Ursula Olender Advises New Job Seekers

The Daily Hampshire Gazette spoke with Ursula Olender, director of Amherst's career center, for a piece advising graduates on their first steps into the working world. She said liberal arts schools provide important skills for the new job seekers: "When you think about the skills that it takes to advance your career, the people who tend to get promoted into managerial positions tend to be people who are communicating effectively,” she said.

Career Center Welcomes New Director Ursula Olender

Submitted on Tuesday, 9/13/2011, at 12:17 PM

Interview by Rebecca Ojserkis '12

This fall, Amherst welcomes Ursula Olender as the new director of the Career Center and associate dean of students. She comes to Amherst from Colgate University, where she became director of career services in 2007. She was previously associate director of career services and chief health professions adviser at Dartmouth College. She received a master’s degree in counseling from Springfield College and a bachelor’s in psychology from Greenville College. She recently spoke with Rebecca Ojserkis ’12 about her plans for Amherst. The edited and condensed interview is below.

Career Counselor

March 24, 2010

It’s job-hunting time for graduating seniors across the country, and AmherstCollege seniors are no exception.

Homecoming Alumni - Student Networking Reception RSVP

Thank you for agreeing to join us for the Amherst Alumni and Student Networking Reception during Homecoming on Friday, November 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Friedmann Room of the Keefe Campus Center.

Easing the Pain

The Career Center

The Amherst College Career Center, located on the first floor of College Hall, is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments may be made via the Career Center’s website.

Our Mission: To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment and take action to achieve their personal, professional and academic goals.

 

The Boston Globe: In a rush? Learn to ease 'hurry sickness'

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Amherst career counselor and work-life balance consulant Debra Krumholz was quoted in this April 6 piece about the fast-paced lives of today's students.

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