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Winter Break: Halfway Through, Need Something to Do?

We hope you are enjoying your winter break! Now that the holidays are over, are you looking for something to do? We have some suggestions to make use of your time before jumping back into a full semester of classes.

Still need to pick a major?
  • Use Major Finder to learn more about the many majors UD has. You can also check out the Career Outcomes page for information about our graduates per major.
  • Take the PathwayU assessments and explore your career matches to see what majors might be a good fit.
  • If you have narrowed down your search to a handful of majors, use the catalog to see what the requirements are for each major. Knowing which classes you can choose from or are required to take might help you decide. If you have questions about certain requirements, ask your UST advisor. Make sure to choose the catalog for the school year you started at UD.
Plan ahead for your travels.

If you know you want to study abroad or go on an alternative break, the time to start planning is now! Explore the various study abroad options on their website. The programs only go through Fall 2020, but seeing what has been offered is a good indication of what might be offered in future semesters.

Now is also a good time to work on your resume.

Internships are not just for your junior and senior years. The more experience you have, the better! Even if you aren’t planning on applying to internships and part-time jobs this summer, it is a good idea to build a proper resume now to see what areas you might need to work on. It is also a document that takes time; a good one cannot be thrown together last minute. Check out the Career Center’s website for information on how to get started.

Check your Spring semester schedule.

Make sure you are enrolled in a full schedule of courses (minimum 12 credits; around 15 credits recommended). If there are any courses you need to repeat, make the proper adjustments. If you have not already passed ENGL110 or your first-year seminar, they need to be completed in the Spring.  UST advisors are here all winter, and we still have drop-in hours. If you have any questions, reach out to your advisor!

Hospitality Business Management Invites You…

Hospitality Business Management invites you to explore the Hospitality Business Management and Hospitality Industry Management majors:

Monday, October 21, 6:45 pm, The Bistro (206 Trabant)

Tuesday, October 29, 5:00 pm, The Bistro (206 Trabant)

We are consistently ranked in the top hospitality programs!

For the Hospitality Business Management major, the Vita Nova Restaurant and Courtyard by Marriott offer students hands-on experience where you can round out your academic knowledge. Vita Nova is a student-managed restaurant. The 126-room Courtyard by Marriott offers students valuable experience in sales, marketing, revenue management, front office and housekeeping.

The Hospitality Industry Management major places emphasis on quantitative and analytical skills to support decision making in hospitality businesses. The curriculum is designed for students with a strong career interest in analytical and support functions such as consulting, commercial real estate transaction services, sales and marketing, revenue management, e-business and hospitality information technology in the global hospitality industry.

Where are our alums?

Aramark, Bloomberg, Bozzuto, Breakthru Beverage, Deloitte, DIG (Dig Inn), Disney, Eastdil Secured, Ecolab, Ernst & Young, Four Seasons, Hilton, HVS, Hyatt, Lettuce Entertain You, Marriott International (and Corporate), New York Life, Nike, and more…


We look forward to seeing you! And there will be food – don’t miss it!!!


Fall Major Fest

Fall Major Fest: Oct 15 Major in Success Panel 5-6 PM, Career Center Workshop Room. Oct 16 Academic Planning for "Major" Decisions, 3:30-4:30 PM, Harrington Engagement Center. Oct 17 Dining Etiquette: a Seat at the Table 5:30-7:30 PM, Trabant Multipurpose Rooms, Registration is Required. Oct 18 Major Mania 2-3:30 PM, Trabant Multipurpose Rooms, an interactive major and minor fair for all students, Win prizes! Come explore the many majors, minors, and services available to UD students! Faculty and staff representatives from every college will be available to talk with you about majors, minors, and exciting opportunities to enhance your educational experience, such as undergraduate research and internships. To learn more and rsvp, visit Handshake.

Program Spotlight: Ancient Greek and Roman Studies

Are you interested in art, architecture, philosophy, medicine or math? Well, the people of ancient Greece and Rome played major roles in founding all of these ideas that still maintain relevance today. The Ancient Greek and Roman Studies programs are a study of the classics and talks about all things ancient.

This major/minor is interdisciplinary and pairs well with other humanities majors like history, English and philosophy since many courses are cross listed. It offers a wide variety of courses about mythology, religion, philosophy, ancient sports, and women in the ancient world. This major requires courses in either ancient Greek or Latin, which can help a future doctor learn more about the origin of ailments or the future lawyer who wants to learn more about the creation of legal terms.

To learn more about this major or minor and its specific requirement check out the Ancient Greek and Roman Studies webpage. You can also reach out to our UST Peer Liaison Emily Haldas, who provided this post!

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