State Workforce Development
Higher education provides students with many career opportunities.
University Career Centers
The career centers are the point of contact for employers who want to recruit students for full-time positions, co-op experiences, and internships. The career centers assist students with career selection, maintain student credentials that employers can examine remotely, and schedule interviews on campus.
- University Career Camps for K-12 Students The universities offer a variety of camps designed to introduce K-12 students to careers in healthcare, science, engineering, and business.
- SD Opportunity Scholarship The curriculum required for the scholarship provides preparation for the postsecondary education needed for many careers, including those in healthcare, sciences, engineering, and technology.
- New Programs and Sites The Board routinely approves new degree programs and authorizes off-campus delivery of programs to assist students with career preparation.
- Healthcare The Board participates in the Healthcare Workforce Initiative with the Departments of Health, Labor and Regulation, and Education
Dakota Seeds is an effort to increase the number of internships and assistantships. The Universities have identified contact persons for employers seeking interns:
- BHSU: Arlene Holms, Career Services Director, 605.642.6277
- DSU: Marie Lohsandt, Director, Career Services, 605.256.5122
- NSU: Beverly Werner, Director of the Career Center, 605.626.2371
- SDSM&T: Darrell Sawyer, Director of the Career Center, 605.394.2667
- SDSU: Keith Corbett, Interim Dean, College of General Studies, 605.688.4153
- USD: Carly Heard, Academic and Career Planning Center, 605.677.5381