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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.

  Employer Services — General Recruiting Information

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 Tuesday October 21 and conclude Friday October 24. The Jazz Networking event will occur on Wednesday evening October 29 and we will conclude with the Spring Career Fair on Thursday October 30. The purpose of Career Week is to set the stage for the fair and to prepare our students for their professional careers.

Again we are turning to you and/or colleagues from your organization provide your time, talent, and skills to make this event a success. Below is the tentative schedule of events that we ask you to consider participating in:

 

Tuesday

10/21/2014

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Professional Development Information Sessions

50 minute workshops on a variety of professional development topics such as resumes, interviewing, professional dress, the application process, how to be the best candidate, LinkedIn, networking, etc.

Wednesday

10/22/2014

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Career Conversations Panel Series

Career Conversations is an opportunity for Delaware State University students to learn about career path options and meet professionals within their fields of interest. Alumni and other professionals will discuss their experience and how they achieved success in their field. Panelists will offer insight and advice on how to break into the industry and answer questions.   

Wednesday

10/22/2014

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Walk in Mock Interviews

We need assistance with individual or group interviews comprised of traditional and behavior based questions and to provide feedback to help improve skills. Samples questions & interview checklist form provided.

Thursday

10/23/2014

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Walk in Resume Review

Review resumes and provide feedback to students throughout the day.

       

Wednesday

10/29/2014

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“Making Connections” Jazz Networking Mixer

FREE informal business casual networking mixer designed to help students develop their social skills. As today’s student struggles with communication due to increased use of technology, being comfortable conversing with employers and amongst one another is essential. Enjoy refreshments, and jazz music while mixing and mingling with DSU students, staff, and faculty.

Thursday

10/30/2014

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Delaware State University Spring Career Fair

If you are interested in participating at any or all of these events, please respond to careerplanning@desu.edu to let us know how you can make this event a success. Please note that these dates, times, and/or subjects are subject to change.  Please indicate in the email subject which are you are interested in assisting with.  Thank you in advance for your consideration and/or participation. We really value our partnership with you and your organization and look forward to your response!

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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.

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Staff


Daneisha Allen
Career Coach, Career Services
 
Malika Williams
Student Employment Coordinator