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:

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