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New SDMyLife feature lets students connect with businesses

A new feature in the SDMyLife.com career development system, called Network, gives middle and high school students the chance to connect with businesses and companies across South Dakota. Network will launch on Aug. 25.

Using Network, students can research South Dakota-based businesses to find out what kind of careers they offer, and to discover the skills or traits employers are looking for when hiring. Students also can communicate with career coaches and seek out work-based learning experiences.

“Providing a real connection between students and South Dakota businesses has been a goal of ours for a long time,” said Tiffany Sanderson, career development team Leader with the South Dakota Department of Education. “It’s crucial that we help our students understand they can participate in innovation and the global economy while living and working in South Dakota. Adding Network to the SDMyLife system supports students’ in their journeys to become college, career and life ready.”

Once again this year, the Department of Education will host a promotion designed to get students to visit SDMyLife.com, and in particular, to check out the new Network feature. The promotion will kick off Sept. 26. Each high school counselor will receive a packet containing information about the promotion in mid-September.

For more information about Network or how to incorporate the SDMyLife online career development system in your school or district, contact Tiffany Sanderson at the Department of Education, (605) 773-7006.