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Submission to COVID-19 Archive from Alex Attanasio, a second year graduate student in the Higher Education Master's program at UMaine. Alex submitted the document to illustrate her experience as a UMaine graduate student throughout this COVID-19 situation.

Included are a personal job search spreadsheet. Alex applied to over 50 different positions in a range of functional areas at a range of institution types and geographic location. Highlighted in orange are institutions that have paused their candidate search due to COVID-19; highlighted in red are positions from which she was rejected; anything left white is a position that at the time of submission she had not heard back about.

Also, included are screenshots of the emails Alex received from some of the schools that have paused their candidate search. Alex wanted to pass this along because she imagine that many graduating students (at both the undergraduate and graduate level) may be experiencing this as well and it might be interesting to have this kind of data in the archives.

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COVID-19_Personal Refections_2020_04_29

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Statement from the donor Alexandra (Alex) Attanasio "The University of Maine has provided me with incredible opportunities both in and outside of the classroom and my specific program typically has an extremely high job placement rate, however, now that COVID-19 has affected the economy so significantly, it seems that many soon-to-be graduates are less confident about their ability to obtain employment in their desired field, related to their degree. I know that this information is not officially from the University of Maine administration, but I thought there might be interest in documenting the challenges that UMaine graduates are facing as they look to transition out of college, especially to provide context to any kind of large-scale data of job placement rates for various programs. "

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