Event Calendar

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The Writing Center supports faculty and staff in their own writing projects by hosting two weekly morning retreats. Our retreats are designed to encourage a regular writing practice, to emphasize healthy and sustainable approaches to productive writing and to support a community of writers at the College. Retreats will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Attend regularly or drop in when you can.

Summer Experience Symposium: Day 2

9:30 am - 5:00 pm Multiple Locations (See description for details)

Thinking of a summer internship? Curious about summer research? The summer is an incredible opportunity for intellectual growth, skill development and career exploration. Join us at this multi-day symposium to learn how other Amherst students spent their past summer and how you can plan for this summer!

For more information, you can find the Summer Experience Symposium on the Whova app, or on the webpage below.

*We will raffle off one mammoth stuffed animal per event to session attendees.

Happening today:

Session 4: Coffee & Conversation
9:30 a.m. in the Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center

Info Session: Amherst Select Internship Program
12:30–1:30 p.m. in the Loeb Center Events Room, College Hall

Facts & Snacks: Open Hour with the Loeb Center
4–5 p.m. in the Loeb Center Events Room, College Hall

Russian Table

The Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Introduction to the Health Professions Program

First-year and transfer students interested in exploring careers in health professions should attend one session of "Introduction to the Health Professions Program."

Light refreshments will be provided.

*As part of the Summer Experience Symposium week, we will raffle off one mammoth to session attendees

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!

U.S. Attorney's Office Internship Information Session

The United States Attorneys’ Office in Springfield is staffed by 8 assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) who investigate and prosecute federal crimes in western Massachusetts. One AUSA also represents the federal government in civil cases.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts represents the entire state and its 6.8 million residents. Of the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the United States and its territories, the District of Massachusetts is one of the busiest, prosecuting a broad range of cases including national security, white collar crime, public corruption, cybercrime, narcotics, money laundering, organized crime, gang violence and civil rights violations. In addition, the office’s Civil Division tackles complex cases ranging from large affirmative health care fraud to bankruptcy.

Student interns assist the AUSAs with a variety of important tasks, including research and preparation of legal documents in both civil and criminal cases. The interns also have the opportunity to participate in many aspects of the federal criminal justice process.

Attend this information session to learn more about the office's summer internship program, which is open to college seniors, juniors and sophomores.

Introduction to the Careers In Education Professions Program

Come learn about the Amherst Careers In Education Professions program! Our program takes a multidisciplinary, liberal arts approach to the study of education, focusing on the history of education, teaching, school reform, education policy, and the sciences of human learning and development. We support and motivate a growing corps of prospective teachers and welcome those who wish to re-imagine education and its contribution to a democratic society.

Light refreshments will be provided.

*As part of the Summer Experience Symposium week, we will raffle off one mammoth to session attendees

Crafternoons: Shrinky Dinks!

Come join us in the WGC for Crafternoons. One Wednesday each month will be dedicated to an afternoon of feminist crafting headed by Ashley Maitland, assistant director of residential life.

November 8: Shrinky Dinks!

Ashley started working at Amherst College in August 2016. Before coming to Amherst College, she received her Masters of Education in Student Affairs with a certificate in Social Justice Education from Iowa State University. Before graduate school, she attended college at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Ashley is passionate about and finds joy in feminism, social justice, crafts, dogs and yummy food! Ashley believes that new generations of young folks continue to make the world a better and more equitable place! For more information, contact wgc@amherst.edu

The Earth Institute (Columbia University) Information Session

Columbia’s Earth Institute blends research in the physical and social sciences, education and practical solutions to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability. The people who make up the Earth Institute are earth scientists, economists, business and policy experts, specialists in public health and law, researchers, teachers and students. The institute comprises more than two dozen research centers and several hundred people who collaborate across many disciplines and schools at the university.

In this information session, Program Manager Avantika Goswami will talk about the various environment/sustainability Masters programs offered, as well as their application processes. This event is presented by Amherst College's Environmental Studies department in partnership with the Loeb Center.

The Earth Institute (Columbia University) Information Session

6:00 pm Beneski Earth Sciences Building, Paino Lecture Hall, Room 107

Please join The Earth Institute at an information session to learn about the professionally-oriented master’s programs in environmental science and policy, sustainability management and sustainability science at Columbia University. The session will cover admissions, fellowships and careers after graduation.


QTPOC Affinity Group, Wednesdays 6:30PM QRC

Amherst Queer and Trans People of Color Affinity Group seeks to support students, staff and faculty in the five colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. This closed QTPOC Affinity seeks to provide a safe space for queer people of color to build community, to celebrate all facets of our identities, and to engage in meaningful discussion.

Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the QRC

Facebook Tech Talk

In this Tech Talk, engineers from Facebook will present a coding and interview prep workshop for those looking to pursue opportunities within the tech industry.

Facebook offers a number of exciting opportunities for university grads and interns who want to help its mission to bring the world closer together. The company's open culture, world-class mentors and opportunities for real impact are just a few reasons why its intern program was ranked #1 on Glassdoor two years in a row. In this session, presenters will provide details particularly about Summer 2018 internship opportunities across engineering, tech/design, and business areas.

This event is hosted in partnership with Amherst College's Computer Science Club.

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Zackary Drucker and Tarrah von Lintel in Conversation

As a part of Trans Empowerment Month, join us in welcoming Zackary Drucker, American transgender multimedia artist, LGBT activist, actress and television producer, along with Los Angeles-based gallery director Tarrah von Lintel.

Careers In Government and Nonprofit Mixer

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet other Amherst students interested in careers in the government and nonprofit sectors! Meet, talk and share experiences with like-minded students over refreshments. Whether your interest is just starting to grow, or you already have a few internships under your belt — everyone is welcome!

Light refreshments will be provided.

*As part of the Summer Experience Symposium week, we will raffle off one mammoth to session attendees

"Sizing Up Climate Change: Energy, Policy and Politics"

7:00 pm Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

Dan Utech, President Obama's senior adviser on climate change policy, will discuss current policy, future possibilities, the Paris Climate Accord and more. This is an Amherst Political Union (APU) event.

Talk by Binalakshmi Nepram: "Has the Multi-Billion-Dollar Arms Trade Put Us All on the Firing Line?"

7:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd fl)

"Has The Multi-Billion Dollar Arms Trade Put Us All on the Firing Line?: Women for Disarmament, Peace, Security and Nonviolence"

Talk by Binalakshmi Nepram, writer-activist and founder of Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network and Northeast India Women Initiative for Peace

Binalakshmi Nepram, born in the state of Manipur in northeast India, is a poet, author and civil rights leader who has spearheaded women's activism around peace, security and disarmament. She is the author of five books, most recently Where are our Women in Decision Making?. In 2004, she co-founded India's first civil society disarmament organization. Three years later, she launched the Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network. She has received numerous awards for her work. You can follow her work on Twitter @BinaNepram.

Sponsored by the Department of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World

LinkedIn Week: Professional Headshots and LinkedIn Profile Reception

We all know how important first impressions can be on the job hunt! Join us in the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) to have your professional headshot taken and an opportunity to ask questions to incoming LinkedIn associate Kyndall Ashe ’18 and Loeb Center staff in an informal setting. This is a great opportunity to learn how to make your LinkedIn profile shine from all angles for potential employers in a low-stakes environment, as well as hear about the resources the Loeb Center has to offer during your job search. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

*As part of the Summer Experiences Symposium week, a mammoth will be raffled off to attendees.