New video highlights professional graduate programs


The “Experience Opportunity” video presents UD’s professional graduate programs.

1:15 PM, February 24, 2012 – “Experience Opportunity,” a new video now available on the University of Delaware’s YouTube site, presents UD’s professional graduate programs through the eyes of students in a wide range of fields, from commerce and biotechnology to public horticulture and physiotherapy.

“The University of Delaware has been a pioneer in experiential education and our professional graduate programs work closely with partners across the region? in industry, business, government, education, nonprofits, and healthcare ?? to provide opportunities for students to apply what they have learned in the lab and in the classroom to the workplace, ”says John Sawyer, vice-president of vocational education. “These internships and internships are invaluable to our students. “

Graduates, professors

As the time for the procession neared to open the University of Delaware launch ceremonies, graduate students and faculty members shared their feelings about what the event means to them.

Doctoral balaclava

It was a day of triumph, cheers and collective relief as more than 160 students from 21 nations participated in the University of Delaware’s Hooding Doctoral Convocation held on Friday morning on The Green.

Neha Pandit, MSc candidate in Organizational Effectiveness, Development and Change, worked on a project at Delmarva Blood Bank during her internship.

“It’s an amazing platform to go out and get some hands-on experience,” Pandit says. “Doing things that impact real people really changed me because it gave me a kind of responsibility that I never had before.”

Joseph Deroba, a senior engineer employed by the US military at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Md., Is a doctoral candidate in electrical engineering at UD. He highlighted the benefit of having professors like UD’s Dennis Prather, who conducts cutting-edge research with the military and understands the balance between work and the classroom for working professionals.

Deroba commented on the opportunity offered by UD to have “an easy way back to school for students who would not normally have thought of juggling both at the same time”.

Integration of cutting-edge research, access to experts in a variety of fields, networking with faculty and students, first-class facilities, new programs such as the Masters of Professional Science, and faculty and staff eager to help students pursue their academic passion are among the attributes that distinguish UD’s higher professional education, the students note in the video.

And the investment in their education pays off. As Robert Lyons, director of the Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture, says, “Our program speaks for itself thanks to our graduates who are there.”

Many graduates of the program have held managerial and managerial positions in horticultural establishments across the country.

“The purpose of creating this video was to increase the visibility of professional graduate programs at the University of Delaware and to highlight some of the many things that make UD programs unique and great,” says Sawyer. .

The video, which was produced by Charles Marsh at University Media Services, is linked to the Office of Higher and Professional Education website to serve as a tool for potential students to explore opportunities at UD.

Departments whose programs were involved in the creation of the video were given excerpts for use in recruiting and news media.

To learn more, visit the vocational training website.


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