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Work Opportunities for Students

You can gain valuable experience, earn money and create connections by working during your time at USD.

Find the Right Job for You

The University of South Dakota offers a variety of services and resources to help connect students who want to work during school with employment opportunities. Whether you are interested in a work-study position on campus, a part-time position in the Vermillion area or a summer internship in another city, USD can help you get there.

Start Your Job or Internship Search

USD offers a robust career services network called Coyote Careers. Through this job search portal, you can find full-time jobs and internships, part-time or work-study positions offered on-campus or around the Vermillion area.

Upload your resume, apply for jobs, sign up for on-campus interviews and access thousands of company contacts across the country. This is a free service provided to all students and alumni from all academic majors of the university.

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Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) provides students the opportunity to earn money for their educational expenses. Funding for the program is provided by the federal government with matching contributions from USD. Federal Work Study is available to undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid Office through the information provided on the FAFSA.


  • Accept your work study award in the Self Service portal.
  • Check job listings for available positions online through Coyote Careers or inquire at campus departments where you have an interest in working.
  • Have your campus employer complete the Work Study Authorization DocuSign document.
  • Complete New Hire Forms. You must complete all documentation for new employees before you can receive a pay check.

Coyote Career Kickstart

Coyote Career Kickstart is a project funded by the US Department of Education for qualifying rural students. The program is more than just another group to join; it supports students with career design tools, professional practice opportunities, and an employment network for those who want to work while they are in college.


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Academic & Career
Planning Center

Career coaching. Employer connections. Fairs, workshops and information sessions. With the help of the ACPC, you can find and prepare for employment opportunities as a student. 
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Academic & Career Planning Center

Every step of your college journey, USD has the resources that will help you navigate the unknown and be successful. Our services are designed to help students reach their potential personally, academically and professionally.

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If you are looking for options to make your education more affordable, we're here to help. Learn more about types of aid that may be available to you and request an appointment with our Office of Financial Aid.

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Office of Financial aid

Need help navigating the financial aid process? We're here for you.
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Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid works with students and parents to explore the many resources available to help make your college education even more affordable.

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