Career Coaching

Career Coaching services are available to all NDSU students and alumni.  The Career and Advising Center has Career Coaches and Career Mentors who utilize nationally identified best practices and a variety of tools, exercises and assessments to help students with many career services:

All students and alumni can drop in and have a career conversation with a Career Coach or Mentor between 9am – 4pm in our main location in Ceres Hall 306, make an appointment with our zoom studio, or schedule through Bison Advise. If individuals are unable to stop by, please call the Career and Advising Center at 701-231-7111 or email and staff will accommodate.  A Career and Advising Center staff member will be waiting to assist those taking the next steps to prepare for the future.

Jerry South

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 in Educational Technology from DeVry University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Chapman University, California. After retiring from the Air Force in 2012 after 23 years of service, Jerry served as Chief of Education & Training at Travis Air Force Base, CA in the San Francisco Bay area. He has worked in educational roles teaching military students and managing five college satellite campuses serving the educational needs of the military, their families, and retired veterans.


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