Employer Covid-19 Resources
Last Updated: 5/1/2020
This page was developed to support employers with their recruitment, planning, and internship program needs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The current situation at UC Berkeley resembles that of many other universities across the nation. The campus—including the Career Center—is physically closed through at least May 31, 2020. Students are receiving instruction virtually through summer. The situation continues to evolve and campus administration has not yet announced Fall 2020 semester plans. The latest campus information can be found at https://news.berkeley.edu/coronavirus.
We encourage employers to consider virtual programming options promoted through Handshake. Students are eager to find opportunities and are ready to engage virtually!
- Post jobs and internships in Handshake
- Purchase Resume Books (see next accordian tab for details)
- Attend the UC-wide virtual career fair in late May (see later accordian tab for details)
- Utilize our Targeted Student Email Service
- Host virtual info sessions, office hours, or “coffee chats” (see additional resources tab)
- Advertise your virtual events in Handshake (see step 3 here)
Looking to hire interns or new grads this summer?
With in-person career fairs and info sessions off-limits for the foreseeable future, the Career Center has put together a series of resume books to help you connect with current UC Berkeley students, new grads, and recent alumni. In just two weeks, we’ve received more than 10,000 resume submissions across all the books!
How does it work?
We offer a total of 22 resume books (11 full-time and 11 internship) batched by field/industry. The cost of these books is $100 for industry and $50 for nonprofits. Once purchased, you will have access to all 22 books. If you are a Berkeley Circle Partner, there is no charge.
- General Business Roles
- Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, & Data Science
- Engineering & Physical Sciences
- Architecture & Sustainable Design
- Environment & Sustainability
- Government, Law, & Public Policy
- Health Services
- Pharmaceuticals & Bio-tech
- Nonprofit, Social Services, & Education
- Media, Marketing, PR & Communications
- Scientific Research
Questions? Contact email@example.com
This inaugural UC Wide Virtual Career Fair allows employers to engage with top tier candidates from ten University of California campuses in a live setting during this time when in-person career fairs are not possible.
The two-day event gives participating employers efficient, real-time opportunities to:
- Promote immediate internship, part- and full-time opportunities
- Interact with sought-after candidates from multiple campuses in group and private chats (multimedia options available)
- Leverage online tools to meet recruitment and pipeline development needs
Event Details - Register for one or both career fairs
UC Wide STEM Virtual Career Fair
- Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 9am-6pm PDT
- Recruit students from all degree levels for STEM career opportunities
UC Wide Virtual Career Fair
- Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 9am-6pm PDT
- Recruit students from all degree levels for non-technical career opportunities
- $395 for business or government per day
- $295 for nonprofit organizations per day
Registration deadline: May 19, 2020
Internship program guidance in light of Covid-19:
- Consider virtual options:
- Convert to a full virtual internship
- Start virtual, then move to a conventional internship once your office resumes normal business
- Host virtual informational or instructive programming that adds value for your student interns but reduces focus on work exchange. This allows students to learn and can create a positive impression of your employer brand for years to come.
- Consider other modifications:
- Delay the start date
- Shorten the internship
- If you must cancel your internship program, consider extending student offers to 2021 full-time roles or internships
- Best Practices for Creating a Virtual Internship Program (Harvard Business School)
- Tips for Managing a Remote Intern and Considerations for Remote Internships
- Consider a remote mentorship or onboarding buddy beyond the supervisor for new interns to get socialized into the organizational culture
- List of employers hiring, keeping, or canceling internships (crowd-sourced)
Campus administration has not yet made any decisions about fall instruction or events. Given the fluid situation, our office is preparing virtual contingency plans in tandem with normal plans for events and services. Stay tuned for updates on Fall 2020 programming and services to come in the month of June, with an expected launch date of July 8.