Dakota State University students walking around campus

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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Build your brand and hire the best

We know that finding talented and qualified employees for your organization is vital to the success of your mission. Our objective is to introduce you to a qualified pool of candidates to satisfy your staffing needs. We invite you to contact our Career and Professional Development Office so that we can connect you with the next generation of prepared professionals.

Welcome to Handshake - Dakota State's career database

Employers have the ability to:

  • Connect with students and alumni from 700+ colleges and universities nationwide with one click
  • Narrow down applicants to find the best fit through advanced filters on a customizable interface
  • Navigate a sleek, user-friendly job portal and access 24-hour support

Whether you're searching for a full-time or part-time employee, or a student to fill an internship, Handshake can facilitate the process. 

Signing up is easy and takes less than 5 minutes! 


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On-Campus Interviews

  • If you are looking for a student who is bright, innovative, driven, and dedicated, you have come to the right place!  Contact our office to schedule your visit.

Employer Information Sessions (In-person or virtual)

  • Build your brand on campus
  • Meet and network with interested students
  • Showcase available internships and full-time positions
  • Highlight company culture and other unique aspects of your organization

Career and Internship Fair

  • Meet enthusiastic students who are eager to learn and grow with your company. Our students offer an array of experiences and perspectives that could be just what you've been looking for.

Interested in attending, let us know?

Dakota State University
Career & Professional Development Office
(605) 256-5122

Contact Us

Career and Professional Development Office
(605) 256-5122