Employment-Related Resources and Support in the Time of COVID-19

If you are a current BC student suffering financial hardship due to COVID-19 and/or the move of classes online, you may qualify for emergency funds from the federal CARES Act.  Visit BC’s CARES Act page to learn more and apply.

The COVID-19 situation has caused millions of layoffs, and many BC students and alumni and Eastside residents are out of work.  The staff of the Center for Career Connections can support you during these challenging times.  We have created the following list of employment-related resources that may be useful. 

We recognize that not everyone can or should work during this crisis—and that other people may have to work.  Whatever your situation, we welcome the opportunity to assist you.  

If you want to speak to a career specialist, please click Appointments to make a video or phone appointment.  Our career specialists can discuss options, answer questions, and connect you with resources.  Of course, we can also help with resumes, interviews, job search strategies, internships, and exploring career options.  If you have a quick question, you can email careers@bellevuecollege.edu

Job Opportunities & Career Resources

  • Handshake: Find jobs & internships from employers who want to hire BC students & alumni.  Requires a BC Net ID. 
  • Lists of businesses hiring during the pandemic:
  • Census Jobs 2020
  • Job sites: Indeed |  LinkedIn  | Flexjobs Top 100 Companies with Remote Jobs  (BC does not endorse any particular websites, products, or services.)
  • Center for Career Connections resources: Essential Guides | Internships | Job Search Resources
  • Check out the schedule for the month-long workshops organized by CareerConnect@Home. CareerConnect @ Home, a partnership between the Governor’s office with industry leaders and professionals to provide students across Washington with information about real jobs in Washington State.
    • Week 1 (May 4 – May 8): Technology and Innovation Week: Technology and Information with representatives from Zillow, Amazon Web Services, Uber, Seven2 and Bristol Myers Squibb
    • Week 2 (May 11 – May 15): Building Washington Week: Manufacturing, Construction, Energy with SEH America, Avista, NW Carpenters’ Institute, Independent Technicians Automotive Committee and the Puget Sound Electrical Apprenticeship Program
    • Week 3 (May 18 – May 22): Be a Boss Week: Entrepreneurship and Start-ups with Armoire, Madrona Venture Group, MOD Pizza, MOZ and Chef Eduardo Jourdan of JuneBaby and Salar
    • Week 4 (May 25 – May 29): Lead Your Community Week: Education, Health Care, Government, Nonprofits (note: no session on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25) with the team from KUOW radio, Committee for Children, King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay & Pasco City Councilmember Zahra Roach and the Healthcare Industry Leadership Table

Unemployment Resources

Assistance with Food, Finances, and Healthcare

  • Visit Washington State Coronavirus Response to access many resources for Washington residents impacted by COVID-19
  • Set up an online appointment with coaches from United Way Benefits Hub to find out about emergency assistance, financial coaching, and access to housing.
  • Connect to Hopelink to access food assistance and support.
  • Visit Washington Healthcare Benefit Exchange to enroll in Apple Health Medicaid or explore health insurance options. Depending on your current income, you may now qualify for free health insurance.

Technology Resources

  • If you are a BC student in need of a computer for Spring Quarter, send an email to avpstudentaffairs@bellevuecollege.edu.  Student Affairs staff will connect you to resources and options.
  • Comcast Internet Essentials provides two months of free high-speed internet to first-time customers; $9.95 per month after that.  (BC does not endorse any particular websites, products, or services.)

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Last Updated February 2, 2023