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.
During remote operations through May 2020, the GVSU Career Center remains open to assist with your recruitment needs. Contact the Employer Relations Team at 616-331-6708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engage Candidates Remotely
Post positions on Handshake
Please post all jobs and internships on Handshake and link those to virtual event and fair registrations. For canceled fairs, we will keep the Handshake event active and have encouraged students to review the list of attending employers, follow employers of interest to receive updates on recruitment activities, and review postings linked to those registrations.
Replace in-person events with virtual events
We are encouraging employers who planned on hosting events during this time to move those to virtual events. 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 Resources
Consider Modifying Internships
We recognize that some internships for Spring/Summer 2020 may not be able to move forward as originally planned. However, you may wish to consider pushing back your start date, or 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 to keep up with! Find updated legislative and employee resources, best practices, and employer relief efforts through the COVIDWM services directory, as well as other educational resources below.