Event Calendar

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tue, Oct 30, 2018

Digital Accessibility for an Inclusive Campus: Keynote Talk with Kyle Shachmut

Please join us on October 30 for a talk by Kyle Shachmut, manager of digital accessibility at Harvard University and former president of the National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to come learn about making documents, websites, media and course materials accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities.

Hands on workshops for faculty and staff are scheduled for the weeks following the talk.

Co-organized by: Diversity & Inclusion, IT, Communications, Accessibility Services, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

D. E. Shaw Group Information Session

Join us for an information session featuring the D. E. Shaw Group, a global investment and technology development firm founded in 1988, with its headquarters in New York City and offices around the world. As one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, the firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management and the quality and depth of its research and staff.

The firm’s ideal hires are intellectual but also humble, rigorous in their work but flexible in their approach, interesting, friendly and most of all, curious about the world around us. With a culture that combines some of the best aspects of academia, finance, and technology, D. E. Shaw prides itself on a work environment that promotes collaboration, integrity and adherence to the highest possible ethical standards.

Teams work in close collaboration—not in competitive silos—to share trade ideas, manage risks, streamline processes and explore new opportunities. The firm is committed to the well-being and happiness of its employees, recognizing that different people thrive in different types of environments: some are most productive working in t-shirts or listening to music, while others need time away from the office to recharge after a challenging project.

Inside Admissions: Perspectives from the Yale School of Medicine

The Yale System of medical education remains unique among medical schools. The session will discuss how key features of Yale’s medical education plays a role in the educational mission and how they translate to the admissions process at the Yale School of Medicine. The session will also allow time for questions and answers.

Mastering the Internship Interview

Internship interviews can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. Join us to learn how to best prepare for interview day, to answer challenging questions and to present yourself in a professional manner.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.