Career Services Updates
Dear Students,

As promised, we are writing with initial information about ways to work with our office. Below you can find updates regarding our services as well some suggestions and resources for making the most of this time. We will continue sharing information with you on a regular basis, so stay tuned.

A word about the future
We imagine you have questions about what the next few months will bring and how this unprecedented situation will impact your life, including your career development. What opportunities will be available to you over the summer? What will you do after graduation? Are employers still recruiting? As you can likely imagine, employers and internship hosts are also pondering these questions. P art of our work as career advisors involves seeking to understand the changing landscape through conversations with employers and with colleagues working in career services offices at institutions around the world.

While the future looks uncertain right now, there are a number of actions you can take during this time that will serve you when the situation has stabilized. You can work on your CV, update your LinkedIn profile, develop your professional narrative, better define your goals, conduct research and informational interviews, follow organizations of interest, and apply for vacancies that are posted. These are just some examples. We are here to support you as best as we can.

Personal Capacity
Please note, if you do not have the capacity to think about your future plans right now, we understand and encourage you to prioritize your health - both physical and mental - above all else.

Suggestions & Resources


Events
Our in-person career events are on hold for the time being. We are working as a team and with our employer partners to develop alternative solutions. Some of them have already agreed to connect with students virtually, so please watch for further news about remote employer information sessions. We will also write soon with information about online career sessions organized by our office.

Update on internship funding and partnerships
CEU funding related to travel, including internships, is currently stopped for the rest of the academic year, as per the email sent by the Provost to the community on Friday, March 13. All CEU-internship funds, including the Internship Support Program (ISP) Fund, managed by the Career Services Office, and the Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Programs, managed by the Academic and Research Support Office (ACRO), are suspended. We are currently working to understand whether there are any alternatives for offering internship support to students.

Regarding internship partnerships, we are in conversation with our partners in order to determine the outcome of these programs for the remainder of 2020. For the time being, i n response to the Covid-19 outbreak, both UNICEF and UNIDO have put the recruitment for these internships on hold until further notice. We will inform students of any developments or changes.  

Finally
Please do your best to stay well in this period. We are looking forward to having more news to share. In the meantime, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are paying attention, even though our response time is sometimes slower than usual.
Best wishes,
Cristina
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