Event Calendar

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Dartmouth College's Tuck Business Bridge Program Info Table

The Tuck Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth College gives liberal arts students the business knowledge, skills and experience necessary to leverage their education in the business workplace and beyond. In a collaborative and supportive learning environment, the program provides students with:
- Business Analytics Foundation: Rigorous, practical foundation in business analytics, taught by Tuck’s top faculty.
– Experiential, Project Based Learning: Experiential learning based on a group project, which culminates in a professional presentation before a business audience.
– Individual Career Coaching: Personalized coaching and career development, including access to the Tuck Bridge Alumni network, over 4000 strong since 1997.

Stop by this information table to speak with Tuck Business Bridge representative Paul Doscher and learn more about this graduate program and its admissions processes.

Pierre Saint-Amand Lecture

"Inside the French Boudoir: Architecture and Desire in the Eighteenth Century" - Lecture by Pierre Saint-Amand

4:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Please join us for the inaugural biennial lecture given in a lecture series in honor of Professor Jay Caplan, who taught for 30 years in the French Department at Amherst College. We have invited Professor Pierre Saint-Amand, the Benjamin F. Barge Professor of French at Yale University, to give a lecture on the topic of "Inside the French Boudoir: Architecture and Desire in the Eighteenth Century." The lecture will be given in English.

Pierre Saint-Amand has research interests in the literature of the eighteenth-century, the philosophy of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and literary criticism and theory. Among his celebrated works are a book dedicated to the philosophical and scientific writings of Denis Diderot and a book on the political writings of the philosophers. His latest book is a study dedicated to the Enlightenment's resistance to the ideology of work at the dawn of capitalism.

The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Amherst College French Department and the Turgeon Fund. The lecture series was made possible by the generous donations of French Department alumni offered in honor of Jay Caplan. For further information about this event, please contact the French Department.

Japanese Language Table

Join us to practice your Japanese on Thursday evenings. Anyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or just part of the time we are there.

Sophomore Myers Briggs Personality Assessment

You may know the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) from your psychology class or the knock-off quiz you took online. But did you know the real deal can help you explore which career paths are a good fit for you? Your sophomore year is the perfect time to reflect on how your personality can provide direction in your search for meaningful work.

Combine this workshop with the Sophomore Strengths workshop on March 22, and you’ll be much more likely to choose your next career steps based on what’s a good fit, rather than just whatever opportunities come your way.

Space is limited; R.S.V.P. required through Quest, under Events/Workshops. Deadline to register isTuesday, March 27. Once you register, you'll receive an email with instructions for taking the online assessment prior to the workshop.

Registration Required

The Blizzard

Honors thesis in playwriting by Yetunde Ojetade '18. Directed by Wesley Guimaraes '19, set design by Amir Hall '17 and Hyourin Martina-Hood '19, costume design by Noah Tager '18 and lighting design by Irish Amundson '19.

Every student looks forward to Thanksgiving Break. During this time of the fall, people are either hunkering down or preparing to leave. However, something insidious lurks just around the corner this particular November. How will these modern primadonnas deal with their fears in a world that has conditioned them to always be okay? With a snow storm approaching, and a worse threat closing in, The Blizzard follows five friends as they attempt to memorialize themselves in the face of their impending doom.

Tickets are free and open to the Amherst and Five College community. Reservations are recommended, please call (413) 542-2277.

Introduction to the Finance Industry Workshop Series

What is the Introduction to Finance Industry Workshop Series?

This is a 9-week program open to first year students and sophomores interested in learning more about the finance industry. This workshop series, led by Stephanie Hockman, program director for careers in business and finance, is designed to help students understand the finance industry and its components, distinguish the nuances of available opportunities and enhance career exploration. Some workshops will include alumni who will provide their practical insights, experience and understanding to the discussion. In addition, some sessions will be followed by an opportunity to engage with young alumni in an organized career fair-type chat room.

The 9-week course will include topics such as:
1. Introduction to Finance – Defining finance and an overview of the components of the finance industry including a discussion of buy side vs.
sell side
2. Investment Banking, Part 1 – Corporate Investment Bankers 3. Investment Banking, Part 2 – Capital Markets (including Sales & Trading, Research and Investor Services) 4. Investment Banking, Part 3 – Introduction to Operations & Supporting Functions at an Investment Bank 5. Introduction to Investment Management & Asset Management 6. Overview of Hedge Funds 7. Introduction to Private Equity 8. Introduction to Private Wealth Management/Asset Management 9. Review of the industry and best next steps

How do I register for the Introduction to Finance Workshop Series?

The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held every Thursday from 8 – 9 p.m.
beginning February 8, 2018 (excluding March 15). The final workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 11, instead of that Thursday. Space is limited and advance registration is required. If you are interested in learning more about the finance industry and willing to attend all 9 sessions, please email Stephanie Hockman by February 2, 2018. Your email should include a statement on why you want to attend this workshop series. Confirmation of acceptance to the workshop series will be provided by February 5, 2018.

coffee mug reading "Caution: Thesis Writing in Progress"

Frost 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 or Sundays from 8-11 in Merrill 300A (Science Library).

Students Only

Jazz@Schwemm's featuring the Secondary Messengers

The third and final performance of our three part presentation, this March 29 performance features the Secondary Messengers (including professor of biology Dominic Poccia). Student jazz combos Mustang Madness and Camaro Crew will join in the evening's music presentation. This is always a free concert with great energy in this small and intimate setting.

Thanks to the Office of Student Activities, Jazz@Amherst and Schwemm's.

Ongoing Events

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Women's and Gender Center Late Night Study Hours

Join us for study hours every Wednesday from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Women's and Gender Center, Keefe 211! There will be donuts from Glazed!