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 alumni have been displaced from jobs or 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.

Blue Hen Projects

Submit short-term projects you need an extra hand with at work, ranging from copyediting to data entry to science research, so that Blue Hen students and recent graduates can apply to help!

Post your Project

Blue Hen Projects

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 College of Arts and Sciences, Honors College, the Biden School, the College of Engineering and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.

  • 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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Students and UD alumni participate in the LERNER EXECUTIVE MENTOR PROGRAM.

Student-Athlete Career Readiness 

Are you a former UD student-athlete? Then you can make an even more meaningful connection with current UD student-athletes through mentoring a SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) student, providing project-based and traditional internships, offering informational interviews and more! If you’re interested in volunteering your time and expertise to enhance UD student-athlete professional readiness, let us know!

Complete Interest Form

Don Gouge, 80AS, and Carlie Gallagher, Spirit Squad at the Spring 2020 BLUE Networking Night- February 2020

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.

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Students and UD alumni participate in the Winter Term Internship program.

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.

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Students and UD alumni participate in the Winter Term Internship program.

UD Career Acceleration Network (UD CAN)

Not only can you sign up to get advice on UD CAN, but also to give advice to Blue Hen students.


UD Career Acceleration Network (UD CAN).

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.