Ascend:  Empowering Female Students for Success

Dear UD Student,

  • Are you trying to navigate the complex world of virtual learning and working?
  • Are you trying to figure out how to get a job that allows you to be your authentic female self?
  • Do you feel like no matter what you learn in the classroom, you still feel unprepared for the work world?
  • Do you feel like you could use more examples of successful women as role models?
  • Do you want to connect with other female students that have similar experiences to yours?

As a female student at UD, you are invited to attend all sessions:  

Ascend:  Empowering Female Students for Success

The WLI, in collaboration with the Lerner College Women in Business RSO has developed the ASCEND series to address these issues.  Our certificate program includes 7 interactive zoom webinars, and will require attendance at each session, along with a short reflection assignment to obtain a certificate.  Due to limited space, students much complete an application for this program, and will be accepted on a first come basis. For more information, email Amy Stengel:

Our single session option allows students to register for one session at a time to any and all sessions that are of interest.  Due to limited space – registration for each individual session is required, and session will be closed once filled.  

These 75 minute online sessions are set up to address these issues. Each session will
teach critical leadership skills, introducing participants to successful female executives to serve as advisors and role models, and invite you to build connections with other female students with similar experiences.

Each of these online sessions will include a 20-minute talk from a successful female executive and a facilitated breakout discussion where students meet one another and deepen their learning and connection.

Ask a Clinician: Gaining Experience in the Animal Science Industry During the Covid-19 Pandemic- Pre-Veterinary Episode

Thursday, Sept 24, 12pm-1pm
  • You need volunteer, shadow, and direct patient care hours but how has the covid- 19 pandemic affected this process? This event is intended for students to get real-world advice and answers from current veterinarians in the field.  Pre-registration is required at the link above. We will send the password to those who have registered.
  • Panelists include:
    Stephanie DeMarco, DVM – Associate Veterinarian at VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital
    Jessica Applebaum, DVM – Associate Veterinarian at Sycamore Veterinary Hospital

    Patrick Mahaney VMD, CVA, CVJ – Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, and Certified Veterinary Journalist at California Pet Acupuncture & Wellness (CPAW), Inc.


Speed Networking for Agriculture & Environment Students

Monday, Oct 5, 3pm-5pm
  • Take advantage of an opportunity to network and enhance your professional development skills from employers and alumni across Agriculture & Environment fields. Employer & alumni representatives will be rotated though each break out room every 8-10 minutes and include topics like interviewing, building your professional network, LinkedIn, and professional etiquette. The event will conclude with open networking with all alumni & employers.  Pre-registration is required at the link above.  We will send the password prior to the event.

Survey for Pre-Vet Students

Looking for future doctors!

Are you an undergraduate student in the United States interested in pursuing further education in the medical sciences? Researchers at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University are interested in talking to students about factors and experiences that influence student’s decisions to pursue their chosen medical career. We hope to gain some insight in the relationship between these factors and experiences with racial and ethnic representation in veterinary medicine.

Your participation will consist in taking a 15-minute online anonymous survey about yourself and your experiences with veterinary medicine. If you self-identify as Hispanic or Latinx, you will be given the option to provide your contact information for a 45-minute follow-up interview.

You will have the chance in participating in a raffle for one of five $50 amazon gift cards.

If you are interested in participating, or want more information, please access the survey via the link below:

Students may write to Daniela Lopez Goicochea ( who is conducting this research, if they have questions.

The Biden Institute Student Advisory Council

The Biden Institute is launching a Student Advisory Council (SAC) to help identify, participate in, and promote programming across campus.
Students on the council will gain meaningful leadership experience in politics and public service and assist with outreach to diverse and specific student populations, supporting the work of the Biden Institute programming team.
The Biden Institute complements the work students do in the classroom by giving them first-hand opportunities to engage with activists, politicians, and policy practitioners from a wide range of ideologies. In the past we’ve hosted events with U.S. Senator Cory Booker, 2016 Presidential Candidate John Kasich, and former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates to name a few. We have an exciting Fall 2020 lineup of events — and want you to help us plan even more!

•Attend bi-weekly Student Advisory Council Zoom meetings
•Provide recommendations and feedback to the Biden Institute on semesterly programming
•Act as student ambassadors for the Biden Institute to the UD community
•Advertise and participate in Biden Institute programming
Must be a University of Delaware student, any major, any graduating year. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply.
MANDATORY: Must be able to make the inaugural Zoom meeting on Monday, September 14 at 7:00PM ET

Deadline: August 21 at 11:59PM

Be a part of the CANR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

CANR is committed to promoting an inclusive and supportive environment where students, faculty, staff and stakeholders feel respected and free from discrimination. Dean Rieger is assembling a CANR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to implement and assess programs and to develop a Diversity Action Plan for the college. Undergraduate students interested in serving on the committee should contact Lauren Bradford ( or Christy Mannering (