Remote Support Through COVID-19
Career and Post-Graduate Development is here to help!
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.
The CPD team is working virtually.
For in-depth help from a career coach, please schedule an appointment.
Career coaches 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
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
- LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise: 15 opportunities that are in demand
- From College to Career Amidst the Coronavirus
- Graduating in A Pandemic: Advice For The Anxious Pot-College Job Search (npr,org)
- Graduating in the Age of COVID-19 (resources.twc.edu)
500 Companies Hiring Students on Handshake Right Now
- Brief videos with tips for students on topics such as starting a job/internship search amidst COVID-19, delayed start dates, interhship/job cancellations, and finding remote work (youtube.com)
- How Can College Students Navigate The Career Search During The Coronavirus Outbreak? (Forbes.com)
- Get Hired Remotely (joinhandshake.com)
- Real-time updates provided by Candor show hiring status of different organizations. (Candor.co)
- 6 Job Search Tips for New Grads and Anyone Else Starting Their Careers During the Coronavirus Pandemic (the Muse)
- At Home Networking Strategies (insidehighered.com)
- Companies Are Still Hiring During COVID-19—Here Are 71 That Want Your Applications Now (the Muse)
- Now is the time to be proactive and reach out to employers. Cold calling can be intimidating- here is a how to guide. (hirescholars.com)
Articles and Resources on Remote Work
- 12 Tips For Making Your Virtual Meetings More Professional (Forbes.com)
- Remote.co flex/remote/work from home post grad, freelance, and part-time positions (remote.co)
- 6 Ways to Make the Most of a Remote Internship (joinhandshake.com)
- When using Handshake, to find remote work opportunities type “remote” in the job title, employers, or keyword search bar under the jobs tab,.
- The 25+ Best Sites For Finding Remote Work Online in 2020 (skillcrush.com)
- Parker Dewey: Explore multiple paid short assignments, ranging from 5-40 hours of work, with organizations across a variety of industries. (parkerdewey.com)
- Implication of COVID-19 on Graduate School
- Key tips for financing Graduate School
- Simon Business School at University of Rochester- Options for Fall 2020 Entry
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