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BLUE HENS FOREVER
Welcome, UD Alumni! As a Blue Hen you can take advantage of the resources offered by the Career Center and partner with us on career preparation and engagement initiatives that benefit the career development of all UD students. We look forward to working with you.
Students and alumni are seeking opportunities to gain professional experience through internships, jobs and gigs. The UD Career Center, Lerner Career Services Center and Graduate Professional Development are ready to work with you to recruit and hire talented Blue Hens for a variety of roles.
Our free online recruiting system, Handshake, allows employers to share job and internship opportunities for UD students and alumni. Your HR department can establish an account at udel.joinhandshake.com/register
Offered over winter & summer term, our job shadow 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. Sign up to host a student virtually for a 1-hr informational interview or host a student in person for a full day, on-the-job shadowing experience, that is convenient for both you and the student.
Offer a three to five-week internship during UD’s winter term, when over 60% of UD students are available for full or part-time experiences throughout the country. The experience will help to expose a student to a career area of interest and will provide you with an eager intern to assist with projects for the month.
The Student Career Advancement Fund provides assistance to students pursuing critical, yet unpaid, internship and professional experiences. The fund offers opportunities for students to gain exposure to career paths, develop professional connections and secure employment through individual and department-led programs such as job shadowing opportunities, career treks and professional conference participation.
Under the direct supervision of the UD Career Center, the philanthropic support of the Student Career Advancement Fund will help expand programs and resources to prepare students with financial need for professional success.
Upcoming Career Events
University of Delaware
401 Academy Street
Newark, DE 19716
Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Take I-95 to Delaware Exit #1, Route 896 North. Continue North on Route 896 which becomes South College Avenue (do not turn left at Route 896 and Route 4) and takes you to campus. Turn right from South College Avenue onto East Park Place. Turn left at the next light onto Academy Street. The Career Center will be on your right (401 Academy Street). Enter the Career Center through the white enclosure.
Parking available in the Perkins Parking Garage adjacent to the Career Center:
Enter the parking garage at the driveway between the Career Center and the Perkins Student Center.
JOB & INTERNSHIP POSTINGS
The Career Center receives thousands of job and internship postings per year for current students and recent alumni. Access employer contacts and apply to positions through Handshake.
CAREER FAIRS & MEETUPS
Attend any of our career fairs and networking events, which bring a total of over 700 employers to campus on an annual basis.
ONLINE CAREER RESOURCES
The Career Center subscribes to a number of online career resources for students and alumni. Resources available to alumni as well as registration requirements can be found here. Access the resources through Handshake.
RECENT ALUMNI CAREER COUNSELING & COACHING
Recent alumni (0-2 years) are able to schedule a 30-minute in-person, or virtual appointment through Handshake. Career Center staff focus on internship and entry-level job opportunities and related skill-building and documents. Alumni looking for more continuous 1:1 career counseling and/or for career transitions mid-level or higher may find better support with a professional career counselor. Below are a few resources that may help:
National Career Development Association
Lerner Alumni looking for assistance can log into Handshake and click on the Business Career Interest appointment type to select a Lerner staff member to meet with for assistance.
CONNECT WITH ALUMNI ON LINKEDIN
Over 100,0000 alumni can be found on UD’s LinkedIn page. Search for contacts by employer, geographical location, job function, major and skill, or conduct a keyword search.
The UD Career Center is part of the Division of Student Life, which advances equity and inclusion, deepens student learning and drives holistic development through education, experiences and communities.