Average Starting Salary $61,346 and 97% Placement Rates

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Average Starting Salary $61,346 and 97% Placement Rates

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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Undergraduate Admissions

At Mines we don't have large lectures led by graduate students, just hands-on education and real world experience. Students interned with 240 employers in 39 states last year alone.

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Graduate Admissions

Gain access to renowned faculty, high-tech facilities, challenging projects, and the resources you need to advance your career and research what matters - here and around the globe.

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Why Mines?

What's better than a degree? Graduating with an average starting salary topping $63,000 — one reason the Wall Street Journal named us #1 return on investment nationwide.

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What is SD Mines all about?

Our new online viewbook captures in images and video just how unique the SD Mines experience is. Hands on and high tech! -- see how Mines provides academic adventure and challenge.

MINES HEADLINES

SD Mines Offers New Certificate in Esports

The South Dakota Board of Regents  approved Thursday a new esports certificate program at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. This new curriculum goes hand-in-hand with SD Mines’ esports varsity program that includes the university’s League of Legends team.

Mines Freshmen Give Back to Community on Day of Service

More than 350 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology freshmen will take part in this year’s Freshmen Day of Service Sunday, Aug. 19, heading to neighborhoods and service organizations to clean, restore and assist with projects. Volunteers will serve 20 community partners, both on campus and in the Rapid City and Black Hills area, completing over 900 hours of community service before the first day of class. 

Mines Graduates Earn 97 Percent Placement and Average Starting Salaries above $61,300

The average starting salary of a Mines graduate is $61,346. Ten of the 16 majors at Mines had 100 percent placement rates, with the vast majority of students electing to go directly into industry, working at companies such as  Microsoft, Garmin, Caterpillar, Cargill, Lockheed Martin, Nucor, POET, Raven Industries, Black Hills Corporation, Daktronics and more. Twenty-two percent of Mines students chose to continue their studies in graduate school. 

SD Mines Scientists and Students Contribute to IceCube Breakthrough

An international team of scientists, including researchers at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, have found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can travel unhindered for billions of light years from the most extreme environments in the universe to Earth.

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SD Mines Family Weekend 2018

SD Mines Family Weekend

Family Weekend is held Fri. Oct 12 - Sat. Oct 13, 2018. This is an excellent time to visit with your student and meet faculty, staff, and other parents. It is also an opportunity to experience firsthand the many aspects of life on our campus.
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Back to School

Back to School

Move-in day for freshmen is Aug. 16 and Aug. 17-19 for returning students.  Classes start Aug. 20. 
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CTA Research at Mines

Research at Mines

We search for dark matter a mile underground, engineer solutions for the developing world, and launch research-fueled start-ups and industry partnerships to spark economic development at home and abroad. 
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Hellava Night CTA

Helluva Night Concert

Featuring Neon Trees and Lost Kings on Saturday, September 8that 7 p.m. at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.  The concert kicks off Rocker Days homecoming week festivities.  The public is welcome!   
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