Meredith’s Office of Career Planning (OCP) is monitoring economic and hiring trends nationwide and we are in regular communication with employer partners. We know you are in close communication with students who may be feeling uneasy or overwhelmed as they make decisions and post-graduation plans. We want to share with you some highlights of what we are learning:
Hiring and employment trends:
While there are employers pulling back on internship and job offers, there are also reports of employers in the Triangle that are moving forward with summer internships. Companies like GSK, IBM, SAS, Cisco, MetLife, and NetApp will offer internships virtually. Employers are engaged with OCP and are continuing to schedule virtual events with us.
Insights from NACE & the Handshake platform:
What students can be doing now to continue planning for their career:
OCP staff are available for consult, please let us know how we can support you and your students. We will continue to communicate with you as economic and workforce trends evolve. Students can make appointments via Handshake or participate in virtual drop-in hours (Mondays 10-12, Tuesdays 1-4).
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Sources: NACE 2020 Survey, NACE Coronavirus Quick Poll (updated April 10, 2020), Handshake employer COVID-19 survey, March 2020, Handshake student COVID-19 survey, March 2020 & Handshake platform data, March 2020 compared to March 2019