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Director's Message

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  Greetings!

Dr. Bill H. Means
bmeans@desu.edu
302-857-6125

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Dear Students, Faculty/Staff and Employers: It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Office of Career Services. Our mission is provide 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. To that end, we provide a host of programs/services to help students discover their skills and career passions. In addition, we help students acquire requisite skills to compete in the marketplace through seminars, networking events, class presentations, courses and co-curricular activities such as campus employment, internships and cooperative education. I especially extend my appreciation to our employers. Students at Delaware State University are some the the best and the brightest, representing diverse majors from our colleges of Agriculture & Related Sciences; Education, Health and Public Policy; Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology; Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; Business, and; School of Graduate Studies. Please “Hire a Hornet “ at your organization! Two of our major career fairs will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at and Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Please visit our website for more information. If you would like to post an internship or career opportunity with our office, please use our Hire-a-Hornet powered by College Central Network (CCN) on this site. We are also excited about our Career Services app for students available August 15, 2015 or the Google Play Store and Amazon. Please contact our office any time to talk to one of our staff members. We recommend calling to make an appointment between 8:30-4:30. Walk-ins are welcomed. We are located in the MLK Student Center, Suite 333 and can be reached at 302.857.6120 or careerplanning@desu.edu.     Warm Regards,   Dr. Bill H. Means Director, Career Services    

Career Services Online Resources

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Preparing for and searching for a career can be quite an undertaking.  To make it easier, we've put together an array of online resources to help you streamline this process.  In addition, we have categorized the sites to simplify your research. Resume and Career Choice Resources Great Sample Resumes : A leading resource for professional sample resumes online! Also offers a wide variety of career tools for entry level job seekers. Simply Hired - The world’s largest job search engine. View tutorial videos for online job searching and networking, employment trend reports and our New Graduate Search filter, which searches for jobs specifically looking for new graduates. Internships Internships.com :  Search internship opportunities from thousands of employers across the country.  Not sure about which career path to take? You can take an internship predictor to help you evaluate your professional preferences. The Washington Center : Opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit Disney College Program : Paid Internship programs for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Internship Programs :  The Internship Search Engine Thurgood Marshall : Connecting HBCU students with major corporations Green Jobs Greenjobs : Employment in renewable energy worldwide GreenBiz.com : Sustainability professional and green-collar job Green Dream Jobs : The leading green jobs service State of Delaware & Local Job-Hunting Sites Delaware Job Network : Local employers and job opportunities Delaware Jobs.com : Job Listings Delaware State Personnel Office : Job Listings HelpWanted.com : The premier service with thousands of current job listings in Delaware Delaware Occupational & Labor Market Information Healthcare/Nursing Career Job-hunting Sites Onward Healthcare : Travel Nursing for New Graduates Health-Care-Jobs.advanceweb.com : Advance Nursing Careers State and Local Government Jobs GovtJob.net : Job Openings USAcitylink : Offers information on travel, tourism, and relocation Federal Government Jobs FirstGov : Your First Click to the US Government GovSpot.com : US government, state government, Congress, government jobs & more US Navy : Employment opportunities with the Navy - A Global Force for Good CPT/OPT Job-hunting sites Sports Industry Job-hunting sites Sports Jobs (Teamwork Online) : Online recruiting system for sports, live events, and professional networking Hospitality and Travel Job-hunting sites HotelJobs.com : Hotel jobs and Hospitality careers Media-Entertainment Job-hunting sites National Job-hunting sites Care.com: Free resource for students to help find part-time work as a babysitter, nanny, tutor or other caregiver employment opportunity Careerjet : Careerjet is an employment search engine for the USA that allows you to search a growing selection of jobs listed on company sites as well as jobsites in one go saving you the trouble of having to go to each site individually. CareerJournal.com : The premier executive career site from The Wall Street Journal College Central : Job Search Resources and Employer Services College Grad Job Hunter : Entry Level Jobs for College Students and Recent Graduates Careermag.com : Job Search careerbuilder.com : Over 400,000 jobs and the right one for you CareerOverview.com : Career and Job Search Resources Computerjobshelp.com : Job hunting tips, resources, and career information EmploymentGuide.com : Job Search EmploymentSpot.com : Job search, careers, jobs, employment, resumes & more GOOD WORKS : A national directory of social change organizations (social service jobs) HelpWanted.com: The premier service with thousands of current job listings nationally Jobnet.com : Philadelphia's Career Site Philly.com : "The Region's Home Page" PhillyCareers.com : Philadelphia Careers National Urban League : Employment Network Recruiters Online Network : Resumes, job bank, recruiting resources snagajob.com : #1 Source for Hourly Employment The Black Collegian Online : Career Site for Students and Professionals of Color General Online Job-Hunting Advice Bureau of Labor Statistics : US Dept. of Labor's Employment Projections/p> CareerLab : 200 FREE Cover Letters for Job Hunters Computer Jobs Help : Job hunting tips, resources, and career information Job-Hunt.Org : The Jobs and Job Search Super-List Job Resource Center : Chemistry Job Openings Resume Postings : by Acorn Career Counseling and Resume Writing Salary.com : a top-tier provider of Web-based human capital management products The Riley Guide : Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet Company Profiles Glass Door : A free inside look at jobs and companies. Find jobs and see company salaries, reviews, and interviews – all posted anonymously by employees Job.com : Gear for your Career! Vault : The insider career network Disability Services GettingHired.com : Careers & Community for People with Disabilities Grad School / Financial Aid Delaware State University Scholarship Information College Connection Scholarships FastWeb : Free Scholarship and College Searches Plus Financial Aid Tools and More! FinAid! : The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid FAFSA : Free Application for Federal Student Aid MASFAA.ORG : The Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Executive Alumni Jobs CareerJournal.com : The premier executive career site from The Wall Street Journal ExecuNet : Providing the Jobs, the Knowledge and the Networking Connections for executives at $100K+ The Ladders : The largest executive job board specializing in jobs that pay over $100,000 annually

Graduate Study

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Graduate or Professional School?

Your research and preparation should begin freshmen or sophomore year at DSU.
Schedule a time with your career counselor or academic advisor.

Please remember your GRE, GMAT, MCAT Exams!

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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  

Hire-a-Hornet

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Hire-a-Hornet!


Use our Hire-a-Hornet to post job opportunities for DSU students and alumni

Contact careerplanning@desu or 302-857-6120 for assistance
 

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Career Services welcomes the opportunity to assist you in your job search and connect you to employers of choice. A new service beginning July 15, 2015. Hire-a-Hornet 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. Easy to use and interesting graphics and resources. Hire-a-Hornet is powered by College Central Network (CCN) 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 Hire-a-Hornet, a database comprised of thousands of jobs and internship opportunities across the country See which companies are recruiting on campus and schedule campus interviews Upload your resume for employers to view Access quick links that enable you to create a resume, search career documents and review career videos Access a full calendar of events as well as see announcements Review upcoming Career Fair information Connect with Alumni for alumni mentoring Employers can schedule campus interviews and register for career fairs The link to post and apply for jobs on Hire-a-Hornet will be be available until July 15, 2015. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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 College Central Network - Go to Jobs tab. Go to College Central Network - Go to Jobs tab.   Go to College Central Network - Go to quick links and select scheduled campus interviews   Go to College Central Network - 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. Hire-a-Hornet 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 Hire-a-Hornet and would like to use the multi-school posting option, there is a fee for this convenience). To access the system, go to Hire-a-Hornet. 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 Hire-a-Hornet (Available July 15, 2015) . Hire-a-Hornet is powered by College Central Network. 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. Contact careerplanning@desu.edu for more information and to obtain the necessary forms or contact bmeans@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 Industry Advisory Board, panels, presentations, resume critiques, and mock interviews. Those interested can sign up through your existing login in Hire-a-Hornet. If you are not an existing Hire-a-Hornet user, simply create a new user name and password at Hire-a-Hornet 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. Fall 2015 Career & Graduate School Fair, Thursday, October 29, 2015, 11 AM -2 PM, MLK Student Center (Registration opens online July 15, 2015) Spring 2016 Career & Graduate School Fair, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 11 AM - 2 PM, MLK Student Center back to top Career Week Hello Recruiter and Community partners! 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
 
Darlene Ashley
Student Employment Coordinator

 

Internships

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Internships Are Essential!

Students should seek internships for experience!
Internships can also help students explore careers!
Students should target organizations!
Many employers hire their interns after graduation!

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Students should view internships as an expected collegiate experience. More and more, organizations are expecting graduates to bring experience to the table. In order to compete at the highest level, the internship provides an opportunity for the student to gain technical experience, as well as, explore career options available. Some departments at DSU require internships through student teaching, clinical experiences, practicums, etc. Some departments include nursing, education, movement science, social work and mass communications. However, all students should seek internship experience. The Office of Career Services connects students to employers for internships in various ways. Our online Hire-a-Hornet system allows students to post resumes and apply for openings. The Office also emails a periodic internship list and job blasts to students to DSU email accounts. Networking events such as information sessions, lunch-and-learns, career fairs, road trips, classroom presentations and other events allow students to market themselves and apply for internship opportunities. Please begin by vising Hire-a-Hornet on our Office of Career Services website.

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
Darlene Ashley, 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.     (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.4&appId=109282052459571"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Delaware State University Career Services Tweets by @dsucareerserv !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");
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Dr. Bill H. Means
Director, Career Services
bmeans@desu.edu

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

Darlene Ashley
Student Employment Coordinator
dashley@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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