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Graduate Study

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  Frequently Asked Questions What is graduate study? Graduate and professional schools focus on specialized areas of knowledge. Many graduate programs include some forms of research, an internship, and/or a formal written research paper such as a thesis or dissertation. A student may choose different levels of graduate study leading to the master's degree, doctorate degree, or a professional degree. Why should I pursue a graduate degree? Making the decision to pursue a graduate education requires some self assessment and some research. You must make an honest evaluation of your academic strengths and your professional interests. A graduate degree can determine the level of responsibility you may be given by your employer and influence your salary. There are also some professions that require advanced degrees (i.e. law, medicine, engineering, etc.). Ask yourself if you need a graduate degree to enter your chosen profession. If you don't know, then you should research that information using resources available in the Career Services Office. How do I choose a graduate school? First you must decide the type of degree you are seeking. You can then identify resources in the Career Services Office that have descriptive information about graduate programs. In addition you can click here to review the most current Graduate School Guide online.  There is some basic information that you should seek: program offerings, location, size, campus environment, and student population. Some students are concerned about the academic reputation of the school. The university's reputation is based on research facilities, the prestige of the faculty, and the graduates. To find out about rankings of graduate schools, consult the GOURMAN REPORT available in the Career Services Office. Admission requirements: Admissions requirements for graduate study may involve a number of factors including: grade point average, tests scores, research and writing experiences, letters of recommendation, and the quality of the personal statement. The usual graduate school application includes an application which must be completed with accuracy and clarity. Most often a fee is required. Some institutions may waive the fee if you can demonstrate financial need. The grade point average is one indicator of academic success. Generally, graduate schools are seeking candidates with at least a 3.0 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale. A lower grade point average may require you to provide an explanation of unusual circumstances that affected your grades. Transcripts should be obtained from the Records Office. Most institutions require a specific score on a standardized test. Tests include the Graduate Records Examination or an appropriate test such as the LSAT (Law), GMAT (Business), MCAT (Medicine), DAT(Dentistry). Make sure you understand which test is required. Plan to take these tests early enough to meet the institutions application deadlines. The Career Services Office has printed, video and computerized study resources to help you prepare for these tests or you can use the resource listed below. Test Preparation Center for the GRE, SAT, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT exams Letters of Recommendation from faculty members from your undergraduate institution can be very beneficial as they support your ability to be successful in advanced academic study. Make sure you ask faculty members who know you well and can provide a detailed assessment of your strengths and interests. They should mention each activity in which he or she has evaluated your work. Provide him or her with copy of your personal statement or resume. The Career Services Office will maintain copies of your letters of recommendation in your Educational Credential file and will send a complete set to graduate schools to which you apply. The Personal Statement is important because it give the graduate school admission committee an idea of your career plan and how it pertains to that graduate program. Also writing this statement can help you to clarify your goals. This personal statement should include your reasons for applying, your area of interests, your academic and research accomplishments and your career goals. The admissions committee is looking at your motivations, your writing style, and those specific experiences that are indicators of success. Financial Aid Financial Aid information from the institution will be part of your application packet. You will have to apply separately for loans. Financial aid money is limited so it is important you adhere to deadlines. Types of aid include fellowships or assistantships. These types of aid are tied into merit and full-time enrollment at the institution. Some institutions award a certain number of years of financial support to highly qualified students. Visit the Career Services Office to identify other financial aid sources. Where do I get information about graduate study? Visit the Career Services Office Ask your academic advisor who may be familiar graduate programs Research graduate school catalogues in the Library Attend graduate education conferences and recruitment fairs Write or visit the school to inquire about admission requirements Search the Internet Graduate/Professional School Web Sites JobWeb - Graduate and Professional Schools Peterson's - Graduate Schools and Programs FastWeb - Free Scholarship and College Searches Plus Financial Aid Tools and More FinAid! - The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid CollegeScholarships.com - College Connection Scholarships FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid  

NACElink

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  Career Services welcomes the opportunity to assist you in your job search and connect you to employers of choice. NACElink™ is an extension of our services that allows you opportunities to network and manage your career pre- and post-graduation. We are excited about the many capabilities that this new system offers our students and alumni. NACElink™ is an on-line employment service that helps you navigate through the maze of job searches, post your resume, and highlight your credentials. You can: Access jobs and internship opportunities posted online specifically for DSU students and alumni Access jobs on NACElink Network’s Job Central, a database comprised of thousands of jobs and internship opportunities across the country See which companies are recruiting on campus and schedule campus interviews Access federal career opportunity links Upload your resume to be included in resume books for employers Access quick links that enable you to create a resume as well as perform career assessment, labor market research, and exploration activities Access a full calendar of events as well as see announcements regarding upcoming events, opportunities, and scholarships Review upcoming Career Fair information Join the professional network to connect with professionals in your industry Schedule appointments with a Career Coach And so much more………….. To access the system, go to https://desu-csm.symplicity.com/students/ or click on the link below. Once on the NACElink™ page, click the register button.  Enter your email address for the username and enter hornets for the password. (Once you set up your account you can change your password). If you are having trouble logging onto the site, or you have any questions that you cannot work through, please send an email to careerplanning@desu.edu. DSU NACELink Privacy Policy.

Career Services Roadmap

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  IF YOU ARE   CONSIDER THESE CAREER SERVICES       Confused about choice of major or want to change Unable to identify vocational interests Thinking about minors   Complete a FOCUS Inventory - Explore your specific major. Complete a FOCUS Inventory or schedule a Career Coaching Session Talk to Your Advisor       Unclear about career possibilities Lacking knowledge of skills required for a career Needing confirmation of a career or a major   Complete a FOCUS Inventory - Do the full exploration. Complete a FOCUS Inventory - Do the full exploration. Complete a FOCUS Inventory - Explore your specific major.       Seeking an internship Seeking a full-time or part-time career related job Looking for companies conducting interviews on campus Looking for announcements about Career Fairs   Go to NACElink - Go to Jobs tab. Go to NACElink - Go to Jobs tab. Go to NACElink - Go to quick links and select scheduled campus interviews Go to NACElink - Check out the announcements on the home page       Needing planning assistance Confused about effective use of elective credits Needing resume writing advice Wanting to improve interview skills   Schedule a Career Coaching Session Schedule a Career Coaching Session Schedule a Career Coaching Session Schedule a Mock Interview       Applying to graduate school Considering returning to college Feeling blocked in current work   Identify Graduate School Requirements early Schedule a Career Coaching Session Schedule a Career Coaching Session  

Employer Services — General Recruiting Information

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For more information or to speak to a Career Services professional, please contact us at (302) 857-6120. We are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

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Welcome to the Delaware State University Employer page!  Career Services welcomes employers who wish to recruit our students and alumni. There is a variety of services available for you to utilize. Whether your desire is to post employment opportunities, come on campus to interview students, establish internships and partnerships, participate in career fairs, or to interact in other ways, you can be sure that you’ll find what you need here to do it. We invite you to browse the information below to learn about all of the services available to you. NACElink Recruiting System On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Cooperative Education Partnerships/Internships Professional Network Career Fairs Career Week Surveys Recruiting System Delaware State University uses a web-based recruiting system that conveniently enables you to post jobs, register for events, sign up for on campus recruitment and information sessions, receive announcements, join the professional network, participate on an advisory board, provide sponsorship, and so much more. Current undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni of DSU have access to this system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and so do you! You can post jobs directly on the system and you can utilize this service AT NO COST!!!! (If you currently work with other schools that use NACElink and would like to use the multi-school posting option, there is a fee for this convenience). To access the system, go to https://desu-csm.symplicity.com/employers/. After logging in, click the register button. Enter your information and click submit. You will receive your username and password within one business day. If you are having trouble logging onto the site, or you have any questions that you cannot work through, please send an email to careerplanning@desu.edu. All that’s left to do is to get started! back to top On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) The On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) program is an excellent venue for employers to convey career opportunities to students and alumni. Employers may also request to visit classrooms and lecture halls to share company perspectives, labor market trends and profile emerging career options. OCR begins October 1 and ends on April 30. Organizations are required to select their recruitment dates by creating a new user name and password or logging on as a return user on NACElink at https://desu-csm.symplicity.com/employers/. Employers may also review student resumes, post job openings and showcase their business on this site as well. Please contact the Career Services team at careerplanning@desu.edu or call (302) 857-6120 for assistance. back to top Cooperative Education For employers, Cooperative Education produces an opportunity to observe prospective future employees and influences the direction of higher education. Visit www.desu.edu/cooperative-education for more information and to obtain the necessary forms or contact rroberts@desu.edu for questions or feedback. back to top Partnerships/Internships Internships provide students with the chance to gain hands on work experience outside of the classroom.  When that experience aligns with coursework, it allows the student the opportunity to put what they’ve learned in the classroom to practice in real world settings. Many internships provide mentoring and professional development opportunities, and can be used by employers to create a pool of applicants for future hire.   If your organization is looking to establish a partnership to hire students from Delaware State University, please contact our office at (302) 857-6120 or email us at careerplanning@desu.edu.  back to top Professional Network The Professional Network is an excellent tool for employers to connect to DSU students and alumni. The network provides an exclusive, school branded database of professionals, alumni, and mentors, which includes comprehensive search tools and network member confidentiality controls. Through the network, employers can serve as volunteer career advisors allowing DSU students and alumni to reach out and contact you regarding their career aspirations, your industry, and your employment expertise and experience. You decide how many students you want to interact with and how that interaction will take place (phone, email, or mail).  You also have the option of expressing interest to participate on the DSU Career Services Advisory Board, panels, presentations, resume critiques, and mock interviews. Those interested can sign up through your existing login in NACElink. If you are not an existing NACElink user, simply create a new user name and password at https://desu-csm.symplicity.com/employers/. Please contact the Career Services team at careerplanning@desu.edu or call (302) 857-6120 for assistance. And as always, employers may also use NACElink to review resumes, post job openings and showcase their business to current DSU students and alumni. back to top Career Fairs Career Fairs are held in October for fall semester and in March for the spring semester. The fairs are designed for employers to share internship and permanent employment opportunities within their organizations with DSU collegians and alumni. This interaction enables the employer to not only find suitable candidates for current openings, but also helps students at every grade level prepare themselves to be marketable, exceed employer expectations and to efficiently transition from the classroom to the formal occupational setting. Employers can make requests through Career Services to coordinate times in the classrooms where they present their company and industry highlights to the student body and faculty. 2014 Fall Career Fair Information Please save the date for our 2014 Fall Career Fair scheduled on Thursday October 30, 2014 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. The fair will be held in the 2nd floor parlors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center located on the main campus. The cost of the Career Fair is $200.00 for early bird registration by 8/16/14, $275.00 for registration received between 8/17/14 – 10/17/14, and $325.00 for late registration after 10/17/14. Cost includes table rental, parking, and lunch for two representatives. Additional representatives may attend for $40.00 each. Registrations will be accepted until all spaces are filled. The event will be proceeded the evening before, Wednesday October 29, 2014 with our Making Connections Jazz Networking event from 5:00 pm – 7 pm. This event is at no cost and is a great way to preview talent prior to the fair. It is not required to attend the fair, but our hopes is that you will participate in both events if possible. back to top Career Week Hello Recruiter and Community partners! We’re preparing for our Fall 2014 Career Week and we need your help! The event will begin on Sunday, October 26 and conclude Thursday, October 30 with the Career Fair. The purpose of Career Week is to set the stage for the fair and to prepare our students for their professional careers. back to top  Surveys Delaware State University highly values feedback from employers and other professionals in the industry regarding hiring criteria, trends, and expectations of graduating students. The information you provide is used as a tool to enhance Career Services performance, cultivate career education into course studies and prepare collegians for the global workforce. Please take a few moments to complete the employer survey below. Completed surveys can be returned by e-mail to careerplanning@desu.edu or by fax to (302) 857-6123. The information you provide is strictly confidential. You participation is greatly appreciated. Please note: the Career Fair survey should only be completed by employers who actively participated in Career Fair activities. Employer Survey Career Fair Survey back to top  
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Dr. Bill H. Means
Director, Career Services
 
Daneisha Allen
Career Coach, Career Services
 
Malika Williams
Student Employment Coordinator

 

Cooperative Education

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Cooperative Education is a program in which students combine formal academic study with periods of practical work experience in business, industry, government or service organizations. It offers students with defined career objectives the forum to develop expertise and sharpen skill-sets in their field of study. For students who have not made a career choice, Cooperative Education provides an opportunity to explore options. For employers, it produces an opportunity to observe prospective future employees and influence the direction of higher education. Students who have satisfactorily completed 45 credits may participate in the program. Those who complete the program with a passing grade will be awarded academic credit from the University. All work assignments must have prior approval from the chairperson of the student's academic department and the Cooperative Education official. Cooperative Education is a voluntary program open to all students. For more information, students may contact the Career Services office located in the MLK Student Center, Suite 333, or call (302) 857-6120. Several forms on this website are available in PDF format for quality printing. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer (a free downloadable program) to be able to view PDF files. If you are unable to view the PDF files on this website, it is very likely you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. You may download the program for free from Adobe's site. Cooperative Education Final Performance Evaluation Cooperative Education Employment Agreement Cooperative Education Program Student Application Cooperative Education Student Industry Report  

Career Services and Student Employment

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MLK Student Center, Suite 333 
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 - 4:30

Phone: 302.857.6120
Fax: 302.857.6123

Dr. Bill H. Means, Director
Daneisha Allen, Career Coach
Malika Williams, Student Employment Coordinator
 
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Welcome to the Career Services and Student Employment web page! Career Services supports the mission and advancement of Delaware State University as a premier institution of higher learning. Our office creatively coordinates career-related programs and services to connect students to internship and employment opportunities. Students, please visit us to help you with career exploration, resume assistance, preparation for job interview and the job/internships search process. We host several events such as career fairs, campus interviews and information sessions during the year. Our office hours are from 8:30-4:30 Monday – Friday, MLK Student Center, 333. Please drop in or call for an appointment. FALL 2014 EVENTS September 4:    Monsanto Information Session September 9:    Thurgood Marshall Leadership Campus Interviews October 19-21:  Monsanto 1890 Student Leadership Event                           St. Louis, MO September 22:  City Year Information Session October 26-30:    CAREER WEEK ACTIVITIES Monday, October 27 Career Development Classroom Presentations Shark Tank, 6–9 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, Parlor B NIH Internship Information Session for STEM Majors, 11 am –1 pm, Library 6th Floor, Room 600 Tuesday, October 28 Career Development Classroom Presentations Fashion Show, 7–10 pm, MLK Parlors A & B Wednesday, October 29 Career Development Classroom Presentations Mock Interviews/Resume Review, 1:30–4:30 pm, MLK Glass Meeting Room Clothes Closet Open, 10 am –2 pm 1st Floor, MLK Commuter Lounge Thursday, October 30 Early Bird Power Hour Senior Networking Reception 9:30  am –10:30 am, MLK 2nd Floor Parlors, Lobby October 30:      Fall Career & Graduate School Fair (All Majors)                           11:00 am - 4:00 pm                           Parlors, 2nd Floor MLK Student Center, DSU Main  Employers: Please click HERE to register or contact Career Services at 302-857-6120 for more information. Click here to see a list of Fall 2014 Career Fair Participants: October 31:        PepsiCo Campus Interviews November 5-7:   HBCU Career Development Marketplace                            Washington, DC November 9-13: Thurgood Marshall Annual Leadership Institute                             Washington, DC        
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Dr. Bill H. Means
Director, Career Services
bmeans@desu.edu

Daneisha Allen
Career Coach, Career Services
dcallen@desu.edu

Malika Williams
Student Employment Coordinator
dbarnes@desu.edu

 

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Career Services provides career education, professional development services, and career related events designed to assist students and alumni to enter and sustain careers in a global job market.

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