making. Clients typically come from the Pharmaceutical and CPG industries.

If you believe in the tremendous potential of behavioral science to dramatically improve how we understand human decision-making -- and you have a passion for behavioral science, brand management, consumer insights, management consulting, or design-thinking -- Beesy Strategy recruiters would love to hear from you.

Attend this information session to hear more from Amherst alum Alexander Levine ’15 about how behavioral science concepts inform Beesy’s approach to client work, what a “day in the life” looks like for Analysts at the firm, and how to successfully apply for their entry-level opportunities.

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Middlebury Language Schools Info Session

Learn more about the Middlebury Language Schools from the director of admissions. Middlebury College has been delivering 7-8-week summer immersion language programs from complete beginner to graduate level for over 100 years. The difference is the Language Pledge. We offer 11 languages in Vermont for college credit with scholarships and financial aid.

Students Only

Professional Norms in the Workplace

How are we ‘supposed’ to conduct ourselves at work? What’s it like to have a professional relationship with a supervisor? How can we communicate respectfully while still expressing ourselves? How might we get to know a company’s culture? How might we ask for advice at work?
During this one-hour workshop, learn about expectations, best practices and strategies for understanding expected professional behaviors and etiquette in the workplace. Every organization has its own culture, leadership, mission and identity: we’ll cover the constants, the variables and the possibilities in different environments.
*This program is part of the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program Professional Development Series.*

5-College Program in Culture, Health and Science

Come learn more about the 5-College Program in Culture, Health and Science (CHS)! CHS is a certificate program (analogous to a minor) that allows students to explore human health, disease and healing from interdisciplinary perspectives. It links understandings of history, culture, and behavior with clinical, biological and epidemiological models of health and disease. Students design a plan of study that approaches “health” holistically from the perspective of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. You can find out more at https://www.fivecolleges.edu/chs.
Pita Pockets will be served at 6 p.m. Stay for “COVID-19: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable on the Coronavirus” from 7-8:30 p.m. in the same place!

Students Only

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: Schools as Sacred Spaces, with Cyndy Jean '07

The world of education is changing rapidly. Educators must now face a variety of new challenges in this digital age. As aspiring teachers and academic leaders, we should never forget that strong, successful teaching and leadership happens when we keep humanity at the center of the conversation. Join Cyndy to learn about leadership, the value of finding wise and supportive mentors, and the nature of education in modern schools.

Cyndy Jean ‘07 is in her fifth year as the Director of the Middle School at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY. She began her career at Hackley thirteen years ago as an assistant teacher in second grade. She then taught in the English Department and has coached field hockey throughout her tenure. Cyndy holds a master’s degree in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University and a second master’s degree in Teaching and Special Education in Grades 1-6 from Fordham University. She is currently a Fellow in the National Association of Independent Schools’ Aspiring Heads Program, serves on the Fairchester Alliance for hiring and retaining faculty of color, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Tree of Life Orphanage, a non-profit organization serving and educating over 200 children in Source Matelas, Haiti.

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

After Lives of the Universal Symposium March 5 & 6

All day Lord Jeffery Inn, Emily Ballroom

“Afterlives of the Universal”: A two-day symposium hosted by Kent Law School, UK, and the Amherst College Department of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought will take place March 5-6 at the Inn on Boltwood.
“Afterlives of the Universal” interrogates the notions of universal humanity that have been central to modern legal doctrine, practice and claims to legitimacy.
With a focus on racial inequality and biopolitical, political theological and decolonial perspectives, this two-day event will consider the contemporary situation of legal universalist conceptions of the human and the practical and theoretical challenges those conceptions face today.
Confirmed participants include: Brenna Bhandar (SOAS, UK), Davide Tarizzo (Salerno, Italy) and Patricia J. Williams (Columbia Law, USA).
For additional information about this event, please contact Professor Adam Sitze at asitze@amherst.edu or Megan Estes at mlestes@amherst.edu.

Fellowships for Grad Study in the UK Tea/Info Session

Sip some tea and learn about several fellowships that fund graduate study in the UK. We’ll discuss the Churchill, Gates, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Saint Andrew’s, and Fulbright UK grants, as well as what makes a strong applicant. All class years welcome. Questions? Contact Christine Overstreet, coverstreet@amherst.edu, or call 413-542-2536. Register your interest.

Registration Required
Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: The Value of Courageous Conversations for People/Women of Color in their Work, Lunch with Cyndy Jean ’07

Now in her thirteenth year as an educator in independent schools, and her fifth year as a senior administrator, Cyndy has learned to develop a series of strategies for personal and professional growth, as well as how to develop a strategic plan that helps her to connect with school leadership and train faculty. Over a catered lunch, she will share how she has learned to navigate the courageous conversations needed for growth and success in the workplace. Please register through Handshake to join us.

Cyndy Jean ‘07, is the Director of the Middle School at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY. Cyndy holds a master’s degree in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University and a second master’s degree in Teaching and Special Education in Grades 1-6 from Fordham University. She is currently a Fellow in the National Association of Independent Schools’ Aspiring Heads Program, serves on the Fairchester Alliance for hiring and retaining faculty of color, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Tree of Life Orphanage, a non-profit organization serving and educating over 200 children in Source Matelas, Haiti.

While at Amherst, Cyndy actively participated in programs held by the Black Student Union, served on the leadership team of the Bi-Semester Worship Committee, and sang with the Terras Irradient a capella group. She was a Black Studies major and completed the pre-med concentration.

Cyndy is the proud sibling of a recent Hackley School graduate and the mother of two toddlers, Zadie (3) and Zion (1).

Registration Required

Sat, Mar 7, 2020

Birth Doula Workshop

Siobhan Marks and I have been working to organize a doula training workshop with Warm Welcome Birth Services. Doulas provide non-medical support to laboring people. The training will be on campus March 7, 8, 28, and 29 and four-day attendance is required in order to be eligible for certification. This training is taught by a certified professional midwife, and ends with a hands-on module with pregnant families. Sign up ASAP if you are interested. Currently, funding for the training is pending, but likely. If you need more information, please contact me or Siobhan.

Registration Required

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Navigating Identities in the Workplace

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Multicultural Resource Center

How might you hold your identities in a new setting and a new community while completing your internship? During this workshop, learn about how identities might show up in the workplace, strategies for self care and criteria to consider when researching and selecting an internship, and different supports both on and off campus during the summer.

This workshop is the first in a two-part series. The second installment will be held during the Fall 2020 semester.

Co-hosted with Amherst College Resource Center Team

This workshop is part of the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program Professional Development Series. Visit this website (link to: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/careers/houston-internship-program) for more information about the program or send an email to internships@amherst.edu.

Students Only
Registration Required

Yale School of Management: Early-Career Programs Info Session

Join Admissions Officers from the Yale School of Management to learn more about graduate programs offered by the University.
The Silver Scholars Program was specifically designed for college seniors who wish to earn an MBA immediately after completing undergraduate studies. Students enroll in the full-time two-year MBA program; but rather than the traditional summer MBA internship, Silver Scholars complete a year-long internship of their choice. Candidates of all majors are welcome to apply.
The Asset Management Program seeks candidates with a strong interest in short- and long-term careers in investment analysis, fiduciary ethics, and financial portfolio performance. Graduates will receive an MMS degree and will be prepared to take on full-time roles in a variety of financial management positions, from hedge funds to investment banking to philanthropic portfolio management.
The Global Business and Society Program is a one-year program designed for MIM students and graduates of partner schools within the Global Network for Advanced Management.
Attend this information to hear more!

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

U.S. Department of State Student Opportunities and Careers Info Session

Are you interested in pursuing a career in diplomacy? Want to use your Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish or Portuguese skills to serve as a Consular Fellow? Curious about State Department internships or graduate fellowships?
Attend the U.S. Department of State Information Session and meet with Philip Beekman, the U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence for New England. Attendees will learn about careers with the department and how you can serve your country by working in any one of more than 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions overseas or in Washington, D.C.
Opportunities include Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Specialists, Civil Service professionals, internships and fellowships. Not just for political science, international affairs or languages majors; the State Department is also actively recruiting from the fields of business and finance, computer science and information technology, human resources, engineering and more. All majors welcome!

Fulbright Info Session & Pizza with FB Director Erica Lutes

Learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program while munching on Sibie’s pizza. Special guest FB Executive Commission Director Erica Lutes will discuss opportunities for study, research and assistant teaching English. Open to U.S. citizens. Please register so we get enough pizza. Questions? Contact Christine Overstreet, coverstreet@amherst.edu, or call 413-542-2536.

OXYGY Consulting Info Session & Case Interview Workshop

OXYGY is the management consultancy arm of the international law firm Bird & Bird. It is one of the largest management consultancies linked to a law firm. OXYGY aspires to be a new breed of consulting company, born with a vision of transforming businesses through a fresh approach and the combined offering of management consultancy, digital technology and legal expertise.
OXYGY consultants are collaborative, collegial, down-to-earth and authentic. Throughout staff members’ careers, the firm provides both formal and informal learning opportunities, allowing consultants to take charge of their professional development. OXYGY Learning Academies include training on core consulting tools and methodologies, facilitation skills, innovation, strategy and lean thinking. Consultants also invest time refining the firm’s Knowledge Management System, providing access to fresh content and sharing best practice across teams.
Want to learn more about OXYGY’s open entry-level opportunities, including its 8-week Management Consulting Summer Internship Program? Attend this session to hear from Michelle Shafer, a 2014 Hamilton College graduate, who will provide more information about the company and also walk attendees through a helpful Case Interview workshop exercise!
All class years and majors welcome.

Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Internship Application Drop-In Clinic

Come to the Loeb Center and work on your internship applications! Show us your cover letters in progress, get feedback and advice, or just come for some dedicated time and space to make progress. There are also two other drop-in clinics on February 14 and February 21. Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

Students Only

Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Internship Application Drop-In Clinic

Come to the Loeb Center and work on your internship applications! Show us your cover letters in progress, get feedback and advice, or just come for some dedicated time and space to make progress. There are also two other drop-in clinics on February 7 and February 21. Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

Students Only

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Money Matters: Budgeting 101 for Summer Internships

Learn the basics of budgeting to make the most of your resources this summer for a successful internship experience. We will review different budgeting tools, making a personal inventory, review strategies in which to be personally financially responsible and make individual plans for personal financial well being. *This workshop fulfills the workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Internship Program.*

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Stifel Summer Analyst Opportunties Info Session

Stifel is a full-service wealth management and investment banking firm established in 1890 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services through its wholly owned subsidiaries to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses and municipalities.
Stifel recruiters are currently accepting applications for its Summer Analyst internship position. Attend this information session to learn more about the company, its culture, what it’s like to work in investment banking and how to successfully apply for Stifel’s full-time and internship opportunities.

Introduction to Consulting Workshop Series (Four-Week Series)

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall E110

Introduction to Consulting Workshop Series
This four-week workshop series is open to first-years, sophomores and juniors interested in learning more about consulting. The workshop series is led by Stephanie Hockman, Director of the Business and Finance Program through the Loeb Center and Henry Atkeson ’20, the CIBF Consulting Intern. The workshop series is designed to help students understand the purpose of a consulting firm to their clients, the responsibilities and roles of consultants and explore the types of career opportunities available. Some workshops will include alumni speakers who will provide their practical insights, experience and understanding to the discussion.
Topics:
The four-week course will include the following topics:
1. Overview of consulting: Defining consulting and its role in the economy, an overview of different
types of consulting firms, entry-level roles, and what a career looks like for a consultant.
2. Overview of management/strategic consulting: Discuss the types of problems they solve, go over a client example, and discuss roles played in a management consulting firm.
3. Overview of economic consulting: Discuss the types of problems solved, types of clients, sample client issue, and roles played by people at the firm.
4. Preparation for consulting recruiting: In the final workshop, students will learn more about the
recruiting process for consulting, how to maximize networking and how best to prepare for the case
interview. The workshop will also review techniques on how to get comfortable with mental math,
how to be comfortable with ambiguity, and introduce upcoming preparation workshops by the Loeb
Center and outside vendors.
How do I register for the Introduction to Consulting Workshop Series?
The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held from 8pm – 9pm on Tuesdays from March 24 to April 14 (March 24 & 31, April 7 & 14).
Space is limited and advance sign up is required. If you are interested in learning more about consulting and willing to attend all four sessions, please RSVP on Handshake by March 13, 2020. You will receive a confirmation email. All questions may be directed to Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu)

Students Only
Registration Required

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Loeb Center Summer Internship Funding Information Session

Join us to learn more about the funding options the Loeb Center has available for students who have secured unpaid/low-paying summer internships along with the application process.