COVID-19 job search

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Forever An Eagle: A Message for Our Graduating Seniors

Congratulations Graduating Seniors!

We realize that there are many unique challenges during this unprecedented time and not the world you planned to be graduating into.  You are not alone! The UWL Academic Advising Center & Career Services Office is here to support you with job search strategies.  Below are some ideas to start the process:

Do you have good news to share?  Please complete the first destination survey!  If your situation should be affected by COVID-19, please update us in the survey so we can offer assistance. 

Employer & Hiring Updates 

We are gathering information from a number of sources to understand hiring trends related to internships and jobs.  The following are the top trends and updates:

  • Students are encouraged to be flexible and consider industries that are thriving in a COVID-19 economy. Examples of industries projected for growth and hiring include remote collaboration platforms, shipping & delivery, food/grocery, online education, health care (despite a slight decline are still hiring) and ed-technology, logistics, and government.
  • Nearly 30% increase in students receiving employer outreach via Handshake
    • So UPDATE your Handshake profiles today!
    • Top industries reaching out:  Internet & Software, K-12 Education, Healthcare, Investment/Portfolio Management, and Management Consulting
  • 89% of employers are adopting or increasing virtual (video) interviews

Online UWL Career Resources & Tools 

These tools are available to you anytime and may be particularly helpful at this moment:

Connecting with Employers

As best as is possible, UWL’s Academic Advising Center & Career Services is continuing to facilitate meaningful connections to opportunities for La Crosse students. We are actively reaching out to recruiting employers to assess hiring needs & plans and to share virtual and remote services. 

Virtual Career Events
The Academic Advising Center & Career Services Office will continue to support your ability to connect with employers. 

  • Virtual Recruiting Events - Employers are creating new virtual recruiting events daily and may present an opportunity to connect with employers in a new way.

 Resume Support Resources

Find a Remote Internship

  • Micro Internship - Interns & Recent Graduates - short-term paid professional projects
  • Covintern - a site developed by a student at Indiana University to share a crowdsourced list of current remote internship postings.  

COVID-19 Search Strategies & Tools

First Destination Survey

Reply to the First Destination Survey if you have already made your plans, or if you need our help if your plans have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  If your situation changes, you re-take the survey.

Connecting With Our Team

We are here to support you!  Click here to find alternative ways to reach out to our team or send any questions to and a member of our team will follow up.