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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Hire-a-Hornet.
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.
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
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 Handshake is a great place to start your search. A comprehensive list of links to recruiting websites can be found at Career Services Online Resources.
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.
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!