Navigating Jobs & Experiential Learning During COVID-19
A global pandemic has certainly made it complicated to navigate the world of jobs and internships as a student. ELCS is here to help! We are still offering Career Coaching and Experiential Learning appointments remotely, see our services and how to make an appointment here.
COVID Information for Students
How many cases are on campus right now?
Missoula county provides regular updates on cases both on campus, and Missoula as a whole. This information can be found on the Missoula Public Health Website under the data tab.
What do I do if I have to go into quarantine?
In the unfortunate event that you have to go into self isolation, Curry Health has provided a checklist of things to do and bring. This checklist can be found here.
Many employers are still offering internships or have adapted their programs for remote work. Search on Handshake for internship opportunities, or ask your faculty advisor if they know of any positions. Once you've found an internship, make sure to familiarize yourself with the internship process and submit a learning agreement if you plan to earn credit. Read more about internships here!
Your health is our primary concern. To mitigate effects of the virus at your internship site, wash your hands and use hand sanitizer, gloves, or masks where needed and follow best practices as established by public health professionals and your site supervisor. We encourage you to remain current on emergency communications from UM and follow all procedures your internship site supervisor sets for you. If you should need anything related to your internship, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Skill Building and Career Advancement From Home
Finding an internship that’s right for you is hard enough, and with COVID, it can seem nearly impossible. Below are some resources to help give yourself the best chance of landing a quality internship.
Mental Health Resources
COVID has disrupted all of our lives in an unprecedented way, and it can take a toll on our mental health if we’re not proactive. Luckily, UM offers a number of resources to assist its students in getting through this difficult time.
Curry Health Be Well at Home
Be Well at Home contains a list of resources to help students adjust to this strange time we are living in.
Well-being Moodle course
A course offered through curry health intended to help develop the skills and thought processes necessary to live a healthy and happy life.
Keeping UM Connected
Keeping UM Connected is a program offered through the UC to help students feel less isolated during this time. It has scheduled events, both virtual and in socially distanced, to help students meet new people and establish connections.
Online classes and socially distanced learning pose all-new challenges to many of us. Below, we list a couple resources to help alleviate some of the stress that comes with this new form of learning.
Remote learning spaces
Online classes can be hard to maintain focus on, especially in a distracting environment. For this reason, UM offers rooms to take your classes in. These remote learning spaces are as distraction free as possible. Find the full list of remote learning spaces here.
Library Remote Guide
A guide provided by the library to assist both teachers and students in succeeding in remote classes, as well as research.
Local Volunteer Opportunities
- Volunteer Missoula: Find volunteer opportunities throughout Missoula.
- Missoula Red Cross: Ongoing need for blood. Donate.
Job Search Websites
Filters for remote/work-at-home, part-time and entry-level jobs:
Filters remote, entry-level, mid-level, senior-level
Filters work from home and part-time
Keep UM Connected full linktree
This linktree by the Keep UM Connected team is full of fantastic resources for both students in quarantine, and students that just need help staying connected!
Documenting COVID-19 in Missoula County: A Community Archive Project
This awesome project by the Mansfield Library Archives & Special Collections seeks to document the human experience throughout COVID through a mixed media content collection. This is a great opportunity to have your artwork and personal experience included in a community archive! Make your submission here.