What is it like to be a college student looking for a job or an internship in the virtual world as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep people working from home?
At the same time, what are members of Generation Z looking for from their would-be employers?
“As an intern or as an entry-level position, it’s nice to feel like you’re more than just working for a company, they want you to succeed too,” said Emily Miller, who is studying food and nutrition at the University of Southern Indiana.
Colleague Maranda Elswick, who is studying agriculture communications at Purdue University, says companies that values open communication and advancement are key.
“I’m going to apply to a company where I can see myself growing as an individual and professionally. I think that’s something I value – company culture,” said Elswick. “I want to be surrounded by people who are innovative, who are excited about what they’re doing. I think that’s super important when you’re trying to find a job that you want to apply for.”
Elswick and Miller says if companies show they are willing to back their young employees, they will bring more passion and effort to their work.
Both agreed that conducting interviews via Zoom, or any other video communications tool, has been a bit more challenging to make lasting and impressionable connections.
The Field Atlas is an online career exploration platform that enables students to explore agbioscience careers through online talent assessments, videos and profiles. The resource helps young job seekers identify jobs and companies that align with their personal and professional interests.
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