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Connecting Talent and Opportunity

Where should you begin searching for jobs or internships? Start with Handshake. It's an online job board available to all SDSU students and graduates, and it's accessible anytime, anywhere. You can search by major, job location, category, even by employers that are registered on the site. Plus, you can choose to allow employers to view your profile information and resume, then they contact you if they like what they see.

Get Started: Go to Handshake. On the Sign In page, click on the South Dakota State University Sign On blue box. Use your MyState username and password to sign in. First-time users will need to answer a few questions. NOTE: If you plan to attend SDSU in Fall Semester 2023, you should be able to access  your Handshake account within three business days after you register for classes. For assistance, email

You'll be able to take advantage of a number of services:

  • Find full-time, internship, and summer positions not only in South Dakota, but nationwide.
  • View upcoming career events and job fairs.
  • Schedule career advising appointments with career coaches. Select Career Center, then Appointments
  • Use the Resources library to find sample resumes, interview tips and more. Select Career Center, then Appointments.