Event Calendar

September 2019

Sun, Sep 1, 2019

Music Department Orientation Showcase

Enjoy a showcase of the music department ensembles, preceded by free pizza in the Arms lobby. You'll hear from the Amherst College choral, jazz, and instrumental music programs, and find out how to become a part of the fun. It's a don't-miss if you want to find out how to get involved.

Mon, Sep 2, 2019

Get Involved Fair

Looking to learn about how to get involved in a student organization?
Come and learn how to join a student org!
Food will be served!
To get a table: All you need to do is re-register your organization by August 31.

Students Only

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

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Theater & Dance Auditions

7:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 2 (Room 122)

The Department of Theater and Dance invites any and all students to audition for four upcoming shows. Many roles are available, and no preparation is needed! First-year and Five College students welcome! Just show up either night promptly at 7 p.m.

THE SHOWS:

MEDEA by Euripides / Maki Ybarra-Young’s Senior Project in Acting. Rehearsals begin September 9, Performances October 31-November 2

PEACE IN THE HOME / MacKenzie Kugel’s Senior Project in Writing and Directing. Rehearsals begin in September. Performances November 14-16

LOVE AND INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill / Zach Horwitz’s Senior Project in Directing. A community-based ongoing performance project throughout the fall semester

GOSSAMER / Sophina Flores’ Senior Project in Writing and Directing. Rehearsals beginning in September. Performances February 27-29

Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Thu, Sep 5, 2019

Mammoth Week: Pre-Health Information Session

This is an information session about pre-health at Amherst, including the pre-med track, facilitated by Dean Richard Aronson and Professor William Loinaz. It will be a great opportunity for you to ask questions about health professions, academic course selection, and other issues, and to learn about our program, which aims to build community among pre-health students.

Students Only

“From the Archives” Exhibition Opening Reception at Frost Library

Local and international artists explore what it means to be inspired by research and archives. Working with a variety of materials, from institutional collections to the everyday ephemera found in the world around us, these artists recreate, draw inspiration and reinvent as a means to express personal stories and historical interests. The exhibition includes work from Linda Connor, Madeline Conover, Sara K. Lyons, Jen Morris, Tim Pinault, Laura Margaret Ramsey, Naaman Rosen, Annie Sollinger and Sara Smith.

THDA logo

Theater & Dance Auditions

7:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 2 (Room 122)

The Department of Theater and Dance invites any and all students to audition for four upcoming shows. Many roles are available, and no preparation is needed! First-year and Five College students welcome! Just show up either night promptly at 7 p.m.

THE SHOWS:

MEDEA by Euripides / Maki Ybarra-Young’s Senior Project in Acting. Rehearsals begin September 9, Performances October 31-November 2

PEACE IN THE HOME / MacKenzie Kugel’s Senior Project in Writing and Directing. Rehearsals begin in September. Performances November 14-16

LOVE AND INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill / Zach Horwitz’s Senior Project in Directing. A community-based ongoing performance project throughout the fall semester

GOSSAMER / Sophina Flores’ Senior Project in Writing and Directing. Rehearsals beginning in September. Performances February 27-29

Midnight Munchies with the Loeb Center

Welcome to campus! The Loeb Center team will be dropping by Frost Library’s Reading Room with a special delivery of Insomnia cookies & milk. And SWAG! Brought to you by the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning.

Students Only

Fri, Sep 6, 2019

Fall Dance Concert poster featuring a photo of a crowd of people dancing

Fall Dance Concert

Join the Department of Theater and Dance as we kick off the new school year with a fall dance concert featuring works by Amherst and Five College faculty members Shakia Johnson, Jake Meginksy, Jenna Riegel and Wendy Woodson, and guest artist Lucille Jun ’08!

Join us for a meet-and-greet with Antonio’s pizza in the Kirby Theater lounge at 7:30 p.m. A dance party for students will immediately follow the concert in Holden Theater with D.J. Jake Meginsky.

Both events are free and open to all. Tickets are not required.

Picture of comedian Caitlin Peluffo leaning into the shot and smiling

AC After Dark Presents: Women in Comedy Festival Featuring Caitlin Peluffo

Join us for the first AC After Dark event of the year this Friday—Women in Comedy Festival featuring hilarious comedian Caitlin Peluffo, who has been featured on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Joining Caitlin is Boston-based Nora Panahi. The show is free to all.

Students Only

Sat, Sep 7, 2019

Amherst Symphony Orchestra “Welcome Back” - Staycation and Pizza Party

All members of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra meet and make music - as small groups and in full ensemble - in their annual (since 2008) Welcome Back Staycation. A chance for all to get re-acquainted, rehearse in preparation for their 2019-2020 season, and have candy and pizza !

Sun, Sep 8, 2019

MBA Case: Crack the Case Interview Preparation - Level 1 & 2 Workshops

Cases are not just for consulting interviews anymore. They are showing up in all types of interviews: marketing, banking, private equity, high tech, healthcare and a variety of other industries are also using cases to differentiate candidates. These workshops will give you an overview of the typical case path for case interviews and insight into why companies give case interviews and what interviewers are looking for. Throughout this fast-paced workshop you will be challenged to break down unfamiliar problems, think aloud, and tackle a variety of analytical problems with the help of your peers.

In Crack the Case Level 1 we introduce important case interview concepts and outline great ways to build your skills and consistency – whether you’re a complete beginner or already relatively familiar with case interviews. The MBA Case Workshop is the perfect way to hone your case interview skills as well as work with fellow classmates who are practicing. There are two workshops this fall, so you may come for the full day or just the morning or afternoon sessions. With consulting interviews just around the corner, now is the time to make sure you have what it takes to obtain that internship or full time positions.

Crack the Case Level 1 is from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. During the workshop you will:
• Practice answer first communication
• Learn how to manage your notes and use natural logic to structure and solve tough problems
• Analyze charts and break down numbers to gain insights
• Experiment with different ways to approach market sizing
• Put these concepts into practice by solving mini and full business cases!
You will leave the workshop with tactical tips, suggested homework and additional resources to continue your preparation on your own and with peers.

Crack the Case Level 2 is from 1:30 – 5 p.m.
Now it’s time to take your skills to the next level by practicing additional market sizing cases, structuring your case starts and solving more complex business cases. As a follow-on to the Crack the Case Level 1 workshop, this event is designed for those who will be interviewing with case intensive firms. Through a series of partner exercises and interactive, large group activities, you will have the chance to build deeper skills in the areas of structuring, analytics and answer first communication. Cases for this session will have more difficult math and additional handouts. During the workshop, we will:
• Incorporate tips for handling more unusual estimation cases
• Use your own integrated framework to approach a variety of business cases
• Practice mining for data and mid-case structuring
• Pull insights together to present logical and compelling conclusions.
You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of your strengths and soft spots that need additional drilling and improvement.

The Level 1 and Level 2 workshops each cost $99, or $150 for both. For Amherst College Students: Your student account will be charged your fee after the workshop. You will be billed if you do not cancel 48 hours in advance of the workshop date. Requests for scholarships should be e-mailed to Stephanie Hockman by September 1, 2019. For Smith College and Mount Holyoke College students, the fee is due on the day of the workshop (cash or checks made payable to Amherst College).

Space is limited for these workshops, and reservations will be allocated on a first-reserved basis. If you would like to attend Level 1, Level 2, or both workshops, please complete the following steps:
1. RSVP through Handshake by Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 5pm
2. Complete the Handshake survey by selecting which workshop(s) you would like to attend and whether you are requesting a scholarship.
• If you select “No, I am not requesting a scholarship to cover fees,” your registration is confirmed.
• If you select “Yes, I am requesting a scholarship to cover fees,” your registration will be confirmed via email.

About MBACASE: Founded by David Ohrvall in 2003, MBACASE’s core belief is that anyone can conquer their case interviews. David authored the book Crack the Case: How to Conquer your Case Interview, and we now train several thousand students each year at premier colleges and universities around the world. Their goal is to provide you with outstanding study materials, in-person and online training opportunities and private coaching services to optimize your case interview performance and help you achieve your career goals. For more information about the Crack the Case System and their team of talented trainers and coaches visit their website (https://www.mbacase.com).

About Your Facilitator: Deborah Resnick Deborah is a former McKinsey consultant whose experience at the firm spanned more than a decade. She began her career as a Business Analyst in McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office, then left to get additional operational experience at both a start-up and large Fortune 500 companies, returning to consulting in 2006 after completing her MBA. As a top-rated Associate and Engagement Manager, Deborah managed a wide range of engagements across the globe and co-led McKinsey’s undergraduate recruiting efforts at Northwestern. From 2011-2014, Deborah oversaw staffing, training, people initiatives and outplacement for over 400 consultants as the Director of Professional Development for McKinsey’s Midwest offices. With years of firsthand experience recruiting and interviewing candidates, Deborah has a deep, insider perspective on what companies are looking for and what differentiates top candidates. Deborah’s passion for helping individuals make successful career transitions shines through in the dynamic and practical workshops she facilitates. Deborah graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She has been helping students and experienced professionals prepare for interviews for over 15 years and is excited to work with you!

First Year A Cappella Showcase

Interested in joining an a cappella group? Just want to listen to some beautiful music? Come listen to performances by The DQ, The Sabrinas, Route 9, The Zumbyes, The Bluestockings and Terras Irradient! Auditions for each of the groups will be held this week. Sign-ups for auditions will be posted in the Arms music building after the show.

Fall Into Finance: An Exploration, Networking, and Recruiting Event for Careers in Finance

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall and E108

The finance industry can seem very complex. Understanding sell-side vs. buy-side career paths, the distinctions between firms, the daily life and responsibilities, and the recruiting timelines are paramount to pursuing careers in finance. Take this opportunity to start or continue to explore the myriad of career paths in the finance industry. Firms will be on campus to network with students in all stages in their exploration – from first year students just starting to consider finance, to sophomores exploring next steps, to juniors and seniors looking to find that right summer internship or post-graduate positions. The Fall Into Finance event includes employer/alumni networking opportunities as well as two panel discussions to help you learn more about the finance industry. The Agenda includes:

Sunday, September 8 at the Science Center
• 5 p.m.: Open Networking in E108 - - This is a great opportunity to meet with employers and alumni, learn more about firms, and the recruiting opportunities
• 6 p.m.: Introduction of the Finance Industry and our alumni-led panels
• 6:15 p.m.: "Why Start your Career on the Sell-Side" - - Come hear a panel of alumni talk about careers on the sell-side of the finance industry including investment banking, sales & trading, and research. It’s also a great opportunity to start to distinguish between bulge bracket banks and boutique investment advisory firms.
• 7 p.m.: Break
• 7:15 p.m.: "Advantages of a Career on the Buy Side" - Although many students consider the sell-side an ideal place to start post Amherst, the buy-side of the industry has compelling reasons to start your investing career where the money is! Come hear from a panel of alumni representing asset management firms and private investing firms talk about their careers and why the buy-side of the industry is a great place to start a career.
• 8 p.m.: Networking

Monday, September 9
• 9 a.m. - noon: Office Hours for any employers in the Loeb Center
• 1-4pm: Office Hours for any employers in the Loeb Center

Students can pre-register through Handshake for employer offered office hours.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn about the industry, explore various career paths, meet with alumni and employers, and understand the fast-paced recruiting of the finance industry. No need to do back-to-school shopping in advance. There will be lots of cool swag handed out and catered refreshments. Also, if you are stressed out about updating your resume, PCAs will be on hand to review and approve resumes.

Amherst College jazz faculty playing instruments on the Buckley stage

Jazz Faculty Concert

The Amherst College jazz faculty welcomes new and returning students with a concert showcasing the depth and richness of jazz at the College. The concert features original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards performed by Claire Arenius (drums), Joe Belmont (guitar), Carl Clements (saxophones, flutes), Geoff Cunningham (trumpet, flugelhorn), Bruce Diehl (saxophones), Ann Maggs (voice), Stephen Page (piano), David Picchi (bass), Jason Robinson (saxophones), David Sporny (trombone) and Bob Weiner (percussion). The performance includes a special guest appearance by Hampshire College Professor Marty Ehrlich (reeds) and the Wistaria String Quartet.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

EY-Parthenon Consulting Information Session

EY-Parthenon is a strategy consultancy, committed to bringing unconventional yet pragmatic thinking together with clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies for real impact in today’s complex business landscape.

Undergraduate applicants with less than three years of work experience join EY-Parthenon as associates. The associate program at EY-Parthenon is highly sought after, as it is an incredible opportunity to fast-track your career by addressing the most challenging strategic issues that today’s businesses and organizational leaders face. Associates work side by side with an incredible group of peers, highly achieved mentors and senior leaders to advise clients on concerns, opportunities and pathways to help them reach their full potential.

Wondering if a career in consulting is right for you? Want to learn more about EY-Parthenon’s culture? Attend this information session to hear current associates, including Amherst alums, speak about their projects and sectors in the strategy consulting space, EY-Parthenon's culture and commitment to inclusiveness and how entry-level staff members can flex their entrepreneurial muscles from day one to make an impact as an intern or full time employee.

Note: Presenters will be dressed in business casual -- no formal attire required!

EY-Parthenon Diversity Recruiting Q&A and Networking Event

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Multicultural Resource Center

EY-Parthenon seeks to recruit, retain and develop the highest caliber talent from across the globe — the diversity of its workforce is considered a cornerstone of the firm’s commitment to excellence, to both clients our employees.
Following EY-Parthenon’s information session, (https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/310578/share_preview) students who are interested in learning more about the firm’s diversity recruitment policies and inclusive company culture are invited to join representatives in the Multicultural Resource Center to continue the conversation.

Students Only

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Welcome Back Pizza Party

Students interested in learning more about and/or declaring a Physics & Astronomy Major are invited to attend this information session. During this session you will learn about the requirements for the major as well as opportunities available for students in the Physics & Astronomy department. First year and transfer students are encouraged to attend! Meet department faculty, staff and majors!

Abstract mixed media work of art, featuring purple, gold, orange, red and green

Panel Discussion and Opening Reception: “Curating the Contemporary”

Tiffany Bradley, founder of Colored Criticism, a company for cultural heritage stories, will moderate a panel of contemporary art curators, featuring David E. Little, the John Wieland 1958 Director and Chief Curator of the Mead; Horace D. Ballard, curator of American art at the Williams College Museum of Art; and Emma Chubb, the Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smith College Museum of Art. An opening reception for the Mead’s new fall exhibitions will follow.
The panel discussion will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium and the opening reception from 6-7 p.m. in the Mead Art Museum.
Both events are free and open to all.

Truman Scholarship Info Session/Discussion

Join the Office of Fellowships staff and AC Truman Scholar Pierre Joseph '15 for pizza and talk about public service. Open to first years, sophomores, and juniors who have demonstrated leadership and plan to pursue a career in public service. Register for the Truman Session via the more info link.

Students Only
Registration Required

Consulting Case Interview Workshop, presented by EY-Parthenon

A panel of EY-Parthenon Associates, including Amherst alumni, will be on campus hosting a case interview preparation workshop. Come hear from recent graduates about how to master the case interview process and the do's and don'ts of the case interview.

EY-Parthenon is a strategy consultancy, committed to bringing unconventional yet pragmatic thinking together with clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies for real impact in today’s complex business landscape.

Undergraduate applicants with less than three years of work experience join EY-Parthenon as associates. The associate program at EY-Parthenon is an incredible opportunity to fast-track your career by addressing the most challenging strategic issues that today’s businesses and organizational leaders face. Associates work side by side with an incredible group of peers, highly achieved mentors and senior leaders to advise clients on concerns, opportunities and pathways to help them reach their full potential.

Teach For America Information Session

Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty.

Founded in 1990, Teach For America seeks the most promising leaders of this generation early in their careers who have demonstrated the values and leadership necessary to make systemic change. The organization's diverse, outstanding corps members make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and have a profound impact on their students. Their classroom leadership becomes the foundation for long-term leadership.

Through these two years, corps members gain context, clarity, and conviction to lead a life of impact from any sector or field they choose. Beyond their two years, corps members become part of a network of 60,000 leaders working together across sectors to shape the political, economic, and social future of our nation.

Attend this information session to learn more and speak with TFA recruitment manager Ellie deMuth!

Wed, Sep 11, 2019

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Photo of Tiffany Bradley, side by side with logo of Colored Criticism

Grab and Don't Go with Tiffany Bradley

Join Tiffany Bradley for lunch and conversation in the MRC. Bradley is the founder of Colored Criticism, a company for cultural heritage stories. Her focus is on intersectional, interpersonal, and interdisciplinary arts. Bradley’s film work has been shown at Brooklyn Community Foundation and Rush Arts Foundation. Her writing has appeared in The Nation, Colorlines, Racialicious, and the Americans for the Arts blog. Tiffany has worked in audience development at the U.S. Department of Arts & Culture, Race Forward, Americans for the Arts, and Fractured Atlas.

Free and open to Amherst College faculty, staff and students!

Guggenheim Investments: Corporate Credit Full-Time and Internship Info Session

National Fellowships Information Session

Join the Office of Fellowships staff and learn about opportunities to pursue graduate study, conduct research, or travel abroad via national fellowships like the Rhodes, Fulbright, Watson and more! Register for this session using the link to more info.

Students Only
Registration Required

Alumni-in-Residence: How to Find an Internship in Tech with Thais Correia '16

Join the Loeb Center’s alum-in-residence, software engineer Thais Correia ’16, to learn about how to search for tech internships, create a great technical resume, and prepare for coding interviews.

This session is appropriate for all CS majors, including first years starting out with limited experience.

Prudential Financial 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. You’ll spend your 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 your formal job description.

Want to learn more about Prudential’s entry-level full-time and internship opportunities in advance of the company’s on-campus interviews? Attend this information 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.

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Employee Council Coffee Hour

Employee Council September Coffee Hour

Please join us for Coffee Hour! Meet Employee Council representatives and other staff from around campus, talk about issues that matter to you, and enjoy a free coffee and muffin—it’s on us!

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Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is a nonprofit consortium of about fifty universities, colleges, and research institutions worldwide. Founded in 1963, OTS’ mission is to provide leadership in education, research, and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics. If you are considering a semester abroad, stop by the info table in Keefe Atrium on Tuesday, September 12 from 1-2:30 p.m. or, for a more in depth Q & A, come to the info session in Keefe's McCaffery Room from 4-5 p.m.

Students Only
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New Arts Faculty and Staff Welcome Reception

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Bailey Brown House

Join the Arts at Amherst Initiative to welcome new arts faculty and staff at the newly renovated Bailey Brown House! The Arts at Amherst Initiative is a collaboration between the Mead Art Museum and the Departments of Art and the History of Art, Music, and Theater and Dance. Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and conversation with new and returning colleagues across campus. Please RSVP to arts@amherst.edu if you plan to attend this event!

Registration Required

CET Film Production at FAMU: Narrative

Join Cameron Ruscitti in the Keefe Campus Center Theater to learn more about the newly approved program based at FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
With state-of-the-art facilities, inspiring faculty mentors, and a jaw-dropping roster of famous alumni, this is the school for aspiring filmmakers. This is one of the only programs that allows you to learn old-school film production techniques—16mm or 35mm. Working in these media means that planning is everything and every shot counts—lessons that come in handy when you switch back to digital after the program.
The film is approximately 15 minutes long and will run three to four times during the hour with a Q&A time.

Students Only
Diversity@Bain: Panel Discussion

Diversity@Bain: Panel Discussion

Are you thinking about recruiting or interested in learning more about management consulting?
Associate consultants Alejandro Quintero and Princess Adedoyin ’19 will be hosting a discussion panel on finding community and overcoming challenges in the professional world, sharing their experiences in their respective offices, and answering any questions you may have. Flayvors ice cream provided!
You’ll then have the opportunity to continue the conversation in small breakout groups, and we encourage you to continue learning more about Bain and management consulting at our Associate Consultant Fall Presentation at 7 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our campus recruiter, Lauren Kauffman (Lauren.Kaufman@bain.com), Alejandro Quintero (Alejandro.Quintero@Bain.com) or Princess Adedoyin (Princess.Adedoyin@bain.com).
This program is presented by the Multicultural Resource Center and the Loeb Center.

Students Only

Diversity@ Bain: Networking Ice Cream Social

Join alumni representatives from Bain & Company, shortly before their larger information session that evening, for an ice cream social (catered by local favorite, Flayvors) 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 networking event to learn more!

Bain & Company Fall Presentation

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm College Hall, Cole Assembly Room

When the leaders of the world's largest, fastest-growing companies look for help with their most complex challenges, they call Bain & Company. Today, the firm is at the top of its field, helping organizations—many of which are brands you're familiar with—create change.

At Bain, consultants will work with these global organizations, alongside their most senior executives, to solve their toughest challenges. The firm has worked with the majority of the Global 500, thousands of major regional and local organizations, hundreds of nonprofits, and private equity funds representing 75 percent of global equity capital.

Attend this information session to hear from Amherst alumni about their experiences working at Bain, learn more about the firm’s Associate Consultant and Associate Consultant Internship programs, and find out how to successfully apply for their open opportunities. All years and majors are welcome to attend.

Alumni-in-Residence: How to Develop a Personal Coding Project

Personal projects are great for broadening your coding skills, and help you stand out with tech recruiters. But where do you start? In this special workshop, experienced software engineer Thais Correia ’16 will walk you through the magic of coding communities and other resources for building out your ideas with code. Bring your laptop to this interactive session, as we will explore online resources (like https://glitch.com/) and then collaboratively re-mix a coding project together.

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Claire Arenius with her drumsticks

Adjunct Faculty Concert: Claire Arenius and Resonance

Drummer/composer/educator Claire Arenius presents a concert of original and contemporary jazz with her group Resonance. The ensemble features pianist Eugene Uman, bassist Wayne Roberts, flutist and saxophonist Carl Clements, and violinist David Eure. Together they create a blend of spontaneous collective improvisation as well as hard-driving swing and beautiful ballads and Brazilian influences.

Admission is FREE, and no tickets are required.

Sat, Sep 14, 2019

Mr. Gad’s House of Improv Workshops and Auditions

Come workshop and/or audition for Mr. Gad’s (the best AND WORST improv group on campus). No experience necessary! No funniness necessary! Just come!
Workshops on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2 to 4 p.m.
Auditions on Sunday, Sept. 15, 4 to 6 p.m.

Students Only
Photo of Darryl Harper '90 playing clarinet; abstract painting by Naya Gabriel; produce from Book & Plow Farm; and black-and-white print by Kevin Pomerleau

Community Makers' Day

All are invited to a day of art, craft, food and music. Join us as we consider the core elements of art-making, featuring a live jazz performance by Amherst College’s resident faculty string quartet; art-making demonstrations with local artists Naya Gabriel, Kevin Pomerleau and Wouter Schievink; snacks from Book & Plow Farm; and more!

Live demos hourly, with activities and snacks throughout the day

Free and open to all!

Headshot of Hiromi Fukuda

Adjunct Faculty Concert: Brahms and the Schumanns—Pianist Hiromi Fukuda and Friends

Hiromi Fukuda, piano
Emily Taubl, cello
Alex Hurd, baritone

As is well-known, Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms shared a close musical as well as personal connection. The young Brahms was lauded by Robert as the future of German Romanticism. Brahms looked up to Robert, and Clara critiqued and premiered many of his compositions.

Fukuda and friends present a program that exemplifies the musical synergies among these three giants of High German Romanticism. The program includes a selection of lieder by R. Schumann, C. Schumann’s "Variations on a Theme by R. Schumann," and a Brahms sonata for piano and cello.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Untitled, ripped and damaged black-and-white photo from the series "Love Notes," showing shrubbery in a field by the side of a road, under a cloudy sky

“Do Things to Images”: An Exhibition by Odette England

Do Things to Images presents for the first time a selection of photographs from 2014 to 2019 by the artist Odette England. It includes images from her newest series Love Notes.

England’s parents’ former dairy farm, and the archive of snapshots her family made there, serve as raw material for England’s practice. Many of her photographs are unique pieces. By mixing preciousness with low-fi, unrepeatable processes, England highlights the infidelity of memory.

This exhibition includes prints from negatives that England buried and then dug up, and hand-torn paper prints. It features pages ripped from family photo albums, and vintage snapshots that have been hole-punched, among other works. Her need to cut, crop, sand, fold and otherwise manipulate photographs is in contrast to the French meaning of her name, Odette, “Lover of Home.”

Join Odette England for a lecture and the opening of her exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather.

Study Away Fair

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Freidman Room/ Keefe Atrium

Come speak with one of over 30 program representatives at the study away fair! Programs and universities from the U.S. and around the world are eager to share details about their programs with you. Over 45% of the junior class studies away each year – come learn what it’s all about! Whether you are interested in learning a language, conducting research, or enrolling at a foreign university, the fair is an excellent point to begin exploring programs. Learn more about the event online: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/117575.

Students Only
Robot Brain

Artificial Intelligence Club First Meeting

Join us in the first AI Club meeting of the year! No experience in programming or statistics is required and we welcome all backgrounds and familiarity with the field. We will discuss plans for the year in AI and have an exciting schedule this semester. Meetings will include discussions about the philosophy and ethics of AI, tutorial sessions and AI and machine learning techniques in Python/R and panels about the future of AI. For more information contact Álex Santos ’20, asantos19@amherst.edu.

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 (open to seniors graduating in late 2019 or 2020) and their 10-week Summer Analyst program (open to juniors graduating in late 2020 or 2021). Recruiters look for exceptional graduates 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!

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

ISDSI Poster

International Sustainable Studies Institute

11:00 am - 5:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Atrium & McCaffery Room

Come learn about a unique community-based and highly experiential semester program in Thailand focused on environmental studies and sustainability studies. A cross-cultural, highly immersive, and experiential semester that incorporates ecosystem field studies, anthropology, sociology, geography and
wilderness travel skills including backpacking and sea kayaking. Subjects include sustainable food systems, political ecology of forests, mangrove and coral reef ecology, and much more!
If you're looking for a challenging and unique study abroad experience and are interested in becoming an environmental leader after graduation, you'll definitely want to learn more about this opportunity!
Fun fact: Our new campus is built out of repurposed shipping containers in the vibrant cultural capital of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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The Brattle Group Information Session

Founded in 1990, the Brattle Group has been recognized as one of the top consulting firms to work for, ranking 7th overall — the highest among economic consulting firms — in the 2016 Vault Consulting 50. Whether working as a Research Analyst, Associate, Principal, or a member of the Professional Services team, each day at Brattle brings opportunities to make an impact. The firm works with the brightest minds in economics, energy, and finance.

The Brattle Group prides itself on having a flat organizational structure, so new hires work side-by-side with some of the most respected analytical minds in the world. The firm provides a small-company atmosphere, where people know each other by name and develop strong professional relationships. Yet, Brattle is large enough to have a global reputation in its markets and attract the best cases.

The firm strives to recruit and develop individuals with the highest qualifications and credentials from diverse backgrounds. Attend this information session to learn more about Brattle Group’s company culture, what a “day in the life” is like for an economic and financial consultant, and what entry-level Analyst opportunities are now accepting applications.

Dalberg: Making a Difference in the World through Strategic Consulting, Capital Advising and Innovative Partnerships

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Science Center, E110 - Lipton Lecture Hall

Please join Edwin Macharia ’01 as he talks about his career since graduating Amherst, his work with Dalberg, and the impact he is making in the world. As a biology major and international student at Amherst, he is eager to help all students understand the impact they can have in the world regardless of the career path they choose. Edwin will also be discussing his firm, Dalberg, and ways that you can join the firm. You can learn more about Edwin and his amazing career from Amherst College, to McKinsey & Company, to the Clinton Foundation and now as Partner and Regional Director for Africa at Dalberg Advisors. See more information about Edwin on his bio.
Dalberg is a global consulting firm that works to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. They work with and serve communities governments, and companies throughout the world providing an innovative mix of services that work alongside their clients or they start their own ventures to be laser-focused on creating positive impact. They don’t think of themselves as just consultants; they are investors, designers, and researchers who are conscientious about the externalities of their work. The consult, invest, design and research purely in the service of their impact objective.
Today’s complex global problems require new solutions. Each of Dalberg’s businesses approach problems differently, but all of their businesses work together to create impact at scale. You can talk to Edwin and learn more about how to join Dalberg in one of their global offices and in one of their many businesses which include:
* Dalberg Advisors is a strategic advisory firm that combines the best of private sector strategy skills and rigorous analytical capabilities with deep knowledge and networks across emerging and frontier markets. We work collaboratively across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to fuel inclusive growth and help clients achieve their goals.
* Dalberg Capital facilitates investments that catalyze economic and social change. They advise on investments and develop investment strategies equally driven by purpose and performance. They design new ways to invest in emerging markets and mobilize capital to tackle development challenges.
* Dalberg Data Insights builds bridges between private data and important social problems. We create tools to interpret data and uncover solutions in international development, humanitarian action, and social impact.
* Dalberg Design engages people, communities and organizations to foster creative solutions to enhance economic opportunity and human potential. We combine the best skills in human-centered design, rapid prototyping and systems thinking to accelerate positive change in underserved communities around the world.
* Dalberg Research provides research and analysis that offers clients actionable solutions to their problems. We are a full service research agency answering questions about markets, consumers and lifestyles across more than 20 African countries via quantitative and qualitative studies. We specialize in the inventory, collection, and analysis of primary research data for businesses, NGOs, governments and other institutions.

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

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Gallery Talk with Galina Mardilovich

What is possible in a print? Join Curator of Russian and European Art Galina Mardilovich for a gallery talk about the various techniques of printmaking in the works on view at the Mead, and the economic, political and artistic forces that made them all possible in their respective times.

Free and open to all!

Bain & Company: Case Prep Workshop

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.

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.

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SPECTRUM: Joint Concert Featuring the AC Concert Choir, Elm City Consort and Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble

In their premiere performance, Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble joins the Amherst College Concert Choir and the Elm City Consort in Spectrum, a concert featuring the Schütz Musikalische Exequien as well as works by Bach, Gesualdo, Purcell, Monteverdi, Caroline Shaw, Reena Esmail and Jonathan Woody.

Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble, founded and led by Artistic Director Arianne Abela, consists of professional solo vocal artists, including several Grammy Award- winning singers.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (413) 542-2484 or visit www.kaleidoscopevocalensemble.com.

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On The Basis Of Sex: Outdoor Movie Night Celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsburg

On The Basis Of Sex is the true story of U.S. Supreme Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Popcorn and other snacks will be provided at this outdoor movie showing, held in anticipation of Justice Ginsburg's visit to campus on October 3.

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: Careers in Journalism and Media With Aleszu Bajak ’06

Interested in combining a passion for writing with the issues and ideas that shape our world? Curious to learn more about data and storytelling as tools for social justice? Looking to explore how your first/second/third language could help shape your pathway into journalism?
Join us for lunch and conversation with bilingual science journalist Aleszu Bajak. Since graduating from Amherst in 2006 with majors in Spanish and biology, Bajak has pursued a wide range of career experiences—from marine biology labs to launching and editing Esquire Classic, the digital archive of Esquire magazine. He currently serves as graduate programs manager at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, where he teaches courses and runs research on digital journalism, data reporting and new media. Aleszu is the editor of Storybench.org and LatinAmericanScience.org. He was a founding senior writer at Undark, has also been a freelance reporter in Latin America, and a producer for the public radio show Science Friday. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, the Boston Globe magazine, MIT Technology Review, the Huffington Post, bioGraphic, Esquire, Nature, Science, New Scientist, Beeradvocate, and Guernica, among other outlets.

Putnam Investments Info Session

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.

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.

Attend this information session to learn more about Putnam’s culture, its early career opportunities, and how to successfully apply for internships and full-time positions in various divisions of the company.

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KDSAP Intro Meeting

Come join the Amherst College Chapter of the Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP)! We fight chronic kidney disease, host talks from doctors and community leaders, and serve the Amherst population through volunteer work. If you want to learn medical skills and do good, we are the club for you!

Trade Informatics Full-Time Analyst & Internship Information Session

Trade Informatics is a team of data-driven trading experts helping clients retain more of their alpha. Via its vertically integrated platform of global multi-asset trading and quantitative analytics, the firm provides buy-side institutional investors with the tools and insights necessary to succeed in the increasingly competitive investment world. Collectively, Trade Informatics’ client base accounts for over 20% of global equities trading.
In this information session, Trade Informatics representatives will share information on its open full-time analyst and internship positions, both of which are currently accepting applications via Handshake. These positions provide an excellent opportunity to gain experience in trade strategy and analysis, action-oriented consulting and centralized workflow management.
Attend this session to learn more!

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Fri, Sep 20, 2019

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M@A Parallels Series Presents Luciana Souza: “The Book of Longing”

The M@A 2019-2020 Series begins with a Parallels Series concert, presenting Luciana Souza: “The Book of Longing,” featuring Chico Pinheiro and Scott Colle. Tickets are required.

Luciana Souza is a Grammy-nominated jazz singer and composer best known for thoughtful takes on her native Brazilian songs. In “The Book of Longing,” she explores saudade, or yearning, through poetry by Leonard Cohen, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Emily Dickinson, and Souza in her own arrangements. She is joined by guitarist Chico Pinheiro and bassist Scott Colley.

“[Luciana Souza is] a New Yorker from Brazil whose singing bridges with breathtaking finesse the not-so- wide gap between Brazilian pop and American jazz. Souza’s voice is low, soft and as agile as an otter in water, and it is a sensual pleasure to hear her sing in Portuguese, that most liquid and supple of languages. How marvelous that a singer unknown to me a month ago should now be one of my favorites!” —The Washington Post

The box office for this performance opens on September 6, 2019. Ticket prices are $18 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students with valid ID. FREE Amherst College student rush tickets are available at the door beginning at 7 PM on the day of the show.

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, please visit us at:
www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.

Tickets Required

Sat, Sep 21, 2019

Holyoke Bound

What is Holyoke Bound? A day-long gathering for students, staff and faculty members from the Five College Consortium interested in working, interning, volunteering and collaborating with residents and community organizations in the city of Holyoke. Join us to learn about the rich cultural history of this city and its people. Event includes: transportation, continental breakfast, workshops and networking, and a traditional Puerto Rican lunch. Please remember to sign up by Friday, September 13.

Registration Required

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

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Matthew Dane '93 and Gregory Hayes '73: "Reflections" - Viola d’Amore Recital

Violist Matthew Dane '93 and harpsichordist Gregory Hayes '73 present Reflections, a program showcasing the viola d'amore as an extraordinary instrument to express the diverse music of our time and world. The program includes music by Antonio Vivaldi, Arvo Pärt and Reena Esmail, and features a premiere by Amherst College's Professor Eric Sawyer. The concert is free and open to the public.

Clarion Life Sciences Consulting Information Session

Clarion is a life sciences strategy and organizational consultancy that collaborates with its clients to envision, craft and enable growth through innovation and leadership.
Advisors at Clarion use their passion for life sciences to work closely with clients and build solutions to complicated challenges, which requires a commitment to collaboration and building shared ideas. The firm attracts the brightest and most forward-thinking minds in life sciences—seasoned professionals who obsess with the details of daunting challenges deep into the night; scientists and business brains working in symphony; gritty professionals who thrive on taking problems apart and putting them together again as elegant solutions.
Want to learn more about the company and its culture? Attend this information to hear from current advisors, including Amherst alum Shelton Cochran ’16, about what it’s like to work at Clarion and how to apply for the firm’s entry-level opportunities.

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Employee Council Coffee Hour

Employee Council September Coffee Hour

Please join us for Coffee Hour! Meet Employee Council representatives and other staff from around campus, talk about issues that matter to you, and enjoy a free coffee and muffin—it’s on us!

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"Coffee Break" with Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence Representative, Prema Samuel will be here to discuss the following programs over coffee and cookies!

· Havana, Cuba: This program is the longest running program in Havana with specializations in the humanities, social sciences and the arts.
This is an approved Amherst program.

·London, England: The London Theatre Program, run in partnership with BADA (British American Drama Academy), offers conservatory acting training.
Students can petition this program.

Come learn about these exciting study abroad opportunities!

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Biophysical Society Student Chapter - Welcome Introduction

The first welcome meeting of the new Biophysical Society - Amherst College Student Chapter. Come enjoy some liquid nitrogen ice cream and hear about the upcoming Molecular Biophysics Northeast Conference at Northeastern University, Boston.

Questions? Contact bpsamherstcollege@gmail.com
or message us at https://www.facebook.com/amherstcollegebps

Intro to Careers in Communication

7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Seminar Room

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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RBG: Movie Night Celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsburg

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

Snacks will be provided at this indoor documentary showing, held in anticipation of Justice Ginsburg's visit to campus on October 3.

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

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Gallery Talk with David E. Little

What is contemporary about contemporary art? Join David Little, the John Wieland 1958 Mead Director and Chief Curator, in a participatory discussion of this question based on close examination of the works on view. Audiences will explore how artists borrow from pop culture, use new materials, and apply new conceptual approaches to addressing pressing issues in art and society.

Free and open to all!

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CHI Salon: "Unstuck in Time: A Song Album" with Eric Sawyer

Eric Sawyer, of Amherst College’s music faculty, has composed an album of popular songs. Or are they?

Sawyer, the composer of three operas and a range of instrumental and vocal music, introduces and performs this new album that draws on a range of popular forms, raising the questions: What does the classical tradition have to offer popular song, and vice versa? And what, if anything, is the distinction between art song and pop song?

A wine and tapas reception will follow. Childcare will be provided.

Cantor Fitzgerald Information Session

Cantor Fitzgerald is a leading global financial services firm, serving clients from over 30 offices around the world. Founded in 1945 as a securities brokerage and investment bank, the firm pioneered computer-based bond trading, built one of the broadest distribution networks in the industry, and became the market’s premier dealer of government securities.

Today, Cantor Fitzgerald is known for its strength across a diverse array of businesses, including equity and fixed income capital markets, investment banking, commercial real estate finance and services, prime brokerage, asset management and wealth management, and e-commerce and online ventures. In all its businesses, the firm is an acknowledged leader in developing advanced technologies to expand market access, and help clients achieve their most important financial and strategic objectives. This commitment to client-centered innovation has led to enduring relationships with many of the world’s most demanding institutional investors and corporations.

Attend this information session to learn more about Cantor Fitzgerald's company culture and its open internship and full-time opportunities. Food will be served!

Getting Your Letters of Recommendation for Law School Applications, Presented by Yale Law School

A representative from Yale Law School will be on site to speak in depth about the letters of recommendation portion of the law school application, as well as Yale Law School's specific program offerings and admissions processes.

Yale Law School is a community of commitment to world-class scholarship, to professional excellence, and to service for the greater good. J. D. students learn from a faculty of world-class scholars and skilled practitioners, and Yale Law School’s unmatched 7-to-1 student-faculty ratio allows students to be challenged and mentored by their professors in a very personal way.

Some students choose to focus on traditional “black-letter law” classes, while others experiment with cutting-edge legal theory or interdisciplinary courses. Students may undertake independent writing projects following their own academic interests or organize reading groups around a specific topic. As early as the spring of their first year, J.D. students gain first-hand experience with legal practice by participating in the Law School's many clinics, conferences, and other experiential learning courses.

In addition to Yale’s J.D. program, the graduate school offers a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program, open to those committed to a career in teaching law; a Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) program, open to graduates of the LL.M. program at Yale Law School; a Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) program for non-lawyers who wish to obtain familiarity with legal thought and explore how law relates to their discipline; and a Ph.D. in Law, offered in conjunction with Yale University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Poster for QRC/WGC event Pop-up Trans Legal Clinic

Pop-up Trans Legal Clinic

Pop-up Trans Legal Clinic
Thursday, September 26
12-1 p.m.- Introduction to Name and Gender Marker Change
1-3 p.m.- Legal Clinic

Follow link to register:
http://bit.ly/actranslegalreg

The QRC, WGC, and Law Office of Peter Irvine in Northampton are teaming up to bring the Amherst College community a pop-up legal clinic that will center the needs and concerns of Trans and nonbinary folks in pursuing name and gender marker change on our official documents! Visiting legal team, paralegal Sarah Wolfe and attorney Peter Irvine will lead a conversation and overview of the process, followed by appointment times to meet one on one with Peter or Sarah.

Lunch will be provided.

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University of Edinburgh Info Table

Interested in studying abroad in the UK? The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top 20 universities, and its location in Scotland’s capital gives you all of the social and cultural benefits of living
in one of the UK’s leading tourist destinations as well. Come to speak to one of our representatives in person to find out more about study abroad at the University of Edinburgh!
Fun fact: Walk in the footsteps of our distinguished alumni—including Charles Darwin, David Hume, JK Rowling, Sir Christopher Hoy and many others—and see the beautiful, historic and exciting city of Edinburgh for yourself.

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Arabic Movie Night: "Paradise Now"

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Science Center, E110 - Lipton Lecture Hall

The Arabic Program at Amherst College Presents Paradise Now, a riveting and timely political thriller in which two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Palestinians Said and Khaled, now in young adulthood, have been lifelong friends living in Nablus in the West Bank.

The screening is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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
- An entrepreneurial and collaborative 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.

Project Horseshoe Farm: Fellowship & Internship Info Session

Project Horseshoe Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering unique, hands-on opportunities for recent graduates and undergraduates interested in leadership, service, and community-based healthcare.
Located in rural Greensboro, Alabama, the organization manages several innovative programs to support and improve the health and quality of life of adults in its community, including the elderly and those with mental illness. It also runs a comprehensive K-12 after school program for underserved children in the area.
In addition to managing Adult Day Programs, Youth Programs, two Enhanced Independent Living Housing Programs, fellows and interns have opportunities to shadow and learn about psychiatry, nursing, social work, and family medicine. Past fellows have gone on to pursue medicine and other graduate studies at top institutions across the US, as well as education and nonprofit work.
Join current fellow Grace Chamberlin for an information session about fellowship and internship opportunities at Project Horseshoe Farm.

Berkeley Research Group (BRG) Global Consulting Info 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, including Amherst alum Drew Altizer ’18, about what it’s like to work there and how to successfully apply for the firm’s entry-level Associate and Summer Associate opportunities.

Sat, Sep 28, 2019

Adventis Financial Modeling Certification Program

Are you interested in pursuing a position in investment banking, private equity, equity research, or other competitive fields in finance? The Careers in Business and Finance program has partnered with Adventis to provide practical modeling experience through its proven Financial Modeling Certification (FMC) Program. This intensive, 2-day boot camp provides hands-on financial modeling training.

Adventis’ unique training style consists of having students build financial models and analyses entirely from scratch, while explaining key concepts along the way. This approach enables students to retain more concepts and develop a valuable skill set. It also provides the basis for students to proceed with their certification. Certified students have been able to demonstrate to employers that they have strong analytical capabilities and are ready to hit the ground running. It has also proven to be a great discussion topic for networking and interviews. For those looking to excel quickly in their full-time or internship position or for sophomores looking to demonstrate abilities to potential employers, this program will reduce your learning curve and put you on a more even playing field with finance majors with whom you will be working or interning.

Follow the link provided to learn how certified students have used their experience with the FMC Program to impress interviewers and ultimately land positions at top firms on Wall Street. This link will also direct you to a page for registration and payment ($199 before September 13; $249 after September 13).

Springfield Bound

Springfield Bound is a day-long interactive event connecting students, faculty, and staff members from the Five Colleges who are interested in interning, volunteering, and collaborating with community leaders of Greater Springfield. This event offers a diverse set of workshops led by community organizations and walking tours of Springfield’s downtown and neighborhoods. Free breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided by the Five College Consortium. Please register online by September 23!

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ASO Welcomes the Class of ’23: Music of Dmitri Shostakovich

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra (ASO), directed by Mark Lane Swanson, opens its 2019-2020 season of Russian masterworks at its annual concert welcoming the incoming class at Amherst College. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 7 p.m.

The hour-long concert, devoted to the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, opens with his Festive Overture, a boisterous piece d'occasion composed to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the October Revolution. It also features his powerful and moving Fifth Symphony-- his life-or-death response to Stalin’s scathing critique of his work as “muddle instead of music.” Undoubtedly Shostakovich’s greatest masterpiece, the symphony may appear on the surface to project Soviet triumphalism, but the Russian people could discern its deeper meaning as an indictment of internal repression and Stalin’s inhumane political purges.

For information on ticketing and directions to the concert, please visit https://www.amherstsymphonyorchestra.com/musicians.

Tickets may be purchased only at the door. Prices are $10 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children under 12; and free to Amherst and all Five College students with ID.

Interested in learning more about this concert?

Join the Center for Russian Culture throughout the 2019-20 season of AMHERST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, “A RUSSIAN FESTIVAL,” for pre-concert round-tables at the Center for Russian Culture featuring scholars of music and Russian cultural history. The first of these, "Shostakovich in Context," takes place Friday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m., and is presented by Professors Klára Móricz (music) and Boris Wolfson (Russian) in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture (202 Webster Hall, Amherst College) and is FREE and open to the public.

Tickets Required

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

“Pursuing a Ghost”: Illustrating the Russian Classics

This exhibition takes as its starting point Oleg Vassiliev’s portfolio of lithographs “The House with a Mezzanine” (1991), which centers around the artist’s conversation across time with Anton Chekhov’s short story. The show examines the complex relationship in Russian culture between art and literature, the dynamic between image and text, and illustration and artistic freedom.

Elite Scholars of China Info Session (Full-time and Internship Opportunities)

Elite Scholars of China (ESC, www.elitescholarschina.com) is looking for talented, motivated students and recent graduates to join its team as Educational Consultants and Interns!
As the premier Beijing-based education consulting firm, ESC helps China’s most motivated students apply to top U.S. colleges and universities. The organization aims to create a holistic learning environment, governed by a high standard of integrity, to ensure that students can thrive academically and socially on an American college campus.
The full-time Educational Consultant and Internship positions are ideal for individuals with a strong belief in the power of education and mentorship, who wish to develop their professional skills with a fast-growing entrepreneurial company. ESC team members have continued on to pursue degrees at Harvard Business School, Yale Law School, Yale School of Management, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Columbia University Teacher’s College, as well as career opportunities in management consulting, tech start-ups, education, finance, non-profits and think tanks.
ESC was co-founded in 2010 and is managed by Stacy Palestrant (BA, Wellesley and MBA, Chicago Booth) and Tomer Rothschild (BA, Wesleyan and MBA, Wharton). Before or after the information session, ESC encourages students to submit a cover letter, resume and transcripts via the Educational Consultant or Internship job posting on Handshake. Questions may be directed to Dorothy Ajayi: talent@elitescholarschina.com

Ongoing Events

Mammoths in (Library) Space Tour

Learning to navigate Frost Library can set you up to take on all your academic missions this year. Get on the right track: take the self-directed Mammoths in (Library) Space Tour! To begin the tour, go to the welcome station across from Frost’s circulation desk. Complete the tour and get a gift card to Frost Café plus a chance to win our grand prize!