UD Resources from Office of Academic Enrichment

The Office of Academic Enrichment provides a number of resources for you as a student.

TUTORING

  • Individual Tutoring.  Students now can go online to check the TutorFind directory of available tutors for one-on-one work.
  • Drop-In Tutoring.  Two hours a day, five days a week, drop-in tutoring is available in math, chemistry and physics.
  • Group Tutoring.  Free group tutoring in a number of courses is offered each semester.  Groups are formed in response to student requests.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

  • Workshops at the OAE.    workshop schedule
  • Online workshops:  Your Roadmap to Success (http://www.udel.edu/AEC-workshop/).  These workshops are designed to help students identify skill areas they need to improve in, to practice new techniques, and to evaluate their progress.
  • Study Skills course (UNIV113).   This one-credit pass/fail course includes comprehensive coverage of strategies for successful studying, which are then put to use in a concurrent “target class” of the student’s choice.  While the course is aimed at freshmen and sophomores, exceptions can be made for other students when needed.  Other one-credit pass/fail SkilMod courses:  Critical Thinking (UNIV114), Problem-Solving (UNIV115).
  • Academic Intake appointments.  Any student can meet with one of our staff members to assess his/her current study strategies and develop a plan for strengthening those strategies.  In particular, students in academic difficulty can benefit from this one-on-one academic counseling.

The OAE Newsletter provides a quick overview of our offerings.  For more details on OAE programs, visit our website.

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Become an Ag Ambassador

Ag Ambassador Application 2015

AgAmbRecruitFlyer 2015

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Business Dining Etiquette

Dining Etiquette2015Did you know that employers are looking to hire students with good technical and social skills? Brush up on your social graces and learn appropriate dining etiquette techniques to prepare for the interview that accompanies a meal.

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Delaware State Park positions and volunteer openings

Spring is here, we saw our first Mourning Cloak today!  White Clay Creek State Park is currently looking for part time staff, volunteer and intern applicants.  To check on current job postings in Delaware State Parks visit  http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/parks/Home/Pages/Employment.aspx.

White Clay Creek State Park is accepting applications for the following position:

Adventure Camp Director 

Salary:  $10.75 – 11.25 per hour

SUMMARY: Creative, motivated person who enjoys working with elementary school aged children needed to work approximately 40 hours per week (June – mid August) at White Clay Creek State Park.  Applicants must be able to attend paid training in June including overnight training (Monday June 8 – Wednesday June 10). Must be able to fully participate in all camp activities such as canoeing/kayaking, tubing and mountain biking. The State of Delaware is AA/EOE.

Preference Given to Candidates with the following experience:

Experience as a camp director or assistant director or experience in a leadership role in an afterschool/weekend program for children; multiple years as a camp counselor or teacher.  Certified Lifeguard. Experience developing summer camp activities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please send cover letter, resume, 3 work references and a completed state seasonal application to

Barbara Woodford, Nature Center Manager

White Clay Creek State Park

425 Wedgewood Road, Newark, DE 19711

barbara.woodford@state.de.us

Note: Seasonal Applications can be picked up at the Park Office on-line http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/parks/Home/Documents/Application_Seasonal.pdf

Discovery Camp and Adventure Camp Assistant Director

2 positions open

Salary:  $10.25-10.75 per hour

 

SUMMARY: Creative, motivated person who enjoys working with preschool/elementary aged needed to work approximately 40 hours per week (June – mid August) at White Clay Creek State Park.  Applicants must be able to attend paid training in June including overnight training (Monday June 8 – Wednesday June 10). Must be able to fully participate in all camp activities such as canoeing/kayaking, tubing and mountain biking. The State of Delaware is AA/EOE.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please send cover letter, resume, 3 work references and a completed state seasonal application to

Barbara Woodford, Nature Center Manager

White Clay Creek State Park

425 Wedgewood Road, Newark, DE 19711

barbara.woodford@state.de.us

Note: Seasonal Applications can be picked up at the Park Office on-line http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/parks/Home/Documents/Application_Seasonal.pdf

Environmental Education Volunteer Opportunities

White Clay Creek State Park

Position: Geology & Life Land and Water Program Assistant

Description:  Assist the naturalists in leading outdoor geology programs for 3rd graders.

Contact:  Barbara.Woodford@state.de.us or call (302) 368-6560 to set up volunteer interview.

Commitment:  Volunteers must be available 1 weekday mornings per week for September/October

Time:  varies- generally 9-12 or 9-1

Position:  Nature Nugget Assistant (Thursday afternoons)

Description:  Assist the naturalists with our younger class (for 2-5 year olds) at the nature center at White Clay Creek State Parks. Help with setup / cleanup and crafts.

Contact:  Barbara.Woodford@state.de.us or call (302) 368-6560 to set up volunteer interview.

Commitment:  Volunteers can choose a session to volunteer for:  Fall 2014-Spring 2015 sessions will be announced in the summer.

Time:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

We are interviewing now for these positions.  Please call 302-368-6560.

 

 

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Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections Internship

ABCC has summer internship position available from June 1 to September 1, 2015. The position will participate in animal care and husbandry with a focus on a diverse collection of avian species. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to learn and participate in bird training including free-flight and program presentations to various conservation and education facilities.

The unpaid position will fulfill a four day work week. Average 30 hours per week. The position is based out of our facility near Dover DE and may be required to participate in offsite events, weekends, holidays and occasional evenings. The intern will learn foundation to animal care, bird training, free-flight training and public interaction.

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College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Speed Networking Night

CANR Networking-StudentInviteApril 30, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Room A/B
17 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19716
University of Delaware

This networking event is open to ALL undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources. Student from all majors in CANR who are interested in sharpening their networking skills and making connections for future employment opportunities should attend.

Students should RSVP by logging into Blue Hen Careers and selecting this event listed under Career Fairs.

Space is limited – No Registration Fee!

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Internship

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has recently announced its summer internships for 2015.  These highly competitive internships are paid opportunities that allow students to gain experience in federal government.  In order to be eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens and currently enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) on at least a half time basis in a certificate program, degree or diploma program at a qualifying educational institution.

Openings are in various fields ranging from microbiology to education, all majors are encouraged to apply! Log into Blue Hen Careers to review and apply for career opportunities.  FSIS may also offer to find and pay for summer housing and travel costs if relocation is required.

About USDA FSIS

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service touches the lives of millions of people every day. We are responsible for ensuring that the commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products moving in interstate commerce or exported to other countries is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. Our public health goal is to help reduce foodborne illness from the products we regulate. Join us and you too can have the satisfaction of protecting the public.

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CANR Career Panel March 19

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Research Internship Summer 2015

Dr. Li is looking for a student for a research internship for this summer. There is a Poultry Science Association (PSA) undergraduate internship program through the PSA that partners with the poultry and allied industry to provide funding for this program. The Jones-Hamilton Company is very interested in working with Dr. Hong Li  and other U of D staff to nominate an undergraduate student for an internship related  bird care and enriched environments.  The company  thinks research into the impact of ammonia on bird behavior and wellbeing is one of economic, health and welfare that is of interest to the industry and would apply to this program. More information on this internship is available at: www.poultryscience.org/foundation_giesen.asp.  If you are interested in this internship, please contact Dr. Li (831-1652 or hli@udel.edu) as soon as you can.

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Free trip to Perdue Farms for all students

I would like to invite students to participate in a field trip on Friday, April 24, 2015, to visit a Perdue Farms’ hatchery and processing plant and a broiler farm owned by a farmer growing broilers for Perdue Farms. This is an opportunity for you to learn firsthand how chickens are grown and go from the farm to your fork. This is a special opportunity for those students who might be considering a career in the poultry industry or allied industry because over lunch you will have the chance to meet Perdue Human Resource professionals, and UD alumni  and ask questions about Perdue and the industry. There is no cost for the trip and lunch will be provided. Funding for this event has been made possible by the US Poultry Foundation and by AJC International.

The vans for this trip will leave the Townsend Hall Parking lot (by the UDCreamery) at 7:30 am on Friday, April 24 and return between 4:30-5:30pm. Please contact Diane Venninger at dvenning@udel.edu to reserve a seat or  contact Prof. Alphin at ralphin@udel.edu if they  have questions.

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A Celebration of Mid-Atlantic Restoration

Registration is now open for the Society for Ecological Restoration – Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Meeting at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE, on March 26 – 28.  This educational and dynamic conference also includes a skills-based workshop and wonderful field trips (payment separate). It’s a great opportunity to mingle with leading scientists and professionals in the ecological restoration field. Student scholarships and matching grants are available and posters are still being accepted. All details are below.

The SER Mid-Atlantic Chapter includes Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. Your help in updating and expanding the list of Virginia ecological restoration/restoration ecology contacts would be much appreciated. Please send me names and emails of anyone you think might be interested in receiving occasional announcements regarding SER-Mid-Atlantic conferences and field trips. If you have moved or no longer wish to receive these notices, kindly advise. Hope to see you in Newark!

You are Invited to Register for:

www.eventbrite.com/e/society-for-ecological-restoration-mid-atlantic-chapters-10th-annual-conference-tickets-15013521848

A Celebration of Mid-Atlantic Restoration

Friday, March 27, 2015

8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Conference & Poster Pub

Clayton Hall Conference Center at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Student opportunities outlined below:

Poster Pub

We did not receive many student posters prior to the deadline, so I think if you have students interested in presenting we can still work them in. There are cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place posters determined by judges and a cash award for best poster selected by the attendees. This was a really big hit last year.

Student Scholarships

We have 5 remaining scholarships for students which covers the cost of registration. We also have matching scholarships available for 5 or 10 students that cover half of the registration cost with the university or student organization cover the other half. Both of these applications are on our website.

Fireside Chat

This is an opportunity for students to get together after the poster pub and discuss the conference as well as any topics related to transitioning from student to professional or any other topic. It will be held at a restaurant within walking distance from the conference center after the poster pub.

Ride and Lodging Share

We are implementing a plan to allow attendees to link up and share rides to the conference or lodging once at the conference. More info should be on the website and registration page soon.

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UD Spring Career Fair

The Spring Career Fair provides an informative and diverse forum for employers and UD students to interact. This fair is designed for businesses of all sizes, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and various university departments to find the best potential employee or intern among the vast array of talent available in our student population. Opportunities for full time, part time, summer internship, volunteer, on-campus opportunities, and much more will be showcased at the Spring Fair. udspringfair

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