Event Calendar

September 2020

Tue, Sep 1, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Staff and Faculty

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. We will engage in a conversation about workplace developments and communication highlights, and will offer group discussion or private consultation in break-out rooms with HR Representatives.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information. We look forward to connecting with you!

Wed, Sep 2, 2020

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Introduction to Peace Corps

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

For questions about this event, contact Alexander Cheung.

Demystifying College Application Processes with Matt McGann

Do you have a child who will soon be starting the process of applying to colleges? Learning and Development is pleased to have Matt McGann, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, host a workshop designed to provide general information and helpful advice about the college application process. All Amherst faculty or staff who have high school-aged children/family are invited to participate.

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Bain & Company: Recruiting as a Diversity Candidate

Please join our panel of Amherst alumni to learn more about how they navigated the recruiting process as a diverse candidate. This session is open to students of all tenure.

Diversity is key to Bain & Company's mission of building extraordinary teams that deliver unparalleled results for the firm and its clients. Their teams have found that the best solution to a complex problem often comes from a different perspective or a fresh point of view. For that reason, Bain strives to recruit people with exceptional talent and ability—and to celebrate their differences, develop and train them, and then give them the opportunity to be the best they can be.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake AND via Bain's Fall link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Registration Required
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Putnam Investments Information Session

Join Putnam Investments representatives to hear about our internship and full-time opportunities in Investments and Distribution.

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

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

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Registration Required

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

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Managing Time in These Unprecedented Times

This workshop offers strategies for gaining control over how you use your time. We will share productivity tips and scheduling strategies, methods for motivation and accountability, and techniques for avoiding procrastination. We will also address challenges and opportunities posed by working in a more isolated, less predictable world. Participants will receive an e-mail with a Zoom link and a brief activity to do before the workshop. Facilitated by Kristen Brookes, Senior Writing Associate; Charri Boykin-East, Senior Associate Dean of Students; and Case Manager Andy Tew. Space is limited; please register by clicking on the box below.

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Bain & Company: Fall Presentation

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

The firm advises global leaders on their most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, information technology, digital transformation and strategy, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, across all industries and geographies.

Join this information session to hear from recruiters and Amherst alumni who now work for the firm about whether an Associate Consultant internship or post-graduation opportunity at Bain might be a great fit for you. All class years and majors welcome.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake AND via Bain's Fall link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Registration Required

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Three Part Series)

Three Part Series: September 8, September 22, October 6 (must attend all three)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment is used by organizations and individuals around the world to improve their interactions and to promote effectiveness in their work and personal lives. Organizations use it to improve communication, teamwork, and leadership. People in relationships of all kinds use it to better understand one another, to enhance communication, and to reduce conflict, resulting in more positive and productive interactions.

OHR Office Hours for Staff and Faculty

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. We will engage in a conversation about workplace developments and communication highlights, and will offer group discussion or private consultation in break-out rooms with HR Representatives.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Bain & Company: Coffee Chats

Are you considering pursuing a Bain & Company Associate Consultant internship or full-time role? Want to know more about a day in the life of a management consultant? Sign up for an informational appointment via Bain's link to chat with current ACs about their experiences.

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms, working with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver the sustainable success they desire. The firm advises global leaders on their most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, information technology, digital transformation and strategy, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, across all industries and geographies.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake AND via Bain's Fall link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

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Bain & Company: Amherst Socioeconomic Diversity Panel

Please join current and incoming Bain & Company employees for a discussion on how to recruit as a first generation and/or socioeconomically diverse candidate.

This event is targeted at first generation and/or socioeconomically diverse students of all class years who are interested in learning more about recruiting processes, the management consulting field, and/or Bain & Company's work as a firm.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake AND via Bain's bit.ly link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

SURF+ and Summer Math and Stat Research Festival and Info Session

Enjoy this opportunity to see how some students spent their summer.

There will be videos of student’s summer research, Q&A sessions and a synchronous mini-panel followed by questions from the audience. The videos will be available on a YouTube channel a few days before the event, and commenting will be enabled so you can ask questions asynchronously.

For a list of presenters, or to learn more and join in on the day of the event, please click on the link below.

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Treacy & Company Management Consulting Information Session

Treacy & Company is a management consulting firm that is dedicated to helping its clients grow faster, more profitably, and more steadily than before. The firm believes that the measure of its success is results – not pretty PowerPoint presentations, not gotcha! analyses, not 2x2 frameworks – but, results measured on clients’ income statements and share values.

Over the years, the firm has accumulated a lot of insight about what it takes to drive growth, but customers benefit from that knowledge only when it is delivered through skilled and experienced project teams. For that reason, Treacy & Company believes it is in all stakeholders' best interests to help every team member develop skills and accumulate experience as effectively and as rapidly as possible. The firm takes new hires' development very seriously and dedicates long hours to reviewing performance, creating development plans, and training & coaching each individual in the science and the art of corporate growth.

In addition to that, the firm offers:
- An exclusive focus on Strategy, Growth, and Innovation engagements
- Proven intellectual capital that integrates creative qualitative skills and quantitative techniques
- An ability to personally influence the growth and development of the firm
- A diverse and entrepreneurial culture
- A sustainable lifestyle supported by an office-based model

Attend this information session to hear more about what a "day in the life" looks like at Treacy & Company, what current Summer internship and full-time opportunities the firm has open, and how to successfully apply for them.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Registration Required

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Swift Skills Collection: Ask the Right Questions

Have you ever left a conversation or meeting with more questions than when you arrived? Maybe you aren’t asking the right questions. This session will cover how to ask questions that get useful answers.

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 reduced 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.

Financial Aid Support for Faculty and Staff with High School or College-Aged Children

The Financial Aid Office will be offering a workshop designed to provide general information and helpful advice about the financial aid application process. Michael Ellison, Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Outreach, will host the program. All Amherst faculty or staff who have high school-aged children/family are invited to participate.

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Cornerstone Research Information Session

Cornerstone Research is a consulting firm specializing in the analysis of complex financial, economic, accounting, and marketing issues. In recent years, Cornerstone Research has become one of the nation’s leading finance and economics consulting firms with more than 750 full-time staff members across eight offices. Cornerstone attributes its success to a unique combination of resources: a creative and energetic staff, cutting-edge research, and our network of academic and industry experts.

Currently, Cornerstone Research is recruiting for full-time Analysts and for its 10-week Summer Analyst program. Recruiters look for exceptional students who are team-oriented leaders, passionate about solving complex business problems, and excited about contributing to the growth of the firm.
Attend this information session to learn more about the firm and the type of work that Analysts and Summer Analysts do every day!

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Registration Required

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

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Will He Go?: Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020

What happens if the 2020 election results do not favor the incumbent president and he refuses to concede? In his new book, Will He Go?: Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020, Lawrence Douglas, the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, thinks through this scenario and considers the capacity of our system of constitutional and federal law to deal with it.

Attorney and CNN co-anchor Laura Jarrett ’07 will moderate this discussion with Professor Douglas. Questions from the audience are welcome to be submitted in real-time.

Watch live at amherst.edu/go/webcast

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Cambridge Associates Fireside Chat: Careers in Investment Management

Cambridge Associates is a leading global investment firm that aims to help endowments & foundations, pension plans, and high net worth private clients implement and manage custom investment portfolios that generate outperformance and enable them to maximize their impact on the world.

The firm delivers a range of portfolio management services, including outsourced CIO, non-discretionary portfolio management, investment staff extension, and asset class mandates. Cambridge Associates' aim is to help clients do good in the world by embracing opportunities to contribute to their positive impact.

Throughout this session, you will hear from current Investment Analysts at CA about their various paths to the investment industry and their current roles. For individuals considering career opportunities in finance and/or investments, this event offers you a great introductory experience where you are encouraged to learn more and consider your own future in investments.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Registration Required

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

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Advent International: Private Equity Information Session

Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity firms. With offices on four continents, the firm has established a globally integrated team of more than 200 investment professionals, focused on buyouts and growth equity investments in five core sectors.

Since initiating its private equity strategy in 1989, Advent has invested $46 billion in over 350 private equity investments across 41 countries, and as of June 30, 2019, managed $54.3 billion in assets. The firm partners with management teams to build long-term value in companies by accelerating revenue and earnings growth through operational improvements, strategic repositioning and market expansion, both domestically and internationally.
Attend this information session to learn more about Advent International’s full-time and summer internship opportunities, including its 2021 Summer Sophomore Diversity Internship.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

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TM Capital Information Session

Founded in 1989, TM Capital is a client-first investment banking team, advising industry-leading companies across North America and around the world. The firm's professionals share a relentless commitment to engineering extraordinary outcomes with an unmatched standard of client care.

Over the last three decades, TM Capital has completed more than 350 transactions, with a combined value in excess of $25 billion. With offices in Atlanta, Boston and New York, its mission-critical capabilities include: complex mergers and acquisitions; debt and equity financing; minority and majority recapitalization; restructurings; and board advisory services. TM Capital is also a founding member firm of Oaklins, the world's most experienced mid-market M&A advisor, with 700 M&A professionals in 60 offices operating in the major financial centers around the world.

TM Capital's Summer Analyst program is designed to give participants an in-depth look into the dynamic world of investment banking. Summer Analysts work alongside the firm's professionals, learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become valuable members of our transaction teams. Summer Analysts enjoy hands-on project experience, direct access to partners and are afforded the opportunity to participate in client meetings.

Summer Analysts also play an important research role, performing financial and strategic analysis on companies and industries relevant to transaction work. Overall, this program provides an opportunity to gain exposure to investment banking practices and products, including complex domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity financings, minority and majority recapitalizations, restructurings, and advisory services including takeover defense, fairness and solvency opinions and valuations.

Attend this information to learn more!

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Registration Required

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Staff and Faculty

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. We will engage in a conversation about workplace developments and communication highlights, and will offer group discussion or private consultation in break-out rooms with HR Representatives.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information. We look forward to connecting with you!

Asset Location: Practical Guide for Income and Estate Planning

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a webinar presented by TIAA.
We often think about our investments in terms of how much we should invest in stocks or bonds or other investments so that we can achieve the greatest return according to our own risk tolerance, goals and time frame. Equally as important is where those assets are located to maximize the benefits of different account types—usually to minimize taxes. Learn about how the location of your assets may impact your retirement income and your beneficiaries.

Making Distance Learning Work

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by Care.com.
Is the kitchen table your child's new classroom? Distance learning is becoming the norm which is a huge adjustment for everyone. Devorah Heitner, PhD, an expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology, will share practical advice and tips for how you can help your kids succeed in this new digital classroom. She’ll also discuss how parents can make this all a little easier on ourselves, too.

The 411 on 529 College Savings Plans

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to learn how 529 college savings plans work and how to invest in one for a child, grandchild, yourself or other loved one. Live webinar presented by TIAA.

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Elections Have Consequences: The 2020 Presidential Election and the Economy

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a webinar presented by TIAA.
This November, Americans will choose a President to lead the country for the next four years. That choice can have major implications for our economy and the financial markets. Larry Chadwick, TIAA's head of Federal Government relations, will share his team's insights into how the election's outcome might shape the country's economic future.

When Grief Comes to the Workplace

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
Grief and loss are a part of life, and therefore are sometimes a part of the workplace. Supporting your employees during times of loss and grief is essential. Enhance your awareness of loss and grief, while also discovering specific ways to support employees who are grieving. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to find out how retirement savings, planning and the real benefit of time are essential features of retirement investments. Live webinar presented by TIAA.

When Grief Comes to the Workplace

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
Grief and loss are a part of life, and therefore are sometimes a part of the workplace. Supporting your employees during times of loss and grief is essential. Enhance your awareness of loss and grief, while also discovering specific ways to support employees who are grieving. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Watson Fellowship Webinar

Whether you’re a senior currently working on your application for a Watson Fellowship or an undergraduate interested in a post-graduate year of funded global travel and exploration, the Watson Foundation staff and 2019 Watson fellow, Arish Rakshasa, are hosting this webinar of information, guidance, and first-hand experience. Register here: https://bit.ly/3jSPYhn

Registration Required
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Prudential Financial: Risk Management Information Session

For 140 years, Prudential Financial has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. With operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, Prudential provides customers with a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management.

Prudential’s leadership believes that the company’s best work happens in collaboration. Those hired will spend time working alongside colleagues from a multitude of disciplines, who bring complementary skills and unique perspectives to solving some of today’s most challenging questions. All staff members are provided with opportunities to develop skills, connect with mentors, take on challenging projects, and stretch beyond a formal job description.

Want to learn more about Prudential’s entry-level full-time and internship opportunities? Attend this information session to hear from representatives within the firm's Risk Management division about company culture, different segments of the company and what the application process entails.

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EY-Parthenon Information Session

Come meet current EY-Parthenon Associates during this virtual info session to learn more about the firm's projects and sectors in the strategy consulting space, its culture and commitment to inclusiveness, and how new hires can flex their entrepreneurial muscles from day one to make an impact as an intern or full-time employee.

Presenters will be dressed in business casual (no need for you to wear business formal) and look forward to meeting you virtually!

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Looking to Turn Your Retirement Savings into a "Paycheck" for Life?

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a webinar presented by TIAA.
You diversify your investment portfolio before retirement to help offset risk. A similar strategy can help see you through retirement. Learn how creating a diversified income plan 1 - one that uses a combination of income sources and includes annuity income that's guaranteed for life 2 - can help reduce the risks you may face in retirement and ensure you have income that never runs out.

She's Got It: A Woman's' Guide to Saving and Investing

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to discover saving and investing strategies developed especially for women and how you can put them into action. Live webinar presented by TIAA.

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Intro to Careers in Communication, Presented by the Loeb Center

Are you an interdisciplinary or creative thinker, skilled in research, writing, and synthesizing complex information? From publishing and writing, to marketing and advertising, to media and journalism—communications industries are a great fit for lovers of storytelling and those hoping to bring creativity to business practices.

Regardless of experience level, you’ll leave this session with an understanding of:
· potential career trajectories
· industry timelines for internships and jobs, and
· Loeb Center resources designed to support your search.

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Clarion Life Sciences Consultancy Information Session

Are you a current undergrad looking for:

A career in the innovative and fast-paced world of life sciences strategy consulting?

The chance to learn from and work alongside some of the brightest and most forward-thinking minds in life sciences?

A career that challenges you to examine and address complex business issues facing leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry?

An engaging and collaborative environment and work culture?

An opportunity to develop an expansive skillset in high demand across all career paths and industries?

If so, join current Consultant and Pioneer Valley alumna, Samantha Baierl (Smith ’18), as she shares her experience working at Clarion, a life sciences strategy and organizational consulting firm in Boston. She will describe what it is like to work at this exciting and rapidly growing firm and share how to apply for entry-level opportunities, including internship and full-time roles for 2021.

ACEMS Information Session

Interested in ACEMS and applying for our free EMT-B certification course? Come to our information session to learn more about what being on ACEMS is like and what the course will look like this Fall.

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BRG Healthcare Analytics Information Session

Berkeley Research Group, LLC (BRG) is a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and strategy and operations. Headquartered in California with offices around the world, BRG is an integrated group of experts, industry leaders, academics, data scientists, and professionals working beyond borders and disciplines.

Given that BRG is the firm clients trust with their most challenging problems, recruiters look for highly motivated problem solvers with strong analytical abilities and a desire to advance within the organization. Working at BRG means collaborating with colleagues across offices on complex and often groundbreaking projects.

Want to learn more? Attend this information session to speak with BRG representatives about what it’s like to work there and how to successfully apply for the firm’s entry-level Associate and Summer Associate opportunities.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

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Loeb Center Resume Clinic — Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you seeking some extra support in getting your resume approved or making it fresh for this semester? Our biweekly virtual drop-in clinics are the perfect way to gain feedback from Loeb Center staff.

Please RSVP in advance via Handshake! We will confirm Zoom login and additional information via e-mail.

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

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EY-Parthenon Diversity and Inclusion Panel

This virtual event is hosted by EY-Parthenon's Diversity and Inclusion initiative and is open to all students who want to learn more about consulting and EY-Parthenon.

Sign up for an opportunity hear from D&I representatives and get a unique perspective on life at EY-Parthenon as a member of the D&I community.

Presenters will be dressed in business casual (no need for you to wear business formal) and look forward to meeting you virtually!

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

EY-Parthenon Diversity and Inclusion Event

The EY-Parthenon Diversity and Inclusion event will take place from 5-6 PM EDT on Friday, September 18. The event is co-hosted by EY-Parthenon's Diversity and Inclusion initiative and the Multicultural Resource Center and is open to anyone in their junior year or below who wants to learn more about consulting and EY-Parthenon. Sign up on Handshake for an opportunity to chat with a D&I representative and get a unique perspective on life at EY-Parthenon as a member of the D&I community. We’ll be dressed in business casual so no need for you to wear business formal, but we hope to meet you with your camera on! We look forward to meeting you virtually!

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

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Partners Capital Investment Group Information Session

Partners Capital Investment Group is a global outsourced investment office seeking a talented investment analyst to support investment activities for our $30 billion client base of institutions, family offices and sophisticated high net worth individuals.

Partners Capital is a global outsourced investment office serving investment professionals, endowments, foundations and high net-worth families by providing independent advice on asset allocation and access to leading asset managers across all asset classes and geographic markets.

The firm was founded in 2001 by investment professionals seeking an independent and conflict-free adviser to provide portfolio construction advice and rigorous analysis of investment opportunities. From its initial focus as the "money managers to the money managers" with a base of 70 clients, Partners Capital has grown to become an adviser to endowments and foundations as well as prominent family offices and successful entrepreneurs across the US, UK, Europe and Asia. Our clients include senior partners at leading firms such as;
• Bain Capital
• Blackstone
• Apax
• Summit Partners

As well as respected endowments and institutions such as;
• Oxford & Cambridge Colleges
• Syracuse University
• Cancer Research Institute
• Metropolitan Opera

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Zoom Info Session: Study Abroad on One of Amherst's Exchange Programs!

Consider studying abroad with one of Amherst's exchange partners! Amherst has a select number of institutional partners around the world. Join us to learn about a few of them and connect with students who have studied at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, Yonsei University in Korea, and The American University of Beirut who will be sharing their experiences at our Zoom session.

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Tue, Sep 22, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Staff and Faculty

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. We will engage in a conversation about workplace developments and communication highlights, and will offer group discussion or private consultation in break-out rooms with HR Representatives.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information. We look forward to connecting with you!

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EY-Parthenon Consulting Case Workshop

Come meet current EY-Parthenon Associates at this consulting case interview preparation workshop. Hear from recent graduates about how to master the case interview process and the do's and don'ts of the case interview.

Presenters will be dressed in business casual (no need for you to wear business formal) and look forward to meeting you virtually!

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

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Stone Point Capital Information Session

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Virtual, https://stonepoint.zoom.us/meeting/regis

Stone Point Capital LLC, is a financial services-focused private equity firm based in Greenwich, CT, with an additional office in New York City. The firm has raised and managed seven private equity funds – the Trident Funds – with aggregate committed capital of approximately $20 billion.

Stone Point targets investments in the global financial services industry, including investments in companies that provide outsourced services to financial institutions, banks and depository institutions, asset management firms, insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance distribution and other insurance-related businesses, specialty lending and other credit opportunities, mortgage services companies and employee benefits and healthcare companies.

Attend this information session to learn more about opportunities from current Stone Point representatives.

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Swift Skills Collection: Connect Through Listening

Have you ever been in a conversation where the other person was clearly just waiting to respond instead of listening to you? Want to avoic being that person? This workshop will provide you with the skills to learn and engage in new ways through listening skills and reflective practice.

Coping with Loss in Life

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
All human beings are impacted by loss and grief, which can be a scary and painful time. Understanding what you and others experience when grieving will be discussed, along with coping resources to utilize during times of loss.

Coping with Loss in Life

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
All human beings are impacted by loss and grief, which can be a scary and painful time. Understanding what you and others experience when grieving will be discussed, along with coping resources to utilize during times of loss.

7 College Virtual Study Away Fair Fall 2020

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Demystifying the Internship Search Process — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you ready to search for a summer internship or research opportunity, but need to know where to start? Have you started looking for opportunities, but feel like you’re not having much luck? Consider attending this workshop to learn tips you can use to search for and secure the right internship or research opportunity for you.

Topics covered in this workshop include:
--Goals and priorities to guide your internship search
--Advantages and disadvantages of different search methods (using job boards, cold calling companies, networking)
--Overview of crafting effective applications and the interview process
--Staying organized and on track with your applications
--Handling multiple internship offers

Note: This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Supervisors/Department Chairs

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. 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 hr@amherst.edu for the access information. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Information Session

Join representatives from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), including Dr. Valarie Parkas, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Recruitment, as well as Amherst alumni, for an interactive, engaging virtual information session.

In this session, Dr. Parkas will outline ISMMS' program offerings, as well as what it means to apply to medical school during a global pandemic, different pathways to medical, how to become a successful applicant, and how Mount Sinai is leading the fight against COVID-19.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by admissions contacts for follow up!

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Alumni-in-Residence: Using Interdisciplinarity to Build a Creative Career, with Chip Garner '89

Interested in learning how your liberal arts education can translate to a creative career?

Chip Garner ’89 credits his Amherst education with providing the best possible foundation for a career in communications. His varied interests have taken him from broadcast news, to films and infomercials, to ad agencies -- and to his current role in public relations as Senior Vice President at MWWPR. Chip is a communications unicorn who stands out in this competitive industry by being as adept at social media and digital engagement as he is at managing corporate crises or investor relationships.

At Amherst, Chip majored in English, lived in Drew House, and was a member of BSU. He earned an MBA in Media and Communications in 2009, and lives in Brooklyn with his partner and an unseemly collection of shoes.

Join us to learn more about how a love of storytelling helped Chip build a career centered on collaborative team work and creative problem solving.

CHIP'S FULL BIO:
Chip Garner ’89 is Senior Vice President at MWWPR, creating and implementing integrated communications strategies for a variety of corporate and crisis clients.

Directly prior to MWWPR, he was VP, Americas, for British Airways, where he oversaw all media relations, crisis, creative, and corporate campaigns for the global airline in the Americas, Caribbean, and Bermuda. Prior to BA, he was Senior Vice President of Social at the world-renowned advertising agency Ogilvy, working extensively in influencer management, crisis and nuisance governance, executive positioning and training, and content development, as well as providing strategic direction for global clients.

His background includes a rewarding time at Rubenstein PR as the VP of Digital Strategies, as well as stops at Showtime Networks, the New York Times, and, at the beginning of his career, ABC News. He has also produced award-winning independent films and directed infomercials in Florida.

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Managing Time in These Unprecedented Times

This workshop offers strategies for gaining control over how you use your time. We will share productivity tips and scheduling strategies, methods for motivation and accountability, and techniques for avoiding procrastination. We will also address challenges and opportunities posed by working in a more isolated, less predictable world. Participants will receive an e-mail with a Zoom link and a brief activity to do before the workshop. Facilitated by Kristen Brookes, Senior Writing Associate; Charri Boykin-East, Senior Associate Dean of Students; and Case Manager Andy Tew. Space is limited; please register by clicking on the box below.

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Fri, Sep 25, 2020

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Loeb Center Cover Letter Clinic — Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you seeking some extra support in completing your cover letters and internship applications? Our biweekly virtual drop-in clinics are the perfect way to gain feedback from Loeb Center staff.

(Note: If you are seeking support with personal statements, please make an appointment with a career community advisor or with the Writing Center.)

Please RSVP in advance! We will confirm Zoom login and additional information via e-mail.

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Boren Awards is hosting a virtual event for Amherst College!

Are you interested in a career in national security?
Are you keen to learn new languages and live in new cultures?

Students who are U.S. citizens and interested in a career in national security (broadly defined) may want to apply for the Boren Scholarship which will fund up to $8,000 for semester study abroad in a country with a "critical language." 

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Students Only

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Staff and Faculty

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. We will engage in a conversation about workplace developments and communication highlights, and will offer group discussion or private consultation in break-out rooms with HR Representatives.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Alumni-in-Residence: A New Doctor's Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic, with Dr. Gabriela Ulloa '15

What does a career in the health professions actually look like — particularly amidst a global pandemic?

Dr. Gabriela Ulloa ’15 is a first-year resident physician in pediatrics at NYU Langone, working at both Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and Bellevue Hospital. She was among the group of medical students who elected to graduate early from NYU School of Medicine to join internal medicine residents during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis in New York City. In addition to her extensive experience with the treatment of this new virus, Gabriela is passionate about global healthcare, immigrant healthcare, and pediatrics, with a focus on serving diverse populations.

Gabriela cultivated an attention to global healthcare while at Amherst, helping to implement the on-campus organization Project SALUD and working to establish the internship program that sends Amherst students to a general clinic in Lima, Peru, each summer. In her fourth year as a medical student, Gabriela returned to Peru to work at a women’s health clinic, conducting breast cancer research among indigenous populations.

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

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STEM Discussion Group — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Careers In Science and Technology Program

Join Dr. Carolyn Margolin, Director of the Careers in Science and Technology Program within Amherst's Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, for this informal virtual meet-up for STEM students to discuss various topics within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and plan for the upcoming year.

Students from all class years are welcome. This meet-up is intended to give students interested in STEM (both majors and non-majors) the chance to propose topics for later discussion groups and presentations.

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Intro to the Loeb Center's Business and Finance Program

What is the Business and Finance Program? Is it right for you?

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, or general business? Have you ever wondered what it takes to start your own company, be an entrepreneur, or work at a start-up? Whether you are a first-year student, sophomore, or junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover, and decide if finance, consulting, business, or entrepreneurship is right for you.

The Loeb Center offers industry-specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in various fields. The 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 also offer programming in support of those considering starting their own companies, investing in/working at start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session will be led by Stephanie Hockman, the Program Director, and include insights from Rob Parker ’21 (Finance intern) and Emily Kiernan ’21 (Consulting intern). During the session, you’ll hear a quick overview of finance and consulting, the programs offered to explore and prepare for careers in finance, business, and consulting, including workshops, experiential learning opportunities, and how best to take advantage of student interns and advising appointments included in the Business and Finance Program.

Attendees will also get a sense for the timing for this field's recruiting process. Since recruiting for internships and full-time positions starts early in business and finance, it is NEVER TOO SOON to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program -- and how the Loeb Center can help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business, and entrepreneurship.

You'll find multiple opportunities to hear about the Business and Finance Program listed on Handshake. You only need to register for and attend one.