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 Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural ResourcesCollege of EngineeringGraduate SchoolExploratory Area STEM
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 ProfessionsExploratory Area Business StudiesExploratory Area Health and Life Sciences
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 MathematicsExploratory Area Liberal Arts, Communication, & DesignExploratory Area Social Science, Human Services & Education
As the Internship Manager, Alli oversees all aspects of the Career Center’s Internship Program. In this role, Alli works collaboratively with key stakeholders, including staff, faculty, employers, and alumni to ensure high quality internship opportunities and experiences are available for all students. She also works to increase the prominence of the internship program on campus and beyond, adding to the Career Center’s vision of a “career-everywhere” model. Alli holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Concordia College in Moorhead and is pursuing a master’s degree in Counseling and Student Affairs at MSUM. Prior to coming to NDSU, Alli spent four years as a high school English teacher and also served as a Graduate Assistant in the Career Development Center at MSUM. In her spare time, you can find Alli on the golf course with her husband, Brock, or spending time with their rescue pup, Stella
Career Success Coach
As the Career Success 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 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, 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 Center, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, going for walks, biking, kayaking, gardening, and visiting her family on the farm.
Internship Program Specialist
Emmanuel is the Internship Program Specialist at the NDSU Career Center. In his role, Emmanuel works with the systems aspect of the Internship Program. Emmanuel also reviews internship postings on CAREERlink to ensure the most meaningful experiences are available to students in order to enhance their learning beyond the classroom. Meeting with students and assisting them meet their career goals through internships is one of the most rewarding aspects of his role. Emmanuel holds a BBA degree in Human Resources Management and Management Information Systems from the University of North Dakota and is pursuing an MBA degree at NDSU. Emmanuel is fascinated about cultures and languages so, he enjoys international travel and interacting with people from different socio-cultural backgrounds. Emmanuel also enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, table tennis and lawn tennis.
As a Graduate Assistant, Emma meets with students to help them register their internships for academic credit. She also works with students on resume development and assists with mock interviews. Hearing about exciting internship experiences from students she meets and working on a variety of projects are two things she really enjoys about her job. Emma earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Winona State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in counselor education at NDSU. Prior to working at the Career Center, Emma served as an Office Assistant for the Geoscience and Physics departments at Winona State. Outside of the office, Emma enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring national parks, and kayaking or sailing on Minnesota’s 10,000+ lakes.
As a Graduate Assistant, Andrew advises students on resumes, cover letters, and job interviewing. Being able to interact with individual students, both one on one and in classroom settings, and seeing their development during each appointment are two things he really enjoys about his job. Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and human services with a concentration in criminal justice from Valley City State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in counselor education. Outside of the Career Center, Andrew enjoys watching different sporting events, spending time with family and friends, and watching movies with a big bowl of popcorn.
Career Peer Advisor
Career Peer Advisor, Madison, can be found executing a variety of tasks throughout the day in the Career Center. She can be seen assisting students with resumes and cover letters, as well as preparing them for upcoming job interviews. You may also see her presenting across campus and assisting local businesses at the numerous career fairs held on campus. Madison is finishing her final semester here at NDSU where she is studying Business Administration and Sociology. She is focused on pursuing a career in Human Resources and plans to move to New York post graduation. Along with school and work, Madison is the President of NDSU’s Student Human Resource Association on Campus. She assists students in learning the various aspects of the field through monthly guest speakers who share their real-world experiences in HR. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading a good book, and spending time with friends and family.
Career Peer Advisor
As a Career Peer Advisor, Kade assists students with many aspects of resumes, cover letters, and interview prep. Highly ambitious and future-focused, he has a passion for helping others explore potential career paths, and encourages them to shoot for the stars. Kade is currently a senior in Mechanical Engineering with plans of pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration. He is a true Bison at heart, and enjoys working with prospective/incoming students by serving as an NDSU Admissions Tour Guide and Welcome Week Leader. Upon graduation, Kade will begin a full-time position with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, WA, where he will assist in maintaining and modernizing the U.S. Navy’s fleet. Apart from the hustle and bustle of school and work, Kade enjoys relaxing with his brothers in the Sigma Chi Fraternity, biking around campus, and (when weather permits) going on picnics with his girlfriend, Mina.
Career Peer Advisor
Years of camping and outdoors experience have taught Nick that every day holds a new adventure. On top of a full course load, Nick can be found all over campus giving presentations about the Career Center, promoting events, and trying to find a cup of coffee. Beyond the Career Center, Nick works with Student Support Services as a Peer Mentor to first generation college students, and is currently serving as the Philanthropy/Community Service Chair of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Post graduation, Nick hopes to continue his studies in graduate school in order to further his knowledge of the natural world. When not busy with school, events, and emails, Nick likes to spend time outdoors, go on late night Perkins runs, and is working on becoming a Pokémon master.
Career Peer Advisor
Major: Construction Engineering
Sheridan, one of our career peers, has many different jobs throughout an average work day. She can be found assisting career advisers in meetings, giving classroom presentations, helping promote career events on campus as well as working at them to ensure a smooth turnout at each one. She is studying Construction Engineering at NDSU and hopes to obtain a job designing for construction projects with Mortenson Construction, where she has been interning during the past year. Her ultimate goal is to stay close to family and friends while working for the company and doing what she enjoys in order to create new and beautiful structures across the country. Along with work and school, Sheridan is a part of the Distinguished Leaders Program on campus where she mentors a high school student from North Fargo High School. She also coaches dance on Monday evenings to 1st-3rd graders through Just For Kix in West Fargo. In her free time, Sheridan enjoys reading lots of books, watching movies, and spending time with close friends and family.
Career Peer Advisor
Minor: Criminal Justice
As one of the Career Peers, Alexis is usually working at the front desk, and assisting with appointments. She may also be seen giving class presentations or assisting at the career fairs. As well as working as a Career Peer, Alexis is currently a Psychology major with a minor in Criminal Justice. She is currently a junior. Alexis hopes to one day work as a forensic psychologist, and have a career in the FBI. Alexis has worked in an array of places ranging from Great Clips, Noodles & Company, Caribou, and you may have even seen her working at the on campus coffee shop. When Alexis is not busy with school and work she enjoys spending time with friends, and watching movies.