Material Advantage

How to Stay Productive During COVID-19

It’s no surprise that COVID-19 is impacting personal and professional lives around the world. With most internships and university classes being held remotely, students are finding new ways to learn and grow professionally while practicing social distancing. With stay-at-home orders in place, many students will be left with extra time on their hands when classes are over for the summer.

It’s easy to see how some may let opportunities fall to the wayside at this time, but remaining productive and seeking ways to supplement your education is important, and helps you appear more marketable to your future employers! Below is a list of Material Advantage resources that will help you answer the question, “What did you do during your COVID-19 summer?”.

  • Keep an eye out for opportunities to get involved through the societies’ newsletters
    • Each partner society is working to ensure the materials science industry is in the loop during these unprecedented times. You can attend virtual webinars, keep up with industry news, and learn about upcoming, virtual events all from your email inbox!
  • Take advantage of your access to thousands of professional publications
    • Material Advantage members have access to ACerS, AIST, ASM and TMS’s monthly magazines and online library of resources. Stay up to date by finding publications that are the most relevant to your education and get ahead of the game for the fall semester!
  • Apply for society scholarships
    • Material Advantage can help support the cost of your education; all you have to do is apply! Find out which scholarships you are qualified for and make note of deadlines so you don’t miss any opportunities!
  • Search job boards
    • Career and job boards are available to all Material Advantage members. Perfect your resume and make note of companies and job opportunities that interest you!
  • If you are graduating or have graduated, apply for your free year of membership with each partner society
    • Each graduating Material Advantage member earns a free year of membership with each partner society! Fill out each application and retain your membership benefits!

Material Advantage wants you to make the most out of your materials engineering experience and reap the long-term benefits of building your career foundation now!

Learn more about the resources available to you as a Material Advantage member!