Virtual Career Resources

Last updated 4/28/2022


Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the workforce to rapidly shift gears and operate remotely, recruiting efforts are still underway. This means the Career Center is still here to help. Our office has been working diligently to ensure you have the virtual resources you need to succeed in these unprecedented times. The resources below will focus on remote job and internship opportunities, career development-based webinars and articles, virtual events hosted by career pros, and more. The Career Center will update this page regularly as new opportunities and resources become available.

Career Advising

In addition to scheduling a virtual appointment to meet with your Internship and Career Advisor, you also have other options when it comes to discussing your career. In-person appointments are also available. 

  • Our Career Development Advisors are here to assist with resumes/cover letters, interviewing, and career planning appointments.  
  • Our Creative Industry Liaisons are available for job search and portfolio appointments. 
  • For student employment appointments, meet with our Student Employment Coordinator.
  • Peer Coaches are also still available through Handshake!

Make an appointment by phone at 312-369-7280 (leave a voicemail) or through Handshake.

COVID-19 Resources

Who's Hiring

Who's Hiring Right Now

500 Companies Hiring Students on Handshake

Remote Writing Opportunities 

Freelance Sites

50 Companies Hiring Remotely

Side Hustles You Can do from Home

Job Search Tips

How to Job Hunt During COVID-19

How to Maximize Your Career Development during COVID-19

Finding a Job on Handshake

11 Tips for College Graduates and Students looking for Internships During COVID-19

Why It’s Worth It to Apply for a Job During a Pandemic

How to Job Search During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Career Prep/Development

Job/Internship Search Tracking Tool

Black Developers Mentorship List

Campus Free CourseMatch | Coursera

How to Pitch during COVID-19

Free Services for College Students

Additional Resources

Benefits for Self-Employed

Resource for Photographers and Other Creatives

Fund and Grants for Artists and Freelances

College Recruiter Video Series

Free Apps for College Students to Find Jobs and Internships

Five Tips to Present Your Design Portfolio via Zoom

America's Best Employers for Diversity 2020

Boolean searches (e.g. get one job alert for multiple titles)

Attending a Virtual Career Fair - Tips

DCASE Cultural Grants Programs

How to find anyone's email (MailScoop)

Additional Job Resources

Career Center Workshops and Events

All events and workshops are posted to Handshake. You can also view them on our website.

Career Center LIVE: Ongoing

This IG series will feature live interviews led by an Advisor and joined by industry professionals. Follow us on IG for updates: @ColumCareer

Employer Takeovers on Instagram: Ongoing

Employers are taking over our Instagram! This means that for the day, the employer will be posting on our page. They will share information on their company, what it's like to work there, career advice, industry insight and more! 

Career Center Online Tools 

Handshake: Columbia College Chicago students and alumni can log on to Handshake to:

- Apply to Jobs and Internships
- Register for Career Center Job Fairs and Events
- Schedule an Appointment with Career Center Staff

Big Interview: The Career Center has a tool to help you get ready for your interviews. Big Interview is a video mock interview system that allows you to test out common interview questions in your industry. Take as many interviews as you want - you can assess them yourself, send them to the Career Center for feedback, or send them to an advisor or mentor. Simple! Register at