COVID-19 Updates

Amid the global pandemic, the Hameetman Career Center is taking active measures to ensure students continue to receive career readiness support.

Virtual Career Advising

For Career Services, schedule a career advising appointment or email your inquiry to careers@oxy.edu.

For Pre-Health, please send an email message to Kat Wang, Director of Pre-Health Advising at mwang2@oxy.edu for questions or to schedule a virtual pre-health advising appointment.

For Fellowships, please go to Handshake to schedule a virtual fellowship advising appointment with Jennifer Locke, Director of National & International Fellowships. Send questions by email to jlocke@oxy.edu.

Support for Job & Internship Search

The HCC is conducting new workshops for students on the current status of the employment market and how to conduct a job and internship search during a challenging employment market. Students can find dates and times for various workshops in Handshake

HCC career advising, workshops, and events will be offered virtually through July 2020. The HCC is also offering personalized College to Career Action Planning (CCAP) for seniors. Seniors may contact the HCC at careers@oxy.edu to find out more about CCAP.

Earn Credit for your Summer 2020 Internship

If you have secured a paid or unpaid summer internship, you can earn credit by enrolling in the College's INT course. For eligibility, please review the Course Info Sheet in Handshake.  You can access the forms for online enrollment here.

Completed forms and internship job description must be turned in via email to careers@oxy.edu by May 20, 2020.

Information will be updated as it becomes available. All inquiries should be sent to careers@oxy.edu.

FAQs

Can I meet with a Career Advisor while attending classes remotely?

Yes! The HCC’s Career Advisors and Career Peer Advisors (CPAs) are available for virtual advising. Please schedule an appointment.

What resources are available while I'm not on campus?

Students have access to all HCC resources that were available on campus. If you seek a specific resource, email the HCC at careers@oxy.edu.

What should I do if an employer rescinds or discontinues a job or internship offer due to COVID-19?

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schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor or email careers@oxy.edu for guidance.

Can I receive unemployment benefits after graduation?

Contact the unemployment office in the state where you last worked. Learn about California eligibility requirements. 

What is the status of InternLA 2020?

InternLA for summer 2020 has been canceled. All InternLA applicants and organizations were informed of this decision on April 7, 2020.

How does this affect INT 100 and INT 200?

Summer 2020

Students enrolled in INT 100 or INT 200 for the spring semester should have received an email explaining next steps. Students who are continuing their internship are still required to meet the objectives of the INT Student Learning Agreement. The registrar has extended the course withdrawal deadline to Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Please see the registrar’s guidelines to make sure you comply.

Is the HCC offering funding for unpaid summer internships?

We do not anticipate availability of funding for unpaid summer 2020 internships at this time.

How do I spend my summer if I cannot find an internship?

Pursue other options. Consider volunteering, taking online classes, building a portfolio, working on a long-term project, or looking for a part-time job – opportunities that build skills are time well spent and can strengthen your resume.

I am an international student and my visa requires that I find work related to my major.

What industries are hiring right now?

The job market is unstable and organizations are making staffing decisions on a daily basis. Seniors should schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor to discuss the status of the job market and to find out information about industries.

Will the HCC host events where I can meet potential employers?

The HCC Employer Engagement team is communicating with employers and will schedule virtual employer events as they become available. Check Handshake for event updates.