The University of Michigan (U-M) and the College of Engineering are committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for everyone. U-M health professionals are closely monitoring the rapidly changing developments regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The latest updates from U-M can be found on the COVID-19 information page.
The Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC) is committed to supporting employers and students as they navigate potential limitations regarding travel and in-person interactions during this time. We are equipped to support virtual interviews and employer sessions, and are available to discuss options for adapting your recruitment strategy with Michigan Engineering given the current situation.
Please see below for additional information, and contact us with any questions.
Rescinding or Deferring Employment Offers
Recruiting Norms during COVID-19
Post Jobs on Engineering Careers, by Symplicity
Virtual Recruitment Events
Fall 2020 Michigan Engineering Career Fair and Recruitment Information
In this time of uncertainty, our students and future grads are likely concerned about their future plans. To help alleviate fears and provide some level of reassurance, we encourage employers to communicate openly with candidates and new hires regarding their organization’s operating status. We recognize that this is an evolving situation and circumstances are changing quickly, however, we believe that providing periodic updates and resources to keep students informed of their status and options will be beneficial. As we receive inquiries, we will encourage students to contact their employers directly to ask specific questions and seek clarification as appropriate.
The ECRC’s Recruitment Policy Statement establishes guidelines and best practices for employers who are recruiting Michigan engineering, computer science, and data science students for internships, co-ops, and full-time opportunities. While organizations work to mitigate the potential unprecedented health and economic impact brought on by COVID-19, we hope that rescinding offers will be a last resort. Further, we strongly encourage employers to make a good faith effort to explore all available options prior to rescinding or significantly deferring employment offers.
Please notify your primary recruiting contact at the ECRC if your organization finds itself in a situation where it is necessary to rescind or defer employment offers to Michigan engineering, computer science, and data science students.
If you are holding interviews or events at your location, follow the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, including a “no handshake” policy to help limit the potential for the virus to spread between people.
For virtual interviews, please also keep in mind that students may be limited to their homes or other shared spaces, and may be unable to conduct a virtual interview in a private space. This may result in additional background noise and other minor disruptions during the interview that are outside of the candidate’s control.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) provides recruiting best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic within this article.
Engineering Careers, by Symplicity is the exclusive recruiting system for all University of Michigan engineering, computer science and data science students and alumni. Use your engineering careers account to post full-time, internship and co-op job opportunities. Need access? Sign-up here.
The ECRC can help to promote virtual recruiting events through the end of the summer. Please note that this is an exception to our typical practices. Please submit your virtual recruiting event here if you would like to have it included in our newsletter.
Requests for Fall 2020 recruitment dates may now be submitted through Engineering Careers, by Symplicity. Company registration for fall career fairs will open on Monday, June 15, 2020 via Engineering Careers, by Symplicity. Click here to view the 2020-2021 recruiting season dates.
Please reach out to us with any questions or for additional information:
Corporate Partner Program companies, Catherine Lund, email@example.com
Company name beginning with A-C, Amanda Kostin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Company name beginning with D-H, Nancy Niebrzydoski, email@example.com
Company name beginning with I-O, Colleen McNamee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Company name beginning with P-T, Andrew LeMarbe, email@example.com
Company name beginning with U-Z, Catherine Lund, firstname.lastname@example.org