We’ve seen some US schools announce that they plan to reopen in Fall 2020 under a variety of conditions, while others have stated that they are uncertain and will make a decision later on in the year.
Regardless of what has been announced, we know one thing for sure. Uncertainty is the most certain concept at this time, and it’s best to prepare for a variety of situations. McKinsey & Company addresses three different scenarios that are possible: rapid and effective control where the virus is contained and face-to-face instruction resumes in Fall 2020, effective response but a resurgence in the virus not allowing face-to-face instruction to resume until January 2021, and pandemic escalation in which face-to-face instruction resumes Fall 2021 or later.*
Hope for the best, plan for the worst.
If universities do open in Fall 2020, in-person career fairs will need to be strategically planned. A mixture of both in-person and virtual options creates an airtight plan in which the university can be flexible no matter what conditions arise. InternX provides the software that is a one-stop provider for both in-person and virtual events, all while increasing internship and full-time opportunities for students.
Universities are using this COVID-Compliant Checklist to ensure complete safety at career fairs for their students and corporate partners. Click here for a free download of the checklist, and let us know if we can help you plan for your upcoming career fairs so that you’re prepared for anything.