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.
1. Employment Services
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.
2. 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 recieved 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. 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.
4. If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact Public Safety at 718-817-2222 (Rose Hill) or 212-636-6076 (Lincoln Center).
On Campus Vitrual 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 email@example.com .
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.