Join Chris Webb and Helen Armitage from the Careers and Employability Service at Sheffield Hallam University for another foray into the world of work, as told by Covid-19.

This week's podcast welcomes Clare Adams from Handshake to the (virtual) booth, where the topics discussed are adapting to remote working and how the use of digital platforms and effective online collaboration can help careers professionals, employers and job seekers to solve Coronarvirus-related challenges collectively.

Further Reading/Listening:

LinkedIn (Clare Adams) - What I learned about working remotely transitioning from HE to a Technology Company

Hepi Blog (Gary Gates) - Four lessons learned from making the shift to online learning

Ed Byrne and Charles Clarke - The University Challenge: Changing universities in a changing world

The first in the series of virtual discussions hosted by Gradconsult and Handshake - Connecting Students and Employers in a Virtual World - 23rd April 11am-12:30pm

Handshake COVID-19 US Higher Ed Recruitment Trends

Handshake US Blog - Regularly updated resources for students, employers and universities

For more information on Handshake's UK launch and the programme of events for students running between mid May and July please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Presenters:

Helen Armitage - A Senior Employability Adviser for the College of Social Sciences and Arts at Sheffield Hallam University. Helen leads on the Hallam Career Mentoring Scheme and primarily supports the department of Art and Design with in-curriculum careers delivery.

Chris Webb - An Employability Adviser at Sheffield Hallam University, Chris supports the Gradvantage programme for final year students and graduates, as well as collaborating with the College of Business, Technology and Engineering on in-curriculum careers delivery.

Our Guest:

Clare Adams - University Success Manager at Handshake, an online career management, student recruitment and professional networking community for students, employers, recruiters and careers professionals. Since launching in the US in 2014, the Handshake network has grown to include 17M students and alumni, 500K employers, 900+ universities and 12,000+ careers professionals in the US. Handshake will launch in the UK in the summer of 2020. Prior to joining Handshake, Clare worked in a variety of roles across careers and student services in HE and FE.

If you are interested in any of the discussion points raised in this podcast or have suggestions for future podcast episodes or guest speakers, please contact Chris or Helen on LinkedIn!

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