Smiling male graduate standing in front of Dacotah Bank sign

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new partnership between Northern State University and Dacotah Bank will guarantee a personal interview for graduates of the NSU Banking and Financial Services program.

Starting this winter, all students graduating from Northern’s Banking and Financial Services program undergraduate or graduate, online or on campus will be guaranteed an interview at one of Dacotah Bank’s locations.

NSU President Dr. Tim Downs said this collaboration is a win-win for both parties.

“Dacotah Bank has always been a strong community partner for Northern,” Downs said. “I’m thrilled that we’ve found a way to strengthen that relationship while benefitting our students and enhancing the regional workforce.”

Dacotah Bank President Robert Fouberg agrees.

“I echo Dr. Downs’s assessment of the relationship between Dacotah Bank and Northern State University. Our partnership has yielded dozens of great employees for the bank, including several of our most senior managers, and I look forward to the opportunity to hire many more.” 

For more information about NSU Banking and Financial Services, contact Northern’s College of Professional Studies at 605-626-2400.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and, soon, an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $120 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.