About career services
The Career Services department is comprised of passionate professionals who can help you succeed in your new career. Our aim has always been to provide greater community and business involvement in our career service efforts. We want our students to gain a full understanding of not only the career at hand but what potential employers are looking for. And, it starts with providing insightful feedback from employers and suitable mock interviews to help prepare them for the real world. Our Career Services team works with each student to develop resumes/cover letters, teach one-on-one job search techniques and interview preparation, and much more! Contact us today to schedule your appointment!
Meet the team
Denise Riley is the Director of Career Services at Dawn Career Institute who primarily works with medical assistants, estheticians, massage practitioners and our personal fitness trainers. Denise joined the DCI family in August 2010. She has over 10 years of administration and customer service experience and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. Denise can be reached at 302-633-9075 ex. 367.
Jennifer O’Bryan is the Career Services Coordinator at Dawn Career Institute who works primarily with our online programs, including Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Administrative Assistant. Jennifer joined Dawn Career Institute in May 2011 as an Admissions Associate and later joined the career services team! Jennifer has over 15 years of customer service experience! Jennifer can be reached at 302-633-9075 ex. 390.
Megan Hnizdo is the Career Services Coordinator at Dawn Career Institute who works primarily with dental assistants, pharmacy technicians and nursing assistants. She joined the team in July 2013 shortly after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing. Megan can be reached at 302-633-9075 ex. 328.
Johnee Williams is the newest member of the Career Services team at Dawn Career Institute, and we are happy to have her energy and expertise on our team! She brings over 10 years of experience in the healthcare field in various capacities to assist graduates in beginning their careers. Johnee is a DCI graduate and is currently pursuing her degree in Human Services from Springfield College. Johnee can be reached at 302-633-9075 ext. 319.
“Your Success Is Our Success”
What to expect from the Career Services team
The Career Services team is enthusiastic and passionate about seeing graduates succeed in the fields they have chosen. They have many years of experience to share with you to maximize your own success in your career. Career Services will support you in your job search efforts and will help you stand out and get noticed by employers in your area.
- Professional, individualized resume and cover letter to highlight accomplishments and soft skills
- Job search techniques that will enable access to positions not posted on job boards
- Identification of open opportunities near you
- Interview preparation that includes:
- Personalized answers to typical interview questions
- Resume review to identify what the interviewer will likely ask about (gaps in employment, reasons for leaving previous positions, no job history, etc.)
- Research on company/office with help answering “Why do you want to work here?” and “Do you have any questions for me?” – these questions will be answered utilizing the research done by the Career Services team
- Follow-up support (thank you notes, when to call to check on status, etc.)
CORRECT CARE SOLUTIONS (staff Delaware’s correctional institutions)
SOUTHERN JERSEY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER (search in Salem, NJ – about 8 miles from the campus)
RIDDLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Main Line Health)
STATE OF DELAWARE (look for Administrative roles – many within Social Services/Health Departments)
CROZER-KEYSTONE HEALTH SYSTEM (lists each facility within network separately)
THE CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL (just hit search within defining it by facility)
DAVITA (search by state – if Delaware not listed, try PA and MD)
RADNET (Can’t limit search by location, so just click on “Job Location” to sort the cities and look for those close to you)
QUEST (search both Client Services and Phlebotomy links)
D’SOUZA & ASSOCIATES (this is the contact page – click on “I am inquiring about job opportunities” and paste your cover letter and resume in the message)
CIGNA (search by location only – please note you will have to search all three Delaware cities separately)
AETNA INC. (search by location)
STAR-MED (this is the contact page – choose “Employment” from the “I am interested in” field and paste your cover letter and resume in the message)