The academic year is normally a predictable cycle of, starting in October, Christmas, Easter, Summer, repeat until graduation. This time round its different. I choose the word different because of Covid-19 means that we have to behave differently: socially isolating wherever practical. Consequently, this will have largely changed all of our plans for at least the summer.
Difference and change by their nature do not mean stop, shut-down or impossible, they mean adaption, improvisation and proactivity.
Consequently, this blog is all about getting around the challenges Covid-19 has put in front of us while still improving your career portfolio by sourcing experience opportunities that:
Research Project: data-inputting, transcribing documents, mapping, monitoring wildlife videos, for projects across a range of disciplines.
Future Learn offers free short online courses on a range of topics delivered by universities around the world.
InsideSherpa offer free programmes for students to participate in hypothetical job simulations, completing tasks and accessing learning resources. They have worked with a number of companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Citi, KPMG, Deloitte and Linklatters. When signing up to their programmes please be mindful of their Data Collection Statement.
Covid Mutual Aid is helping to co-ordinate community help and support activities.
Do-It.org provides a wide range of volunteering opportunities and provides a search engine to help find activities based on your career passions and helping interests.
Accenture Baker McKenzie Citi ClickDo
Deloitte EY JP Morgan KPMG
Latham& Watkins Pinsent Masons White & Case
Next Step Support is a career resource dedicated to helping students and graduates from university careers services and graduate recruiters.
As always, the Careers and Employability is here to help, even in these difficult times. You can access us, via email, telephone or video call by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org as well as My Careers Centre.