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Career Cafe_Check-In_03312020 - Shared screen with speaker view
Peter Osborne
35:19
Jill, I brought my office chair home and it's made a HUGE difference! I also have my docking station and second monitor, and it's made life so much easier. It took about 30 minutes total to bring it home (that doesn't include driving time, unfortunately).
Debra.Bomaster
39:05
Introvert here---but do need contact with people.
Debra.Bomaster
42:55
I have been meeting my students on line to work on their resume, job search strategies, cover letters, etc.
Debra.Bomaster
47:29
Is anyone using MS teams with your clients? If so, how are you using it...
Kate Axelsen Foster
49:09
It seems no matter where I set up, my kids need me anytime I’m on a call
Maria MacDougal
49:30
Same here, Kate!
Jill BK
52:02
Hi all, you may hear from me now that we have introduced ourselves and I believe we can be helpful to each other. JBK from COA
Wendi Richards
52:02
@Deb We are using Teams but mostly with the career team (and we’re learning). Although my students have Teams on their devices, they seem to prefer email and calls. I don’t know if they are simply unfamiliar?
Lisa Carter (UMaine)
52:32
Margaret-I feel you! Five-year old twins at home. Adjusting to this new normal is difficult. I’m thinking about putting a lock on my “office” ;)
Peter Osborne
53:34
We are using Slack for the Bates team, too!
andrea.levinsky@maine.edu
53:38
For those of you working with students, are you advising them to file for unemployment?
Debra.Bomaster
54:23
I work for Goodwill--workforce solutions--techhire grant. I have been advising many on how to apply for unemployment.
Hope Lanza
54:39
anyone who is out of work bc of this ive been working with them to get on unemployment
Maria MacDougal
55:17
Is anyone hearing from clients, particularly those that have lost a job because of al this, that they want to start or go back to school?
Wendi Richards
55:39
I’m worried about our Seniors and interns. I’m doing a lot of reassuring.
Debra.Bomaster
56:29
The issues we are having with techhire is we are partnered with ad ed and they are shut down---and slow getting on line classes going forward.
andrea.levinsky@maine.edu
56:56
Would also love to hear how people are dealing with internships
Debra.Bomaster
57:41
One of my OJT and they are on hold for now.
Peter Osborne
59:44
Samantha, as a fellow childless individual, finding others to occupy my time (like watching Tiger King on Netflix -- what the heck?) has been super helpful.
Peter Osborne
59:52
*other ways
BJ Roach
01:00:09
Sam, I have a middle child that I can send your way ;)
Samantha Wheeler
01:00:28
BJ, I’m good haha
Maria MacDougal
01:00:36
I was just going to say to Samantha that she can borrow my 13 year old for a while.
Hope Lanza
01:00:53
Samantha and Peter we should share some of those things. I find myself feeling low and missing the interaction
Samantha Wheeler
01:00:57
I appreciate you all but I don’t need/want your kids
Samantha Wheeler
01:01:04
Haha and I mean that in the nicest way
Maria MacDougal
01:01:20
That's what wine is for ;)
Hoi Ning Ngai
01:02:41
I'm an introvert, single, with no kids. Can I say that this is all bliss? Except for the fact that I don't live by the ocean!
Debra.Bomaster
01:02:56
Sam I can relate, I live alone with a cat. The introversion is going too far. I call a new person each night, find funny things on line, Jimmy Fallon, funny virus songs, comedians, go out for walks...trying to stay sane. It is a challenge.
Debra.Bomaster
01:06:11
Jill--will you add that information you just said in the chat box
Stacy Stewart
01:08:30
This is the link to the page, that Jill mentioned: https://usm.maine.edu/career-and-employment-hub/employment-resources-those-affected-covid-19-and-others
Wendi Richards
01:09:12
Thank you!
catherine.obar
01:12:07
I have to hop off the call but thank you all for the rich conversation
Wendi Richards
01:13:42
I’m working on learning new technology (QuickTime) to develop new remote workshops for students. It’s becoming a family activity. Yesterday, I learned how to edit audio in iMovie!
Peter Osborne
01:15:35
That is great, GREAT advice, Crisanne! Thank you!
Debra.Bomaster
01:16:28
one of the things that has come up is when we get the other side of this--I want to be sure that I have done the things I wanted to do.
Debra.Bomaster
01:16:59
I agree Joe--we don'tknow what we don't know at this
Debra.Bomaster
01:17:07
time
Debra.Bomaster
01:19:49
Last week unemployment took over 21000 unemployment claims compared to 600 the previous weeks. They have has to bring people from other departments to help with the claims. They are encouraging to use the web site instead of calls bc of the back load
andrea.levinsky@maine.edu
01:22:24
First Atlantic Healthcare and American Roots need people
Hope Lanza
01:22:54
allied universal is looking and I have a great contact
Andy Osheroff
01:24:24
Here are some multilingual resources for students and clients : https://www.portlandofopportunity.com/covid19
andrea.levinsky@maine.edu
01:29:20
Google classroom!
Samantha Wheeler
01:36:23
I need to leave for a student appointment. It was great “seeing” you all! Thank you for all you do. Have a great rest of your day! :)
Jill BK
01:36:43
I am interested in finding out links for seniors who have not only spring online (a first for COA), remaining requirements and then the job/graduate school journey. Would appreciate any links you have found helpful. Have the usual for usual times (?) so looking for resources for this period of time...thanks so much, Jill
Debra.Bomaster
01:40:49
Need to jump off--next Zoom call.
Maria MacDougal
01:41:31
Gotta zoom out too, loved to "see" all of you. Have ag rest of the week!
Marianne Cowan
01:41:41
JBK: This came through to us from LACN: Live-time employer status resource for students (or clients) looking nationwide: https://candor.co/hiring-freezes/
Peter Osborne
01:42:07
I have to hop off, too. Thanks, Stacy and Joe, for organizing and facilitating. This was great! Maybe we do it even more frequently?
Marianne Cowan
01:42:42
Me too, dropping off - thanks so much all - this was my first Cafe - loved it!
Hoi Ning Ngai
01:43:15
Same call as Marianne and Peter! Thank you for this!
Lisa Carter (UMaine)
01:43:22
Sure!
Wendi Richards
01:43:33
This platform allowed me to actually participate. Please, do it again!
Kate Axelsen Foster
01:43:34
Yes, please. This has been great!
Mary-Ann Urquhart
01:43:39
Yes
Kate Axelsen Foster
01:43:47
Thanks Stacy and Joe!!!
Lisa Carter (UMaine)
01:43:50
Thank you all!
Amy Jaffe
01:43:58
This was super. Great to see you all! Thank you, Stacy and Joe!
Jill Williams
01:44:05
Thank you all! Great sharing
Naomi Rose Caywood
01:44:16
Thank you!
Mary-Ann Urquhart
01:44:40
Thank you. This has been wonderful. Lots of great information.