Finding a job may be difficult during the pandemic, but the Career Services and Employer Relations office at Framingham State is working to prove that opportunities are still available.
With over 30 virtual Zoom presentations, events, and drop-in career counseling sessions on schedule, students can discover new opportunities every week, said Dawn Ross, director of Career Services.
“We are sympathetic to their career anxiety and will do everything possible to ease their stress by providing online resources and our career knowledge to ease their concerns,” she said.
For the week of April 27, seven Zoom sessions will be available and open for all students to attend. Links to join each can be found within the events page of Career Services’ website.
On Tuesday, Paul Joseph, CEO of Contexed, will be discussing how to network effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic in a Zoom meeting co-sponsored by SGA.
Joseph, who is also the former president of the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, will be online to conduct the seminar at 5 p.m.
Other topics of discussion for the week include exploring careers and majors while studying remotely, building an impressive LinkedIn profile, and writing cover letters in a virtual environment.
On Wednesday, Rosemarie Teti of the Wayland School Community Programs will be presenting at a virtual employer showcase at 4:15 p.m.
“I realize that our students’ priorities are elsewhere right now, but seniors should be aware that we are here to assist them in reaching their career goals,” Ross said. “We have virtual resources and knowledge that they will need to navigate this new hiring environment.”
Links to an array of resources intended to help students attain their career goals throughout the COVID- 19 pandemic can be found on the main page of FSU Career Services’ website.
Through a collaboration effort with MassBay, FSU students can further access resources and virtual presentations offered by the community college system, said Ross.
Career Services at FSU will continue to offer individual student appointments, Ross added. Students can reserve time for a phone or video chat session between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Job opportunities are still available during these challenging times, Ross stressed. The Office of Career Services at FSU is here to help students reach them.
“We are ready, willing, and able to assist our students virtually through this pandemic,” she said.