The Career Development Center During COVID-19




The Career Development Center has a new way for you to take part in short-term, professional, PAID Micro-Internships experiences, all through a partnership with Parker Dewey.  Whether you have found yourself with a canceled summer internship or a full-time offer stuck in a hiring freeze, these short-term remote opportunities can be the perfect way to get paid while building skills.     

  • What are Micro-Internships?  Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to work given to new hires or interns.  These projects happen year-round and typically range from 5-40 hours of work that is completed within one week to one month.  These experiences can help you explore different career paths or demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network.  
  • Who are Micro-Internships For?  These experiences are open to all University of San Diego students and alumni.  Want to make the most out of summer break or intersession break?  In the middle of a career transition and hoping to gain skills?  Just graduated and still searching for the next full-time opportunity?  Use these flexible opportunities as a way to get paid at no cost to you. 
Get Hired
1. Create a free account
2. Fill out your profile
3. Review available Micro-Internship projects
4. Apply to opportunities
5. If accepted, you'll receive an email packed with information on how to contact the employer to discuss start date and project details.  
6. Come back to the platform to search for new opportunities

Career Counselors

Our entire Career Counseling team is available to meet virtually through Zoom, phone or email.  We encourage you to schedule an appointment with a career counselor through Handshake.


Schedule an Appointment

On Campus Events & Interviews

On-campus events, interviews, and information sessions hosted by the Career Development Center will be accessible virtually for the remainder of the Spring semester. Please visit our upcoming events page for more information.


Upcoming Events

Career Readiness Program

Graduating seniors, due to the daily uncertainty of COVID-19, we are creating alternative ways for you to complete your CONNECT, COMPASS or PASSPORT points.  Contact if you have any questions.                                                                                                              


Career Readiness Program

Ultimate Summer Career Calendar

Check out all of the events we have to offer this summer!

Join our Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement as she interviews alumni from all over the country by subscribing to our Youtube Channel.
Take a look at additional resources including career related articles, webinars and continued education opportunities that are relevant during COVID-19.

Virtual Platforms

There are a number of platforms that can help you stay engaged during this time!
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