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Adapting to COVID-19: Town Hall for Employers & Educators - Shared screen with speaker view
Catherine Williams
07:01
Hello!
Adriana Theodosopoulos
07:05
Hello! Adriana from CAE
Michael Andich
08:43
Hi to all attendees, from Seneca College WIL dept.
Sashya D'Souza
08:59
Hello from Sashya D'Souza at Toronto Finance International
Danielle Kimmerly
10:44
Hello from Rotman Commerce
Kristine Dawson
10:55
Thanks for providing this community Graham, and others like CEWIL
Cori Foged
12:01
Hello from University of Alberta, MBA Program
Nicole Pyne
14:06
Hello! Nicole from MNP in Calgary
Courtney Mageau
18:45
if you are an accounting employer, do you plan on proceeding with spring recruitment, or delaying until fall?
Catherine Williams
18:46
How can we help your business during this downturn?
Darlene Hnatchuk
19:04
Does your company have infrastructure to allow student hires to WFH
Breanne Stoudt
19:33
How can we onboard students and provide meaningful work remotely? How can we support supervisors who are transitioning into remote work themselves?
Danielle Kershaw
19:39
I'm wondering which areas/depts are being targeted first as far as cutting employment?
Alanna Allen
19:41
Are employers afraid that if they don't hire now or promote themselves, they will struggle to recruit when everything gets back to normal
Catherine Williams
20:09
AS an employer do you have a preference for post-grad student hiring or are you looking for more junior entry-level employees?
Danielle Kershaw
20:12
Which areas are of still high demand/sure of need?
Alanna Allen
20:31
How can small businesses compete for talent during a downturn
Kristine Dawson
21:14
CEWIL is covering 120+ institutions...best not to duplicate PSI surveying
Breanne Stoudt
21:22
Creative ways to help ensure students feel connected, even if we end up working from home for the entire summer work term
Catherine Williams
21:24
As an employer, what are the key skills you seek from student/new grads?
Lucas Maliniak
21:24
Not a question for the survey itself, and I just wanted to know if you're open to us (educational institutions) helping push the poll to help increase the numbers?
Sabrina Sirois
21:53
Will employers offer remote work placements and internships for graduate students?
Vanisa Dimitrova
23:41
To fellow educators: I'm curious what are the most common questions you get from students.
Danielle Kershaw
23:55
Will the government be launching specific employment or training programs that we can direct students to?
Michael Andich
23:57
Does you organization rely on a gov't subsidy exclusively to fund student positions (i.e. SWPP nationally or tax credit in Ontario), or can they be sustained through your normal finances and budget?
Kristine Dawson
31:03
cewil@cewilcanada.ca
Breanne Stoudt
32:03
Email, as requested
Susan Prpich
32:25
Group email updates and individual responses when needed
Lauren Starr
32:29
Western has sent out emails to employers
Lisa Lewkowicz
32:30
Not ready to make annoucements
Breanne Stoudt
32:44
Once we have more info I will send an email to universities we have students joining us from
Blake Hamilton
33:01
Various business units making different decisions on students
Mélanie Mallet
33:31
We've reached out to the students we had been in contact with directly
Shawn Read
33:53
Website, email, social media, direct contacts
Rebecca Cowan
33:58
Emailed all employers to offer support and ask for updates
Kristine Dawson
34:00
letters emailed
Victoria Trotter
34:01
Email
Robert Wooden
34:24
Email with specific information to specific employers based on if they have a co-op student now or if they are recruiting for summer
Catherine Williams
34:27
Have not done this yet, but now that we are active online and the dust is settling, we will do this within the next 5 days
Sischa Maharaj
34:32
Various modes: 1 on 1 meetings through site visits, email by employer segment, website updates, social media, video conferencing
Michael Andich
34:34
For major decisions a broadcast email, otherwise case by case either we're outreaching outor responding to their enquiries.
Alanna Allen
34:41
Nothing formal yet - some social media platforms. Plan to do something more formal within the next week or two. Want to reach out directly at some point.
Sabrina Sirois
34:45
Emails, newsletters, social media
Catherine Williams
34:49
Keeping in close touch with employers who have hired Co-ops
Shawn Read
34:50
FAQ for employers
Blake Hamilton
35:11
decision has not been made yet
Breanne Stoudt
35:13
Currently we are not rescinding any offers
Robert Wooden
35:48
thanks Blake for note making cancellations yet!
Kristine Dawson
35:49
Employers are sometimes asking co-op department to communicate on their behalf
Robert Wooden
35:58
for NOT making...
Lisa Lewkowicz
36:01
No decision has been made
Mélanie Mallet
37:36
it will be a case by case approach depending on the hiring manager
Robyn Behlke
37:50
While working for a global bank in 2008, we provided interns with 2 month severance when we rescinded their internship offers.
Robyn Behlke
38:09
four month internship
Robyn Behlke
38:47
we knew it was very generous but assumed they may not have been able to find similar employment in the capital markets that summer
Alanna Allen
39:11
Updates, plans to continue with hiring or not
Robyn Behlke
39:14
exactly!
Shawn Read
39:17
Recruiting plan for Summer
Kiran Arif
39:53
Start Dates, working remotely options - lots of suggestions to change nature of job duties to enable wfh
Cynthia Bishop
39:58
sharing student communications so we can support them as best as possible
Adrian Berg
40:03
Plans for Fall OCR once known
Catherine Williams
40:03
If shrinkage is occurring, are there other areas where students could do their co-ops? REgular updates so we can manage expectations
Shawn Read
40:19
Our challenge is to keep students motivated and not defeated during this time. How they would like us to message opportunities for students
Bruce Wilson
40:33
Graham, encourage responses to "all panelists and attendees" or else we can't see them.
Georgia Coward
40:34
For employers postponing start dates, are you paying effective on the initial start date?
Cara Krezek
41:13
Those with CEWIL accreditation - COVID19 will not affect accreditation during this period. We are encouraging flexibility and innovation during this time, not affecting anyone's accreditation if hours are changing. (answering previous questions).
Nancy Sammon
41:29
my bad. what virtual platforms will you use to engage students ?
Tony Huang
41:32
Are there any opening opportunities available for the students
Robert Ste Croix
41:41
For offers rescinded/postponed - communicate to Career Services in order to provide support to students.
Danielle Kershaw
41:53
I'm curious which jobs are actually being created/where there is a need due to everything going online? Both for students w/ CS/ tech background or not? For instance there are companies that are in high need of employees and hiring right now -- eg online food delivery etc.
Courtney Mageau
42:06
support with promoting any of our virtual recruitment initiatives to students
Andrea Romanczuk
42:09
We want to know what are options are for 8 month students if we need to look at all options
Breanne Stoudt
42:12
What their recommendations are, how we can support students at this time
Kimberly Hogendoorn
42:14
Any insights you hear about funding support via government that can help us continue to keep hires starting
Robyn Behlke
42:34
Another question for employers: as networking tends to be important in a job search, how would they like students to reach out to employees? Is it still ok?
Rebecca Cowan
42:42
Thank you for the advice Cara!
Mike Derry
43:02
there are a lot of internal decisions still being made and the situation changes hourly. students are reaching out and unfortunately we still don't have a lot of answers. Support with the ambiguity is appreciated.
Blake Hamilton
43:19
Are schools going to help students potentially work a co-op term during an "off" term?
Suzanne Rosenthal
43:41
students should keep networking for sure. Great way to build their network and stay top of mind
Georgia Coward
43:42
For employers, any cool remote onboarding tools?
Kristine Dawson
43:49
That is not always possible for cohort-based programs
Marina M
43:54
Robyn, absolutely! They should be encouraged to reach out to our current consultants
Cara Krezek
44:06
As much as possible we will help with resequencing or other ways to get hours (Brock specific answer)
Maria Parente
44:23
Are any employers who only offers a summer internship potentially considering fall internships?
Nancy Sammon
44:51
student engagement - what will the "new" info session look like ?
Breanne Stoudt
44:58
How to build a sense of community in the student cohort
K Davis
45:32
How to legitimately assess.
K Davis
45:56
webex, MSTeams, Learn
Cara Krezek
45:56
Teams!!!! student and internal engagement
Kimberly Hogendoorn
45:57
Microsoft Teams - calls, sharing files, chat, video
Nancy Sammon
45:58
zoom , webex
Blake Hamilton
45:59
Skype
Alanna Allen
46:04
MS Teams both for interaction with staff/department and for student appointments.
Byron Barcelona
46:04
hangouts
Sischa Maharaj
46:04
Funding options for employers , I am interested in this topic and looking into an expert to help us understand this. Happy to share once confirmed
Kiran Arif
46:04
Teams
Bruce Wilson
46:05
Google Hangouts with recording feature.
Maria Parente
46:06
MS teams to stay connected with teams and students!
Marina M
46:08
Skype for Business (internal communication), Microsoft OneDrive
Nancy Sammon
46:09
teams, google hangouts
Shenelle Payne Cuffy
46:10
Adobe Classroom
mahsa mashayekhi
46:12
Teams is great
Breanne Stoudt
46:13
We're using WebEx, as that's the only IT Security approved technology right now. Zoom is not secure
Byron Barcelona
46:20
Slack
Kathleen Winningham
46:24
Riipen is offered for free right now for classroom based projects with employers
Kimberly Hogendoorn
46:27
We're global so also using WhatsApp to keep groups/teams in contact
Tony Huang
46:38
We are exploring different virtual career fair platform, and many of those have variety price
Barb Kojder
46:45
TEAMS, Bluejeans, Skype for Business
Cara Krezek
46:49
10K cups for student networking with employers
Lucas Maliniak
46:51
Zoom - (group meetings, town halls, 1-on-1 advising with students)Skype - Quick team chats or screen sharing.
Lisa Lewkowicz
47:00
Zoom and Microsoft Teams
Robert Wooden
47:18
mass texting app but I don't remember the name of the product we are using
Charlotte Wray
47:19
Google hangouts has worked well on our team
Andrea Taylor
47:24
Mural.co for virtual brainstorms
Rebecca Cowan
47:54
Has anyone use Trello for project mgmt.?
Adrian Berg
47:56
Looking for info re: virtual career fair options and virtual conference tech options
Bruce Wilson
48:03
Screencast-o-matic
Tony Huang
48:04
From an organizer standpoint, there will be around $400 - $800 per booth to set up the virtual career fair
Sischa Maharaj
48:11
networking and collaboration options to help connect employers and students
C. Elliott
48:13
I love Trello, but Teams is working great now too.
Erynn Mayes
48:13
For project management, I've used Trello and Notion. I prefer Notion.
Kathleen Winningham
48:16
Wazoku is new one for virtual brainstorming
Marina M
48:20
Yes, I love trello but would limit to project groups of 5-7 people
Michael Andich
48:21
There may be too much tech, and confusing staff.
Cara Krezek
48:23
if anyone is using Microsoft planner for workplans for teams would be interested to know
Andrea Taylor
48:24
We've been using MS Planner which is similar to Trello
Lisa Favero
48:31
virtual fairs that will pass our IT security protocols (privacy)
Cara Krezek
48:50
agreed! rather use what is already there than add new
Megan Hebert
48:55
We are beginning to use Microsoft Planner and have see really good results
Julia Moskal
49:04
What technology is being used to host virtual networking fairs?
Andrea Taylor
49:14
Interactive platforms for online workshops and webinars
Adrian Berg
49:39
If anyone has run a virtual conference for students, would love to hear more
Nancy Sammon
49:41
company firewalls are an issue
Alanna Allen
50:08
More info next week on virtual event for students
Cara Krezek
50:09
we use CareerEco for virtual career fair for years - reach out to lisa Kuiper for more info lkuiper@brocku.ca for help with it
Bruce Wilson
50:36
Do I qualify for EI?
Robyn Behlke
50:47
#1 question my students are asking me is "how should I change my networking strategy at this time?"
Andrea Romanczuk
50:50
I would like to hear more about virtual career fair options and which schools are open/offer them
Adrian Berg
50:51
Graduating students asking if employers will still be hiring for full-time roles
Nancy Sammon
50:51
are companies still hiring ?
Maria Parente
50:52
Will my summer internship start date change?
Breanne Stoudt
51:00
Is my work term cancelled? If we work remotely, will you ship me a laptop with remote access? How will I engage in meaningful work remotely?
Bruce Wilson
51:01
Do I have to stay in my role if I don't feel safe?
Alanna Allen
51:02
Do I still need to prepare my resume; will I get an interview; how will I be interviewed; how should I prepare
Kiran Arif
51:07
is my contract still intact
Kathleen Winningham
51:10
If a student cannot work virtually, what happens to the second half of their eight month work term (summer)?
Paul Smith
51:12
If my placement is cancelled, will I graduate?
Sischa Maharaj
51:15
how do I handle an employer who won't allow me to work from home bc of lack of technology or privacy
Maria Parente
51:21
Should I take summer courses and do a fall internship instead?
Alanna Allen
52:07
Virtual scavenger hunts
Andrea Romanczuk
52:45
@virtual scavenger hunt - YES! great idea. Can we have some more of those offered to employers
Angela Xiang
52:48
our team works remotely and discord has been really helpful
Linda Lugli
52:50
Some employers still require in-person interviews.To what extent do you encourage employers to reconsider and offer virtual/phone interview?Do you still accept openings from employers insisting on in-person interviews? If so, do you request details about an established approach to reduce the risk/spread of COVID19?Any liability concern ie exposure/risk?
Erynn Mayes
53:13
As people move to virtual networking conversations - we've put together some tips to help them have virtual coffee chats. I hear often how students are nervous to network. period.Six Tips for Virtual Coffee Chats: https://www.tenthousandcoffees.com/blog/six-tips-for-a-successful-virtual-coffee
Michael Andich
53:16
Is there a tool for students to convene and be moderated by us in some way, to keep those classroom connections intact?
Lucas Maliniak
53:50
We have a "Zoom Room" where students can drop by our virtual office for an hour and informally hang out with us (they can also Internship or Career related questions). We do this 3x a week for 1 hour.So far, awesome feedback, and some of them called us their new "podcast" they enjoy listening too.
Michael Andich
54:52
Thanks Lucas, we're still exploring all of the features of the tools we have like Zoom. Cheers!
Julia Moskal
55:03
Thanks, Lucas!
Jessica Yu
55:04
Lucas Maliniak - Excellent idea. Some programs have used this to help our students cope and ensure mental wellness
Kimberly Hogendoorn
55:45
Just want to note that I really appreciate this forum, and bringing us all together.
mahsa mashayekhi
55:54
Amazing love the zoom room idea Lucas..how many members does this zoom room allow you to host?
Jana Petrone
56:43
Virtual group Career Conversations using Zoom to help students stay connected and active
Lucas Maliniak
57:16
Feel free to reach us at ECC@UCalgary.ca and we can chat about it in more detail! To quickly answer question(s):- from a wellness point of view it was great for our own team wellness and student wellness = Win/Win!- We had 5-ish members of our team in there, and we use the break-out rooms feature to do 1-on-1 or small group discussions!
mahsa mashayekhi
01:00:36
How do we stay updated with your contents?
mahsa mashayekhi
01:00:58
Have you heard anything from folks on 10,000 coffees..are they still open to chat with students and conduct virtual networking?
Michael Andich
01:01:28
Erynn Are there any phone scripts appropriate to the COVID craziness which students can use especially the ones who are nervous, timid, ESL, etc?
Blake Hamilton
01:01:32
Yes to meeting weekly
Shawn Read
01:01:35
Thanks so much Graham. Yes to another meeting. Very helpful
Shenelle Payne Cuffy
01:01:36
This was a great idea! Thanks for hosting this forum. I gained a lot of insightful information.
Alanna Allen
01:01:38
Yes, weekly would be great
Maria Parente
01:01:41
Yes to this time next week!!!
Paul Perret
01:01:41
yes, please
Julia Moskal
01:01:42
yes please!
Megan Hebert
01:01:43
yes please
Robyn Behlke
01:01:44
Thank you!
Robert Wooden
01:01:49
yes and thanks
Barb Kojder
01:01:53
Yes - weekly would be awesome.
Kathleen Winningham
01:01:55
Yes, weekly is great! Thank you Graham, this is great!
Adrian Berg
01:01:56
Weekly would be great at least right now, as things are changing so quickly
Catherine Williams
01:01:57
Yes - that would be great. Tech demo would be useful
Blake Hamilton
01:02:01
Yes, weekly please
Marcy Adams
01:02:03
Yes please! so helpful!
Nubia Godoy
01:02:04
yes please and thanks.
Ann McLaughlin
01:02:07
Thank you
Nancy Sammon
01:02:08
weekly meetings, yes.
Garth Gibbes
01:02:14
Thank you and yes will be valuable weekly.
Erynn Mayes
01:02:14
Reach out - erynn@tenthousandcoffees.com - if you have any content requests as it relates to virtual networking, mentorship we have a team and want to support.
Lucas Maliniak
01:02:19
Yes please! Thank you for hosting & thank you to everyone sharing ideas and collaborating during these times.
mahsa mashayekhi
01:02:21
Weekkly meeting
Heidi Luz
01:02:26
yes and thank you
Nancy Sammon
01:02:54
very helpful
Alanna Allen
01:03:03
Thanks all. Great comments and feedback.
Kimberly Hogendoorn
01:03:06
Thank you all
Maria Parente
01:03:07
Thanks Graham for this forum!!
Kathleen Winningham
01:03:07
More information on a virtual scavenger for students, if possible...
Jessica Yu
01:03:07
If there could be a weekly poll to employers by industry/size on the progression of their recruitment decisions, etc. that would be awesome. Thank you
Denise Bang
01:03:08
Thanks everyone!
IreneG
01:03:09
Thank you for hosting the forum, Graham! Very helpful!
Alanna Allen
01:03:10
Very helpful - Thanks
Catherine Williams
01:03:13
THANK YOU !
Shawn Read
01:03:16
Thank you
Juanita Barton
01:03:19
Thank you!!
Jana Petrone
01:03:19
Thank you!
Tang Choy
01:03:22
Thank you!
Lucas Maliniak
01:03:22
Take care everyone!
Barb Kojder
01:03:23
Thanks very much!