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Career Services


Student Center 240

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401


Phone: 605-626-2371

Fax: 605-626-3399




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Welcome to Career Services at Northern

Programs and Services for Students & Alumni

We provide comprehensive career services to students, and limited services to Northern alumni. In addition to the information found on these web pages, find career information from any of the following:


  • Job search workshops offered each fall and spring
  • WolfWork vacancies for internships, part-time and summer jobs, full-time jobs, and work-study and student labor jobs
  • IDL 192 sections, for 1 credit each.  Career Exploration is for those who need to choose a major or a career path.   It involves assessment of interests, values, preferred skills, personality style, and career thoughts.  Job/Graduate School Search is for those desiring help with internship or job search and with graduation or professional school application.  It includes résumé and letter writing, interviewing, and writing personal statements.  Register by permission of the Director of the Career Center
  • Individual consultation, by appointment
  • Group presentations regarding choice of a career path
  • Using the Kuder Journey program to develop a more focused career goal and to explore specific careers
  • Talking with recruiters (employers and graduate school representatives) who come to campus.
  • Talking with professionals
  • Shadowing professionals
  • Survey of recent graduates


Or, as most students do, a combination of two or more of the above.



You're encouraged to make use of our office by attending scheduled workshops. If you need help with any aspect of the decisions and processes related to career exploration and decision-making or the search for a position with an employer or a graduate school, please - make an appointment us. 
Extensive online resources are available.

Programs and Resources for Employers


Employers are welcome to recruit on our campus and to conduct on-campus interviews. You may also post and manage your internships, part-time, and full-time vacancies on our WolfWork system. We also accept vacancy information by phone, fax, email, or U.S. Mail.


Employers are welcome to recruit on campus. Please contact Career Services (information at left) if you're looking for students with a range of majors in arts & sciences, business, education and fine arts.


If you're seeking an employee for a position requiring a business major (accounting/professional accountancy, banking, economics, finance, management information systems, management or marketing), contact Scott Peterson in the School of Business at 605-626-2304; or Career Services.