Event Calendar

May 2020

Fri, May 1, 2020

Wellness Zoom

The Wellness Zoom provides an opportunity to gather at noon for a live zoom to engage in a different 15-minute wellness activity focused on reducing stress and improving wellbeing. You may join at https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/969215732. Open to students, staff and faculty. You are welcome to engage in conversation or chat or simply listen in.

Tue, May 5, 2020

Loeb Center Summer Funded Internship Programs Pre-Departure Workshop

All students who are completing Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program internships or who have received funding to complete low-paying/unpaid internships this summer are required to attend a pre-departure workshop session.

During this session, students will learn more about the additional program expectations and tips for completing a successful summer opportunity.

Students who are unable to attend a pre-departure session send an email to internships@amherst.edu to receive information about alternatives to attendance.

Students Only

Wed, May 6, 2020

Virtual Pop-Up Series: Career Q+A with the Class of 2008--Virginia Lora, Independent Radio & Podcast Producer

We know it’s a difficult time to be a student—the pandemic is disrupting all aspects of life, and the challenging economy is impacting job and internship experiences. We thought 2008 grads who graduated from Amherst during the Great Recession could relate. In this pop-up series your questions will take center stage.

Join us as we:
--learn about the challenges 2008 grads faced in early career experiences --explore how they’re navigating work during the pandemic
--and get industry-specific considerations for what’s ahead

Our next 2008 alum guest is Virginia Lora, a bilingual independent radio and podcast producer. She recently completed a reporting fellowship with NPR’s Latino USA and is currently an associate producer for Feeling My Flo, a reported podcast for tweens about all things menstruation. Check out her LinkedIn profile or some of her stories , and then let us know if you have questions you'd like to ask her during the talk! You can submit your questions for Virginia here: https://forms.gle/ZryZc6xMR6ng7TYG7

Mon, May 11, 2020

Loeb Center Summer Funded Internship Programs Pre-Departure Workshop

All students who are completing Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program internships or who have received funding to complete low-paying/unpaid internships this summer are required to attend a pre-departure workshop session.

During this session, students will learn more about the additional program expectations and tips for completing a successful summer opportunity.

Students who are unable to attend a pre-departure session send an email to internships@amherst.edu to receive information about alternatives to attendance.

Students Only

Fri, May 15, 2020

Watson Foundation Fellowship Webinar

For over 50 years, AC seniors have been winning Watson Fellowships to travel the world post-graduation. How about you? Watch Watson's webinar to learn more about this extraordinary fellowship. Learn how to apply on the AC fellowship pages: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/fellowships/national/watson.

Registration Required

Wed, May 20, 2020

Boston Consulting Group Info Session: Meet with Amherst Alums at BCG!

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a management consulting firm that partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities.

In this info session, attendees will:
• Meet current and former Amherst students who are (or will be) at BCG
• Hear/view a short presentation on the firm and life as an associate
• Have an opportunity to ask questions
• Get an early view into the recruiting timeline for the fall
• Network with your best potential advocates!

Alumni speakers will include:
Nic Zhou '10 (Managing Director and Partner)
Greg Curreri '09 (Principal, Former Recruiting Director)
Eunice Bii '11 (Consultant)
Hamzah Ahmed '17(Consultant)
William Jackson '18 (Associate)
Natalia Khoudian '20 (Incoming Associate, Intern 2019)

REGISTER TO ATTEND @ https://bcg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PW3FxqaFSze6VU7R_E0Zhg

Students Only
Registration Required

Wed, May 27, 2020

Bain & Company: Amherst Alumni Panel

Join Amherst College Alumni as they discuss their tips for recruiting, how to utilize this summer, and some of the work Bain is doing to help communities during the pandemic.

Please register for this event via Bain.com to receive the Zoom Link.

Students Only
Registration Required

Ongoing Events

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar #SAAMherst

Virtual Sexual Assault Awareness Month #SAAMherst

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a month dedicated to promoting awareness and prevention of sexual violence. The Peer Advocates are gearing up for a virtual SAAM 2020 experience this year. Stay connected by following the PAs on Facebook (@peeradvocatesamherstcollege) and Instagram (@amherst_pa) and stay tuned for upcoming virtual opportunities all month long during April for #SAAMherst! Email peeradvocate@amherst.edu with any questions, keep an eye out for weekly updates, and see below for a preview of each week.

Week 1: Self-Care for #SAAMherst
Week 2: #IAsk
Week 3: Movement Makers
Week 4: PA Picks
May 1st: Virtual SAAM Vigil

Lights On for #SAAMherst

This year to close out Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Peer Advocates have created Lights On for SAAMherst, a 24-hour Instagram story campaign. Starting at 7 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, April 30, until 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1, our goal is to “light up” Instagram by having members of our community post a photo or video of a lit candle to their Instagram story.

The purpose of the candles is to show our support for survivors and represent how we are “shining a light” on the topic of SAAM and issues of sexual violence. In lighting up Instagram and seeing candles on each others’ stories, we hope to create a warm, supportive space and sense of community. By having our #LightOn for each other, we are showing our love, support, and care for one another and reminding ourselves that we are not alone!

Here’s how you can participate!
- Any time after 7 p.m. (EST) on April 30 until 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1, post a photo or video of a lit candle to your Instagram story with the #LightsOnforSAAMherst.
- You can leave it at that, write anything else you want to add or answer the prompt: "My light is on for/because…"
- If you tag the PAs (@amherst_pa), we will add your post anonymously (with your name blacked out) to a collection of candles from everyone who tags us on our own story!

We hope you will join us in lighting up Instagram for survivors and each other for Lights On for SAAMherst! We can’t wait to see all of your posts and candles bringing warmth, light and hope to our community!