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

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Applied Biomedical Communication

Biomedical Communication, offered in Fall 2015, will cover methodology, technique, and ethical issues fundamental to written, oral, and visual communications in the biologic and medical sciences. Topics include: scientific method/reasoning, hypothesis development, adaptation for audience, communication format and voice, types of publications, source citation, and peer review.

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Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship

Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship – Deadline: May 15

I am passing along information about a recently announced scholarship opportunity that you may be interested in applying for: the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship program, which is open to graduate and undergraduate college students pursuing degrees in crop-related disciplines. You may apply by submitting a 750- to 1,000-word essay on the chosen topic (more information on the essay topic can be found on the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship web page) to compete for a portion of $20,000 in available awards to help grow your future. The application deadline is May 15, 2015.

If this sounds like a scholarship you’re interested in applying for, I encourage you to visit the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship web page where you can find more information and apply via an online form.

If you have any questions about the scholarship, please feel free to contact Lauren Hafezi at G&S Business Communications. Lauren may be reached at lhafezi@gscommunications.com or (919) 870-5718.

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National Park Service – Community Planning Fellow

Join the National Park Service as a Community Planning Fellow, and help to support community-driven projects that improve access to green space and make our neighborhoods safer, more active, and more vibrant places to live! This fellowship is a 47-week placement with the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program in Philadelphia. The Fellow will work alongside NPS-RTCA community planners to deliver a full range of technical assistance in planning and implementing opportunities for outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation in urban areas across the greater Philadelphia area. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who is passionate about environmental justice and would like to pursue a career in community planning!

The full-time fellowship is for 47 weeks with a target start date of June 1, 2015.

Interested candidates should log into Blue Hen  Careers to apply ( www.udel.edu/CSC)

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2nd Annual Dip Showcase

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The DIP (Design, Innovation, Positivity) Club is holding it’s second annual project showcase that is aimed at highlighting some of the most incredible projects on campus from a broad range of categories. The club is currently accepting product & project submissions.

2015 DIP Showcase

Saturday, May 2, 2015

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Trabant Multipurpose Rooms

*This event is open to students, staff and the public

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Internships at Delaware State Parks

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2015 Intern Flyer Delaware State Park

ALL MAJORS WELCOME!!

There are more opportunities to a Delaware State Parks Internship than meets the eye!

We have NEW opportunities available for the 2015 Internship program.

Love the outdoors? Good with people?

Want to make some money, get experience and have some FUN?

Then join our Delaware State Parks Internship Program.

Academic and career focused positions available statewide for spring, summer, fall or longer.

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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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