ON THE BOOK SHELF

In There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow (2016), former editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education and best-selling author Jeffrey J. Selingo offers keen insight and practical advice that can help any college student – regardless of major – identify marketable skills, find professional employment, and get a strong start on their careers.

 

Student Spotlight: Brianna Anderson

Brianna hails from the historic Borough of Flemington in New Jersey. She entered UD in Fall 2016 with a primary interest in the health sciences. After taking courses in biology, chemistry, anatomy, and nutrition, and meeting with both her UST advisor and an advisor from the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Brianna decided to declare a major in Health Behavior Science with a minor in Psychology. Brianna told us that she appreciated having Margie Kiter Edwards as her advisor because she was thoughtful, treated her like an individual, and answered her many questions.

Major Spotlight: Geography

Located in the College of Earth, Ocean & Environment, the Department of Geography offers a B.A. that requires students to complete 34 credits in specified coursework such as Physical Geography and Geographic Information Systems, as well as University skills and College breadth requirements.The employment outlook for most environmentally-oriented careers is strong. For example, cartography – more commonly known as map making — is a niche profession that is experiencing high demand. According to the BLS employment for cartographers is expected to jump 29 percent from 2014 to 2024. The annual median salary in this occupation is $62,000.

 

Around Campus

Students enrolled in the honors section of ENGL110: Writing for Social Justice will present their research on issues pertaining to UD’s campus climate on Tuesday, December 5,, 2017 in “The Dome” on the 3rd floor of Memorial Hall. Join us from 1:30 – 3:30 pm for a lively discussion about topics such as racial and ethnic diversity, Greek Life, gender discrimination, and women in the STEM fields. Refreshments will be provided.