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2020 Virtual Job Shadow Program

The Career Center has recently launched the 2020 Virtual Job Shadow Program. This program connects current University of Delaware students with alumni for one-hour virtual informational interview opportunities to explore potential career fields during the week of June 8. 

With more than 180 alumni participating in the program, there are a number of opportunities that are relevant to students in all colleges and departments. This is a great way to help you clarify your career goals, gain real world work experience, and build your resume this summer. You can see the list of positions and apply at the link below. Applications will be accepted from May 11 – 22. 

Student Spotlight: Jon Palmeri

Jon is a junior in the University Studies Program who will soon be switching to Mathematics. He is a Blue Hen Ambassador (“I love giving tours!”) and is a part of the newly formed Varsity Esports program (“The new arena is very cool!”). Jon also recently helped the UST staff with our virtual Decision Day presentations.

Describe your process for choosing your current major/majors of interest. Were there any resources you utilized to help you?

Meeting with my advisor was by far and away the most useful part of the process to find my current major. Having the opportunity to sit down and discuss my interests and what I felt I was truly passionate about really helped me find a path that I wanted to follow for my major. The courses that I took during my journey to find a major were another big factor that pointed me towards certain majors and away from others.

What advice do you have for new or prospective UST students?

Don’t worry about being a University Studies student. You’re part of one of the best programs on campus! In the beginning, you still have the opportunity to take the same courses that you would be taking even in a specific major, so don’t feel too discouraged about not being a part of that major. Also, at the same time, you have some of the best resources that can be found on campus on hand!

What do you know now that you wish you had known when you first started at UD?

I wish I could go back and tell myself that everyone I find on campus is here to help. The times where I found myself struggling trying to figure things out on my own could have been so easily avoided if I had just simply asked someone else for their help or input. There are resources for any sort of problem or concern that you would or could have during your time here, and they are all here to help YOU!

Interested in Pursuing PT at UD?

The University of Delaware Physical Therapy (UDPT) Program Annual Information Session will be held virtually on Saturday, May 2 between 12 PM – 3 PM.

A variety of virtual meetings will provide prospective students an opportunity to learn more about the graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program and have their questions answered by faculty, current DPT students, and admissions staff. Here are examples below of the sessions being planned:

  • Program Overview w/Department Chair and Program Director
  • Student Life
  • Admissions Process
  • Individual sessions to include topics such as clinical education; clinic/residency; research/PhD program; information for high school students; information for current college students/graduates

Details will be updated on their website: Please RSVP at this link so that they can follow up with links to each session.


Time Management Workshop Online

The Office of Academic Enrichment has an online workshop titled “Time Management for Remote Learning” available now on their website. It includes a 27 minute video, Powerpoint, and worksheet.

Next Monday, there will be another workshop titled “Note-taking in a Remote Environment“, so set a reminder for yourself and stay tuned!

Horn Awards and Scholarships – Deadline Extended

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