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COVID-19 Related Resources

Over the past couple of weeks, a few self-report websites have been created to help users know which organizations are hiring, laying off, freezing hires, & rescinding offers. 

Resume builder: Project-based remote micro-internships (paid!) | Parker Dewey

Graduating in the age of COVID-19 | Student Guidebook from The Washington Center

Resources for during COVID-19 economy | Handshake

Resources for Job Seekers | UMN Alumni Association

What Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Mean for Your Job Search? | The Muse

What to do When a Job Offer Disappears | Forbes

Ways to Maximize Your Summer if Your Internship is Cancelled | UGA Career Center

COVID-19 Job Market Impact in Minnesota | RealTime Talent

MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development partnered with Coursera to provide free career-focused, online learning resources for Minnesotans

We have posts on our Peer Into Your Career blog that could be helpful: Tips for Interning & Working Remotely; Tips for Using Your Time Wisely; Creating Comebacks Through Setbacks; Setting up Your Productive Space  

Virtual Job & Internship Fairs

Log into GoldPASS powered by Handshake for more virtual events and job & internship postings

We'll update this listing as resources become available.

If you want to talk to someone about how the pandemic is impacting your future plans, email to set up an appointment with a Career Counselor.


Career and Internship Services staff can assist you in preparing for an internship or job search and presenting yourself effectively as a candidate.

Top Skills and Qualities Employers Seek in Job Candidates

  1. Communication skills - oral & written
  2. Problem-solving skills
  3. Ability to work in a team
  4. Initiative
  5. Analytical/quantitative skills
  6. Strong work ethic
  7. Detail-oriented
  8. Technical skills related to the job
  9. Flexibility/adaptability
  10. Computer skills
  11. Interpersonal skills - relate well to others

Source: Job Outlook 2019, National Association of Colleges and Employers


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