Students can work on campus through student assistance or, if qualified, Federal Work Study. All on-campus jobs can be found at www.vcsu.edu/jobs under Student Employment Opportunities.
If you are a current student or fully admitted student planning to attend VCSU, you can use this process to apply for on-campus student employment.
Off-campus jobs are also available to students. The community of Valley City has many opportunities for students, and most employers understand that as a student, your schedule will need to be flexible to accommodate classes. Off-campus jobs can be found on Handshake and the Career Services social media pages.
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Internships can provide students with a competitive edge and the opportunity to advance their skills for post-graduation work. Students are able to earn 3 to 12 credits per internship with a maximum of 12 credits per academic area. Internship work must be directly related to the student’s major and unique from current employment to qualify for academic credit.
To apply for internships, students must be at least a junior in academic status, maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and get approval from their respective academic departments.
For a list of internship opportunities, please check Handshake or contact the Career Services office.
Benefits of completing an internship
- Gain professional knowledge and experience in your field of study.
- Narrow career options.
- Gain professional networking skills and contacts.
- Earn professional references.
- Experience hands-on learning.
- Apply classroom learning to a work setting.
- Develop and build upon skills necessary for the work force.
If you’re undecided on a major or career path, Career Services has resources and assessments available to help you narrow down choices that best fit with your strengths, interests, and skills. Contact the Career Services office to learn more or schedule a meeting.
Valley City State University is committed to not only delivering a quality educational experience, but also assisting students in their job search before and after graduation. An important part of any job search is ensuring that students have quality materials they can send to potential employers or graduate schools. Career Services is available to help current students and alumni develop and review their resumes, references, and cover letters, as well as prepare for interviews.
Career Services works with international students on a case-by-case basis. If you are an international student who would like to work on- or off-campus, please contact Career Services to discuss your options.
Each graduate and professional school has a unique application process. We encourage students to read all instructions carefully to ensure their application is complete and free of errors. Career Services is here to assist with the application process and review all materials before submitting.