Marshall University Students,
Like many of you, we have been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Marshall University has made the decision to temporarily halt in-person classes until mid-April. University offices will remain open. We understand that the impact of COVID-19 may cause some concern among students, especially those soon to graduate who are seeking entry into the workforce. Staff within the Office of Career Education are doing everything within our power to assist you as you continue with your career preparation.
Our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our students, employers, and staff. Thus, we in the Office of Career Education (OCE) are sharing the following with all students.
- Take care of yourself first. Follow the CDC guidelines to prevent illness: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
- If you are asked to work remotely, discuss options with your employer.
- Job/Internship Applications: JobTrax is still an available and robust resource for those seeking job and internship opportunities.
- Information Sessions: OCE staff will work directly with employers and students to provide alternatives utilizing videoconferencing technology or employer-provided systems.
- Career Expo: Out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling our upcoming Career Expo scheduled for March 31.
- Currently Employed: Students currently working in an internship or job should check in with their employer to see if you should still report to work. For those earning credit for your internship, contact your academic coordinator for additional information.
Career Preparation Resources:
- Online Resources: Access the Office of Career Education website for information about interest clarification, mock interviews, industry information, and more.
- Currently Scheduled Appointments: We will convert all currently scheduled career coaching appointments to phone or virtual meetings if you wish. If you have an appointment, career coaches will send you instructions on how to connect.
- New Appointments and Inquiries: We ask that you submit general questions on career-related topics to email@example.com. A career coach will respond as soon as possible.
This situation is rare and unprecedented. Patience and staying informed is the best strategy. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility in this matter.
Like many of you, we have been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). A message from Jerome A. Gilbert, Ph.D., President of Marshall University:
After careful consideration of the implications of the possible spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our students and their families, I have decided to alter the university calendar.
Our task force of senior leadership and subject matter experts are conferring around the clock, focused on our university’s preparations and response. We have been monitoring developments closely and providing regular updates to you as the rapidly changing situation evolves. We have no greater responsibility than the safety and security of our university community and the community at large.
Our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our students, employers, and staff. Thus, we are instituting the following:
- For those who were attending the Career Expo to promote open positions, we invite you to post your positions (if you haven’t ready) to JobTrax. If you are interested in our students and would like to interview, we suggest using Zoom or WebEx virtual platforms.
- For those who are looking to provide more information about their positions and/or company, we suggest holding a virtual information session on Zoom or WebEx. Per your direction, we can make an announcement on JobTrax and will direct all students to these virtual information sessions.
If you have any questions about the purpose or usefulness of utilizing virtual platforms, please let us know. We want to keep the lines of communication open with our employers and students. Please reach out to Jennifer Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or Erin LaFon, email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued interest in our Marshall University students!