Category: Career Communities

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 ...