Another Casualty of the Coronavirus: Summer Internships (New York Times)

New York Times: Another Casualty of the Coronavirus: Summer Internships. “For millions of college students, internships can be a steppingstone to full-time work, a vital source of income and even a graduation requirement. But like so much else, summer internships have been upended by the pandemic, with a wide range of major companies, including tech firms like Yelp and entertainment behemoths like the Walt Disney Company, canceling programs and rescinding offers.”

HR Dive: College students see internships, job offers cancelled due to coronavirus

HR Dive: College students see internships, job offers cancelled due to coronavirus. “The writing is on the wall for recruiters and job seekers. A March survey by Willis Towers Watson found that 42% of companies had either reduced or frozen hiring in response to COVID-19, while an additional 28% were at least considering doing so. The pandemic’s impact on hiring has also shown up in statistics for job boards, with Indeed reporting near the end of March that job posts on its site were down 15% from the same point last year.”

Daily Memphian: Rhodes grads’ website gives students leg up on employment opportunities

Daily Memphian: Rhodes grads’ website gives students leg up on employment opportunities. “Through Scholars, businesses filter through a database of college students, view their profiles and invite their favorites to interview for open positions. In the traditional model, companies post a job and wait, receiving tons of applications that they have to review. With Scholars, companies read through profiles and pick the students they want to contact.”

Nursery Management: New free Horticulture Careers Internship Search Tool connects students to practical job experience

Nursery Management: New free Horticulture Careers Internship Search Tool connects students to practical job experience. “On Jan. 30, Seed Your Future announced the launch of its new free online Horticulture Careers Internship Search Tool to help students find internships across the broad diversity of the horticulture profession. This is the newest resource from Seed Your Future, a coalition of more than 200 partners — including horticulture companies, gardening organizations, schools, colleges, universities, public gardens, youth organizations, nonprofit organizations and individual advocates — united in their mission to promote horticulture and careers working with plants.”

WTOP: in-MD.org promises better way to find an intern (and land an internship)

WTOP: in-MD.org promises better way to find an intern (and land an internship). “The idea is to make it easier for small technology companies or biotechnology companies that may not have a big HR department or internship department to connect with students. And to keep Maryland’s newly minted tech talent in Maryland, who might otherwise be looking out-of-state for intern opportunities. Through a partnership with the Maryland Tech Council, in-MD.org is also helping smaller companies offer paid internships.”