6 Tips for Creating Virtual Student + Employer Connections

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, even your top employers could only come on campus so many times per year. Beyond those corporate partners, there are also thousands of potential employers who might have great opportunities for your students (either on-site or remote jobs). For both reasons, it’s critical that you offer tools for students and employers to connect virtually, anytime, anywhere.

  1. POST ALL OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE: If you’re not already, make sure all your job postings, internships, co-ops, and other experiential learning opportunities are available for students to find online. Also offer employers simple tools to post their opportunities themselves.
  2. UPDATE JOB POSTING FORMS FOR REMOTE "LOCATIONS": Update your job posting forms to also highlight virtual, remote, telecommute, or “work from home” opportunities.
  3. ENCOURAGE JOB SEARCH AGENTS: Most students won’t log in every day to search the job board and look for any new jobs posted to your school, so make sure to encourage students to save their searches and signup for notifications of new postings.
  4. OFFER SEARCHABLE RESUME DATABASES: Give employers the ability to virtually find and connect with right-fit candidates by offering searchable online resume books of job-seeking students.
  5. CREATE CUSTOM RESUME BOOKS: Search for students still seeking internships or full-time jobs in specific areas and create custom resume books that can be sent directly to right-fit employers.You can also respond to employers still seeking candidates with targeted lists of students.
  6. HOST VIRTUAL COMPANY EVENTS: Offer employers ways to virtually connect with students via virtual events, virtual info sessions, and virtual 1-on-1 meetings.

Download the full guide including more tips for virtual advising, virtual communication, virtual events, virtual team collaboration, virtual outcomes data collections, and virtual career services analysis. Already a GradLeaders partner school? The guide includes PRO TIPS for ways to simplify virtual career services using our platform.


Ryan Pratt

Marketing and Business Development

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