A College Student’s Guide to the Coronavirus

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Move to Virtual Meetings 

If your school has not limited contact and/or gone to a virtual environment, use best practices when gathering, including avoiding personal contact. There are many free virtual meeting options — Google Hangouts, Zoom, etc. This is also a great learning opportunity for you — as many organizations offer remote employment and you will use these tools in your future career.

Keep Informed

This is a LOT of information out there — not all of it accurate. Our partners at Independent Sector are curating a site with the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus. Be sure to save this page and refer to it when making decisions about meetings or travel. 

Be Successful in a Remote Working Environment

Technology makes it possible for us to work remotely (at your internship, job or schoolwork). But you will want to do some research so you are set up for success. Here is a great article that will get you started: How to Be a Happy and Productive Remote Worker.

Stay Flexible

We talk a lot about adaptive leadership — and how critical this skill is when it comes to successful nonprofit leadership. Now is the time to be flexible, patient and creative when it comes to school and work. We know that this situation is stressful — if you are feeling anxiety, you are most certainly not alone! Here is a useful article that provides sound strategies for managing this stress: 5 Ways to Overcome the Psychological Stress of Coronavirus.

Follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guidelines

  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at home when you are sick.
  • Practice social distancing.

Please join the conversation. Post other resources or strategies in the comment section below.