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Career Services

USD is committed to providing you with the tools you need to develop skills that will prepare you for successful and rewarding careers and lives.

Build your career potential

USD has the resources to help you design your career journey, develop essential workforce competencies, identify internships and experiential activities, and secure your place at a job or destination that fulfills your expectations.

The Center for Career & Life Design is physically and virtually USD's central resource hub for current students, alumni, faculty, staff and employers interested in career readiness, employment services and the dynamic power of life design. There are also a number of resources offered across campus to help you prepare for what's next.

We are committed to helping you identify and achieve your professional and personal goals.


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. 
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Center for Career and Life Design

Career planning pays off! The Center for Career and LIfe Design has coaching staff and other resources and connections to help you imagine, plan and prepare your personal career and life journey. And, yes, we also assist with job searches, resumes, interviewing and more.

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Dress for Success

Have you heard about Charlie’s Career Closet? It's a free service on campus where you can grab new or gently-used professional and business casual clothes. Perfect for those times when you need to dress to impress for interviews or career events.

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Making an Impact

With dedicated staff, extensive resources and strong industry connections, USD empowers students and alumni to achieve their professional goals and contribute to economic growth.

Departments & Facilities

In addition to accessing support in the Center for Career & Life Design, students in the Beacom School of Business, the School of Education and the Knudson School of Law have dedicated career offices. Many other majors and programs also have well-developed internship programs, employer networks and specialized professional development. Contact your department or email career@usd.edu if you have questions about career services in other areas.
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Beacom Career Success Center

The Career Success Center has career development services to support students every step of the way.

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Center for Student and Professional Services

The School of Education offers resources and support for you in the Center for Student and Professional Services (CSPS). Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you with resources to help you excel personally, academically and professionally.

The Knudson School of Law Career Services Office.

Law Career Services

The Office of Career Services helps our students and graduates connect with meaningful legal careers and professional development opportunities. We will provide you with the necessary tools to thrive as a professional through individual career counseling, job search strategies, professional development programming, and connections with employers.

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