Academic & Career Planning CenterOffice
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.
414 E. Clark. St.
Vermillion SD, 57069
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Welcome to USD's Academic & Career Planning Center
Struggling to pick a major? find an internship? connect with employers? the ACPC has all the necessary resources to guide and assist you in these life-changing moments.
Adjusting to college life can be difficult, and we want to make the transition to college as simple and as fun as possible. College is a time to explore your interests and find where your passions lie. Through programs, seminars and various services, the planning center allows students to focus their energy on the exciting aspects of building their future while the professionals at the planning center aid the complex process.
Take advantage of the resources that can help you be a successful student and employee.
Set yourself up for success.
Lessen your load by allowing ACPC professionals to assist you through your college education and beyond. ACPC can help you with many things during your enrollment at USD, such as:
- Succeeding academically and socially in your first year
- Academic scheduling and major exploration, declaration or change
- Helping you promote your skills to secure internships and employment opportunities
- Connecting you with employers
Meet the Professionals
Student Resources & Opportunities
Experience is key in reaching your professional and personal goals. Our office is available to help students and alumni find full, part-time and summer jobs and internships. We also highly encourage you to meet with a career advisor from our office to help you develop your strategy and gain a competitive edge. We advertise a variety of jobs, both on- and off-campus, including work-study and graduate assistant positions.
Departments & Facilities
Access the resources and assistance you need all in one convenient, centralized location. The Academic Commons is your one-stop shop for academic, technical and research support.
Gallagher International Center
The Gallagher International Center oversees the university's international affairs, including programs and resources such as study abroad, international admissions and international student services.
The Testing Center at the University of South Dakota promotes student success and academic integrity with the operation of a secure, testing facility which provides services to on-campus, distance students and our surrounding communities.
Employers: Find Your Next Generation Leader
The USD Academic & Career Planning Center is also a resource for employers. Our dedicated staff are committed to helping you find extraordinary talent for your organization. Through ACPC you can:
- Create a pipeline of new hires through internships
- Recruit qualified candidates through career events and campus visits
- Generate interest in your organization
Start your journey off strong at USD.
Academic & Career Planning Center Resources
Parents can be important partners in their child's success. However, it is important for parents to support our philosophy of encouraging students to be self-advocating, active learners. At times, this means fighting the urge to resolve the problem for the student. Rather, parents should view themselves as "coaches" as they guide their students in making good choices.
We offer resources to assist you when working with students. Our advisors are available via appointments and select walk-in hours to assist students with academic and career related issues. We hope you will encourage students to attend the various career-related events and workshops that we offer each semester.
Don’t cancel class--let us help. Our staff is available to cover the class for you with a presentation on topics such as an overview of our services, networking, job/internship search strategies, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing, applying to professional/graduate school, learning styles/study strategies, or another program tailored to your needs. Whether you would like us to fill five minutes or 75 minutes, we can help. Please note that we do require at least 24 hours notice to prepare a presentation.
How Can I Help USD?
Alumni are encouraged to sign up to mentor a USD student and share your experiences and advice on the job search process. The relationship will consist of emails, phone calls, or one-on-one visits to discuss anything from resumes to relocation.
Post a Job or Internship
Thank you for your interest in the extraordinary talent at USD. The USD Academic and Career Planning Center offers a wide variety of employer services designed to put you in contact with a diverse population of enthusiastic, well-qualified candidates who are ready to contribute to the success of your organization. Our services are designed to help you connect with thousands of students and alumni available for full-time and part-time employment and internship opportunities.
Employers are invited to link to our Coyote Careers eRecruiting system. If you already have an account, log in with your username and password. If this is your first time using Coyote Careers, click the link at the bottom of the page “Click Here To Register” then follow the instructions for posting a position.
The system is easy to use and is a great way to advertise your company, review students’ resumes and profiles, post your positions, and schedule on-campus interviews. Feel free to contact us at 605-658-3600 if you have any questions.
Hold On-Campus Interviews
You can arrange to hold your interviews for full-time, part-time, or internship positions right on campus. Contact us at 605-658-3600 to schedule your interviews.
How Can USD Help Me?
- Find jobs and access our employer database on Coyote Careers.
- Be confident that your resumé is effective. Have it professionally reviewed before you send it to prospective employers by emailing a copy of your resumé to email@example.com.
- Practice your interview skills by scheduling a mock interview. This can be done over the phone or in person.
- Looking to move back to South Dakota? Get help through Dakota Roots and the South Dakota Department of Labor.