Event Calendar

April 2019

Mon, Apr 1, 2019

Goldman Sachs Information Session

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall

Working on a global scale, Goldman Sachs empowers its clients, communities and staff to turn potential into reality. In every area of the firm, from the trading floor to tech stacks, wealth management to risk management, every team contributes to innovations that drive progress around the world.

Attend this information session to learn more about Goldman Sachs, its culture and its full-time and Summer Analyst and Associate opportunities.

Tue, Apr 2, 2019

Stifel Summer Analyst Presentation

Stifel is a full-service wealth management and investment banking firm established in 1890 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory and related financial services through its wholly owned subsidiaries to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses and municipalities.

Stifel recruiters are currently accepting applications for its Summer Analyst internship position. Attend this information session to learn more about the company, its culture, what it’s like to work in investment banking and how to successfully apply for Stifel’s full-time and internship opportunities.

Wed, Apr 3, 2019

University of Massachusetts Medical School Information Session

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is the commonwealth’s first and only public academic health sciences center, home to three graduate schools. Its mission is to advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery with the school’s clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care.

UMMS graduates rank it in the top 1% for student satisfaction among all medical schools, and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks it as one of the leading medical schools in the nation. Attend this information session to learn more about the school, its programs and how to successfully navigate its admissions process.

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

Writing with Sources

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

You may have been told that research-writing should be like “entering a scholarly conversation,” but how do you translate that metaphor into a writing process? This workshop will introduce strategies for synthesizing and building upon the ideas and information from outside sources in order to create a research-based essay that foregrounds your insights and voice. Led by Cassie Sanchez, Senior Writing Associate.

Students Only
Registration Required

National Fellowships Information Session

Are you thinking about attending graduate school, conducting research, or traveling abroad after you graduate? Staff from the Office of Fellowships will provide an overview of all the fellowship opportunities our office administers including many you may have heard of – the Rhodes, the Fulbright, the Watson, the Luce – and many you haven’t. We will explain the process for applying and what you can do to become a competitive applicant in the future.

For accessibility/accommodations, or questions, please contact Carter McClintock.

Thu, Apr 4, 2019

Springfield College School of Social Work Information Table

The Springfield College School of Social Work prepares students for practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities in a variety of areas such as adult mental health, child welfare/child mental health, school social work and gerontology and for direct practice, supervision, administration and public policy-making activities. Since 1989, the master of social work program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Participants have many choices for field internship assignments at agencies throughout New England and New York. The field education program is structured around four areas of learning to ensure students gain experience in developing a full range of advanced generalist social work skills, including direct service with individuals, group work, community development and organization and administration and organizational development.

Want to learn more about program options and how to successfully apply for graduate admission? Stop by this information table to speak with admissions coordinator Franklin Kirschner!

Sun, Apr 7, 2019

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Conquering the Finance Interview

Interviewing for finance positions is unlike other interviews. Attend this workshop led by Stephanie Hockman (program director for Careers In Business and Finance), Tiffany Shao '19 and other seniors to gain an understanding of the finance interview process. As the recruiting process for internships and full-time positions for summer 2020 will happen starting now, there is no better time to start your preparation process.

The morning session of the workshop (10 - 11:30 a.m.) will discuss techniques for handling video, phone and in-person interviews, how to craft answers to fit/behavior questions and well as how to master the technical finance interview. Learn proven techniques on how to answer questions like “Tell me about yourself,” “Why finance/investment banking/sales & trading?” and “Why XYZ firm?"

The afternoon session (1 - 4 p.m.) will be led by seniors who will cover how to prepare for investment banking technical interviews and questions that are covered in buy side/sales & trading technical interviews such as providing a stock pitch, which are often part of investment banking interviews.

You will receive guidance on how best to practice and some aids to help in your preparation as well as demonstrated responses to mock interview questions. The key to any successful interview is preparation and practice. Don't miss out on this informative workshop.

Mon, Apr 8, 2019

Schwarzman Scholars Information Session

Are you interested in pursuing a master’s degree that bridges the academic and professional worlds with a focus on leadership and China’s role in the world? Join staff from the Office of Fellowships and learn about the Schwarzman Scholars program. Schwarzman Scholars pursue a one-year masters in global affairs with a concentration in public policy, economics, or international studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

For accessibility/accommodations, or with questions, please contact Carter McClintock.

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"Stories from the Front Lines: Indigenous Environmental Justice and Human Rights Violations Under the Duterte Regime"

Guest Speaker Cristina Rey '19E will give a history of indigenous resistance in the Philippines and share first-hand updates on the current conditions of indigenous peoples in Mindanao who are being harassed, bombed, raped and murdered by Philippine military forces in response to their resistance to multinational mining corporations and other extractive industries. In addition, she will discuss one of the primary expressions of indigenous self-determination in Mindanao today: alternative community schools whose three basic pillars are academics, sustainable and organic agriculture, and holistic health. Her experiences in the Philippines can help shine light on the inside of the media blackout for those of us outside of its bubble.

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E2 Embracing Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: "Entrepreneurs Impacting Businesses Happens at All Ages"

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall

As an entrepreneur and business spin-up specialist, Noah Sanborn Friedman has been living the startup life since joining Loeb.nyc, one of the top startup accelerators in NYC. In a hybrid operator/investor role, Noah is in a unique position to help businesses, something he has done quite successfully, especially with one of the primary venture investments, 3x3 Insights. Come and listen to his experience from working with startups, and learn what the vibrant, fast-paced entrepreneurial culture is like in NYC and beyond.

Innovation exists in every aspect of our lives. Whether working for a large company or venturing off on your own, the skills of an entrepreneur are universally applicable. In the E2 Speaker Series, we continue to explore innovation and the culture entrepreneurship on campus and in the world.

Tue, Apr 9, 2019

Summer Experience Funding Program Pre-Departure Workshop

All students who receive or who plan to receive funding from the college to support unpaid or low-paid internship or off-campus research opportunities are required to attend a pre-departure workshop session.

During this session, students will learn more about the additional program expectations and tips for completing a successful summer opportunity.

Students who are abroad or who are unable to attend an in-person workshop should contact Victoria Wilson at vwilson@amherst.edu to discuss alternatives.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Information Session

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Global Banking & Markets (GBAM) business includes Corporate & Investment Banking, Corporate Credit and Transaction Banking, Global Markets, Research, Global Commercial Banking and Business banking services. The group provides services to small and midsize companies, middle-market and large corporations, government entities and institutional investors across the globe.

GBAM’s solutions span the breadth of mergers and acquisition advice, equity and debt capital raising, corporate lending, transaction banking, credit treasury and merchant services, sales and trading; in fixed income, commodities, currency and equities, risk management, research; and liquidity and payments management.

Want to learn more about the company culture, as well as what Summer internship and full-time job opportunities are available to undergraduates? Attend this information session to hear from representatives, including Amherst alum Gavin Back '01!

Psychology Department Panel on Clinical Psychology Careers

We’ve invited four clinicians from the community to answer all your career questions! We’ll hear from clinicians in private practice and clinicians who balance their time between patient treatment, clinical research and training of other clinicians. Clinicians have a range of degrees including a masters in social MSW), a doctorate of psychology (PsyD), and a doctorate of philosophy (PhD) in clinical psychology and in school psychology. These professionals will speak about the path they took to get their degree, their training experiences, and what they do on a day to day basis.
There will be plenty of time for questions and snacks will be provided!

Wed, Apr 10, 2019

Watson Fellowship Info Session

Do you want to explore the world through the lens of an independent project? The Watson might be a good fit for you. Join staff from the Office of Fellowships and learn about this fellowship. We will provide an overview of the Watson, discuss the application process, characteristics of strong candidates and review a past-winning application. All are welcome.

For accessibility/accommodations, or with questions, please contact Carter McClintock.

Guggenheim Partners Information Session

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's commitment is to advance the strategic interests of its clients and to deliver long-term results with excellence and integrity. Guggenheim helps governments, institutions, and individuals address complex financial challenges, identify opportunity, and achieve their long-term objectives.

Attend this information session to meet with Guggenheim representatives (including Amherst alum Taylor Barrise '12), learn more about the firm and its culture, and find out how to apply for its entry-level opportunities.

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

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Health Professions Lunch & Learn with Dr. James Stoller '75 of the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. James K. Stoller M.D., M.S. is a pulmonary/critical care physician at the Cleveland Clinic. He holds the Jean Wall Bennett Professorship and the Samson Global Leadership Academy Endowed Chair at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and serves as the Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Education Institute. Dr. Stoller holds a Masters degree in organizational development and serves as adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University. His main areas of interest in pulmonary/critical care regard alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, COPD, and the delivery of respiratory care services and in organizational behavior regard the impact and organization of physician leadership development.

Pizza will be provided. Space is limited; RSVP through Handshake to reserve your spot.

Dr. Stoller will also be speaking at the Fink Bioscience Symposium, which enables students who aspire to careers in health care policy, medicine and bioscience research to interact with Amherst alumni who are leaders in these fields. Sign up for your seat at the Fink Bioscience Symposium here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/569444

Registration Required

Sat, Apr 13, 2019

Conference with Immigrant Women Leaders

11:00 am - 2:00 pm Keefe Campus Center Theater

Join the immigrant women leaders of Movement for Justice in El Barrio, an immigrant-led grassroots organization in NYC fighting against gentrification and defending immigrant rights nationwide, as they show a film and engage in conversation with the Amherst community about their activism and their work in organizing.

Students Only

Sun, Apr 14, 2019

MBA Case: Crack the Case Interview Preparation - Level 1 Workshops

Whether you’ve attended the Introduction to Consulting workshop series, attended the Consulting Trek, preparing for consulting interviews this summer or fall, or are just exploring consulting, this Level 1 workshop provides a great foundation to understanding what consultants do, how do they add value, what exactly does a recent liberal arts graduate do as a first year consultant, and what doors does it open. Deborah Resnick, ex-McKinsey consultant and MBACASE coach and trainer will help you get prepared and explore if consulting is right for you. She'll give you insights into what consultants do and how the case interview relates to the day-to-day job. You’ll also jump-start your preparations for summer/fall recruiting through interactive exercises, live cases, and opportunities to practice engaging communication and problem solving.

Cases are not just for consulting interviews anymore. Marketing, banking, private equity, high tech, healthcare and a variety of other industries are now using cases to differentiate candidates. So no matter where you interview, you'll want to be case interview ready! During this fast paced, full-day workshop you will be challenged to think beyond simple frameworks, participate often, and learn to handle a variety of analytical problems. Deborah will give you tactical tips to get the most out of any jobs/internship you are heading to this summer as well as a homework plan to follow to get ready for recruiting next September.
This is a foundation workshop that will help you understand about consulting and how to prepare for the summer/fall recruiting season.
There will be Level 2 workshop in early September to help hone your skills right before the interview process begins.

Cost of Workshop
The cost of the workshop is $125 per student and includes the full-day of instruction and extensive course materials. Your student account will be billed for the cost of the course upon completion or if you are a ‘no show’ for the course.

Scholarships are available. Requests for scholarships should be sent to Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu) by April 1, 2019.

How to Register
If interested, register for the event through Handshake by April 5, 2019. Space is limited and seats are provided on a first come first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once capacity is reached. Consideration will be given to sophomores and juniors if capacity is reached.

For more information about MBA Case, go to www.mbacase.com

Registration Required

Building Unity in Our Communities

Come learn about confronting multiple forms of oppression such as racism, patriarchy, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and other forms with Movement for Justice in El Barrio, an immigrant-led grassroots organization dedicated to fight against gentrification and defend immigrant rights nationwide.

Students Only

Mon, Apr 15, 2019

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Grad Fair 2019

Attention seniors! The Grad Fair is a one-stop-shop for all your Commencement needs. Pick up your cap and gown, confirm the details of family Commencement housing, order commencement photos or a class ring, and visit with representatives from the Loeb Center, Information Technology, Alumni Association and more. It's all the information that need before graduating plus snacks and a chance to win gift cards to local restaurants.

An Amherst College ID is required to pick up regalia. Students unable to pick up their regalia at Grad Fair times should contact Conferences and Special Events/Austin Huot at ahuot@amherst.edu.

There is no charge for regalia. Students are required to wear regalia at Senior Assembly on May 8 and Commencement on May 26.

Students Only

Tue, Apr 16, 2019

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Grad Fair 2019

Attention seniors! The Grad Fair is a one-stop-shop for all your Commencement needs. Pick up your cap and gown, confirm the details of family Commencement housing, order commencement photos or a class ring, and visit with representatives from the Loeb Center, Information Technology, Alumni Association and more. It's all the information that need before graduating plus snacks and a chance to win gift cards to local restaurants.

An Amherst College ID is required to pick up regalia. Students unable to pick up their regalia at Grad Fair times should contact Conferences and Special Events/Austin Huot at ahuot@amherst.edu.

There is no charge for regalia. Students are required to wear regalia at Senior Assembly on May 8 and Commencement on May 26.

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

Speak Up! Preparing for Oral Presentations

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

Do you have an oral presentation coming up but aren’t sure how to prepare? Would you like to engage your classmates rather than just read your paper to them? Do you wish you knew how to appear confident in front of an audience? This hands-on workshop covers the key differences between preparing a paper and a presentation, and teaches techniques for delivering a confident, dynamic oral presentation. Led by Susan Daniels, Associate in Public Speaking.

Students Only
Registration Required

Wed, Apr 17, 2019

The More You Know

The More You Know is a series that celebrates students of color who have a thesis, capstone, or any other culminating project of their work at Amherst. We center scholarship that focuses on racial and ethnic studies, culture, and identity. This program consists of a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session and reception with snacks.

Love Black Love

Join the QRC in a conversation centering Black queer femmes and Black queer relationships. Using love in all aspects as a unifying tool, Love Black Love will center various forms of relationships and how do Black queer folk maintain and challenge our loving relationships in spite of racism and cis-heteronormativity.

For accessibility need/concerns, please contact us at qrc@amherst.edu or 413-542-5964.

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Centerview Partners Information Session

Centerview Partners is committed to the success of the companies it works with, and believes this commitment provides meaningful rewards to the people of Centerview. By creating opportunities to advance rapidly while always preserving the firm’s reputation in the marketplace, Centerview Partners is quickly establishing itself among the top-tier of financial advisory firms, and it is consistently ranked as one of the top banking employers to work for in Vault.com’s annual survey.

Centerview believes in bringing on the most-talented people and offering them the opportunity for a long term career. The firm offers a summer internship to college juniors, and hires full time analysts who start after college graduation. Unlike many other investment banking firms, Centerview’s hope is that analysts will choose to stay on beyond their analyst years. As a result, senior staff members commit additional resources to provide an analyst experience that is head and shoulders above traditional two-year programs.

Want to learn more about internship and full-time opportunities at Centerview Partners? Attend this information session to hear from Amherst alumni representatives Nicholas Ulanoff '18 and Cameron Bahadori '18.

Fri, Apr 19, 2019

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Grant Writing for Artists

This workshop is a primer for graduating artists who plan to seek financial support for their creative practices through grants and will include an guidance on funder expectations, building strong summaries, concise narratives, professional bios, realistic budgets, and clear benchmarks.This workshop was developed with artists, filmmakers, musicians and performers in mind, but is open to anyone who wants to learn more about grant writing.

WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR
Fafnir Adamites is a local, visual artist who holds an MFA from the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Photography and Women’s Studies from Umass Amherst. Using traditional craft processes such as feltmaking, weaving and papermaking, she creates sculptural and installation work that serve as meditations on trauma, memory and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations. She teaches across the Pioneer Valley and lives in Turners Falls, MA.

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

Release

An open forum for Amherst community members to talk about race, ethnicity, cultural identity, and current events impacting us at Amherst and beyond.
Conversations center the experiences and voices of people of color.

Preparing for Careers in Technology with the Loeb Center with Emily Griffen, Director of the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning

Preparing for Careers in Technology with the Loeb Center
with Emily Griffen, Director of the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning

The field of technology is growing and changing every day, meaning career opportunities are plentiful, but sometimes hard to navigate. How do you translate your academic computer science work into a resume that tech recruiters will respond to? What are the best sources for internships and jobs? How do you prepare for a coding interview? What kind of roles are there beyond software engineering? Emily Griffen, director of the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, will answer these questions and more, and give you concrete action items and resources to help you tackle the career development process in this field. This talk will be especially helpful for interested first year students and newly-declared CS majors.

Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:30 in Room C209

Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Catfish & Desire

Who deserves to be loved?
How do the politics of desirability drive us in our daily lives to present ourselves differently in order to feel worthy of accepting love?
How are perceptions of attractiveness and physical desirability are used to validate and celebrate certain identities while denigrating others?

Join us as we discuss the strong effect of social ideals for attractiveness on our actions while examining some of the wildest episodes of Catfish!

Wed, Apr 24, 2019

Summer Experience Funding Program Pre-Departure Workshop

All students who receive or who plan to receive funding from the college to support unpaid or low-paid internship or off-campus research opportunities are required to attend a pre-departure workshop session.

During this session, students will learn more about the additional program expectations and tips for completing a successful summer opportunity.

Students who are abroad or who are unable to attend an in-person workshop should contact Victoria Wilson at vwilson@amherst.edu to discuss alternatives.

Fri, Apr 26, 2019

McKinsey & Company Information Session

McKinsey & Company (https://www.mckinsey.com/careers) is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over 90 years, the firm's primary objective has been to serve as clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 100 cities in over 60 countries, across industries and functions, McKinsey brings unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world, working closely with teams at all levels of an organization to shape winning strategies, mobilize for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

McKinsey senior leaders are dedicated to building a great firm that attracts, develops, excites and retains exceptional people. Staff members value a respectful and inclusive work environment and are committed to inclusion of all people, providing a welcoming environment where mentorship and community create an unparalleled sense of belonging and growth.

Want to learn more about the firm's work, its people, and the various opportunities McKinsey offers? Attend this information to hear from company representatives, including recent Amherst graduates!

AWIS Thesis Mixer

Come join the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) for our Thesis Mixer this Friday! Learn all about what the process of a thesis really entails, and chat with seniors in STEM departments about their experiences writing their theses. Food from Oriental Flavor will be provided! This will be a casual setting, and feel free to come for as long as you can—everyone is welcome!

Please contact Sarah Ibrahimi (sibrahimi20@amherst.edu) if you have any questions.

Sun, Apr 28, 2019

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Mock Case Consulting Interviews – Spring 2019

Practice is the key to success in the consulting interview. Consulting interviews include fit/behavior questions, market sizing questions and the case interview. If you are recruiting this summer/fall for a consulting internship or full-time position for 2020, you need to practice and 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 interview covering fit/behavior, market sizing and case questions followed by a 15 minute feedback session. Interview slots are available every hour from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except 12-1).

Spaces are limited. RSVP on Handshake and complete the survey upon registration to indicate your preferred interview start time. You will receive a confirmation of your interview time by April 26. You should plan to participate as if this is a real interview (dress, preparation, resumes in hand, etc).

Registration Required
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Mock Finance Interviews - Spring 2019

Practice! Practice! Practice!
For anyone preparing for summer/fall interviews in finance (Investment banking, sell-side sales and trading/research, buy-side opportunities or private equity), practice is essential. If you are a sophomore (class of 2021) or junior (class of 2020) now is the time to prepare and determine areas of strength and areas where you need to improve prior to going into those first finance interviews. Members of the class of 2019 who successfully interviewed last fall and will be starting full time positions in finance have agreed to host several mock interview sessions for sophomores and juniors. This is an essential step to help you prepare for first round interviews and Super Days.

Interviews are available from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in 1 hour increments. Interviews will take place at the Loeb Center and will consist of 30- 40 minutes of fit/behavior + technical finance questions followed by a feedback session.

Spaces are limited. RSVP on Handshake and complete the survey upon registration, which will ask you to pick a first and second time slot and the type of interview focus (investment banking or sales & trading/markets/buy side).

You will receive a confirmation for your time slot by April 26. You should plan to participate as if this is a real interview (dress, preparation, resumes in hand, arrive early etc).

Registration Required

Ongoing Events

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