What the Loeb Center has Been Like for Me

Throughout my Amherst experience, the Loeb Center has served as an incredible resource for not just finding internships but also for crafting professional resumes and cover letters. The Loeb website has a plethora of resources to help you present the best version of yourself. In the summer after my freshman year of college, I completed an internship through the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. I worked 5 days a week as a caseworker at a nonprofit called Amherst Community Connections. I primarily helped my participants apply for affordable housing, emergency rental assistance, and other government benefits—it was a mentally tough but rewarding experience.

As a student on the pre-medical track, getting to meet regularly with the health professions advising team has been an extremely valuable experience both for getting helpful advice and guidance, as well as eventually receiving a more personable committee letter for my medical school application. I am grateful to be attending a college with advisors who are dedicated to establishing meaningful interpersonal connections with their students. Dean Aronson is very interested in getting to know students’ genuine interests and lives far beyond the classroom, and I can tell that all of the other career community advisors are equally invested in students’ passions and successes. Getting to work at the Loeb during my last two years of college has been a wonderful experience. Not only do I have the unique opportunity to help other students with resume and cover letter writing, but I have continued to develop my own career plans by learning about the internships and extracurriculars of other students as well.

By Carla Mattaliano
Carla Mattaliano Peer Career Advisor