College Student Resources during COVID-19

Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) would like to let you know it is essential that we support our future generations together with the resources you need to get through this crisis with its many unknowns. 

Here are some valuable resources from that we hope will ease some of the anxiety and challenges that you may be experiencing as you look for advice and guidance. For starters, the following links “Our Coronavirus in College Series delves into maintaining mental health during a period of turmoil, how to cope, as well as how to prepare for the Coronavirus and deal with change, disappointment and adaptability.

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Facing the Crisis

Senior Assistance
Facing the college mental health crisis during COVID-19.

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How to Cope

How to Cope
Learning how to cope during difficult times.

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What to do?

Senior Assistance
How to prepare for a COVID-19 campus shutdown.

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Impact on Students

Senior Assistance
Coronavirus impacts on students and online learning.

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Other suggested ways to cope and handle current circumstances:

  • Volunteeringhere is a link to our local resources page on our website that will give you visibility to local non-profits and provide an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment, help others and gain valuable knowledge and connections with your community along the way. 
  • Help build a website for a local nonprofit
  • Start a blog or join a blog with like-minded people who share your passion for your desired career. 
    • Tell us what helpful blogs you are a part of?
    • Participate in virtual meetings to stay in touch
  • Have you lost your job? The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a variety of services and resources to meet the needs of those who have lost their job because of COVID-19.

Looking for a job?

Here are a few example questions you might want to think about for your next interview:

Example of Interview Questions
  1. What do you know about the company?
  2. What is your experience as (position you are applying for)?
  3. Tell about a time when you ran out of time and had to choose what to finish.
  4. Describe a work or process improvement you made in your current job.
  5. How have you rebounded from a negative work experience?
  6. Tell about a time when someone was pressuring you to complete a task you were given. How did you handle it?
  7. Describe a situation that reflects how you made yourself approachable and friendly to people inside and outside of an organization.
  8. Describe a time when you had to learn something new very quickly.
  9. Tell about a time that you had a difference in opinion with your manager. What steps did you take to settle the disagreement?
  10. How do you go about staying organized? Can you give me an example?
  11. How do you approach a writing assignment from incomplete notes or instructions?
  12. How would you rate your knowledge of the following systems: MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  13. Why are you interested in this job?
  • Create or Update a Linked In account – More here

On behalf of all our HPSJ mentors, stay healthy, safe, connected and keep your eyes on the prize!

Volunteer Opportunities:​

If you are looking to become a volunteer and make a difference in our Central Valley community during the COVID-19 pandemic please consider the following choices:

Looking for financial assistance?

If you are looking to become a volunteer and make a difference in our Central Valley community during the COVID-19 pandemic please consider the following choices:

Posted on April 30th, 2020 and last modified on February 22nd, 2021.