Mines News

Release Date Monday, January 31, 2022

South Dakota Mines Hosts Two Spring Career Fairs

More than one hundred interested employers and more than one thousand Mines students show up for South Dakota Mines career fairs. Students have a chance to meet and interview with prospective employers from around the state and nation.

South Dakota Mines is set to hold its in-person springtime career fair with 109 vendors signed up to take part. The in-person Career Fair is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 in the King Center on campus. A virtual fair is planned from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Employers from local companies to Fortune 500 firms are lining up to hire Mines students for internships and full-time positions.

“Our career fairs are among the largest in the state and they show the immense value the university provides for both the local and national economy,” says Mines President Jim Rankin. “Our state and nation require trained STEM professionals to tackle modern challenges. These students have bright futures as leaders and innovators. They will change the world.”

Vendors and employers at the Spring 2022 Career Fair include companies, military, governmental organizations and universities. Businesses and organizations attending include 3M, Coeur Mining Inc, GE, Kiewit, Omnitech Inc., Raven, Scull Construction Service Inc., Nucor, Innovative Systems, LLC, Collins Aerospace, Cargill, Caterpillar, Daktronics, Vishay, the US Navy and many more. These employers come from 26 different states; of the 32 in-state companies represented, 11 are from the Black Hills.

South Dakota Mines students remain in high demand. The most current numbers show 97% of recent graduates are employed in their field of study and have an average starting salary of $66,150. Further, 79% of Mines students land at least one paid major-related internship before graduation. Student interns make an average of $20 per hour; many students use this money to offset their tuition. The cost of attending Mines is lower than many competitors and the university is among the top engineering schools in the nation.

South Dakota Mines’ career fairs are open to Mines students and alumni only.



About South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

Contact: Mike Ray, 605-394-6082, mike.ray@sdsmt.edu

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