Following the March 12 announcement made by the President's Office regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the HCC is taking active measures to ensure students continue to receive career readiness support.
Updated 5/15/20 at 11:10 a.m.
Virtual Career Advising
For Pre-Health, please send an email message to Kat Wang, Director of Pre-Health Advising at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20, 2020.
Information will be updated as it becomes available. All inquiries should be sent to email@example.com.
Can I meet with a Career Advisor while attending classes remotely?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I do if an employer rescinds or discontinues a job or internship offer due to COVID-19?
If the employer explained the reason for rescinding or discontinuing the offer is a result of a hiring freeze or other hiring change caused by COVID-19, there is nothing you can do to change the decision. Understand the decision is not a reflection on you or your skills or potential. Let the employer know you remain very interested in the opportunity and you would like to be considered when the organization is hiring again. You can also schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor or email email@example.com 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 cancelled. All InternLA applicants and organizations were informed of this decision on April 7, 2020.
How does this affect INT 100 and INT 200?
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.