Career Resources for COVID-19

We are here for you, Pilots! 

It’s important to stay connected with your career goals during COVID-19. Rather than focus on the statistics, take this time to be proactive about your career readiness. Employers value flexibility, adaptability, grit, resilience, and communication among other career readiness competencies.   

Don't take it from us: get advice and guidance straight from the source with these employer advice videos, recorded just for you by recruiters and UP alumni. 


Continue reading for more  steps you can take to set yourself up for success. 

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Keep in Touch!

  • Questions? Call our virtual “front desk” at 503.943.7201 or email 
  • Schedule a virtual appointment by phone or video on Handshake. (Not sure what questions to ask? The “Virtual Career Chat” or “Senior Game Plan” appointments are a great place to start!)   
  • Follow the Career Center on Instagram for our latest tips, events, and updates. 
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Sharpen Your Skills

  • Update your resume, draft a cover letter, and hone your virtual interviewing skills.  
  • Check out the Career Center’s online Handouts & Resources to get started, then schedule an appointment with a staff member to review your materials or try a mock interview.  
  • Pick up a new professional skill or explore new interests on LinkedIn Learning. 


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Connect with Alumni & Professionals

  • Create your online presence. In this time of working remotely, employers will be using technology to find candidates. Update your profiles on Handshake and LinkedIn. 
  • Identify and strengthen your own personal network. Reach out to alumni via UP Switchboard 
  • Check out the Informational Interview and Requesting to Network guides.  
  • Attend a Virtual Information Session to gain inside perspective from recruiters. Check your Handshake Events page for current offerings. 
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Get Experience Virtually

Looking for additional ways to develop skills and gain applied experience from home?

  • Create your own internship.
  • Apply for internships. Many employers are pivoting their internship programs to fully remote operations. Explore opportunities on Handshake.  
  • Volunteer from home. From the United Nations to Smithsonian Institution, there are online volunteer opportunities for students within all majors and disciplines. As always, use caution when connecting with organizations online.
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Engage in the Job Market

For our seniors & new grads: Check out this resource from The Washington Center on Graduating in the age of COVID-19