Connect with Employers & Alumni
Develop your networking skills to connect with employers & alumni.
The University of Delaware Career Center offers a variety of opportunities to connect with employers and alumni to allow students to build a strong and vibrant professional network. From the UD Interview Program, and a variety of events that bring employers and alumni to campus, to Winter Term Internships and Job Shadowing Programs, the possibilities for making connections are endless!
UD Interview Program
The UD Interview Program offers students the opportunity to interact with approximately 160 organizations each year seeking students to fill full-time, part-time, and internship positions. While the organizations who participate are quite selective, the process of interviewing can assist you in better defining your career goals and improving your interview skills.
SUMMER/FALL SEMESTER VIRTUAL INTERVIEW DATES:
Friday, July 1, 2022 through Friday, December 16, 2022
WINTER/SPRING SEMESTER VIRTUAL INTERVIEW DATES:
Tuesday, January 9, 2023 through Friday, May 12, 2023
Interviews are not held during Winter Session or Spring Break, however resumes for organizations interviewing during the Spring semester can be submitted during these periods.
Resumes are submitted online to individual organizations prior to their actual interview date.
The UD Interview Program is available to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni. Log into Handshake to begin searching the current postings.
Log in to HANDSHAKE to search for current postings.
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. Selected students should sign-up for an interview slot as soon as they receive the email notification. Waiting until the last minute could mean losing an interview slot to an alternate
2 days prior to the interview date: Selected alternate students can sign up online for their interview time.
1 day prior to the interview date: Interview schedules are "frozen." Any changes or cancellations must be made by contacting the Employer Recruiting Coordinator.
Interview Date: Students should arrive at the Career Services Center 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled interview time to check in, freshen up, and meet any "greeters" the organization has brought with them.
*Please note: dates are flexible and may change depending on applicants, check Handshake to stay up to date on timelines for a specific interview.
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 statutes.
All users of Handshake must agree to the Applicant Conduct Policy when utilizing Handshake.
When you sign up for an interview, you have made a commitment to see the employer. If you are unable to appear for your scheduled interview, please notify the Employer Recruiting Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance, so that alternates may be contacted.
If you cancel within 48 hours of an interview or are a "no-show" for a scheduled interview, you will be suspended from participation in the Campus Interview Program until you write a letter of explanation to the recruiter and provide the Coordinator with a copy of the letter.
Employers expect information regarding student cancellations. It is professional courtesy to provide information regarding your situation.
All users of Handshake must agree to the Job Offer Policy when utilizing Handshake.
When you accept a job offer it is important to inform the Career Center of your decision, because it affects your participation in the Virtual Interview Program
You can inform the Career Center of your job offer by emailing Employer Recruiting Coordinator
When you accept a job or internship, you need to cancel any remaining interviews that have been scheduled through the UD Interview Program.
Winter Term Internship Program
Participate in a three to five-week internship during Winter Session. The experience will expose you to a career area of interest and assist with building a strong professional network.
All Winter Term Internship opportunities will be posted in Handshake. Search 'UD Winter Term Internship Program' to apply.
2023 Winter Term Internships will take place:
Monday, January 9, 2023 - Friday, February 3, 2023
For more information contact: email@example.com
Job Shadow Programs
The Job Shadow Programs allow students to gain real world experience by connecting with an employer or an alum to learn about a specific industry. Job Shadows can be virtual or in person.
IN PERSON SHADOWING
In Person job shadowing allow students to gain real world experience by observing an employer or an alum in their workplace for 1 – 2 days. Job shadowing may include workplace tours, meeting with key members of an organization, and involvement in daily workplace activities. The job shadowing experience will last for a minimum of six hours during one business day and can be extended to two business days if mutually agreed upon.
Virtual shadowing allows students to connect with employers and alumni through 1-hour virtual informational interview sessions. These sessions allow 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.
The Career Center hosts two job shadow programs: Winter Job Shadow Program & Summer Job Shadow Program
Offered during the first week of June, the Summer Job Shadow Program allows students to connect with employers and alumni through 1-hour virtual informational interview sessions and/or on the job, in-person shadowing. Applications open in Handshake in May. Search SUMMER JOB SHADOW in Handshake to view all opportunities.
Offered over Winter Session, the job shadowing program allows students to connect with employers and alumni through 1-hour virtual informational interview sessions and/or on the job, in-person shadowing. Applications open in Handshake in October. Search UD WINTER JOB SHADOW in Handshake to view all opportunities.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The UD Career Center is part of the Division of Student Life, which advances equity and inclusion, deepens student learning and drives holistic development through education, experiences and communities.