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Going Virtual for COVID-19

 

University officials will continue to provide updates on how the university is monitoring the global spread of the novel coronavirus, and the steps we are taking to keep our community healthy. Updated information can be found 24/7 at https://coronavirus.ku.eduFor this reason, we are temporarily suspending all in-person services, including career coaching appointments. However, the University Career Center is open and career coaches are available for appointments. Career coaching appointments are being held via phone or virtually using Zoom or Skype for Business, beginning March 17th, 2020. 

 

Specific instructions for career coaching and our other available services are below. Please feel free to email us at ucc@ku.edu or call 785-864-3624 with any questions. 

 

Services

 

 

Career Coaching Appointments  

Career Coaches are available to meet with you virtually or via telephone. Head to HireJayhawks.com or call 785-864-3624 to schedule a 30-minute (answers to specific questions) or a 60-minute (in-depth career planning or answers to vague questions) appointment now. Not sure the length of the appointment you need? Start with a 30-minute appointment and we’ll take it from there. You will receive an email confirmation and another email that provides you with instructions for connecting with your career coach. 

Drop-In hours 

We are suspending drop-in hours temporarily. In the meantime, you may schedule a 30-minute appointment or head to our on-line chat feature at career.ku.edu. The chat is staffed from 8:30a-4:30p Monday- Friday. 

Mock Interviews 

 

Students have options surrounding mock interviews. HireJayhawks.com has a mock interview tools where you can select from dozens of interviews specific to your career aspirations. This tool provides the ability of recording and reviewing your interview. Or, you can schedule a virtual mock interview with one of our career coaches at HireJayhawks.com. 

 

Resume Reviews 

 

If you need help starting your resume, we recommend you complete the modules in JayhawkReady and check out this guide. You may submit your resume to our resume dropbox to be reviewed by a career coach. You can also discuss your resume and other documents during the virtual coaching options mentioned above. 

Events

Under guidance from the CDC, the University Career Center will not be holding any in-person events for the remainder of the semester. However, we are creating content related to our events that will be available digitally. Additionally, a number of businesses and organizations are hosting virtual career fairs and networking events. The quickest way to access this content and learn about virtual events is by signing up for a career community and by following our Twitter account (kucareer). Those who sign-up for a career community will have a customized content, events, and job and internship postings sent directly to their inbox.

Internship Recommendations

Students 

 

If you are currently participating in an internship or plan to participate in one in the near future, it is important to keep in mind that KU’s policies do not reflect the policies of the company that is hosting you. Please make sure to maintain communication with your internship supervisor about any changes to their operations and/or to your circumstances that may affect your work as an intern. Talk to your internship supervisor if you have any questions or concerns about the safety of the work environment and about the possibility of working remotely. 

 

If you are receiving departmental academic credit for your internship, please direct questions concerning these credits to the department/program that is awarding them. If you are enrolled in LA&S 490, please direct questions to your instructor, Melissa Johnson. 

 

Employers 

 

Please keep in contact with your interns about your company’s plans and policies regarding COVID-19. In order to protect the health of our students and your employees, we ask you to consider allowing interns to work remotely. Students are being urged to contact the KU unit coordinating the internship if they are unable to complete internship requirements at this time.  Health and safety are our main priorities.


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