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Beacom Students Prepare for Summer and Post-Graduation Employment

Photo of student at Beacom Fifty-seven business students attended Beacom's Meet the Industry networking event.

VERMILLION, SD – The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business hosted its annual “Meet the Industry” event on Nov. 29. Fifty-seven business students from a variety of majors, both undergraduate and graduate, were in attendance. This speed networking event allowed students to meet with potential employers from 17 different companies to discuss internships and career opportunities.

“Meet the Industry provides exposure to a wide- array of companies, from nationally recognized companies like Wells Fargo to locally owned companies like Heyl Trucks. This event is a great chance to explore the opportunities available to you as a Beacom student and to put your name out there for employers to see,” said Bridget Geerts, a sophomore economics major.

The Beacom School of Business Career Success Center hosts large and small events throughout the year to connect students and potential employers, improve interview and networking skills, and prepare resumes.

Employers in attendance at Meet the Industry included:
Beef Products, Inc
Compass Health
Federated Insurance
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Heyl Companies
Howalt+McDowell/Marsh & McLennan Insurance
Lawrence and Schiller
Mutual of Omaha
Northwestern Mutual
Raven Industries
Sanford Health
Sioux Corporation
TD Ameritrade
TEK Systems
Wells Fargo

Download a photo from the event.


USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News