First Year Seminar Options


Incorporate career planning and development into your First Year Seminar by inviting the Career Center to present to your class! Fill out the program request form to begin the process of organizing a presentation on how first year students can begin to work towards career success.  A Career Center staff member will follow up with you within two business days. Students will learn how to:

  • Select Career Interests so They Receive Relevant and Personalized Information, Career Opportunities and Event Invites from the Career Center.
  • Get Familiar with Handshake
  • Craft a Resume That Can be Used to Apply to Internships and Jobs
  • Have a Career Conversation with a UD Alum
  • Begin to build a professional network


Questions?: Any questions can be directed to Rachel Coppola, Senior Associate Director of Counseling & Programming at

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Academic learning coupled with career exploration and preparation can help students connect their undergraduate experiences with their future goals.  Whether you are looking for an assignment that links your discipline to career awareness or you just want to make sure your students are able to articulate their experiences, we have an assignment that could work in your syllabus (or be used for extra credit).  

Career Assignments:

  • Industry Awareness Assignment - This assignment is designed to help students understand what it means to work in a particular industry as well as think critically about why they are interested in working in that particular field.
  • UD CAN Assignment - This informational interviewing/career conversations assignment utilizes UD CAN and connects students with alumni willing to provide advice about majors and careers (one of many features available to students when they create their account).

Other ideas for assignments can be:

  • Drafting resumes and having them reviewed by the Career Center staff.
  • Attendance at a workshop, employer event or career fair and reporting on the experience.
  • Sign up for Career Communities and Career Interests Through Handshake.

Grading Rubrics for these assignments can be requested from Rachel Coppola at

We are also happy to work with you to develop you to develop a unique career assignment for your students. Reach out to Rachel Coppola, Senior Associate Director (302-831-8573) for details. 

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