The Delaware State University Career Services is hosting a three-day development workshop to prepare students for the spring career fair as well as future professional endeavors.
On Monday, January 27, career services kicked off their action-packed week. The “Professional Dress and Linkedin Headshots” event was all about business attire in the workplace. Students were also able to take free head shot photos, which can be essential when applying for jobs.
Adrienne Clarke of the DSU Student Employment Office lead the professional attire segment.
For interviews, she suggested that students wear grey, navy blue, or black because solid colors are less distracting.
She also advised students to choose wisely when it comes to brighter clothing, because ‘you want to be remembered for you work ethic rather than your flashy outfit.’
Brighter outfits can be a distraction, as opposed to neutral or dark ones.
To add, Clarke informs females to wear: simple jewelry, light makeup, and presentable hairstyles.
Clarke closed out with the statement “Don’t intimidate,” as your appearance in the workplace is shown through both your clothing and accessories.
Mass Communications major, Kaylynn Pride, concluded the event by encouraging students to get familiar with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TCMF). She expressed that the organization has many opportunities for students, including leadership conferences, internships, jobs, and much more.
The Office of Career Services recommends that all students come out to their remaining professional workshops
Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Resume Blitz
Friday, January 30, 2020: Putting It All Together
These events were created to enhance career readiness of our DSU community!