$70,036
Starting Salary

98%
Placement

73%
Intern Experience

Career Services

Career Services at South Dakota Mines works with students, employers, alumni, and the community to ensure South Dakota Mines students graduate ready for a rewarding career. South Dakota Mines students are highly sought after due to their professional development and strong academics. Those who are counted as placed are in full-time positions within their field of study, graduate school, military services, and graduates who have reported they are not seeking employment within their field. Graduates who are still looking or have not responded are counted as not placed. The placement percentage includes all graduates from each academic year. 

  • Placement for AcYr22 B.S. grads with internship experience: 100%
  • Placement for AcYr22 B.S. grads without internship experience: 92%
Career Guide

About Us

98% of last year’s graduates landed jobs at 186 employers in 33 states plus Japan at an average starting salary $70,036. 

There’s a reason our students are in high demand. Through our expansive internship program, one-on-one interview prep and resume review, 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.


Corinne Heiberger

Corinne Heiberger

Director of Career Services

Madi Fuegen

Madi Fuegen

Career Services Coordinator

Location

Career Services
Devereaux Library
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 E. St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD  57701
(Main Floor - Offices 213 & 214)

Hours

7:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday
Summer Hours: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM, Monday-Friday

Contact Us

careerservices@sdsmt.edu
(605) 394-2667

Our Mission

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


MEET OUR INTERNS

Mines interns have some amazing experiences. Click on a photo below to find out more.


CAREER FAIR

Connect with ~1,400 students and 221 employers nationwide.

Next Career Fair:

September 24th, 2024

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