North Dakota Association of Career Services Professionals

Our Purpose          Campus Members          Employer Resources and Career Fairs     First Destination Report     Internship Definition


Our Purpose

In the Spirit of Collaboration

The purpose of the North Dakota Association of Career Services Professionals (NDACSP) will be:

  • To create and maintain a network of career services professionals, employers and state and local governments;
  • To promote and support post secondary programs and activities sponsored by Career Services

Working together to build the future

Members of the North Dakota Association of Career Services Professionals come from the ranks of career services, cooperative education,  and internships, and represent public and private universities, community colleges, tribal colleges and post-secondary institutions.

What is the role of NDACSP?

Members of NDACSP work together to deliver a wide array of services to employers.

With a firm grasp on educational issues, trends and industry practices, the NDACSP organization works together in order to bring you, the employer, access to career and employment services that meet your distinct needs. The organization is dedicated to maintaining an effective and accommodating network of qualified career service professionals.

NDACSP provides resources that enhance an employer's work force, assisting with cooperative education programs and internships, career fairs and recruiting. NDACSP can open doors to beneficial relationships with student organizations and recognized faculty at colleges and universities.

NDACSP can introduce you to a diverse population of qualified candidates in a wide variety of programs.

The members of NDACSP respect and encourage varied approaches to work-integrated programming and promote cooperative education as a learning strategy.

Why hire North Dakota Candidates?

North Dakota graduates are committed to developing new and innovative products and ideas to meet changing customer needs. They respond with approaches that serve a wide range of applications and environments.

North Dakota's graduates deliver practical solutions. They are focused and team-oriented. More importantly, they possess a winning attitude necessary to succeed in business, and maintain an entrepreneurial spirit and pride in their workmanship.

In North Dakota you will find job candidates who possess integrity, initiative and sound judgment necessary to assist you in adding value to your business.

How to develop a beneficial relationship with North Dakota institutions:
  • Host informational meetings
  • Announce available positions in the vacancy list
  • Attend career fairs
  • Request resume referrals
  • Participate in co-op/internship programs
  • Arrange individual or group meetings with faculty and staff
  • Present at or host professional student organization activities
  • Serve on advisory boards
  • Exchange technological and professional expertise through classroom presentations
  • Contribute financial gifts, scholarships and equipment

NDACSP encourages you to list your openings in our Career Services offices. Contact members to refer candidates for positions in your organization or to schedule campus recruitment visits. The association includes accredited, degree granting, post secondary institutions serving North Dakota students, graduates and out-of-state candidates.

We invite you to participate in our Career Fairs.  For dates and locations, contact the Career Services staff at any of our Member Institutions listed below.


Campus Members

NDACSP 2016-2017 Officers
Lynda Bertsch, President
 Heidi Larson, Vice President/President Elect
Jay Henrickson, Secretary
Kate Nelson, Treasurer


Member Institutions

Bismarck State College

Counseling & Career Services
PO Box 5587  Bismarck, ND 58506-5587

or 1.800.445.5073

Kate Milner

Dakota College at Bottineau

Career Services
105 Simrall Blvd  Bottineau, ND 58318



Dickinson State University

291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601-4896


Amanda Benedict-Barbian

Mayville State University

Career Services & Internships
330 3rd St. NE  Mayville, ND 58257-1299


Jay Henrickson

Minot State University

Career Services
500 University Ave. W  Minot, ND 58707


Lynda Bertsch 

North Dakota State College of Science

Career Center
800 6th St N  Wahpeton ND 58076


Lisa Wixo

North Dakota State University

Career Center
Dept 5280, 306 Ceres Hall  Fargo, ND 58108-6050


Mark Matthes

Sitting Bull College

9299 Hwy 24
Fort Yates, ND 58538



Turtle Mountain Community College

Placement Center
PO Box 340  Belcourt, ND 58316



University of Jamestown

Career Center
6094 College Lane  Jamestown, ND 58405


Heidi Larson

University of Mary

Career Services
7500 University Dr.  Bismarck, ND 58504


Kevin Allan

University of North Dakota

Career Services
2891 2nd Ave N Stop 9014  Grand Forks, ND 58202-9014


Ilene Odegard

United Tribes Technical College

Career Counselor
3315 University Dr.  Bismarck, ND 58504


Camille Martell
Career Counselor

Valley City State University

Career Services and Internships
101 College St SW  Valley City, ND 58072



Williston State College

Career Pathways
1410 University Avenue  Williston, ND 58801


Pam Rasmussen




Employer Resources and Career Fairs

For employer job postings, NDACSP
sponsors the following:

NDACSP recommends these employer resources:

- NACE (Natl. Assoc. of Colleges & Employers)
- MWACE (Midwest Assoc. of Colleges & Employers)
- AAEE (American Assoc. for Employment in Education)
- CEIA (Cooperative Education & Internship Assoc.)
- NSEE (National Society for Experiential Education)


Career Fairs

September 29, 2016
BSC Fall Job Fair

Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo – September 27, 2016
Engineering & Tech Expo – September 28, 2016
Business Internship & Career Expo – October 19, 2016 (tentative)
Career Expo –    Day 1 – February 7, 2017    Day 2 – Febrary 8, 2017
NDSU Career Center

Accounting Career Fair - September 21, 2016
Computer Science, Engineering, Technology Career Fair - September 27, 2016
Aviation, Business, Liberal Arts Career Fair - September 28, 2016
UND Career Services

October 19, 2016
March 29, 2017
UTTC Fall  and Spring Fairs


First Destination Report

In the spirit of collaboration, NDACSP has compiled a “collaborative” report that illustrates the first destination of our graduates. Click here to view the report.


Internship Definition

The ND Association of Career Service Professionals provides the following definition of experiential learning environments:

An internship or cooperative education (co-op) experience is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills developed in a professional setting. These experiences give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and to evaluate potential employees.

Each campus in the NDACSP has these common components related to internships/co-ops:

  • Duration: typically a semester or summer, though it can be extended
  • Hours: may be part-time or full-time
  • Compensation: may be paid or unpaid - employers are directed to follow the Department of Labor’s Fair Standard Act guidelines
  • Structure: employers dedicate staff, resources and projects to guide the experience

This definition was adopted at the 2015 NDACSP annual meeting and was based on definitions determined by NACE, CEIA and UND Career Services.


  Site last modified 7/21/16 by Jay Henrickson at Mayville State University