Forum and Workshop: “Graduate School for Feminist Scholarship”

Facilitated by Profs. Angie Willey, WGSS UMASS Amherst and Lisa Armstrong, SWG Smith College

Friday, October 7, 10am-1pm, Seelye 207
Please rsvp:, lunch provided
If you are considering applying to graduate school to pursue further feminist scholarly work, please join this workshop and forum. The first half is a forum to discuss general questions, departments, and strategies of applying. Students will share what programs they are considering, ask questions about the process, and discuss how to make this decision with each other and attending faculty. 
The second half will provide a write-on-site session where students can work on application components with Prof. Willey there to consult.


Two Area Career Fairs

Hampshire Students are Welcome to Attend:

Smith College Fall Career Fair
Thursday, September 24, 3:30-6:00
Smith College Indoor Track & Tennis Facility

Meet with over 56 recruiters from corporate and non-profit organizations to discuss a broad range of internships, full-time jobs, and graduate/profession school opportunities. Job and internship recruiters include:

  • Lookout Mobile Security – a software engineering, design, and marketing company, they’re hiring 6 interns
  • New England Center for Children – they work with individuals with autism and offer significant tuition reimbursement for specific grad programs
  • Opera Solutions – offers consulting, analysis, and software solutions
  • Silicon Valley Bank – they help entrepreneurs succeed and are currently hiring for their Associate Development Program

For a full list of program participants, check out the Smith College Fall Career Fair page.

The UMass Engineering & Technology Career Fair
Wednesday, September 30, 10:00-3:00
UMass Campus Center Lower Level

Meet over 100 companies and learn about their full-time career opportunities and internships. Employers will be conducting interviews in the weeks following the fair for their summer internships as well as their full time opportunities. It is suggested that you dress as if you are already working at one of these organizations!

See the full list of employer participants as well the areas of study/majors they are interested in and positions they are recruiting for.

Fulbright Info Session

Fulbright_StudentProd-webDid you know that in 2014, four Hampshire students won Fulbright awards to spend nine months either teaching English or conducting research in Bulgaria, Mexico, South Korea, and Thailand?

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Read more on the CORC website!

The application cycle for a 2016-17 grant begins this spring and culminates with deadlines in the fall of 2015. Come explore this amazing opportunity at the upcoming Information Session at CORC. Carin and Jena, Hampshire’s Fulbright Program Advisers, will review grant types as well as application requirements and timelines–and, of course, answer your individual questions.

DATE: Monday, March 2
TIME: 5:00-6:00pm
WHERE: CORC Office, 3rd floor of the library

Hampshire Alum Scholarship at Vermont Law School

There is a deadline approaching for a great scholarship opportunity for Hampshire students at Vermont Law School.

Breaking news:  A new program, Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy, has just been added at VLS!

And the Hampshire-VLS scholarship eligibility includes current graduating students and recent alums up to 10 years out.

Are you interested in:

  • environmental law and policy?
  • farm and agriculture law and policy?
  • energy regulation and law?

Have you demonstrated a commitment to these issues through service? Are you considering a master’s degree or a law degree?

Apply for a full scholarship for a Master’s degree and/or a JD from Vermont Law School, which is consistently ranked as having the country’s top environmental law program. Deadline to submit a complete set of application materials to Hampshire is Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 9 a.m.

Each year, Hampshire can recommend one student or recent alum (up to 10 years out) for one of the two scholarship opportunities:

  • 3-year Full Scholarship for Juris Doctor (JD) program or Joint JD/Masters. The Masters can be in VLS’s Environmental Law and Policy (MELP), Farm and Agriculture Law and Policy, or Energy Regulation and Law (MERL)
  • 1-year Full Scholarship for one of the following Master’s programs at VLS:         
  • Masters of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) program
  • Master’s of Farm and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) program
  • Masters of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL) program.

You can find more information about the Master’s program or the Juris Doctor program.

Find more information about the Hampshire-VLS Scholarship, including the award description, and eligibility and find the application instructions.

Questions?  Contact Carin Rank at

Deadline:  Email your application materials to by Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9 a.m.!

From an alum who went through the MELP program:

” I remain connected to VLS and am currently on the VLS observer delegation, which is preparing to go to Lima Peru for the climate conferences in December! … Vermont Law is an inspiring community full of hard-working and passionate learners, much like Hampshire. For a graduate-level education in the environmental sector, Vermont Law is simply unmatched.” -Catherine Craig 08F, VLS-MELP program, 2014

Is the World Your Oyster?

oysterConventional wisdom tells us the world will be your oyster after you complete your BA. And while that sounds lovely, it may feel more like the world is filled with oysters. How on earth are you supposed to figure out which ones hold a pearl?

In other words, when and how do you begin to map out your first steps beyond Hampshire?

Contemplating this transition can be daunting when you’re deep into your Div III. But here’s the thing: It doesn’t have to be an either/or. Whether your Div III is research-based, experiential, analytical, or creative, the skills you’re developing and using during your final semesters at Hampshire are all applicable to preparing for life after graduation.

For instance, we’re guessing your Div III process requires you to…

  • Identify where to find needed information, materials, or resources
  • Ask questions and discover answers
  • Trust that every finished product is the result of many, many drafts or iterations
  • Create a plan while remaining flexible and receptive to feedback
  • Stay organized and on-task amidst competing responsibilities and priorities
  • Take care of yourself, especially when you’re stressed or overwhelmed
  • Reach out for advice, guidance, ideas, connections, and encouragement

Like working on your Div III, determining your post-Hampshire direction requires time, creativity, and support. You already have the necessary skills — and we hope you’ll also turn to CORC for help putting them to work for you.

Come on up to the third floor of the library for a workshop, schedule an appointment with Carin, Jena, Sharón, or Carrie, or just stop by to browse our library, check out our gallery, and have some tea.

And in the meantime, check out the Especially for Div IIIs page on the CORC website, a collection of resources you can explore on your own time and at your own pace. The world is your oyster. Let CORC help you crack it open.