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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. 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. 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


Delaware State University students who are making a mark on the world.

Delaware State University students who are making a mark on the world.

Snapshot of Student Success at DSU

Delaware State University students who are making a mark on the world.

Fall 2015 Career & Graduate School Fair

MLK Student Center, Main Campus

Sponsored by the Office of Career Services

What Can I Do With This Major?

.majors ul { list-style: none; columns: 2; -webkit-columns: 2; -moz-columns: 2; } li { list-style-type:none; } Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided.   Accounting Advertising Africana Studies Agricultural Leadership American Studies Animal Science Anthropology Architecture Art Art History Asian Studies Athletics and Sport Audiology/Speech Pathology Biochemistry Biological Sciences Biosystems Engineering Business Analytics Business Studies Chemistry Child-Family Studies Cinema Studies Classics Communication Studies Computer Science Construction Science Counseling Criminal Justice Dance Economics Education Electronic Media Emergency Management Engineering English Environmental Studies /Science Finance Food-agibusiness Food Science Foreign Language Forensic Science Forestry Geography Geology Global/International Studies Graphic Design Healthcare Sciences History Hotel-Restaurant-Tourism Humanities/Liberal Studies Human Resources Human Services Information Sciences Interior Design Journalism Judaic Studies Kinesiology Landscape Architecture Latin American Studies Law Linguistics Logistics Management Management Information Systems Marine Science Marketing Mathematics Medical Fields Meteorology Music Music Business Nursing Nutrition Philosophy Physics Plant Biology Plant Sciences Political Science and Government Psychology Public Administration Public Health Public Relations Recreation Religious Retail/Merchandising Social Work Sociology Sport Management Statistics Theater Urban Studies Wildlife and Fisheries Women Studies

Career Week 2014


Event highlights will include:

Student Services

Teaser for Home: 
A prepared and well credentialed student has choices, even in a bad economy.

For more information or to speak to a Career Services professional, please contact us at or call 302.857.6120. We are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Welcome to the Student Services page.  As a student, it is important that you understand that you are not only here at DSU to be educated academically, but that you are also here to begin a career.  Yes, your career begins the day you set foot on campus. Career Services is here to help you navigate your career by offering a variety of services and resources to make your experience and subsequent career the best it can be.  Please take a few moments to browse this page and learn about the options that will help you in this endeavor. Career Exploration and Assessments Career Coaching Student Employment Professional Dress Career Fairs  Cooperative Education Federal Jobs Job Search and Career Services Systems On-Campus Recruiting Professional Development Career Coaching Many students enter college with questions about how to explore and select a major. Even those who have declared their major often face a dilemma when they need to find a career direction. Our Career Coaches are here to help you navigate your way through this important decision-making process and test your career choices. Your career is too important to approach haphazardly. Stop by the office or call 302.857.6120 to make an appointment today.   back to top   Student Employment  The Student Employment Office (SEO), located in Career Services (MLK 3rd floor Suite 333) was created to provide a “one stop resource” for DSU students. The office is dedicated to helping students locate jobs on campus as well as local off campus jobs and ensuring that students maximize the value of their employment experiences. For more information about student employment and to search for jobs. back to top Professional Dress Professional dress is the most conservative type of business wear.  It’s what you’ll be expected to wear for an interview, no matter what industry you are interviewing for, and in a professional work environment. Professional dress for women would include a business suit or pants suit, or dress and jacket.  For men, it means a business suit or a blazer, dress pants and a tie. Delaware State University has many programs and events that require professional dress to participate such as the College of Business and Freshman Forums, Career Fairs, and conferences to name a few. See a slideshow of appropriate attire and if you need additional coaching, come by our office for assistance.   back to top Career Fairs Career Fairs are designed for students to meet with employers or graduate school admissions counselors to apply for actual internships, cooperative education, full-time or part-time jobs, graduate school, and volunteer opportunities. Students can explore career options, conduct employer information interviews, or apply for positions. It’s also an opportunity for employers to share career options within their organizations with you. This interaction prepares you to be marketable, exceed employer expectations and to efficiently transition from the classroom to the formal occupational setting. This event is held once during the fall semester and once during the spring semester and is open to all majors and all academic levels (freshmen through graduate students). Professional dress is required.  See a slideshow of what appropriate attire and learn how to prepare for and work a career fair.   back to top   Internships & Cooperative Education Internships are a wonderful way for students to explore career options and gain career experience. Internships can be located through a variety of ways including networking with departmental faculty, applying through organizational websites, career fairs and by visiting our Hire-a-Hornet on our webpage.   Cooperative Education (Co-op) is no longer managed by Career Services. Each department now manages its own cooperative education program.  Please stop by your departments main office for details.   back to top   Federal Jobs Federal jobs can provide great opportunities with good benefits packages, strong job security and opportunities to transfer to other jobs within the federal system. Below are some articles on finding and getting a position with the federal government. Why a Federal Job Is a Terrific Deal Where to Find Your Job in the Federal Government 15 Tips for Acing Federal Job Applications back to top   Job Search and Career Services Systems Career Services invites students to use the computerized career information software for career planning activities, off campus job search/ employer listings, skill inventorying and career exploration. Hire-a-Hornet powered by College Central Network is a great place to start your search. A comprehensive list of links to recruiting websites can be found at Career Services On-line Resources.     back to top   On-Campus Recruiting The on-campus recruitment program is one of the most significant ways in which organizations are exposed to Delaware State University students. Interviews may be scheduled on-campus for internships, cooperative education, full-time employment, military, or graduate school recruitment needs.   On-campus recruitment begins October 1st and ends on April 30th each academic year. Interview dates and times will be posted on the events calendar in Hire-a-Hornet Log on to view employer profiles, job descriptions, job vacancies, post your resume, and/or sign up for on-campus interviews. back to top    Professional Development Professional development is deciding what type of job you want, determining the skill level and behavior needed to perform the essential tasks, learning to work in a team environment, and discovering and planning ways to get those skills. Professional development also includes lifelong learning and reinvesting in marketable skills to keep you employable. You become an entrepreneur of your own future! Click here to learn more about establishing marketable talent and increasing your net worth!    back to top   


Dr. Bill Means
Director, Career Services

Daneisha Allen
Career Coach, Career Services

Darlene Ashley
Student Employment Coordinator


Meet the Staff

Dr. Bill H. Means Director Dr. Means has over 20 years experience in the career development field. His experience has included positions at Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, INROADS/Charlotte, Inc, Queens University of Charlotte and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Means has earned a BS in Psychology from Tennessee State University, a MA in Adult/Higher Education from North Carolina A&T State University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His memberships have included, 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc., NASPA and NACE. He is a former board member of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. He hails from Charlotte, North Carolina and has one son, Burton Means.   Daneisha Allen, MS Career Coach   Daneisha Allen is currently the Career Coach at Delaware State University. She has over 10 years of experience working within the fields of Social Services and Education. Daneisha is passionate about working with youth and young adults and is committed to creating opportunities for social and academic growth & development. She is committed to student success and retention through active engagement and empowerment. Daneisha holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations from Cheyney University as well as a Master of Science in the Administration of Human Services from Wilmington University.  She is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Liberty University.     Darlene Ashley Student Employment Coordinator Darlene Ashley joined Delaware State University in March 2015 and has over 12 years experience in the human resources profession. Prior to joining DSU, Mrs. Ashley worked as a contractor for the State of Delaware through Transcore International as a operations administrator serving as liaison between Transcore corporate human resources and the Dover office. Prior to Traanscore, Mrs. Ashley worked as a staffing coordinator for Manpower, Inc. in Dover, Delaware. With Manpower, Mrs. Ashley hired temporary and permanent employees for a variety of organizations. Currently, Mrs. Ashley is completing her Associates in Business Administration at Delaware Technical Community College, Dover, DE.