Event Calendar

March 2019

Fri, Mar 1, 2019

SEA Semester Info Table

Ready to have an adventure with a purpose? Interested in making an impact with your study abroad experience? Come find out more about SEA Semester! Stop by our info table in Keefe Campus Center on Friday, March 1, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., to speak with an admissions counselor and learn about sailing and conducting research with SEA Semester.

Students Only

Sat, Mar 2, 2019

Affinity Group Leadership Summit 2019

Affinity Group Leadership Summit 2019

The Center for Diversity and Student Leadership, and the Office of Student Activities is hosting an Affinity Group Leadership Summit open to all Amherst College students!

The summit is an opportunity for students to connect with group leaders or individuals invested in supporting an affinity group on campus. This includes starting an organization, overcoming challenges in a new or pre-established organization, as well as to provide support and solutions on how to navigate resources on campus.

Lunch will be provided

**Please fill out a brief sign up if interested!**

Students Only
Registration Required

Mon, Mar 4, 2019

Carney, Sandoe & Associates Information Table

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment, search, and strategic consulting firm that places teachers and administrators in K-12 private, independent, and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation and worldwide. The organization placed over 32,000 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977.

CS&A works to fill thousands of teaching and administrative openings at hundreds of K-12 schools each year. Teaching certification not required, although candidates will need at least a Bachelor’s degree pertaining to their desired subject area.

Want to learn more? Stop by this information table to speak with Connor J. Rooney, senior associate for Recruitment and Operations.

Film and Media Studies Majors Meeting and Internship Roundtable

Interested in majoring in Film & Media Studies at Amherst College? Wondering what to do with a Film & Media Studies major after you graduate? We are holding an Info Session to discuss everything need to know about the program, the field, and opportunities for students on campus and in the Five College vicinity. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni will be present to answer any questions you may have. Current seniors will also be present to discuss their thesis projects.

The discussion will be followed by a roundtable on internships in the field with presentations by current students, alumni, and faculty.

Pizza and cookies will be provided for all attendees!

Students Only
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Get Career Ready! Use Your Study Abroad Experience to Stand Out in the Applicant Pool

In this workshop, we’ll teach you about transferable skills and career competencies gained through international experiences and how to use them to enhance your networking and interviewing skills. This event is ideal for students who have studied abroad and international students, but is also open to prospective study abroad students, as well.

Light refreshments will be served and the first ten students to RSVP and attend the workshop will receive a LimeRed gift card. RSVP by emailing Amanda Wright at awright@amherst.edu.

Students Only

Tue, Mar 5, 2019

Harvard's HBS CORe Information Table

Harvard Business School's CORe (Credential of Readiness) program brings the dynamism of Harvard Business School’s classrooms to online learning. These virtual courses, developed by Harvard Business School faculty, leverage the case method learning model and are focused on active learning and real-world problem solving. Students log approximately 150 hours of learning time in either a 10-week or 17-week duration.

Stop by this information table to learn more!

Splash! Teacher Info Sessions

This information session is for students teaching in the Splash program.

Students Only
Spring 2019 Writing Center Workshops

Convince Me! Persuasive Public Speaking

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Frost Library, 211 (CHI Seminar Room)

The ability to write and speak persuasively is an essential life skill. Whether you are presenting an argument in class, applying for a job or running for public office, you need to be persuasive and compelling. Through learning and practicing how to structure and deliver a persuasive speech, this 90-minute workshop will prepare you to master the art and craft of persuasion. Taught by Susan Daniels, associate for public speaking.

Students Only
Registration Required

Harvard Business School Information Session

For more than 100 years, Harvard Business School's graduates and faculty have shaped business around the world. In this information session, join Associate Director Valerie Krempus to learn more about Harvard’s post-graduate offerings – some of which are offered entirely online!

The modern HBS CORe (Credential of Readiness) program, for example, brings the dynamism of Harvard Business School’s classrooms to online learning. These virtual courses, developed by Harvard Business School faculty, leverage the case method learning model and are focused on active learning and real-world problem solving. Students log approximately 150 hours of learning time in either a 10-week or 17-week duration.

Attend this information session to learn more!

Wed, Mar 6, 2019

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#AmherstChatBack: Students, Staff & Faculty Dialogue Luncheon Series

Please join us for our inaugural students, staff and faculty #AmherstChatBack Dialogue Series, which offers an opportunity to engage in critical conversations across difference, gain dialogue skills and learn from one another as we build community among students, staff and faculty.

Dialogues will take place over 5 weeks, each session focusing on a different social and cultural topic such as race, gender, nationality, joy and traditions. Participants should come prepared to share their own personal histories, thoughts, and experiences related to each topic. This event is open to all students, staff and faculty. Lunch will be served.

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.

Splash! Teacher Info Sessions

This information session is for students teaching in the Splash program.

Students Only
Spring 2019 Writing Center Workshops: Writing, Reading, Public Speaking, and Time Management

Writing Concisely

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

Learn how to revise sentences to be more concise and clear using the Paramedic Method. Developed by Richard Lanham in Revising Prose, this step-by-step approach emphasizes active verbs, uncomplicated grammar and precise word choice. Participants should bring a paragraph-length writing sample for practice revising. Led by Cassie Sanchez, Senior Writing Associate.

Students Only
Registration Required

Berkeley Research Group (BRG) Global Consulting Info Session

Berkeley Research Group, LLC (BRG) is a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and strategy and operations. Headquartered in California with offices around the world, BRG is an integrated group of experts, industry leaders, academics, data scientists, and professionals working beyond borders and disciplines.

Given that BRG is the firm clients trust with their most challenging problems, recruiters look for highly motivated problem solvers with strong analytical abilities and a desire to advance within the organization. Working at BRG means collaborating with colleagues across offices on complex and often groundbreaking projects.

Want to learn more? Attend this information session to speak with BRG representatives, including Amherst alum Drew Altizer ’18, about what it’s like to work there and how to successfully apply for the firm’s entry-level Associate and Summer Associate opportunities.

Loeb Center Seniors Only Series (SOS!): Job Search Support Sessions

Seniors, are you feeling the pressure to nail down your post-grad plans? You’re not alone! Come join your fellow class members to work on job and/or fellowship applications and receive in-person support from Peer Career Advisors (PCAs). Each session, the PCAs will also offer brief tips and advice about specific job search topics such as networking and negotiating job offers. There will be snacks and good company! Feel free to come and go as it fits your schedule.

The series will occur Wednesdays from 8–10 p.m. Additional information is available for each event:
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Thu, Mar 7, 2019

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Womxn and Work: Student Panel

Join us for a panel of international women in our student community and hear about their varied experiences of work in multiple contexts and as students at Amherst! Dinner will be served.

Splash! Teacher Info Sessions

This information session is for students teaching in the Splash program.

Students Only

Fri, Mar 8, 2019

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.

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Fulbright Information Session

Considering a Fulbright? Join us for an info session. Christine Overstreet, director of fellowships, and Carter McClintock, fellowships specialist, will discuss research and study grants, English teaching assistantships, how to explore your Fulbright options and how to get started on the application.

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It's Time to Manage your Time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Frost Library, 211 (CHI Seminar Room)

Are you struggling to find the time to prepare for class? Do you waste a lot of time? Are you overbooked, or do you do nothing but study? If so, it’s time to learn new ways to think about time, make realistic plans and stick to them, so that you can gain control over your own schedule. Led by Kristen Brookes, Senior Writing Associate, and Charri Boykin-East, Senior Associate Dean of Students.

Students Only
Registration Required

Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Grassroots Campaigns Information Table

Grassroots Campaigns is a progressive organization that specializes in running face-to-face campaigns for political parties, candidates and advocacy groups. Staff members build membership bases and mobilize citizens for groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, the Democratic National Committee, the Nature Conservancy and Oxfam America.

Stop by this information table to learn more about current opportunities with the organization nationwide, as well as at its local office in Amherst!

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

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Teaching with Technology Lunch: Fostering Student Feedback, In and Out of the Classroom

Please join us to learn and discuss how Amherst faculty use digital tools like clickers in combination with Moodle to enhance student participation and create feedback loops in synchronous and asynchronous settings.

In this Teaching with Technology lunch, Professor Kate Follette (astronomy) and Professor Chris Kingston (economics) will describe how they are using classroom response systems for real-time feedback, Moodle quizzing tools to track student understanding of course content and online forums for peer discussions. They will share 1) how these low-stakes activities help verify student comprehension, and 2) how they use the learning analytics to feed back into enhancing their teaching practices.

Bring your own Moodle and polling tips and questions as well!

Academic Technology Services will facilitate this session and provide info about alternate polling resources such as Plickers and PollEverywhere.

Registration Required

Fulbright Information Session

Considering a Fulbright? Join us for an info session. Christine Overstreet, director of fellowships, and Carter McClintock, fellowships specialist, will discuss research and study grants, English teaching assistantships, how to explore your Fulbright options and how to get started on the application.

Fri, Mar 22, 2019

Info Session: Trinity Rep Post-Bacc Theatre Internship Program

Join the Loeb Center for an info session with current interns and staff members in Trinity Repertory Company's Post-Undergrad Theater Internship Program. Trinity Rep, an award winning resident theater company in Providence, offers recent college graduates the opportunity to receive intensive professional training in theater production and administration through its hands-on, immersive internship program. Trinity Rep interns learn alongside full-time staff and are also offered a monthly professional development and seminars. Housing is provided along with a small stipend to offset living expenses.

This is an outstanding opportunity for graduating seniors looking to evolve their passion into a strong skillset in the technical, creative or administrative aspects of theater. Internships are available in the following areas: artistic management, education, marketing, development, graphic design, costumes, sound, electrics, stage management and the Brown/Trinity MFA Program.

Applications are due April 1, 2019. So, bring your application questions with you!

More information about the program:
Trinity's administrative interns are the backbone of their artistic community. Make no mistake – these internships aren’t about getting coffee or making photocopies. Interns serve as an integral part of the institution and are an investment in the company. Each internship is an active part of Trinity Rep, with hands-on experience, one-on-one mentorship opportunities and numerous educational opportunities to promote growth with a variety of skills earned.

Production internships at Trinity Rep are a hands-on experience. They want interns to leave with practical working knowledge of their field of internship as well as the confidence to move ahead to a job in that field. Production interns work as part of their department alongside professionals who have been in their field for years. They believe that the best way to learn how to do something is to do it, and that’s what the internships focus on. Throughout the year, interns get a chance to interact with people from other departments, as well as out-of-town designers and artists from around the country. Trinity Rep production interns are given opportunities to make great contacts and to learn about other fields of interest. They are looking for individuals who are hungry to learn and to ask questions. The production departments have to function as a team, so they need individuals that are willing to work like that.

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Fulbright Information Session

Considering a Fulbright? Join us for an info session. Christine Overstreet, director of fellowships, and Carter McClintock, fellowships specialist, will discuss research and study grants, English teaching assistantships, how to explore your Fulbright options and how to get started on the application.

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After Amherst: Recent American Studies Alumni Talk about Their Career Choices and Trajectories Since Graduation

Please join us for an evening of good food and good conversation as recent American Studies alumni talk about their experiences with work and graduate school in education, design, finance, law and public service.

Sat, Mar 23, 2019

Birth Doula Workshop

This semester, a birth doula workshop will be happening on campus. The course will be four full days long on March 23 and 24, and April 6 and 7. This opportunity will be open to Amherst College community members, as well as people from the local community. The workshop will be hosted by Michelle L'Esperance, a trained doula.

Registration Required

Tue, Mar 26, 2019

EY-Parthenon Information Table

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.

Stop by this information table to learn more!

EY-Parthenon Office Hours

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 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 (full-time) and summer associate (internship) programs at EY-Parthenon are highly sought after, as these roles offer incredible opportunities 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.

These small-group appointments are 20 minutes in length and open to current sophomores and juniors on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit your resume through Handshake to sign up today!

EY-Parthenon Diversity Dinner & Discussion

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.

Want to learn more about EY-Parthenon’s diversity & inclusion initiatives, company culture and what it’s like to work there? Wondering if a career in consulting is right for you? Attend this Diversity Dinner & Discussion
session (catered by Fresh Side!) to talk about these and other topics with current EY-Parthenon associates, including Amherst alums Gabriella Selover '17 and Olivia Pinney '17.

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.

KeyBanc Capital Markets Information Session

KeyBanc's Capital Markets division has opportunities for all majors in both its internship programs and development programs. As one of America’s most recognized financial companies, KeyBanc's success is achieved through one greatest asset — its people. New staff members 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 speak directly with alum James Kim '99 about his experiences post-Amherst, what it's like to work in capital markets and at KeyBanc, and how to successfully apply for the company's internship and full-time opportunities.

Wed, Mar 27, 2019

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Meiklejohn Fellows Program: Surviving (and Thriving!) This Summer

Meiklejohn Fellows, this workshop will guide you in preparing for your summer experience. You’ll learn how to identify and achieve goals specific to your summer, understand your role and find meaning in your work and learn as much as you can about the field or industry. We will also discuss how to handle unexpected challenges and logistics such as budgeting, finding housing and travel arrangements.

Bain & Company Presents: Management Consulting 101

Considering a career in consulting? Want to understand what management consulting is? Please join this panel of Amherst alums currently working at Bain & Company (Cassandra Farnow '13, Jason Darell '18, Pascual Cortes-Monroy '17 and Alejandro Nino Quintero '18) to learn more!

Bain is a management consulting firm that works with top executives in a variety of different industries and geographies on their most critical issues, including strategy, organization, operations and transformations.

No prior knowledge of consulting is required! Bain representatives, including some Amherst alums, will be talking about their paths to consulting, how they each approached the application process and advice for Amherst students.

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Gardening 101 with Book and Plow Farm

Book and Plow Farm staff offers a workshop on garden planning. We will explore seed catalogs, garden mapping, container growing and seeding calendars. We encourage you to bring your garden plans and/or dreams.

Part 2 of the workshop is April 27 or 28 and students who attend both will receive a Gardening Answers or Container Garden booklet to support the gardening journey.

Cantor Fitzgerald Networking and Information Session

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

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

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

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Getting to Know UK Fellowships

Are you interested in pursuing graduate study in the UK? Come meet representatives from Rhodes, Marshall and Fulbright, as well as staff from the Office of Fellowships and learn about fellowships for graduate study in the UK through presentations and conversation. All attendees must register online. Lunch will be provided.

Can't make it? Check out our website for more information.

Registration Required
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Writing for Your Life: Pursuing Writing as a Career

Student FAQs inform this lunchtime masterclass on pursuing writing as a career. Distinguished writer and alumnus Cullen Murphy ’74 will walk students through step-by-step details on the power of the informational interview, where and how to connect with editors and writers and crafting effective pitch letters.