Event Calendar

Thu, Feb 3, 2022

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Project Horseshoe Farm Volunteer Service Fellowship Information Session (Virtual)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Project Horseshoe Farm is a nonprofit organization with sites in Greensboro and Marion, Ala., and Pomona, Calif. HSF offers service and support programs to improve the health and quality of life of adults and children in our partner communities. Our approach includes an educational grant-supported “gap year” Volunteer Service Fellowship that is mobilizing a generation of top recent college graduates from across the nation to serve others as they learn about Horseshoe Farm’s approach to helping others and strengthening community health. You're invited to hear more about the fellowship in the upcoming information session and can direct any questions to catherine.gross@projecthsf.org.

This event will take place via Zoom. For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact the Career Development Center Team at cdc@mtholyoke.edu. Please make accommodation requests no later than Thursday, Jan. 27, to give implementation time; however, in all situations, a good-faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session, and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session through Zoom. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.

Fri, Feb 4, 2022

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Virtual Lunch & Learn with Dr. Scott L. Rauch '82, President & Psychiatrist in Chief of McLean Hospital

Dr. Scott L. Rauch ’82 is president and psychiatrist in chief of McLean Hospital, chair of system behavioral and mental health for Mass General Brigham (MGB), and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. On Friday, Feb. 4, he will virtually visit Amherst's Loeb Center for a "Lunch & Learn" presentation and conversation about his career path.

Dr. Rauch's principal research interests relate to neuroimaging and the neurobiology of anxiety disorders, as well as health care delivery and the use of technology in psychiatry. He received his undergraduate degree with honors in neuroscience from Amherst College ('82) and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency training and a chief residency in psychiatry, as well as a radiology research fellowship, at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in affiliation with Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Rauch served on the faculty at MGH for more than 15 years, during which he founded the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, the Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program and the Psychiatric Neuroscience Division. He was appointed to his current leadership roles at McLean and MGB in 2006.

Most recently, Dr. Rauch has been involved in the leadership of several national professional societies, including as past president and current secretary of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, and as past secretary of the Anxiety & Depression Association of America. Dr. Rauch has also been inducted into the National Academy of Medicine.

All class years and majors are welcome to attend.

Mon, Feb 7, 2022

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Ducera Partners Information Session

Ducera Partners is a leading investment banking advisory practice focused on providing trusted, independent advice and innovative solutions to decision makers in complex and transformative corporate finance transactions. The firm provides senior-level advice to its clients in areas such as corporate restructurings, mergers & acquisitions, private capital solutions and liability management.

Since its founding in June 2015, Ducera has advised on over $550 billion in transactions across various industries. Those hired to work as NYC-based analysts work on a wide range of transactions, including restructurings, recapitalizations, acquisitions, divestitures, private placements, leveraged buyouts and joint ventures. Analysts are expected to be involved in the development, structuring and financing of transactions and regularly attend internal and client meetings, negotiations and due-diligence sessions.

Ducera Partners is now seeking to hire individuals who are highly motivated, team-oriented and intelligent and have excellent academic, leadership and extracurricular records. Representatives welcome students of all class years and majors to attend this virtual information session to learn more about the practice and its entry-level analyst role.

Tue, Feb 8, 2022

When the Well Is Dry: Reset & Recharge When You’re Depleted

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Virtual, Live Webinar

The L&D Team invites you to a live webinar presented by Care.com.

Register for a candid discussion about how the challenges of the last two years and the stress of living in ongoing uncertainty have impacted our mental health. We’ll talk about strategies to increase self-compassion, and have open conversations about one’s needs and the importance of self-care. You’ll leave the session with takeaways on how to implement changes in your daily routine.

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Minted.com Virtual Information Session with Becca O'Leary (Smith College '13)

Minted is a marketplace for independent design, where you come to find things for your home and special occasions that are trendsetting, well-curated, high quality and made unique to you. Minted is a late-stage startup based in San Francisco and was founded in 2007 by CEO Mariam Naficy (Williams College alumna). Join Becca O'Leary (Smith College '13), director of merchandising, and Caitlin Bernstein, recruiter, to learn about their disruptive e-commerce marketplace and exciting opportunities for recent grads in their merchandising function.

Becca will be telling her story, chatting about merchandising and the Rotational Merchandising Associate role for which we're hiring, and answering any questions you may have. Minted is looking for creative thinkers who are passionate about art and design; are curious about the world of e-commerce, wholesale and retail merchandising; and have strong analytical and quantitative skills to join their Merchandising team.

Trivia Night with Prizes!

Amherst Student Activities is back! And to start off the semester, we'll be holding a Trivia Night. And we'll have some amazing prizes for the winners!

1st Place: 32-inch TV
2nd Place: AirPods
3rd Place: Four AirTags

Wed, Feb 9, 2022

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Title IX Training Incorporating New Regulations

Please register to learn about Title IX at Amherst College: policies related to sexual misconduct and, for most staff and all faculty, your obligation to report information related to sexual misconduct. If you are a new employee, please be sure to attend a session within the first month of your start date. In the meantime, if you have any questions about Title IX and/or sexual misconduct, please contact Laurie at lfrankl@amherst.edu.

Registration Required
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The Broad Institute Information Session with Michael Du '20 (Virtual)

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard was launched in 2004 to improve human health by using genomics to advance our understanding of the biology and treatment of human disease, and to help lay the groundwork for a new generation of therapies. The Institute partners with MIT, Harvard and local hospital systems to conduct groundbreaking research and develop new technologies.

Those who work at the Broad enjoy a uniquely collaboration-focused environment, which creates unparalleled training opportunities for early-career scientists to build a solid foundation in preparation for their career's next steps.

In this virtual information session, attendees will hear directly from Michael Du '20 about what it is like to work at the Broad Institute, from the everyday schedule of a research associate to the unique responsibilities that prepare associates for longer-term career goals.

All class years and majors are welcome!

Thu, Feb 10, 2022

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Optional Practical Training (OPT) Information Session

(For F-1 international students planning to work in the U.S. after graduating)

Join an Optional Practical Training (OPT) Info Session to plan for your Spring 2022 OPT application submission! You'll learn about working in the U.S. on OPT, how and when to apply for OPT, and how to maintain your F-1 status while in OPT.

This session is offered by the Office of Immigration Services. Email ois@amherst.edu with any questions.

Students Only
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Anatomy of a Deal: Aeris Partners Case Study Review (Virtual)

Aeris Partners is delighted to host "Anatomy of a Deal: Case Study Review." This presentation will inform those interested in investment banking what it's really like to be an analyst on a deal team. Using real-life examples, students will learn how deals are structured and what a transaction looks like from start to finish.

Fri, Feb 11, 2022

"Phosphoinositide Feedback Loops and the Molecular Choreography of Directed Cellular Migration,” Presented by Marc Edwards

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Held Via Zoom

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2021-22 presents a lecture entitled "Phosphoinositide Feedback Loops and the Molecular Choreography of Directed Cellular Migration,” presented by Marc Edwards, assistant professor of biology, held via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 11 (amherst.edu/mm/597044).

Faculty Colloquium events are sponsored by a group of faculty colleagues who meet informally with the purpose of supporting and promoting the College’s commitment to faculty research. Colleagues interested in joining this endeavor are welcome and should contact us by email: adsarat@amherst.edu. All members of the Amherst College community are cordially invited to attend these presentations.

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Careers in Applied Sustainability — Virtual Roundtable with Matthew Mo '06

Join this virtual roundtable to hear from Amherst alum Matthew Mo '06, who recently worked for the New York City Economic Development Corporation during the Amazon HQ2 bid to open in Queens. In this session, Matthew looks forward to connecting with current students and alumni who are interested in pursuing jobs in sustainability and renewables.

Matt is now an advisory board member at Gruenwald Technologies. He will be in conversation with Micah Owino, government and nonprofits advisor within the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, and in partnership with Amherst College's environmental studies department.

All class years and majors are welcome to attend! Questions about the event can be emailed to Micah at mowino@amherst.edu.

Mon, Feb 14, 2022

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Designing Your Internship Experience — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you thinking about applying for an internship for the first time this summer? Have you struggled with finding internships in the past?

By utilizing design-thinking practices, this workshop aims to help students define their internship target(s) and discover the tools and strategies they can use to search for opportunities. This workshop will also fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program enrollment.

Learn more about the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Tue, Feb 15, 2022

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"Foundations of Résumé Writing" Workshop — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Learn about the skills and strategies needed to create résumés that best represent your unique experiences to land summer internships and future job opportunities. Get comfortable with the Loeb Center’s résumé review process and criteria necessary in order for you to apply to Houston internship opportunities on Handshake.

This workshop will also fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program enrollment.

Learn more about the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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"Foundations of Cover Letter Writing" Workshop — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Did you know that you need to write a customized and specific cover letter for every internship opportunity you apply for? Learn the basic formatting and strategies for writing effective cover letters, as well as advanced tips to write exceptional cover letters that will make you stand out.

This workshop will also fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program enrollment.

Learn more about the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Wed, Feb 16, 2022

Marketproof Your Retirement

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Virtual, Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

You’ve worked hard to save for retirement. TIAA can help you understand how to create a plan that protects you against key retirement risks as well as helps build a diversified retirement income plan.

Registration Required
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Introduction to Networking — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

What do you think of when you imagine networking? "Networking" is a catchall term for making and sustaining connections over time. How can you imagine making connections in an authentic way that contributes to your career exploration and growth?

In this workshop, learn about cultivating personal relationships, reactivating past connections, engaging in your field through news and social media communities, and more. At the end of this workshop, you will identify three different ways you can begin networking that align with you and your interests.

Note: This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

Learn more about the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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Optional Practical Training (OPT) Information Session

(For F-1 international students planning to work in the US after graduating)

Join an Optional Practical Training (OPT) Info Session to plan for your Spring 2022 OPT application submission! You'll learn about working in the U.S. on OPT, how and when to apply for OPT, and how to maintain your F-1 status while in OPT.

This session is offered by the Office of Immigration Services. Email ois@amherst.edu with any questions.

Students Only
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Introduction to Networking Part 2: Informational Interviewing — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

An informational interview is a conversation with a professional in an industry, field, company or position that interests you and that you would like to learn more about. It’s a valuable opportunity to conduct personalized research with someone whose experience and perspective you think you can learn from.

In this workshop, students will learn how to respectfully reach out to people you’d like to speak with, prepare for the conversation, maintain the relationship, activate your Amherst community through the Alumni Directory and more.

This workshop will also fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program enrollment.

Learn more about the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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Alumni-in-Residence: Standing Out in the Entertainment Industry, with Khalil Flemming '16

Khalil Flemming ’16, a music industry professional living in Brooklyn, N.Y., credits his Amherst education with providing the communication and critical thinking skills that have helped him progress in the entertainment industry. Khalil spent the last five years rising through the ranks of the United Talent Agency’s music division, specializing in touring and brand partnerships. In addition to early experiences in film/TV production, he has built a freelance career managing artists, writing and producing records, and consulting with small brands.

In summer 2021, Khalil launched All My Friends, a creative agency where he is developing musicians and booking shows. Notably, many of his core collaborators are Amherst alums. While at Amherst, Khalil majored in theater and dance, lived in Drew House and was on the men’s track team.

Outside of work, Khalil is a big fan of sports (NFL/NBA/F1), reading about culture and fashion, longboarding and playing video games. Lately he has been getting back out to concerts, learning more about web3 and working on an album with friends.

Join for this Alumni-in-Residence event to learn how interdisciplinarity, adaptability and a passion for the performing arts have helped Khalil build a career centered on creative collaboration and entrepreneurship.

This Alumni-in-Residence event is hosted by Amherst College's Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning. To learn more about the program and this semester's lineup, visit https://amherst.edu/go/air.

Thu, Feb 17, 2022

Understanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Virtual, Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

You may know about the tax advantages of contributing to a Health Savings Account (HSA), but did you know that HSAs are also a way to save for health care in retirement? This webinar will help you understand unique aspects of HSAs, including how they help account owners to pay for current health care expenses and save for those in the future.

Registration Required

Strategies for Staying on Track

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Virtual, Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

No matter how much or how little money you can save for retirement, it’s important that you start now and stay invested for your future. You can learn how taking smart financial steps today may help lead you to a solid financial future after you’ve stopped working.

Registration Required
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Mastering the Internship Interview — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

How do you best prepare for interviews in digital settings? Has an application ever requested that you prerecord a video introduction?

Join us to learn how to effectively prepare for a range of interview formats, answer challenging questions, and present yourself in a professional manner, even if you’re Zooming in from your bedroom.

This workshop will also fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program enrollment.

Learn more about the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Fri, Feb 18, 2022

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Houston Program Internship Mixer

Has the internship search process been on your mind? Are you wondering how to start or how to engage fully in the process? Your fellow students are here to help!

Come to the Internship Mixer to learn from other students about where they've interned in the past and how they were able to search for and secure their internships in a fun, low-key environment. Attendees will also have the chance to enter into a raffle for prizes!

The Internship Mixer is the culminating event of the "Jumpstart Your Internship Search" series. We encourage you to RSVP to other events in the series on Handshake.

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805.

Registration Required

Ongoing Events

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What Looms Large

What Looms Large is an exhibition that examines scale-- painterly, bodily, architectural, institutional --and presence in contemporary abstract painting. Actual size contributes to the sense of an artwork’s monumentality, but scale proves fundamentally relational: something once considered minor can suddenly loom large. After more than a year of primarily screen-based experiences, how do we each locate ourselves in shared space again, and in relation to what? What Looms Large was organized by guest curator Kate Nesin.