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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Workday Open Lab/AskIT

Workday Open Labs are still happening! Join a session if you have a question about Workday. View the training website (login required) for the full schedule and Zoom info.

Fostering a Culture of Recognition and Appreciation

When was the last time you highlighted a colleague for their good work? Why do we not build appreciation into the culture of our groups? This session will focus on appreciating and recognizing those around us as a tool for supporting comradery and connection.

Workday for Managers, Supervisors and Staff

Workday Open Lab/AskIT

Workday Open Labs are still happening! Join a session if you have a question about Workday. View the training website (login required) for the full schedule and Zoom info.

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Demystifying Networking: How Relationships Are Key to Any Job Search — Senior Job Search Bootcamp Week

If you are a senior looking for a boost of support in your job search, the Loeb Center team is here for you!

In this special week of workshops designed just for Seniors, Loeb advisors will break down the core components of any job search and give you the tools you need to tackle the process. All sessions are designed to apply to ANY field of career interest.

The Amherst network is one of the greatest assets you have as you navigate your career. This workshop will teach you about the how-to’s of successful professional relationship building, and empower you to start today.

Learn more about and register for other sessions in the Loeb Center’s week-long Senior Job Search Bootcamp series on Handshake:

-- 2/22: Job Search Foundations: The Resume
-- 2/22: Job Search Foundations: Cover Letters and Personal Statements
-- 2/23: Dynamic Job Search Strategies
-- 2/24: Your Impressive Self: Strategies for Effective Interviewing
-- 2/25: Demystifying Networking: How Relationships Are Key to Any Job Search
-- 2/26: Money Matters

Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started In Tech

Womxn in Computer Science @ Amherst presents "Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started In Tech" by Beth Linker, Class of '98, in this first installment of the WiCS Alumni Speaker Series! Considering going into tech? Join us in this special presentation by Beth to hear their thoughts on planning (and not planning!) a career in the tech industry. Register online at for a spot. (Attendees get free t-shirts!)

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Verkada: New Grad Analyst Program Information Session

Founded in 2016, Verkada is an IoT security technology company based in the San Francisco Bay Area in the heart of Silicon Valley. Built on the vision of creating the operating system for modern buildings, Verkada’s end-to-end building security solution helps modern teams protect people, assets, and privacy.

Verkada is the fastest-growing physical security company in the world, backed by top venture capital firms, including Sequoia Capital, Meritech and First Round Capital. In January 2020, Verkada raised a Series C round at a $1.6B valuation and recently ranked #10 on LinkedIn’s Top Startups 2020 list.

On the Sales Strategy and Operations team at Verkada, new hires hit the ground running with high-impact projects and work cross-functionally across the organization -- gaining exposure to a wide variety of challenges, processes and data. Those hired will become part of a tight-knit team with a diverse set of backgrounds in sales leadership, consulting, banking, private equity, and software engineering.

Analysts on this team drive key policy and strategic initiatives across the company through data-driven insights and play a key role in developing the analytical basis for executive-level decisions. These roles also focus on building future-proof systems and processes, aiming to optimize existing workflows and strategically designing improvements across systems for the long-term.

Join Phoebe Chan, Sales Recruiter; Phuong Tran '09, Sales Operations Lead and Amherst alum; Bobby Pease, Senior Director of Sales Operations; and Stephen Rickli, Sales Operations Manager, to learn more about the company and its opportunities. All class years and majors are welcome to attend.

Spoken Word Slam for Amherst Students

8:00 pm Virtual

LitFest kicks off with the Spoken Word Slam, hosted by Daniel Gallant, executive director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. The Slam will begin with performances from reg e gaines and J.F. Seary.

Interested students should register now to participate in this virtual event. Registration is open until February 22.

Daniel Gallant is the executive director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the author of the short story collection Determined to Prove, and a playwright, theatrical producer, actor and teacher. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Time Out, the New York Post, the Daily News, six anthologies from Applause Books and Vintage Books and elsewhere. He is the recipient of an Eisenhower Fellowship and fellowships from National Arts Strategies and the DeVos Institute, and was recently named to the Fulbright Specialist roster. He has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Crain’s New York, Forbes, Adweek, Inc., The Washington Post and Voice of America; and on CNN, MTV, NPR, NBC, NY1, CBS, Univision, the BBC and other networks.

reg e gaines is author/lyricist of the Tony Award-winning musical Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk and is in his ninth year as artistic director of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival in New York. Most recently, reg directed Through the Looking Glass for Center Theatre Group and Rock WILK’s Brooklyn Quartet. He is currently writing and directing two musicals: The 88 and FREE. His spoken-word career began at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, where he was named Grand Slam Champion.

J.F. Seary is a Nuyorican poet and actor. She has performed at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the Bowery Poetry Club and Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, as well as in London, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Juan, Grand Rapids and Orlando. She has also toured colleges across the United States with her solo poetry show and with the ensemble production HerStory. Seary has taught English and drama for Monroe College, John Jay College and Borough of Manhattan Community College for 13 years. She is currently working on Necromancer (pilot), and she is a co-creator/co-writer for the web series The New York Effect.

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