Career Planning

  • ***Bismarck Public Schools is excited to add a third career advisior, please stop back in the Fall of 2019 for more details***

    Stumped about your career options? Need help in researching an occupation? Want to know how to write a resume that really rocks? Perhaps you could benefit from the services of a Career Advisor. Ms. Balerud is available to assist as you make important decisions about your future and plan for your transition from high school to the post-secondary world.

    Ms. Balerud can help you:
    -Develop career goals
    -Engage in career exploration and research
    -Take interest inventories and personality assessments
    -Participate in a Job Shadow and/or Career Forum experience
    -Choose a plan of study and link it to a future career
    -Experience an internship
    -Understand labor market information
    -Develop effective employability strategies: resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, and job search tools
    -Apply to college and university programs

    Both students and parents are welcome to meet with Ms. Balerud for individual consultations most Mondays and Tuesdays. To make an appointment with Ms. Balerud, contact Ms. Wald in the Counseling and Career Saber Center. (701) 323-4850 ext. 6262

    • Interested in learning about the different sources of financial aid, scholarships, completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal student Aid) and the hottest careers? You can learn about it on "Facebook Live", every Wednesday between October 4-November 15 from 7-7:45 p.m. CT. Bank of North Dakota hosts the event. Parents are asked to register at the following website and fill out the registration form: BND Registration Form You will be mailed materials upon request.

    • Seniors! - October is Minnesota College Knowledge Month. If you are considering attending a MN college, this week would be a great time to apply. Please see Ms.Wald in the counseling center for more information.

      You can also find the list by clicking here: Minnesota College Knowledge Month