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Career Services Ambassadors

Briyona Nixon Class of 2016 Mass Communications  CSA Clubs and Organizations   Alveda Alfred​ Class of 2015 Criminal Justice CSA Office Support   Kermenjy Saintil ​Class of 2018 Computer Science  CSA Tech Support  

Fall 2015 Career Week


Monday, October 26, 2015, Parlor C, 12 Noon -1PM
Business Acumen: Acing the Job Interview. Representatives from Vanguard will also discuss career opportunities with Explore Days for undergraduates, internships and career opportunities with Vanguard. Vanguard has locations in Malvern, PA, Charlotte, NC and Scottsdale, Arizona. This is a Lunch-n-Learn session.

Career Services Industry Advisory Board Members

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Delaware State University Career Services Industry Advisory Board Members



Terrance Bowman Recruitment Manager J.P. Morgan Dawn Lastowka Recruitment Manager City Year Teresa Staten Senior Staffing Consultant Pepco Holdings Bryan Dickerson North Virginia Zone District Sales PepsiCo Lou Marsico Complex Human Resources Manager Mountaire Keithen Stallings Global Talent Acquisition Monsanto Tamara Defer Talent Advisor Christiana Care Justine Patrick Territory Sales Manager Altria Karen Vaughn Associate Director, Diversity & Inclusion Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Alex Henry Network Talent Acquisition Verizon Amy Todd University Relationships Vanguard   Gordon Bullock Program Specialist, Office of Fellowships and Internships Smithsonian Institution Pictures Unavailable Karima Abdul-Salaam, Manager, Recruitment Strategies Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Sean Walsh, Partner SB & Company Jasmine Faison, Associate, HBCU Recruitment Teach For America Georgia Truitt, Visiting Nursing Association Christiana Care     h3 {margin-top:0px;}

Resume Resources


Resume help earn an interview!
Resumes are extremely important!
Resumes should demonstrate your involvement and leadership!
Resumes should be updated annually!
Spend time perfecting your resume!

   Putting the Sting in Your Resume: Resume Resources    Use these tips to write an effective resume that meets the employer's needs and gets you an interview.  See some sample resumes  to learn about format and layout. See sample DSU resumes below for additional help designing your resume. Heading   Type your name at the top in caps with large, bold type. Include your address, phone number, and email address. If you plan to move while your resume is in use, include your school address and your permanent address. Objective Get focused on your job objective before writing the rest of the resume and tailor the resume to the job and the field. Clearly state the position you are seeking and whether it is a full-time or part-time job or an internship. You can also include the industry and any skills you want to emphasize. Avoid vague phrases that focus on what you will gain from the experience. Everything that follows on the resume should support the objective. Education Identify your degree, major, graduation date, and school. Include education abroad and any relevant vocational schools, certificates, and job training. You may include your GPA if it is 3.0 or higher. Employer expectations may vary. Course Listings   You may include a short list of courses to show experience, training, or knowledge in the field as long as they are relevant to the job objective. Skills   Make your skills the selling point of your resume. Include specific skills that pertain to your objective such as computer languages, technical skills, and lab techniques. You may also include interpersonal and adaptive skills such as communication, leadership, writing research, teamwork, etc. Be sure to back up each skill on your resume with specific and convincing evidence. Experience If you have extensive experience, some of it unrelated to your objective, use two subsections: related and additional. Use your most important and relevant experience to convince the employer that you have the skills necessary to do the job. In this section articulate your accomplishments clearly and concisely using active voice to present evidence of your skills. See Action Word List . Optional information   You can include professional and extracurricular affiliations and activities, honors and awards, and sports. Items to avoid Keep references on a separate sheet and give to the employer when asked. Omit your age, religious or political affiliations, marital status, or other personal data, which could be used to screen you out. Formatting Keep your resume to one page unless you have extensive related experience. Organize headings so that the most important points are first. Invite the readers' attention by using open space, narrow, and bullets to set off text. Use space effectively, employers like to see an action packed, full resume which demonstrates your accomplishments Use good quality white or off-white paper. Use clear and dark 10-12 point type. Spell and punctuate perfectly. Proofread several times Samples Resumes Although it is best to build a resume from scratch in a Microsoft Word document, other resume building tools exist. Please remember, templates often make it difficult to modify or update your resume later. For a fast, convenient resume that looks professional. Click this link Federal Government Resumes Often the federal government job resumes require additional information or to be organized in a certain manner. Please visit this website for examples of federal job resumes      

Faculty Resources

Invite Us Into YOUR Classroom! The below presentations, as well as, custom workshops can be delivered to your classrooms by trained career professionals, alumni and/or workforce professionals. Career Services Overview Students learn about services and events sponsored by the Office of Career Services Labor Market Research & Trends              Students learn about job trends, job outlooks, high demand jobs and strategies to pursue certain careers Selling Your Value  Acing the Interview Interviewing is a necessary skill for the job market. Students will learn types of interviews and techniques Salary Negotiations        Your starting salary can impact subsequent salary offers at other organizations. Learn how to negotiate salaries and increases Documents that Get You Noticed - Resumes and Cover Letters    The purpose of the resume and cover letter is to secure and interview. Learn how to format a professional looking resume Personal Branding - The Art of Communication  Communication skills are highly sought by employers, both verbal and non-verbal. What about e-ettiquette? You've Got the Job/Internship, Now What? Retention skills needed to become an effective employee are discussed, including how to get recognized and promoted Finding Hidden Opportunities- How to Work A Career Fair            Career fairs can be intimidating and overwhelming. This session helps student appreciate and be effective at such events Get Recognized Through Social Media    Facebook, LinkedIn, Online Portfolios and other electronic means to network and find job opportunities are discussed   Please contact the Office of Career Services to schedule at or 302-857-6120.

Assessments and Career Exploration

Career Assessment Tools Many career assessments tools exist for individuals to match their personalities to career options. The Office of Career Services encourages students to identify their passions and pursue careers according to increases the odds of fulfillment and ultimate success. Below are 3 assessments which might help you explore and clarify career options. Once you complete any of the assessments, you may contact our office at to schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss your results. CareerBeam CareerBeam online has several career development tools including the career exploration/self-evaluation tool to help students explore and clarify career interests. DSU subscribes to this service. The Career Success Center of CareerBeam can be accessed by students. Career Exploration/Self-evaluation: Take a look at who you are today. CareerBeam's unique career assessment tools factor in your values, temperament, interests and personality to help you develop — and achieve — career goals. To register on CareerBeam and complete the assessment: First-time users: Go to the New User?Register Here under the login box, click and register Returning users: Log in on home page You must use your DSU email address to register Click the URL An email will be sent to you to confirm your registration Once confirmed, you can begin the assessment If you are having trouble logging onto the site, or you have any questions that you cannot work through, please send an email to StrengthsQuest StrengthsQuest gives students and educators the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents -- the way in which they most naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals. Grounded in Positive Psychology and the Clifton StrengthsFinder, StrengthsQuest has helped and university students achieve academic, career, and personal success. Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career, and Beyond by Completing a StrengthsQuest Assessment Codes to access the assessment online are available by contacting the Office of Career Services at or by calling 302-857-6120. You must provide your DSU ID# to receive an assessment code. Once you receive the access code, visit to enter code and begin the assessment. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Knowing your personality type, as measured through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, can help you with career planning at every stage: from your choices of subjects and majors in school to choosing your first career, to advancing in your organization or changing careers later in life. People often find difficulty defining what kind of work they want to do or why a given field makes them comfortable or uncomfortable. Personality type is a practical tool for investigating what works for you, then looking for and recognizing work that satisfies your preferences. Myers Briggs uses 16 personality types developed by Dr. Carl Jung. To complete a free version of the Myers-Briggs visit the link below:

Student Success at DSU


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Snapshot of Student Success at DSU

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Spring 2016 Career Fair

MLK Student Center, 2nd Floor Parlors

Sponsored by the Office of Career Services

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