Explore your career

At DWU, many students participate in some type of experiential learning – by conducting independent research, doing an internship or presenting at professional conferences. This is a great way to dive into your areas of interest while gaining valuable, resume-building experience. 


Intern in state government, with sports agencies, telecommunications companies, manufacturers, retail companies, major healthcare organizations, law enforcement – the list goes on. 

For education majors, your student teaching experience is supplemented by the fact that we have an elementary school right on campus. You will find yourself in an elementary classroom as early as your first year. 

For nursing and athletic training students, opportunities are plentiful for clinical hours. And for added realistic training, occasionally our nursing and AT majors have done simulation events where they practice an on-the-field athletic injury from assessment to “emergency department” in our state-of-the art simulation labs, with local MDs providing oversight and recommendations. 

The great news is that you will find your professors and the Academic and Career Services Center are ready and willing to help you make the necessary connections to find the right experience for you. 
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You may find that independent research is an excellent way to set yourself apart. Past DWU students have traveled to other colleges in the U.S. and abroad; they’ve done research all over the world and here in South Dakota; and they have experienced career-sparking volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in research, talk to your academic adviser now, so you can start looking at your options.  


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