Lerner College Career Services Center


Corporate Associates may start work at the outset of any term. The associate works an average of 20 hours per week while attending school in the fall and spring terms. The timeline of the semesters is as follows:


Program Details

Established in 1997, the Corporate Associates program is an elite internship program that gives top Lerner College graduate students an opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience. The student receives a 50% tuition scholarship and a generous stipend. While completing their degree work, participating students are able to apply their management skills to an industry setting. This experience has given our Corporate Associates a step ahead in the job placement process, enabling them to obtain management positions at leading corporations upon graduation.*


  • A students’ eligibility is contingent upon
  • Maintaining a 3.00 or better GPA
  • Maintaining a full-time status in the Graduate Program
  • Receiving satisfactory performance evaluations each term

Application & Selection Information

  • Corporate Associates positions are posted on the Blue Hen Careers website, http://www.udel.edu/CSC/bluehencareers.html
  • Once logged in, please go to the tab ‘Search Employers’ and type “ University of Delaware Corporate Associates Program ” in the Keywords section. Once you see the company listed, please click on it.
  • Go to the tab “Available Positions’ and this will give you the list of all the CA positions available at that point of time. Please click on the desired position and complete the form to apply.
  • Resumes of the most qualified candidates are then forwarded to the employer for consideration
  • Employers are responsible for interviewing and selecting the Corporate Associate(s) of their choice
  • International students can apply for Corporate Associate openings once they become eligible to apply for their CPT. For further information on CPT eligibility, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at http://www.udel.edu/oiss/.

Examples of Corporate Associate Assignments

  • Business Information & Forecasting
  • Corporate Training & Learning
  • Financial Services Support
  • Marketing Planning & Development
  • Marketing & Sales Campaigns
  • Media & Public Relations Campaigns

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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