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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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About Us

Ready for that dream job?

Across the division of student affairs at DSU, you will find a commitment to individualized attention. In the Career and Professional Development office, you can see this commitment through our career advisors who work with specific colleges, departments, and majors. The Career Advisors work closely with their academic departments to develop a level of expertise to help you embark on your academic and professional journey.

We can help.

The Career Advisors are available to meet with you from the first day you begin at DSU to the last day you are here, and even beyond when you are an alumnus. We will help you to develop your career path from choosing a major, writing a resume, and learning how to interview and network. We hope that you will find your career passion by experimenting with summer internships, research opportunities, and campus organizations/clubs.

Kelly Greene

Kelly Greene

Director of Career and Professional Development

Department

Career and Professional Development

Contact

Office Location: Learning Engagement Center
Phone: 605-256-5155
Email

Janelle Nielsen

Janelle Nielsen

Coordinator of Employer Relations and Events

Department

Career and Professional Development

Contact

Office Location: Learning Engagement Center
Phone: 605-256-5122
Email

Mission Statement

We support DSU's mission by providing personalized and innovative career education and opportunities that equip and empower students and alumni to realize their potential, achieve their goals, make informed career decisions, and gain lifelong career management skills upon which to contribute to a global and dynamic world.

Values

  • Technological Advancement - Keeping pace with trends and enhancing student resources with technology.
  • Connections & Collaborations - Partner with internal and external stakeholders to create opportunities for students.
  • Continuous Learning - We think critically and strategically in search of the best answers and approaches and reflect on past experiences and data to guide our actions for the future in our commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Professionalism - We believe in demonstrating high-quality standards through professional behavior.
  • Sustainability - We believe continuous improvement is key to effective, efficient, and innovative service.

Contact Us

Career and Professional Development Office
(605) 256-5122
Email