In the Know: Final Exams

Final exams for the Spring 2018 semester will be administered on May 17 and 18 and May 21 – 24. Students should confirm their exam schedules with their instructors.

UD students have access to several late-night study locations during Reading Days and throughout the final exam period, include Daugherty Hall, Kent Dining Hall, Morris Library and the Morris Library Commons.

Student-to-Student Advice

“Get to know your advisor. Don’t just make an appointment if you have a problem. Even if you feel like you have things under control, stop in and talk to her. My advisor is really helpful with a lot more things than just picking classes.” – Freshman UST student

“Everyone who goes to college should know why they’re doing it. Is it what your parents expect? Are you following your sister’s footsteps? Do you think it will help you get a better job? I went to a workshop on developing a resume and cover letter, and the presenter said, “What is your why?” and that stuck with me. What is your purpose?” – Sophomore Political Science major

Campus Resources: The Career Services Center

Every Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm during the fall and spring semesters, the Career Services Center offers drop-in hours for undergraduate students who wish to enhance their professional development. Students may speak with a CSC representative about any of their career-related questions and get assistance with creating a resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile.

Helpful Hints: Applying for Internships

Hiring managers report that they quickly weed out 90 percent of applicants based on three criteria:

1) spelling/grammar/punctuation typos;

2) overly generic cover letter (or none at all); and

3) irrelevant [for that position] information listed on resume.

The applicants that were actually considered all wrote a well-edited, personalized cover letter that included the following information:

  • how they found out about the job;
  • what enticed them enough to apply for it; and
  • what skills they have to offer that demonstrates they could excel in this particular role.

Helpful Hints: Finish in Four

Data collected using the new Blue Hen Success Collaborative system reveal that students who complete at least 30 credits during their first year in college are significantly more likely to graduate in four years. Talk with your advisor about developing an academic plan that includes both the correct number and the appropriate type of credits needed for making progress toward degree completion. You may want to consider taking a course during the summer if you need additional credits.