Student Career Advancement Fund

Student Career Advancement Fund

Student Career Advancement Fund


At the University of Delaware, we provide students with resources, experiences and opportunities for academic success and career achievements as they take the next steps in their life journeys.

Under the direct supervision of the UD Career Center, philanthropic support of the Student Career Advancement Fund will help expand programs and resources to prepare students for professional success. By making a gift through Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware, you can directly support student opportunities through the areas below.

UD Career Center General Fund


The UD Career Center is the campus hub of career readiness opportunities and experiences, and a conduit to the employers hiring Blue Hens for jobs and internships. We assist first-year students through PhDs and work to empower all students to achieve their professional aspirations during their time at UD and beyond. Your financial support will enable the Career Center to preserve current services and launch new career initiatives.

Job Shadow Program

"I went to the Career Center last fall right before I began applying for internships. They reviewed my resume, helped me write a cover letter and walked me through how to use LinkedIn. All of their advice really prepared me for the internship search. I definitely plan on going back soon to discuss future plans and ask more questions about the job search." 

Christopher Pfeifer Class of 2020 (biomedical engineering major)

"I went to the Career Center last fall right before I began applying for internships. They reviewed my resume, helped me write a cover letter and walked me through how to use LinkedIn. All of their advice really prepared me for the internship search. I definitely plan on going back soon to discuss future plans and ask more questions about the job search." 

Christopher Pfeifer Class of 2020 (biomedical engineering major)
Summer Internship Grant

Summer & Winter Term Unpaid Internship Participation Grants
 

Support students pursuing critical, yet unpaid, internships and professional experiences with funding that offsets financial barriers such as lost wages, travel costs and living expenses. By eliminating these challenges, you will help students have the opportunity to gain critical work experience, develop new skills, better understand career paths and increase their employability by graduation.

Average grant amounts: $3,500 for unpaid summer internships and $1,500 for unpaid winter internships

Without the funding generously provided by donors through UD, I am uncertain if I would be in my internship…This funding is paramount because it allows students to pursue their desired internships without the burden or worry of not being able to afford it holding them back. This funding is an incredible resource for determined students who want to learn, gain job skills and gain experience in their desired field."

Lauren Turenchalk Senior, Political Science Major and History Major - Senate Intern

Without the funding generously provided by donors through UD, I am uncertain if I would be in my internship…This funding is paramount because it allows students to pursue their desired internships without the burden or worry of not being able to afford it holding them back. This funding is an incredible resource for determined students who want to learn, gain job skills and gain experience in their desired field."

Lauren Turenchalk Senior, Political Science Major and History Major - Senate Intern

Career-Related Conference, Job Shadow & Networking Opportunity Grants


Help students develop professional connections and secure employment by contributing to cover expenses for professional conferences, interviews, networking events, job shadowing experiences, music competitions and more.

Average grant amounts: $500 to cover travel and event expenses

Job Shadow Program

The best part of the conversation was hearing about the unique experiences each host encountered to get them to where they are today. It was really helpful to hear professionals talk about the journeys they went through and how hard a transition can be...but it is worth it in the end." 

Student Participant Summer Virtual Job Shadow Program

The best part of the conversation was hearing about the unique experiences each host encountered to get them to where they are today. It was really helpful to hear professionals talk about the journeys they went through and how hard a transition can be...but it is worth it in the end." 

Student Participant Summer Virtual Job Shadow Program
Faculty Innovation Grant

Faculty-Staff Career Innovation Grants


Expand career readiness programming by supporting grants for UD faculty and staff who create professional development and networking activities for their students. Funding is provided to offset costs associated with infusing career-related experiences into curricular, academic departments, Division of Student Life and UD Athletics initiatives. Past grant awardees have used funds for large group trips to visit employers or attend professional conferences, and to host networking events, career preparation seminars and career fairs.

Average grant amounts: $1,250 to cover travel and event expenses

I think these grants are fantastic! This particular grant allowed me to bring my students closer to anthropology in ways that are not possible if we stay in the classroom and discuss these topics in an abstract manner. These are the kinds of activities that students at privileged institutions take for granted. By having these options at UD, we are giving our students opportunities they deserve to enrich their education. I am forever thankful to the Career Center for offering this opportunity."

Carla Guerrón Montero, PhD Professor of Anthropology - Visit to the American Anthropological Association's (AAA) office

I think these grants are fantastic! This particular grant allowed me to bring my students closer to anthropology in ways that are not possible if we stay in the classroom and discuss these topics in an abstract manner. These are the kinds of activities that students at privileged institutions take for granted. By having these options at UD, we are giving our students opportunities they deserve to enrich their education. I am forever thankful to the Career Center for offering this opportunity."

Carla Guerrón Montero, PhD Professor of Anthropology - Visit to the American Anthropological Association's (AAA) office

For more information, contact Nathan Elton, Director of the UD Career Center, at 302-831-8574 or nelton@udel.edu

Follow us for the latest career events and news:

twitter Facebook Instagram Youtube Pinterest Linkedin

 

 Connect with @UDCareers
#UDINTERN • #UDREAMITDOIT


Contact us:

E-mail: udcareers@udel.edu
Phone: (302) 831-2392
401 Academy Street • Newark, DE 19716

/* Provide Support Chat Widget Accessibility CSS */ .psmtc_zVlM a:focus { outline: thin auto !important; }
Divider Light Blue