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Mustang Promise

We’re 100% confident your SMSU education will yield results. We promise it.

SMSU Mustang Promise - Guaranteed Job Placement We promise you will find a job after college.

SMSU sets itself apart from other colleges with our Mustang Promise. We’re so confident in the relevance, quality, and value of our students’ education that we guarantee they will find a job within six months of graduation. Our successful alumni prove it. 99% of graduates reporting from the Class of 2017 indicated that they were employed in their first job or enrolled in a graduate school program. 99% employed, 97% with jobs in their field of study.

In this unique program, you’ll work with your faculty advisor and the SMSU Career Services staff throughout your college career to take steps that have been proven to lead to success in the job search. If you do your part and still don’t land a job within six months of graduation, we’ll give you FREE TUITION for your first semester in one of our master’s degree programs.


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Mustang Promise Requirements

  1. Review and accept the Mustang Promise student pledge
  2. Register with SMSU Career Services
  3. Participate in professional and career development
  4. Create, then update resume at least once a year
  5. Graduate from Southwest Minnesota State University with a Bachelor’s degree and eligible for admission to one of our graduate programs
  6. Be in good financial standing with SMSU upon graduation
  7. Meet with Career Services within 30 days of graduation, and monthly until employed.

Our Career Services staff is ready to assist you at 507-537-6221 or

If the student is unemployed at six months after graduation, we will pay for the first semester (three courses) of tuition in any graduate program at SMSU.

The Mustang Promise: Within six months of graduation, you'll be employed or enrolled in grad school. If not, come back to SMSU to enroll in one of our graduate programs with your first semester of tuition on us. That’s our promise.

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Disclaimers: "Job Placement" does not mean SMSU will find a job for you. It means that SMSU will provide professional and career development services, programming, coaching, and resources. Take advantage of the services and support available at SMSU and you will find a job. Student must begin job search at least six months prior to graduation. Graduates have 12 months from the date their degree is conferred to take advantage of the free semester of graduate tuition. 

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