Internship and Employment Planning amidst COVID-19

As we are planning for our return to campus later this month, we have reached out to internship and employer partners to determine if they are able to host interns/student employees (and created a few new partnerships!). We have found that a lot of our partners are closed or not able to have interns or volunteers at this time (and some will not allow interns until a vaccine is available).

Families and students – please let us know your comfortability and any restrictions you may have with interning/working this upcoming semester should something be available. Students would be expected to follow any protocols/procedures put in place by the work site.

We will do our best to place students in work experiences as we understand this is an important component of the program and appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these difficult times. In addition to interning, students are able to gain career development hours through activities such as:

  • Career Advising Meetings
  • Career Research and Exploration (maybe virtual informational interviews, career videos, etc. as well??)
  • Resume and Cover Letter Development/Updates
  • Job Search and Practice Applications
  • Career Fair Preparation and Attendance
  • Creating accounts for and exploring job search engines (e.g. Handshake, AlumniFire, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Interview Preparation and Practice
  • Soft Skills Activities (e.g. teamwork, communication, networking, problem-solving, professionalism, etc.)
  • Online Trainings – Microsoft, LinkedIn, OMJ
  • Buckeye OnPACE Career Modules
  • OMJ Practice Interview Center
  • Getting involved in OSU virtual career opportunities

Please reach out to Ashlee Leslie ( or Patty Conkey ( regarding questions, your comfortability with returning to work and/or any restrictions you may have.

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