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 Your Premier Source For An Educated Workforce

SDACCC connects employers to an educated workforce.

The goal of this site is to serve as a connection between employers, college career centers, educational organizations, and a wide spectrum of employment ready graduates from post secondary institutions across the state of South Dakota.  

Members of the South Dakota Association of College Career Centers (SDACCC), formerly known as the South Dakota Career Planning and Placement Association (SDCPPA), include nearly all colleges, universities, and technical schools in South Dakota.  Each year post secondary institutions in the state of South Dakota graduate anywhere from 35,000 to 45,000 students with backgrounds ranging in healthcare, education, technology, business, government, industry and much more!

SDACCC works together with employers and organizations to better prepare our post-secondary graduates for a successful transition into the workforce.  We do this through career events, conferences, and hosting employers and organizations to participate in panels with our members, to discuss workforce issues or work together to educate our students.

SDACCC connects students and alumni to employers.

Career Service Professionals from colleges and technical institutes across the state of South Dakota work together to connect students and alumni from our member organizations with employers through various career events and networking opportunities.  Career advice, job searching strategies, relevant articles, and the latest career events can also be found on our blog for students and alumni to enjoy.  Check out our Students and Alumni page for more information!



News, Updates, and Career Tips

2020 BIG Career and Internship Fair and the 2020 Teacher Career Fair

The South Dakota Association of College Career Centers (SDACCC) will hold the 29th annual South Dakota Business, Industry and Government Career and Internship Fair, known as the BIG Career and Internship Fair, and the 34th annual South Dakota Teacher Career Fair on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The purpose of this event is to connect current students and alumni with career and internship opportunities that require or prefer post-secondary education or training.


The two job fairs combined locations in 2012 making it more convenient for students and recent graduates to explore all job and internship opportunities the local, regional and nationwide employers might have for our South Dakota students and graduates.  Last year the BIG Career and Internship Fair brought in 139 employers from across South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, Missouri, Wyoming, Indiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Florida.  The South Dakota Teacher Career Fair brought in 69 school districts from across South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansa, Montana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas, California, Colorado, Alaska, and Arizona.


The South Dakota BIG Career and Internship Fair and  the Teacher Career Fair is presented by SDACCC, which is comprised of several South Dakota public and private 4 year institutions, the Associated School Boards of South Dakota, and several technical colleges and institutions. We have made several changes to the fairs for this upcoming year. We have updated the name of the event to the B.I.G. Career and Internship Fair and the Teacher Career Fair with the goal of encouraging more students to attend and to help fill your pipeline of employees through both full-time professional opportunities and internships. In addition, we will be providing a more holistic experience for students through a networking breakfast, a resume review station, a free professional headshot, and a professional attire station provided by JCPenney.


Pre-registration pricing is in effect until January 31st, 2020 and includes a booth (table, chairs, skirting, drapes, etc.), lunch vouchers for two recruiters, advertising, and access to hundreds of job seekers. Booth placement will be assigned as registrations are received, so register early to receive prime booth placement.


Businesses, organizations, and school districts interested in participating can register at

Black Hills Regional Job Fair is Postponed until March 20th, 2019!

Due to the expected blizzard tomorrow, Black Hills Regional Job Fair scheduled for March 13th at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, SD has been postponed until Wednesday, March 20th, 2019.  The event will still be held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, SD form 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chandra Calvert at


South Dakota Association of College Career Centers Awards Three Members with Lifetime Honorary Membership

RAPID CITY, S.D. (June 13, 2018) –Susan Fredrikson, Career Development Specialist, South Dakota State University (SDSU), Darrell Sawyer, Assistant Vice President for Student Development, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT), and Marie Lohsandt, former Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Career Services at Dakota State University (DSU) were awarded with Honorary Lifetime Memberships to the South Dakota Association of College Career Centers (SDACCC) during the bi-annual conference in Rapid City at the end of May. 

The SDACCC Board of Directors have selected Fredrikson, Sawyer, and Lohsandt for the Lifetime Honorary Membership as the award is bestowed upon members who have provided significant contribution to SDACCC efforts, goals and purposes.  Susan Fredrikson (SDSU) has been a member of SDACCC since 1994.  Susan served as President of the South Dakota Career Planning and Placement Association (SDCPPA) from 2005-2007, and also chaired the Teacher Job Fair in 1997, 1998, 2001,2002 and 2011.  Darrell Sawyer (SDSMT) has been a member of SDACCC since 1999.  During that time, Darrell has served as President of SDCPPA/SDACCC from 2007-2009, chaired the Black Hills Regional Job Fair in 2003, and currently chairs the Finance Committee for the upcoming 2019 Black Hills Regional Job Fair.  Marie Lohsandt (DSU) has been a member of SDACCC since 1994.  During this time Marie has served as President of SDCPPA from 1999-2001, chaired the South Dakota Teacher Job Fair in 2000 and the Business, Industry and Government Job Fair in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2015-2018.


SDACCC's mission is to educate and empower students of South Dakota post-secondary institutions to achieve their career goals. Members of SDACCC include industry and career service professionals from nearly all of the public and private universities and technical institutes in South Dakota, as well as the South Dakota Teacher Placement Center.  Individuals or organizations who are education-related, service-related, or employer-related can also become members of SDACCC.

SDACCC hosts a FREE online job posting site for employers to reach member institution students and alumni and sponsors three major job fairs each spring: South Dakota BIG (Business, Industry, Government) Job Fair, Black Hills Regional Job Fair, and the South Dakota Teacher Job Fair. For more information about SDACCC and its members go to


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