Event Calendar

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Looking to Turn Your Retirement Savings into a "Paycheck" for Life?

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a webinar presented by TIAA.
You diversify your investment portfolio before retirement to help offset risk. A similar strategy can help see you through retirement. Learn how creating a diversified income plan 1 - one that uses a combination of income sources and includes annuity income that's guaranteed for life 2 - can help reduce the risks you may face in retirement and ensure you have income that never runs out.

She's Got It: A Woman's' Guide to Saving and Investing

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to discover saving and investing strategies developed especially for women and how you can put them into action. Live webinar presented by TIAA.

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Spiritual Reflection and Discussion

6:00 pm Virtual

Join the Muslim Student Association as we read and reflect on the Islamic texts. No knowledge of Arabic required. All Zoom links will be emailed to the MSA email list weekly and sent via group chat. Please email MSA co-chairs Basma Azzamok (bazzamok22@amherst.edu) or Ala Kaymaram (akaymaram21@amherst.edu) to be added to the group chat.

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Intro to Careers in Communication, Presented by the Loeb Center

Are you an interdisciplinary or creative thinker, skilled in research, writing, and synthesizing complex information? From publishing and writing, to marketing and advertising, to media and journalism—communications industries are a great fit for lovers of storytelling and those hoping to bring creativity to business practices.

Regardless of experience level, you’ll leave this session with an understanding of:
· potential career trajectories
· industry timelines for internships and jobs, and
· Loeb Center resources designed to support your search.

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Clarion Life Sciences Consultancy Information Session

Are you a current undergrad looking for:

A career in the innovative and fast-paced world of life sciences strategy consulting?

The chance to learn from and work alongside some of the brightest and most forward-thinking minds in life sciences?

A career that challenges you to examine and address complex business issues facing leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry?

An engaging and collaborative environment and work culture?

An opportunity to develop an expansive skillset in high demand across all career paths and industries?

If so, join current Consultant and Pioneer Valley alumna, Samantha Baierl (Smith ’18), as she shares her experience working at Clarion, a life sciences strategy and organizational consulting firm in Boston. She will describe what it is like to work at this exciting and rapidly growing firm and share how to apply for entry-level opportunities, including internship and full-time roles for 2021.

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Virtual Escape Room: Gold Rush

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Looking for an opportunity to meet other students? 4 Gold Rush Escape Rooms are running next week! For nearly two centuries, the hope of gold has lured people to the hills of Northern California. No one was captivated more than Clyde Hamilton, a greedy gold prospector who loved to gamble. Clyde made too many bets with the wrong crowd and now he’s missing. You’ve been tipped off to where he stashed his gold.. but so has the mob. Find it first!

Students Only

ACEMS Information Session

Interested in ACEMS and applying for our free EMT-B certification course? Come to our information session to learn more about what being on ACEMS is like and what the course will look like this Fall.

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Black Lives and Black Poetics Matter: A Reading and Discussion Curated by Faraday Publishing

Join us for an evening of vibrant poetry and dialogue on the vitality and importance of Black Lives and Black Poetics in contemporary America. Moderated by Enzo Silon Surin, founder and director of Faraday Publishing, this panel will feature leading Black poets, scholars and educators, including Dr. Tony Medina, Bonita Lee Penn, Lisa Pegram and Dr. Shauna Morgan.

To register, follow the link!

Registration Required

What We Think: Amherst College Psychology Department Lecture Series

Join the Psychology Department for the fall lecture series, What We Think. This Thursday, September 17, at 7 PM, Professor Julia McQuade presents: "Children's Social-Emotional Development during COVID-19."
Open to All Students. First-Year students encouraged!
20-minute talk followed by friendly discussion.

ZOOM: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/94205651897pwd=bXpxY2JUSFpXbW1ZdXFuZWlE...

Students Only
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BRG Healthcare Analytics Information 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 about what it’s like to work there and how to successfully apply for the firm’s entry-level Associate and Summer Associate opportunities.

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!

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."

2020 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival

The 2020 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival: Remote Event

The Tell It Slant Poetry Festival (formerly the Amherst Poetry Festival) is a free event that celebrates the poetic legacy of Emily Dickinson and the contemporary creativity of the Connecticut River Valley and beyond.

This year’s festival will be held remotely; the schedule is now live and includes headliners Ada Limón, Jericho Brown, Kimaya Diggs, Franny Choi, Shayla Lawson and, as is tradition, the Emily Dickinson Marathon. Sign up for events through the schedule page!

Registration Required