Mentoring Monday: Tutoring in Wilmington and Newark

Academic Help: Seeking help when needed is important. Many students will rely on a classmate or family member for help, but classmates might not understand or be able to explain the material and it’s important to have someone help who understands what the instructor is looking for. Don’t forget that the university offers free tutoring. Not only could you use the resources on main campus but as AAP students we have tutoring right here in Wilmington!

Math Tutoring: UDDC 301

  • Monday: 9:30-2:30, Tuesday: 9:30-2:30, Wednesday: 9:30-2:30, Thursday: 11:00-1:00

Writing Specialist: DTCC 426

  • Monday: 9:30-3, Wednesday: 1:30-4:30
  • Lauren Hornberger: lah@udel.edu, sites.udel.edu/lah

Main Campus: Though we are in Wilmington we are still UD students and have access to resources on main campus. For more information visit:

 

 

Mentoring Monday posts are written by Peer Mentors in conjunction with the advising staff. You can find the Peer Mentors on your campus in your UNIV116 First-Year Seminar course, and can read more about them at https://www.aap.udel.edu/advisement/aap-peer-mentors. Read more about Peer Mentor Sarah Geho below: 

 

Sarah Geho

Campus: Wilmington

Graduation Year: 2021

Hometown: New Castle, DE

Major Interest: Biology and Wildlife Conservation

Campus Involvement: Scientista; Math Club; Earth, Ocean, and Environment Club; Peer Mentor Program

What do you like about the Associate in Arts Program?

I like that I’m able to have smaller class sizes, and I really like the people that I am meeting on campus. I also enjoy some of the classes that are only taught at our program.

What is your most memorable Associate in Arts Program experience?

Joining Dr. Teague’s Leadership (LEAD 100-710) class has allowed me to become a leader in our community. Our most recent project was to help the local YWCA build a raised-bed garden, which now provides fresh produce for residents of the YWCA’s Home-Life Management Center.

What are your career goals?

I would really like to become a local leader and help people, whether that means becoming a member of the Delaware Nature Society or a tutor.

What is an interesting or unusual fact about you?

When I was in high school, I power-lifted with my school’s wrestling team. I was able to build my deadlift maximum weight to 245 lbs. and my squat to 175 lbs.

What is your favorite book, movie or song?

One of my favorite books is “The Burn Journals” by Brent Runyon.

Mentoring Monday: Who To Go To For Help

Welcome to our newest members of the Blue Hen family! It is that time of the year again…the start of our Fall semester in the Associate in Arts Program. This time of the year and can be filled with mixed emotions, but one thing is sure: you will always be welcomed with open arms at our school. As incoming freshman, you may find yourself confused at times on where to go in certain situations. Even as sophomores, we may find ourselves in the same shoes at times. Luckily, we have been blessed with an amazing team of managers, receptionists, advisors, and professors at our campus that are always here to support you and watch you thrive. I am writing this post to help you figure out who to talk to in our school. This blog talks about our sensational advisors (Wilmington: Nicole Young, Dover: Melvin Mendoza, Georgetown: Stephanie Shupe, and on each campus there are a team of faculty advisors) and I’d like to share my experience with advising in Wilmington. As we all know, many times we find ourselves confused on what classes to take and finding the balance on how many credits we can handle. With this, comes the adding and dropping of classes. That is where Nicole comes in. Nicole is an expert in advising students in the right direction towards their future. She also can help students with adding and dropping classes and make the process as painless as possible. But Nicole does not just stop there, she always there even if you just need to talk. Although it is recommended to make an appointment, walk-ins are welcomed. If you are in the Del-Tech building however, and have any other questions you can see our admin Lisa Busch (Wilmington). Lisa is a wealth of knowledge in topics such as drop/ add dates, who to talk to regarding certain scenarios, and truly cares to know every student by name. Lisa is located on the third floor of Del-Tech in room 309. I cannot express how lucky we are to have Nicole and Lisa as part of our Blue Hen family. Make sure you get to know the advisors and administrative staff on your campus!

Tips: 

  • Log into UDSIS to view the name of your assigned advisor. In your first year you are assigned a faculty advisor and in your sophomore year you are assigned a staff advisor. See more on our advisors at https://sites.udel.edu/associateinarts/meet-the-advisors/
  • You can make advising appointments at http://udel.edu/bluehensuccess . See our previous post on advising appointments at https://sites.udel.edu/associateinarts/scheduling-advising-appointments/
  • The administrative staff can help “triage” and direct you where you need to go. Sometimes it can get confusing to be in the Del Tech building but not go to their offices. When you are in the Del Tech building an easy way to remember who to go to for help is this: if you are in the building and need a facility (library, gym, bookstore, cafeteria, etc.) you can use it; if you have a question and need support or a certain service (admissions, financial aid, registrar, advising, etc.), go find a UD staff person to direct you.

Mentoring Monday posts are written by Peer Mentors in conjunction with the advising staff. You can find the Peer Mentors on your campus in your UNIV116 First-Year Seminar course, and can read more about them at https://www.aap.udel.edu/advisement/aap-peer-mentors. Read more about Peer Mentor Jarred Politarhos below: 

 

Campus: Wilmington
Graduation Year: 2021
Hometown: North Wilmington, DE
Major Interest: Business Marketing
Campus Involvement: Peer Mentor Program
What do you like about the Associate in Arts Program?
What I enjoy is the freedom and the opportunity to receive the University of Delaware education at a fraction of the cost. I love the one-on-one attention I receive from my professors and advisors. In the AAP you are not a number — you are part of a family of caring individuals who want to see you succeed.
What is your most memorable Associate in Arts Program experience?
So far in my first year, I would say my most memorable moment in the AAP was taking Dr. Teague’s Leadership 100 course. This class not only prepared me for leadership roles in my future career, but allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and helped me conquer my fear of public speaking. The class taught me valuable life lessons and helped me understand different perspectives.
What are your career goals?
My dream career is to be a real estate investor. I am currently enrolled in the Omega School of Real Estate, and I am currently pursuing my real estate license. I have always been engrossed by the idea of buying properties and flipping them for a substantial profit. I also intend on inheriting my dad’s financial advising company and hope to work to have him as one of my investors one day.
What is an interesting or unusual fact about you?
An interesting fact about myself is that I love to run. It was in college that I started running to relieve stress from school.
What is your favorite book, movie or song?
Well, I am not a fan of reading, which my World Religions professor can attest to. My favorite movie is “Finding Nemo.”

LOMA Study Group Thursdays at 3:15pm (Wilmington)

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Looking to build some study time into your schedule? Thinking it might be a good idea to find a study group? Peer Mentor Steven Hunt is hosting a LOMA Study Group (a study group meeting at Loma Coffee on Market St) Thursdays at 3:15pm. No prior registration required, just show up and study! Look for Steven when you get there! See the attached flyer for details.

*Note: LOMA Study Group begins 9/20 and will run throughout the fall semester.

Last day to change registration or add courses

Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 11, 2018) is the last day to register or add courses. After this date, tuition and a $25 processing fee will be charged for change of registration. After September 11, students withdrawing from courses will receive a grade of “W” on the permanent record.

If you are considering dropping a class from your fall schedule, please follow these guidelines:

  • If your total number of registered credits (which does include MATH
    010) is fewer than 12, you are a part-time student, which will impact SEED eligibility and other financial aid you may be entitled to receive.
  • If you are already having difficulty in any course, you may be able to find an alternative. However, students should be cautious about adding a course this late in the semester because several courses have met up to 4 times, and assignments may be due soon. Courses should not be added at this point without contacting the instructor first.
  • If there is a hold placed on your records by Student Financial Services (you can see this on your UDSIS Student Center page), you must clear this up before you can add a course to your schedule. Please contact Student Financial Services at (302) 831-2126 if you’re in this circumstance.

If you have any questions or concerns about your schedule, please contact your campus academic advisor(s).

1743 Welcome Days

Interested in getting involved on main campus?  You are welcome to attend 1743 Welcome Days! For a full schedule, visit: http://sites.udel.edu/nso/1743-welcome-days/.  You can also download the University of Delaware 1743 app! Consider attending the following events:

  • Twilight Induction Ceremony on Monday, August 27, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
  • Blue Hen Leadership Program Open House on Monday, August 27, 3:00 p.m.
  • Why, When, Where & How to Study Abroad on Monday, August 27, 3:00 p.m.
  • First Generation Welcome Reception on Monday, August 27, 5:00 p.m.
  • Club Sports Activity Night on Tuesday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.
  • Fall Activities Night on Wednesday, August 29, 6:30 p.m.
  • Delaware Football vs. Rhode Island on Thursday, August 30, 3:00 p.m.

 

Now Hiring: UDairy Creamery Wilmington

UDairy Creamery Server- Wilmington

This is a part-time, non-benefitted position not to exceed 20 hours per week during spring and fall semesters and 30 hours per week during the summer. Employees will be scheduled for daytime, nights, and weekends depending on availability. Pay will commensurate with experience. The UDairy Creamery is an entity of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Creamery is primarily a student-run non-profit business.

DEADLINE: Currently Hiring

CONTEXT OF JOB:
Under the general direction of the Creamery Manager and Store Supervisors, the server is responsible for serving customers ice cream and other creamery products in a friendly, respectful and expedient manner as well as producing ice cream and other food items at the UDairy Creamery, for the Creamery Storefront.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• At least 1 year of food service or retail experience is preferred but not required.
• Must be able to work independently and in a team setting.
• Customer service and food handling experience is preferred.
• Must be a University of Delaware student in the Associates in Arts program, or a high school senior committed to attending the Associates program in the upcoming semester.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Follow standard cleaning and sanitizing procedures and safe food handling
• Operate a cash register with minimal supervision
• Serve customers in a friendly, respectful and expedient manner
• Scoop ice cream, prepare ice cream desserts, cakes and novelty items
• Production of ice cream for sale at the UDairy Creamery
• Prep and prepare food items such as burger, grilled cheese, & grab and go items.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume along with the names, addresses and telephone number of at least two references. Please e-mail all information to UDairy Creamery Market Manager, LeeAnne Ahamad at ahamad@udel.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity
Employment offers are conditional upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html