Amherst College Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning

Amherst College Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning We offer resources and advising to help you consider and shape your own way forward to a meaningful career. General Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am--4:30 pm
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Operating as usual

There is still time to apply for funding for your unpaid summer internship through the Loeb Center. We will accept fundi...
05/05/2021

There is still time to apply for funding for your unpaid summer internship through the Loeb Center. We will accept funding applications until Wednesday, May 12.

Visit our summer funding webpage (amherst.edu/mm/223915) for details.

There is still time to apply for funding for your unpaid summer internship through the Loeb Center. We will accept funding applications until Wednesday, May 12.

Visit our summer funding webpage (amherst.edu/mm/223915) for details.

Visit our summer funding webpage for details on the application process, which includes multiple components. Do NOT wait...
05/03/2021

Visit our summer funding webpage for details on the application process, which includes multiple components. Do NOT wait until the last minute! Application materials must be received by Wednesday, May 5, at 11:59 pm EST to be considered.

Tips for the submitting your application:

1. Give as much detail as possible about the organization and department you will intern with and the position you have accepted. The review committee wants to see that you have a knowledge of the organization you will work for and your summer responsibilities.

2. Craft authentic learning goals that make sense for where you are in your personal and professional growth.

3. Think through challenges that could come up during the internship and have a plan. For instance, if the internship is remote, how will you stay connected to supervisors and colleagues?

Please note that funding is limited and not guaranteed. Thoroughly read our webpage (amherst.edu/mm/223915), and if you have additional questions, contact us.

Visit our summer funding webpage for details on the application process, which includes multiple components. Do NOT wait until the last minute! Application materials must be received by Wednesday, May 5, at 11:59 pm EST to be considered.

Tips for the submitting your application:

1. Give as much detail as possible about the organization and department you will intern with and the position you have accepted. The review committee wants to see that you have a knowledge of the organization you will work for and your summer responsibilities.

2. Craft authentic learning goals that make sense for where you are in your personal and professional growth.

3. Think through challenges that could come up during the internship and have a plan. For instance, if the internship is remote, how will you stay connected to supervisors and colleagues?

Please note that funding is limited and not guaranteed. Thoroughly read our webpage (amherst.edu/mm/223915), and if you have additional questions, contact us.

Taking Stock: Where are you in your career journey? Committed to an offer? Congratulations! We are here to help you figu...
03/13/2021

Taking Stock: Where are you in your career journey? Committed to an offer? Congratulations! We are here to help you figure out what comes next. Firstly, update your LinkedIn and Handshake profiles and share the good news with your network. Connect with alumni and peers who may also be working in the same industry or city.

Taking Stock: Where are you in your career journey? Committed to an offer? Congratulations! We are here to help you figure out what comes next. Firstly, update your LinkedIn and Handshake profiles and share the good news with your network. Connect with alumni and peers who may also be working in the same industry or city.

Taking Stock: Where are you in your career journey? Receive expert career guidance from specialist career advisors, part...
03/11/2021

Taking Stock: Where are you in your career journey? Receive expert career guidance from specialist career advisors, participate in skill-building workshops, and gain a sophisticated understanding of the current issues impacting your fields of interest. Loeb Center program directors nurture career communities in Arts and Communication, Business and Finance, Education Professions, Government and Nonprofit, Health Professions, and Science and Technology. One thing you can do to stay informed of the opportunities and events relevant to you is to update your Handshake profile with your career interests.

Taking Stock: Where are you in your career journey? Receive expert career guidance from specialist career advisors, participate in skill-building workshops, and gain a sophisticated understanding of the current issues impacting your fields of interest. Loeb Center program directors nurture career communities in Arts and Communication, Business and Finance, Education Professions, Government and Nonprofit, Health Professions, and Science and Technology. One thing you can do to stay informed of the opportunities and events relevant to you is to update your Handshake profile with your career interests.

Taking Stock: Where are you in your career journey? Explore the Loeb Center website (links in bio). We have how-to guide...
03/09/2021

Taking Stock: Where are you in your career journey? Explore the Loeb Center website (links in bio). We have how-to guides that cover self-assessment and reflection exercises, application materials, networking and MORE! We encourage you to meet with a Loeb Center advisor (schedule an appointment in Handshake) and talk about how your individual values, skills and interests shape your career journey. Most people change careers many times over the course of their lives. Career paths are winding. We can help you discover ways to meaningful career opportunities.

Taking Stock: Where are you in your career journey? Explore the Loeb Center website (links in bio). We have how-to guides that cover self-assessment and reflection exercises, application materials, networking and MORE! We encourage you to meet with a Loeb Center advisor (schedule an appointment in Handshake) and talk about how your individual values, skills and interests shape your career journey. Most people change careers many times over the course of their lives. Career paths are winding. We can help you discover ways to meaningful career opportunities.

Taking Stock: Where are you in your career journey? The Loeb Center is here to support you throughout the career explora...
03/05/2021

Taking Stock: Where are you in your career journey? The Loeb Center is here to support you throughout the career exploration process, hence our name the “Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning”. Whether you want to explore career possibilities, are seeking a position in a specific industry, or have committed to a job or summer internship and are wondering what comes next, we have staff dedicated to helping you succeed.

Taking Stock: Where are you in your career journey? The Loeb Center is here to support you throughout the career exploration process, hence our name the “Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning”. Whether you want to explore career possibilities, are seeking a position in a specific industry, or have committed to a job or summer internship and are wondering what comes next, we have staff dedicated to helping you succeed.

01/15/2021
Science at Amherst College

Science at Amherst College

STEM Internship Info Session and Student Panel
Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

Are you seeking an internship in the STEM fields or considering applying for one in the future? Join the Bio Steering Committee and Loeb Center advisor Dr. Carolyn Margolin for a presentation with tips on how and where to find and apply for internships, how to create a competitive application (including resume and personal statement tips), and much more.

After the presentation, student panelists who have participated in a wide variety of internships will answer questions about their experiences and offer their insight and advice for students seeking summer experiences.

This event will be particularly helpful to first years and sophomores preparing for their first internships, though all members of the Amherst Community are welcome.

https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/650527/share_preview

Students, we are here for you, and will continue to be available to you remotely throughout the semester and beyond. The...
03/17/2020

Students, we are here for you, and will continue to be available to you remotely throughout the semester and beyond. The Loeb team will be developing new remote offerings and resources that address the specific concerns of this moment, and we will share all new updates on our COVID-19 response webpage - amherst.edu/mm/597856. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. We want to make sure you have the resources you need to continue to plan for your future with our support. Contact us at [email protected].

03/04/2020
Join the Loeb Center Team!

Student interns at the Loeb Center play a fundamental role in supporting and shaping the work we do. They bolster our programs, represent us at on-campus events, share and promote our resources, and advise their peers.

We are looking for students to join a team of approximately 10-15 other Loeb Center interns for the next academic year. Each intern will specialize in a certain focus area but may have the opportunity to work with other Loeb Center staff and interns on collaborative projects across focus areas. The focus areas are: arts & communication industry, consulting industry, employer engagement, finance industry, marketing, and peer career advising.

All interns participate in ongoing training and professional development designed to give them broad exposure to the Loeb Center’s initiatives and to help them improve skills relevant to their work and their own career exploration and planning.

Multiple positions available. Read all the details in Handshake. Applications are due March 9.

Alumni-in-Residence continues next week (March 5-6) with educator and school administrator Cyndy Jean '07. We asked Cynd...
02/27/2020

Alumni-in-Residence continues next week (March 5-6) with educator and school administrator Cyndy Jean '07. We asked Cyndy what is one thing she learned about herself early in her career? Her response..."Self-advocacy! I had to learn how to speak up for myself, particularly when I didn't want to be overlooked for an opportunity or when I needed to negotiate self-care."
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Join Cyndy to learn about leadership, the value of finding wise and supportive #mentors, and the nature of #education in modern schools | Thursday, March 5 | 7:00pm | Schools as Sacred Spaces
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Over a catered lunch on Friday, March 6th, Cyndy will share how she has learned to navigate the #courageous conversations needed for #growth and #success in the #workplace. Join the conversation in the MRC from 12:00-1:15pm.
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Event details in Handshake or visit amherst.edu/go/air. #alumniinresidence

“Confidence comes from knowing your stuff...gain the respect of others in your workspace by demonstrating you’ve done th...
02/26/2020

“Confidence comes from knowing your stuff...gain the respect of others in your workspace by demonstrating you’ve done the grunt work and can answer questions at the drop of a hat.”
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“Always have a backup plan.”
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“Know your worth.”
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Thank you #alumniinresidence Kim Karetsky ‘99 for sharing your lessons learned throughout your #career journey. #beyourownboss #thankyou

In this interactive workshop, learn how to craft an impactful, personalized 30-second #elevatorpitch to introduce yourse...
02/14/2020

In this interactive workshop, learn how to craft an impactful, personalized 30-second #elevatorpitch to introduce yourself and #network within professional and academic communities. We will learn different approaches to crafting the pitch, practice, and become comfortable. Additionally, participants will learn how to maximize professional profiles on @joinhandshake and @linkedin while also taking advantage of the Loeb's free, on-site portrait station!
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Tuesday, February 18 from 6:00-7:30 pm. See you in room E108 in the Science Center! RSVP in Handshake (amherst.joinhandshake.com).

“You are never done learning!” - “Step off the conveyor belt and find your own path.” - “Remain humble, ask for help.” -...
02/12/2020

“You are never done learning!” - “Step off the conveyor belt and find your own path.” - “Remain humble, ask for help.” - “Treat each experience in life as an opportunity to create relationships.” These are just some of the many great takeaways from our conversations with Dr. Thierry Pauyo ‘05 earlier this week. Thank you, Thierry, for sharing your stories, demonstrating true passion, and genuine mentorship! #thankyou #alumniinresidence

02/10/2020

No Loeb Center advisor drop-in hours on Monday, February 10 from 2:00-4:00pm.

Peer Career Advisor drop-in hours from 7:00-9:00pm in Frost Cafe will be available.

Thank you students, faculty, staff, and recruiting partners for a wonderful fall semester!The College, including the Loe...
12/20/2019

Thank you students, faculty, staff, and recruiting partners for a wonderful fall semester!

The College, including the Loeb Center, will be closed on:

Tuesday, Dec. 24 (close at 12:00pm)
Wednesday, Dec. 25 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Thank you everyone for coming to the mixer! It was a success. We hope had fun and enjoyed your conversations about findi...
11/06/2019

Thank you everyone for coming to the mixer! It was a success. We hope had fun and enjoyed your conversations about finding summer internships.

Thank you everyone for coming to the mixer! It was a success. We hope had fun and enjoyed your conversations about finding summer internships.

“As an #intern for the Issam Fares Institute for Public and International policy, I was able to participate in incredibl...
11/05/2019

“As an #intern for the Issam Fares Institute for Public and International policy, I was able to participate in incredible projects addressing issues of land and housing taxation, utility access, and development in Beirut. Being in Beirut and more specifically the American University of Beirut was in itself a rewarding opportunity to #explore and #learn a lot about a new city and a new country. I am very grateful to those who mentored me this summer and to the friends I made.” - Emilie Flamme ‘20, Major: Architectural Studies and Russian
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Learn about where your peers have interned in the past and how they were able to search for, and secure their internships. Stop by the Summer Internship Mixer between 5:30-7:30pm in the Powerhouse on Tuesday, Nov. 5th.

This past summer I interned on Capitol Hill for a Congressman from upstate New York. As someone interested in #governmen...
11/04/2019

This past summer I interned on Capitol Hill for a Congressman from upstate New York. As someone interested in #government and #policy work, interning in a Congressional office gave me the opportunity to learn about all the different #careers in Washington and all the career paths you can take to get there. I would definitely recommend this experience to other Amherst students interested in politics and policy. I was fortunate to have received a lot of guidance both before and during the #internship that helped me with the application process and navigating through the world of Capitol Hill, which is why I want to work with the Loeb Center to help mentor Amherst students seeking similar experiences.” - Ben Gilsdorf ‘ 21, Major: Russian and History.
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Thanks Ben! Meet Ben at the Summer Internship Mixer, Tuesday, Nov. 5th. Starts at 5:30pm in the Powerhouse. Details in Handshake.

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, general business or entrepreneurship? Whet...
10/24/2019
Introduction to the Loeb Center's Business & Finance Program | Handshake

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, general business or entrepreneurship? Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore, or a junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover, and decide if finance, consulting, business, or entrepreneurship is something you want to pursue.

Join us tonight, Oct. 24th at 7:30pm in the Science Center (E-108) for an Information Session for the Careers in Business and Finance program.

RSVP in Handshake. https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/372772/share_preview

What is the Business and Finance Program? Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, general business or entrepreneurship? Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore, or a junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover,...

What is a trek? An experiential learning opportunity...Moments to connect with alumni...A chance to go behind the scenes...
10/24/2019

What is a trek? An experiential learning opportunity...Moments to connect with alumni...A chance to go behind the scenes at various companies and organizations...and so much more! Join us as we travel this academic year during interterm or spring break. There are 8 different treks to apply to, from the Careers in Diversity & Inclusion Trek to New York City to our first international Education Trek to Toronto, Canada. Submit your application materials by Friday Oct. 25th. Search "trek" in Handshake 🤝

Newly arrived 2019-2021 Wade Fellow Dr. Nadia Biassou, '88 will be giving her talk “Boiling Rocks: Origins of Excellence...
10/23/2019

Newly arrived 2019-2021 Wade Fellow Dr. Nadia Biassou, '88 will be giving her talk “Boiling Rocks: Origins of Excellence” on Thursday, October 24th, from 6:30–8:00 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room (the “Red Room”) in Converse Hall.

Thank you Ron Espiritu '06 for a day filled with helpful and thought provoking conversations. #thankyou for being honest...
10/22/2019

Thank you Ron Espiritu '06 for a day filled with helpful and thought provoking conversations. #thankyou for being honest and sharing with us that teaching is hard and at the same time beautiful in so many ways. #inspiring #alumniinresidence #education #ethnicstudies

It's never to early to begin thinking about your internship search. Are you unsure about how to start? May we suggest yo...
10/22/2019

It's never to early to begin thinking about your internship search. Are you unsure about how to start? May we suggest you talk to someone who’s been in your shoes not too long ago – your fellow peers?

Come to the Summer Internship Mixer on November 5th to learn about where your peers have interned in the past and how they were able to search and secure their internships. This will be a fun, low-key environment. Free, tasty food and drinks will be provided. Attendees will have the chance to enter into a raffle for prizes!

RSVP in Handshake: https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/328136/share_preview

Point72 is a global asset management firm led by Steven Cohen that uses Discretionary Long/Short, Macro, and Systematic ...
10/21/2019

Point72 is a global asset management firm led by Steven Cohen that uses Discretionary Long/Short, Macro, and Systematic strategies to invest in eight offices across the globe. Their recruiters look for people who want to build a career with the firm – people who want to innovate, experiment, and be the best at what they do – while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

If you have a passion for investing, are great at what you do, enjoy the challenge of learning every day, and seek a rewarding career path, you are invited to attend an information session on Monday, Oct. 28th to learn more.

Details in Handshake: https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/381848/share_preview

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