Online Resources to Engage with Career and Professional Success

Hood House is the home of Career and Professional Success, where virtual interviews take place for both students and employers.

Career and Professional Success is prepared to support our students and employers online in a number of ways. While the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, the University of New Hampshire will continue to update the community with information here. Details for students and employers can be found below regarding online services and recruiting opportunities. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to caps@noraoconnor.com.

Students

Book an Online Appointment

Schedule career counseling appointments on Handshake (via Zoom):

Career appointments will be hosted virtually using Zoom and scheduled through . Log in to Handshake to  like you would at any other time.

  • Once you’ve selected your appointment category and type, you’ll see an option to select your Appointment Medium, which will default to "Video Call." Appointments will be completed using Zoom.
  • In the appointment confirmation email (sent to your UNH email), you will receive both a link and a phone number for the Zoom meeting (you can join by phone call or from a computer). Upon clicking on the link, you'll be entered in a virtual waiting room until the counselor lets you into the meeting.
  • For troubleshooting with Zoom: 

How to Schedule an Appointment

We're here. We're ready. Let's figure this out together, UNH Students. Book a career counseling appointment online via Handshake

24/7 Online Career Resources

体育365Career and Professional Success offers a number of websites and platforms at all times that you can use to have your resume reviewed, practice interview techniques, network with alumni, learn about career options around the world, and more!

HANDSHAKE

Search and apply for jobs and internships, browse on-campus and work-study positions, research employers, schedule counseling appointments, and much more.

INTERVIEWSTREAM

Video interviewing platform that allows you to practice interviewing and review your performance! 

VMOCK

Resume review tool that uses artificial intelligence to assess and offer instant feedback on your resume.

WILDCAT CONNECTIONS

体育365Wildcats to bring students and alumni together online to ask questions, seek guidance, coach, inspire, and share professional success stories.

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体育365Helps job and internship seekers find opportunities at home and abroad. Search Career Guides specific to countries or cities around the world, learn more about the visa application process, and much more! 

Cultivate skills that many employers look for in job and internship applicants in this 6-week, free online program

Learn more about Summer Career Academy

Career and Professional Success has free resources to help students continue to build skills during the summer

Skill Building During COVID-19

Stay Current by Following Career & Professional Success 

New Jobs and Opportunities on Handshake

体育365Ten most recent postings approved on Handshake. To see all the postings, log in to .

Full Time Jobs

Internships

Part-time, Fellowships, and Volunteer Opportunities

Attend Online Employer Events

Many employers are shifting all recruiting activities to online and virtual sessions. These continue to be found through Handshake under the "Events" tab. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: 体育365Many on-campus career events scheduled between now and April 3 will be canceled or postponed. These changes will be reflected in Handshake, via email from your college CaPS team, or by checking our social media accounts (linked below).

Additional Campus Student Support Services

University offices that support students in a variety of ways are still available to help you. Click here to see a listList of Campus Support

Additional Manchester's Campus Resources are located here: 

Additional Opportunities

Follow the Wildcat Way to Professional Success by engaging in community service. Learn more at CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Frequently Asked Questions for Students

For situation and employer-specific information, CaPS Career Counselors are available via Handshake to help navigate through more personalized questions.

 

1) If I am in a non-credit bearing internship this semester, should I continue to take my direction from my employer/supervisor?

Yes, many employers have migrated to virtual work. They may or may not expect you to complete your non-credit bearing internship virtually, based on the nature of the work. If the nature of the work requires you to be in person, and:

  • Your employer is now virtual, ask if there is other work that you can do
  • Your employer has not moved to virtual work and you are uncomfortable working on site, request working remotely or to end your internship

Whatever the length of your non-credit internship, it is appropriate to list it on your resume.

 

2) I am concerned about my summer internship. What should I do to be proactive?

体育365Domestically, we understand that many employers are moving forward with their internships. According to a National Association for Colleges and Employers poll,  85% of employers, are continuing their internship programs as planned. Internationally, many have been or will likely be cancelled. Some tips:

  • Begin now to look for alternative internships if yours has been cancelled – there are over 2,000 currently posted in Handshake and many more on the major job boards
  • Reach out to your internship site contact for an update
  • Do not rush to a decision to renege your internship offer - seek counsel from a career counselor first

 

3) What can I do to gain experience/build skills if I cannot secure an internship?

No doubt, employers value and expect graduates to have learning experiences - to gain skills that prepare them to add value in their first job and beyond. There are lots of references to the skills that employers value most – typically topping the lists:

  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills
  • Planning and Organizing

体育365The good news is  no matter what you are studying, you have developed these skills. The other good news is, these skills can be developed in lots of ways – volunteering, community service, projects, part-time work, etc.  Next step, demonstrate you have the skills through your cover letter, resume, and interviews.

1) I was planning to attend an upcoming event that has been cancelled. How can I get more information about those employers and opportunities?

体育365Follow Handshake’s instructions on how to to find more information on the employer and their open jobs. To receive notifications of new jobs or events make sure you follow employers by selecting the star on their page.

1) I am scheduled for an interview with an employer that will now be virtual, what should I do to prepare?

  • Make sure an updated resume is on Handshake for employers to pull for the interview - this way, they have the most current version
  • Preparation is key as outlined in this
  • Practice, practice, practice -  InterviewStream is a great tool

2) What do I do if I sign up for virtual interviews in Handshake?

  • Apply the same way that you would have for on-campus interviews.
  • Once you are permitted to choose an interview time slot, click the Zoom meeting link next to your time slot to register with Zoom for the interview.
  • After you register, you will receive an email from Zoom with the password for your interview.
  • When joining your interview, enter the password when prompted. You will be automatically placed into a virtual waiting room. The employer will move you into the interview once they are ready for you.
  • Please reach out to caps@noraoconnor.com with any questions, or if you do not receive the interview password.

1) What can I do to protect myself from a declining job market?

One of the absolute best ways to find the job you want is through networking. Consider, for now and the future, networking as your critical survival skill. Countless surveys and research efforts conclude that the vast majority of successful job searches happen via networking.

If you have not joined , join now and make it your goal to connect with people regularly. Think about creating your personal Advisory Board – you can’t go wrong; our alumni are eager to support you.

 

2) I am nervous that the job offer that I have accepted may be rescinded. Should I reach out to my recruiter/hiring manager?

Yes, stay in touch with your employer contacts and follow your employer on LinkedIn to stay current.


Virtual Internships, Resources, & Best Practices

 

  • Type “remote” in job title, employer or keyword search bar 

 

  • Put “remote” in keyword search and can also check a box to “Include remote positions” 

 

  • Under the search filters, click on the “Remote / On-Site” section and check off the “Remote” box 

 

  • Type “remote” in the “Where” search bar 

 

  • All remote positions – can search by industry and see the remote jobs in that field  

 

  • Offers a job board of remote positions and resources  

 

  • Job postings from employers looking to hire students or grads who want to work from home 

 

  • Offers volunteer projects 

 

  • Virtual “abroad” internship opportunities  

Third-party facilitators of online internships between employer and students: (there are associated fees with these programs) 

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 – found on NACE 

  • Topics in this document include: suggestions for current and upcoming internship positions, what an online internship is, highlighting the benefits and drawbacks, recommended policies, procedures and best practices for online internships 

 – found on NACE 

  • Advice on whether to add a cancelled internship to your resume from the National Association of Colleges and Employers

 – We Work Remotely 

  • Lists companies and their open jobs  

 – Standuply 

  • Offers over 300 “tools” to help you with remote work 

 – Skillcrush  

  • Tips on working remotely  

 – Flexjobs  

  • Offers a list of companies who offer remote jobs  

  • A guide to help students entering the workforce, highlighting short and long-term action steps and the challenges that will likely be faced 

 

The benefits of remote work for students (NACE) 

  • Attracting top talent 

  • 体育365Online projects help attract self-starters 

  • Virtual work may book productivity  

  • Boosts diversity and expands talent pools 

  • Ensure success by setting clear expectations, providing same level of support, instruction and supervision as you would in person, discuss preferences on communication, establish timelines, and have virtual check-ins/weekly progress calls to stay in touch with your intern 

  • Project-based internships are well suited for remote work

Advice for College Students: How to Maximize Your Career Development During COVID-19 (NACE)

  • Update your resume 

  • 体育365Create a professional online presence (and clean up your personal social media) 

  • 体育365Build new skills 

  • Practice virtual interviewing  

  • Cultivate your professional network 

  • Get help from your career center 

Hiring industries

  • 体育365Tech companies

  • Pharmaceuticals 
  • Distribution centers 
    • Amazon – hired 100,000 employees because of high demand  
  • Online learning companies 
  • Grocery stores and delivery services 
  • Remote meeting and communication companies ​

Build up your resume 

  • Online certifications (ex. Google Analytics and Hootsuite) 

  • Free online courses  

  • Training courses 

  • 体育365Do employers have any online trainings that they can offer students (even if they’re not hiring)? 

  • Use your network – reach out to people!  

  • Explore short term options, beyond your specific career path – help make yourself more marketable 

  • Connect with hiring managers and people you interviewed with 

    • If the company is on a hiring freeze, inquire how and when to best follow up (they probably won’t know) – this shows engagement and commitment  

Tips for virtual interviews: 

  • Test your tech – make sure you are ready for the start of the interview and don’t take up time fixing your tech 

  • Dress appropriately – just as you would in an in-person interview! 

  • 体育365Be prepared – know what you want to talk about and be ready to answer questions 

  • 体育365Be personable – everyone is going through the struggle of COVID-19, this is something that everyone can relate to  

  • 体育365Remove distractions – don’t be on your phone during the interview or have things near you that will distract you 

  • 体育365Follow-up – make sure you reach out post the interview to follow up with next steps 

Employers

We are interested in hearing about any impacts to your current college recruiting plans, especially for entry-level and summer internship hiring. Please take this quick poll. As you can imagine this is a very stressful time for our students, so any insight you provide will be very helpful.

 

Virtual Engagement

Interviews, information sessions, and more can be conducted virtually through Zoom. Schedule virtual interviews or information sessions through Handshake. Learn about Career and Professional Success's policies and best practices on our Recruiting at UNH page.

If interested in additional event options, such as virtual drop-ins and panel meetings, or would like to discuss your recruitment options, please contact employer.relations@noraoconnor.com

Helpful Handshake Recruiting Resources

Handshake 

体育365Use Handshake to advertise opportunities and activities to all of our students and recent graduates. 

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Zoom Troubleshooting and Best Practices

  • UNH students, faculty, and staff have access to 24/7 : 1+888-799-9666
  • Zoom 
  • Zoom provides  members

Problem Solving Zoom

Audio Issues
  • This  can solve most audio issues or at least point quickly to what may be wrong (such as needing to power up speakers.)
  • A  about Zoom audio settings
  • How do I fix echo issues? Echo can happen are too close or multiple participants are in the same room
Permission Problems

It is important to understand that meeting 'hosts' and meeting 'participants' will see different tools and different tool permissions

  • Can't hear a participant? 
  • Can't access screen sharing or a recording button? Be sure to log in to the  and join your session there
  • Can't I log into the ? Please call UNH IT support for log in issues
Network Issues

体育365It is highly recommended to use a 'wired' network connection to the internet for all web conferencing events- especially for meeting hosts!

  • Zoom has a  if you decide to use one.
  • Best practices for preparing my computer for a web conference?
    • Close every browser and all programs not needed for the event (especially e-mail programs that may be 'slowing' your connection to the internet.)
  • After going through this checklist, if you are having trouble connecting to Zoom, there is a small chance that 

Still having issues? Contact caps@noraoconnor.com