First Generation and/or Low-Income

How to begin/navigate finding meaningful summer experiences aka (internships/SURF/STEM incubator/research/etc.)

To be completely honest, I barely knew what an internship was before coming to Amherst. I spent my high school summers playing field hockey and making bracelets for my Etsy shop while binge-watching Netflix—and I have no regrets! But I …

By Carla Mattaliano
Carla Mattaliano Peer Career Advisor
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6 tips for first-generation college students searching for internships or other early career jobs

This article shares six tips from six professionals about gaining hands-on experiences, using skills and uniqueness, expanding your job search and more.

By The Loeb Center
The Loeb Center
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Reflections from My Meiklejohn Fellows Program Experience

Hello! My name is Emily Kang, and I am a Meiklejohn Fellows Peer Ambassador at the Loeb Center. I am also a senior majoring in Biochemistry & Biophysics on the pre-med track. The MJPA role is a new addition to …

By Emily Kang
Emily Kang Meiklejohn Fellows Peer Ambassador
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Career Resources

A reception for first generation and/or low-income students coordinated by QuestBridge, First Generation Association, and the Office of Campus Diversity …

This session welcomes families of first generation students to the Amherst community and to celebrate this momentous occasion. There will …

As part of Amherst College’s commitment to diversity, the Office of Admission hosts Access to Amherst (A2A) for one weekend …

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First Floor College Hall
155 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002