Student Advancement

Along with strong academic programs, South Dakota Mines provides students with professional development opportunities, either through Mines Advantage or the Professional Development Institute.

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Mines Advantage

An optional professional development program available to all South Dakota Mines students.  Participating students go through 30 experiences (from cultural experiences to mock career interviews) in 6 core competency areas.


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Professional Development Institute

An initiative involving a select group of recognized student leaders who work towards the advancement of professional development for all South Dakota Mines students.  Students must be nominated by faculty or staff to participate.