Brandywine Valley SPCA Needs Volunteers for MEGA Adoption Event!

On Saturday, December 10th, and Sunday, December 11th, The Brandywine Valley SPCA is having its first full scale MEGA Adoption event since COVID… and it’s taking place in Harrington, Delaware at the Delaware State Fairgrounds! They currently have 1,600 animals lined up to be up for adoption at the event.

Volunteers are needed, ages 13+.

This is a great opportunity for students to complete volunteer hours, individually or in groups.

If interested in volunteering, please fill out the MEGA Volunteer Application.

Each day is broken down into 3 hour shifts.

Join the new CANR Sustainability Committee!

The newly-formed CANR Sustainability Committee is actively recruiting two undergraduate and two graduate student representatives to join a small group of college faculty and staff working toward a greener future. We are committed to pursuing excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship, becoming better stewards of our campus and forging a prosperous future for all. Members should expect to attend two meetings per month (currently scheduled 2:00-3:00 p.m. every other Friday) as we draft action plans that will outline environmentally-conscious decision-making at CANR for years to come. Join the CANR Sustainability Committee today! Interested students should contact committee co-chairs Chris Williams at ckwillia@udel.edu and Jed Horwitt at jhorwitt@udel.edu with a short statement about why you are interested in joining the committee and a copy of your resume.

White Clay Creek State Park Volunteer Opportunity

Join in to remove invasive plants at White Clay Creek State Park. Volunteers will work at Nine Foot Road on Saturday November 26 and Saturday December 3, from 1pm to 3pm.  It’s perfect timing! Help take out invasive shrubs and make space for our beautiful native plants. Invasive Autumn Olive retains its leaves long after our native shrubs and has a shiny silver underside, making it easier to identify. But, we’ve got to tackle it before it loses its leaves too! Come out this fall and help us lop down this invader. You’ll learn how to identify it and why it’s so harmful to the health of our forests. We can’t wait to see you there!

All skill levels are welcome and all tools will be provided.

*Rain or snow in the forecast can cancel the event.
For more information, please contact Ann Burruss, ann.burruss@delaware.gov

Apply to Become a UD Student Alumni Ambassador

Do you love UD? Do you love to share that passion with others? Do you want to build up your resume? Or expand your network with important alumni? Then the University of Delaware Student Alumni Ambassadors is the perfect organization for you!

The Student Alumni Ambassadors are a group of driven students who work under the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) to foster relationships between students and alumni. We encourage school spirit through promoting the UD Bucket List and participating in events such as I <3 UD Day, Homecoming Spirit Day, and both the Twilight Induction and the Twilight Toast! UDSAAs also educate students on the importance of giving back to UD, along with our many opportunities for professional development. From dancing on The Green while decked out in blue and gold or networking with our outstanding alumni, this club has something to offer everyone.

Becoming an SAA includes gaining access to many unique campus events that most students do not have access to. These events are perfect ways to practice networking skills and make connections for after graduation. Additionally, SAAs get officially branded SAA gear, including a polo shirt, quarter zip fleece lined sweatshirt, and a Blue and Gold striped rugby shirt! Furthermore, SAA is an excellent opportunity to make new friends from all over the University, and there is even a $1000 scholarship open only to SAAs!

If joining this awesome organization sounds like a great opportunity, you are encouraged to fill out an application here or for more information see the flyer attached or check out our website. If you have any questions about the application process or about SAA in general, feel free to reach out to our VP of Membership, Brian Chansky (bchansky@udel.edu) or our President, Malini Gulati (malinig@udel.edu). We really hope you apply!

AGcelerate Course Registration Sessions

Spring semester is quickly approaching! Need help registering for classes? Join AGcelerate Course Registration Sessions with Maci. The first session is tomorrow night, Wednesday November 9th from 9:00-10:00 PM via Zoom. The topics will include BlueHen Planner, Course Search, and WebReg. Feel free to join the Zoom at any time and ask questions about how to correctly register for classes. See the attached flyer for more information and the Zoom meeting ID.

Professional Development Event on Civil Discourse Hosted by UD Student Alumni Ambassadors

This event will promote awareness of civil discourse and its importance in daily life. This event is open to all students.

Hosted by Dr. Shaffer – Chair of Civil Discourse for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration. . More information on Dr. Shaffer can be found here.

November 29th, 2022 from 7:30pm-8:15pm in Gore Hall, Room 104

Refugia Summer 2023 Internship

Refugia Ltd’s Summer 2023 Internship is live and now accepting applications!

This three month internship offers a unique opportunity for those seeking to immerse themselves in real-world ecological landscape design and stewardship with an award-winning, mission-driven firm. During this internship, candidates will experience multiple facets of ecological design-build, its methodology and best practices. Plus involvement in all of our company-wide field trips and in-house educational events.

This is a field focused internship with weekly opportunities to shadow the Design, Analysis and Nursery teams.  Its objectives:

  • Provide experience and opportunities to learn about the landscape design-build business at all stages
  • Deepen knowledge of native plants of the mid-atlantic region, and their cultural requirements with immersive application in-the-field
  • Hands-on teaching that imparts keen practical knowledge and horticulture skills, with a focus on residential design-stewardship
  • Grow and develop in a supportive, collaborative environment with real world experience and problem solving
  • Offer mentorship and networking opportunities within a fast-growing, innovative ecological design-build firm

Full-time, paid internship open to all BLA, BSLA, MLA, BS, BHort, MHort grads and those with an academic background in forestry, ecology, arboriculture related field.

Please see this flyer more details and how to apply.
Application deadline is December 30th. All info is posted on our website here

Winter Term Job Shadow Program 2023

2023 Winter Job Shadow Program

Offered during Winter Session, the job shadow program allows students to learn more about various professions, receive career-related advice and reflect on the ways in which their education can prepare them for life after college. This program matches students from UD with alumni and employers who are currently working as professionals for in-person job shadows OR one-on-one virtual, one-hour long informational interviews.

STUDENTS: Between now and Wednesday, November 2, you may fill out this form and choose your top three desired job shadows. Click here for a list of all the shadows. (Be sure to note if the shadow you are applying to is in person or virtual before submitting the application!) If we are not able to match you with one of your top three, we will try to match you with another host, if you so choose.

  Deadline to apply: Wednesday, November 2

You will be sent your host matches on Monday, November 7 and will need to either accept or decline your matches before you will be formally introduced to your hosts on Tuesday November 15. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to HensHiringHens@udel.edu