Event Calendar

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Three Part Series)

Three Part Series: September 8, September 22, October 6 (must attend all three)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment is used by organizations and individuals around the world to improve their interactions and to promote effectiveness in their work and personal lives. Organizations use it to improve communication, teamwork, and leadership. People in relationships of all kinds use it to better understand one another, to enhance communication, and to reduce conflict, resulting in more positive and productive interactions.

OHR Office Hours for Staff and Faculty

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. We will engage in a conversation about workplace developments and communication highlights, and will offer group discussion or private consultation in break-out rooms with HR Representatives.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Russian Table

Please join us for the virtual Russian Table on Tuesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. EST. Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation; all levels of Russian speakers very welcome!
Please be in touch with Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) in order to receive the Zoom link.

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Bain & Company: Coffee Chats

Are you considering pursuing a Bain & Company Associate Consultant internship or full-time role? Want to know more about a day in the life of a management consultant? Sign up for an informational appointment via Bain's link to chat with current ACs about their experiences.

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 & acquisitions, across all industries and geographies.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake AND via Bain's Fall link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Buddhist Group

Amherst Buddhist Group: Guided Meditation and Discussion

Whether you're an experienced meditator or brand new to the practice, whether you identify as Buddhist or are just curious about the teachings, come join us to slow down, relax, and gain self-awareness tools. Or just come to talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness.
Please email interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu) for the Zoom link.

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Bain & Company: Amherst Socioeconomic Diversity Panel

Please join current and incoming Bain & Company employees for a discussion on how to recruit as a first generation and/or socioeconomically diverse candidate.

This event is targeted at first generation and/or socioeconomically diverse students of all class years who are interested in learning more about recruiting processes, the management consulting field, and/or Bain & Company's work as a firm.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake AND via Bain's bit.ly link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

SURF+ and Summer Math and Stat Research Festival and Info Session

Enjoy this opportunity to see how some students spent their summer.

There will be videos of student’s summer research, Q&A sessions and a synchronous mini-panel followed by questions from the audience. The videos will be available on a YouTube channel a few days before the event, and commenting will be enabled so you can ask questions asynchronously.

For a list of presenters, or to learn more and join in on the day of the event, please click on the link below.

Amherst Tuning In: Perspectives from Faculty

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm See Daily Mail for the Zoom link

Join us Tuesday, September 8, at 5:30 PM EST, where we will be chatting with Professors Tanya Leise, Jennifer Hamilton, and Lili Kim about their inspirations for the neat courses they are teaching this semester. And stick around for some fun and games including "Is this music from a movie advertisement or a campaign video?" with Gil Wermeling '18, host.

Check the Daily Mail for the zoom link.

Next week on September 15: Find out about the new AC Music Department Commission is celebrating the 19th Amendment with special guest, composer Reena Esmail.

Kaffeeklatsch

Kaffeeklatsch on Zoom = Zoomklatsch!

Please join us every Tuesday night from 7pm-8pm EDT for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students, and staff. All are welcome, including German 101 students!
If you would like to participate, please email your request to german@amherst.edu with your name and email address. You will then receive an invitation to join each weekly Kaffeeklatsch zoom meeting on our Zoomklatsch channel at the appropriate time, which you can accept or decline as always. You can also remove yourself at any time from the Zoomklatsch channel.

Calidore String Quartet

M@A: A Virtual Season Presents the Calidore String Quartet

Please join online for the third in the series of free virtual M@A performances:

Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, the Calidore String Quartet first made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize of the 2016 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. The quartet was the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, and is currently in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two).

“deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.” –The New York Times

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Treacy & Company Management Consulting Information Session

Treacy & Company is a management consulting firm that is dedicated to helping its clients grow faster, more profitably, and more steadily than before. The firm believes that the measure of its success is results – not pretty PowerPoint presentations, not gotcha! analyses, not 2x2 frameworks – but, results measured on clients’ income statements and share values.

Over the years, the firm has accumulated a lot of insight about what it takes to drive growth, but customers benefit from that knowledge only when it is delivered through skilled and experienced project teams. For that reason, Treacy & Company believes it is in all stakeholders' best interests to help every team member develop skills and accumulate experience as effectively and as rapidly as possible. The firm takes new hires' development very seriously and dedicates long hours to reviewing performance, creating development plans, and training & coaching each individual in the science and the art of corporate growth.

In addition to that, the firm offers:
- An exclusive focus on Strategy, Growth, and Innovation engagements
- Proven intellectual capital that integrates creative qualitative skills and quantitative techniques
- An ability to personally influence the growth and development of the firm
- A diverse and entrepreneurial culture
- A sustainable lifestyle supported by an office-based model

Attend this information session to hear more about what a "day in the life" looks like at Treacy & Company, what current Summer internship and full-time opportunities the firm has open, and how to successfully apply for them.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Registration Required

Ongoing Events

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Poetry in the Pandemic

In the time of uncertainty and anxiety, poetry brings us hope, inspiration and reflection. Have you been reading or writing poems in the pandemic? Do you want to share the lines you've read or written with the Amherst community? Please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/AqT9ofE76gL9edCp6 or email your response to Haoran Tong '23 at htong23@amherst.edu.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents of Amherst College to participate! Help us lead a poetic life to overcome the difficult circumstances. We plan to compile all submissions into an anthology titled "Amherst Poetry in the Pandemic."