COVID-19 Is Scrambling the Job Market for Recent Grads. Here’s How Colleges Are Trying to Respond.
Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
When COVID-19 happened, the kinds of in-person activities that career centers set up to get graduates on the career path came to an abrupt halt: internships, job shadowing, corporate-recruiting meetings, and lunches with potential future colleagues.
The rapidly shifting landscape has meant profound changes for all of the participants in the college-to-career pipeline. Some career centers are still trying to figure out how to re-engineer their services. Others are already connecting undergraduates to alumni through videoconferencing, offering career counseling via Zoom, and starting to provide bite-size career lessons online.