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How Today's College Students are Navigating Entry-Level Jobs & Internships During COVID-19

COVID-19 has made taking that first step into a professional career significantly more complicated for today’s college students. 

As millions of Americans deal with the economic fallout from COVID-19, college students are also grappling with how best to navigate their professional next steps, from the job search to major adaptations to summer employment plans. To find out how college students are navigating this time, RippleMatch conducted a survey of the students on our platform. We surveyed 2,210 students across 367 unique schools to collect insights on the most pressing issues students are facing right now. Read on for the complete set of findings: 

This report includes:

  • Where students are in their job search
  • Top challenges in the job search during COVID-19
  • Top priorities of students searching for a job
  • The status of entry-level jobs and internship (% of programs canceled vs. remote)
  • Changes to student brand perception influenced by company decisions


Download our report to find out the current state of entry-level jobs and internships through the lens of today's student job seekers.

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OTHER REPORTS

There's no playbook for navigating university recruiting during a pandemic.

That's why RippleMatch decided to bring together 100 talent acquisition professionals for a series of small-group discussions to find out how employers are adjusting to disruptions to on-campus events and internship programs, and the steps they are taking to support candidates, new hires, and current employees. The result is a comprehensive report that reflects the most common challenges being faced by the recruitment community today, as well as actionable solutions and strategies. Here's what you can expect from our report:

  • How recruiters are communicating with prospective interns about program changes
  • How talent teams are adapting intern programs to guidelines surrounding COVID-19
  • Top tips to create a positive candidate experience while remote recruiting
  • Top challenges and tips for virtual onboarding
  • Top ideas for building community among interns and new hires virtually
  • Innovative virtual event ideas to stand out


Download our report for insights from 100 recruiters in one place.

How Today's College Students are Navigating Entry-Level Jobs & Internships During COVID-19

COVID-19 has made taking that first step into a professional career significantly more complicated for today’s college students. 

As millions of Americans deal with the economic fallout from COVID-19, college students are also grappling with how best to navigate their professional next steps, from the job search to major adaptations to summer employment plans. To find out how college students are navigating this time, RippleMatch conducted a survey of the students on our platform. We surveyed 2,210 students across 367 unique schools to collect insights on the most pressing issues students are facing right now. Read on for the complete set of findings: 

This report includes:

  • Where students are in their job search
  • Top challenges in the job search during COVID-19
  • Top priorities when searching for a job
  • The status of entry-level jobs and internship (% of programs canceled vs. remote)
  • Changes to student brand perception influenced by company decisions


Download our report to find out the current state of entry-level jobs and internships through the lens of today's student job seekers.

OTHER REPORTS

There's no playbook for navigating university recruiting during a pandemic.

That's why RippleMatch decided to bring together 100 talent acquisition professionals for a series of small-group discussions to find out how employers are adjusting to disruptions to on-campus events and internship programs, and the steps they are taking to support candidates, new hires, and current employees. The result is a comprehensive report that reflects the most common challenges being faced by the recruitment community today, as well as actionable solutions and strategies. Here's what you can expect from our report:

  • How recruiters are communicating with prospective interns about program changes
  • How talent teams are adapting intern programs to guidelines surrounding COVID-19
  • Top tips to create a positive candidate experience while remote recruiting
  • Top challenges and tips for virtual onboarding
  • Top ideas for building community among interns and new hires virtually
  • Innovative virtual event ideas to stand out


Download our report for insights from 100 recruiters in one place.

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