Introduction to Career Development

Career development is a journey, and your time spent at DSU is your first step in this journey. Wherever you are in the process, we offer one-on-one assistance to help you plan for and achieve career success. We strongly encourage you to take a proactive role in career exploration early in your DSU experience utilizing Career Development’s services.

Want to discuss your Career Development options?

Please email, call 701-483-2290, or text 701-401-3949.

Career Development Services

Career Development offers a variety of services:

  • Access to employment opportunities, internships, and volunteer work
    • Students are encouraged to visit Hawk for Hire to learn more about employment and internship opportunities at DSU
  • Resume and cover letter creation
  • Interview preparation
  • Career exploration
  • Access to job fairs
  • Professional development and networking

To utilize these services, please set up an appointment by emailing, or stop by the career development office in May Hall 209C.

Career Exploration

Focus 2 is an online portal that will guide you through a reliable career and education decision-making model. Focus 2 will help you choose a major, explore occupations, and make informed decisions about your career. The program is FREE for DSU students.

FOCUS 2 provides valid and reliable assessments including Work Interests, Personality, Values, Skills, Leisure Interests, and Career Planning Readiness. Assessment results are matched to supporting majors and career options with over 1,000 occupations and up-to-date career information.

You can register for your account online at: and use access code bluehawk. If you have any questions contact the Career Development office at

What Can I Do With This Major?

Having a difficult time picking a major? Unsure of the career opportunities with your current major? What Can I Do With This Major is a great resource at any stage of your career. 

Tools For Success

Are you diving into the workforce or applying for graduate programs? Stop in to Career Development (May Hall 209C) for guidance on writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for an interview, learning networking skills, or finding a job after college. You can also check out our helpful tips and guidelines!

Write a Resume

Write a Cover Letter

Interview Preparation

Networking Effectively

Transition after DSU

Graduate School Resources

If you are looking to continue your education after you complete your undergraduate degree, graduate school should be considered. Meeting with an advisor in Career Development, or in your academic department is the best way to start your search for a graduate or professional program. Together, we can discuss your options and develop a plan for completing the application process. In Career Development, we offer individual graduate school advising and critiques of personal statements and application essays.

Dickinson State University offers Graduate degrees in the following areas: