Job Search

Your degree will open doors, but it’s up to you to obtain the job you desire.

Job searches are a marketing campaign where you sell yourself. After you identify potential employers, you need to convince them you’re a “good fit” for the company. Remember – you’re competing against candidates from other universities as well. Timing can be critical. If a company has no openings at the time of your initial contact, follow up in a couple months to let them know you’re still interested. Persistence pays off!

Success Stories

SHEA THORSON
NASA Johnson Space Center

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Interning under NASA’s chief of neuroscience, Shea designed battery-powered, backpack-sized field tests to collect data from astronauts after landing for better training methods. Now, she works full-time at NASA’s Neuroscience Lab, analyzing data, coauthoring aerospace medicine textbook chapters, and running experiments so astronatus can land on Mars in 20-30 years.

Resources from the SD Mines Career Guide:

Innovative Systems
Nucor
Rockwell Collins
L-3 Communications
logoDisney
logoExxon
EmersonProcessManagement
LockheedMartin
Halliburton
BakerHughes
Raven Industries
FreeportMcMoRan
South Dakota DENR
Daktronics
Garmin
ArcherDanielsMidland
RESPEC
BurnsMcDonnell
logoMicrosoft
Kiewit
BarrickGold
Caterpillar
Lyondell Basell
DowChemical
Cargill
South Dakota DOT
logoGoldCorp
logoPeabody