Contact Us

Center for Career & Life Design
Belbas, First Floor
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Welcome to the Center for Career & Life Design

Here, students, campus stakeholders and employers experience a resource-rich career services hub. We are committed to supporting everyone who participates in preparing USD students to be career ready. Our staff and a network of mentors, campus services and employers help students whether you are still exploring, interested in preparing or starting a job search.

Make connections. Take action. Collaborate often. Find support. Practice.

Coyote Careers

Coyote Careers is USD’s career services manager powered by Symplicity. Students use Coyote Careers to apply for all types of jobs (on-campus, work-study, part-time work and full-time careers), access career resources, get job recommendations based on their interests, learn about career events and much more. Coyote Careers also has an app students can download for additional convenience. 

Student Resources


Campus Resources

Employer Speaking With Students at Tabling Event in Muenster University Center.

Upcoming Events

Looking for a part-time job, internship or your dream career after graduation? Our office hosts a variety of events to connect you directly with employers across industries.

Save the Dates:

  • Work Study and Part-Time Job Fair: Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Walk-In Resume & Cover Letter Reviews: September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2024, 2 - 4 p.m.
  • USD Career Fair: Wednesday, October 23, 2024, 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Internship Day: Wednesday, January 15, 2025, 2 - 4 p.m.
  • BIG (Business, Industry & Government) Career & Internship Fair (Sioux Falls): Tuesday, February 20, 2025, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Teacher Career Fair (Sioux Falls): Tuesday, February 20, 2025, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For more information or to register for an event, please email We also welcome inquiries from employers interested in participating in these events.

student success story

Rachel Spinks smiling.
The USD career support team is the most welcoming and understanding group of people you will meet on campus. The team goes out of its way to prepare USD students for all future opportunities from internships to graduate school applications. Thanks to the career support services I have been offered various internships and accepted into multiple graduate schools across the nation!

Rachel Spinks

B.A. Media and Journalism, Specialization in Strategic Communications, Minor in Social Media Marketing 24'
Captain - USD Dance Team  22-24'
Vice President of External Affairs - Kappa Alpha Theta 22-23'
Vice President - PAVE 23-24'
Vice President - Dakota Days 23'

Faculty & Staff

Get to know the staff in the Center for Career & Life Design contributing to your career and professional success.
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Ashlin Schoenfelder

Director of Career Services
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Joseph Knoer

SVRC Coordinator

Joshua Sanger

Career Counselor
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Buck Welch

Kickstart Program Recruiter