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 astronauts can land on Mars in 20-30 years.

Resources from the SD Mines Career Guide:

L-3 Communications
RESPEC
Innovative Systems
Cargill
Garmin
Rockwell Collins
logoExxon
logoPeabody
ArcherDanielsMidland
Daktronics
EmersonProcessManagement
logoCoeurMining
logoMicrosoft
BurnsMcDonnell
South Dakota DENR
Halliburton
BakerHughes
BarrickGold
Raven Industries
Nucor
Caterpillar
FreeportMcMoRan

Kimberly Clark

South Dakota DOT
LockheedMartin
Lyondell Basell
DowChemical
Kiewit