DIVE D.E.E.P.

Year 1 | Freshman

ASSESSMENT AND AWARENESS

  • Attend Career Services Orientation
  • Visit Career Services and meet your career coach
  • Undeclared major? Make an appointment to speak with a career coach
  • Declared a major? Talk to a career coach to map out a career plan
  • Learn how to do a job search
  • Get acquainted with CareerBeam, DSU’s full-service career development portal
  • Get a job on campus through JobX, DSU’s Student Employment Portal (must have 12 credits)
  • Consider job shadowing for the winter break
  • Seek to secure your first summer internship to gain experience
  • Purchase a gray, navy or black business suit
  • Attend the Fall & Spring Career Week and Career Fair
  • Build a resume

Freshman Year Plan

Year 2 | Sophomore

OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH

  • Visit Career Services to review your plan
  • Attend career-focused workshops
  • Pursue an internship, summer or part-time job related to your major
  • Learn how to do informational interviews
  • Seek out opportunities to apply for and participate in leadership events (i.e. Monsanto)
  • Do a mock interview
  • Utilize CareerBeam for research and job opportunities
  • Establish a LinkedIn account
  • Attend the Fall & Spring Week and Career Fair
  • Update your resume
  • Update Career Services on any jobs/internships you were offered and accepted for the employment achievement database

Sophomore Year Plan

Year 3 | Junior

Experiential Learning

  • Visit Career Services to review your plan
  • Attend career-focused workshops
  • Pursue an internship, summer or part-time job related to your major
  • Research various graduate/professional school options
  • Do a mock interview
  • Network with professionals in your field of interest
  • Conduct informational interviews
  • Utilize CareerBeam for research, target company contacts and job opportunities
  • Seek out opportunities to apply for and participate in leadership events (i.e.: Thurgood Marshall)
  • Go on a Study Abroad
  • Attend the Fall & Spring Career Week and Career Fair
  • Update your resume
  • Update Career Services on any jobs/internships you were offered and accepted for the employment achievement database

Junior Year plan

Year 4 | Senior

DECISION & EXECUTION

  • Visit Career Services to review your plan
  • Attend career-focused workshops
  • Plan a strategy meeting with your career counselor
  • Focus your resume and cover letter
  • Update your LinkedIn account
  • Polish your interviewing skills
  • Network with professionals in your field of interest
  • Finalize your application to graduate/professional schools and submit early
  • Seek out opportunities to apply for and participate in leadership events (i.e.: HBCU Career Development Marketplace)
  • Attend the Fall & Spring Career Week and Career Fair
  • Complete your Senior Survey to update the University regarding your successful employment, graduate school or future goals

Senior Year Plan