“Statesmen Connect” is the Career Services online system that will allow you to participate in most of the services that our office provides. This system provides information relating to career fairs, special events, career announcements, and job/ internship national and local postings. Students and Alumni are highly encouraged to utilize “Statesmen Connect” for all of their present and future career needs!
You may Log-in* or register by inputting your information in the space provided on the right of this screen under the Statesmen Connect title.
*Current DSU students automatically have an account within Statesmen Connect. Your log-in information was emailed you at the beginning of the semester via Okramail.
On campus jobs fall into four different categories: federal work-study (FWS), regular student employment (RSE), graduate assistant (GA), and other on-campus employment. In all cases, you may look for available positions in our online job posting system Statesmen Connect. You can log-in at the top right of this screen. Below are additional details about each position type.
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
Federal Work Study provides jobs for students with financial needs, allowing them to earn money to pay education expenses. The office of Financial Aid provides each student their eligibility. You can view you eligibility status by referring to you Financial Aid Award Letter that you will receive before the beginning of the semester. You may also view your eligibility status via your online student account by following these steps:
1. Log into DSU Online Services.
2. Follow this path to determine your eligibility: Student Services & Financial Aid → Financial Aid → My Award Information → Award by Aid Year → [Select the current aid year and click “Submit”] → Award Overview → [Here you should see two columns labeled Fall and Spring. Look to see if you have “Work Study – Pending” indicated with an amount. If so, you are eligible for federal work study. If not, you are only eligible for Regular Student Employment or Regular Employment. See those areas on this page for details.
If you are unable to find your eligibility status at neither of these locations, you should contact the Financial Aid office at 662-846-4670 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. All federal work study positions will be posted in Statesmen Connect. The letters (FWS) will be indicated the position titles of these student employment positions. You may also visit on campus departments to inquire about available positions.
Regular Student Employment (RSE)
Regular student employment is the opportunity to work in a department on campus. Eligibility is not based on the incomes of the student or the family. You must be a fully admitted student to apply for these positions. Visit Statesmen Connect for these positions. The letters (RSE) will be indicated the position titles of these student employment positions. You may also visit on campus departments to inquire about available positions.
Graduate Assistant (GA)
Graduate Assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to work for Delta State. Most assistantships offer free tuition and sometimes pay a small monthly stipend. Graduate assistantships are competitive. Graduate students must register with the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies Office prior to seeking employment or being re-employed at the onset of each academic year. Once you have notified by the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies of your status, you my visit Statesmen Connect for available positions. The letters (GA) will be indicated the position titles of these positions. You may also visit on campus departments to inquire about available positions.
Other on Campus Employment
There are several other on-campus employment opportunities available to all students. These positions are usually offered by the outsourced companies that service our campus such as Aramark /Delta Dining, Ellucian/OIT and Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The opportunities range from full-time to temporary and will be posted in Statesmen Connect as well as other locations. You may also visit these departments to inquire about available positions.
Sometimes, a college education is not ENOUGH! An internship is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to gain skills and knowledge about organizations of interest. Internships are designed to help students develop work experience that is closely correlated with their course of study. Great deals of employers seek and recruit candidates who have some degree of experience relating to a particular job. Hands-on training definitely prepares students for the “real world.” In addition, internships are a stepping stone for obtaining your DREAM JOB! College graduation can be scary and not having appropriate skills and experience can be even more frightening.
Some internship programs compensate students while others do not. Whether paid or unpaid, internships are a great investment to students’ future. The job market is extremely competitive and it is important for graduates to have acquired some skills and knowledge related to the career they intend to pursue. Work experience is just one benefit of receiving an internship. In addition to on-the-job training, recipients have an opportunity to network with corporate leaders, potentially receive scholarships to further education and travel to interesting places.
Increasing, employers are continuing to use internship and manager trainee programs to assist them in recruiting future employees. Deciding, to participate in an internship program could result in your first post graduate job. For this reason, it is vital to display your talents and skills to the best of your ability. Getting a internship now could be the beginning of your professional career.
If you are looking for and internship position you can Log into Statesmen Connect to view the current internship opportunities that are post with our office. We have provided a few links targeting internships in the “Helpful Links” tab above to assist you in your search. You may also stop by our office to inquire about additional internship opportunities, and discuss how to get started with your search.
Statesmen Connect – DSU job and Internship postings
FinAid.com – Financial aid information
Internship Programs.com – The internship search engine
CollegeGrad.com – An internship and job search
InternMatch – An internship and job search
Indeed.com – In one search, Indeed gives job seekers instant access to millions of jobs and internships from sources such as Monster, Hotjobs, Careerbuilder, Craigslist, the New York Times and Fortune 500 corporate websites. It draws from thousands of other sources as well, including small industry specific job boards, local newspapers and associations. With the look and feel of regular search engines, Indeed.com makes it easy for students to find the newest and most relevant jobs and internships in their desired field and location. Indeed.com’s tools will even allow student job seekers to save searches and have new jobs delivered by e-mail alert, RSS feed and Instant Messenger.
MississippiJobs.net – A free online resource that provides users with instant access to job postings by businesses throughout Mississippi. It is free to search, free to post resumes and there is no lengthy sign-up process … just select you search criteria and begin. It’s an excellent resource for graduating students beginning their job search.
USAJobs – The official job site of the United States Federal Government