5th Annual DSU Career Fair

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The 5th Annual Dakota State University (DSU, @DakotaState) Career Fair was held yesterday at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison. Thirty-four booths or employers were signed up and ready to recruit future and potential employees. An average of 150 students pass through this career fair in hopes of landing an internship that could potentially lead to a full time position in jump starting their career.

BIT employees on site to discuss job opportunities with
DSU students. Pictured left to right
: Leon Ellis, Sven Lerseth,
Jeff Meyer, Adam Emerson, and Emily Kiel

It was a slow start to the conversations that eventually became very enthusiastic and energetic about working for BIT and state government.

Approximately 40 students stopped by to talk one on one with BIT representatives about careers within the agency; with each conversation lasting about 5-10 minutes. One of the main questions asked by nearly every student was: "What internships are available?"

"We spoke with students who certainly had the knowledge and skills set to do a variety of jobs within BIT," said Adam Emerson, Development Technology Manager. "To me, that was very encouraging as we continue to improve our recruitment efforts and the internal strategies of the hiring process."

Sven Lerseth geared up to speak with students
prior to the career fair.

DSU students in attendance.
DSU Career Fair brought in students, faculty,
and area employers.

Sven and Pat speak to Zach Merril about BIT and potential job opportunities.
"This was an excellent opportunity to get out in front of students to inform them of the possible information and technology careers available within state government and to get them thinking about including us in their job search," stated Emily Kiel, BIT Social Media Manager. 

Besides BIT, other employers included: 44interactive, Avera Health, Citibank, Dacotah Bank, Raven Industries, Sanford Health, Schwan Food Company, Sherwin Williams Company, VantagePoint Solutions, Wells Fargo Retirement and more.

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