Remote Support Through COVID-19

Career and Post-Graduate Development is here to help!

Disclaimer: The information listed herein is presented by Career and Post-Graduate Development at Ursinus College as a service to our users. This information should not be construed as an endorsement of the organizations offering the internship, employment opportunity, or general advice. Applicants should contact the organizations directly to determine if opportunities are available. All students are strongly encouraged to research all employers, organizations, and information sources.

Appointments

Meet with advisors by phone or GoToMeeting video by scheduling an appointment on Handshake. Choose your appointment medium (phone or video). Provide your phone number for calls. 

Open Hours

The CPD team is working virtually.

CPD On Demand

For more in-depth help from a career coach, please schedule an appointment.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Virtual Interviews

Career Advisors are available to do virtual mock interviews. Schedule appointments via Handshake.

Check out CareerSpots Videos for help with interviews. 46 videos are offered in the “How To” Find a Job category 

Events

All CPD events have been moved to a virtual format. For an up to date list and also to learn about new virtual events, visit our calendar.

Finding Opportunities During COVID-19

Articles and Resources on Remote Work

Graduate/Professional School

Feeling Productive, Staying Motivated, Making Progress

Be slow. Let this distract you. Let it change how you think and how you see the world. Because the world is our work. And so, may this tragedy tear down all our faulty assumptions and give us the courage of bold new ideas.” Ahmad, Aisha (Chronicle.com, 2020, MARCH 27 )

The Progress Principle: Why tiny steps are better than shooting for the moon.” (blog.resucuetime.com)

Mark Cuban, self-made billionaire, Shark Tank regular, and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team goes on record saying that a liberal arts education is the best hedge against uncertainty. This is especially true in the COVID-19 era. (linkedIn.com)

Alumni Words of Advice

Just because you are graduating, it doesn’t mean that the learning has concluded. In fact, it’s only just beginning. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Don’t be afraid to move to different parts of the country. You’ll no longer live next to your best friends so make sure to reach out often. Schedule virtual game nights, or take a trip to see them in person. The relationships you built need to be nurtured more than usual now that you’ll be apart.” Kevin Zufelt ’11

“Some of you will go on to continue your education, some of you will take the first job offer you get, some of you will hold out for that dream job, some of you will find that there are a series of jobs that require you to get experience, so you can interview one day, for that dream job. My 4 years at Ursinus allowed me to prepare for a future that required me to utilize an assortment of skills I acquired during my Ursinus experience, especially relating to folks.”  Larry Saunders ’70

“What I can offer most in terms of advice here is just determination: even if you don’t get interviews a few months out, it’s okay. Just hustle, work on some internships or do a year or two of service, and things will settle.”  Ivy McDaniels ’08