Student Support Services

Career Services

McFarland Hall 209
(800) 532-8641 extension 37252
(701) 845-7252
www.vcsu.edu/careerservices/

Career Services at Valley City State University serves as a clearinghouse for not only job opportunities, but also as a resource for students who are deciding about a college major or what career opportunities are available to them. The office coordinates all placement activities, whether on/off campus, permanent/temporary, or professional level employment. Job vacancies are listed for schools, businesses, and industries in North Dakota and surrounding states. Job seeking skills are provided to all students. The office serves all students and graduates of VCSU. There is no charge for career services for all enrolled students and Alumni. Students interested in enhancing their academic program with an Internship experience are encouraged to apply and visit regarding the opportunities available. Internships can be completed during the school year or during the summer. Graduate and professional school information is also available, including catalogs, tests and other admission criteria. Students are invited to stop by at any time to ask questions, browse through the resources, or visit with a staff member.

Interest testing for deciding students is available throughout the year. Students are encouraged to visit the Career Services web site at www.vcsu.edu/careerservices/ for information on careers, jobs, campus events, and more.

Counseling Services

McFarland Hall 424
(800) 532-8641 extension 37424
(701) 845-7424
www.vcsu.edu/counseling/

A student may discuss any personal concern or issue with one of the counselors. Student concerns typically involve relationships with others, unpleasant feelings, life decisions, values clarification, study problems, depression, eating disorders, sexual identity issues, alcohol and/or drug abuse, or general confusion. Any personal concern is appropriate to bring to the counselors. The counselors also provide group counseling, workshops and seminars, consultations, and referrals.

Children’s Center

Mythaler Hall
(701) 845-1108

Community Action Region VI Head Start provides services to six counties. Stutsman and Barnes counties are served by the center as well as Home Base Head Start. Both options provide a comprehensive early childhood experience involving health, nutrition, education, family services, and parent involvement. In the center option, children will come into the center on a daily basis. Children must be between the ages of 3–5. An application process determines eligibility. Services are free for those who qualify. Transportation is provided within city limits. Tours of the facility are given upon request. For an application or more information call (701) 845-1108.

Retention and Diversity Services

McFarland Hall 208A
(800) 532-8641 extension 3706
(701) 845-7306
www.vcsu.edu/retention/
www.vcsu.edu/diversity/

Any student may feel free to stop by the Office of Retention, Diversity, and Inclusion at any point throughout their matriculation at VCSU to discover different available resources to help them be successful. The office works in conjunction with various departments across campus and provides support to students, referral services, and drop in services related to student persistence and success. Additionally, the office promotes inclusive excellence by serving as a source of advocacy and support for all students, including those who identify as diverse. The office works to bring information to address issues of diversity and intercultural awareness to the campus through educational programming and activities including workshops, retreats, and training.

Health Services

Mythaler Hall, First Floor
(800) 532-8641 extension 37212
(701) 845-7212

All students have access to nursing health services free of charge. The University RN performs assessments, evaluates need for referral to local clinics and hospital, gives health care advice, and treats minor injuries.

Over-the-counter medications for common cold and illness are available, as well as medical supplies.

The University Health Service is located on the first floor of Mythaler Hall.