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Career Center, Santa Clara University

Career Center COVID-19 Response Resources

We recognize that there are many unique challenges during this unprecedented time and we are here to support you.

The information below reflects our most updated services and resources as of 9/25/20 and is subject to change.  Please visit the Prepared SCU website to stay informed about the most recent campus updates and messages.  

Current Updates & Resources

*Jump to Employer Connections Resources - Information for employers, including virtual recruitment options, spring timeline, and how to connect with our team.


Connecting With Our Team

Though we're not physically on campus until further notice, our team is here to support students, employers, and the SCU community through remote and digital resources.  

Please send any questions to careercenter@scu.edu and a member of our team will follow up.

Career Resources

Employer & Hiring Updates

We are gathering information from a number of sources to understand hiring trends related to internships and jobs.  The following are the top trends and updates:

  • In the last 30 days, 1,100+ active employers have posted positions in Handshake (and 95+ employers sent SCU students messages).  Top industries represented in these active postings include Nonprofit, Internet & Software, Healthcare, Sports & Leisure, Human Resources, Education, & Research. 

  • Currently 700+ internships, 150+ part-time, and 1,700+ full-time jobs were posted.  New opportunities are being posted every day.

  • 1,000+ remote job postings are listed in Handshake right now, across a variety of industries.  

  • Wondering who's hiring right now? 
    • Handshake is regularly updating this list of 500 companies hiring students on Handhshake right now
    • Check out this resource that shares hiring status updates for thousands of companies.  Please note that this information is crowdsourced.  It is a great way to get a snapshot to start with, but we encourage you to do some additional research as well.
    • Students are encouraged to be flexible and consider industries that are thriving in a COVID-19 economy. Examples of industries projected for growth and hiring include remote collaboration platforms, shipping & delivery, food/grocery, online education and ed-technology, logistics, and government.

As best as is possible, SCU’s Career Center is continuing to facilitate meaningful connections to opportunities for Santa Clara students. We are actively reaching out to SF Bay Area employers to assess hiring needs & plans and to share virtual and remote services. 

  • Micro-Internships - The SCU Career Center partners with Parker-Dewey, a micro-internship platform for short term, paid, professional assignments similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable students and recent alumni to build and demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks. To search and apply for upcoming Micro-Internships, please visit here. 
  • Remote Internships - 
    • Covintern is a crowdsourced list of remote internship opportunities created by a student at Indiana University. 
    • Remote.co outlines different companies and jobs that are offering remote work. This website also includes a blog that offers tips and advice about working from home. 
  • Has your internship been cancelled? Talentboard is a program designed to get you connected with companies & recruiters this summer and in position to be a top candidate this Fall!
  • Office Hours with Recruiters - Candor is offering daily office hours with a vareity of recruiters on a range of topics.  
  • Virtual Work Experience - InsideSherpa offers self-paced programs to provide a simulation of the work done at a variety of companies.  
  • Network with Other Interns - intern.club is a place to meet other interns and network.  2 of intern.club's admins are SCU students/alumni!
  • Internships in a COVID-19 Economy - 4/22 LinkedIn Live, View RecordingJoin members of the Career Center team for a discussion about recruiting trends, options, and resources for SCU students. 

  • Career Strategies for Students & Graduating Broncos - 5/7 LinkedIn Live - View RecordingLearn how students and graduating Broncos can navigate the job market during COVID-19.

  • Jobs & Meaningful Work During COVID-19 Webinar -5/19 Webinar, View Recording - Listen to an engaged discussion on a series of timely topics including how students can navigate internships and the job market during COVID-19 and the role of resiliency and purpose as students create their future during uncertain economic times.

  • 5 Ideas to Boost Your Career During the COVID-19 Summer - 5/27 LinkedIn Live, View Recording - With COVID-19 disrupting summer job & internship plans, join the Career Center for a session that will provide Broncos with tangible examples and ways to explore, develop your network, build skills and experience, and help you stand out to employers and recruiters. 

Employer Connections Resources

Virtual Recruitment Options

While much is evolving at a rapid pace for us all in relation to COVID-19, we are still here to support employers in connecting with SCU students. We encourage employers to consider some of the below options to support their current recruiting needs:

Please post positions in Handshake. We encourage developing a strong job description which includes critical information about your company as well as its vision and mission to assist candidates in understanding how their skills, interests and values will align with your organization.

Leverage targeted messaging in Handshake to reach out to key students about your opportunities. For best practices on how to do this, see Handshake’s Employer Blog.

Offer Remote Projects and Micro-Internships
The SCU Career Center partners with Parker-Dewey, a micro-internship platform to provide employers with a portal to hire students for short term, paid, professional assignments similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable Career Launchers to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships can go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance. 
 
Offer virtual interviews as an alternative to on campus interviews. If you need support for scheduling your interviews and do not have a specific recruiting software to do this, consider using Sign Up Genius.
 
Consider hosting a virtual chat with students and post it as an “event” in HandshakeWe will be continuing to communicate with students on an ongoing basis and will gather any and all virtual employer connection opportunities and market them to the appropriate student audiences.  Contact our team for virtual chat tips & suggestions at scuemployers@scu.edu. 
 
Timeline for Fall Recruiting

Online instruction for fall quarter begins on Monday, September 21st.    

Connecting With Our Employer Connections Team

Please know that we are here to support employers, and look forward to continuing to work together to connect you with SCU talent. We are in the process of planning our fall recruitment program portfolio, and are exploring virtual options to assist with recruiting if needed. Staff are available remotely to discuss recruiting strategies to support your current and future needs; please email us at scuemployers@scu.edu and a member of our team will follow up as soon as possible.