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Career Fairs and Events

SDACCC hosts 3 main Career Events each year, two in Sioux Falls, SD and one in Rapid City, SD.  Each event is designed to connect employers with current students and alumni from post-secondary institutions across South Dakota.  These events are also open to the public.


South Dakota Business, Industry, and Government Career and Internship Fair 

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

This event connects employers with students and alumni from all South Dakota institutions looking to work in the fields of Business, Industry or Government.  It is typically held in Sioux Falls in February or March and goes from 11:00-3:00 p.m.  Employers that attend this event should be looking for candidates that hold at least an associates degree up to a doctorate degree.  



South Dakota Teacher Career Fair

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

This event connects students and alumni to careers within school districts nationwide including South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, and many other states!  Candidates can expect to find Administrative Positions, Teacher Positions, Paraprofessional positions and Specialist positions.



Black Hills Regional Job Fair

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 

This job fair connects employers to students and alumni from post-secondary institutions in order to secure positions in almost any field along with connecting employers to local community members and alumni.


Check out these great videos to help you prepare for the Career Fair!  


Talent Now Hiring Events


Following the March 3rd, 2020 career fairs, students are invited to take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to attend one of several hiring events:


  • Travel to one of five employers in the Sioux Falls area for a unique behind-the-scenes look into in-demand business and industries.
  • Connect with industry leaders to learn more about the company and their culture.
  • Gain a better understanding of the education and training requirements necessary to secure employment within the organization.
  • Network with employees and company executives.
  • Experience an organizational tour and group job shadowing experience.
  • Become part of the organization’s talent pipeline for internship and employment opportunities!


  • Following the career fairs on March 3rd, students will be picked up at the Sioux Falls Convention Center at 3:00 pm and travel by bus to their chosen hiring event. The hiring event will take approximately 60 minutes, then students will be bussed back to the Convention Center.


*Note—After we receive your registration, we will submit your information to the Human Resources Representative of your chosen organization, so please do not register unless you are committed to attending.


  • City of Sioux Falls

Serving a population of more than 190,000 – more than 270,000 with its suburbs – and contributing to a robust economy through its long-standing dedication to quality of life community initiatives, quality public and private education institutions, and progressive business, banking, healthcare and research, the City of Sioux Falls employs more than 1,200 employees who work to maintain and enhance the well-being of the Sioux Falls community.

  • POET

At POET, we believe our future looks so much brighter above the ground! As one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol and other biorefined products, our engineers and scientists have developed technology and processes through rigorous testing at POET's laboratories and pilot-scale plant. Our integrated business model combines technology development with expertise in construction, operations, risk management and marketing. While the scope of our vision has grown, we remain focused on reducing the reliance of the United States on foreign energy, to revitalizing global agriculture, and providing a cleaner, affordable alternative to fossil fuels.

  • Raven Industries

Raven is a diverse, publicly held company. Founded in 1956, Raven consists of three core business units: Engineered Films, Applied Technology and Aerostar. Our mission is to Solve Great Challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven™ is a leader in precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets.

  • Sammons Financial Group

Sammons Financial is a group of financial companies, including some of the most enduring and stable companies in our industry. Our member companies stand With You for Every Moment® with life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products you can rely on for the long haul. As a privately held company, our leaders and employees remain consistently focused on long-term growth, making decisions that allow us to deliver on our commitments to customers, distribution partners, our employees, and our communities.

  • Sanford Health

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries.

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