Career Services at Southeast Tech

At Southeast Tech, we want students to graduate with the skills they need to get the best jobs possible. Students have many hands-on opportunities to develop those technical skills in classes, labs and internship experiences. Southeast Technical Institute’s Career Services Center assists students to ensure a smooth transition from student to employee. Whether you are seeking a part-time job while enrolled in school, or full-time career after graduation, we can help. 

Services Offered 

Career Connections 

Southeast Tech Career Connections provides current students and graduates with all the tools needed for a successful job search. Use Career Connections to view detailed and up-to-date information on jobs, learn how to apply for them, view upcoming career fairs, post and manage your resume, connect through your LinkedIn account and access additional services. 

Create a Career Connections Account

Jobs are posted frequently so check in often! You can also access the Career Connections job board with the mobile app. 

How to Access:

  1. Download

    Download the “Symplicity Jobs and Careers” application in your app store.

  2. Select

    Select Southeast Technical Institute as your school to log in.

  3. View

    View job openings. 

Resume & Cover Letter Development and Review 

Résumé-writing has changed over the years.  Career Services will go over the do’s and don’ts of today’s résumé formatting and style for your program of study, profession or job that you are seeking. 

Cover letters are your personal marketing tool to catch the attention of a possible employer. Get some advice on how to write yours to highlight your best qualities and rise to the top of the pile of applicants.

Practice Interviews 

Sitting across the table from a stranger while selling yourself as their next best employee can be intimidating. Career Services at Southeast Tech will help you put your best foot forward at that interview! Our career services coordinator and all our student success advisors are available to help you prepare for the questions and answers you should be ready for when interviewing for a job. It isn’t all about the words you use, but also the way you enter the room, sit in your chair, dress and shake hands!  Career Services will go over all these details and help you prepare the answers that will lead to a second interview or a job offer.

Career Exploration Assessments

As a child, did you dream of becoming a nurse or a police officer?  Sometimes those childhood dreams come true, and sometimes as you get older, your goals change.  If you are not sure what you “want to be when you grow up,” Career Services can provide you with access to an online assessment that can assist you with career and major exploration. The Focus 2 questionnaire will guide you through a variety of topics to help you determine what career path might be best for you!

 Additional Resources

South Dakota Big Job Fair 

Southeast Tech Career Services Resource Guide (.pdf) 

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Dakota Roots

Career Services Staff

Paula Hawks

Career Services Coordinator/Student Success Advisor
Student Success Center
Mickelson Center 252G


Information for Employers

Businesses seeking information on posting job and internship opportunities should visit the Partner With Us section.  

Hours

Monday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed 
Sunday: Closed

Location

The Southeast Technical Institute Career Services Office is located in the Mickelson Center, 2320 N. Career Ave.

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