Staying career competitive from home

Dear Alumni,

We hope you’re safe and healthy in light of the spread of COVID-19. Our first priority as a university is to make sure you stay healthy and safe in the weeks to come by following the plan distributed by our University, and our local, state, and national healthcare experts, and government officials.

Southeastern wants to continue to serve as a resource for you. The Office of Career Services and the Southeastern Alumni Association have opportunities for you as you consider your future.

We know that many of you are thinking about the future and your current job or finding a new job—and aren’t quite sure what to do now that “social distancing” is in place. This doesn’t mean you need to stop engaging with potential employers and applying for jobs.

Office of Career Services
If you need your resume reviewed, you can email it to or upload it to your profile on Handshake Below are some helpful tips to guide you through using Handshake to continue to actively explore career opportunities without coming to campus:

Attend online events: To the greatest extent possible, we are shifting all employer events online.  Simply follow this link to head to the events page in Handshake and search for events marked as a “virtual session” event type.

Learn from your peers: Read the over 100,000+ employer reviews on Handshake to learn more about what it’s like to intern or work at a specific company. Use Peer Messaging to chat with alumni or other students with your major or even to conduct informational interviews online. Check out this guide to learn more about how to learn from other students on Handshake.

Fill out your online profile: Did you know that 80% of students who fill out location preferences, job role preferences, and job type preferences receive a message from an employer? It’s a simple step, but a really effective way to start engaging with potential employers online. Here’s a quick guide to getting the most out of your Handshake profile.

Follow employers you’re interested in: By following an employer, you’ll be alerted when they post an upcoming online event.


Southeastern Alumni Association
Please take advantage of our online alumni-networking platform, Southeastern Connect. Signing up is simple and connects you to other alumni, job postings and more. Sign up here. 

Contact Us
Feel free to contact the Alumni Office at or (985) 549-2150 for more information.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Office of Career Services at careerservices@ or call (985) 549-2121, and we will try our best to make sure you have all the resources you need to continue to plan for your future with our help.



Office of Career Services

Southeastern Alumni Association


Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:06:22 AM CDT