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Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Cover of Anne Fausto-Sterling's book "Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World"

“Gender/Sex Identity is in the Body”—Lecture by Anne Fausto-Sterling

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall, E110

“The Feminist Thought Group of the Center for Humanistic Inquiry welcomes all to attend a public lecture by Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita of Biology & Gender Studies in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology & Biochemistry at Brown University & founder of the Science &
Technology Studies Program at Brown University. The author of three books and over 60 scholarly articles, she is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science."

student with head on table next to thesis mug that reads "caution thesis writing in progress"

Weekly Thesis Write-ins!

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, CHI Think Tank (2nd Floor)

Thesis writers, set yourself up to succeed this year by joining fellow students to write together regularly! Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry for students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie.

Students Only

Sat, Feb 1, 2020

Adventis Financial Modeling Certification Program

Are you interested in pursuing a position in investment banking, private equity, equity research or other competitive fields in finance? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you to demonstrate your abilities to prospective employers and/or be up to speed and outperform other interns or analysts as you start our internships and full-time positions this summer.
The Loeb Center’s Business and Finance Program has partnered with Adventis to provide practical modeling experience through its proven Financial Modeling Certification (FMC) Program. This intensive, two-day boot camp provides hands-on financial modeling training. Adventis’ unique training style consists of having students build financial models and analyses entirely from scratch, while explaining key concepts along the way. This approach enables students to retain more concepts and develop a valuable skill set. It also provides the basis for students to proceed with their certification.
Certified students have been able to demonstrate to employers that they have strong analytical capabilities and are ready to hit the ground running. It has also proven to be a great discussion topic for networking and interviews. For those looking to excel quickly in their full-time or internship position or for sophomores looking to demonstrate abilities to potential employers, this program will reduce your learning curve and put you on a more even playing field with finance majors with whom you will be competing. Click here to learn how certified students have used their experience with the FMC Program to impress interviewers and ultimately land positions at top firms on Wall Street.
LOGISTICS:
Dates: Saturday, February 1, and Sunday, February 2
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM (includes a 1-hour lunch break each day)
Location: Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall (A011)
Materials: Includes a 40-page trainee packet
This course requires a PC (not a Mac). We will have PC laptops available for you to use during the boot camp if you do not have one of your own.
Certification Exams: Held approximately every other week after the boot camp.
PROGRAM AGENDA:
Day 1 Highlights:
• Build a 3-statement financial model of Allegiant Travel
• Build public & M&A comparables, a WACC analysis, a DCF analysis, and a “football field” analysis
Day 2 Highlights:
• Build a leveraged buyout analysis
• Build a 3-statement financial model
HOW TO REGISTER & COST PER STUDENT:
Adventis is offering a discounted price of $199, as long as you enroll before Sunday, January 13, 2020. After this date the fee increases to $245. Scholarships are available, but you must enroll online AND email Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu) prior to January 10 to request a scholarship. Space is limited.
FINAL DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS JANUARY 26, 2020.

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

Prosek Partners: Public Relations Development Program Info Session

Prosek Partners is not your average PR agency. The firm’s culture is flat and fast-paced like a newsroom. Employees develop an “owner’s mindset,” delighting clients with top-quality service, fresh ideas and flawless execution. They listen, strategize, question and create in order to learn what makes each client special and broadcast it to the world.
The firm takes pride in being both a team-oriented agency and an “Army of Entrepreneurs” – a model coined by CEO Jennifer Prosek that encourages employees to pursue their passions and forge career paths that are personally and professionally satisfying. Prosek’s “Army of Entrepreneurs” mindset has led to new practice groups, innovative offerings and a hardworking but fun and creative culture.
Staff members work together in a collegial atmosphere that breeds professional respect and friendship. In particular, Prosek’s Public Relations Development Program is designed for recent college graduates who are interested in starting a career in the PR industry. Participants in this program are referred to as “Prosek Apprentices,” and the firm’s creative, entrepreneurial culture attracts and retains the most talented professionals.
Prosek’s most successful employees are those who are curious, adaptive and driven to be the best. If you are curious about the PR industry, Prosek’s Public Relations Development Program, or what a “day in the life” is like for those working at the firm, attend this information session to hear more!

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Protik K. Majumder, Williams College: "Heavy Metals, Cheap Lasers and Precision Measurements of Atomic Structure"

With important contributions from many Williams undergraduates over recent years, we have completed a series of high-precision spectroscopic measurements in Group III and IV atoms such as thallium, indium and lead. These results test state-of-the art theoretical models of these complicated atoms and guide further refinement. I will discuss some recent results including a new precision measurement of a “forbidden” transition in lead which makes use of a laser polarimetry technique capable of microradian optical rotation resolution. Improved models of these heavy atoms aid in the bigger goals of testing the Standard Model (and beyond) with table-top atomic and laser physics experiments.

Foundations of Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Did you know that on average recruitment managers spend 5 to 7 seconds analyzing applications to determine if a candidate should be brought in for an interview? Come learn about the techniques needed to create resumes and cover letters that best markets your unique skills and experiences to land summer internships and future job opportunities.
*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.*

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

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Russian Table

Please join us for the Russian Table for Russian conversation and conviviality! Grab your lunch and head upstairs. We hope to see you there! In case you prefer to use a tray, please ask a Valentine staff member.

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

student with head on table next to thesis mug that reads "caution thesis writing in progress"

Weekly Thesis Write-ins!

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, CHI Think Tank (2nd Floor)

Thesis writers, set yourself up to succeed this year by joining fellow students to write together regularly! Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry for students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie.

Students Only

Introduction to the Finance Industry Workshop: 9 Week Series

What is the Introduction to Finance Industry Workshop Series?
This is a 9-week program open to first-year students and sophomores interested in learning more about the finance industry and exploring potential careers in finance. The workshop series is led by Stephanie Hockman, Director of the Business and Finance Program through the Loeb Center. The series is designed to help students understand the finance industry and its components, distinguish the nuances of career opportunities, and understand the lingo used in the finance industry. Some workshops will include alumni who will provide their practical insights, experience and understanding to the discussion.
What topics are discussed in the Workshop Series?
The 9-week course will include topics such as:
Overview of the Finance Industry
Investment Banking, Part 1: Corporate Investment Bankers
Investment Banking, Part 2: Global Markets (e.g., Sales and Trading, Research, and Investor Services)
Investment Banking, Part 3: CIB Operations and Supporting Functions
Investment Management and Asset Management
Industry Trends and Alternative Investments: Fintech, Hedge Funds, Insurance, and Real Estate
Private Equity
Private Wealth Management/Asset Management
Review of the industry and next steps to preparing for finance industry interviews
How do I register for the Introduction to Finance Workshop Series?
The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held every Thursday from 8 to 9 p.m. beginning February 6, 2020 through April 9, 2020 (excluding spring break, March 19). YOU MUST COMMIT TO ATTENDING ALL 9 WEEKS.
Space is limited and advance sign up is required. If you are interested in learning more about the finance industry and willing to attend all 9 sessions, please register on Handshake for the first session (Feb. 6) that enrolls you for the entire series.
All questions may be directed to Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu). Please note that the April 2 session will be held in Lipton Lecture Hall in the Science Center, NOT Pruyne.

Tara Westover in Conversation with Tony Jack ’07

Tara Westover is an American historian and writer known for her unique and courageous education journey. She was born to Mormon survivalist parents opposed to public education. Tara never attended school. She spent her days working in her father’s junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother... until Tara decided to get an education and experience the world outside of her community. Tara taught herself enough mathematics, grammar and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. She was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom and continued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from BYU in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an M.Phil. from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a Ph.D. in history in 2014. Her new book, Educated, is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a story that gets to the heart of what education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes and the will to change it. Tara argues that education is not just about job training, but a powerful tool of self-invention. Educated was long-listed for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and had spent 32 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Former U.S. President Barack Obama named Educated as one of the books on his summer reading list of 2018.

Anthony Jack ’07, sociologist and assistant professor of education at Harvard University, is transforming the way we address diversity and inclusion in education. His new book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students, reframes the conversation surrounding poverty and higher education. In it, he explains the paths of two uniquely segregated groups. First, the “privileged poor”: students from low-income, diverse backgrounds who attended elite prep or boarding school before attending college. The second are what Jack calls the “doubly disadvantaged”—students who arrive from underprivileged backgrounds without prep or boarding school to soften their college transition. Although both groups come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, the privileged poor have more cultural capital to navigate and succeed—in the college environment and beyond.

Introduction to the Finance Industry Workshop Series (9 Weeks)

What is the Introduction to Finance Industry Workshop Series?
This is a 9-week program open to first-year students and sophomores interested in learning more about the finance industry and exploring potential careers in finance. The workshop series is led by Stephanie Hockman, Director of the Business and Finance Program through the Loeb Center. The series is designed to help students understand the finance industry and its components, distinguish the nuances of career opportunities, and understand the lingo used in the finance industry. Some workshops will include alumni who will provide their practical insights, experience and understanding to the discussion.
What topics are discussed in the workshop series?
The 9-week course will include topics such as:
1. Overview of the Finance Industry
2. Investment Banking, Part 1 – Corporate Investment Bankers
3. Investment Banking, Part 2 – Global Markets (e.g. Sales & Trading, Research, and Investor Services)
4. Investment Banking, Part 3 - CIB Operations & Supporting functions
5. Investment Management & Asset Management
6. Industry Trends & Alternative Investments: Fintech, Hedge Funds, Insurance, & Real Estate
7. Private Equity
8. Private Wealth Management/Asset Management
9. Review of the industry and next steps to preparing for finance industry interviews
How do I register for the Introduction to Finance Workshop Series?
The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held every Thursday from 8pm – 9pm beginning February 6, 2020, through April 9, 2020 (excluding spring break - March 19). YOU MUST COMMIT TO ATTENDING ALL 9 WEEKS.
Space is limited and advance sign up is required. If you are interested in learning more about the finance industry and willing to attend all 9 sessions, please register on Handshake for the first session (Feb. 6) That enrolls you for the entire series.
All questions may be directed to Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu).

Students Only
Registration Required

Sat, Feb 8, 2020

Open House: Spanish Language House & La Casa

Are you interested in living in Newport House to practice your Spanish language skills and to learn more about Latinx culture? Join us for our Annual Spring Open House, meet residents, explore Newport House, ask questions and taste delicious food.

Students Only

Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: From Student Athlete at Amherst to Sports Medicine Practitioner: A Unique Career Path With Thierry Pauyo ’05

Dr. Thierry Pauyo ’05 is a professor of orthopedic surgery at McGill University and has worked in collaboration with a number of sports teams, including the Penguins and Steelers, and is currently the sport orthopedic surgeon to the Montreal Canadiens. Anyone interested in the practice of sports medicine will enjoy the opportunity to sit down with Thierry to hear about his journey from Amherst hockey player and neuroscience major to his multifaceted career today. Thierry can share his unique perspective on the world of professional sports, and specifically the National Hockey League, along with the role of health professionals in that context. An orthopedist by training, Thierry will share the challenges and opportunities that being involved in sports medicine present.

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Global Health in Rural Haiti with Dr. Thierry Pauyo ’05

As part of his multifaceted career, Dr. Thierry Pauyo ’05 has worked in Haiti as part of his dedication to international aid efforts in orthopedic care. A professor and orthopedic surgeon, Thierry works with Partners in Health to develop greater capacities for orthopedic care in Cange and at l’Hopital Universitaire de Mirebalais, which is on track to become the largest solar-powered hospital in the world. This evening lecture presents a great opportunity for students interested in global health to hear directly from a physician who has taken his values and his commitment to medicine into the realm of addressing health issues specific to countries like Haiti. We are happy to partner with Amherst GlobeMed for this event.

e2 - Embracing Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Innovation for the NEXT Economy

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 explore innovation and the culture of entrepreneurship on campus and in the world.
Innovation for the NEXT Economy:
Join co-founders Greg Genco ’10E and Matthew Rosenbaum ’11 as they discuss how innovation is paramount in the NEXT Economy. They will also discuss their new initiative—Generation Conscious and how their innovation is shaping the current and future generations to make a true impact on the world.
Generation Conscious:
Generation Conscious is a sustainable personal care product company. We teach students the true environmental cost of their consumption and provide them with sustainable resources to reduce their footprint. We aim to eliminate a half billion single use plastic toiletry containers that students throw away every year by providing them an affordable, eco-friendly solution to refill their personal care products on campus and in their dorms.
After graduating from Amherst, Genco started his career at UBS on the fixed income credit trading desk. He covered the consumer and retail group during the collapse of Sears, JCPenney, True Religion, J. Crew and many more. He transitioned into entrepreneurship where he worked to invest medical marijuana profits back into communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs and private prison industrial complex. He’s also organized artists to form creative collectives to increase their pay. He believes the most effective companies look beyond profits to focus on the planet and people as well.
Rosenbaum started his career in journalism at ABC World News with Diane Sawyer where he worked on stories covering everything from politics to food safety to the world’s ugliest dog. A passionate environmentalist, he jumped at the opportunity to work on the climate change documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” which aired on National Geographic. At Years of Living Dangerously and its successor organization “The Years Project,” he reported on the full extent of the environmental crisis and the grave threat it poses to our civilization. He believes the most impactful solutions are those which make sustainable choices both accessible and affordable.

Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: From Amherst College to the NHL With Dr. Thierry Pauyo ’05

Join us for lunch and conversation with Dr. Thierry Pauyo ’05, an orthopedic surgeon and former Amherst College hockey player. This is a chance to discuss the challenges and opportunities for student-athletes of color on campus and to share perspectives about that experience. Dr. Pauyo will share his reflections of his time on the hockey team then, as a sports medicine physician for professional hockey teams today and as a player of a sport whose teams have been predominantly white. His perspectives and thoughts of his experiences, together with those of current student-athletes, can inform our understanding of Amherst today.

Junior Political Science Majors Thesis Informational Session

Professor Javier Corrales will be holding an informational session for junior political science majors who are interested in writing a senior thesis.

Renting in New York: A Practical Guide

Planning to relocate to New York City after graduation? Considering a big city move in the future but feeling overwhelmed by what that might entail?
Join representatives from Manhattan-based residential real estate brokerage firm Cooper & Cooper for their annual “Renting in New York” campus workshop. During the session, agents will break down the ins-and-outs of finding a new apartment in the Big Apple.
With access to over 8000+ buildings throughout NYC, Cooper & Cooper agents are experts at helping graduating students make successful transitions. Their mission is to ensure your experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Learn more at this information session and at https://www.coopercooper.com/Amherst.

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

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Russian Table

Please join us for the Russian Table for Russian conversation and conviviality! Grab your lunch and head upstairs. We hope to see you there! In case you prefer to use a tray, please ask a Valentine staff member.

Poster fr IES Abroad info session on February 12th 11-1:30 PM keefe atrium

IES Abroad Info Table

Interested in study abroad? Meet with an IES Abroad representative. IES Abroad offers more than 140 study abroad programs in 18 countries throughout the world. Fun Fact: This year, 2020, is IES Abroad’s 70th anniversary as a not-for-profit study abroad provider. The organization was started in 1950 in Vienna, Austria.

Students Only
Middlebury Study abroad and language schools

Middlebury Study Abroad and Language Schools Info Table

Come learn more about Middlebury’s study abroad options in 16 countries and full-immersion summer language programs!

Students Only

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Mastering the Internship Interview