By Kailyn Lowry
Delaware State University prepared students for the next steps in the professional world through ample opportunities provided during career week.
Activities included a career closet and fashion show, leading up to the career fair.These events were sponsored by ca-reer services, located in the MLK building on the third floor.
Career week took place from Oct. 27 to Oct. 30.For students with a financial bur-den, DSU offered a wide variety of business clothes for both men and women seeking professional looks.
The clothes were free to all students and displayed in the MLK TV lounge.“I didn’t have a suit and I didn’t know where to find an affordable one. When I heard about the career closet I was excited and picked a very nice outfit,” said freshman Joshua Patter-son.
The closet gave students a boost of confidence to add to their professional appearances without having to spend the extra dollars. The next event was the fashion show, held Oct. 28 in the Bank of America building.
This event included proper business looks and showcased how students should present themselves in the real world. Different from previous fashion shows, this one was conducted in a business-like manner, rather than trend and entertainment.
“Both troops were great, very professional. They showed what not to wear as well as what to wear. The show was insightful, being that many people don’t know what professional wear re-ally is,” said senior Carl Matthews.
On Oct. 29, actual business employ-ers gave students the chance to prac-tice their interview skills through mock interviews. The mock interviews were held in the conference room of the MLK.
This session prepared students for the career fair, the next day.The career fair had over 50 employ-ers representing their various businesses.Students had the ability to meet with company reps for potential in-ternships and/or jobs.
“The career fair was very helpful. A lot of variety for different majors,” said freshman Marquia Kimbrough. Some employers included Robert Marco from the West Chester Univer-sity graduate program, Steve Monz