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The University of Delaware Career Services Center offers a variety of opportunities to connect with employers and alumni to allow students to build a strong and vibrant professional network. From the On-Campus Interview Program, and a variety of events that bring employers and alumni to campus, to Winter Term Internships and Job Shadowing Programs and Career Treks that bring the students to the employers, to virtual platforms such as UD Career Advising Network (UD CAN) and LinkedIn, the possibilities for making connections are endless!

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On-Campus Interview Program

 

The On-Campus Interview Program offers students the opportunity to interact with approximately 160 organizations each year seeking students to fill full-time, part-time, and internship positions. While the organizations who participate are quite selective and competition for positions quite keen, the process of interviewing can assist you in better defining your career goals and improve your interview skills. 

On-Campus Interview Program Basics

FALL SEMESTER ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW DATES:

Monday, September 23, 2016 through Friday, December 9, 2016

 

SPRING SEMESTER ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW DATES:

February, 2017 through May, 2017

Interviews are not held during Winter Session or spring break, however resumes for organizations interviewing during the spring semester can be submitted during these periods.

Resumes are submitted online to individual organizations prior to their actual interview date.

The On-Campus Interview Program is available to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni. Log into Handshake to begin searching the current postings.

On-Campus Interview Program Timeline

  • Log in to HANDSHAKE to search for current postings.
  • Up to 14 days prior to the interview date: Students can submit resumes and other required documents online for consideration by organizations.
  • 14-8 days prior to the interview date: Organizations review submitted documents and E-mail selected students to sign up for an interview.
  • 7-2 days prior to the interview date: Selected students can sign up online for their interview time. Selected students should sign-up for an interview slot as soon as they receive the email notification. Waiting until the last minute could mean losing an interview slot to an alternate
  • 2 days prior to the interview date: Selected alternate students can sign up online for their interview time.
  • 1 day prior to interview date: Interview schedules are "frozen." Any changes or cancellations must be made by contacting the Talent Recruiting Coordinator.
  • Interview Date: Students should arrive at the Career Services Center 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled interview time to check in, freshen up, and meet any "greeters" the organization has brought with them.

The University of Delaware is committed to assuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, or disability in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues.

Applicant Conduct Policy/No Show & Cancelation Policy

All users of Handshake must agree to the Applicant Conduct Policy when utilizing Handshake

When you sign up for an interview, you have made a commitment to see the employer.
If you are unable to appear for your scheduled interview, please notify the Talent Recruiting Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance, so that alternates may be contacted.


If you cancel within 48 hours of an interview or are a "no-show" for a scheduled interview, you will be suspended from participation in the Campus Interview Program until you write a letter of explanation to the recruiter and provide the Coordinator with a copy of the letter.


 

Employers expect information regarding student cancellations. It is professional courtesy to provide information regarding your situation.

When You Accept A Job Offer

All users of Handshake must agree to the Job Offer Policy when utilizing Handshake.

When you accept a job offer it is important to inform the Career Services Center of your decision, because it affects your participation in the On-Campus Interview Program  

  • You can inform the Career Services Center of your job offer by emailing recruitbluehens@udel.edu or calling Danielle Nantais-Wenzel, Talent Recruiting Coordinator, at (302) 831-8838.
  • When you accept a job you need to the cancel any remaining interviews you had signed up for through the On-Campus Interview Program.
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Upcoming Career events:

Career Treks

 

UD Career Treks are site visits to companies located within a geographic region or industry.  The visits are designed to provide an insider’s view of an organizations employment opportunities and culture.  All students that are interested in attending a UD Career Trek must read, sign, and submit the UD Career Trek Guidelines prior to participation in the site visit.  The Career Treks are coordinated by the UD Career Services Center, in collaboration with the Lerner College of Business Career Services Center and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Bus transportation is provided.  There is no fee for students to attend.

Career Trek Basics

Full day career treks provide a group of students an opportunity to meet recruiters and UD alumni from multiple employers in cities such as New York or Washington, DC.

Half-day career treks provide a group of students an opportunity to visit one employer within a 60-minute radius of UD’s campus.

Both full and half-day career treks typically include introductions to the organizations, networking opportunities with professionals, and discussions about internships and full-time jobs. Previous treks have included sites such as Twitter, Edelman PR, the FBI, Ogilvy, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Grey.

Applying for Career Treks

Students can apply for the Career Treks via Handshake.  The application will require students to submit a resume and essay on why they want to participate in the Trek. To apply search “UD Career Trek” and you will find several treks. You may apply to more than one Trek. However, please indicate your first choice in your essay.

Space is limited and seats are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There is no fee for the Trek. However, if a student is accepted to participate in the Trek and does not show-up or cancels within 2 business days prior to the trip, the student will be charged a $50.00, no-show fee.

Spring 2017 Career Trek Locations

Maryland

Career Communities:  Engineering & Technology/Health & Science

Employers: TBD


 

New York City

Career Community Trek 1: Fashion

Career Community Trek 2: Communications

Employers: TBD


 

Washington, DC

Career Community:  Government, Law, Policy, and Non-Profit

Employers: TBD

Career Trek Guidelines

The Career Trek is designed for you to make connections with alumni and industry representatives within a specific industry and/or geographic region.  Students will have the opportunity to speak with recruiters and/or alumni and learn detailed information about career opportunities.  Students will be responsible to follow-up on their own with representatives and/or alumni that were met during the trip.  It is strongly encouraged that students send thank you notes to all Trek contacts.

In order to be considered for the Trek, students must apply online via Handshake and submit a 150-word essay on the following topics:

ESSAY:

Why do you want to attend the trek?  What do you hope to learn from this experience? How will you use this experience to advance your professional development?


All participants must exhibit professional behavior and abide by all policies of the University of Delaware and the laws of the city and state that we are visiting. Business professional attire is required.


 

If required by your professor, the UD Career Services Center can provide verification of your attendance.

Career Trek: ___________________

Date Starting: __________________

Date Ending: ___________________

Participant Name: _______________

Participant Signature: ____________

Career Trek FAQ

WHO CAN APPLY?

All matriculated University of Delaware undergraduate students may attend.

 

HOW MANY STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE TREKS?

There will be approximately 150-200 slots available for the Spring Trek Series.

 

HOW DO I APPLY? 

Go to Handshake and search “UD Career Trek” and you will find several treks.  You may apply to more than one Trek. However, please indicate your first choice in your essay.

 

ITEMS REQUIRED:

Approved resume and essay(150 words maximum)  

 

ESSAY QUESTIONS:

 Why do you want to attend the trek?  What do you hope to learn from this experience? How will you use this experience to advance your professional development?

 

HOW ARE APPLICATIONS EVALUATED AND HOW ARE STUDENTS SELECTED?

A team of CSC staff members will review applications and materials.  Students will be accepted based upon quality and thoroughness of their application along with relevancy.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

There is no fee to participate.  However, if you are a no-show or do not cancel within 2 business days prior to the event, your student account will be charged a $50.00 fee.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Students are expected to wear business professional attire, unless otherwise stated on the Career Trek description in Handshake.

 

HOW WILL I GET TO THE SITE OF THE TREK?

The UD Career Services Center will provide a chartered bus.  Departure time from Newark, DE and arrival time to Newark, DE, will be provided in the event description in Handshake.

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Additional Opportunities to Connect

Winter Term Internship Program

Participate in a three to five-week internship during Winter Session. The experience will expose you to a career area of interest and assist with building a strong professional network.

All Winter Term Internship opportunities will be posted in Handshake from mid-September until late November. Search for "Winter Internship" under the Handshake job search.

All applications will be submitted through Handshake.


2017 Winter Term Internships will take place:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - Friday, February 3, 2017


 

For more information contact: Scott Rappaport, Assistant Director

 

Winter Term Job Shadowing Program

Offered over Winter Session, the job shadowing program allows students to learn more about various professions, receive career-related advice, and reflect on the ways in which their education can prepare them for life after college. Log in to Handshake to apply. All opportunities will be listed under "UD Job Shadow Program Winter 2017".  

Students must submit applications between Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and Tuesday, November 18, 2016.

Students will be notified of matches and provided with the contact information of their hosts by Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Job shadowing may include workplace tours, meeting with key members of an organization, and involvement in daily workplace activities.

The job shadowing experience will last for a minimum of six hours during one business day and can be extended to two business days if mutually agreed upon.

For more information contact: Scott Rappaport, Assistant Director

UD Career Advising Network (UD CAN)

Learn from the expertise of alumni through one-on-one, phone-based career conversations, resume critiques and/or mock interviews. Take a few moments to complete your UD Career Advising Network profile and gain on demand career advice! 

Click here to find out more.

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