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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 2020 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.  

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The University of Delaware Career Center is pleased to offer our Fall Virtual Recruiting Fair on September 16 and September 17, in addition to a full slate of virtual fairs and meetups. Details including registration and pricing can be found on our Fall 2020 Career Fair & Meetups webpage.

The Fall semester will begin on September 1, 2020. The bulk of our courses will be delivered in an online modality. For the most up-to-date information on academic calendar changes please visit the University of Delaware official COVID-19 webpage.

The University of Delaware Career Center will be operating virtually for the fall 2020 quarter. While employers can't recruit on campus in the fall, UD is still here to support all of your virtual recruiting needs! All requests can be submitted per normal process through Handshake for the fall career fair, interviews, and events, and a member of our team will reach out to assist.

The University of Delaware Career Center is abiding by the health and safety guidelines for students as well as the City of Newark temporary ordinance. We are implementing an “all virtual” recruiting event policy this fall and encourage our employers to host virtual events for Fall 2020.

We understand! During these uncertain times, the UD Career Center and Lerner Career Services Center teams will work closely with you providing flexibility and individual guidance. There are no penalties for canceled interview rooms. We know many plans may require contingencies and our team is here to support you.

The University implemented pass/no pass grading option for the spring 2020 quarter. This was an effort to minimize the potential negative impact the COVID-19 crisis may have had on a student’s academic success. As a result of this, some University of Delaware students may not have letter grades on their transcripts for the spring quarter.

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.

You can still host the same types of events as you would on campus, but now virtually. Please continue with the existing process and request your event through Handshake.

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.

Please reach out to us at recruitbluehens@udel.edu with any questions.

The employer does not need to provide any formal updates if the work has become remote. It is the student’s responsibility to report any change in employment location. University of delaware students with questions about their cpt and opt requirements, or other questions pertaining to visa status or work authorization, should be directed to the office of international student and scholars. For stem opt students, employers should continue to comply with all employer obligations included on the form i-983.

The university of delaware acknowledges both the current and long-term impact that the covid-19 pandemic has had on our community. Student career progress was interrupted as various programs were canceled. In addition to canceled internships and truncated experiences, many students and their families were directly impacted by the virus itself. Students may include canceled opportunity details on their resumes or bring up the impact of the pandemic during an interview discussion. As a hiring organization, we ask that you consider all these factors in context when evaluating students' resumes moving forward.

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.

 

BRANDING OPTIMIZATION: 
 

  • 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.

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:

Getting Started with Handshake


*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, recruitbluehens@udel.edu

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 2020 Fall Semester will be held virtually during normal business hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

FALL SEMESTER VIRTUAL INTERVIEW DATES:

Monday, August 1, 2020 through Friday, November 20, 2020

All interviews for the 2021 Spring Semester will be held virtually during normal business hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

WINTER/SPRING SEMESTER VIRTUAL INTERVIEW DATES:

Monday, January 4, 2021 through Friday, May 19, 2021

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 recruitbluehens@udel.edu.

 

  • 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 arrive at the Career Center 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled interview time to check in and meet any "greeters" your organization has brought with them.
  • 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.

Click here to find out more about both of these exciting opportunities! 

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.

Click here to find out more about the athlete internship program

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.

Find out more about the winter internship program here

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.

Click here for more information on how to gain credit for an internship experience

 

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Nathan Elton, Career Center Director

"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

Lynn Epps
Senior Associate Director, Employer & Alumni Engagement Team

Lynn Sydnor-Epps

 302-831-3159


Career & Industry Areas:
Arts, Media & Communications
Public Service, Policy & Social Impact
Business

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Ryan Fuller
Employer Engagement Specialist

Celia Hilton

 302-831-3329

Career & Industry Areas:
Engineering & Technology

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Ryan Fuller
Assistant Director, Employer & Alumni Engagement

Ryan Fuller

 302-831-4765

Career & Industry Areas:
Engineering & Technology

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Cindy Holland
Assistant Director, Teacher Education Support Services

CINDY HOLLAND

 302-831-8572

Career & Industry Areas:
Education & Helping Professions

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Jenni Kaper
Assistant Director for Employer Engagement & Events

Jenni Kaper

 302-831-8569

Career & Industry Areas:
Agriculture & Environment
Health & Sciences

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Danielle Wenzel
Employer Partner and Recruiting Coordinator

Danielle Nantais-Wenzel

 302-831-8838
Amy Rees
Assistant Director, Employer Relations for Athletics

Julia Moscato

 302-831-3256
Amy Rees
Events Manager

Amy Rees

 302-831-3615
Jill Pante
Director, Lerner College of Business & Economics Career Services Center

Jill Pante

 302-831-3161

Career & Industry Areas:
Lerner Undergraduate, MBA, & Graduate Programs

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“We’ve had successful hires from University of Delaware that continue to do well for us. The programs challenge their students and have great candidates that fit our culture”

- Chelsea G., ARCO  

CAREER OUTCOMES:

ENROLLMENT & CURRICULUM
 

24,120 students enrolled in seven colleges.
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STUDENT OUTCOMES


 
95% of graduates are employed or continuing education. Find out more about our graduates' success.

 

RANKINGS
 

  • Top 20% of Forbes Americas’ Top Colleges
  • Best Colleges for Veterans, U.S. News
  • Top 23% Best Engineering, Grad School, U.S. News (2018)
  • Top 27% Best Engineering, Undergraduate, U.S. News (2018)
  • Top 25% of Public Schools, U.S. News (2018)
  • Top 14% in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) College Rankings (2018)
  • Top 24% Best Global Universities Rankings (2018)
  • UD Named 5th among the Top 10 Gold Military Friendly School Award winners  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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Career Center
University of Delaware
401 Academy Street
Newark, DE 19716

 

Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Directions from the North and South: 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.


Special Hotel Rate Available for Employers: The Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware is a Marriott hotel owned by the University of Delaware and run by students from the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management. Special rates also available at Embassy Suites. Employers should ask for the “UD-related rate”. Information about the hotel is at www.udel.edu/hotel.

Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware
400 David Hollowell Drive
Newark DE, 19716
P: 302-737-0900


Off campus lodgings are within a five to 15-minute drive of the University of Delaware. The accommodations listed do not represent an endorsement by UD.

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Phone: (302) 831-2392
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