VERMILLION, SD – On March 22, University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business students attended a speed networking event designed to connect employers with potential employees. Area employers attended to promote full-time career and internship opportunities.
"As a graduate student at USD, I love the opportunity that this event gives me to meet employers here on campus through the Beacom School of Business,” said MBA student Amy Widman. “What I like about this event is that it gives me an opportunity to meet and network with many different and diverse employers, which opens my eyes to job and internship opportunities that I might not otherwise have considered."
A total of 63 students and 18 employers attended the networking event.
“This event was a great way to connect employers to our Beacom School of Business students,” said Mandy Hanson, manager of the Beacom Career Success Center. “Networking events like this help prepare our students for the workforce by informing them about employment and internship opportunities, current trends in the industry, and educating them on the needs of various industries and employers. Employers enjoy the event because it gives them a chance to meet our students and create a pipeline to their future workforce.”
Employers in attendance included:
Beef Products Inc.
First Premier Bank/Bankcard
Great West Casualty Company
Great Western Bank
Howalt+McDowell/Marsh & McLennan Insurance
SD DLR (South Dakota Division of Banking)
SDBHR - Department of Revenue
SDBHR - S.D. Legislative Audit