Finding Remote Work
Updated: May 18, 2021
Explore two new resources that connect students to remote work and consider opportunities that allow you to gain experience while working from home this summer.
You are invited to take part in short-term, remote, professional, paid work experiences through a Micro-Internship or externship. Demonstrate your skills, explore career paths, and develop your professional networks, all while working remotely 5-40 hours a week.
Micro-Internships can include projects across all departments, including:
Operations and Support
Finance and Accounting
Use the links below to explore internships or externships with Parker Dewey and Paragon One. Both are also accessible from the Handshake resource tile, remote internships. You will need to submit a request for an application or set up an account to access the opportunities. There are no fees for students for these services. Please also have a resume ready for the application process.
Parker Dewey student feedback
Parker Dewey has more paid positions, I expect students will find this more valuable
Exploring this site allowed me to apply for roles I previously did not consider, expanding my options for summer work
They posted a lot of opportunities from a range of companies, including Microsoft and Morgan Stanley
Be mindful of many deadlines in the first week of May
I felt that my skills would allow me to fulfill the roles without inhibition
There is a 140 character limit when describing experiences which meant I had to cut down the description from my resume
I was unable to properly share my international experience because it required me to put a state (but I am assuming the employers will see the information on my resume)
Parker Dewey seemed interesting but it was slightly confusing and I got lost on the website.
It would be helpful to have an option to search and narrow down the options so you don't have to go through each individual one to see if it is what you are looking
Paragon One student feedback
I like the feature that allowed me to sign up to receive updates on jobs that aligned with my major, which I think will be helpful in gauging future opportunities
I liked that it had the opportunities right off the bat and liked the options much better
I think Paragon One might made navigating very easy
I felt limited in the opportunities since there were only a few listed for each of the categories
Elizabeth Altman, B.S. Accounting, Class of 2005, shared her insight on remote work saying “A lot of my internship work was spent arranging data into Excel, working on PowerPoint presentations, and conducting tons of research. All of these tasks can be done remotely. Obviously for the large Corporations which have formal programs (for instance Ernst & Young and Goldman Sachs where I interned while at Lehigh) have training programs that can now be done remotely via zoom. And after those programs, it is easy enough for managers to communicate with their new teams using Internet tools.”
Encouraging other alum to find ways to support students by creating remote internships, she advises “for small business owners like myself, especially if you work from home like I do, it now opens up the opportunity to give someone an internship that I wouldn’t have been able to have otherwise.”
Additional Remote Work:
Start ups: https://angel.co/remote
We Work Remotely: https://weworkremotely.com/
Remote Co.: https://remote.co/remote-jobs
Just Remote: https://justremote.co/remote-jobs
Remote ok: https://remoteok.io/