Assistant Director of Career Coaching
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.
Specialties and InterestsCollege of EngineeringGraduate SchoolExploratory Area STEM
Senior Career Coach
As a Senior Career Coach, Olivia works diligently to provide guidance, tools, and resources to students, faculty, and staff in order to assist students and alumni in their career endeavors. Olivia has worked with the Career and Advising Center since the end of 2015 and has enjoyed every year she has spent serving the NDSU community. As part if her role, she oversees the Career Mentor Program within the center, where she is dedicated to training student mentors in assisting their peers on campus. The Career Mentors are an integral part in the CAC’s ability to serve as many students, and alumni as possible.
Olivia received her bachelor’s degree in Management Communication with a minor in Psychology from NDSU where she spent much of her time rooting on the Bison as a member of the Gold Star Marching Band. She continues to cheer on the Bison wherever she can, whether that be in a stadium, arena, classroom, concert hall, or on the third floor of Ceres Hall. In her spare time you’ll find Olivia, experimenting in the kitchen, planning her next adventure abroad, supporting anything and everything local, or drinking coffee while catching up with friends.
Specialties and InterestsCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesCollege of Human Development and EducationExploratory Area Liberal Arts, Communication, & DesignExploratory Area Social Science, Human Services & Education
Senior Career Coach
As a Senior Career Coach, Amanda assists students in planning for their futures. She is enthusiastic about meeting with students to help them identify their strengths, inventory their talents, brainstorm different options to a fulfilling career path, and to help them realize their full potential! Amanda partners with many faculty and staff throughout campus to assist in implementing the “career-everywhere” model and to ensure that students are able to get connected to Career and Advising Center services. Amanda has a bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Sciences from NDSU and a bachelor’s of Social Work from Minot State University. Her passion has always been helping others, and previous to her role at NDSU she worked with nonprofits in the community as a Self-Sufficiency Advocate and a Job Counselor. When not working with students or collaborating with her team at the Career and Advising Center, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, going for walks, biking, kayaking, gardening, and visiting her family on the farm.
Amanda is Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified. Stop by to see Amanda or schedule an appointment to learn more about the Strong or MBTI and how outcomes can assist with career exploration.
Specialties and InterestsExploratory Area Business StudiesCollege of BusinessCollege of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
As a Career Coach, Cassie is thrilled to be helping students, alumni, and faculty at NDSU and is excited to be back among the Bison Herd. She believes that the “career-everywhere” model will help provide the best access to Career and Advising Center services and that we can best meet the needs of everyone by building relationships with those that we serve.
Cassie is currently working to achieve her doctoral degree in Education with a specialization in Institutional Effectiveness. She has a Master of Arts in History from Western Illinois University, a Bachelor’s of Science in History with minors in Anthropology and Sociology from NDSU, and an Associates of Science from Carl Sandburg College. In her previous work for non-profits, Cassie has worked to create, build, and promote partnerships within communities as the Director of a Main Street Iowa community program and as a Marketing Specialist for a behavioral health care center. Originally from Illinois, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and three dogs, Oreo, Napoleon, and Hamish, going to the movies, traveling, attending a variety of sporting events, golfing, and reading.