CED COVID-19 Updates

covid updates

Students, employers, and community members:

We have been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Stockton University has made the decision to allow our staff to return to on-campus work.  While we are back on campus with limited staffing, we are going to continue delivering most of our services virtually until further notice.  We understand that the impact of COVID-19 may cause some concern among students, especially those soon to graduate who are seeking entry into the workforce and employers looking to recruit. Staff within CED are doing everything within our power to assist our audiences with their career needs.

Our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our students, employers, and staff.

Thus the Career Education and Development (CED) Office would like to share the following updates regarding our services:



While the economy and the nature of work remains uncertain at the moment, many employers will continue to recruit and hire in a virtual environment. As a career development professionals, our staff is well prepared to help you learn how to navigate a nearly 100% virtual job search, including networking and interviewing. 

Our office offers several important resources for you, so please take note:

Please know that Career Education and Development is committed to helping you achieve your professional goals regardless our current situations.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your Career Advisor using the links above.  We're here to help!


The entire staff in the Career Education and Development office is available to help you in your recruiting efforts.  Click here to view our staff, and to get in touch with the appropriate Career Advisor who oversees the Career Community that relates to your industry. 

In these rapidly changing and uncertain times, we’re here to offer support.  Many employers have already embraced digital recruiting strategies — and our Handshake network has seen a 4.7x increase in the number of candidates sourced through a messaging campaign from fall 2018 to fall 2019.

As you use Handshake to virtually connect with and recruit our students, here are some tips you can implement today:

  1. If you’re no longer visiting campuses, list your virtual events in Handshake. By listing your event, career centers can promote it to their students, enabling you to track RSVPs as students sign up and follow up with them after. Employers use virtual events to promote Q&As, office tours, and employee panels.
  2. Create authentic relationships by proactively messaging candidates that fit your qualified criteria using search filters and personalized outreach. This can drive both attendees to your virtual events and applicants to your jobs. 
  3. Expand your digital outreach efforts to qualified candidates in new regions and schools without having to travel to them. A key benefit of digital outreach can be accessing a wider audience of talent. 

In addition to the above, Handshake has created a new Going Digital resource center to help you navigate this challenging time. Here you’ll find information and resources on how to transition your hiring efforts from in-person to virtual.

While campus has reopened and our staff are returning to their physical offices, the services of Career Education and Development will continue to be delivered in a virtual format. Here are a few quick points for you and your students:

  • Students can access appointments as normal. All appointments will be hosted via Zoom.
  • Employers and students are be able to connect virtually via Handshake. Per a  March 17 NACE survey of employers, many intend to continue with internship and job recruiting, but will be altering their processes to virtual channels. In line with that, and for the foreseeable future, all on-campus recruit will be hosted via Handshake as virtual events.
  • Faculty can continue to utilize Career Education and Development for various partnership and classroom presentations. Presentations will be hosted via Zoom.  Please make sure you include the Zoom link of your class when submitting the presentation request. 

As our students return, especially seniors and those seeking internships, they are sure to have many questions and serious concerns. Career Education and Development is here to help them.

As an anchor in the local community, Stockton University, and the CED, is committed to supporting its neighbors. As such, the following services and resources are available to support you in your job search and career development efforts: