What Do Advisors Do?

Lindsey Huang 26 smiling in front of Memorial Hill

Academic advisors are an essential part of every Amherst student’s experience, even from the very first day. For first-year students, they’re assigned an academic advisor based on a form they fill out with preferences indicating what potential majors they’re interested in and what they look for in an academic advisor. Their academic advisor is usually…Continue Reading What Do Advisors Do?

Zero Proof Bar

I attended my first zero-proof bar event this week in Hitch. What is a zero-proof bar, might you ask? It is an event hosted by the Residential Engagement & Wellbeing, in co-sponsorship with Amherst College Catering. The Zero Proof Bar has mocktails made by our celebrity baristas (Community Development Coordinators)! There were two different flavors,…Continue Reading Zero Proof Bar

Becoming a CA Mid-semester (Community Advisor)

Students gathered in a group sitting down on couches and talking.

This semester, I was chosen to become a CA (Community Advisor) for Seelye Dorm. My job as a CA is to work in partnership with other members of the Residential Engagement & Wellbeing Team. One of the main reasons I wanted to become a CA is to foster an inclusive and supportive community. I attended…Continue Reading Becoming a CA Mid-semester (Community Advisor)

Summer Opportunities at Amherst

Emily Dickinson Museum with colorful flowers in the foreground on a summer day

Many students at Amherst are worried about finding internships and summer opportunities, and one of the significant parts of Amherst is the plethora of summer opportunities for students. Most of these opportunities are related to research. For example, there’s the Schupf Program, in which students can propose a research project related to the humanities and…Continue Reading Summer Opportunities at Amherst