As you may recall, the college asked faculty and staff with caregiving responsibilities to participate in an anonymous survey last fall. The goal was to learn more about how members of our community are doing with managing the demands of work and caregiving during the pandemic.
As part of its response to the survey, the Office of Human Resources is now offering sessions that will provide a forum for caregivers to connect and to share their experiences with one another, including strategies that they have developed to cope with what they are facing. Facilitators may also pass along to HR helpful suggestions that may emerge from these conversations.
Each session will be limited to 25 participants. Additional dates will be added if needed and/or if participants would like to reconvene.
If you’re not sure where or how to find an internship, you should consider joining the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. The Houston Program is designed to not only allow Amherst students to apply for quality, vetted internships that are paid, but also provides preparatory guidance and support throughout the summer.
Additionally, the Loeb Center has funding available for students who have secured unpaid summer internships.
Come to this information session to learn about the process for joining the Houston Program, as well as the application process to be considered for funding for unpaid internships.
Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805
Join us for a virtual independent residency in creative writing. Modeled on writers’ and artists’ colonies like MacDowell, Yaddo and the Provincetown Fine Arts Workshop, this program offers you the opportunity to devote attention to your fiction, poetry, dramatic writing or creative nonfiction in a supportive environment. Participants will have opportunities for collaborative structured writing and the freedom to choose between social and independent writing each day. Participants are welcome to work on either new or existing projects. And for participants seeking guidance, instruction or simply feedback on their work, we'll offer one-on-one mentoring sessions with program leaders. At the end of the program, we'll come together for a virtual community reading, during which we'll share work produced during the residency. We will meet via Zoom and Google docs from 1pm to 4pm (EST) on February 3rd-5th and February 8th and 9th. The residency is led by writing center associates Roy Andrews and Emily Merriman. Please register via the link below.