Jerry South

Assistant Director of Career Coaching

Jerry South

Jerry South is the Assistant Director of Career Coaching. His mission is to help develop students into professional employees by engaging them from their first introduction to NDSU through graduation and beyond. Jerry oversees an extremely motivated and talented staff driven to help prepare every student for the evolution from a classroom to a ‘career everywhere’! He holds a Master of Science from DeVry University in Educational Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts from Chapman University, California in Social Science. Jerry recently moved to Fargo from the San Francisco Bay area where he served as Chief of Education & Training at Travis Air Force Base, CA. He retired from the Air Force in 2012 after 23 years of service. He has worked in educational roles for the past 14 years teaching military students and managing five college satellite campuses serving the educational needs of the military, their families, and retired veterans. Jerry and his wife Jennifer are trained financial coaches and enjoy teaching Financial Peace University classes through church and spending time with family.

 

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Resume Tips – Using Key Words

With the growing popularity of resume scanning software called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).  One study showed over 70% of larger companies use some type of ATS software to help them week through the stacks of resumes they receive.  These systems …

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Time Management Tips

Here are a few tips to help set you up for success:

1. Write Everything Down
I recommends going through course syllabi at the beginning of the semester and writing down all the important dates on your calendar. Seeing upcoming …

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Building a Resume Thru Holiday Volunteer Experiences

The Holiday’s are here, time to relax and enjoy family.  Often people look at this time of year as an opportunity to give back to society by volunteering to serve the community. Often this is done at homeless shelters, soup …

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Don’t Work to Live, Live to Work!

What does that mean anyway?  “Don’t work to live, live to work”….. It means finding a career that holds your interest and aligns with your passions, skills, and interests.  Do your part while you are in college to learn the …

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Networking with Employers after a Career Fair

A lot of the blog posts lately have been about what to do before the career fairs, however, it is not just what happens during the career fairs that is important, but also what you do after the career fairs. …

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Resume Building Ideas for Those with Minimal to No Experience

An empty resume may give a hiring manager the impression that you haven’t done anything productive with your time in school. Just because you may not have any paid work experience under your belt, does not mean you don’t have …

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