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.
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 [at] desu.edu. All that’s left to do is to get started!
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. Hire-a-Hornet is powered by Handshake. 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 [at] desu.edu or call 302.857.6120 for assistance.
For employers, Cooperative Education produces an opportunity to observe prospective future employees and influences the direction of higher education. Contact careerplanning [at] desu.edu for more information and to obtain the necessary forms or contact bmeans [at] desu.edu for questions or feedback.
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 [at] 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.
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.
Spring 2017 Career & Graduate School Fair, Tuesday, March 23, 2017, 11 AM - 2 PM, MLK Student Center
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.
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 [at] 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
Four Year Plan (PDF)
Job Offer and Acceptance Guidelines
As one of the top public HBCU’s, Delaware State University continues to attract top employers to recruit its students. With the increasing number of employers recruiting our students, the competition for our students is growing and thus employers and students are doing whatever they can to gain a competitive edge. As a result, Delaware State University seeks to minimize activity detrimental to students, employers, and ultimately the university as a whole. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice, both students and employers must adhere to a fair and ethical recruiting process, and abide by the guidelines set forth by the university’s Career Center. As a member of NACE, the Delaware State University Office of Career Services adopts these principles and guidelines.