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Event Calendar

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Matthew Rattigan, Center for Data Science, UMass: "Data Science for Political Campaigns"

Abstract: In recent years, presidential campaigns have become increasingly quantitative in nature. Once dominated by a small group of backroom strategists making gut decisions, modern campaigns have become increasingly reliant on data-backed decision support. Over the past two decades, this "moneyball-ization" of politics has transformed the way campaigns are run and how resources are allocated.

In this talk, I will describe my experiences working for the Analytics Department of Obama For America during the 2012 election cycle. As a digital analyst, I worked alongside political scientists, statisticians and physicists on problems ranging from social media analytics to quantifying the effects of communications and messaging. In addition, I'll touch upon some of the privacy issues brought up in the 2016 election cycle.

The Art of the Cover Letter

Cover letters are an important part of the internship application process; they turn the dry facts of your resume into an engaging story that captures recruiters attention. This workshop will teach you the elements of a great cover letter and will give you the chance to practice crafting your own. This is a hands on workshop. Attendees are asked to bring sample internship or job descriptions along with their laptops.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.

Come to the Environmental Forum to discuss Environmental Activism on Campus

Environmental Forum

Are you interested in environmental justice, food justice, climate change, sustainability or environmental activism? Are you involved in an environmental group on campus or looking for ways to get involved? Come to the Environmental Forum to learn about all of the environmental resources and clubs on campus and the work they’re doing this semester! We’ll hear about what everyone is up to and brainstorm ways we can work together to be as productive as possible. Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23 in the Friedmann Room in Keefe - cupcakes will be served! Contact Kyra Raines '20 with questions.

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