Event Calendar

September 2018

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

 Lesley Schiff (American, 1951-). Clock, 1981. Color xerography. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. Gift of Jane P. Singer.

Time Management Program Series

Stressed about how to balance classwork, extracurriculars, friendships, and sleep this semester? Don’t worry! Stop by the Mead for a two-part workshop series that will offer strategies for gaining control over how you use your time.

Part I. Where does the time go? | Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6:30–8 p.m.
All students are invited for an introduction to time management and a sneak peek at the Mead’s exhibition Timing Is Everything before it opens to the public. Pizza will be served!

Part II. Planning Through Procrastination | Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30–8 p.m.
All students are invited to a hands-on planning workshop. Now that the semester is underway, join us to plan your individual weekly schedule and semester as a whole. Please bring any planner you use (online or paper), along with the syllabi for your courses. The first twenty students to arrive will be given a free planner and pizza will be served!

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These workshops will be facilitated by Senior Associate Dean of Students Charri Boykin-East, Senior Writing Associate Kristen Brookes, and the Mead’s education team. This program is designed for Five College students and offered in collaboration with the Being Human in STEM Initiative, Student Affairs, and the Writing Center.

Students Only

Why Choose a Non-Bulge Bracket Investment Bank

The finance industry can seem very complex, especially when distinguishing between investment banks. This is your opportunity to hear from a panel of industry experts who will be discussing the advantages of choosing a non-bulge bracket investment bank/investment advisory firm. These alumni, who represent middle market and boutique investment banks, will be talking about the pros and cons of working at smaller firms and how your career can be directly impacted. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and/or full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing investment banking at a middle market or boutique firm is right for you.

Thu, Sep 6, 2018

Advantages to Careers on the Buy Side

As the finance recruiting season starts, it’s important to understand every aspect of the industry. Here’s your opportunity to hear why a career on the buy side can be an advantageous place to start your career. Alumni from leading buy-side investment firms will be participating in a panel discussion about the pros and cons of careers on the buy side. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing a career on the buy-side is right for you.

Fri, Sep 7, 2018

Student holding tablet computer

Info Sessions on Teaching with Technology

Amherst faculty and instructional staff are invited to learn about, or get a refresher on, technology for supporting teaching and learning at Amherst. In these sessions we will share how Amherst faculty are using a variety of digital tools to accomplish their pedagogical objectives.

There are three options to choose from!
• Friday, September 7, 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, September 12, 10 a.m.
• Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m.

We will tailor these sessions to the interests of the attendees. A possible menu of topics includes:

• Moodle learning management for content distribution, discussions, assessment and collaborative activities
• Google Apps for group projects and document review
• Assistive technologies and the development of accessible instructional materials
• Active learning with classroom response systems (aka clickers), gamification, virtual reality and augmented reality
• Presentation and communication from PowerPoint and screencasting to graphic and web design
• Data collection and analysis using surveys, databases and mathematical and statistical applications
• Mapping and 3D including geographic measurement, synthesis and analysis, along with visualization and modeling tools
• Programming and high-performance computing for unique applications, big data and machine learning

Registration Required

Mastering the Finance and Consulting Recruiting Process

The recruiting process for finance and consulting is here. Now is the time to make sure you have everything ready to conquer the process and land that full-time position or summer 2019 internship. Whether you will be interviewing for sell-side investment banking, sales, trading or research positions, looking at buy-side opportunities, or determined to land a consulting position, this workshop will help you hone all your skills and techniques to make the fall recruiting process easier. Stephanie Hockman, program director for Careers In Business and Finance, will lead a workshop to help you master the process including reviewing how to network at information sessions (which start as early as September 10) tips for acing the fit and behavior questions, technical finance questions, and the consulting case interview. Stephanie and the CIBF Interns will also be on hand to review resumes and cover letters after the workshop presentation.

Sat, Sep 8, 2018

Mock Finance Interviews – Fall 2018

If you are recruiting this fall, getting more practice interviews is a foundation for success. Members of the class of 2019 who successfully interviewed last fall and had internships in finance this summer have agreed to interview sophomores, juniors and seniors to help you prepare for first round interviews and Super Days in finance. Mock interviews are available for Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Research, and Buy-Side positions, and will begin on the hour at 9, 10, and 11 a.m. and at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. in the Loeb Center. Each interview will consist of a 45 minute fit/behavior + technical interview followed by a 15 minute feedback session.

Spaces are limited, so you should RSVP as soon as possible through Handshake. Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5. Upon registering for the event, you will be redirected to a survey where you can indicate the type of interview needed and your first three time preferences. You will receive an email from Stephanie Hockman within 48 hours of the mock interviews with confirmation of your assigned time. You should plan to participate as if this is a real interview (dress, preparation, resumes in hand, etc).

(Jeff Napolitano)

Direct Action Workshop

Jeff Napolitano from the Resistance Center for Peace and Justice will lead a workshop talking a little about the philosophy and rationale behind direct action with examples of past and present uses of the tactic. This workshop is a part of the Disorientation Weekend hosted by the Direct Action Coordinating Committee. Visit the website for more information.

DACC

DACC Open Meeting

Join us for our first Direct Action Coordinating Committee meeting of the year! We’ll go over what work we do, our hopes for the upcoming year and how you can join existing organizing efforts or even jumpstart your own initiative. Featuring Antonio’s Pizza at noon!

Sun, Sep 9, 2018

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

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, so you may come for the full day or just the morning or afternoon. See below for descriptions of each workshop, costs and how to register.

Crack the Case Level 1 (9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall)
Cases are not just for consulting interviews anymore. They are showing up in all types of interviews. Marketing, banking, high tech, healthcare and a variety of other industries are also using cases to differentiate candidates. Our talented presenter 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. 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 (1:30 – 5 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall)
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.

Costs to cover the workshop:
• Level 1 workshop = $99
• Level 2 workshop = $99
• All Day (Level 1 & 2) = $150
Scholarships are available, for more information see below. 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.

Registration:
SPACE IS LIMITED, 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. R.S.V.P. through Handshake by Wednesday, September 5, at 11:55 p.m.
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 and your student account will be billed following the workshop unless you cancel 48 hours prior to the event via email to Stephanie Hockman. 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 they 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, left to get additional operational experience at both start-up and large Fortune 500 companies and returned 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 MBA students, undergraduates, Ph.D.s and experienced professionals prepare for interviews for over 15 years and is excited to work with you!

Affinity Group Townhall

Different affinity groups on and off campus will talk about their work, their communities and how you can join, followed by an interactive discussion to brainstorm about collaboration between groups going forward.

Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Deloitte Consulting Information Session

Deloitte Consulting has more than 263,900 professionals at member firms delivering services in audit and assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and related services in more than 150 countries and territories. Revenues for fiscal year 2017 were $38.8 billion.

Those who work at Deloitte are encouraged to challenge themselves. Staff at all levels are empowered to mentor others, forge new paths, and make an impact that matters across the globe – for clients, for Deloitte colleagues, and within the firm’s communities. Deloitte gives its professionals the opportunity to work with the best and explore what works best for you. Along the way, you’ll develop skills and experience that will last your whole career, wherever it takes you.

Deloitte professionals, from interns to management, can lead at every level. Interns and entry-level staff represent the firm’s future, and Deloitte is committed to investing in your development to help you become the best you can be. Deloitte believes in authenticity, and in bringing your true self to work. That way, you can be an inspiration to those around you.

Attend this information session to learn more about Deloitte’s company culture, its entry-level and internship opportunities, and the consulting field as a whole. Amherst alum Pete Giorgio '92, a principal at Deloitte, will be on hand to answer questions.

Cove Hill Partners Information Session

Deadline alert! 2019 full-time analyst and summer analyst internship applications are due the SAME NIGHT as this info session (by 11:55 p.m. via Handshake).

Cove Hill is a private equity firm focused on partnering with outstanding management teams to build market-leading consumer and technology companies. The firm manages a long-duration fund with over $1 billion of commitments from its investors and founders.

Their main investment focus is on building a concentrated portfolio of 5 to 8 high quality companies in the consumer and technology industries. With that in mind, the firm partners with high quality businesses looking to accelerate growth, maximize performance and realize their long-term objectives.

Cove Hill’s team of investors brings passion, experience and networks to support each of its management teams in building market leaders. Attend this information session to learn more from Amherst alum Mark Crane '12 about the company’s culture and its entry-level positions — and let them know they can expect to see your resume as part of that evening’s application packet.

Pizza will be served!

Tue, Sep 11, 2018

CET Colombia: Race, Identity and Ethnicity Information Session

Join China Educational Tours Academic Programs (CET) Resident Director, Mariela Palacios, to learn about the CET Colombia semester abroad program.

At CET Colombia, you’ll study race and identity through the Afro-Colombian lens. And where better to do so than Cali, a city with the 2nd biggest population of African descent in South America? The program’s curriculum, developed in consultation with Howard University, allows you to examine the sociopolitical, economic, artistic and historical representations of race and ethnicity in Colombia. This program accepts students at any level of Spanish, including beginners.

Fun fact: Enjoy a cold champú (refreshing local drink) as you relax in town. Spend the weekend at the mountains or on the beach (2 hours by bus!) with your roommate. Go dancing with friends at Tin Tin Deo, an iconic local salsa club. Listen to the storytellers weave a tale atop the hill in the San Antonio neighborhood. Cali has everything going for it and as a student, you’ll take advantage of all the city has to offer.

Students Only

Bain Capital Information Session

Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading multi-asset alternative investment firms, with over $95 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which we live.

Founded in 1984, Bain Capital pioneered a consulting-based approach to private equity investing, partnering closely with management teams to offer the insights that challenge conventional thinking, build great businesses and improve operations. Today, the firm strives to create value through private equity, public equity, fixed income and credit and venture capital investments across multiple sectors, industries and geographies.

Bain Capital has opportunities available for talented people who are ready to create lasting impact for its investors, teams, businesses and communities. Attend this information session to learn more about the firm’s culture, its entry-level opportunities, and how to successfully apply for them.

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 an associate. 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 these opportunities and how to successfully apply for them.

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Student holding tablet computer

Info Sessions on Teaching with Technology

Amherst faculty and instructional staff are invited to learn about, or get a refresher on, technology for supporting teaching and learning at Amherst. In these sessions we will share how Amherst faculty are using a variety of digital tools to accomplish their pedagogical objectives.

There are three options to choose from!
• Friday, September 7, 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, September 12, 10 a.m.
• Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m.

We will tailor these sessions to the interests of the attendees. A possible menu of topics includes:

• Moodle learning management for content distribution, discussions, assessment and collaborative activities
• Google Apps for group projects and document review
• Assistive technologies and the development of accessible instructional materials
• Active learning with classroom response systems (aka clickers), gamification, virtual reality and augmented reality
• Presentation and communication from PowerPoint and screencasting to graphic and web design
• Data collection and analysis using surveys, databases and mathematical and statistical applications
• Mapping and 3D including geographic measurement, synthesis and analysis, along with visualization and modeling tools
• Programming and high-performance computing for unique applications, big data and machine learning

Registration Required

Putnam Investments Information 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 with the company.

Strategic 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 an associate. 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.

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Office Hours with EY-Parthenon

Want to learn more about EY-Parthenon’s company culture and what it’s like to work there? Wondering if a career in consulting is right for you? Sign up for a 1-on-1 informational appointments with current EY-Parthenon associates, including Amherst alums, to discuss these and other topics!

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.

The associate program at EY-Parthenon is highly sought after, as it is an incredible opportunity to fast-track a recent graduate’s 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.

Appointments are 20 minutes in length and open to current juniors and seniors through registration on Handshake on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bain & Company Information Table

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms, working with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver the sustainable success they desire.

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 and acquisitions, across all industries and geographies.

Stop by this information table to speak with recruiters and Amherst alumni who work for the firm about whether an internship or post-graduation opportunity at Bain is a great fit for you!

Drop In Office Hours with Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $305 billion in assets under management and a track record of delivering results through innovative solutions. The firm helps governments, institutions and individuals address complex financial challenges, identify opportunity, and achieve their long-term objectives.

Guggenheim Partners offers a wide range of internship and full-time opportunities for Analysts and Associates. These programs typically include professional training, formal mentorship, networking events, and community service outreach. The firm recruits candidates with exceptional academic backgrounds, a high degree of motivation, strong interpersonal skills, leadership ability, and a team-oriented mentality.

During this office hours event, representatives from the firm will be on campus to chat with current students about Guggenheim’s culture, its entry-level opportunities, and the finance industry in general. Sign up to learn more, and be sure to bring a few copies of your resume to share with representatives!

Bain & Company Fall Presentation

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.

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

Careers In Technology — Landing a Software Engineering Gig, Part 1

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.

This event is part 1 of a four-part series and will provide 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. Part 2 will be a technical resume write-in following Google's resume and interview workshop, and parts 3 and 4 will tackle technical interviews.

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

Fri, Sep 14, 2018

University of Bristol - Study Abroad

Stop by our information table to learn about a year or semester at the University of Bristol, one of the UK's most popular and successful universities. Consistently ranked one of the top 10 universities in the country (QS World University Rankings), the campus is located in the heart of Bristol - a vibrant city, recently named England's best place to live (The Sunday Times, 2017). Their study abroad program allows you to customize your experience by selecting units from across our departments, creating an academic program that works for you. Come and speak with us to find out more!

Fun fact: In 1876, the University of Bristol was the first institute of higher education in England to admit women on an equal basis with men.

Students Only

Sun, Sep 16, 2018

Mock Case Consulting Interviews – Fall 2018

Practice is the key to success in the consulting interview. Consulting interviews include fit and behavior questions, market sizing questions and the case interview. If you are searching for a consulting internship or full-time position this fall, you need to practice. The mock interview is a great way to gain an understanding of your strengths and areas to improve. Members of the class of 2019 who have successfully interviewed and landed full-time positions at consulting firms will be hosting 1-hour mock interviews all day in the Loeb Center. Each interview will consist of a 45 minute fit/behavior + technical interview followed by a 15 minute feedback session, and will begin on the hour at 9, 10, and 11 a.m. and 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m.

Spaces are limited, so you should RSVP as soon as possible. Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12. Upon registering for the event, you will be redirected to a survey where you can indicate your first three time preferences. You will receive an email from Stephanie Hockman within 48 hours of the mock interviews with confirmation of your assigned time. You should plan to participate as if this is a real interview (dress, preparation, resumes in hand, etc).

Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Study Away Fair Poster

Study Away Fair

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 their offerings with you. Over 45% of the junior class studies abroad 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 research programs. Learn more about the event below.

Students Only
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Confluences: Lost & Found in Translation interest meeting

Come to the common room in Charles Pratt Hall (next to the Writing Center) on Monday September 17 at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about being involved with Amherst College's new online multilingual magazine: Confluences: Lost & Found in Translation. There are opportunities for writing, editing, translating, website management and helping to shape the future of this ongoing project.

Cornerstone Research Information Session

For more than 25 years, Cornerstone Research has provided economic and financial analysis in all phases of commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with a broad network of testifying experts, including prominent faculty and industry practitioners, in a distinctive collaboration. Staff consultants contribute expertise in economics, finance, accounting and marketing, as well as business acumen, familiarity with the litigation process, and a commitment to produce outstanding results.

Cornerstone Research has 700 staff, and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington. The company aims to recruit and retain outstanding individuals who have built Cornerstone Research into a highly respected firm with strong core values and a collegial culture.

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 find out more!

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group will gather weekly on Monday nights to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just attend. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews and student coordinator Gwyneth Lewis. Open to all students.

MassMutual Data Science Development Program (DSDP) Information Session

The Data Science Development Program (DSDP) trains promising, recent graduates to become well-rounded data scientists at MassMutual over three years. Participation in the development program includes mentorship from senior data scientists, exposure to real world, high-impact data science projects, in-house training and workshops, and tuition sponsorship for graduate-level classes at UMass Amherst.

Junior Data Scientists in the DSDP are fully immersed in high-impact data science projects for MassMutual under the direction of a senior data scientist. Junior data scientists work together with MassMutual’s data scientists to solve challenging problems in fields such as finance, operations, marketing, digital initiatives, and product development. Data science projects typically involve statistical data analysis, predictive analytics, modeling and machine learning, as well as developing web-based interactive visualization tools.

Each member of the program completes a blended curriculum of Five College coursework, in-house workshops led by local faculty, online courses, and graduate-level study. The coursework is customized to address individual interests and guided by advisors. Typical coursework encompasses upper-level computer science classes, such as machine learning, graphical models, natural language processing, and databases, and upper-level statistics classes, such as mathematical statistics, applied regression, multivariate analysis, and applied experimental design.

Attend this information session to hear more from program director Christine Pfeil about DSDP’s coursework, application processes, and overall benefits.

Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Student holding tablet computer

Info Sessions on Teaching with Technology

Amherst faculty and instructional staff are invited to learn about, or get a refresher on, technology for supporting teaching and learning at Amherst. In these sessions we will share how Amherst faculty are using a variety of digital tools to accomplish their pedagogical objectives.

There are three options to choose from!
• Friday, September 7, 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, September 12, 10 a.m.
• Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m.

We will tailor these sessions to the interests of the attendees. A possible menu of topics includes:

• Moodle learning management for content distribution, discussions, assessment and collaborative activities
• Google Apps for group projects and document review
• Assistive technologies and the development of accessible instructional materials
• Active learning with classroom response systems (aka clickers), gamification, virtual reality and augmented reality
• Presentation and communication from PowerPoint and screencasting to graphic and web design
• Data collection and analysis using surveys, databases and mathematical and statistical applications
• Mapping and 3D including geographic measurement, synthesis and analysis, along with visualization and modeling tools
• Programming and high-performance computing for unique applications, big data and machine learning

Registration Required

SDS: Thailand info Session

Come speak with Jonas Emery, representative with International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (ISDSI) in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand and Amari Barrett '18 who participated in the program last spring. ISDSI students study sustainable development in sequential modules and have a chance to see many regions of this beautiful and fascinating country. The program includes a strong leadership program and offers students many experiential activities. Join us on Tuesday, September 18 at noon in McCaffrey Room, Keefe Campus Center.

Students Only

Political Science Thesis Writer's Workshop

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Frost Library, Barker Room Level A

The Political Science department, in partnership with the Library and Writing Center, will be co-hosting a workshop for their majors writing a thesis from 5:30-7 p.m. The topic will be "Thesis Brainstorming".

Kantar Consulting Information Session

Kantar Consulting is a specialist growth consultancy. More than 1,000 analysts, thought leaders, software developers and expert consultants help the firm’s clients develop and execute brand, marketing, retail, sales and shopper strategies to deliver growth.

Kantar Consulting owns market leading assets including PoweRanking, GrowthFinder, U.S. & Global MONITOR, RetaiI IQ, RichMix, XTEL and Marketing, Insights and Purpose 2020. The firm tracks 1,200 retailers globally, has purchase data on more than 200 million shoppers, and forecast social, cultural and consumer trends across the world.

The firm is now looking for enthusiastic and interesting undergraduates who are curious about the world. Attend this information session to learn more from Kantar representatives about company culture, what a “day in the life” is like in the retail consulting space, and how to successfully apply for available entry-level opportunities.

Clarion Life Sciences Consulting Information Session

Clarion Healthcare Consulting is a life sciences strategy and organizational consultancy that collaborates with clients to envision, craft and enable growth through innovation and leadership.

Clarion 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.

Working at Clarion takes a candidate who is passionate about life sciences and is willing to go deeper than others. Advisors work closely with clients to build solutions to complicated challenges, which requires a commitment to collaboration and building shared ideas. The blend of intellectual rigor with the humility to truly work collaboratively is the Clarion hallmark.

Clarion aims to cultivate leaders through a commitment to teaching and supporting new hires’ career growth in whatever direction your interests and passions take you. Want to learn more about the company and its culture? Attend this information to hear from current advisors, including Amherst alumni Shelton Cochran ’16, about what it’s like to work at Clarion and how to apply for the firm’s entry-level opportunities.

Wed, Sep 19, 2018

IFSA Study Abroad Information Table / Session: Spotlight on New Zealand

Study abroad has been identified by the National Survey on Student Engagement as a high-impact educational practice with the potential to drive academic and personal success. More than just a travel opportunity, study abroad fosters skills such as critical thinking, intercultural agility and language acquisition.

The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) emphasizes the long-term applicability of skills, knowledge and perspectives gained during study abroad, and strives to make the experience as personal and self-designed as possible for each student.

Join us to learn about some of IFSA’s unique offerings in Latin America, Oceania, Asia and Europe (including the UK and Ireland). A special focus of the presentation will be on IFSA’s five university partnership programs in New Zealand. IFSA was one of the first U.S. study abroad providers in New Zealand, and the relationships with our Kiwi partner institutions are strong. With liberal arts students spoiled for choice in New Zealand, it’s no wonder so many Amherst College students choose to study abroad there each semester!

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Fidelity Investments Asset Management Information Session

Leveraging its diverse global investment management expertise and insights, Fidelity's Asset Management division is focused on delivering the best customer experience in the financial services industry. It does this by offering client solutions, from traditional mutual funds and ETFs, to managed accounts and institutional mandates.

The Equity and High Income Divisions are based in Boston, Massachusetts; the Fixed Income Division is based in Merrimack, New Hampshire; and the Sector Investing Division is based in Denver, Colorado. Investment research professionals also are based in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia.

Fidelity’s Asset Management recruiters are seeking difference-makers and compassionate, hard-working innovators. Attend this information session to learn more about Fidelity’s corporate culture, what summer internship and full-time opportunities are available, and how to prepare impressive application materials for these positions.

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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Google Breakfast with Women in CS/Women in Science

This informal breakfast event is targeted primarily towards students affiliated with Amherst College's Association for Women in Science and Hello Girl! (Amherst Women in Computer Science) organizations.

Bring your questions and come chat over coffee and breakfast with Amherst alumni, Deborah Bakshiyev '16 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 , who are now working as Google Software Engineers.

MassArt Graduate Admissions Information Table

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent college of art and design. The college's academic and co-curricular programs prepare students from diverse backgrounds to participate in the creative economy as artists, designers and educators, and to engage in the well-being of their society. As a national leader in visual art and design education, the college influences contemporary culture through the creative accomplishments of its students, alumni, faculty and staff. MassArt is a place where students are encouraged to grow into the artist, designer or educator that they've dared to imagine. Graduate students lead their educational experience by choosing their own path. Whether they stay with one medium throughout their studies, work across media, or develop a collaborative practice our faculty respect students' independent motivation and foster a supportive atmosphere for learning.

Stop by this information table to speak with MassArt Admissions representative Lauren O'Neill to learn more about the College’s programs and application processes!

Pathways Alumni-Student Mentoring — Ice Cream Info Table

Stop by to get your midday ice cream fix and learn about the Pathways alumni-student mentoring program. Pathways is a great way to connect with Amherst College alumni who want to be a resource for you. Free ice cream from Flayvors will be provided!

Office Hours with Google

Two recent alums who now work for Google — Deborah Bakshiyev '16 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 — will be hosting office hours on campus with small groups of sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in learning more about opportunities at Google.

These appointments will go fast, so sign up through Handshake quickly to reserve your spot! This is an opportunity to ask questions about day-to-day life in the tech industry, what the culture is like at Google, how to prepare for a tech industry interview, what to expect out of its entry-level opportunities, etc. in a small and informal setting.

Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Senior Staff Open Forum - Advancement

Come learn more about the work of the Advancement Office and about "Promise: The Campaign for Amherst’s Third Century."

Prudential Financial Networking Ice Cream Social

Whether or not you can attend Prudential Financial’s evening information session, representatives encourage students with any level of interest in the financial firm or industry to drop by between 3 – 5 p.m. for an informal networking ice cream social!

Enjoy a few scoops of locally made ice cream and chat with representatives about how they got their starts at Prudential, what their typical work days look like, and whether or not their entry-level internship and full-time opportunities would be a good fit for your goals, personality, and interests.

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. All staff members are provided with opportunities to develop skills, connect with mentors, take on challenging projects, and stretch beyond your formal job description.

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.

How to Write Personal Statements for Law School Applications, presented by University of Chicago & University of Michigan

Attend this combined information session to hear from University of Chicago Law School and University of Michigan Law School admissions representatives about their respective programs and admissions processes. Pizza will be served!

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, its faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859, and is now housed in the Cook Quadrangle on the University of Michigan’s central Ann Arbor campus. Unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. The School has a sizable and diverse faculty, with many preeminent in their fields. The careers of alumni also speak eloquently to the strength of the School; its graduates are leaders serving with distinction in the public, private, and academic sectors in this nation and beyond.

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 fulltime and internship opportunities in advance of the company’s on-campus interviews? Attend this information to hear from representatives about company culture, different segments of the company, and what the application process entails.

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group will gather weekly on Monday nights to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just attend. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews and student coordinator Gwyneth Lewis. Open to all students.

Tue, Sep 25, 2018

HubSpot Information Table

HubSpot is a tech company that builds products with a personal touch. Its founders were driven by the mindset that companies are made up of people, and when those people have the right tools, they can turn their business dreams into reality.

In addition to its software engineering roles, Hubspot offers non-technical opportunities in marketing, business development, sales and other areas. The company is growing fast, which means there are endless opportunities for its employees to do the same.

Notably, current and former employees voted HubSpot as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 on Glassdoor. Stop by this information table to chat with representatives from HubSpot’s Cambridge, Mass., offices and learn more!

Transfer Students: Your Global Experience

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Room B (Downstairs)

Come learn what global experiences look like at the college – and how you can have one! Transfer students can participate in a semester away program such as domestic study or study abroad so long as you have at least five semesters at the college. Students can also apply for summer study abroad funding. Come to a brown-bag, drop-in lunch with Janna Behrens from the Global Education Office.

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English Department Welcome Back Party

Come celebrate the new school year with the English Department. Get to know faculty, other majors, and staff in the department. Ask questions you have about the major. Learn about English classes being offered next semester. Hear from members of the Student Steering Committee and learn how you can get involved. Enjoy delicious snacks. Win a raffle prize!

Technical and Non-Technical Careers at HubSpot

HubSpot believes that there is no better way to ramp up in the tech world than to work side-by-side with experts who love to teach. Entry-level staffers learn from colleagues and mentors who bring different education, perspectives and quirks to the table.

In addition to its software engineering roles, Hubspot offers non-technical opportunities in marketing, business development, sales and other areas.. The company is growing fast, which means there are endless opportunities for its employees to do the same.

From marketing to engineering, there are big challenges yet to be solved at HubSpot. Because the company cares more about curiosity than experience, team members work on projects that directly impact customers, business and employees. Notably, current and former employees voted HubSpot as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 on Glassdoor!

In this information session, representatives from HubSpot’s Cambridge, Mass., offices will discuss HubSpot’s culture, its technical and non-technical opportunities, and how to successfully apply for an internship or full-time role with the company.

Cantor Fitzgerald Sales & Trading Information Session

Founded in 1945, Cantor Fitzgerald is an innovative global financial services firm with offices and trading desks in all major financial centers throughout the world.

From the dynamic world of trading, to investment banking, to creating leading-edge technology, Cantor has opportunities for undergraduates in a wide range of fields. Teams specialize in any one of the following areas: equities, fixed income and currencies, investment banking, prime services, real estate and affiliates such as BGC Partners, Inc., Newmark Knight Frank and GFI Group.

Cantor Fitzgerald is hosting this information session to discuss the various components of their sales and trading business and their 2019 sales and trading summer analyst program. Employees from their equities, fixed income and prime brokerage business will be there to network and answer your questions. Catering will be provided!

Wed, Sep 26, 2018

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.

Project Horseshoe Farm: Innovative Community Health Gap Year Fellowship Opportunity

Are you interested in gaining more experience in healthcare prior to medical or graduate school? 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 Katherine Stanton ’18 for an information session about fellowship and internship opportunities at Project Horseshoe Farm. Born and raised in Michigan, Katherine graduated with a degree in English. While at Amherst, she wrote for various publications, enjoyed working at Book & Plow Farm, and focused her studies on issues of health, culture and inequality. She is interested in pursuing a career of writing, as well as work within the social policy and environmental health fields.

 Lesley Schiff (American, 1951-). Clock, 1981. Color xerography. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. Gift of Jane P. Singer.

Time Management Program Series

Stressed about how to balance classwork, extracurriculars, friendships, and sleep this semester? Don’t worry! Stop by the Mead for a two-part workshop series that will offer strategies for gaining control over how you use your time.

Part I. Where does the time go? | Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6:30–8 p.m.
All students are invited for an introduction to time management and a sneak peek at the Mead’s exhibition Timing Is Everything before it opens to the public. Pizza will be served!

Part II. Planning Through Procrastination | Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30–8 p.m.
All students are invited to a hands-on planning workshop. Now that the semester is underway, join us to plan your individual weekly schedule and semester as a whole. Please bring any planner you use (online or paper), along with the syllabi for your courses. The first twenty students to arrive will be given a free planner and pizza will be served!

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These workshops will be facilitated by Senior Associate Dean of Students Charri Boykin-East, Senior Writing Associate Kristen Brookes, and the Mead’s education team. This program is designed for Five College students and offered in collaboration with the Being Human in STEM Initiative, Student Affairs, and the Writing Center.

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The Brattle Group Information Session

The Brattle Group originated in 1990 with five principals dedicated to integrity and excellence in economic and financial consulting whose aim was to answer complex economic, regulatory and financial questions for corporations, law firms and governments around the world. In the face of complex challenges, the firm presents the truth of the matter, through the relentless pursuit of professionalism and rigorous analysis.

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. However , 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 which entry-level analyst opportunities are now accepting applications.

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Eaton Vance Informational Networking Breakfast

Eaton Vance is a leader in pioneering innovative investment strategies that address investor needs amid changing market environments. The company is consistently ranked among the Top 100 Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe.

As a company, Eaton Vance has long embraced six core values: integrity, professionalism, teamwork, client focus, creativity, adaptability and excellence. As a workplace, Eaton Vance offers its employees a quality work environment and a congenial, collaborative atmosphere.

Attend this informational networking breakfast to learn more about the firm’s culture and the finance industry in general. Representatives will be able to share more information about Eaton Vance’s Summer internship program, as well as its full-time Research Associate Program opportunity – so make sure to come prepared with your resumes and lots of questions!

Project Horseshoe Farm Information Table: Innovative Community Health Gap Year Fellowship Opportunity

Are you interested in gaining more experience in healthcare prior to medical or graduate school? 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 and 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 Katherine Stanton ’18 at her information table to hear about fellowship and internship opportunities at Project Horseshoe Farm. Born and raised in Michigan, Katherine graduated with a degree in English. While at Amherst, she wrote for various publications, enjoyed working at Book & Plow Farm and focused her studies on issues of health, culture and inequality. She is interested in pursuing a career of writing, as well as work within the social policy and environmental health fields.

Thesis Ninjas: Establishing Productive Habits

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Frost Library, Frost 211 / CHI Seminar Room

If you are starting an honors thesis, you may have good intentions about setting deadlines and staying motivated, but you may also recognize that you've never done this before. Learn practices that will help you start and complete a project you can be proud of while avoiding agony and despair. This workshop will introduce you to strategies for establishing good habits early, creating plans to structure your time and addressing procrastination and writer’s block. Taught by Neelofer Qadir, writing associate.

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KeyBanc Capital Markets Information Session

KeyBanc has opportunities for all majors in both its Internship Programs and Development Programs for Undergraduate and MBA students. Recruiters are now seeking student applicants who are committed to both academics and extracurricular involvement with a preferred GPA of 3.2 or higher.

As one of America’s most recognized financial companies, KeyBanc's success is achieved through one greatest asset — its people. New employees have the opportunity to contribute on day one — and also get support every step of the way, from co-workers, peers, managers and leadership teams.

Attend this information session to learn more about KeyBanc's internship and full-time opportunities and how to successfully apply for them.

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.

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Careers In Technology — Landing a Software Engineering Gig, Part 3

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.

This event is part 3 of a four-part series and will introduce you to the ins and outs of the technical interview, what to expect and how to prepare. This is critical input for those seeking to apply for software engineering internships or jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, but can serve as a helpful preview for those earlier in the process. 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, part 2 is a technical resume write-in following Google's resume and interview workshop and part 4 will continue the discussion on technical interviews and include mock interview practice.

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.

Treacy & Company Management Advisory Info Session

Treacy & Company is a management advisory and capability building firm that works with business leaders in some of the world's best-known companies. Founded in 2007, the firm has steadily grown to an employee base of about 50 consultants between its Boston and Chicago offices.

The firm works in highly focused teams – typically a partner and three to five consultants – in conjunction with key stakeholders in the client organization. Their job is to diagnose marketplace and organizational challenges, guide a healthy reconsideration of growth strategies that aren’t working, frame alternatives and facilitate decisions that only a management team can make.

Treacy & Company management consultants enjoy an extraordinary range of opportunities to engage in intellectually stimulating work, to impact both clients and the firm and to develop personally and professionally.

Attend this information session to hear from Treacy & Company representatives – including Amherst alum Josh Thompson ’17 – about what it’s like to work on a management advisory team and how to successfully apply for the firm’s available opportunities.

Fri, Sep 28, 2018

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#AmherstChatback: Crazy Rich POC Dialogue

We're back! Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the first dialogue in a 7-week series. This event is open to all students and lunch provided. What does wealth look like among people of color beyond sports, sitcoms and celebrities? How do we challenge dominant conversations that suggest race and class are mutually exclusive while acknowledging class privilege among people of color? Inspired by the summer blockbuster film, “Crazy Rich Asians” our first dialogue will focus on common misconceptions about upper/middle class people of color and the ways they show up in our everyday lives.

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