National Resources

Organizations are working hard to ensure that students and faculty have everything they need to keep learning and working, during this COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the resources that they provide, the important work of teaching students the skills they need to be successful in their studies and the workforce continues.

The list of resources provided below are for you to use during these challenging times. We hope that you find them helpful!

Please be safe and stay informed with the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19 by visiting the CDC and WHO websites.

 

Updated May 8, 2020

CS Focused Organizations & their COVID-19 Response

Instructional Tools & Learning Resources

  • Tech for Learners: Web-enabled resource provides a searchable database for tools to support those involved in education and the workforce, at all levels, and from all communities as they scale up capabilities for online learning and continue teaching, learning, and working from home.
  • American Mathematical Society: Online teaching training and resources on class structure, homework, technology, etiquette, and more.  (TPSE Math Online Teaching Best Practices) 
  • Microsoft Teams for Education: Free webinars cover best practices using Microsoft Teams as the digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place.
  • Google Teach from Home: A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • AWS Educate: Amazon is supporting the transition to remote learning through free webinars, office hours, and training sessions for educators and students.
  • IBM Academic Initiative: A self-service program that provides students and faculty at accredited academic institutions with access to select IBM resources at no-charge for classroom and non-commercial research purposes.
  • Webinar Series: Online Teaching & Learning Through Disruption: Created by Achieving the American Dream to support community colleges, and designed to give faculty a place to learn from one another about how to support student success in a fully remote teaching and learning environment.

Student Emergency Fund

Careers, Internships, Opportunities

  • AnitaB.org Career Toolbox: AnitaB.org offers programs and resources to help women technologists reach their career goals and create change within the tech industry.
  • CodePath.org Career Center Guide: The guide demystifies the software engineering field, and explains how to set yourself up for success to become a software engineer or in other related positions after you graduate.
  • Software Engineering Virtual Internship: An opportunity to explore what life is like as a JPMorgan Chase software engineer.
  • Virtual Group Chat: JPMorgan Chase hosts virtual events for students to learn about  Software Engineer & Tech Connect Programs.
  • GMiS Career Connector: A secure, online platform specially designed for current undergraduate and graduate students, from traditionally underrepresented groups – – Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans, and women – in STEM to gain access to employment opportunities.
  • MentorNet: A mentorship program that serves students pursuing STEM degrees from accredited institutions in U.S. Students have access to STEM professionals who serve as mentors.
  • Linux Foundation Mentorship Program: Expanded to support hundreds of displaced developer interns across diverse set of open source projects and communities. Mentees enhance their technical skills while learning the open-source culture and collaboration norms, including tools and infrastructure.
  • Build your future with Google: Googlers provide an overview of roles in our staffing organization, discuss our company’s hiring principles, and share their application and career advice.
CAHSI collaborated with other organizations urging employers across all sectors to consider their 2020 Summer interns in COVID-19 contingency planning and make every possible effort to fulfill–in some fashion–the commitments made to these students. Read our open letter to the industry here.

Mental Health Resources

  • CDC Coping with Stress: Learning to care for yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). You can even reach out to yourself to receive guidance and tips for how to help others.
  • Crisis Text Line: Free access to crisis counselors for those struggling with mental health; those feeling anxious about coronavirus can text “HOME” to 741741 to connect with a counselor.
  • Pandemic Crisis Services Response Coalition (PCSRC): Gives free guidance for people in crisis wishing to access support, guidance for helping a loved one in crisis, and resources for health care professionals.

 

Technology and Internet Connectivity

  • Keep Americans Connected: The Keep Americans Connected Initiative by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) includes a listing of companies that have taken a pledge to ensure that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity.

Other Resources