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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.

Majors & Degrees

Career & Professional Development

As a DSU student, you are preparing for a rewarding career every day. But the market-ready skills you learn in the classroom are just part of the equation. Career & Professional Development (CPD) is a partner through every step of your educational journey.

Our team approach combines personalized career advising with a wide variety of innovative programs, resources, and opportunities to assist you in finding a career path while enhancing the skills and abilities you need for both personal and professional success.

DSU students and alumni have complete online access to resources like Handshake and can attend networking events, career and internship fairs, and interactive workshops.

The "real world" is now

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Whether you're exploring your career options or gearing up for a life-changing job interview, we've got your back. In addition to hosting career and internship fairs, networking events, onsite recruiting, and interactive workshops, the Career & Professional Development staff can help you:

  • Write or edit a resume, cover letter, or CV
  • Polish your LinkedIn profile or web portfolio
  • Practice in-person or virtual interview techniques
  • Find a faculty or professional mentor
  • Connect with employers
  • Prepare for and find internship opportunities with employers
  • and much more

“Every industry – from education to healthcare to banking – expects the power of technology to transform their impact and success in their field, and they look to our graduates to innovate their processes.”

DSU President José-Marie Griffiths
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Spring 2024 Career and Internship Fair

Join us at DSU's Spring Career and Internship Fair, where exciting opportunities await you! Discover the many possibilities to kickstart your career or enhance your skills through engaging conversations with top-notch employers and recruiters. Whether you're a recent graduate eager to embark on your professional journey or a student seeking valuable internships, this event is your gateway to connecting with industry leaders.

Don't miss out on the chance to network, explore diverse career paths, and make lasting impressions. Mark your calendar for a day filled with insightful discussions, resume reviews, and the potential to take the next big step toward your dream career. Your future begins here – seize the opportunity at the Spring Career and Internship Fair!

List of Employers Attending

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Handshake is the central portal for DSU students and alumni to search for jobs and internships. Opportunities range from on-campus work-study positions to internships and elite professional roles posted by our wide network of business, government, nonprofit, and academic contacts.

Hello, dream job: log in now

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We take great pride in the outcomes of a DSU education. In 2021, 99.7% of graduates were employed or continued to professional or graduate school. Many programs boasted a 100 percent placement rate.

Check out our stellar stats

Contact Us

Career & Professional Development Office
(605) 256-5122