Rosangel Lalondriz Perry
Delaware State University is having a Career Expo on September 19th in the parlors of the MLK building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The career expo is where students can converse and make connections with different companies. There will be opportunities for internships, interviews and insight into their future career fields.
Prominent names such as Bank Of America, State of Delaware, and CHUBB Insurance will be attending. Other attending companies , according to Mr. Terry Bankston, DSU’s Director, Office of Career Services, are DKC Public Relations, one of the top ten independent PR agencies in the U.S. and Hyatt Hotels, who last year hired people on the spot at the expo.
The career expo is the ideal place for students who want to further their career. Things to look forward to at this Career Expo are professional headshot photo shoots and interviews with DESU Radio.
Anthony Jackson, a junior at DSU, was asked to share his thoughts on last year’s expo: “The turn out was more than I expected; I got there a bit late, but there were a lot of students at each stand.” He expanded on this saying, “There was a stand for every major available here, rather it was nursing, finances, music, aviation or journalism. It seemed like everyone had an opportunity to meet someone in their career field.”
Students who are interested in attending the expo should dress to impress, have questions, and bring a resume. Student’s appearance is fundamental to making a good first impression, so they should make sure to wear their best blazer and slacks.
Just like during most interviews, asking questions is always a great way to find out more information and to show great interest. Participants should have some questions prepared s to find out more and get closer to getting the job.
“Bringing the resume is a great idea. If you get offered a job on the spot or if someone vocalizes interest in seeing your resume, having it with you will show them that you are prepared and they will be able to see your experience and qualifications right then and there,” said Professor Ava perrine of the Mass Communication, Visual and Performing Arts Department.
“Make sure to save the date, September 19th at 10am-2pm in the Parlors of the MLK, DSU will have the Career Expo. Students can attend to make connections with people in their career field and further their future,” Mr. Bankston emphasized.