Along our education and career paths, we encounter many helpers—from mentors and teachers to friends and colleagues who share valuable insights and advice.
Do you have the capacity to serve as a helper to current Blue Hen students and recent graduates? You can play a part in the success and in the personal and professional development of Blue Hens through mentorship, networking, offering job shadowing and insights, posting internship and job opportunities, and more. Here, you’ll find options for how to help Blue Hens succeed in their fields.

Hire Blue Hens

Students and young alumni are seeking out opportunities to gain professional experience through internships, jobs and gigs. The UD Career Center, Lerner Career Services Center and Graduate Student Professional Development are ready to work with you to recruit and hire talented Blue Hens for a variety of roles:

  • If you have a full-time, part-time, internship or temporary position available or are willing to make an introduction to your recruiting team, we are ready to work with you through our Hire a Hen Program to help you easily recruit UD talent through Handshake.
UD alumni take advantage of career tools and resources.

College of Arts & Sciences Hen-to-Hen Internship Program

Graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences can serve an important role by offering UD students paid internship opportunities. By offering an internship, you’ll provide first-hand experience to students in your industry, help them build their network and strengthen their skills. Internships may be full or part time, on-site or remote.


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UD Career Mentoring Program

Through this program, students are matched with an alumni mentor in their industry. Mentors listen, inspire, help navigate challenges and recognize opportunities for students. Participating UD Colleges include the Biden School, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Development, College of Engineering, Graduate College, College of Health Sciences, Honors College, and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. 

Sign up to be a mentor!

Sign up to be a mentee!

  • How will my department and program impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of senior year courses, personal responsibilities and socializing?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social and career success?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?

Registration opens each year in August for mentees and mentors. Alumni will be matched to a student based on academics, background, common interests and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to assess interests and experience. If you’d like to receive the online survey, please email

CAS Mentor Collective Program.

Lerner Executive Mentor Program

If you have 10 or more years of progressive career experience and passion, you can help students in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics succeed!

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Winter Term Internship Program

If you need assistance with a short-term work project, consider offering a Blue Hen a project-based, three- to five-week internship during winter term. The University of Delaware Career Center staff will help match your needs with a student who has the drive and skills required for the position.

Complete this form to post a winter 2024 opportunity by Nov. 3, 2023.

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Winter Term & Summer Job Shadow Program

Connect with a student one-on-one and guide them through a typical half day or full day at your job—providing them with an insider look of your workplace and industry. Sign up to host a student for a job shadowing experience during winter term.

Shadow opportunities may be virtual or in-person and can take place between Monday, January 8 through Friday, February 2, 2024. Complete this form to indicate that you want to host one or more UD students for Winter 2024 Job Shadow by Sunday, October. 29.

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Help a Hen

UD’s crowdfunding platform provides an easy way to directly support campus projects, scholarships, programs and more.

Support a Cause

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Get Social

Connect with alumni and friends through our UD Alumni social channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn.