An informational interview is a conversation with a professional in an industry, field, company, or position that interests you and that you would like to learn more about. It’s a valuable opportunity to conduct personalized research with someone whose experience and perspective you think you can learn from.
In this workshop, students will learn how to respectfully reach out to people you’d like to speak with, prepare for the conversation, maintain the relationship, activate your Amherst community through the Alumni Directory, and more.
While this workshop builds off of Part 1 from Fall 2020, anyone may attend regardless of participation last semester.
*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program*
Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805
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.
Curious about a career in public relations? Learn how you can put your liberal arts skills in writing, unpacking ideas and collaboration to use in the fast-paced world of a PR agency. Join Gabrielle Simon, of financial communications agency Prosek Partners, for an information session on working in communications and public relations, what Prosek Partners does for clients, post-graduate job opportunities in Boston, New York, and Connecticut and a lively Q&A session.
Prosek Partners is among the largest independent public relations firms in the U.S., and one of the few domestic, mid-size firms that offers global capabilities through its London office and international network. Specializing in providing a full range of communications solutions to financial and professional services companies, the firm delivers an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy. Prosek Partners’ “Unboxed Communications” approach brings breakthrough ideas to every client engagement.
Students from all class years and majors are welcome to attend.