Assistant Director of Career Education & Internship Program
Jerry South is the Assistant Director of Career Education & Internship Program. 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.
Satellite Office Hours
CME Building (cubicle by north door)
Wednesdays – 1 – 4 p.m. (during fall and spring semesters only)
Specialities and InterestsCollege of EngineeringGraduate School
Sara Van de Streek
As the Internship Coordinator, Sara works with students, faculty, staff and employers to answer questions on the basics of internships, and help students register internships for academic credit. In addition to coordinating the internship program, she also works with students and alumni on resume preparation and interview strategies both in the classroom and in 1:1 appointments. One of her favorite things about her job is helping with mock interviews. Sara earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Mass and Speech Communication from NDSU and is a proud member of the Bison family. Before working in the Career Center, Sara spent 2 years working in the NDSU Office of Admission as an Admission Counselor. Prior to that she spent 6 years/7 seasons working full-time for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, a minor league professional baseball team, in a variety of roles including Director of Graphic Design and Merchandising. Sara and her husband Tristan are the parents to two active and outgoing elementary school kids and one easy-going black lab rescue. Sara enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the gym and binge watching the latest Netflix series.
Specialities and InterestsCollege of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources
Kate is a Career Educator at the NDSU Career Center. In her role, she teaches and advises students through their career development process and presents in classrooms and to student organizations about various career related topics. She also coordinates educational programming for a variety of student populations, including first generation students, graduate students, and international students. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and public relations from Carroll College in Helena, MT and received a master’s of education degree in clinical mental health counseling from NDSU. While pursuing her graduate degree, Kate held the position of Career Counseling Graduate Assistant in the NDSU Counseling Center. In this role, she gained valuable experience helping students determine a major or career path that aligned best with their interests and goals. Prior to studying and working at NDSU, Kate worked as an admissions counselor at M State in Moorhead, MN. Some of her hobbies include cooking, gardening, composting, drinking good coffee (is that a hobby? Well, it should be) and running the occasional marathon.
Satellite Office Hours
Barry Hall Room 100G
Tuesdays – 8 a.m. – noon (during fall and spring semesters only)
Specialities and InterestsCollege of BusinessCollege of Health Professions
As a Career Educator, 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 received her bachelor’s degree in Management Communication from NDSU where she spent much of her time rooting on the Bison as a member of the Gold Star Marching Band. While working towards her undergrad degree she started her journey at the NDSU Career Center as a Career Peer and after working for a year became an Intern in the office. Upon her graduation, Olivia found a permanent home in the Center as a Career Educator where she happily gets to support the bison and assist students in reaching their career goals. Before working with the NDSU Career Center Olivia spent time as a Guest Service Associate with Target where solving problems was the name of the game. In her spare time you’ll find Olivia, experimenting in the kitchen, planning her next adventure abroad, attending her brother’s baseball games, and drinking coffee while catching up with friends.
Specialities and InterestsCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesCollege of Human Development and EducationCollege of Science and Mathematics
As a Graduate Assistant for the Career Center, Emily helps students with resume critiques and job interviews. She also plans educational programs related to careers. She received her Bachelor’s degree from MSUM in Communication and Psychology. After receiving her degree in MN, she decided to “swim across the river” to ND to become a bison and received her Master’s degree in Communication. Currently, Emily is a Ph.D. student in the School of Education. She has taught both public speaking and group communication courses. In her spare time, you can find Emily gardening, running, spending time with family and friends, and drinking coffee.