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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Campus Community Resources

Additional resources for the Simpson College Campus Community to better handle ongoing changes and cope with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Academic Resources

Online Learning

Student Accessibility Services

Academic Coaching and Peer Academic Leader (PALs)

Coffee with Heidi
Sit down to enjoy a virtual coffee with Heidi Levine, vice president for student development. Follow the link below to share your availability and Heidi will schedule a time for a 30-minute call to connect about what's happening with Simpson, how things are going away from campus, or anything else that's on your mind. 

Counseling Resources

Simpson College Counseling Services will continue to be available to students via phone or video counseling Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, email counseling.services@simpson.edu or call 515-961-1332.

Things to know about tele-counseling provided by Simpson College Counseling Services:

  • We are continuing with any current clients who wish/are able to do so and WILL BE TAKING NEW CLIENTS throughout the rest of the academic year.
  • If you would like, we are also happy to assist with referrals to services in your home community.
  • Most sessions will be conducted via video or phone.
  • Sessions remain confidential.
  • Initial sessions will still be 30-45 minutes, regular sessions will be 45-50 minutes.
  • If you would like to schedule a session we will send you links to paperwork to complete prior to your session and you will get an online meeting request for your appointment time.
  • In some rare situations, we may determine that tele-counseling is not an appropriate option. Should this be the case, we will work to refer you to services in your community.

Career Development Resources

The Office of Career Development remains available to students and is happy to answer questions via email at careers@simpson.edu. Students can still receive support in the following ways:

Individual Appointments
The office will leverage Zoom, phone and email to connect with students who are: exploring majors/career, searching for internships or jobs, navigating graduate school admission, polishing application materials, preparing for interviews or strengthening LinkedIn profiles. 

Students are asked to schedule appointments through Handshake

  • Login with your Simpson email and password
  • Click "Career Center"
  • Click "Appointments"

Group Workshops and Employer Engagement
Seniors have already been invited to a Job Search Series. Additional workshops and alternative ways to engage employers are being discussed. 

Online Job Board
The office continues to approve internship and job postings from employers through Handshake

Internship Support
Access links on SC Connect (SC Connect / My Links / Career Development) to register for internship credit and to apply for wage assistance for unpaid internships. 

CandidCareer Video Library
Access videos of real people speaking about their career experiences. Videos are available for students who are exploring their career options as well as those students seeking advice on getting hired.

Spring 2020 On-Site Internships
Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, completing an on-site internship during spring 2020 will be a challenge. Questions may be directed to: careers@simpson.edu.

Please take the following steps:

  • Maintain communication with internship site supervisors, faculty advisors, and the Career Development team. 
  • Complete on-site internship hours only if the employer and student deem it safe and follow guidelines outlined by local and national health experts.
  • Ideally, on-site supervisors will instead provide remote work or projects for interns. If that is not possible, our faculty supervisors will provide alternative academic projects. 

External Resources