Fall Career Fair to host 115 employers at Mines
Release Date Thursday, September 19, 2013
RAPID CITY, S.D. (Sept. 19, 2013) – Fortune 500 companies and other major employers from throughout the nation will converge on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus Tuesday, Sept. 24, for the annual fall Career Fair from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the King Center. The media is invited to attend.
Among employers scheduled to attend are Caterpillar, Cargill, Dow Chemical Company, John Deere, Microsoft and Peabody Energy, as well as regional companies and engineering firms. In all, 115 employers from 26 states and British Colombia, including 25 South Dakota exhibitors, will be on hand to visit with School of Mines students, some recruiting for the first time at SDSM&T. In addition, 19 companies are holding information sessions, and more than half of the employers are staying to conduct next-day interviews of approximately 1,200 students.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls more than 2,400 students from 32 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for 2012 graduates was $62,696 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sdsmt.