COVID-19 Career Resources
The page is chock full of tangible, practical and timely information – from apps and videos to advice. From How to work a Virtual Career Fair to Who’s Hiring Now? We’ve got you covered.
Don’t let the time pass you by! This is the perfect time to increase your knowledge and learn new skills.
Internship Prep Seminar
An intensive seminar in professional development will be given during the second Summer Session beginning July 20, after new student orientation, and last three weeks. During this time, you will receive 15 hours of work in professional assessment, resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn setup and review, interview prep and more! Enroll in the Internship Preparation Seminar, 0137-299-003 or 004. This course will also be available during Fall 2020.
Online Career Coach
Enroll in Online Career Coach; a self-paced Moodle course with professional development resources such as resume/cover letter/Linkedin review, salary surveys, managing up and more! Got questions? We’ve got answers! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Introducing the EDGE 2020 Summer Series for Students
With internships on hold or cancelled, we realize that you may be feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic well beyond the classroom. Marketing EDGE has developed a summer series of webinars to support you through this difficult time.
From June 10-July 15, Marketing EDGE will host three webinars featuring industry professionals who will discuss networking and personal brand, essential marketing skills needed as an entry-level professional, and e-commerce entrepreneurship.
Students who participate in all three webinars and complete post-seminar surveys will be sent a digital badge to display on their LinkedIn profile. In addition, you may be eligible to apply for a Marketing EDGE scholarship.
Free Contact Tracing Course
Interested in becoming a contact tracer? The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has developed a free contact tracing course. NYS participants will be invited to take the course after their application is reviewed and they pass an initial interview. The interview, followed by taking the course and passing the final assessment within 72 hours, will be required to be hired into the New York state program.
The lead instructor of the course is Emily Gurley, PhD, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the Bloomberg School. Among other contributors to the class is Bloomberg School senior research associate Tolbert Nyenswah, LLB, MPH, who was the incident commander for the response to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
The contact tracing course, which takes six hours to complete, is divided into five modules and covers:
- Basic information on the virus and COVID-19, including symptoms of infection and how the virus is transmitted;
- Fundamentals of contact tracing, such as how to define a case, identify their contacts, and calculate how long a contact should isolate;
- Steps involved in investigating cases and tracing their contacts, including simulated scenes performed by professional actors who illustrate potential interactions that tracers may experience with infected individuals and their contacts;
- Ethics of contact tracing, including balancing privacy and public health considerations, and examples of basic technology tools that can facilitate contact tracing, such as using text messaging for check-ins and reminders;
- Skills for effective communications in the tracing process, such as what it means to be an “active listener” and how to deal with common challenges that arise when investigating cases.
8 Certifications to Add to Your Resume (For Free!)
Did anyone say free? We’ve got you covered! Learn how to code, take a free project management course or attend a Google Analytics Academy. Check out the details.
Preparing for the Job Search
You want to get a job and we WANT you to get a job. Connect with us so we can help prepare you for a better tomorrow! We’re still offering the same great service, just virtually. That includes LinkedIn reviews and TypeFocus assessments.
Career Counseling Appointments
Zoom into your career counseling appointment at the Career Center. Email us at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Resume reviews, anyone?
You read right! We are still reviewing student and alumni resumes and cover letters. It may take us a few days, but we’ll be sure to connect with you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Job Search
Get hired! We’ve got insider tips from industry experts on how to succeed and win in this economic climate.
- Optimize your Handshake profile: We’ve shared this article previously, but we want to continue to stress the importance of a complete profile. It’s a simple, but effective way to stand out to employers on Handshake—many employers are still actively engaging with job seekers.
- Reach out to other students on Handshake: Now is a better time than ever for students to connect with each other virtually and do some serious research about jobs. This post details how to message fellow students and alumni for honest answers to career-related questions.
- Get Hired Remotely As more employers recruit college students online, Handshake has the tools you need to go from job search to just get hired!
- Impress employers at virtual events: It’s likely that some of you are experiencing cancellations for their summer plans. Attending virtual events on Handshake is a great way to get in front of employers and try to find something that fits their needs.
- Free services and resources to help you right now: A list of free tools and services—some career-related, some not—that can help students if they’re displaced or otherwise affected by current events.
Find out who’s hiring!
Here are a few quick links to get you started.
- Companies Are Still Hiring During COVID-19—Here Are 97 That Want Your Applications Now
- Are Companies Still Hiring During the COVID-19 Crisis?
- Don’t overlook this No. 1 factor when looking for a job during Covid-19, says hiring exec of 20 years
- Interested in finding a job or internship across town or around the world?
Connect with fellow alumni and students in an “Adelphi Only” platform. Get professional advice, network with Panthers in specific companies, find a mentor (or become one), get industry insider tips, get ideas about the best food or hot spots while traveling or visiting and so much more.
Note: You can join via LinkedIn or Facebook accounts, or by setting up an account with an email address.
International Students and Job Search
- Tips from the University of California, Berkeley
- Skills U.S. Employers Value from the University of Illinois
Career Week, Revisited
Get set and Go! Practice how to answer common interview questions. Presented by Azahah Shaari, PhD, Assistant Director of Assessment and Graduate Outcomes, Center for Career and Professional Development.
How to Navigate Anxiety During COVID-19
This presentation will allow the students to process their feelings and thoughts about their academic career during this COVID-19 pandemic. Students have concerns about their field placements, potential job opportunities and managing remote learning. Strategies and tips will be discussed in an open forum. Co-sponsored by the School of Social Work and the Office of Alumni Relations.
The Impact of COVID-19 and the Criminal Justice Center
Moderators: Karen Autry, MA, Associate Director of Employer Relations, Center for Career and Professional Development, and Schanica Pickens, MSW, Interim Director, School of Social Work.
Networking, Branding, and Social Media in the Digital Age of Social Work
Dwayne James, LMSW is a Black millennial social worker and founder of Dwayne James & Co., LLC. Get the foundational knowledge and tools you need for building yourself as a brand, digital networking, and making social media work for you.
Applying to Graduate Schools
Prepping your graduate school applications? We will help you position your experiences and strategize so you can get accepted. Presented by Bernadine Waller, LMHC, PhD Candidate, Associate Director of Experiential Learning, Center for Career and Professional Development.
Understand your unique behavior profile, identify areas of strength, and know your personal values with the TypeFocus assessment. Presented by Maria Casey, M.A., Associate Director of Alumni and Graduate Student Career Services, Center for Career and Professional Development.