Event Calendar

March 2021

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

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VMG Partners: Growth Intern Opportunities Informational Coffee Chats

This informational Coffee Chat session provides students with an informal opportunity to meet with representatives from Velocity Snack Brands. Drop in anytime during the hour to learn more about their summer-timed, San Francisco-based Growth Intern opportunity.

VMG Partners is a consumer private equity investment firm which has partnered with brands such as Babyganics, Briogeo, Daily Harvest, Drunk Elephant, Justin's, KIND Healthy Snacks, Nature's Bakery, Quest, Spindrift, and many others.

The VMG Partners ecosystem of brands stands for diversity, equity, and inclusion. As such, in partnership with their portfolio companies – Briogeo Haircare, Nutpods, Spindrift, Stone, Velocity Snack Brands, Lily’s, The Pill Club – 8 interns from colleges across the country will partake in an 8-week internship program, in which they will participate in on-the-job training across a range of functions, as well as engage in panels, workshops, and more, which ultimately will equip participants with skills and a network to start a career within CPG, whether as an entrepreneur or marketer or beyond.

Drop in to the virtual session to learn more!

Lunch-&-Learn: Funding for Summer Study Away

Considering a summer study away program? Join advisers in the Global Education Office to learn about your program options - which are many! - and what funding opportunities exist.  Please remember there is no credit awarded for summer courses, and therefore no aid transfer. But students can apply for an Amherst Summer Study Abroad Fellowship, a national fellowship (e.g., Gilman, Boren) or for aid directly from the program.  Learn about these options and hear directly from students who've studied abroad in the summer!

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Universidad San Francisco De Quito--Galápagos Semester Program Info Session

Our aim is to provide attendees with a sneak peek into what USFQ study abroad opportunities can provide such as: field work, research opportunities, postgraduate experience, and much more. Our faculty and staff will be leading the info sessions and we will be able to answer any questions you might have.

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Intro to Networking, Pt 2: Informational Interviewing — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

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

CET China Programs Info Session

Learn more about CET Programs in Greater China (CET Beijing, CET Shanghai, CET Taiwan)
*Not all options in this region are pre-approved; check the Travel Registry to see if you need to petition.

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Resume Review Drop-in Clinic with Loeb Center Peer Career Advisors

Meet with the Loeb Center’s Peer Career Advisors to have your resume reviewed. Whether it’s your first time seeking Handshake resume approval or you simply want to freshen up your for this semester, we are here to help!

Participants should come prepared to the clinic with a completed draft in Google Docs that you can share with a PCA.

The Loeb Center's weekly virtual drop-in clinics run from February 15-March 29 in addition to the Peer Career Advisor appointments that are available for booking via Handshake. If you have questions, email internships@amherst.edu.

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

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Minted.com Art Merchandising Opportunities Information Session

Minted is a design marketplace that works to source creative content from a global community of independent artists. The company then sells the best content in the form of art, home décor, and stationery, directly to consumers.

The late-stage startup is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2007 by CEO Mariam Naficy. The company's core competencies are mobilizing and activating creative people, and enabling them to monetize their art by identifying industries and products where their art is most interesting to consumers. Minted, in turn, uses technology to allow consumers to discover great creative talent, making the retail website a place where artists can learn, gain exposure, and build their businesses.

Recruiters are currently seeking creative thinkers who are passionate about art and design, curious about the world of e-commerce, wholesale and retail merchandising, and have strong analytical and quantitative skills to join their merchandising team. This group is responsible for driving sales by working closely with design submissions from Minted's talented community of artists, as well as data from its analytics team, to bring forth a balanced assortment of the freshest designs to inspire customers. This team is also responsible for ensuring the shopping experience in their category is seamless, and the quality of designs rendered on the site flawless, to ensure the best customer experience possible.

Want to learn more? Attend this session to hear from Minted representatives, including recruiter Caitlin Bernstein and merchandising manager Becca O'Leary (Smith '13)!

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Embassy of Spain NALCAP Info Session

Through the North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP). American and Canadian college students and graduates, who are native-like speakers of English, partner with elementary and secondary schools in Spain to support language programs as teaching assistants (TAs) under the supervision and guidance of teachers of English as a World/Foreign Language. Join us to learn more about this opportunity to live and work in Spain for a year!

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Universidad San Francisco De Quito--Summer Experiential Learning & Research Opportunities Info Session

Our aim is to provide attendees with a sneak peek into what USFQ study abroad opportunities can provide such as: field work, research opportunities, postgraduate experience, and much more. Our faculty and staff will be leading the info sessions and we will be able to answer any questions you might have.

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Foundations of Cover Letter Writing Workshop — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Did you know that you need to write a customized and specific cover letter for every internship opportunity you apply for? Learn the basic formatting and strategies for writing effective cover letters, as well as advanced tips to write exceptional cover letters that will make you stand out.

*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

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

USFQ-Master's Program in Tropical Ecology & Conservation Info Session

Our aim is to provide attendees with a sneak peek into what USFQ study abroad opportunities can provide such as: field work, research opportunities, postgraduate experience, and much more. Our faculty and staff will be leading the info sessions and we will be able to answer any questions you might have.

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Thursday Drop-ins with Loeb Center Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne

Need a bit of support getting started on your job/summer experience search? Have a few quick career-related questions? Could you use another set of eyes on your draft application documents or perhaps some practical advice on how to effectively prepare for an upcoming interview?

If so, feel free to stop by the Loeb Center's Thursday Drop-Ins with Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne. She may not have all of the answers, but she will likely know someone who does!

Accessibility: Please contact Casey Jo, via cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

CET Prague--Info Session

Learn about CET Prague. This session will cover academics, resident life, housing, and the application process. There will be an opportunity to ask questions as well.

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Fri, Mar 5, 2021

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Marshall Scholarships Alumni Panel Discussion

The Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high academic, leadership, and ambassadorial potential to study for a graduate degree(s) in any field or institution in the UK. Join Marshall Scholarship Alumni for a virtual panel discussion of their experiences studying in the UK, dealing with cultural adjustments, participating in the community of scholars and more. Panelists will share how their own backgrounds influenced how they approached and navigated this highly competitive and rewarding opportunity. Applicants must have US citizenship and a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Learn about applying for the Marshall at AC: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/fellowships/national/marshall

Pre-registration is required. Please register here: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/fellowships/national/marsha.... After registering, you will receive an email with a Zoom link to the meeting.

Panelists:
Michaella Moore is an alumna of Howard University, where she studied Biology. She currently is a 2020, one year Marshall Scholar gaining her masters in Medical Anthropology at SOAS, University of London. Following her degree, she will be attending Perelman School of Medicine to further her goals of achieving global health justice throughout the black diaspora.

Katie Huston ('08) is Chief Operating Officer of Nal'ibali, South Africa's national reading for enjoyment campaign. She's also worked at one of South Africa's leading philanthropic foundations, and in nonprofit monitoring and evaluation, fundraising and communications. She has a BA in Journalism from UMass Amherst. As a Marshall, she studied Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex and Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics.

Rachel Shalev is an attorney in the Supreme Court and appellate practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York, which she joined after serving as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. As a 2007 Marshall Scholar, she received master’s degrees in modern European history from St. Andrews in Scotland and in legal and political theory from University College London. She also holds a BA from Williams College and a JD from Yale Law School.

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Internship Application Clinic — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

How does a compelling internship application come together? Learn how to put your best foot forward with your application materials by targeting your resume, aligning your cover letter and resume, and conducting adequate employer research to embed into your materials in this group advising and working session.

To attend, please register via Handshake by 12:00PM EST the Wednesday prior (48 hours in advance). If you wish to RSVP after the Wednesday deadline, email internships@amherst.edu to confirm available space.

Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program team. To learn more about the Program, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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The Rockefeller University: Biomedical Research Opportunities Info Session

The world’s leading biomedical research university, Rockefeller draws top scientists and graduate students from around the world in pursuit of one mission: to conduct science for the benefit of humanity.

Centered around 70 cutting-edge laboratories working in a broad range of fields, the Rockefeller University fosters a collaborative research environment. Its commitment to funding high-risk, high-reward science gives scientists freedom to pursue projects that might never occur elsewhere.

Rockefeller offers fulltime opportunities for seniors to consider, as well as a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for sophomores and juniors. We invite you to join representatives for this virtual information session to learn about the Rockefeller University and its unique biomedical research opportunities.

Please register in advance in order to receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

GeoLatin@s of Amherst College

Please join the Amherst College Geology Department for a panel showcasing the experiences of Latinx Geology Alumni. This panel will center the research and personal narratives of Latinx geologists from a range of backgrounds and expertise to welcome a broader conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. To join, please use the attached zoom link. We hope to see you there!
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/99277458686

Mon, Mar 8, 2021

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Fulbright General Information Session

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers grants for independent research, graduate study, and teaching English abroad to U.S. citizens who are recent college graduates. In this virtual session, staff and alumni from the Fulbright program will explain the history and purpose of the program, eligibility, award types and benefits, and application components and tips (for the first 45 minutes).

Participants will then enter break out rooms with their own campus advisor who will discuss the campus process for applying and the kind of support you can expect to receive as an applicant. You may apply as a senior or as an alum, but all class years are welcome to this event.

Pre-registration required: https://apply.iie.org/register/3.8General

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Mastering the Digital Internship Interview — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

How do you best prepare for interviews in digital settings? Has an application ever requested that you pre-record a video introduction?

Join us to learn how to effectively prepare for a range of interview formats, answer challenging questions, and present yourself in a professional manner, even if you’re Zooming in from your bedroom.

*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

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Alumni-in-Residence: Making Art to Understand the Past and Define the Future, with Dr. Lisa Biggs ’93

Why does making art matter in times of political and social unrest? In this Loeb Center Alumni-in-Residence event, Dr. Lisa Biggs ’93 will share how she uses civic engagement, ethnographic research, teaching and creative collaboration to test the boundaries of what is and what could be.

As an actress, playwright, and scholar, Dr. Lisa Biggs ’93 investigates the role of the arts in movements for social justice. She is the author of several original plays that reflect her passion for using theatre and performance studies to unpack history— including the stories of anti-slavery activists, a community confronting the aftershocks of gun violence, and women and girls in the 1967 Detroit uprising.

Dr. Biggs worked for more than a decade as a professional actress. Her stage credits include productions at the Kennedy Center, African Continuum Theatre, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Lookingglass Theatre, Arena Stage, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre. From 1999-2001, she was a teaching artist at the Living Stage Theatre Company, the groundbreaking arts and community-engagement initiative at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

In 2016, she was awarded a Knight Foundation Detroit Arts Challenge grant to develop and present a new stage play about women and girls in the ’67 Detroit rebellion. AFTER/LIFE premiered in Detroit in July 2017 in conjunction with city-wide events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the ’67 uprising. She is currently the John Atwater and Diana Nelson Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University.

Dr. Biggs originally came to Amherst from Chicago, majored in Theater and Dance, and lived in Drew House. She holds an M.A. in Playwriting and Performance Studies from New York University's Gallatin School and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.

To learn more about the Loeb Center's Alumni-in-Residence program, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575486

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Resume Review Drop-in Clinic with Loeb Center Peer Career Advisors

Meet with the Loeb Center’s Peer Career Advisors to have your resume reviewed. Whether it’s your first time seeking Handshake resume approval or you simply want to freshen up your documents for this semester, we are here to help!

Participants should come prepared to the clinic with a completed draft in Google Docs that you can share with a PCA.

The Loeb Center's weekly virtual drop-in clinics run from through March 29 in addition to the Peer Career Advisor appointments that are available for booking via Handshake. If you have questions, email internships@amherst.edu.

Tue, Mar 9, 2021

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Finance Speaker Series: Venture Capital vs. Growth Equity: Where is the Investment Line?

Have you ever wanted to explore or learn more about parts of the finance industry? Do you want to gain a better understanding of the daily activities of particular roles in finance? If so, the Loeb Center's Spring 2021 Finance Speaker Series is a great way to hear from alumni in the finance industry about their companies, their roles and responsibilities, and how they work with other parts of the finance ecosystem or businesses.

Join several Amherst alumni, including Chris Pike '92, to hear more about Venture Capital, Growth Equity, and the differences in how and when they invest in start-up companies. Through a candid, panel discussion, you'll learn how to navigate finding opportunities in this part of the private investing world, as well as how these alums learned to source, evaluate, and invest in sometimes unproven firms. You'll also get the inside scoop into what various firms are looking for both in their employees and in their portfolio companies.

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APA Paris--Study Abroad Zoom Information Session

Live in Paris. Challenge yourself in an all-French learning environment. Incredible cultural events and excursions. On y va! A semester or academic year in Paris is achievable with APA.

Join our Zoom information session to learn about study abroad in the Francophone world. We will discuss the following topics:
- Academics and choice of classes
- Customized language support
- Housing
- Cultural activities

Fun fact: There is an estimated 200 miles of tunnels in the Paris Catacombs.

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CET Jordan--Info Session

Learn about CET Jordan. This session will cover academics, resident life, housing, and the application process. There will be an opportunity to ask questions as well.

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021

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University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Information Session

At the University of Chicago, in an atmosphere of interdisciplinary scholarship and discovery, the Pritzker School of Medicine is dedicated to inspiring diverse students of exceptional promise to become leaders and innovators in science and medicine for the betterment of humanity.

The Pritzker School of Medicine is one of few medical schools to be located physically on its University campus, offering both intellectual and social advantages to students who spend their medical school years within a vibrant, multidisciplinary intellectual community. All divisions of the University and its professional schools are located within steps of the hospital, as are the extensive biological and physical sciences research laboratories, thus providing a rich array of opportunities for medical students.

All class years are welcome to attend this virtual information session to learn more about the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Emily Sharp-Kellar, JD, Director of Admissions, and Sara Roser-Jones, MS, Associate Director of Admissions, will highlight UChicago’s diverse students and small class size, research and community engagement opportunities, and what makes a compelling application from Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith College students.

Please note that **advance registration is required** to receive webinar log in.

Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Study with the Semester in Environmental Science Program in Fall 2021!

The Semester in Environmental Science Program - a pre-approved study away program - offers students a unique “hands-on” lab and field based curriculum at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Students learn about the biogeochemistry and dynamics of Global Change in coastal ecosystems and they contrast forest ecosystems with freshwater ponds and estuaries. All students complete a research project. Info session on March 11 at 12pm EST!
Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3ccTNfh
Zoom password: SESatMBL

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Thursday Drop-ins with Loeb Center Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne

Need a bit of support getting started on your job/summer experience search? Have a few quick career-related questions? Could you use another set of eyes on your draft application documents or perhaps some practical advice on how to effectively prepare for an upcoming interview?

If so, feel free to stop by the Loeb Center's Thursday Drop-Ins with Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne. She may not have all of the answers, but she will likely know someone who does!

Accessibility: Please contact Casey Jo, via cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

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Introduction to Consulting Workshop Series - Loeb Center Session 1 of 5

The Loeb Center is excited to offer this 5-week workshop series for first-years, sophomores, and juniors interested in learning more about consulting. The workshop series is led by Stephanie Hockman, Director of the Traub Careers in Business and Finance (CIBF) program, and Emily Kiernan ‘21, CIBF Consulting Intern.

The workshop series is designed to help students explore consulting, gain insights into the role of consultants, understand the purpose of a consulting firm to its clients, comprehend the responsibilities and roles of consultants, and discover the types of career opportunities available. Some workshops will include alumni speakers who provide their practical insights, experience, and understanding to the discussion.

TOPICS
The 5-week course will cover the following topics:
1. Overview of Consulting: Defining consulting and its role in the economy, an overview of different types of consulting, entry-level roles, and what a career looks like for a consultant.
2. Overview of Management/Strategic Consulting: Discuss the types of problems they solve, review a client example, and discuss roles played in a management consulting firm.
3. Overview of Economic Consulting: Discuss the types of problems solved, types of clients, sample client issues, and roles played by people at the firm.
4. Boutique Consulting: Discuss the types of boutique consulting firms and how they differ from management and economic consulting firms.
5. Preparation for Consulting Recruiting - In the final workshop, students will learn more about the recruiting process for consulting, how to maximize networking, and how to effectively prepare for the case interview. The workshop will also review techniques on how to get comfortable with mental math, how to be comfortable with ambiguity, and introduce upcoming preparation workshops by the Loeb Center and outside vendors.

REGISTRATION
How do I register for the Introduction to Consulting Workshop Series?
The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held from 7 – 8pm on Thursdays from March 11th to April 8th (March 11,18,25 and April 1 & 8) on Zoom.

*Advanced sign up is required.* If you are interested in learning more about consulting -- and willing to attend all 5 sessions -- please RSVP on Handshake by March 5, 2021. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link prior to the first workshop.

All questions may be directed to Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu)

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

Feedback Coffee and Conversation: Asking for and Receiving Helpful Feedback

Join the Learning & Development team to wrap up your week with a drop-in conversation and reflection of the LinkedIn Learning video, “Receiving Feedback to Learn” (about three minutes total). While this video is part of the March LinkedIn Learning Creativity Challenge, participation in the challenge is not necessary to join the discussion.

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Internship Application Clinic — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

How does a compelling internship application come together? Learn how to put your best foot forward with your application materials by targeting your resume, aligning your cover letter and resume, and conducting adequate employer research to embed into your materials in this group advising and working session.

To attend, please register via Handshake by 12:00PM EST the Wednesday prior (48 hours in advance). If you wish to RSVP after the Wednesday deadline, email internships@amherst.edu to confirm available space.

Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program team. To learn more about the Program, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: Health Policy Internship Program Info Session

Interested in learning about an internship opportunity in health policy? Join Nancy De Lew as she describes the program and answers your questions.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is currently seeking students for a summer intern program. ASPE serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of HHS on policy development and is responsible for major activities in the areas of policy coordination, legislative development, strategic planning, policy research, evaluation, and economic analysis. Students will gain experience in a fast-paced and inclusive team-based work environment, contribute to the production of analytic papers, and be exposed to a wide breadth of health policy.

The Office of Health Policy works on a wide array of topics relating to health insurance coverage, access, financing, spending, quality, and data. Interns will work in collaboration with staff on research projects and will have the opportunity to present their findings to the Office. Because HHS staff are currently working remotely, internships may begin as virtual positions. If staff return to the office, interns may be able to work in person but may continue on a virtual basis. The intern program will likely start in June and run through August. Application deadline is April 1.

Please register in advance to attend. Upon completing the registration via Zoom, you will receive an email with more details.

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Alumni-in-Residence: What in the World is a Product Manager? How to Build Software Without Being a Software Engineer, with Yana Yushkina ‘10

Join Yana Yushkina ’10 for this Alumni-in-Residence presentation, in which she will share her recent experiences as a Product Lead at Google, as well as details about her journey into the world of big tech with a liberal arts background.

Yana took an unorthodox path to her current role. She studied economics and French at Amherst and spent her early career working in economics consulting and data analytics before she transitioned into product management and the technology field at Google.

As a Product Lead for Search at Chrome, she steers the work of two dozen product managers, user experience designers and researchers, and software engineers to make Chrome an effective place to find information on the internet. She also frequently partners cross-company with teams in Search, Ads, Lens, and other divisions.

Yana is an active product person and speaker -- one who is passionate about using data-driven development to make high-quality, easy-to-use products for users around the world. She is excited to share her story and insight with students of all class years and majors who are considering various roles in technology both behind and beyond the keyboard.

This virtual event will include opportunities for question and answer interactions with the presenter.

To learn more about the Loeb Center's Alumni-in-Residence program, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575486

Sun, Mar 14, 2021

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Writing the Pilot: Creating the Series, with Bill Rabkin of TV Writers Studio

In 2011, Bill Rabkin wrote a book that has become a bible for television writers: WRITING THE PILOT. He has now followed that book up with CREATING THE SERIES. Join us for a Webinar with one of the great thinkers about writing television. And a faculty member at the TV Writers Studio.

Bill Rabkin on why he wrote CREATING THE SERIES:

A lot has changed about the television business since 2011. And when I say “a lot,” I mean everything. The way series are bought. The way series are conceived. The way stories are told. The way series are consumed. The kinds of stories that can be told. The limitations on content at every level. The limitations on form at every level. And maybe most important of all: The restriction on who is allowed to sell a series.

What’s far more confusing about the future is that there are as many changes in the business models for “broadcasters” out there, and no one knows which ones will prevail.

And the changes in the delivery model are actually affecting the way our viewers watch our shows – and that in turn is affecting the shows that are being bought and produced.

And the only thing that’s certain is that everything is going to keep changing.
 Well – almost everything. Because the one constant in this new television world is the need for great writing. Strong concepts, rich characters, intriguing plots. And more even than great writing: a voice. There’s a desperate hunger out there for a fresh, original vision, something that can cut through the clutter of all those hundreds of other shows out there.


But in order for that voice to be yours, you’ve got to understand how TV writing has changed – and what it may be changing to. This book is about addressing the changes that have overtaken the TV business – and more importantly, have overtaken TV storytelling. I’m going to be talking about all the changes I listed above, and how they may – how they must – affect your pilot.

We're looking forward to having you join us!

Mon, Mar 15, 2021

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Finance Speaker Series: Understanding Investment Banking, with Jarrad Zalkin '98

Have you ever wanted to explore or learn more about parts of the finance industry? Do you want to gain a better understanding of the daily activities of particular roles in finance? If so, the Loeb Center's Spring 2021 Finance Speaker Series is a great way to hear from alumni in the finance industry about their companies, their roles and responsibilities, and how they work with other parts of the finance ecosystem or businesses.

Join Jarrad Zalkin '98, Managing Partner of TM Capital, as he walks through the investment banking deal process. He'll use a real-life example to help students learn how investment bankers put together the pitch process and execute a sell-side deal.

Jarrad's presentation will be followed by a young alumni panel of investment bankers. Amherst graduates from 2019 & 2020 (including Morgan Yurosek '20, John Ballard '20, Katherine Mendoza '19, and Greg Krisberg '19) who are currently working at bulge bracket, middle market, and boutique investment banks will join Rob Parker '21 for a candid discussion about what it's like to be an analyst.

Students will gain a strong appreciation for the roles and responsibilities and hear firsthand what life is like as an investment banker. Don't miss out on this opportunity to understand an investment banking transaction and learn from recent alumni in the trenches at investment banks.

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Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA) Information Session

Are you a master of reading between the lines? Do you have a knack for seeing what others are missing?

Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA) provides a unique edge for clients through U.S. intelligence-based methodology to spot possible deception in company disclosures. If you have an interest in business and analytics with the skillset of a private eye, BIA recruiters would love to meet you!

Join company representatives for this information session to learn more about what the firm does, and how you could start your next chapter with BIA.

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Resume Review Drop-in Clinic with Loeb Center Peer Career Advisors

Meet with the Loeb Center’s Peer Career Advisors to have your resume reviewed. Whether it’s your first time seeking Handshake resume approval or you simply want to freshen up your documents for this semester, we are here to help!

Participants should come prepared to the clinic with a completed draft in Google Docs that you can share with a PCA.

The Loeb Center's weekly virtual drop-in clinics run through March 29 in addition to the Peer Career Advisor appointments that are available for booking via Handshake. If you have questions, email internships@amherst.edu.

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

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Money, Value, Wealth, and Worth with Chloe B. McKenzie '14 — Session #1 of 2

In this workshop, Chloe B. McKenzie '14 will introduce her conceptualization of money, value, wealth, and worth to participants. Chloe has spent her career refining her understanding of these concepts, understanding that our relationships with money are complicated and textured. As such, when starting a new venture, it is critical for founders to explore how their relationships with money might show up in their development of a business.

Chloe McKenzie’s work stands at the intersection of education, finance, social justice, and the visual and performing arts. She has become a leader in wealth justice and financial education, namely through her organization BlackFem, a nonprofit whose mission is to transform school-based learning so that Black girls and girls of color have the skills, habits, and resources to build and sustain wealth.

Chloe came from an affluent household in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Her story is one of expensive schools, skipping grades, Wall Street opportunities, bonuses, and benefits. Her story is also a story of childhood abuse, burnout, and illness. As a financial trauma researcher, her companies BlackFem and Equiddie, her Amazon bestselling book, entitled The Activist Investor, and most recently, her research on financial trauma and shame showcase her epiphanies about how to close the wealth gap and build healthier relationships with money.

Chloe holds a B.A. from Amherst College in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, as well as a graduate certificate in Financial Planning and Services from Boston University. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and is a certified teacher with graduate certificates in General Education and Special Education. She also holds certifications in investment advising and financial advising and has been trained in financial therapy.

Chloe’s research about financial trauma, abuse, and shame has been referenced by major academic and financial institutions. At the conclusion of the formal presentation, Chloe has allotted time for Q&A and additional student discussion -- so feel free to come with questions!

This event is co-sponsored by Amherst College's Center for Diversity & Student Leadership, the Women's & Gender Center, and the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning.

Strategies for Staying on Track

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Live Webinar

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

No matter how much or how little money you can save for retirement, it’s important that you start now and stay invested for your future. You can learn how taking smart financial steps today may help lead you to a solid financial future after you’ve stopped working.

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Money, Value, Wealth, and Worth with Chloe B. McKenzie '14 — Session #2 of 2

In this workshop, Chloe B. McKenzie '14 will introduce her conceptualization of money, value, wealth, and worth to participants. Chloe has spent her career refining her understanding of these concepts, understanding that our relationships with money are complicated and textured. As such, when starting a new venture, it is critical for founders to explore how their relationships with money might show up in their development of a business.

Chloe McKenzie’s work stands at the intersection of education, finance, social justice, and the visual and performing arts. She has become a leader in wealth justice and financial education, namely through her organization BlackFem, a nonprofit whose mission is to transform school-based learning so that Black girls and girls of color have the skills, habits, and resources to build and sustain wealth.

Chloe came from an affluent household in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Her story is one of expensive schools, skipping grades, Wall Street opportunities, bonuses, and benefits. Her story is also a story of childhood abuse, burnout, and illness. As a financial trauma researcher, her companies BlackFem and Equiddie, her Amazon bestselling book, entitled The Activist Investor, and most recently, her research on financial trauma and shame showcase her epiphanies about how to close the wealth gap and build healthier relationships with money.

Chloe holds a B.A. from Amherst College in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, as well as a graduate certificate in Financial Planning and Services from Boston University. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and is a certified teacher with graduate certificates in General Education and Special Education. She also holds certifications in investment advising and financial advising and has been trained in financial therapy.

Chloe’s research about financial trauma, abuse, and shame has been referenced by major academic and financial institutions. At the conclusion of the formal presentation, Chloe has allotted time for Q&A and additional student discussion -- so feel free to come with questions!

This event is co-sponsored by Amherst College's Center for Diversity & Student Leadership, the Women's & Gender Center, and the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning.

CET Latin America--Info Session

Learn about CET Colombia and Brazil. This session will cover academics, resident life, housing, and the application process. The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to CET Brazil and the second 30 minutes will be dedicated to CET Colombia. Please join at your convenience. There will be an opportunity to ask questions as well. *Not all options in this region are pre-approved; check the Travel Registry to see if you need to petition. 

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Alumni-in-Residence: Finding One's Way by Working to Improve Schools, with Dr. Kent Peterson '69

Join us to hear about the pathways and crossroads Dr. Kent Peterson '69 has traveled throughout his professional life as a public school teacher, researcher, author, and education leader.

In this Loeb Center Alumni-in-Residence session, we will discuss how Dr. Peterson's liberal arts foundation fostered his own career choices guided by his personal values and commitment to universal access to quality, caring, supportive schools. Students of all class years who are interested in careers in education leadership, teaching, and/or education policy are encouraged to join this dialogue.

Dr. Peterson is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and founder of the Principals Leadership Institute. He currently works with urban, rural, and suburban leadership academies that serve new, aspiring, and experienced school principals in the U.S. and around the world.

There will be plenty of time for student questions.

To learn more about the Loeb Center's Alumni-in-Residence program, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575486

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

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Intro to Networking, Pt 2: Informational Interviewing — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

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

Retiring in the "New Normal"

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Live Webinar

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

We all know how important it is to save for retirement. This presentation brings many of the risks to light so you have a better understanding of what you may be facing and what you can do about it, especially in this new environment. Namely, shifting your strategy from just growing your money to protecting what you’ve saved as it grows. And for those still working, we’ll talk about protecting your income in retirement, by creating a guaranteed income stream to help cover essential expenses and next steps you can take to help protect your retirement future.

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Racism & Antiracism 1.0: Learning & Unlearning Race & Racism

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Virtual, Zoom link will be provided later

Race and racism are not new. Yet many of us are now recognizing the importance of and developing the tools to think and talk about race in our lives at home and at work.

The goal of this introductory workshop, intended for faculty and staff, is to understand what race and racism are and why they matter. Participants will focus on increasing their knowledge about race and racism, from reviewing the historical construction of racial identity in the U.S., to understanding key terms and common misunderstandings around race, such as anti-Blackness, belonging, and color-blindness.

Upon participating in this workshop, participants will:
- Know how to define and describe race and racism
- Understand some of the ways race and racism show up in education
- Be able to articulate why race and racism matter within their spheres of influence

Registration is required. To register, submit a form at https://www.amherst.edu/amherst-story/diversity/office-of-diversity-equi...

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Understanding Medicare

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

Paying for healthcare in retirement is a critical part of financial planning and it is important to understand how Medicare operates and what choices you have. This webinar will help you understand some aspects of Medicare including eligibility and what plans are available to you. We hope that you will join us for this educational event.

Home-buying 101: A Financial Primer for First-time Home Buyers

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

Buying your first home is a big deal and comes with lots of new experiences -- and expenses -- along the way. Get expert insights on the key steps and considerations for your home buying journey, including the three phases: preparing to search, finding your home, and getting to closing. During this webinar, our banking professionals will share actionable information about: understanding credit, knowing what you can afford, down payment options, finding your home, and getting to closing.

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Leadership Alliance SR-EIP Information Session

The Leadership Alliance (LA) Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) is a fully paid 8-10 week summer research internship at one of 30+ member institutions designed to prepare underrepresented undergraduates to pursue competitive PhD or MD-PhD programs. Through the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP students may apply to multiple summer research programs in a single application. Research areas range from Applied Mathematics and the Life Sciences to the Social Sciences and Humanities. Join Samantha Andersen, the Leadership Alliance Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs, over zoom for an information session about the SR-EIP.
This event is hosted through the Office of Academic Engagement & Student Success [AESS].

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Thursday Drop-ins with Loeb Center Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne

Need a bit of support getting started on your job/summer experience search? Have a few quick career-related questions? Could you use another set of eyes on your draft application documents or perhaps some practical advice on how to effectively prepare for an upcoming interview?

If so, feel free to stop by the Loeb Center's Thursday Drop-Ins with Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne. She may not have all of the answers, but she will likely know someone who does!

Accessibility: Please contact Casey Jo, via cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

Fri, Mar 19, 2021

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AWIS x Jackson Lab WiSE: STEM Career Panel

Interested in biomedical genomics research? Seeking STEM career advice?

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is hosting a career panel with the Jackson Laboratory’s Women in Science and Technology (WiSE) group! Organizers will begin with a prepared Q&A, followed by a casual conversation session, during which students will have the opportunity to converse and ask for advice from six panelists who work for this cutting-edge, nonprofit biomedical research institution.

All class years are welcome to attend.

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

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A GRE Strategy Session with Princeton Review

Presented by a member of the Princeton Review professional staff, this introductory strategy session provides an overview of the content & format of the test, and previews the strategies taught in Princeton Review's courses. They will break down each section with practice questions and tips, and also dig into the test day experience and provide a sneak peek of the resources and computer tools available on the day of.

This will be a VIRTUAL program using a Princeton Review meeting link that will be shared directly with those that register via PR's external registration link: https://secure.princetonreview.com/event?PSOId=478738

This event will include an oral and visual presentation, followed by Question and Answer time with event presenters. For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact the Career Development Center Team at cdc@mtholyoke.edu. Please make accommodation requests no later than 5 business days prior to the event in order to allow for implementation time, however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

This event is being conducted over Princeton Review's meeting software. As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.

Global time reference:
Location Local Time Time Zone UTC Offset
Holyoke (USA - Massachusetts) Monday, March 22, 2021 at 11:30:00 am EDT UTC-4 hours
Berlin (Germany - Berlin) Monday, March 22, 2021 at 4:30:00 pm CET UTC+1 hour
Mumbai (India - Maharashtra) Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00:00 pm IST UTC+5:30 hours
Beijing (China - Beijing Municipality) Monday, March 22, 2021 at 11:30:00 pm CST UTC+8 hours
Los Angeles (USA - California) Monday, March 22, 2021 at 8:30:00 am PDT UTC-7 hours
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Monday, March 22, 2021 at 15:30:00

This event is brought to you by a three-college consortia partnership between Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges' career centers.

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Finance Speaker Series: Understanding the IPO Process and How It Interacts with Sales & Trading, with Mike Cippoletti '94

Have you ever wanted to explore or learn more about parts of the finance industry? Do you want to gain a better understanding of the daily activities of particular roles in finance? If so, the Loeb Center's Spring 2021 Finance Speaker Series is a great way to hear from alumni in the finance industry about their companies, their roles and responsibilities, and how they work with other parts of the finance ecosystem or businesses.

Join Mike Cippoletti '94, Managing Partner of BMO Capital Markets, as he walks through the Initial Public Offering process, the rise of SPACs, and how Equity Capital markets groups interact with sales traders and trading counterparts.

Mike's presentation will be followed by a young alumni panel. Amherst graduates from 2019 & 2020 (including Mayowa Tinubu '20, Dani DiTomasso '20, Eddie Shen '20, and Juan Guaracao '19) who are currently working as sales traders and traders at bulge bracket firms will have a candid conversation with Rob Parker '21 about what it's like to be an analyst.

Students will gain a strong understanding of the equity issuance market and how capital markets interact with sales traders and traders while learning what the day in the life is like on the trade floor.

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Resume Review Drop-in Clinic with Loeb Center Peer Career Advisors

Meet with the Loeb Center’s Peer Career Advisors to have your resume reviewed. Whether it’s your first time seeking Handshake resume approval or you simply want to freshen up your documents for this semester, we are here to help!

Participants should come prepared to the clinic with a completed draft in Google Docs that you can share with a PCA.

The Loeb Center's weekly virtual drop-in clinics run through March 29 in addition to the Peer Career Advisor appointments that are available for booking via Handshake. If you have questions, email internships@amherst.edu.

The National Association for Black Engagement with Asia Panel Discussion

The National Association for Black Engagement with Asia (NABEA) will host a panel discussion highlighting the experience of Black professionals with experience studying abroad in Asia.

This event is free and open to all and is hosted by The National Association for Black Engagement with Asia (NABEA) and supported by Spill Stories.

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Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Social Security for Married Couples

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

Married couples can take advantage of some strategies that may help to increase lifetime Social Security benefits. You can learn the basics about spousal benefits, understand the many variables involved in claiming strategies and how married couples can boost their benefits by coordinating the timing of their claims.

Syracuse University Info Session

Join Information Relations Specialist Ari Sahinovic for an informative info session.
Syracuse Abroad consistently ranks among the highest-quality international study programs in the country and has been ranked #7 in Study Abroad on US News & World Report. Students who choose Syracuse Abroad’s programs prepare for the world in the world with invaluable internships, Signature Seminars, language study at all levels, homestays, field research, and community engagement projects.

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How are Amherst Students and Faculty Experiencing Restorative Practices in their Classrooms: A Fishbowl

Join us for an afternoon fishbowl activity. A fishbowl is when a small group sits within a larger circle, while the outer circle observes those talking and sharing within the inner circle. Inside the fishbowl will be faculty and students passing a talking piece and answering questions about their experiences with and learnings from using restorative practices within an academic context. If you are curious about how to use “RP” in the classroom, join us!

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Anatomy of a Deal: Aeris Partners Case Study Review

Aeris Partners is delighted to host "Anatomy of a Deal: Case Study Review". This presentation will inform those interested in investment banking what it's really like to be an analyst on a deal team. Using real-life examples, students will learn how deals are structured and what a transaction looks like from start to finish.

Intro to Gardening with Book & Plow Farmers

Thinking about starting or expanding your garden this year, but not sure where to start? Join Book & Plow Farmers for some gardening tips. We will walk through some of the ways to grow your own food and flowers at home (including double dig, tarping, building garden boxes, soil tests, seed selection and crop care).

We will have a raffle for participants at the end-- a chance to win a B&P hat or tote bag.

This event is open to all! RSVP is encouraged, but not required.

Sign up via the link below.

Gardening 101 Workshop

An introduction to growing your own flowers and vegetables open to staff, faculty and students. Join Book & Plow farmers for a zoom gathering where we share gardening tips. We'll cover building garden boxes, soil tests, seed selection, crop selection, and much more. There will be a raffle for a Book & Plow hat or tote bag at the end of the workshop.

College Year in Athens--Info Session

Join us to learn about CYA's program offerings including: Semester, Summer, Winter, Gap Year, and Virtual Internships.

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Embodied: A Conversation about Body Politics at Amherst College

Join the PAs for a conversation about body politics.
Body politics can be defined broadly as the practices and systems through which society and cultures regulate the human body. conceptualization of body politics rests on the work of Black, LatinX, Indigenous, and Queer women and people, including Audre Lorde, Benedita da Silva, Dr. Connie Pinkerton-Uri, and countless more changemakers. Bodies frequently become the battleground for debates over Reproductive Justice, Disability justice, Racial justice, Gender Justice, and Queer Justice.

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Shaping your Workplace Culture

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.

An organization’s culture is a key factor in its success. In this session, learn how to build, maintain, and change your workplace culture. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Please register using the instructions on the link below.

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Mastering the Digital Internship Interview — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

How do you best prepare for interviews in digital settings? Has an application ever requested that you pre-record a video introduction?

Join us to learn how to effectively prepare for a range of interview formats, answer challenging questions, and present yourself in a professional manner, even if you’re Zooming in from your bedroom.

*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

Estate Planning Basics

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

Ensuring that our assets will pass to loved ones and causes that are near and dear is important to most of us. Discover the components of a basic estate plan and strategies to ensure that your wishes are met.

Shaping your Workplace Culture

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.

An organization’s culture is a key factor in its success. In this session, learn how to build, maintain, and change your workplace culture. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Please register using the instructions on the link below.

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Finance Speaker Series: Understanding Private Equity, with Chris Pike '92

Have you ever wanted to explore or learn more about parts of the finance industry? Do you want to gain a better understanding of the daily activities of particular roles in finance? If so, the Loeb Center's Spring 2021 Finance Speaker Series is a great way to hear from alumni in the finance industry about their companies, their roles and responsibilities, and how they work with other parts of the finance ecosystem or businesses.

Join Chris Pike '92, Managing Partner of Advent International, for a candid discussion of the private equity industry. Chris will be discussing how private equity firms work with investment bankers, consultants, and their portfolio companies to find investments and then assist the portfolio companies to achieve strategic initiatives. Chris will also discuss how to get into private equity and how he thinks about investing in companies.

Join CET for an Info Session!

The session will offer an overview of the following programs with time for questions at the end: 

Amherst-Approved Programs: CET Prague (Economics, History, Political Science, Jewish Studies), CET Film Production in Prague, CET Jordan (Arabic), CET Taiwan (Chinese)

Programs available for petition: CET Colombia (Race, Identity, Ethnicity), CET Brazil (Social Justice), CET Japan (Japanese), CET Florence

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Thu, Mar 25, 2021

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Centerview Partners Information Session

Please join Centerview Partners for an information session. We encourage anyone with an interest in business, strategy and/or finance to attend.

Centerview Partners is a leading global investment banking advisory firm with offices in New York, London, Paris, Palo Alto and San Francisco, and senior teams in Chicago and Los Angeles. Our firm is unique in that we take a “One Firm” approach to deliver unmatched and independent advice to all of our clients. We provide advice on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings, valuation, and capital structure to companies, institutions and governments. We also have a focus on strategic advisory, where we work with our clients in areas not traditionally covered by investment banking advisory services in areas where we act as a partner in discussing strategic, financial and operational issues.

Since our founding in 2006, our advisory business has advised on over $3 trillion worth of transactions. Our clients include over 20% of the 50 largest companies in the world by market capitalization, and we have been involved in many of the largest and most complex corporate situations and transactions.

To learn more, visit us online at http://www.centerviewpartners.com/

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Alignable - Coding & Work Life at Alignable, and How to Transition into Software Engineering

Join Pat White, Software Engineer at Alignable, for a presentation on how students can transition into Software Engineering, even from a non-engineering background. Pat has experienced first hand how to do this and will share his career path that started with joining the Peace Corps and then deciding to move into a career in Software Engineering.

Topics will include:
- demystifying coding and things you don't get in classes
- working at Alignable
- women in the workplace and what type of mentoring/support is available
- examples of project work

The session will be interactive and include a Q&A.

Headquartered in Boston, Alignable is the online network where small business owners across North America drive leads and prospects, generate referrals, land new business, build trusted relationships, and share great advice. Members use Alignable to get the industry answers they need, connect within their local business community or across the country, and increase buzz for their business.

This event is brought to you by a three-college consortia partnership between Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges' career centers.

DIS Scandinavia--Info Session and Panel

We welcome you to an information session to learn more about studying abroad with DIS! The first half hour will be an information presentation and the second half will be a panel with a faculty member, current student, and alumni.

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Feedback Isn’t Just About Performance: Using I Like, I Wish, I Wonder to Create Better Post-program Assessments

2:05 pm - 3:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invite you to Tool UP with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

Too often, at the end of a program or initiative, we conduct assessments that ultimately do not lead to positive change, do not give us useful information or we simply do not assess at all. This workshop will introduce the I Like, I Wish, I Wonder framework as a method for post-program assessment which leads to helpful and applicable feedback. We will process why this framework is different from a simple “what worked?” and “what did not work” binary, how to apply the framework to a current program, and how to interpret the data you receive.

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Thursday Drop-ins with Loeb Center Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne

Need a bit of support getting started on your job/summer experience search? Have a few quick career-related questions? Could you use another set of eyes on your draft application documents or perhaps some practical advice on how to effectively prepare for an upcoming interview?

If so, feel free to stop by the Loeb Center's Thursday Drop-Ins with Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne. She may not have all of the answers, but she will likely know someone who does!

Accessibility: Please contact Casey Jo, via cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

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Alumni-in-Residence: How My Liberal Arts Education Created a Career Journey of Exploration and Adaptability, with Alexandra Morgan-Welch '14

Alexandra Morgan-Welch ’14 embodies the Amherst motto “Terras Irradient.” Her love of media began as a child, but Amherst emboldened her exploration of inter-disciplinary ideas and inspired her to blaze her own trail.

Alexandra has not always known what she wanted to do next, but always felt anchored by a long-term career vision. She feels comfortable learning in each moment rather than following a pre-determined path and embraces the notion that career goals are an outline rather than a manuscript. She has leaned into the adaptability and resilience she learned as a student on campus, balancing three majors (Mathematics, Film & Media Studies, and Music) and multiple campus activities.

Upon graduating, Alexandra joined Credit Suisse in their business operations rotational program. She left as a Senior Analyst to go to Columbia Business School, where she received her M.B.A. in Media, Technology and Strategy in 2019. At Columbia, she served as the Co-President of the Media Management Association and the Vice President of Communications for the Black Business Students Association.

While in business school, Alexandra interned at Comcast NBCUniversal in a number of strategy roles across their Corporate, Advertising Sales and Television divisions. Upon graduating from Columbia, she joined Comcast NBCUniversal’s Rotational Leadership Program and has spent time as a Strategy Director as part of Comcast Cable, Peacock, and most recently in Corporate Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

Alexandra’s path may seem prescribed in some of her choices, such as pursuing finance after college or earning an MBA. However, each step in her career journey has had a central purpose of skill building and exploration. She's constantly strived to step outside her comfort zone and learn new things. She believes in the liberal arts practice of humanistic inquiry and applies it to every step in her process.

Join Alexandra in this Loeb Center Alumni-in-Residence session for a candid conversation about her time on campus, her openness to new opportunities, and the comfort she’s found at creating her own path by combining intellectual curiosity, passion, energy, adaptability, and perseverance. Alexandra is excited to share her experiences, what shapes her thought process on when to make a change, and how she sees the role her Amherst education plays in her career exploration.

To learn more about the Loeb Center's Alumni-in-Residence program, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575486

Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Coffee and Conversation: Goal Setting Built on Feedback

Join the Learning & Development team to wrap up your week with a drop-in conversation and reflection of the LinkedIn Learning videos,” Learning & Development SMART Goal Setting” and “Create a Growth Mindset with Feedback.” While these videos are part of the March LinkedIn Learning Creativity Challenge, participation in the Challenge is not necessary to join the discussion.

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Diverse Diplomacy: Women and Careers at the U.S. State Department

Interested in learning more about career paths in U.S. government? The U.S. State Department's Diplomat in Residence for New England, William B. Gannon, invites Amherst students to attend this webinar to hear from a distinguished panel of women of color, excited to share their experiences and advice with interested undergraduates:

--Michele J. Sison, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Career Ambassador
--Melissa Ledesma-Leese, Deputy Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion, Bureau of Global Talent Management
--Anood Taqui, U.S. Mission to European Union Brussels
--Grace Yoo, Staff Aide to the Charge d'affaires, U.S. Embassy Berlin

The panel will be moderated by Ambassador Mark C. Storella, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy, and the multi-school webinar is being co-hosted by Brandeis University, Brown University, Harvard University, Wellesley College and Yale University.

Please register in advance via Zoom. All majors and class years welcome!

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

AIT-Distinguished Lecture Series: Exponential Technologies, with Ernő Duda

Join AIT in the Lecture Series event- Exponential Technologies, with Ernő Duda!
See you there!

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Finance Speaker Series: Venture Capital vs. Growth Equity: Where is the Investment Line?

Have you ever wanted to explore or learn more about parts of the finance industry? Do you want to gain a better understanding of the daily activities of particular roles in finance? If so, the Loeb Center's Spring 2021 Finance Speaker Series is a great way to hear from alumni in the finance industry about their companies, their roles and responsibilities, and how they work with other parts of the finance ecosystem or businesses.

Join several Amherst alumni, including Chris Pike '92, to hear more about Venture Capital, Growth Equity, and the differences in how and when they invest in start-up companies. Through a candid panel discussion, you'll learn how to navigate finding opportunities in this part of the private investing world, as well as how these alums learned to source, evaluate, and invest in sometimes unproven firms. You'll also get the inside scoop into what various firms are looking for both in their employees and in their portfolio companies.

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Resume Review Drop-in Clinic with Loeb Center Peer Career Advisors

Meet with the Loeb Center’s Peer Career Advisors to have your resume reviewed. Whether it’s your first time seeking Handshake resume approval or you simply want to freshen up your documents for this semester, we are here to help!

Participants should come prepared to the clinic with a completed draft in Google Docs that you can share with a PCA.

The Loeb Center's weekly virtual drop-in clinics run through March 29 in addition to the Peer Career Advisor appointments that are available for booking via Handshake. If you have questions, email internships@amherst.edu.

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Drop-in hours with IES Abroad Representative

Meet with the Amherst College IES Abroad Representative to learn about study abroad opportunities for Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and beyond. Amherst College uses IES Abroad semester programs in Berlin, Granada, Milan, Nagoya, Nantes, Rome, Salamanca and Vienna. Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a not-for-profit organization that provides study abroad opportunities to college students.
Fun Fact: Amanda Gorman, U.S. National Youth Poet Laureate, is one of the many accomplished IES Abroad alumni. In this video, Amanda shines light on her IES Abroad experience and study abroad journey:
https://www.iesabroad.org/news/ies-abroad-madrid-alum-amanda-gorman-shar...

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Truman Scholarship Information Session

If your goal is a career in public service (.gov, edu, .mil, or .org), you may be eligible for the Truman Scholarship to support graduate study leading to your career. Join Tara Yglesias, of the Truman Scholarship Foundation, and recent Truman Scholars to learn about what this scholarship has to offer to those intending a career in these fields. Hear how leadership and service are expressed in the lives of scholars and in their applications. U.S. citizenship required. Register now: https://bit.ly/3scdqej

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Study Abroad at The University of Queensland

Come to this information session to learn about spending a Study Abroad semester at UQ!

Consistently ranked among the world’s top universities, The University of Queensland offers inspiring teaching across more than 4,000 courses, world-class indoor and outdoor learning environments, and outstanding facilities. The University is located in a region renowned for its subtropical climate and vibrant lifestyle, close to natural attractions including beaches and rainforests. Some of our most popular
courses include Great Barrier Reef field trips, geological mapping in the remote outback or observing native fauna in the wild.

Fun Fact: If you visited one new beach in Australia every day, it would take over 27 years to see them all!

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Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Planning Your Growth Journey

The Learning & Development Team invites you to develop your self-awareness with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

Not sure how you could continue to grow your professional skill set or aren’t sure where to start? This workshop will offer prompts for self-reflection on how to grow your skill set and apply it within your role, as well as offer planning guides for how to pursue and demonstrate your growth. No matter where you are in your professional journey, there is always more to learn.

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Just Do It: Recent Amherst Grads on Making Art and Creative Practices an Essential Part of Life

This Loeb Center panel of young Amherst alumni working in the arts will offer timely advice and inspiration on making art a central part of your life and carving out the professional space to just do it. Panelists will explore what it’s like to build a creative practice after Amherst, personal growth and community building through artmaking, and the professionalization necessary to earn income from your craft. You’ll leave this session with a list of resources both on- and off-campus to support these practices.

Featuring:
• Joanna Booth ’19—visual art
• Amal Buford ’19—music
• Jonah Evans ’19—creative writing
• Amir Hall ’17—storytelling & performance
• Lauren Horn ’17—dance

This event is open to anyone who loves making art, regardless of professional goals.