How to network while social distancing

Forming professional connections may be little more difficult in quarantine, but it’s still possible! Here are a few tips to help you network while social distancing. Create (or update) your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is an absolute necessity for job seekers and you need to keep it updated. If you haven’t changed your profile picture from ...

5 tips for finals in quarantine

Finals start this week and – thanks to COVID-19 – it’s more difficult than ever to concentrate. Since you can’t head to Morris Library for an all-night study session or curl up with your caffeine fix at Brew HaHa!, here’s how you can focus on finals while stuck at home. 1. Get organized Whether it’s ...

A sophomore’s perspective on an unusual semester

By Rachel Ornstein, UD Class of 2022 I never thought that I would want to be back in my 250-person lecture class…but I do! Online learning is very different than I thought it would be. I realize now all that I have been taking for granted on a daily basis when it comes to my ...

Interview with Will Kashdan of Square: Computational skills and humility go a long way

University of Delaware alum Will Kashdan is a software engineer at Square on the ecommerce team, writing code to help sellers build ecommerce stores. It’s a career path he knew he wanted to pursue since earning his Management Information Systems degree in 2015. “I saw there was a shortage of software engineers and felt that ...

18 remote job resources

Looking for some work you can do while quarantined? Check out this list of remote job boards and resources to find the right fit for you! REMOTE JOB BOARDS FlexJobs: Check out part-time and full-time remote jobs with additional motivational support and expert resources. Remote.co: Looking for a remote job as a developer, customer service rep, ...

Interview with Levi May of Revature: Why tech roles are crucial in the COVID-19 era

Thanks to COVID-19, the economy is suffering, and the job market is changing drastically. But luckily, companies like Revature, LLC are still looking to build a team of technology talent. Revature regional campus recruiter Levi May recruits “career beginners and career changers” for full-time, entry-level tech roles, cultivating relationships with universities to find the best ...

How to build your brand and job search skills

Need extra guidance on which career path is right for you and how to find a position? Find your job fit on PathwayU, an online assessment that helps students explore career paths and majors related to their values, interest, personality and workplace preferences. Get your resume ready with VMock, an online resume review tool that ...

6 tips for finding jobs, internships and gigs

UD’s career services units are connecting directly with our employer partners and broader employer base through direct outreach and surveys to gauge how they are responding to the crisis, understand how to best direct students to current and expanding work experiences and how to create new virtual recruiting opportunities.  Opportunities are available and employers are ...

How to connect with professionals and UD alumni

Nearly 85 percent of jobs are filled by networking of some sort. Now more than ever, UD’s alumni network is one of our greatest resources for students seeking career advice or pursuing internships, jobs and gigs. You can connect with alumni through three platforms: UD Career Acceleration Network (UD CAN) is an online platform that ...

12 free resources available for students right now

While you’re spending the spring semester indoors and online, there are a number of resources you can access for free. Some offers last a limited time, so take advantage of these helpful tools before they’re gone! Adobe Creative Cloud Students can access the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of apps including Photoshop, Premiere and InDesign for ...

Amazing Alumni: Jake Buchler (’14)

Jake Buchler was born to teach. It runs in his family. “Both my parents were teachers growing up and my four siblings and I are all currently teachers or have been teachers,” he says. “Anyone who knows me knows I’m just a kid in a grown-up body. Relating to children and making learning fun is ...

Turning a diagnosis into a dream job

Junior nursing major Lauren Scheuer has wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a child. Specifically, she has always wanted to work in the Hematology/Oncology unit at Nemours AIfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. “When I was 12, I was actually a patient at Nemours after being diagnosed with a blood disorder,” Scheuer ...

A summer in the Senate

Senior political science and interpersonal communications double major Julia Rowland spent her summer as a legislative intern for U.S. Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) in Washington, D.C. “As an aspiring lawyer, this internship aligned with my career aspirations,” says Rowland. “Law and politics are deeply intertwined; law shapes how politics are conducted. It was interesting to ...

A $35 million idea

The stakes were high for energy and environmental policy doctoral student Robert Ddamulira when he applied for an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) summer fellowship. The highly competitive program selected just 100 candidates out of the 1,500 nationwide applicants; Ddamulira made the cut. He was subsequently matched with IGS Energy in Dublin, Ohio as his host ...

Finding the right chemistry

UD sophomore Sean Wirt is lucky his high school was just down the road from the Aberdeen Proving Ground military base in Maryland; that’s how he was able to get his foot in the door with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD).   The chemical engineering major completed his senior year ...

From public policy to the planetarium

Sophomore public policy major Meghan Lapointe broadened her horizons so to speak when it came to finding a summer job. The New Hampshire native landed a position as a visitor services assistant at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, a science museum memorial in Concord. “I want to work within the nonprofit sector,” says Lapointe. “I knew working ...

Amazing Alumni: Rebecca Windsor (’17)

Rebecca Windsor is putting her fashion merchandising degree to excellent use; the UD Class of 2017 alumna is an associate buyer at Burlington. Responsible for buying ladies’ knit tops to be sold in Burlington stores nationwide, Windsor splits her time between her office in New Jersey and the New York City Fashion District to meet ...

Amazing Alumni: Hannah Patey (’16)

UD Class of 2016 alumna Hannah Patey has worn many hats during her time at Mountaire Farms. The economics graduate entered the company’s management trainee program more than three years ago. Patey credits an unexpected encounter at the grocery store as the catalyst for her career. “As funny as it may sound, I actually heard ...

Shooting for the moon with NASA

Freshman chemical engineering major Jacob Hewes describes himself as a self-starter. “I’m always challenging myself to work harder and be the best at what I do,” he says. “When all my friends were looking for jobs in retail or customer service, I wanted to do something that I knew would be valuable to my development ...

Attire accounting at PVH Corp.

You may have spied the PVH Corp. pop-up shop in Perkins before the 2019 Fall Career Fairs, providing professional threads at discounted prices. The American clothing company, which owns big brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Van Heusen, was also the perfect place for senior Matthew Fritsky to intern this summer. The accounting and ...

Fostering a future with the FDA

  Senior nutrition and dietetics major Julia Horowitz crossed an item off her bucket list when she was selected for an internship with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “Working at the FDA has been a goal of mine for a long time, so I knew I wanted to look into interning there during college,” ...

Researching avian influenza from campus

Junior Brianna Ames didn’t have to stray far from campus for her most recent internship. The animal science and agriculture and natural resources double major spent her summer with UD’s Avian Biosciences Center. Ames learned about the ENVISION-sponsored internship during her ANFS100: Animals and Human Culture course taught by Dr. Eric Benson. Working with professors ...

Nurturing a love of nutrition

Freshman nutrition and medical sciences major Samuel Kowalchick found a way to pass on his passion for all things nutrition. As a 4-H intern, he teaches underprivileged middle schoolers facts about food and how they can make better choices when it comes to diet and exercise.  “I was driven to take the position because of ...

Sharpening STEM skills at Fox Chase Cancer Center

Sophomore biological sciences major and neuroscience minor Jonte Desire says she is no stranger to taking risks. “I joined the swim team without knowing how to swim and started pole vaulting without giving it a second thought,” says Desire. “I’ve always put myself into copious situations where I knew I was bound to fail but ...

Planting seeds for success

Last spring, sophomore Sara Collins found an interesting internship opportunity at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Career Fair. The plant science and agriculture and natural resources double major thought FMC would be the perfect place for her. “I applied because of its relevance to major, as well as my interests, its location close ...

Staying at Siemens through the seasons

Senior biomedical engineering major Chris Pfeifer has spent three consecutive seasons (and counting) with Siemens Healthineers. Last fall, Pfeifer applied to a Siemens internship posted on Handshake. The next day, he was contacted to set up an interview. In early January, he was offered the position. “The opportunity sounded like something that combined my interest ...

Making an international impact in engineering

As an honors student with a double minor in physics and mathematics, mechanical engineering major Isabella Mawry is familiar with multitasking. That’s why she was able to tackle a full-time internship this summer with AECOM. As a mechanical engineering intern, Mawry assisted with heating, ventilation and air conditioning load calculations. Additionally, she designed and sized ...

Learning the lingo in managed markets

Senior English major Alyssa Rosenblum worked in retail every winter and summer break since starting college. Last spring, she felt it was finally time to gain experience in her field of interest. “I spent a few weeks looking for copywriting and editing jobs near my hometown,” Rosenblum says. “EVERSANA’s copy internship description piqued my interest ...

Taking flight in Costa Rica

Junior meteorology and climatology major Miranda Bitting spent two weeks in (and above) Costa Rica this summer. After completing an internship with Texas A&M’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduates, Bitting was selected for a prestigious Organization of Tropical East Pacific Convection (OTREC) field campaign. “My research involved flying in a research aircraft to release ...

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