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Industry Professionals Meet with Beacom Students to Discuss Opportunities

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business students met with representatives from national and regional employers to network and discuss internship and full-time job opportunities at Meet the Industry on Nov. 28.

Meet the Industry provides students with the opportunity to build relationships that could lead to employment after graduation and helped students gain confidence interacting with business professionals.

“I was really impressed by this event. It was a great opportunity to speak with companies in different industries that I might not have thought to speak with on my own. There are a few companies I’m excited to talk with further about partnering with for my Capstone Project,” said Shamly Mackey, graduate student in the Master of Science in the business analytics program. “I believe the employers were impressed by the preparation and professionalism of all of the students.”

“We appreciate that these regional companies braved the weather to discuss their companies and employment opportunities with our students,” said Mandy Hanson, manager of the Beacom School of Business Career Success Center. “We plan to host a similar event at the beginning of the spring semester to provide students with another opportunity to connect with these companies.”

A total of 17 employers registered for the event and actively plan to recruit Beacom School of Business students:

  • Ameriprise
  • Avera
  • BPI (Beef Products Incorporated)
  • Daktronics
  • First PREMIER
  • GPAC
  • Howalt+McDowell Insurance, Marsh & McLennan Agency
  • Lawrence & Schiller
  • Metabank
  • Midcontinent Communications
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Raven
  • Sanford
  • Shaw Industries
  • Sterling Computers
  • Wells Fargo


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