The university has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Fordham's Office of Career Services (OCS) remains committed to supporting our students and alumni.
Fordham University has suspended in-person services for the rest of the semester. We understand that the impact of COVID-19 may cause concern among students, especially those who are close to graduation and seeking entry into the workforce. The Office of Career Services is doing everything within our power to assist our students at this time.
In light of the University's transition to online and remote instruction, OCS has implemented the following operational changes.
Job/Internship Applications: Fordham Handshake is still available for those seeking job and internship opportunities.
On-Campus Interviews: For those who have accepted an interview with a recruiter through our On-Campus Interviewing Program, we are ready to transition to virtual meetings. OCS staff will work directly with candidates to provide alternatives via Webex, Google Meets, or employer-provided systems. Please contact Carolyn Funke at CFunke1@fordham.edu to ensure appropriate scheduling.
Information Sessions: Due to the lack of suitable alternatives, all in-person employer networking and info sessions are canceled during this period. We are in communication with our employers to schedule virtual sessions.
Currently Employed: Students working in internships or jobs should check in with employers about individual policies. For those earning credit for your internship, contact your academic coordinator for additional information.
Career Preparation Resources
Online Resources: Access career tools online for assistance with interest clarification, mock interviews, industry information, and more.
Scheduled Appointments: We will convert all career counseling appointments to virtual meetings. Career counselors are available to connect via phone or Zoom. Here are some quick tips on how to use Zoom, https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials. You should have received a free Fordham Zoom link to your Fordham.edu account. We will not penalize you should you need to cancel your appointment for any reason.
New Appointments and Inquiries: Students can request career counseling appointments via phone or Zoom through Handshake. Please feel free to direct general questions on career-related topics to email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please contact Career Services at 718-817-4350 (Rose Hill) or 212-636-6280 (Lincoln Center). You can also email us at Fordhamfutures@fordham.edu.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact Public Safety at 718-817-2222 (Rose Hill) or 212-636-6076 (Lincoln Center).
COVID 19: Employer Information
The foundation of Fordham’s education is based on cura personalis - the “care of the whole person;” we take our community’s well-being and safety very seriously. At this time, we are continuously monitoring COVID-19 closely and are planning for various scenarios; fall 2020 events are currently scheduled as planned and we will notify employer partners if contingency plans (including virtual options) are necessary.
Starting July 1st, registration will be open for our career fairs; if you are looking to engage with our students this fall, we encourage you to register to secure your spot and stay informed. As a reminder, we are working virtually this summer and offering additional programming and events to ensure students and employer stay connected. Thank you for your continuous support and please let us know if we can assist you!
On-Campus Virtual Recruiting
For those employers in need of added support and promotion for interviews, Fordham Career Services is pleased to provide virtual interview scheduling, set up, and facilitation. Simply request interviews via Handshake and follow the prompts. A member of our staff will be in touch regarding your specifics. For questions, please email Carolyn Funke firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of in-person information sessions, we are offering virtual sessions through Zoom, Google Meets, or WebEx. Simply request an event via Handshake, follow the prompts, and select Virtual as the type. A member of our staff will be in touch regarding your specifics. For questions, please email Beatrice Rice, email@example.com.
For employers who have existing information session requests, a member of our staff will be in touch with instructions on transitioning your event to a virtual format.
Discover Your Fordham Future
Your journey begins the moment you set foot on Fordham’s campus—and so can your pursuit of the career of your dreams. Launching your career after graduation is about more than simply finding a job. It’s your next step toward building an extraordinary life of purpose.
Handshake: Jobs and Internships
Students and alumni have equal access to jobs and employers via Handshake, our internship and job database.