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Welcome, UD Families!
The Mission of the Career Center is to help students identify strengths, motivations and purpose, and translate their ambitions into opportunities through professional, educational and UD connections. We encourage you to connect your own student with our resources, and to partner with us on career preparation and engagement initiatives that benefit the career development of all UD students.
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
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. Click here to find out more.
Upcoming Career events
UD Families Are Invited to Join the Blue Hen Family Hub
The hub is a new way to stay involved with your student at the University of Delaware. Find information and resources to help your student thrive both on and off campus. Families of current students received an invitation this summer to join.
SHARE YOUR ADVICE & EXPOSE UD STUDENTS TO CAREERS
Join an online career community where you can engage in conversations with UD students about career exploration, employers, career fields, job/internship search preparation, graduate school and job shadowing. Take a few moments to complete a UD Career Acceleration Network (UD CAN) profile and help support the career development of UD students!
Offered over Winter Term, our job shadowing 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.
The Career Center organizes bus trips to employers within a 90-minute radius of UD’s campus. Expose 20 to 50 students to your workplace by offering a tour, presenting on your operations and employment opportunities, and connecting students with colleagues, UD alumni and UD parents in the office. For details contact Lynn Sydnor-Epps, Associate Director for Employer Relations, email@example.com, (302) 831-3159.
Spend a full or half-day on campus meeting with students individually and/or in group sessions to share your career advice and expertise. The Career Center will schedule your meetings before your arrival on campus. For details contact Lynn Sydnor-Epps, Associate Director for Employer Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, (302) 831-3159.
RESOURCES FOR YOUR STUDENT
- Engage Early and Often with the Career Center – According to a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, students who are frequent users of the Career Center are much more likely to have job offers by graduation. During the first year we help students begin to work on a career preparation strategy, write their first resume, assess career and major options, and begin to form connections with employers and alumni.
- Manage Professional and Personal Brand – A current resume and strong LinkedIn profile are important for when students begin to make connections with employers, alumni and other professionals. We are also in a culture where employers frequently check students’ public social media accounts.
- Secure Internship Experiences – Employers value internship experience over all other criteria when assessing candidates for positions. A minimum of one internship experience is now the norm, and is expected by employers recruiting students for full-time positions. Students can work with the Career Center and academic departments to locate both summer and academic year internship experiences.
- Make Connections – UD students have the opportunity to make hundreds of connections during their time at the university. On-campus speakers, employer programs and alumni networking events all offer opportunities to learn about career fields, gain advice and open doors to internships and jobs.
- Be Comfortable with Change – New jobs and industries are created on a yearly basis, and the skills and knowledge needed to succeed constantly evolve as students progress through their time at UD and beyond. In an ever-changing world, students must keep an open mind and look for new opportunities to grow professionally and personally.
- Take Ownership of the Career Preparation Process –Students have access to a wide variety of resources, contacts and services through the Career Center and other offices at UD. They will learn about our services through email communications, referrals from faculty and staff, print materials, and classroom and student organization presentations, but students have a responsibility to engage in the career development and preparation process. When they do, they will find a dedicated group of professionals who are eager to help them develop and achieve their professional aspirations!
Master's level career counselors will help your student to develop and achieve their professional aspirations through one-on-one appointments. Your student can schedule an appointment through their Handshake account.
Close to 25% of undergraduates will continue their education immediately after graduation from UD. Career Counselors can help students assess graduate school motivations and options. UD faculty and the Center for Premedical and Health Profession Studies are also excellent resources.
The Blue Hen Network goes out of its way to support the career preparation of current students. Students can conduct career conversations through the UD Career Acceleration Network, meet with alumni through the Winter Term Job Shadow program and gain advice and connections through networking events and career panels.