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UD Career Acceleration Network Launches New Platform

The University of Delaware’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) and the Career Services Center have launched a new online platform, the UD Career Acceleration Network (UD CAN) previously known as the UD Career Advising Network.

UD CAN will continue to provide UD students with the opportunity to receive expert advice from alumni, parents and friends of the University and serve as a resource for alumni looking to network with each other and develop professionally. UD CAN’s dedicated Blue Hen advisors volunteer their time and expertise to provide advisees with professional guidance on career paths and industries, as well as preparation for upcoming interviews and feedback on resumes.

The new platform, which is more intuitive and user-friendly, offers a variety of enhanced features and ways for users to leverage the expertise and insight of others to grow professionally. Some of these features include:

  • Groups – where specific job industries, regional clubs and affinity groups can gather

  • Discussion boards – on a variety of professional topics

  • Job board – to share job, internship and volunteer opportunities

  • Resource section – full of webinars, articles and tips to navigate the new system

“Alumni, parents and friends of UD have had a tremendous impact on student career success,” said Nathan Elton, director of the Career Services Center. “With UD CAN, our goal is to increase the connections between Blue Hens and provide a space where personalized advice, referrals to professional opportunities, and meaningful career conversations can take place based on shared interests and affiliations.”

Students can register for UD CAN using their udel.edu email addresses or CAS log-in information. All alumni are able to use the platform to grow their networks, share or apply to jobs and more.

DAR and Career Services look forward to aiding students and alumni on their journey to success and lifelong career and professional development. If you have any questions about this transition, contact CareerAccelerationNetwork@udel.edu.

UD CAN is made possible in part by the generous support of the UD Alumni Association.

About the Career Services Center

The Career Services Center seeks to engage students and alumni in identifying their strengths, motivations and purpose, and translating their ambitions into opportunities through professional, educational and UD connections. It serves as a comprehensive resource for all things career related,  whether one is exploring career options, seeking employment after graduation, or considering graduate school.

About the Office of Development and Alumni Relations

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) engages donors, alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff and students in a lifelong relationship and fosters a tradition of philanthropy to strengthen the University’s legacy as one of the great public institutions of higher education in America.


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