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The University of Delaware Career Center is committed to partnering with you to fulfill your recruiting needs. The University of Delaware Career Center is the centralized career office serving undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni. Our employer and alumni engagement team will help you navigate recruiting at the University of Delaware and assist you with developing customized recruiting strategies to support your hiring goals. All Fall 2021 recruitment activities will be virtual. We are eager to work with you to connect your organization with our brilliant Blue Hens!
- Post a job or internship via Handshake
- Join us at any of our virtual career fairs and meetups
- Conduct virtual interviews
- Participate in virtual panels
Get started today by contacting the Employer & Alumni Engagement Team.
Everyone at UD is eager to return to a vibrant, in-person campus experience, and we have been hard at work planning for the return of our Blue Hens for the fall semester. As more people become vaccinated at UD, we elevate opportunity for community immunity with anticipated return to a more normal, robust campus experience, including fully operational residence halls, student centers, dining halls, Carpenter Sports Building (Little Bob) and athletics events.
The majority of classes for the fall semester are already scheduled to be delivered with in-person and hybrid instruction. In planning for the fall, we are actively considering current and projected health and safety requirements, as well as measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and requirements mandated by the State of Delaware. The University will continue to monitor these conditions, make adjustments as we receive new information about health and safety guidance and, most importantly, work with our campus units to advance academic excellence through both online and in-person instruction.
The University of Delaware Career Center will be operating virtually for the Fall 2021 semester. We are awaiting guidelines from the university regarding in-person events and will update the site as soon as this information is available. We are also available to support your virtual recruiting needs. All requests can be submitted per normal process through Handshake for the career fair/meetup registration, interviews, and events, and a member of our team will reach out to assist.
The University of Delaware Career Center is pleased to offer our Fall Virtual Recruiting Fairs on September 22, 2021, and September 23, 2021, in addition to a full slate of virtual fairs and meetups. Details including registration and pricing can be found on our Fall 2021 Recruiting webpage.
Is there a preferred platform I should use for virtual interviews? Who is communicating with students?
We recommend that you use the preferred platform for your company. Please be sure to include an access link for students in the event description, or reach out to students individually for their interview times.
Students are still actively engaged on Handshake and can view job postings. We also promote opportunities through our weekly Career Community Newsletter. If you have a position that you would like to have highlighted in the newsletter, please email the staff member that supports your industry area (see staff listing).
Best practices for a remote internship are very similar to those for an in-person internship. We recommend making expectations clear to students starting with the work agreement. Be sure to include information on how they should be logging their hours, how many hours should be worked each week, who their supervisor will be and how many times they will be checking in, etc. It will also be important to note any equipment they will need or that which will be provided by the employer at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the internship so that students can feel prepared. Use the virtual onboarding process to set norms for connecting with students and uphold the guidelines for which they should be communicating during the summer. Provide an opportunity for the interns to connect with their peers before they start to help them build community amongst themselves so they feel comfortable with others that are in their shoes during this unprecedented time. Lastly, create opportunities for students to absorb the culture of your organization by interacting with those outside of their teams to help them extend their networks more broadly throughout the summer. Please see Handshake for additional helpful resources.
Employers interested in obtaining eager students with initiative and creative ideas for full-time, part-time and/or internship opportunities can post open positions on our recruiting platform, Handshake. More than 44,000 UD students and alumni have access to search postings and can apply to your position directly through Handshake.
Nonprofit organizations interested in obtaining individual students or student groups for one-time or regular volunteer projects can also post opportunities in Handshake.
Use Handshake to manage all of your campus recruiting needs - career fair and meetup registrations, requests for on-campus and virtual interview dates, and information sessions/tables.
Posting your job, internship, and/or volunteer listing(s) at UD is free on Handshake.
Get started posting in Handshake*:
To create an employer Handshake account, click the link below:
*University of Delaware departments and offices are encouraged to register with our Handshake database as an employer and post all part-time and on-campus job openings for students.
Questions or concerns contact: The Employer Relations Team - (302) 831-2391, firstname.lastname@example.org
Increase your brand at University of Delaware through targeted virtual recruiting events. The Career Center offers a variety of virtual recruiting options to engage students throughout colleges, departments, and student organizations.
VIRTUAL EVENT OPTIONS:
Industry Insight Nights - Organizations host 30-minute sessions on Tuesday & Thursday evenings on topics such as company culture & insights, career opportunities, day-to-day operations, and more! Industry Insight Nights replace traditional information session offerings.
“A Virtual Day in the Life Of” - Walk recruits through a day in the life at your organization. Ask interns about what a work day looks like for them, share a video created by your organization, walk through your workplace in the virtual call to show them around the office or showcase the roles of alumni.
Employer Tech Takeover - Take over our social media channels by contributing your expertise in a certain career or industry area in a blog post; which can be shared on all our social media channels and can be highlighted in our career community weekly email newsletter.
Career Panels - Reach out to your Career Community liaison to see if there are Career Panel opportunities for you company!
Employer in Residence - Host 1:1 virtual office hour sessions where students can sign up for timeslots to get their resume reviewed, have a mock interview, practice their elevator pitch or just simply learn more about your organization.
RSO Outreach - Help establish your brand on campus by reaching out directly to RSOs (Registered Student Organizations). Personally invite student members to a virtual event or offer to partner with them on one.
Speed Networking - Invite colleagues or alumni to participate in this event to share their experiences. Each rotation can offer personal insights, overviews on certain lines of business and industry overviews or discussion surrounding career readiness and how to succeed in your organization.
Host your virtual recruiting events around the university career fairs and meet-ups to maximize the visibility of your organization
Pair events with your virtual campus interviews by hosting a Pre-Interview Information Session
Specify majors and/or target specific populations by college, degree level, and class
Log into your Handshake employer account and select “Request Event” to get started. The Career Center will coordinate the logistics of room scheduling, food, and advertising to your audience.
Contact – The Events Team for more information or to create your customized event.
Each year approximately 200 organizations come to the University of Delaware to conduct interviews with our talented students at our facility. The Virtual Interview Program uses a pre-screening process to allow employers to select only those candidates who meet their hiring criteria. Interview dates must be set a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.
All interviews for the 2021 Fall Semester will be held virtually during normal business hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
FALL SEMESTER VIRTUAL INTERVIEW DATES:
Thursday, July 1, 2021 through Wednesday, December 15, 2021
WINTER/SPRING SEMESTER VIRTUAL INTERVIEW DATES:
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 through Friday, May 13, 2022
Employers who wish to participate in our Virtual Interview Program should contact Danielle Nantais-Wenzel, Employer Partner and Recruiting Coordinator at (302) 831-8838 or email@example.com.
- Log in to HANDSHAKE to post your open positions and request an interview date.
- Upon approval of your job posting and interview date, students will be able to view your position in Handshake.
- 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.
- 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 Employer Partner and Recruiting Coordinator, Danielle Nantais-Wenzel.
- Interview Date: Students are asked to login for their interview 5 minutes prior to their scheduled interview time to check in and prepare for the interview and meet with any “greeters” your organization may have in the virtual waiting room.
- Please inform the Employer Partner and Recruiting Coordinator Coordinator, Danielle Nantais-Wenzel of any student no shows.
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.
Offered over winter and summer terms, 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 for a one or two day job shadowing experience that is convenient for both you and the student.
Offer an internship during UD’s winter/fall/spring semesters or during summer break. 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.
By becoming a UD Athlete Internship host, you can connect with the university, see your professional experience in a new light and make a direct and positive impact on the professional development of young student athletes. In addition, your organization can benefit from the additional exposure and the unique values that student-athletes bring to the workforce.
The goal of the program is to create mutually beneficial experiences for the athletes and the UD employers, alumni and parent participants. Thereby, allowing University of Delaware athletes to gain valuable professional experience and stand out among the competition.
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.
To ensure that an experience - whether it is a traditional internship, conducted remotely, or virtually - is educational and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship, the UD Career Center adheres to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Position Statement on Internships.
If your organization does not intend to provide compensation for internships, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Fair Labor Standards Act as it relates to Internship Programs. Academic credit may legitimize an unpaid experience, some employers may require students to enroll in our Experiential Internship course, UNIV 364, to gain credit as part of the internship experience.
UD students value organizations that prioritize inclusive recruiting practices that promote a work environment that supports diverse populations in their professional roles. This resource is intended to provide you with some quick tips for talking to students about your organization’s commitment to diversity. Providing evidence that the company has support structures in place to ensure the success of underrepresented employees is essential.
How your company fosters an inclusive culture
- Does your company have mentoring programs? Employee affinity/resource groups?
- Family friendly programs such as job sharing, flexible work schedule options?
- Does your company have unbiased retention in the workforce, meaning that employees are retained at equal levels regardless of race/ethnicity or gender?
- What does diversity look like at all levels particularly at the management, executive, and board levels?
Where and with whom your company does business
- Do your company’s suppliers include small, women, minority, and/or LGBTQ suppliers?
- Does your company conduct business with and/or have products made in countries that do not protect the human rights of their workers?
- What are the causes that your company’s charitable efforts benefit?
- What is your company’s corporate and social responsibility commitment? Community impact?
Your company’s compliance with federal laws
- What is your company’s non-discriminatory policy on sexual orientation and gender identity?
- Does your company have a proven track record of having no civil rights violations?
The inclusivity of your benefits package
- What are your company’s spousal/partner benefits?
- Does your company have a maternity/paternity leave policy?
- Do your company’s benefits include transgender inclusive health insurance
"Thank you for your interest in recruiting University of Delaware students. Our Career Center staff is excited to partner with you to achieve your hiring goals. Please see a list of our staff who are happy to help."
NATHAN ELTON, CAREER CENTER DIRECTOR
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