Career Services during COVID-19

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The Office of Career Services is here to support students during the college's remote learning period. We are offering phone and email appointments; students can schedule these appointments as they normally would on Handshake.

Below are proactive steps students can take. Students are also advised to check their e-mail regularly, as we will continue to communicate with students about internship opportunities, virtual events, and resources.

Make a Phone Appointment with a Career Adviser

You can schedule a time for us to touch base by phone or email as you normally would on Handshake. You can use your appointment however it would benefit you, whether that be coming up with a plan for your internship/job search, finalizing your resume, or practicing your interview skills. 

Attend a Virtual Event

In collaboration with Alumni Relations, we are planning a series of virtual panels where you’ll be able to listen to alumni and employer professionals across industries for career advice. We will share more information about these events soon.

Continue with Your Internship/Job Search

Employers may still be posting opportunities, especially remote positions. Handshake is a wonderful place to start, as the site features thousands of active internship and full-time job opportunities. To log in for the first time, visit sarahlawrence.joinhandshake.com and reset your password using your Sarah Lawrence email address.

Check In with Your Contacts

In addition to checking in with family and friends, reach out to contacts at your former internship sites on LinkedIn and find out how they’re coping in light of COVID-19.

Network with Alumni

Have you activated your SLC Connect account? This online community is a great place to reach out to people because all of the alumni on the site have volunteered to speak with students one-on-one. Follow the steps below to request your free account!

  1. Visit SLC Connect 
  2. Click “Join Our Community” (the green button)
  3. Select “Email” as your login method
  4. Enter your first and last name, Sarah Lawrence email address, and set a password
  5. Follow the prompts to complete your account request. Your account will be approved within 1-2 business days

Manage Your Online Presence

Now is the time to delete any content on your social media pages you wouldn’t want potential employers to see. You should also take the opportunity update your LinkedIn profile and start following companies/organizations that interest you, as well as build your network. You can also follow @SLC_CareerServices on Instagram to get updates from our office.

Online Resources for Students

Handshake

All SLC students have free access to Handshake! The site features thousands of active internship and full-time job opportunities. After applying on Handshake, Sarah Lawrence students accepted internships at organizations such as O, The Oprah Magazine, FilmNation Entertainment, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," and more.

To log in for the first time, visit sarahlawrence.joinhandshake.com, and enter your Sarah Lawrence e-mail address. You'll receive a message in your inbox with instructions to set your password. If you have trouble logging in or need help with navigating the site, please e-mail careerservices@sarahlawrence.edu

SLC Connect

SLC Connect is our alumni networking website, where students and alumni can message each other directly. This is a wonderful way to begin to build your network, as well as get advice for breaking into an industry.

Career Communities

The Career Communities website, developed by our staff, contains comprehensive resources by industry, and provides information such as where past Sarah Lawrence students have interned.

Helpful Links

Within our Career Communities website, the Helpful Links page provides resources applicable to all Career Communities. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I still apply for summer internships or jobs?

Yes, but be patient. Realize that securing summer interns/new hires may not be a priority right now for companies and organizations, as they continue to focus on the well-being of their current employees. Some companies may also be pushing back their application period and therefore you may not have an internship/job confirmed until May or June. You may also see a trend in companies and organizations posting remote opportunities. With things changing so rapidly, keep in mind companies are also adapting.

I was planning one of Career Services’ upcoming networking events. How can I network with alumni that were participating, as well as other alumni for career advice?

You can connect with alumni on SLC Connect, Sarah Lawrence’s online alumni networking community. SLC Connect provides students and alumni with the opportunity to message each other directly. This is a wonderful way to begin to build your network, as well as get advice for breaking into an industry. 

Does Career Services have any leads on jobs or internships?

We share all opportunities on Handshake. We also have comprehensive resources including job search tools on our Career Communities website, which was created by our Career Advisers. 

Should I still apply for funding for my summer internship?

We don’t foresee any issue with summer funds; if anything changes, we will be sure to let you know. We have extended application deadlines and opened up these opportunities to all class years (including graduating seniors). The applications were emailed to students; they are also available on MySLC. We encourage you to apply for as many funds as your internship qualifies for—just know that funding is limited and competitive, so students can only receive one award.

Should I still apply for on-campus summer intern housing?

We recommend that you still submit your application as soon as possible. The application is available on MySLC. We will update applicants if the college is no longer able to offer summer housing. For now, you can submit your materials.