How 2020 Changed the Way Students Find Jobs

With COVID-19 disrupting virtually every industry, 2020 was anything but predictable. As a result, only 39% of students feel confident or extremely confident in finding a job or internship by the summer.

Amidst the uncertainty, there have been some unexpected silver linings—85% of students accelerated or sustained their job search last year. As we head into the new year, take a moment to reflect on how employers, career centers, and students persevered in the face of adversity to connect at virtual fairs. In this report, we explore:  

  • Virtual recruiting lessons learned from 1,000s of employers
  • How COVID-19 transformed the job search for millions of students
  • Clues for successful digital engagement strategies for the new year

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