Jill Panté

Associate Director

Department: Lerner Career Services Center
Campus Address: One South Main Street
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-3161


Jill Gugino Panté is the associate director of the Lerner College Career Services Center. She has been with the University of Delaware for nine years, and was at Drexel University for two years prior.

Previously, Panté served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia from 1999-2001 as a health education volunteer. After her service, she traveled the world and returned to the United States to serve as a leader in an AmeriCorps VISTA program. There, she recruited and trained other volunteers to create mentoring programs in Delaware K-12 schools.

In addition to managing the undergraduate and graduate Lerner Career Services Center, Panté also teaches 2 online courses and a summer high school camp covering topics around branding, professional development, the entrepreneurial mindset, interviewing and social media.


  • Bachelor's degree in criminal science, University of Dayton
  • Master of education in college counselling, University of Delaware

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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