The GVSU Career Center recognizes the significant challenges that responding to the COVID-19 health crisis has created for our employer partners. We know many of you are struggling to stay up-to-date and comply with evolving regulations, care for employees and interns, meet financial obligations, and remain afloat. We share your concerns, and recognize that these challenges are having a significant impact on current and future employees and interns. We feel that a strong and prepared workforce will be key to a collective recovery when we begin to emerge from this global crisis. We want to be part of that recovery, and are committed to sharing the following resources to help during these challenging times.

Engage Candidates Remotely


Post positions on Handshake

Please post all jobs and internships on Handshake and link those to virtual event and fair registrations.

Replace in-person events with virtual events

We are encouraging employers who plan to host recruitment events to offer those in a virtual format. Tips for requesting a virtual event on Handshake.

Consider distance interviewing strategies

Instead of on-campus interviews, we encourage you to consider holding phone or video interviews instead.

Internship Program/Experiential Learning Resources


Consider Modifying Internships

Due to changing safety guidelines, we recognize that some internships or experiential learning programs may not be able to be offered in person. However, you may wish to consider offering remote, online, or micro-internships.

Learn From Peers

We are all in this together! Many national and regional organizations are polling employers and convening experts to discuss best practices regarding internships and early talent recruitment.

Employer and Employee Resources


COVID-19 information is changing at a rapid pace and can be difficult to keep up with! Find updated legislative and employee resources, best practices, and employer relief efforts in the resources below.


The GVSU Career Center is open to assist with your recruitment needs. Contact the Employer Relations Team at 616-331-6708 or careers@gvsu.edu.