Notre Dame Career Development Response to COVID-19

Author: Marcella Mullaney

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We are here for you. The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development staff is committed to supporting all of our students during this challenging time of uncertainty.  We recognize that many of our seniors and graduate students are in the process of securing their post-graduation plans, and many other students are seeking summer internships and other experiences.  The Center for Career Development will remain open (virtually) to serve our students in the best ways possible. 

We are in contact with employers to keep them apprised of the University’s arrangements and we are implementing creative solutions to support our students in their searches for jobs and internships, as well as overall career development programming.

In accordance with the recent University announcements, the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development will be making alternative arrangements to ensure continuity with our services.

Please be aware of the following:

  • Virtual One-on-One Counseling Appointments - We will continue to meet with students virtually. All scheduled one-on-one appointments with career counselors and consultants will continue. This includes appointments already scheduled, as well as new appointments. Schedule an appointment through Handshake.

  • Learning Labs - These small group career counseling sessions focused on a particular topic are continuing virtually and will be available through a Zoom link. To participate in a Learning Lab, please sign up for a session through Handshake. After registering, an invitation for the Lab will be sent including a zoom link.

  • Events and Workshops - All events (workshops, information sessions, office hours, etc.) scheduled on campus have been canceled or moved to a virtual format. Please check Handshake's Events page for the most up to date information. New events will be added daily to our events page, so please check the page regularly.

  • Employer Events and Recruiting - Due to the closure of Duncan Student Center, the 5th floor of Duncan will not be available for interviews, meetings, or study rooms until further notice. Many employers are moving their interviews to a virtual format. On-campus recruiting (in-person interviews in Duncan Student Center) with employers will be moved to virtual interviews. Students who previously scheduled interviews with employers are advised to contact the employer for clarification regarding next steps of their respective recruiting processes.
  • Treks - All scheduled in-person treks for the semester have been canceled. We recognize that treks provide valuable experiences for students to meet with alumni and employers. As such, please know we are working with employers to offer virtual information sessions in the coming weeks. These opportunities will be posted on Handshake as events.

Our entire staff is committed to helping every one of our students with their ongoing career development. Please email us at or call us at 574-631-5200 should you have any questions or need support.