This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Dr. Sally McRorie, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The team at the FSU Career Center is reaching out during this new reality we find ourselves in as we work to assist students in their transition from in-person to virtual learning. Within this context, we understand the struggle of not only converting experiential learning engagements to virtual experiences, but we also understand the difficulty in identifying opportunities for students to acquire these experiences as we anticipate this virtual landscape continuing through summer.
Under the leadership of Tracey Lord, Program Director, Experiential Learning, the Career Center team has identified resources and programs to help you with this transition and we stand ready to support your efforts.
While we have converted all of our services to a virtual platform http://career.fsu.edu/info, we have created three specific resources to support experiential learning at FSU.
1. Academic Internship Course FAQs for Remote Learning – https://www.career.fsu.edu/faculty/career-community
This document provides suggestions for alternative learning assignments, links to peer institutions’ resources, and best practices for virtual internships. As the experts in your area, please help us continue to develop this website by providing us the best practices that you have identified for your students. We will continue to develop and update this resource daily.
2. Virtual Career Fairs – https://www.career.fsu.edu/info/career-fair/student
This list, updated daily, provides students opportunities to connect to employers seeking students for internships and full-time opportunities.
3. Employers Hiring – https://www.career.fsu.edu/info#search
This resource reflects employers we have identified as still hiring for internships and full-time opportunities, including a link to a list of job boards with job postings from employers hiring for virtual full-time, part-time and internships.
We realize the above resources will not solve all of the issues you may be facing as you convert spring and summer experiential learning opportunities to virtual ones and help students identify virtual summer opportunities. Please know that your career liaison or anyone on the Career Center team is willing to work with you to create and identify these opportunities.
Finally, we at the Career Center ask that you reach out to your employer partners and ask them to creatively support us and our students during this difficult time. Again, we’re willing to collaborate with you or any employer on how we can convert current experiential opportunities into meaningful virtual ones.
Stay well and let us know how the Career Center can continue to support the University’s experiential learning mission.