As you offer guidance to your students, Career Services has a number of resources throughout this web site for your use. As a faculty member you also have access to Handshake to view current job postings and Career Services announcements. We also offer resources as you are called on to write letters of recommendation.

How to Help Your Students

Writing Letters of Recommendation

Information on what to include when you are requested to write a letter of recommendation. A sample letter is also posted.


We offer opportunities for students to connect directly with employers throughout the year with On Campus Recruiting, Practice Interviews and Career Fairs. You’ll also find a calendar of on-campus workshops and other related events on our Events Page.

Services For Students

Career Exploration

Tools to help students narrow down their options and zero in on the career and major that is best suited for them.

Resumes and Cover Letters

We offer a host of resources to aid students in writing your resume and cover letter. They are their personal marketing tool and foot in the door in helping them line up an interview with a potential employer.

Job & Internship Search

Tools to help students prepare for and execute a job search, from resume writing to job listings. Handshake is our online resume and job posting service for exclusive use by BSU students and alumni. We also have detailed Job Seeking Handbooks available with even more detailed information.

Online Resources


Handshake is Bemidji State University’s online job listing and resume referral system exclusively for BSU students and alumni and employers interested in hiring them. It is recommended that all BSU students register with and utilize this system.

Candid Career

Candid Career has 3 minute job preparation videos on a wide range of topics that will help you prepare for and land the job you want.

Online Workshops

Online presentations of our on-campus workshops for viewing anytime.