COVID-19: Templates for Communicating with Employers

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During this time, communication and transparency are key. We want to make reaching out to employers and alumni as easy as possible for you so we created these templates. Be sure to customize yours to best represent who you are and what you are asking.

As always, make an appointment with our office if you should need any help in navigating the process (We promise, we'll be more helpful than Michael Scott!).

Job/Internship Inquiry Email

Dear Michael Scott,

Given the current situation with COVID-19, I am writing to inquire about the status of my internship with the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Has the organization made any changes that I should be aware of that impact my status or start date?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.
Ryan Howard

Recruiting Status Inquiry Email

Dear Michael Scott,

I hope you are well. I am a candidate for the business and development intern with the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company and am writing to inquire about the status of this role given the current situation with COVID-19. Has the organization made any changes that I should be aware of that impact my status? I am still very interested in this opportunity and look forward to continuing this process with your organization.

Thank you for any information you can provide.
Ryan Howard

Interview Status Inquiry Email

Dear Michael Scott,

Given the current situation with COVID-19, I am writing to inquire about the status of my interview with the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Will this interview take place as scheduled or are there any updates or changes I should be aware of? I am excited for the opportunity to speak with you and learn more about the business and development intern role.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.
Ryan Howard

Alumni Networking Email

Dear Pam Beesly,

I am currently a junior at Brandeis and came across your profile in the Brandeis Career Connections group on LinkedIn. My reason for reaching out is that I recently applied for the business and development intern position at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company and am really excited about the role given my coursework and background in business and economics.

As the salesperson in this division, I was hoping to get your perspective on whether the organization would still hire interns given the impact of COVID-19. I understand that this situation is continuing to evolve and appreciate any insight you could provide. Would you be available for a short informational interview about the organization, your role and any advice you have on working in this field? I would love to expand my professional network and knowledge during this time. 

Thank you for your consideration. 
Ryan Howard