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:
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 through Friday, December 8, 2023
WINTER/SPRING SEMESTER VIRTUAL INTERVIEW DATES:
Tuesday, January 2, 2024 through Friday, May 10. 2024
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 four-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.
2024 Winter Term Internships will take place:
Monday, January 8, 2024 - Friday, February 2, 2024
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 job shadowing allows students to gain real world experience by observing an employer or an alum in their workplace. Job shadowing may include workplace tours, meeting with key members of an organization and involvement in daily workplace activities. The in-person job shadowing experience can last between a half and full business day.
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 month of June, the Summer Job Shadow Program matches students from UD with alumni and employers who are currently working as professionals for an on-the-job, one-day, in-person job shadow and/or a one-on-one, virtual, hour-long informational interview. Applications open in April.
Please note this is not a paid opportunity.
Offered during the month of January, the Winter Job Shadow Program matches students from UD with alumni and employers who are currently working as professionals for an on-the-job, one-day, in-person job shadow and/or a one-on-one, virtual, hour-long informational interview. Applications open in November.
Please note this is not a paid opportunity.
For more information contact: email@example.com
The University of Delaware has partnered with Mentor Collective to provide various opportunities for undergraduate students to connect with mentors. Once matched, mentees (students seeking guidance) are paired with mentors who can offer advice, support, and insights related to academic, career, and personal development.
Examples of What Students Can Discuss with Their Mentor
- How their major may impact professional options
- How to balance the demands of family, school, and work
- How to set oneself up for academic, social, and career success
- How to make connections with peers and professional contacts
How does Mentor Collective work?
Students will be matched with a career mentor based on academics, background, common interests and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors will register and complete an online survey to assess interests and experience.
Students should select the program that best aligns with their university status.
|UD Career Mentoring Program||Alumni Mentors available for juniors and seniors*|
|First-Generation Career Mentoring Program||Alumni Mentors available for juniors and seniors who identify as first-generation*|
|College of Arts and Sciences Peer Mentor Program||Peer Mentors available for first-years and sophomores in CAS|
*Lerner School of Business sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in finding a mentor should sign up for the Lerner Executive Mentoring Program.
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.