About Us

96% of last year’s graduates landed jobs at 222 employers in 38 states plus D.C., England, Germany, and South Korea at an average starting salary $66,516. 

There’s a reason our students are in high demand. Through our expansive internship program and one-on-one interview prep and resume review to our signature professional development program, Mines Advantage, and year-round workshops and events, we won’t just help you hit the ground running. We’ll give you a competitive edge.

Whether you are a student, alumnus, or employer, we want to connect you to the people and places you need to succeed. Email us to make an appointment today.


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Matthew Hanley

Director of Career & Professional Development

Hillary Eaton

Hilary Eaton

Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development

Susan Schwartz

Susan Schwartz

Office Coordinator
 

Patterson, Lynn

Lynn Patterson

Secretary of Counseling/Career & Professional Development

Location

Career & Professional Development Center  
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 E. St. Joseph St.  
Rapid City, SD  57701
(upper-level Surbeck Center)

Hours

7:30 AM-4:30 PM MST, Monday-Friday

Contact Us

careercenter@sdsmt.edu
(605) 394-2667
Fax: (605) 394-6721

Our Mission

South Dakota Mines Career & Professional Development Center will successfully engage students in their career and professional development and will foster partnerships to connect students with employers, campus, and the community.



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PLACEMENT



96

PERCENT


419

GRADUATES


222

EMPLOYERS


$66,516

SALARY


38

STATES


Data based on most recently
completed academic year

Halliburton
Daktronics
Kiewit
logoMicrosoft
BakerHughes
Innovative Systems
Rockwell Collins
logoPeabody
Raven Industries
BarrickGold
logoCoeurMining
Lyondell Basell
BurnsMcDonnell
EmersonProcessManagement
South Dakota DENR
LockheedMartin
Garmin
Caterpillar
DowChemical
South Dakota DOT
RESPEC
ArcherDanielsMidland
Nucor
Cargill

Kimberly Clark

FreeportMcMoRan
logoExxon
L-3 Communications