Career Development at BHSU


find Jobs & internships

Handshake is a modern career development platform and is your one stop shop for launching your career.

You can access personalized job recommendations, explore careers, register for career fairs and events, and find internships and on campus employment.

Personal Assistance

We offer one on one assistance to help prepare you for your transition into the workforce.

You can schedule and appointment with the Career Center through Handshake for: Job Placement, Cover Letter & Resume Reviews, or Mock Interviews

If you are pursuing an internship for credit, you will work with your school on the necessary paperwork and requirements. 

You are responsible for working with both your internship coordinator and employer on any requirements. You can find internship opportunities through Handshake.

Professional resume guidance

Click the button above for our resume guide and examples to get you started. You can also take a look at our Achievement Statement Guide and Action Verb List for additional assistance with getting your resume ready.

Once you have a draft of your resume, schedule an appointment with Career Development through Handshake to ensure your resume is polished and ready to send to employers.

Major & Career Exploration

Focus2 is an interest and skills inventory to help you identify possible major and career paths.

Contact Career Development ( for the access code to set up your account and start exploring the possibilities.


Post Jobs & Internships

We have transitioned to Handshake, a modern recruiting platform, which will help you manage all your campuses at no cost, post jobs/internships, view applications and more.

If you already have an account, login and connect with BHSU. If you do not have an account, you will need to create an account for yourself and your employer. For additional guidance go to Getting Started With Handshake: Employers.

For a quick demo on how to post jobs CLICK HERE (Access Passcode: dF$3nDav

Career Fairs

We offer several opportunities for you to recruit students at BHSU. We offer a Part-Time Job Fair and an Accounting Fair in the fall. We also offer a Teacher Fair and our all majors Jacket Job Fair in the spring.

Registration for our job fairs is managed through Handshake. Our 2021 Teacher Fair and Jacket Job Fair will both be hosted virtually via Handshake.


Please connect with the Career Development Center if you are interested in setting up an on campus or virtual recruiting event for BHSU students.

Notice: Due to COVID, opportunities to host on campus events are currently limited.



The Career Development Center exists to support the professional development of our BHSU students while also collaborating with businesses to help fulfill workforce needs in the region and beyond.

We are here to help students navigate the transition from education to career. We will work closely with employers to provide access to qualified graduates so you can continue to grow your businesses.

Please take a few minutes to explore the resources above to learn about the amazing opportunities we offer for both students and employers. We also encourage you to reach out with any questions.


Andrea Bakeberg, MBA

Career Development Coordinator


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Upcoming Events

Spring Semester

Resume Writing Workshop
presented by
South Dakota Department of Labor, 
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
March 23, 2021
via Microsoft Teams

Virtual Interview Tips & Tricks
presented by
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
March 30, 2021
via Microsoft Teams

Virtual Teacher Fair
via Handshake
April 7, 2021
Student Registration (opens March 1)
Employer Registration

Virtual Jacket Job Fair
via Handshake
April 14, 2021
Student Registration (opens March 1)
Employer Registration

Contact Info

Career Development

Andrea Bakeberg
Career Development Coordinator
Student Success Center
Student Union, 102E
Black Hills State University
1200 University St. Unit 7675
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799