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*Updated Information for Winter Session*

The Office of Academic Enrichment has a number of resources available to help those who are struggling, as well as to those who are successful and looking for ways to sharpen their skills.

Office of Academic Enrichment’s Winter Session updates, please share this information with your students. We encourage you to inform all your students about these services as soon as possible in hopes that they will take advantage of them as we are here to support their academic success!

Winter Session Tutoring

  • Drop-In tutoring will be offered Monday thru Friday in the following subjects BISC, CHEM, CISC, MATH, ECON, PHYS, starting Jan 8th, 2018. Due to building renovation, the tutoring temporary space will be located in PURNELL room 116. The Drop-In schedule offered for winter is posted online, to view click here .
  •  Individual tutoring is available and The Winter Tutor Find Directory will be updated and posted by January 8th on the office of Academic Enrichment website.

TUTORING

  • Individual Tutoring. Undergraduate tutors are available for $12/hr; graduate tutors are $15/hr.
  • Drop-In Tutoring. Free; available 5 days a week in math, chemistry, physics and biology (see website for hours/location).
  • Group Tutoring. Free group tutoring in a number of courses is offered each semester. Groups are formed in response to student requests.

STUDY SKILLS ASSISTANCE

    • Workshops at the OAE.  We appreciate your posting our workshop schedule where it will be visible to students visiting your department; feel free to make as many copies as you wish.
    • 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. Extra posters advertising these workshops are available this fall while supplies last…let me know if you’d like to have one.
    • 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.

Longwood Gardens Plant Records Management Internship

The Plant Records Management Intern is a recent college graduate that will gain experience in the operations and management of a plant records office at a public garden. The intern is immersed in the office’s daily operations which include maintaining the plant records databases, plant nomenclature and plant labels for a collection of over 11,000 taxa. The intern is trained, mentored, and assigned work by the Plant Records Manager. He/she is an integral part of the plant records office which is within the Library and Information Services unit of the Education Department and will work to achieve goals that support Longwood Gardens’ mission.

The essential functions of the position are:

  • Accession newly acquired plants.
  • Verify plant nomenclature utilizing a wide range of publications, databases and other information resources, including archival files.
  • Produce both display labels and brass accession tags.
  • Map woody plant material using a GPS.
  • Provide reference assistance for students, staff, and external guests which may include research and/or plant identification.
  • Inventory plants throughout the collection.
  • Work a weekly shift at the Longwood Library reference/ circulation desk.
  • Update What’s in Bloom on Longwood Gardens’ website.
  • Actively contribute to all required Longwood student/intern work projects as defined by the Director of Domestic and International Studies, as well as participates in student/intern activities as appropriate considering the intern’s professional interests and work priorities.

All tasks are performed in alignment with Longwood’s organizational values and are in support of achievement of Longwood’s Strategic Plan.

Skills and knowledge we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Familiarity with plant identification
  • Familiarity with principles of plant nomenclature
  • Familiarity with plant records databases
  • Familiarity with geospatial software
  • Great organizational skills
  • Be able, comfortable, and willing to work independently and as part of a group
  • Be able, comfortable, and willing to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with people in a courteous, patient, and professional manner

This is a 12 month internship starting in May or September.

The position extends throughout one full year, full time, 40 hours per week. This is a paid position at a rate of $10.00/hour with optional free housing (a taxable benefit) provided. Located in Kennett Square, PA, Longwood Gardens is approximately 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia.
For more information on housing, student activities, hours and wages, go to http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-for-us-students or contact EDU-Studies@longwoodgardens.org

A completed application should include
1. The application form (found here: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-us-students/apply-now/application)
2. A copy of your resume (uploaded in a word pdf file)
3. A statement of your professional objectives, approximately 200 words (uploaded in a word pdf file)
4. Official transcripts of all college courses, must show cumulative GPA, minimum GPA of 2.5 required (uploaded in a word pdf file)
5. A letter of reference from your academic advisor (or professor) regarding your scholastic achievements and potential as an intern (uploaded in a word pdf file)
6. A reference from a current or former employer, preferably from within your field of interest (uploaded in a word pdf file)

ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Must be received by February 1, 2018 for May start date.
Must be received by May 1, 2018 for September start date.

Garden Club of America Scholarships

The Garden Club of America funds 28 scholarships, which provides over $330,000 in financial aid to qualified students.  The GCA funds studies and research in the following areas: forestry to applied plant sciences to ecology and evolutionary biology, landscape architecture, and horticulture.  To learn more about the GCA scholarships, requirements, and deadlines visit their website: GCA Scholarships

 

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. College Scholarship Program

DPI is pleased to announce the opening of its 2018 Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. College Scholarship Program. Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available in the amount of $1,500 or more. Applications must be completed and received at the following address on or before 4:30 p.m. on April 2, 2018: DPI College Scholarship Program, 16686 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947-4881. Late, incomplete, or handwritten applications will not be considered.

Undergraduate applicants must be a Delmarva resident and a student in good standing at any accredited, degree-granting institution in the United States or in the case of graduating high school seniors, accepted to an accredited, degree-granting institution within the United States. Individuals must have an academic major in a subject area relevant to Delmarva’s chicken industry and be planning a career in a segment of this industry. An academic transcript must accompany each application.

Graduate student applicants must meet the above criteria, with the exception of Delmarva residency. In addition, the individual must be engaged in research that could positively benefit Delmarva’s chicken industry.

To download complete instructions, requirements and application forms due on or before 4:30 p.m. on April 2, 2018 for both the undergraduate and graduate scholarships, visit our website: Delmarva Poultry Industry.

Scholarships Available

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement is giving away another ten $10,000 scholarships for students who are planning to pursue a career in agriculture.

Applications are being accepted now through January 12, 2018. All applicants must reside within MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s territory, a map of which can be found here.

For more information check out FCFoundationforAg.org. A sample application is available for reference.