Event Calendar

October 2018

Mon, Oct 1, 2018

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.

Study to Oxford or Cambridge

Study abroad to Oxford or Cambridge in the tutorial teaching style could be an excellent enhancement to your Amherst academic experience and is often compared to graduate study. Students take tutorials with expert “tutors,” faculty and final year PhD students, and strengthen their research, writing and oral argument skills. In addition to this unique and challenging academic environment, students have the opportunity to live alongside local students and participate fully in college life. This session will teach you the ways you can apply for study to Oxford or Cambridge, e.g., direct enrollment or through a provider, and you will also learn what special arrangements we have, i.e., New College at Oxford.
Students who have studied abroad will also be attending and share with you their perspective. Application deadlines to study at Oxford or Cambridge are earlier in the year than most study abroad programs and attending this session will provide you with timelines, deadlines, and other important details.

Fun fact: Parts of the Harry Potter film The Goblet of Fire were filmed at New College.

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Get Career Ready! Use Your Study Abroad Experience to Stand Out in the Applicant Pool

According to a study conducted by IES Abroad, “More than 75% of study abroad alumni say that their experience helped them develop communication skills, self-confidence, adaptability and cultural understanding. Furthermore, half of study abroad alumni say that studying abroad helped them to get their first job after college.” In this 2-part series, we’ll show you how to incorporate the skills you’ve learned abroad into your elevator pitch, resume, cover letters and interviews in order to stand out in an applicant pool. This event is ideal for students who have studied abroad, but open to prospective study abroad students, as well.

Part 1 on Monday, Oct. 1: Networking and Your Elevator Pitch – Led by Susan Daniels, Public Speaking Associate in the Writing Center

Part 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 3: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews – Led by Laura Litwiller, Associate Director for Career Advising in the Loeb Center

*Both sessions will take place in Barrett Hall, Room 105 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and the first ten students to attend each workshop will receive a LimeRed gift card.

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Yale Law School Information Session

A representative from Yale Law School will be on site to speak in depth about the letters of recommendation portion of the law school application, as well as Yale Law School's specific program offerings and admissions processes.

Yale Law School is a community of commitment to world-class scholarship, to professional excellenc0, and to service for the greater good. J. D. students learn from a faculty of world-class scholars and skilled practitioners, and Yale Law School’s unmatched 7-to-1 student-faculty ratio allows students to be challenged and mentored by their professors in a very personal way.

Some students choose to focus on traditional “black-letter law” classes, while others experiment with cutting-edge legal theory or interdisciplinary courses. Students may undertake independent writing projects following their own academic interests or organize reading groups around a specific topic. As early as the spring of their first year, J.D. students gain first-hand experience with legal practice by participating in the Law School's many clinics, conferences and other experiential learning courses.

In addition to Yale’s J.D. program, the graduate school offers a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program for those committed to a career in teaching law, a Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) program for graduates of the LL.M. program at Yale Law School, a Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) program for non-lawyers who wish to obtain familiarity with legal thought and explore how law relates to their discipline and a Ph.D. in Law, offered in conjunction with Yale University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Quadrant Strategies Information Table

Quadrant Strategies is a research-driven consultancy that works with Fortune 100 companies, global political leaders and major non-governmental organizations. The firm’s specialty is helping companies facing significant challenges to their reputation or brand, or even full-blown crises, to help them pivot from defense to offense – to a place where they can move the brand and business forward.

Whether or not you can attend the firm's evening information session, stop by their campus center table to chat with representatives about Quadrant Strategies’ approach to consulting, what a day in the life is for an entry-level staff member and how to apply for the firm’s open internship and full-time opportunities!

Center for Global Education - Tabling Visit & Information Session

Come meet with Augsburg University's Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE)! CGEE programs combine a unique model of being highly-experiential, rooted in social justice and focused on direct community engagement. A CGEE experience gets you out of the classroom and learning from and with the community you are studying. Programs include host family stays, excursions to areas of interest and some locations offer internships! CGEE has programs in southern Africa, Central America, Mexico and on the Mississippi River. We will be tabling from noon until 2 p.m. in the Keefe Atrium, and hosting an information session at 4:30 p.m. in McCaffrey.

Fun fact: One of our CGEE sites is in Namibia. Namibia was a German colony that was captured by South Africa in World War I. It became independent in 1990 – just over 25 years ago.

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Quadrant Strategies Information Session

Quadrant Strategies is a research-driven consultancy that works with Fortune 100 companies, global political leaders and major non-governmental organizations. The firm’s specialty is helping companies facing significant challenges to their reputation or brand, or even full-blown crises, to help them pivot from defense to offense – to a place where they can move the brand and business forward.

The firm is committed to providing rewarding career opportunities for highly talented, hardworking individuals. Quadrant Strategies’ casual office environment is designed to enable collaboration within and across teams so that all staff members benefit from one another’s experience and perspective. Partners work closely with staff at all levels and invest themselves personally in career development.

Quadrant Strategies’ staff come from a diverse array of professional and educational backgrounds, but have in common intellectual curiosity and an interest in the reputational challenges that companies face. Staff members are comfortable with numbers and are persuasive, elegant writers. They work with a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to develop communications strategies for managing reputations and brands, and responding to crises.

Attend this information session to find out more about Quadrant Strategies’ approach to consulting, what a day in the life is for an entry-level staff member and how to apply for the firm’s open internship and full-time opportunities.

Wed, Oct 3, 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 the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

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!

The Ins & Outs of Law School Experiential Learning, Presented by Columbia Law School

Columbia Law School is renowned for the intellectual rigor of its curriculum and the groundbreaking scholarship of its faculty. Drawing strength from the vast interdisciplinary resources of its distinguished research university — and the global stage of New York City — Columbia students complete their legal training ready to engage the world’s most challenging issues across borders, jurisdictions, subject matters, sectors and industries.

In addition to giving attendees a deeper glimpse at Columbia's own programs, presenters will provide a deeper understanding in this session of experiential learning in law school. From clinic to summer internship/associate positions to moot court and more — attendees will learn about what these outside-the-classroom offerings tend to involve and entail, no matter which law school you choose to apply to.

Get Career Ready! Use Your Study Abroad Experience to Stand Out in the Applicant Pool

According to a study conducted by IES Abroad, “More than 75% of study abroad alumni say that their experience helped them develop communication skills, self-confidence, adaptability and cultural understanding. Furthermore, half of study abroad alumni say that studying abroad helped them to get their first job after college.” In this 2-part series, we’ll show you how to incorporate the skills you’ve learned abroad into your elevator pitch, resume, cover letters and interviews in order to stand out in an applicant pool. This event is ideal for students who have studied abroad, but open to prospective study abroad students, as well.

Part 1 on Monday, Oct. 1: Networking and Your Elevator Pitch – Led by Susan Daniels, Public Speaking Associate in the Writing Center

Part 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 3: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews – Led by Laura Litwiller, Associate Director for Career Advising in the Loeb Center

*Both sessions will take place in Barrett Hall, Room 105 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and the first ten students to attend each workshop will receive a LimeRed gift card.

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Thu, Oct 4, 2018

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program - Info Session

Interested in international affairs? The political context in a particular country or region of the world? Human rights? Immigration? Counterterrorism? Women's human rights? Political risk analysis? International LGBTQ advocacy? International security? International education? Global public health?

How will you connect your academic interests to a related career? The Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program is a semester or summer program in New York City, where college students and recent college graduates take specialized courses in international affairs while working in carefully selected professional internships. The program also includes residential hall facilities on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, talks by high-profile guest speakers and exciting cultural events.

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Quad Council Pumpkin Painting Cider & Donuts

Quad Council Pumpkin Painting, Cider & Donuts

Quad Council is hosting Pumpkin Painting with Cider & Donuts from Atkins! Come paint and enjoy cider and cider Donuts from Atkins Farm! Quad Council is a leadership opportunity for First Year Students to engage in leadership on the First Year Quad! Stop by to learn more about being on the executive board or just enjoy the company of your fellow '22's.

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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.

Overland at Amherst

This summer join the dynamic, accomplished and charismatic group of Overland leaders who help kids see the world and all of its beauty and promise. Overland hires exceptional college students and recent graduates to lead summer programs across the country and around the world. Our staff of over 200 leaders and support staff spend ten days training and six weeks leading or supporting programs throughout the summer. Small groups, carefully crafted programs and inspiring leadership have been at the heart of what we do for the past 33 years. Come learn about hiking, biking, service, writing, language and field studies programs with Overland. Leaders describe Overland as the most challenging and satisfying leadership and work experience they have ever had.

Apply online at www.overlandsummers.com/lead-us

Leader Application Deadline: Monday, November 12th

Join us for an info session at 7:00 PM to learn more about how this could be a great leadership opportunity for you this summer. Stick around afterwards for a chance to talk with past leaders on campus. If you are interested in setting up a preliminary interview or plan to attend the info session, please email Will Parmacek at will@overlandsummers.com. We would love to meet you!

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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 4

Interested in a software engineering internship or job? Start here, and start now! The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is hosting a three-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.

This event is part 4 of a four-part series and will focus on mastering the technical interview through mock interview practice and feedback. This is critical input for those seeking to apply for software engineering internships or jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, but can serve as a helpful preview for those earlier in the process. Part 1 provides an overview of the recruiting process and critical action steps for those seeking to apply for software engineering jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, part 2 is a technical resume write-in following Google's resume and interview workshop and part 3 is an introduction to to the ins and outs of the technical interview, what to expect and how to prepare.

Presented by Harith Khawaja ’19, program development intern for Careers In Technology, Loeb Center and summer 2018 intern at Lyft, along with Emily Griffen, director of the Loeb Center and advisor for Careers In Science & Technology.

Fri, Oct 5, 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 the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

Tue, Oct 9, 2018

Which Way?! Finding Your Own Unique Career Path (For Sophomores)

Career satisfaction is linked to so many factors: your personality, external influences like family and culture, and the chance to use your strengths, develop your skills, and live out your values.

For sophomores, now is the time to start thinking more seriously about work that will be a good fit for who you are and what you study. Through assessments, exercises and engaging conversation with your fellow sophomores, the day will fly by. You will generate new career interests, discover resources for exploring your existing career interests, consider how your major relates to a career, and develop a strong sense of who you are and what you need in a career (and life) to feel happy and fulfilled. More concretely, you will gain clarity around what types of opportunities you want to apply for this summer!

Participants must be present for the entire program; lunch and snacks will be provided. Space is limited; RSVP by October 1 in Handshake. Though this workshop is targeted toward sophomores, juniors may email llitwiller@amherst.edu if you would like to be included on a waitlist.

Wed, Oct 10, 2018

City Year Information Table

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 28 urban, high-need communities across the U.S. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. Stop by this information table to chat with representative Jason Bonilla about this year's open full-year and mid-year opportunities and how to apply for them.

The full-year Position would start around the second week of August until the end of school year, while the mid-year City Year AmeriCorps member position is a unique opportunity to serve with City Year starting between November and January until the remainder of the school year. City Year is looking for qualified individuals to join their team and lead the second half of the year powerfully.

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!

Foundations of Resume Building

Did you know that on average recruitment managers spend 5 to 7 seconds analyzing a resume to determine if a candidate should be brought in for an interview? Come learn about the techniques needed to build a resume that best markets your unique skills and experiences to land summer internships and future job opportunities.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.

WH Trading Information Session

WH Trading LLC is a proprietary derivatives trading firm that provides liquidity to futures and options markets, including Interest Rate, Foreign Exchange, Agricultural Commodity and Energy products. Its proprietary software is built in-house for flexibility and speed, giving the firm an edge in an environment where microseconds often make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful trade.

As a proprietary trading firm, revenue comes from trading profits generated on physical open outcry exchange floors in Chicago and electronic markets globally. WH Trading does not serve customers, and its risk capital is provided exclusively by the firm’s partners.

WH Trading believes in training its employees. Towards that end, several programs have been established – namely its 9-week summer internship program -- to ensure that new hires and interns receive the support they need to acquire basic skills and succeed in the trading industry. The firm’s leaders also place a strong emphasis on work-life balance, encouraging staff to pursue both with enthusiasm.

Want to learn more about WH Trading’s company culture, cutting-edge technologies, and training programs for interns and new hires? Attend this information session to hear from company representatives – including alum Rob Homchick ’14 – to hear more.

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Harvard Law School Information Session

Admissions officer Tina Lagerstedt will be on campus to talk in depth about the resume portion of the law school application, as well as Harvard Law School's programs, admissions processes, and upcoming deadlines.

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.

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) funds study of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. At this information session Carter McClintock from the Fellowships Office will discuss the program and application process. CLS alums Ben Gilsdorf '21 and Katie Pedersen '19 will share their experiences with the program. Applications are due on November 27 at 8 p.m. ET. Applicants must be US citizens. For accessibility/accommodations, or with questions, please contact Carter McClintock via email: cmcclintock@amherst.edu, or call 413-542-5079.

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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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Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Northeastern University’s MSA/MBA Dual Degree Information Table

At Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Amherst graduates can earn a dual MS in Accounting and MBA, plus a three-month paid internship at a leading accounting firm, in just 15 months. The program begins in late May and ends in August of the following year.

Stop by this information to speak with Julie Chasse, director of Northeastern’s Graduate School of Professional Accounting, and learn more about this dual degree program and its admissions process.

Vote Yes on 3

Yes on 3 -- Education

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, QRC (Queer Resource Center)

Join QRC staff and the Yes on 3 campaign for information on trans rights in MA, and the upcoming ballot question which could negatively affect transgender lives in the state.

Yes on 3: Transgender Rights in MA

Join Freedom Massachusetts and QRC staff to discuss an important upcoming ballot question concerning transgender rights and protections in the state. Most AC students are eligible to vote, so please join us for more information on the Freedom MA coalition, trans rights generally, and how to help!

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

Sun, Oct 14, 2018

First Years: Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center (North, South, and Stearns)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm North, South, and Stearns Residence Halls, Common Room

Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center as the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) visit First Year Residence Hall tea times this October! We'll share with you the resources available at the Loeb Center, what you can do on Handshake, and how PCAs can guide you on your career exploration journey! There will be snacks, and we'll raffle off an adorable mammoth plush toy and other prizes at each session.

We will be in the South common room from 8–8:30 p.m., and the North and Stearns common rooms from 9–9:30 p.m.

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us on Mondays in the Terrace Room A of Valentine Hall. Relax and enjoy lunch with your Math & Stats friends.

Political Science Thesis Writer's Workshop: Reading for Research

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Frost Library, CHI Think Tank, Level 2

The Political Science department will be co-hosting with the Library and Writing Center, a workshop for their majors writing a thesis from 5:30 - 7 p.m. The topic will be "Reading for Research."

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.

U.S. Attorneys' Office Internship Information Session

The United States Attorneys’ Office in Springfield is staffed by 8 assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) who investigate and prosecute federal crimes in western Massachusetts. One AUSA also represents the federal government in civil cases.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts represents the entire state and its 6.8 million residents. Of the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the United States and its territories, the District of Massachusetts is one of the busiest, prosecuting a broad range of cases including national security, white collar crime, public corruption, cybercrime, narcotics and money laundering, organized crime and gang violence, and civil rights violations. In addition, the Office’s Civil Division tackles complex cases ranging from large affirmative health care fraud to bankruptcy.

Student interns assist the AUSAs with a variety of important tasks, including research and preparation of legal documents in both civil and criminal cases. The interns also have the opportunity to participate in many aspects of the federal criminal justice process.

Attend this information session to learn more about the Office's Summer internship program, which is open to college seniors, juniors, and sophomores.

First Years: Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center (James)

Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center as the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) visit First Year Residence Hall tea times this October! We'll share with you the resources available at the Loeb Center, what you can do on Handshake, and how PCAs can guide you on your career exploration journey! There will be snacks, and we'll raffle off an adorable mammoth plush toy and other prizes at each session.

We will be in the James common room from 8–8:30 p.m.

Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Urban Teachers Information Table

Urban Teachers is endeavoring to change the equation in urban education, offering high-need schools a supply of effective teachers who are ready to make a difference in students’ lives. Structural racism and inequality have kept generations of urban children from receiving the education they deserve. Urban Teachers believes that qualified, highly effective teachers who stay in the classroom can empower students through learning. Recent graduates hired by the organization develop the skills, hands-on experience and knowledge to ensure every child receives an equitable education.

Want to learn more? Stop by this information table to speak with Torin Peterson, a recruitment specialist for Urban Teachers’ Northeast region!

Tuck Business Bridge at Dartmouth Information Table

Tuck Business Bridge, held at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, is a total immersion business program designed to prepare top liberal arts and STEM undergrads for challenging careers. With a comprehensive business core curriculum, taught by the Tuck School of Business's top-ranked MBA faculty, a capstone team project, and one-on-one guidance from the Tuck's Career Development Office, The Tuck Business Bridge Program can give students the skills confidence needed to get a job and succeed-- all in just a few weeks over the summer. Stop by this information table to learn more about the program and its application processes.

Mount Sinai Medical School and FlexMed Program Information Session with Eliza Hersh ’16

Join Eliza Hersh ’16 for an informal talk to learn more about her experiences as a medical student at Mount Sinai as well as their FlexMed program. Eliza is a 3rd year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, planning to pursue a career in Neurosurgery. She is a clinic director of the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program for victims of torture seeking asylum in the U.S. and serves as president of the Neurosurgery Interest Group. In 2016, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College with a degree in English Literature and credits FlexMed for the ability to pursue the humanities and social sciences while in college. As an applicant evaluator on the admissions committee, she looks forward to sharing the exciting features of Mount Sinai’s medical school.

FW Cook Consulting Information Session

FW Cook is a leading independent consulting firm that advises boards of directors and senior management on compensation and performance issues.

The firm’s service offerings are broad and are designed to help clients attract and retain key executives, motivate and reward them for achieving performance objectives, and align their interests with shareholders. Clients span a range of industries and stages of growth, from technology start-ups to some of the largest and most well-known companies in the world. FW Cook maintains the largest market share of board compensation committee advisory relationships across all major market indices, including the S&P 500 and Russell 3000. Formed in 1973, the firm has approximately 90 employees and has served over 3,000 clients from offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston and Boston.

Attend this information session to hear more from visiting representatives about FW Cook and its current entry-level opportunities.

Psychology Club

We will be having our next Psychology Club meeting Tuesday, October 16 from 7-8 p.m. in D303. We hope to finalize our plans for the year, and would love to see you there! If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Professors Huff (shuff@amherst.edu) or Palmquist (cpalmquist@amherst.edu).

Ogilvy Advertising Information Session

In 1948, David Ogilvy founded the agency that would become Ogilvy & Mather. Starting with no clients and a staff of two, he built his company into one of the eight largest advertising networks in the world. Today it has more than 450 offices in 169 cities. Over the past 60 years, Ogilvy has helped to build some of the most recognizable brands in the world: American Express, Sears, Ford, Shell, Barbie, Pond's, Dove, and Maxwell House among them, and more recently, IBM and Kodak.

Join representatives from Ogilvy & Mather to learn more about its 2019 summer internships, and Ogilvy Titans---the company's unique year-long rotational program designed for recent college grads.

Wed, Oct 17, 2018

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!

Forte Foundation Rising Stars Initiative — Information Session

Have you ever wanted to explore an MBA or a career in business either after graduation or in the future (years post-graduation)? If so, come hear from the Forte Foundation, a non-profit organisations that supports women as they explore business careers and education. Amherst College is a partner in their Rising Star Initiative, which works with almost 30 other undergraduate schools to provide students with information and exploration of careers in business. This is an opportunity to learn more about the organization and the Rising Star Initiative (RSI). You can also register for RSI and start to attend workshops and virtual sessions. This event is open to women in every class year.

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Amherst Select Internship Program: Making Mammoth Plans

Internships? Off campus research? There are so many summer opportunities to set yourself up for future professional success, but it is sometimes difficult to know which one to choose and how to secure it. If you’re a student and are ready to get started with a plan to find the right summer experience, this is a must-attend workshop!

*This is a required workshop to join the Amherst Select Internship Program. Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible through Handshake. You can email Victoria Wilson at vwilson@amherst.edu to be placed on a waitlist if all spots are filled.

Registration Required

United Talent Agency: Summer Entertainment Internships

United Talent Agency (https://unitedtalent.com) is one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of the world's most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, books, music, digital media and live entertainment.

From October 1 through February 15, UTA will be accepting applications for its 8-week summer internship program. Summer interns are exposed to a wide variety of business practices in the field of entertainment and also receive formal instruction on the fundamentals of the talent agency business. In this information session, past program participant Ariana Lee '20 will speak about her experiences as a UTA intern. Oscar Liu '18, a past program participant and current agent trainee, will join us remotely from UTA's L.A. office to explain how to successfully apply for the position.

Collectively, UTA agents represent a significant cross-section of today's most acclaimed artists and entertainers, including winners and nominees of Academy, Emmy, Grammy, Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild, Writers Guild, Producers Guild, Golden Globe and People's Choice awards. The agency is also globally recognized in the areas of film finance, film packaging, corporate consulting, branding & licensing, endorsements and the representation of production talent. UTA also operates New York and Los Angeles-based United Entertainment Group, a joint venture firm focusing on branded entertainment for Fortune 500 companies.

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Mastering the Internship Interview

Internship interviews can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. Join us to learn how to best prepare for interview day, to answer challenging questions and to present yourself in a professional manner.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.

Understanding Transcripts and LSAT Scores on the Law School Application, Presented by Boston University School of Law

Anne Taylor, an admissions representative from the Boston University School of Law, will be on campus to speak in depth about the quantitative aspects of the law school application, including transcripts, GPA, and LSAT scores.

Boston University School of Law combines extraordinary teaching with a forward-thinking curriculum, offering over 200 courses and seminars in 18 areas of legal study, more study abroad opportunities than almost any US law school, and one of the widest selections of clinics and externships among the nation’s top 50 law schools.

Through a holistic admissions process, BU Law seeks to enroll annually a class of students characterized by extraordinary academic achievements and diverse life experiences. A variety of factors are considered when reviewing law school applications, providing applicants with the opportunity to convey accomplishments, as well as capacity for growth in law school.

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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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First Years: Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center (Charles Pratt)

Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center as the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) visit First Year Residence Hall tea times this October! We'll share with you the resources available at the Loeb Center, what you can do on Handshake, and how PCAs can guide you on your career exploration journey! There will be snacks, and we'll raffle off an adorable mammoth plush toy and other prizes at each session.

We will be in the Charles Pratt common room from 8–8:30 p.m.

Select Equity Group Information Session

Select Equity Group manages over $20 billion across long-only and long/short equity strategies that share a fundamental investment philosophy and centralized research effort. The firm was founded on the premise that rigorous, independent research and disciplined investing will generate superior returns for clients.

The firm seeks to identify the highest quality businesses that the public markets have to offer – those with strong, predictable growth, high returns on invested capital and well-established barriers to competition. Select Equity’s investment team of over 40 professionals includes a 12-person field research division composed of former journalists and sourcing specialists.

Select Equity is employee owned and has been located at 380 Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan since the early 1990s. Attend this information session to learn more about the firm’s business practices and its entry-level opportunities.

Fri, Oct 19, 2018

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AWIS Intro Breakfast Meet-up

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is hosting an intro breakfast meet-up catered by Lone Wolf. This informal breakfast is a great opportunity for first-years and other students taking introductory courses to converse with and get to know their professors! Feel free to drop by when you can, if you can.
This event is targeted towards first years, sophomores, and students in introductory science courses.

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Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Info Table

Thinking about a career in journalism? Meet Gina Boubion-Ryan from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. The Journalism School at Columbia offers several master's degree programs to train aspiring journalists to succeed in today's rapidly changing media landscape. Find out about Columbia's longstanding Master of Science program, plus the latest addition to the curriculum, a three-semester M.S. degree concentrating in data journalism program for students with liberal arts backgrounds and an aptitude and interest in finding and analyzing data to tell important stories. Gina will also share insights into the current journalism job market, and give you advice on how to break into journalism and apply for summer '19 internships and jobs.

Food for Thought: Publishing Internship Lunch

Learn more about publishing internships straight from fellow students, including current and former interns from The Common, Restless Books and Copper Canyon Press. Ask questions about application materials, work experiences, and networking. Lunch from the Black Sheep is included. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot through Handshake as soon as possible!

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

Sat, Oct 20, 2018

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M@A: Masterclass with Stephanie Houtzeel, Mezzo-Soprano

Students work with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Houtzeel on stage in Buckley. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Sun, Oct 21, 2018

First Years: Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center (Appleton and Williston)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Appleton and Williston Residence Halls, Common Room

Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center as the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) visit First Year Residence Hall tea times this October! We'll share with you the resources available at the Loeb Center, what you can do on Handshake, and how PCAs can guide you on your career exploration journey! There will be snacks, and we'll raffle off an adorable mammoth plush toy and other prizes at each session.

We will be in the Williston common room from 8–8:30 p.m. and the Appleton common room from 9–9:30 p.m.

Mon, Oct 22, 2018

U.S. PIRG Information Table

Stop by this information table to speak with Brendan Mahoney, a 21st Century Transportation Fellow with U.S. PIRG (United States Public Interest Research Group).

U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest, working to win concrete results on real problems that affect millions of lives, and standing up for the public against powerful interests when they push the other way. Fellowship opportunities are now available to Amherst students looking to make a positive impact, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation.

Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us on Mondays in the Terrace Room A of Valentine Hall. Relax and enjoy lunch with your Math & Stats friends.

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.

U.S. PIRG Information Session

U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest, working to win concrete results on real problems that affect millions of lives, and standing up for the public against powerful interests when they push the other way.

With U.S. PIRG, students can join a team of dozens of organizers, advocates, lawyers, researchers, policy analysts, communicators and others with a record of winning hundreds of new laws and other policies that have made the lives of people all across the country healthier, safer and more secure. Fellowship opportunities are now available to Amherst students looking to make a positive impact, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation.

Attend this information session to hear from Brendan Mahoney, a 21st Century Transportation Fellow with U.S. PIRG, about his experiences with the organization and what fellowship opportunities are available.

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Introduction to the Careers In Business and Finance Program

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, general business or entrepreneurship? Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore, or a junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover, and decide if finance, consulting, business or entrepreneurship is something you want to pursue.

The Loeb Center offers industry specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in seven specific careers In areas. The Careers In Business and Finance Program was established in 2015 to help students explore and prepare for careers in the financial services industry, consulting or general business. We are now expanding into entrepreneurship and will be offering programming to help those considering starting their own companies, investing in start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session led by program director Stephanie Hockman will talk about the career exploration and planning workshops included in the Careers In Business and Finance Program as well as the various experiential learning opportunities and advising. As recruiting for internships and full-time positions star early in business and finance, it is never too early to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program and workshops available to help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business and entrepreneurship.

There are multiple opportunities to hear about the Careers In Business and Finance Program. You only need to attend one. We hope to see you at one of the following information sessions:

• Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Friday, October 26 noon (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)
• Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

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Sustainable Ocean Alliance Intro Meeting

Interested in Environmental Activism? Want to learn about our world's oceans? Join Amherst College's new chapter of Sustainable Ocean Alliance for our introductory meeting. We will have food!

Students Only

diaTribe Foundation, Close Concerns, and dQ&A Information Session

Attend this joint information session to hear about opportunities at the diaTribe Foundation, Close Concerns, and dQ&A, related organizations led by led by Kelly Close '90 (Harvard Business School ’95) and located in the vibrant Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco.

The diaTribe Foundation is a 501(c)3 certified nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and prediabetes, and to advocate for action. The diaTribe Foundation is committed to helping people with diabetes live happier, healthier and more hopeful lives through its many programs, including diaTribe.org, a free online publication that reaches two million people every year. The diaTribe Foundation’s advocacy program works to bring the patient point of view to the FDA and other policy makers, to improve diabetes literacy in the media, and to convene the world’s brightest minds to develop innovative solutions to the type 2 diabetes epidemic.

Close Concerns is a healthcare information firm focused on diabetes and obesity, dedicated to improving patient outcomes by educating physicians, researchers, business leaders, manufacturers, policymakers and patients about the most important news and research in the field. With readers at academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, drug and medical device companies, and government bodies, Close Concerns is widely respected in the healthcare community. They study new research and interview clinicians and thought leaders, working with an advisory board of world-class endocrinologists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, nurses and community health workers to help make everyone smarter about diabetes and obesity.

Founded by diabetes experts, patients and market research professionals, dQ&A Market Research Inc. is a San Francisco-based, patient-centric market research company that focuses exclusively on diabetes and obesity. Their proprietary panels of patients, diabetes educators and primary care physicians have allowed them to accurately reflect the patient voice and offer our clients.

Tue, Oct 23, 2018

The Art of the Cover Letter

Cover letters are an important part of the internship application process; they turn the dry facts of your resume into an engaging story that captures recruiters attention. This workshop will teach you the elements of a great cover letter and will give you the chance to practice crafting your own. This is a hands on workshop. Attendees are asked to bring sample internship or job descriptions along with their laptops.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.

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Environmental Forum

Are you interested in environmental justice, food justice, climate change, sustainability or environmental activism? Are you involved in an environmental group on campus or looking for ways to get involved? Come to the Environmental Forum to learn about all of the environmental resources and clubs on campus and the work they’re doing this semester! We’ll hear about what everyone is up to and brainstorm ways we can work together to be as productive as possible. Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23 in the Friedmann Room in Keefe - cupcakes will be served! Contact Kyra Raines '20 with questions.

Students Only

Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Middlebury School of the Environment Information Table

Through Middlebury School of the Environment’s unique summer program, college students and recent graduates can spend six intensive summer weeks in Yunnan Province, China, with dual sites in Kunming and Dali. There, participants will connect with faculty, environmental advocates and NGOs, including the Nature Conservancy and Planet Forward. Stop by this information table to speak with Molly Baker, director of admissions at Middlebury Language Schools and Middlebury School of the Environment, and learn more.

Bank Street Graduate School of Education Information Table

Bank Street Graduate School of Education was founded in the tradition of progressive education and is committed to learner-centered education based on sound developmental principles.

The school offers degree programs in Teacher Preparation, Educational Leadership, Child Life, and Individualized Master’s Programs. Degree programs lead to the Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, or the advanced Master of Education.

Bank Street faculty aim to integrate direct experience with children, teachers and families, exploration and examination of theory, and observation and reflection. These programs prepare adults for professional work in schools, museums, hospitals and community organizations.

Drop by Bank Street's information table to meet the associate director of admissions and learn more about Bank Street graduate programs and how to successfully apply to them.

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!

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How to Use Your Advisor

Advising week begins Monday, October 29! Students consistently report that the aspect of their Amherst experience that they most value are the relationships they build with the faculty. But how does one build these relationships? We will review some strategies for having productive conversations with your academic adviser and connect with other faculty members as well. Cookies and fresh fruit will be provided!

Students Only
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Ace/Aro Affinity Space: Group for Asexual and Aromantic Students

Come to the QRC for a closed space designated for asexual and aromantic students to discuss ace/aro identities and navigating them on campus. We are looking for people with ace/aro identities to facilitate this weekly meeting space; until a willing student facilitator is available, Jxhn Martin, the Director of the QRC, will be holding this necessary space for students.

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

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Study Abroad in Vienna! Info Session with IES Resident Director, Morten Solvik

Interested in studying in Europe? Consider a semester or year in Vienna! Join Resident Director Morten Solvik and IES rep Beth Eustis for a discussion about the different options in Vienna. Students interested in music, German language study, or European Studies would find the Vienna Study Center a great complement to their Amherst studies. Austria is a wonderful place to explore Europe and understand European identity. Drop in to ask a question or learn more about this dynamic program!

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Meiklejohn Fellows Program: Making Mammoth Plans

For Meiklejohn Fellows, this workshop is a crucial first step to pursuing opportunities that are right for you, whether at Amherst or over the summer. You’ll learn about summer experiences such as internships, jobs, opportunities abroad, volunteering, and job shadowing. In this workshop, you’ll identify your skills and explore how your values, cultural background, and family influence your perspective on careers. Finally, you’ll create a plan of action designed to accomplish your own unique goals for the summer.

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The School of Creative Hustle with Jocelyn Goode '03

Jocelyn Goode ’03, award-winning artist, designer, educator, entrepreneur and community advocate — is building a multi-brand social enterprise that aims to address youth unemployment while increasing general access to the arts and preserving the cultural legacy of local communities experiencing gentrification. In this workshop you'll learn more about Jocelyn's work and her career trajectory, gain an understanding of creative entrepreneurship, and explore how to draw on your own skills to build the infrastructure for a creative career.

Jocelyn Goode has over 15 years of experience in fine art, curriculum preparation, program management, brand marketing, visual communication, event planning and youth development. She is building a disruptive business model with CultureCocoa ArtHouse, Inc. (CCAH) and The School of Creative Hustle. CCAH's main project is the Queens Hip-Hop Legacy Mural Series, and Goode is the lead muralist. Between 2015-2018, she has completed a total of 10 murals in NYC including the city’s first pop-up digital mural—an LED-lit public installation on display on Jamaica Ave.

Her current work entails an expansion to Philadelphia where she is creating new series of paintings that reflect nostalgia, love and Americana; producing online courses for The School of Creative Hustle ; and hosting Creative Soul Saturdays, an arts and crafts buffet for all!

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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.

Students Only

Thesis Write In

Come join the Writing Center and Frost Library in our weekly write in for thesis writers! Snacks and resource help provided.

Students Only

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

Admissions Processes and Diversity Recruitment at Duke University School of Medicine

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked seventh among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians and staff, where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe.

As an academic medical center, Duke takes seriously its responsibility train and mentor future clinicians and scientists who reflect, understand and appreciate diversity. Addressing health disparities, improving community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities are essential to the School of Medicine and Duke Health's mission.

With this in mind, the Loeb Center’s Careers In Health Professions program is pleased to host Dr. Lawrence Crawford, associate professor at Duke University School of Medicine. In this talk, Dr. Crawford will not only speak about Duke’s efforts to attract and retain a diverse cadre of outstanding talent, but also provide students with a helpful overview of Duke’s medical programs and admissions processes.

Pizza will be provided for this lunch information session.

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Introduction to the Careers In Business and Finance Program

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, general business or entrepreneurship? Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore, or a junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover and decide if finance, consulting, business or entrepreneurship is something you want to pursue.

The Loeb Center offers industry specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in seven specific career areas. The Careers In Business and Finance Program was established in 2015 to help students explore and prepare for careers in the financial services industry, consulting, or general business. We are now expanding into entrepreneurship and will be offering programming to help those considering starting their own companies, investing in start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session led by program director Stephanie Hockman will talk about the career exploration and planning workshops included in the Careers In Business and Finance Program as well as the various experiential learning opportunities and advising. As recruiting for internships and full-time positions star early in business and finance, it is never too early to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program and workshops available to help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business, and entrepreneurship.

There are multiple opportunities to hear about the Careers In Business and Finance Program. You only need to attend one. We hope to see you at one of the following information sessions:

• Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Friday, October 26 at noon (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)
• Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

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Family Weekend: Advising for the Health Professions

William A. Loinaz, professor of physics and chair of the Health Professions Committee, and Richard Aronson '69, health professions advisor and assistant dean of students, will present an overview of the premedical and health professions advising program at Amherst and the medical school and health professions graduate school application process.

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Dartmouth Engineering Dual-Degree Info Session and Advising for Students and Families

Join Jenna Wheeler from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College to learn about their dual degree program! Thayer partners with several liberal arts colleges to offer science majors the opportunity to prepare for a career in engineering. As a student in the dual-degree program you spend your junior (or senior) year on exchange at Dartmouth College taking engineering science courses not available at your home college. Following graduation you return to Dartmouth for a second year in the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program at Thayer School. The B.E. program is professionally accredited and prepares you to practice engineering or to pursue graduate work at Thayer School or elsewhere.

Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

Join JET Program Coordinator, Mx. Adrain Hutton, to learn more about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. This is an extraordinary opportunity for college graduates to live and work in Japan. Each year, with the aid of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the JET Program recruits more than one thousand new JET participants to come to Japan and work as either Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) who provide language instruction in elementary, junior and senior high schools, or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) who work in communities on international exchange activities.

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Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us on Mondays in the Terrace Room A of Valentine Hall. Relax and enjoy lunch with your Math & Stats friends.

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, Oct 30, 2018

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Digital Accessibility for an Inclusive Campus: Keynote Talk with Kyle Shachmut

Please join us on October 30 for a talk by Kyle Shachmut, manager of digital accessibility at Harvard University and former president of the National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to come learn about making documents, websites, media and course materials accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities.

Hands on workshops for faculty and staff are scheduled for the weeks following the talk.

Co-organized by: Diversity & Inclusion, IT, Communications, Accessibility Services, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

D. E. Shaw Group Information Session

Join us for an information session featuring the D. E. Shaw Group, a global investment and technology development firm founded in 1988, with its headquarters in New York City and offices around the world. As one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, the firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management and the quality and depth of its research and staff.

The firm’s ideal hires are intellectual but also humble, rigorous in their work but flexible in their approach, interesting, friendly and most of all, curious about the world around us. With a culture that combines some of the best aspects of academia, finance, and technology, D. E. Shaw prides itself on a work environment that promotes collaboration, integrity and adherence to the highest possible ethical standards.

Teams work in close collaboration—not in competitive silos—to share trade ideas, manage risks, streamline processes and explore new opportunities. The firm is committed to the well-being and happiness of its employees, recognizing that different people thrive in different types of environments: some are most productive working in t-shirts or listening to music, while others need time away from the office to recharge after a challenging project.

Inside Admissions: Perspectives from the Yale School of Medicine

The Yale System of medical education remains unique among medical schools. The session will discuss how key features of Yale’s medical education plays a role in the educational mission and how they translate to the admissions process at the Yale School of Medicine. The session will also allow time for questions and answers.

Mastering the Internship Interview

Internship interviews can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. Join us to learn how to best prepare for interview day, to answer challenging questions and to present yourself in a professional manner.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.

Wed, Oct 31, 2018

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!