The CAREER SERVICES CENTER (CSC)
The Career Services Center staff is committed to partnering with UD faculty and staff to empower students to identify and achieve their professional aspirations. The CSC staff members are assigned to academic departments and programs, advising offices, and non-academic student services offices, and are available to consult with you on:
- Classroom and Departmental Presentations or Programs
- Employer and Alumni Engagement Opportunities
- Student Referrals
- Career Exploration & Preparation
- “What can I do with this Major?” Questions
- Experiential Learning (Internship) Opportunities
- Post-graduate Options
CSC staff, employers and alumni are available to present on a wide variety of career preparation topics:
- Overview of Career Services
- Resumes & Cover Letters
- LinkedIn & Networking
- Interview Preparation
- Managing an Internship or Job Search
- Managing the Graduate School Application Process
- Industry and Job Overviews/Preparation (presented by employers or UD alumni)
Fill out the presentation request form to begin the process of organizing a presentation. A CSC staff member will follow up with you within two business days.
A number of courses and student programs on campus integrate graded, extra credit or professional development career related assignments.
Some suggestions include:
- Drafting resumes and having them reviewed by CSC staff
- Conducting an informational interview with UD alumni about career paths and preparation through the UD Career Advising Network
- Attendance at a workshop, employer event or career fair and reporting on the experience
We are happy to work with you to develop a unique career assignment for your students.
Reach out to Rachel Coppola, Associate Director (302-831-8573) for details.
UD faculty and staff are welcome to request an account on Handshake, the CSC’s recruiting platform where all internships, jobs, programs and career resources are posted for students. Stay engaged with our office by clicking on “Your Career Interests” and signing up to receive Career Services emails and announcements based on career areas of interest to your students.
Many offices and departments on campus organize career related programming. We encourage you to open any events or programs to the entire UD population, which will help ensure strong attendance numbers for any speakers you may be bringing to campus.
The CSC can promote your career programs and events through our email listservs and social media. Please forward details on a program or event to Heather Tansley, Assistant Director
Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant
The Career Services Center Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant (FSCIG) provides funding for UD faculty and staff to create professional and career development activities for their students. Funding is provided to offset costs associated with infusing career-related materials and/or experiences into existing or new class curricula and/or departmental, program or school-based initiatives.
Applications accepted: July 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018
Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of $2,500 per semester, but applications will be reviewed equally regardless of the amount of requested funding. If you’ve received a grant in the past, you may apply again, but priority will be given to individuals or units submitting applications for the first time.
Awarded funding must be used for the purposes described in your grant application and approved by the Career Services Center Grant Funding Committee. Any exception to this must be brought to the attention of the committee in advance and is subject to approval.
Grants cannot fund:
- Existing programs as currently implemented.
- Conference registrations or wages/salaries that do not have a large or long-lasting impact. (e.g., grants are not intended to pay for individual faculty, staff or students to attend conferences)
- Entertainment expenses that do not have a clearly defined educational/career component.
- Personal/Individual travel expenses or personal need expenses, except for specific presenters brought to campus for a specific activity/event.
- Scholarships, stipends, or housing expenses.
- Gift cards (Visa, Bookstore, etc.)
- Honorariums or payments for full-time UD faculty and staff*.
*Honorariums for part-time, contractual staff, and adjunct faculty may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
WHO CAN APPLY:
UD Faculty (includes Faculty RSO Advisors)
UD Staff that work directly with students (Instructors, Program Advisors, Academic Advisors, RSO Advisors, etc.)
REQUIRED MATERIALS AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
To apply for an award you must complete the Grant Application
All application submissions require:
- The primary contact or project leader must be a faculty or staff member who does not work for the Career Services Center. Career Services' staff can support projects, but cannot be project leaders.
- A timeline for the project.
- A clear description of the purpose of the project and how it will enhance the professional and career development of UD students.
- A summary of expected outcomes and the expected number of students the project will impact.
- An explanation of how the information will be shared with students who are not able to attend the events/activities. (e.g., video recordings, summary notes, list of additional resources, “How to…” guides for other staff or faculty to replicate a similar project, etc.)
- A description of how the project will be continued or sustained in the future after the initial funds have been used if the program or event is not a one time event. (Projects will be funded one time only).
- An itemized budget.
Project applications that exhibit one or more of the following will be given the highest consideration:
- Connect or build upon other strategic priorities of the university.
- Involve collaboration, whether it is interdisciplinary by field or by the make up of faculty, students and staff, particularly with the Career Services Center.
- Available to all students with the potential for a significant impact. (e.g., sustainable and/or far-reaching, broad or deep).
- Identify a model or strategy that can be successfully replicated.
- Include results and/or outcomes that are clearly measurable.
Applications are reviewed and allocated by a Career Services Grant Fund Committee made up of Career Services' professionals. Funding decisions are made within 7-10 business days.
- To officially accept a grant, recipients must complete, sign and submit the UD Career Services Award Acceptance Agreement and the Budget Template.
- Recipients are expected to assist in sharing their experience with the UD community, as requested. This may include written summaries for newsletters, annual reports, or attending events.
- Upon conclusion of a project or event, recipients are also required to submit a financial record to include all expenditures, income, and receipts.
- Awardees are also required to submit a one-page summary outlining the outcomes achieved by utilizing the grant as well as include the names and UD IDs of each student participant
- If funding sources are referenced through websites, annual reports, literature, newsletters or news releases, etc., please name the Career Services Center Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant. Promotional materials should also be shared with CSC for cross-marketing purposes.The award must be used for the activities outlined in the application.
- Awardees will be reimbursed for the amount included in submitted receipts, even if they do not end up using the entire amount awarded.
REFERRING STUDENTS FOR CAREER COUNSELING & COACHING
The CSC’s professionally trained career counselors meet one-on-one with students from all colleges and majors to help them develop and achieve their professional aspirations.
Students can schedule an appointment by logging into Handshake and choosing "Schedule a New Appointment."
If you would like to discuss a student in confidence please reach out to your designated CSC contact.
Visit the CSC staff directory to contact the following liaisons:
|Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economic||Jill Pante|
|College of Agriculture & Natural Resources||Lindsey Baltz|
|College of Arts & Sciences, Arts Division||Lisa Sydney|
|College of Arts & Sciences, Humanities Division||Lisa Sydney|
|College of Arts & Sciences, Natural Sciences Division - Mathematical Sciences||Rachel Coppola|
|College of Arts & Sciences, Natural Sciences Division – All other departments||Jen Laird|
|College of Arts & Sciences, Social Sciences Division – Communication, Fashion
& Apparel Studies
|Communication: Lisa Sydney
Fashion: Rachel Coppola
|College of Arts & Sciences, Social Sciences Division – All other departments||Rachel Coppola
|College of Earth, Ocean & Environment||Lindsey Baltz|
|College of Education & Human Development & Secondary Education Programs||Cindy Holland|
|College of Engineering||Ryan Fuller|
|College of Health Sciences||Jen Laird|
|Interdisciplinary Programs||Rachel Coppola|
|Non-Academic Student Service Office||Rachel Coppola|
HIRE A UD STUDENT TO WORK IN YOUR DEPARTMENT
The CSC is happy to assist you with finding talented UD students to work in your department. A variety of on-campus positions, including work study, are posted to Handshake for students to apply. Faculty or staff desiring to post positions in Handshake must register themselves and their department under the "Employer" section of Handshake.
EMPLOYERS & ALUMNI
The CSC is happy to work with any employers or alumni seeking your students for internships or jobs, and will make sure they have a positive recruiting experience.
Do not hesitate to forward any email or voicemail you receive to Lynn Sydnor-Epps, Associate Director for Employer Relations (email@example.com, 302-831-3159)
If you would like to forward positions to your students that were sent by employers or alumni, please first review the following short articles to protect yourself legally, and to ensure all students have an opportunity to consider the positions:
The CSC offers a number of opportunities for students to support their career development and preparation. Please share this information with alumni and we will ensure they have a positive engagement experience. The contact point for each engagement opportunity is listed on the alumni page linked above.
One effective way to connect alumni with students for valuable career engagement opportunities is through the UD Career Advising Network, which allows alumni advisers to offer career conversations, resume critiques and practice interviews.