Across the College, our faculty and staff have come together to bring new focus to our commitment to student success. “We have converted more than 3,500 classes to online learning experiences, our College has taken a leading role in ensuring that all UD students have access to required technologies, and we are working tirelessly to ensure that our CAS Blue Hens have the tools and supports that they need to continue to engage with their professors and course materials in a manner that results in a transformational learning experience,” says John A. Pelesko, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “During this unprecedented time at the University of Delaware, and throughout the world around us, we are all focused on how we can continue to help our students reach their educational and professional goals.”
Recently, we have also been humbled by the many alumni and friends who have raised their hands and asked how they, too, can help. To that end, here are some ways you can support the CAS mission:
Now more than ever, our students are seeking advice to navigate these uncertain times and professional opportunities to find purpose, gain experience and launch their careers.
Hire a Hen: Provide professional experiences, help with the recruiting process, or let us know if your workplace is actively hiring and make an introduction to your HR team. The UD Career Center is ready to work with you to recruit and hire talented CAS students for a variety of roles:
Immediate Remote Work (Gigs, Projects & Other Opportunities)
Full-time, Part-time & Other Roles
UD Career Acceleration Network (UD CAN): Supported by the UD Alumni Association, UD CAN is an easy to use platform with a simple mission: to connect Blue Hens from across the world to help one another explore career paths, prepare for the workplace, and establish new connections in their networks. Members are able to seek advice and ask about careers through discussion boards, direct messages, and virtual meetings.
UD also encourages students and alumni to seek out fellow Blue Hens through the University’s Linkedin page.
Virtual Summer Job Shadow Program: Help students examine a career area, deepen their knowledge and build professional networks through one-on-one virtual informational interviews during the week of June 8.
The University of Delaware's Student Crisis Fund is another way to support eligible students who face a serious financial hardship due to unanticipated circumstances. During this time of national crisis, the disruption of traditional classes and residential living presents significant challenges for some students, including unforeseen medical costs, housing and food insecurity and emergency transportation and travel costs. The Student Crisis Fund was made for this moment. Your gift will help provide time-sensitive support to our most vulnerable students in need.
“I am so grateful for our CAS community--and all that you do to help our students reach their goals, even under the most difficult circumstances,” says Dean Pelesko. “Thank you for your dedication to our College, our students and our community.”
For ongoing information about the COVID-19 response at UD, including answers to frequently asked questions and how you can help support our mission, visit the special University website: www.udel.edu/coronavirus.