Assistant Director of Employer Engagement
Smita Garg works with a resourceful, talented and hard-working team in engaging with internal and external stakeholders to prepare NDSU students for maximum employability. She understands the value of building relationships and is passionate about creating opportunities and connections to fulfill the Center’s ‘career everywhere’ vision, locally and globally.
Smita holds an MBA in International Marketing from Temple University, Philadelphia, and her career has ranged from being a ‘domestic engineer’ to working in the manufacturing sector, language service business, market research industry, immigrant serving agencies, and various aspects of the career services field at a direct service, project and policy level. In her most recent role with government, her primary accomplishment was the development and implementation of an Immigration Action Plan for the City of Saskatoon.
Multi-lingual, with an interest in culture, travel, and unity in diversity, she has lived in six countries over four continents. She recently moved to Fargo with her husband Adi. Their three daughters, Aditi (Chris), Avni and Aneri who live in Canada are her inspiration. Whether you are a student, an alum, a faculty member, or an employer, she encourages you to explore this website and invites you to visit her at 306 Ceres Hall – she looks forward to connecting with you!
Employer Partnerships Manager
As the Employer Partnerships Manager, Pat Interfaces directly and through staff with organizations for the purpose of maximizing employability for NDSU students and recent graduates. He implements strategic plan initiatives to build vibrant partnerships that enhance employer presence at North Dakota State University and creates robust recruiting pipelines between employers and the North Dakota State University community. Pat holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from North Dakota State University. He spent 30+ years in software development as a programmer and IT Manager. Pat is passionate about serving others and helping them attain their personal and professional goals.
Pat and his wife Brenda are very active in their church and in Pat’s formation in the Diaconate program of the Diocese of Fargo. Pat and Brenda are blessed with seven children and Pat thoroughly enjoys spending time with family, camping at national and state parks, hiking, traveling, brewing beer, golfing, and officiating high school and college football games.