Thanks for checking out our first post our COVID-19 Resources page! We hope to quickly outline some of our main programs and provide resources for you during this unprecedented time. As this page is being published, the world is being hit hard by the far-reaching effects of COVID-19. We hope that you and your family are in good health and hope our global community and economy can recover quickly and strongly.
All of us on the Start@Shea E-Board have the same mission, "We enable students to create their own opportunities through the curation of the entrepreneur’s mindset; initiative, adaptability, resilience, and self-awareness." Throughout the school year, we put on many different in-person events to help fuel our mission and we are now adjusting with the times. Here are the events we have planned for the rest of the year and more information about how you can attend them:
LUNCH WITH AN ENTREPRENEUR IS NOW ZOOM WITH AN ENTREPRENEUR
Every week throughout the school year, Start@Shea hosts entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and industry leaders for lunch and discussion with students. These events are typically referred to as "Lunch with an Entrepreneur" and they attract hundreds of students each year. With Boston College closing it's campus, we can no longer host these lunch sessions in Carney 452. As any great organization does, we have pivoted.
Lunch with an Entrepreneur will now be "Zoom with an Entrepreneur" for the time being. Zoom with an Entrepreneur sessions will occur on a regular basis and to join you simply have to click on our Zoom link. Our Zoom links for these sessions will be shared on our newsletter and social media accounts.
As many of you are well aware, internship programs across the country have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Internships at many top companies have been canceled. If you are someone who is looking for employment and internships, here are some resources:
YC COMPANIES HIRING INTERNS
Y Combinator, also know as "YC", is one of the most notorious seed accelerator programs in the world. The program has helped launch over 2,000 companies including Stripe, Airbnb, Cruise Automation, DoorDash, Coinbase, Instacart, and Dropbox. YC startups have seen the impact of COVID-19 on internship programs and they are hoping to help out by providing employment options. You can learn more about the YC companies hiring and how to apply to them HERE.
While remote internships have existed for some time, they're now more popular and needed than ever, when multiple states are under "Stay-at-Home" orders and millions of students are home from college. COVINTERN connects employers with positions and programs to fill with students from top universities with avaliable time and a desire to learn.
Learn more: https://covintern.com/jobs/
Zintern Projects is dedicated to giving students access to internships and projects via Zoom. The project is hosted on Google Spreadsheet which is constantly being updated. If you are looking to boost your resume and grow your network, check out Zintern Projects.
Min Minternship consists of “mini internships” - week long projects designed to reflect the core responsibilities and nature of a given career, with the feedback of a professional currently in that role.
Minternship projects can be completed from the convenience of your laptop, and are self paced to fit into your hectic schedule.
Check out Minternships: minternship.com
INTERN FROM HOME
Intern From Home was created to connect students to virtual internships during COVID-19. The site is extremely easy to use and it has new internship postings daily.
Check it out: internfromhome.com/postings/
The job market, like the internship market, is not faring well due do COVID-19. Some companies have froze hiring and laid off employees while other companies are continuing to hire. If you are someone looking for employment following graduation, here are some resources:
WFH BUT HIRING
WFH but Hiring is a website For tech talent & employers who are WFH to find each other during COVID-19. Laid off or actively searching candidate? List yourself. Actively hiring tech co? Browse candidates + reach out. This is a 100% free resource. US & tech industry only (for now).
Check out WFH but Hiring: https://www.wfhbuthiring.com/
During this unprecedented time, there are many companies struggling with hiring. Some companies are continuing to hire while other companies have been stopping (freezing) hiring. There are also many companies which have been laying off employees during this time.
One great resource to find out more about companies hiring statuses can be found on the site Candor. The page on Candor is 100% user-generated. Check it out at https://candor.co/hiring-freezes/
Another resource for finding out about company hiring statuses is Layoffs.fyi. You can view their Coronavirus Tracker at https://layoffs.fyi/tracker/
MentorMatch was created by a Stanford student to help fellow students deal with the impacts of COVID-19. MentorMatch consists of a list of amazing tech professionals working at companies like Google, Robinhood, Facebook, and more who are also feeling helpless. The professionals have volunteered to mentor students and help them stay on track after graduation. To anyone who wants to talk through how COVID-19 affects their career (or get resume/interview/general advice), please take advantage of this amazing resource.
Access MentorMatch via this Google Form link.