2020-2021 Catalog

Career Services

Career Services assists current and potential students with career planning, gaining hands-on work experiences during their studies, preparing for employment, networking with potential employers, searching for jobs, writing cover letters and resumes, and developing interview skills. We offer online career preparation tools as well as one-on-one assistance. Career Services manages paid internship and Federal Work-Study programs and hosts career events, workshops, and presentations by organizations seeking to hire our graduates.

Career Planning

The Montana Career Information System (MTCIS) is an online tool that allows students to complete numerous assessments and explore which occupations best match their interests, skills, and lifestyle preferences. Students can also investigate industries, individual careers, and career options in the military. Other options include identifying appropriate programs of study, learning about apprenticeships. MTCIS lists hundreds of scholarships and grants for every major, so can help students explore options for paying for college.  More career exploration resources are posted on the Career Services website.

Career Preparation

Career Services offers one-on-one assistance with writing resumes and cover letters as well as preparing for internships, job interviews, and graduate school. Students are encouraged to use BigInterview, a proven step-by-step system that combines expert video lessons and interactive practice tools designed to help students ace their interview. The platform also provides both written and video tutorials with resume and cover letter advice as well as a resume builder tool  Download the SKC Resume and Cover Letter Guides at the Career Services website.

Job Search and Placement

Career Services can help students find and apply for internships, on-campus and seasonal jobs, and post-graduation employment opportunities. SKC uses Handshake, an online career services management platform, to coordinate on-campus employment as well as advertise jobs from tribal, local, state, and federal government agencies, corporations, and private entities. All students are strongly encouraged to active their accounts on Handshake and explore the hundreds of posted jobs and internships available locally and across the nation. Virtual career fairs and employment-related workshops are frequently offered through Handshake as well. A list of other job and internship search sites is posted on the Career Services website.

Federal Work-Study Program

Career Services manages the Federal Work-Study Program that provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. Most work-study positions are located on the SKC campus. All current openings are posted on Handshake. Please note that most positions are filled at the beginning of the academic year, so students are encouraged to apply early.  Download the Federal Work Study Application and Manual on the Career Services website.

Project Success Paid Internship Program


SKC offers paid internships to eligible students in all majors. Please check Handshake for current openings. Contact Career Services to discuss designing an internship that specifically matches your career goals. Download the Project Success Paid Internship Program  Application at the Career Services website.