The Delta State University National Alumni Association and Delta State Career Services recently hosted the second annual Passport To Success event. The program successfully prepped Delta State students to enter their careers confidently, while maintaining a strong professional social media presence.
Students were given assistance with creating professional LinkedIn profiles, were offered headshots for their LinkedIn profiles and resumes, received résumé building tips, and learned about best practices for searching for jobs and internships. Additionally, students were given guidance on professional dress attire and encouraged to follow Delta State University on all social media avenues.
“The National Alumni Association is in the business to develop partnerships,” said Jeffrey Farris, director of Alumni. “Through the leadership of our National Alumni Association Board of Directors, we have completed year 2 of the “Passport to Success” workshop hosted during the spring semester of the academic school year. The primary objective of this workshop is to allow our students to develop a professional LinkedIn profile before they graduate from Delta State University.”
The workshop was open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Multiple stations and staff were on site to assist more than 50 students who took advantage of the programming.
“With the growing number of users on the professional social media platform LinkedIn, we are seeing more and more students gain exposure and leads to career opportunities,” said Nakikke Johnson, student relations specialist. “These days, a foot in the door may actually start online.
As a special incentive, students who participated in each station were also entered in a drawing for special prizes. Student Katie Parker’s name was drawn as the winner of a Yeti Hopper cooler.
To stay up to date on the Alumni Association’s activities, follow these social media sites: Facebook (Statesmen Graduates), Twitter (@DSU_Alumni), LinkedIn (DSU alumni), Instagram (dsualumni) and You Tube (dsualumni1). Save the date for this year’s Pig Pickin’ (Sept. 21–22) and Homecoming (Nov. 9-10).