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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

7 College Virtual Study Away Fair 2020!

The fair will feature opportunities for students to learn about study away programs around the world through featured events, such as: Topic panels with industry practitioners; study abroad during uncertain times, STEM, Health, mental health and identity student panel, and studying abroad when you don't speak the language, etc. Live information sessions with program reps from around the world, and a Virtual Exhibit Hall, including live advising drop-ins with program reps.

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Back to School During COVID-19

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Many parents around the country are making some very difficult decisions about school. These decisions may be accompanied by anxiety, fear and emotional distress that have the power to reduce clear decision making. Join the conversation with psychiatrists Dr. Ken Duckworth, Dr. Greg Harris and psychologist, Dr. Alan Cusher to learn about these issues and resources accessible to you and your family.

Understanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.
You may know about the tax advantages of contributing to a Health Savings Account (HSA), but did you know that HSAs are also a way to save for health care in retirement? This webinar will help you understand unique aspects of HSAs including how they help account owners to pay for current health care expenses and save for those in the future.

OHR Office Hours for Supervisors/Department Chairs and Workday Demos

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. Throughout the month of October, we will offer a chance to see what the Workday experience looks like and what tasks you can do in the new system during the OHR Office Hours.

The second half of the hour will be open for general OHR Office Hours. We will review recent communications and important developments in the workplace as the semester progresses, and provide a resource takeaway to support effective communication within departments. You will also have opportunities to hear specific tips and best practice examples from other supervisors/department chairs.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact for the access information.

We look forward to connecting with you!


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.
Are you concerned about identity theft and your family’s security online? TIAA’s Information Security team will discuss how you can protect yourself and your family from cybercriminal social engineering.

Ford Fellowships Webinar (for faculty): Advice from Winners at Liberal Arts Colleges

Interested in learning more about Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs? Faculty are invited to a panel discussion featuring three Ford Fellowship winners: Martha-Elizabeth Baylor (Carleton College), LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant (Williams College), and Taneisha Means (Vassar College). The webinar will be useful for anyone who plans to apply for a Ford Fellowship this fall (or in the future) and would like to know how colleagues at other liberal arts colleges have approached the competition. Note that you must pre-register for the webinar to get the Zoom link. If you have questions about this or other fellowship opportunities, contact Grants Office Director Lisa Stoffer at


Alumni-in-Residence: Using Adversity, Mentorship, and a Liberal Arts Education to Empower Yourself and Others, with Sean Legister '11

Want to hear an alum's perspective on what it's actually like to be a person of color in finance? Interested in learning how adversity, mentorship, and a liberal arts education can help you to empower yourself and others around you?

Sean Legister ’11 learned early in his career, as one of few Black people at one of the largest investment banks, that adversity only defines him if he lets it. He struggled with registration exams early in his career, which led him to ask questions like, “Why? Am I dumb? Did I not work hard enough?”

After this initial setback, he found that many people judged his aptitude. However, Sean is not only still working at Goldman Sachs, but is thriving in his career and serving as a leader within the organization. He credits his career success partly to his resiliency and partly to great mentorship relationships with a few Amherst alums that have spanned almost a decade.

From his first internship after his junior year to now, Sean has demonstrated fortitude, a positive outlook, and a relentless desire to empower others. Attend this session to hear more about his journey and the advice he has for current Amherst students.

Sean Legister ‘11 is currently an Alternative Product Specialist in Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Bank. He has been with the firm since receiving his bachelor’s in both Black Studies and English from Amherst College in 2011. Prior to his current role, he was an equity sales trader on MAPS, a cross-asset team, since its 2014 inception. He started his career at GS as a sales trader in equity based financial instruments, listed derivatives, swaps, and international equities as part of the Global Institutional team.

Sean serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cristo Rey New York High School, where he mentors current students and alums. He is the founder and curator of the Monday Morning Lift (MML) and Breakfast Bites. The MML is an e-mail subscription service that aims to inspire, challenge, and motivate readers of all ages. Breakfast Bites is an initiative he created at Goldman Sachs to help Black professionals gain exposure within the firm, as well as build the culture within the Black community. Both of his parents were born and raised in Jamaica.