About Us

97% of last year’s graduates landed jobs at 177 employers in 35 states plus Japan at an average starting salary $66,156. 

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 Roman

Assistant Director of 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, 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



97

PERCENT


401

GRADUATES


177

EMPLOYERS


$66,156

SALARY


35

STATES


Data based on most recently
completed academic year

LockheedMartin
Cargill
logoCoeurMining
Rockwell Collins
BurnsMcDonnell
BarrickGold
FreeportMcMoRan
BakerHughes
Kiewit
L-3 Communications
Innovative Systems
South Dakota DOT
Halliburton
South Dakota DENR

Kimberly Clark

Lyondell Basell
logoMicrosoft
Caterpillar
Garmin
RESPEC
Nucor
Daktronics

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logoExxon
DowChemical
Raven Industries
logoPeabody
EmersonProcessManagement