Graduate Placement Report
2010-2011

The Dickinson State University 2010-2011 Placement Report indicates 99.2% of the 2010-2011 graduates are employed, in the military or pursuing additional education opportunities which is an increase of 0.2% from last year.

The 2010-2011 Graduate Placement Survey was conducted from mid-July 2011 through October 2011. A letter survey was sent to 447 graduates and followed up by telephone interviews with a response rate of 91%. In addition to verifying current and permanent address information on file for them, each of the interviewed participants were asked the following questions:

  • Are you working? If so, where?
  • Are you working in your degree field or your major field of study?
  • Are you still available for employment? If so, are you willing or in a position to relocate?
  • Do you have any plans for graduate school? 
  • Would you be willing to share your salary information with us? If so, what is your current salary?

Agricultural Studies

Agricultural Studies ...........................................................14
     Employed in State...................................................9
     Employed Out of State............................................4
     Continuing Education..............................................1
     Attending DSU for Second Degree ...........................1
     Available for Employment........................................0
     Not Seeking Employment .......................................0
     No Information.......................................................0
          Employed in Major ..................................11
          Employed Other Than Major ......................3

 

Employment Opportunities

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Studies must choose one or more option as part of their degree. Each option offers unique potential employment opportunities.

General Agricultural Degree

  • Entrepreneur
  • Farm Cooperative 
  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • Realtor

Business/Marketing Option

  • Entrepreneur
  • Ag Banking and Finance
  • Business Manager
  • Grain Sales
  • Farm Input Supply/Retail
  • Retail - General Supply

International Agri-Business Option

  • Exporter
  • Market Development

Integrated Ranch Management Option

  • Self-employed Rancher 
  • Ranch Manager
  • Allied Ranching Industry
  • Feed and Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Range Planner

Integrated Farm Management Option

  • Self-employed Farmer
  • Farm Manager
  • Allied Farming Industry
  • Agronomy Consulting
  • Business Consulting

Natural Resource Management Option

  • Government Service
    • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    • Soil Conservation District (SCD) 
  • NGO Environmental Consulting (domestic and international)
  • Farming Industry
  • Agronomy Consulting
  • Land Reclamation
  • Environmental Consultant

Range Management Option

  • Government Service
    • United States Forest Service (USFS)
    • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
    • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • Range/Grassland Manager
  • NGO Environmental Consulting (domestic and international)
  • Ranching Industry
  • Range/Grassland Consulting

Soil Science Option

  • Government Service
    • All sectors employing entry-level soil scientists
    • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    • Soil Conservation District (SCD)
  • NGO Environmental Consulting (domestic and international)
  • Agronomy Consulting
  • Land Reclamation
  • Environmental Consultant

Equine Option

  • Horse Farm/Barn Manager
  • Entrepreneur in the Horse Business
  • Retail Sales
  • Rodeo Stock Provider
  • Beginning Trainer