Event Calendar

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Interior view of Johnson Chapel

All-Staff Meeting

President Martin and the Employee Council invite Amherst College staff to the fall All-Staff Meeting on Thursday, September 20, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in Johnson Chapel. President Martin looks forward to welcoming new staff, providing updates on the progress we have made on priorities, and discussing plans for the year ahead.

Cornell in Rome - Information Session

Join us to learn about Cornell in Rome from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and again from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Since 1987, Cornell in Rome has offered a transformative experience for talented undergraduate artists, architecture students and urbanists. A world-class and specialized program, Cornell in Rome is focused on instruction in the disciplines of architecture design, history and theory; visual arts; art history; urban studies and Italian language, history and culture.

With a maximum enrollment of 60 students each semester and faculty who remain consistent for the duration of their stay, students benefit from an intimate environment and the opportunity to build interdisciplinary and lasting relationships with the faculty and each other.

Fun fact: Cornell in Rome's facilities and classrooms are located in the 17th century villa Palazzo Santacroce. The Santacroce family are famous for lending their name to the original Italian word for tobacco: "erba santacroce."

Students Only

Education and Social Justice: A Discussion with Urban Teachers, Teach For America, Match Education, City Year, Uncommon Schools, and Boston Teacher Residency

Join representatives from the following organizations for an informal discussion on educational equity and social justice while learning about opportunities at each of them: Urban Teachers, Teach For America, Match Education, City Year, Uncommon Schools, and Boston Teacher Residency.

Codejam Kickstart Session, Presented by Google

Google Code Jam (https://code.google.com/codejam/) calls on programmers to put their skills to the test as they work their way through multiple rounds of algorithmic puzzles. And with Kickstart, practice makes perfect as users work to hone their coding skills.

Join Amherst alums and current Google staffers Deborah Bakshiyev '16 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 for this hands-on workshop, wherein participants will solve fun, challenging problems, test and grow their coding abilities and technical skills, and win awesome Google swag!

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

Diversity @ Bain: Pizza Dinner & Discussion

Join alumni representatives from Bain & Company, shortly before their case interview workshop later in the evening, for pizza and discussion regarding Bain's diversity and inclusion initiatives. Diversity is key to Bain & Company's mission of building extraordinary teams that deliver unparalleled results for the firm and its clients. They've 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. Attend this informal dinner event to learn more!

Google Presents: Tech Industry Resume and Interview Workshop

Planning to apply for internships or full-time jobs within the tech industry? Worried that your resume will get lost a sea of applicants, or that you aren’t savvy enough to navigate a technical interview? Curious about what tech recruiters look and listen for at each step in the hiring process?

Whether you are a budding programmer or simply curious about how to get noticed for technical and non-technical roles in this industry, this workshop will provide a helpful guide. Amherst alums and current Google staff members Deborah Bakshiyev '16 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 will provide an insider’s look at resumes that get you noticed and interview approaches that help you land the gig.

Thesis Ninjas Workshop 1: Mapping Out Your Research

You’ve decided to write an honors thesis, and now you find yourself staring down more substantial research than you’ve ever attempted before. Where do you even begin? This workshop will help you begin to flesh out your research questions and map them to relevant research resources. It will also introduce you to research processes, tools and library privileges for thesis writers. This workshop is taught by Blake Doherty, the research, instruction, and outreach librarian. Kindly R.S.V.P. below.

Want to become a thesis ninja? Attend all the Thursday night thesis workshops: September 20, September 27 and October 4 at 7 p.m. in Frost Library, room 211. This event is sponsored by the Library and the Writing Center.

For more information, please see our Facebook Event.

Students Only

Bain & Company Case Interview Workshop

For more than 40 years, Bain has been passionate about achieving better results for its clients—results that go beyond financial and are uniquely tailored, pragmatic, holistic and enduring. 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.

Are you considering a career in consulting? Are you preparing to apply and interview for internship or post-graduation positions in this field? In this workshop, representatives from Bain & Company – including Amherst alumni – will walk students through the typical Case Interview process and provide helpful advice for how to approach this format successfully.

coffee mug reading "Caution: Thesis Writing in Progress"

Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

Students Only

Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Welcome Hour

Come to the intro meeting the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) at Amherst College to learn about the events that we organize throughout the semester and how to get involved. There will be donuts from Glazed!

AWIS Welcome Coffee Hour

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is holding our welcome coffee hour! This is a great chance to learn more about AWIS and our goals on campus, as well as to meet members of our organization. AWIS members will discuss upcoming events this semester, and we will have an informal panel of students representing various STEM disciplines share their experiences. Donuts from Glazed will also be provided. Feel free to come as long as you're able, we'd love to see you there! Note that this event is open to all regardless of gender.

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Careers In Technology — Landing a Software Engineering Gig, Part 2

Interested in a software engineering internship or job? Start here, and start now! The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is hosting a four-part workshop that will get you up to speed on how recruiting in tech works, how to strategize a successful job search and how to master the technical interview. The workshops will help students maximize the early fall internship and job recruiting timeline in tech, and also provide invaluable information and preparation for earlier stage computer science majors and prospective majors.

Google is presenting a resume and interview workshop from 7–8:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, and the Loeb Center will host a resume write-in next door immediately afterwards for those who want to dive right in, apply what they learned, and update their resumes right away. Staff from the Loeb Center will be on hand to assist and provide feedback. Bring your laptop, and we'll bring Insomnia cookies!

This event is part 2 of a four-part series. Part 1 provides an overview of the recruiting process and critical action steps for those seeking to apply for software engineering jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, and part 3 and part 4 will tackle technical interviews.

Presented by Harith Khawaja ’19, program development intern for Careers In Technology, Loeb Center and summer 2018 intern at Lyft, along with Emily Griffen, director of the Loeb Center and advisor for Careers In Science & Technology.