Career & Professional Development

Career & Professional Development

The alumni community is 70,000 members strong and includes alumni in all stages and phases of life, industries and occupations, and locations across the country. Are you looking to connect with fellow Coyotes for purposes of career and professional development? Consider this your one-stop-shop!


Looking to pursue a new career or industry but unsure how or where to start? Why not connect with an alum currently in your field of interest! Click on any of the names below to learn more and connect with alumni in different careers.

Sarah Barthel
Senior Media Planner,
Colle McVoy
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Alex Bordewyk
Software Engineer I,
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Connect with me!
Katie Douglas
Press Secretary,
U.S. Senator Mike Rounds
Email me!

Shiloh Francis
Communications Director,
Elevate Rapid City
Connect with me!

Joe Graves
Director of Construction,
Butler Machinery
Connect with me!

Candice Gullikson
Deputy State's Attorney,
Pennington County States Attorney's Office
Email me!

David Hurrell
Senior Consulting Cardiologist,
Minneapolis Heart Institute
Email me!

Alexis Konstant
Commercial Real Estate Broker,
Lloyd Companies
Connect with me!

Jeanette McGillicuddy
IT Process Engineer,
Medtronic, Inc. [retired]
Email me!

Dustin Pratt
Portfolio Manager,
Avalon Capital Group
Connect with me!

Ben Short
6th Grade Teacher,
Sioux Falls School District
Email me!
Wade Wilkinson
Account Management Team Lead,
Email me!

Yotes Unfiltered

A new podcast mini-series designed to help listeners navigate the challenges of life beyond graduation. Every episode will include a real conversation with a USD alum about challenges, triumphs and lessons they’ve learned in the real world. These conversations will be honest, unscripted and relevant.

Get Involved

Are you interested in supporting others with career and professional development? Let us know what areas you might be interested in by completing the following form.

Additional Resources

Did you know USD alumni have access to a variety of career and professional development support resources on campus? Click any of the links below to take advantage of these services:

Resume Review

Be confident that your resumé is effective. Have it professionally reviewed before you send it to prospective employers by emailing a copy of your resumé to

Interview Support

For assistance with the interview process, please make an appointment with by emailing

Coyote Careers Portal

Start your job or internship search here with the university's very own career services network.