Mines News

Release Date Monday, February 6, 2023

South Dakota Mines Hosts Spring Career Fair

Employers from around the nation come to South Dakota Mines for the university’s biannual Career Fair.

South Dakota Mines is set to hold its in-person spring Career Fair with more than 170 vendors signed up to take part. The in-person fair is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the King Center on campus.

“We’re proud that Mines continually hosts some of the largest career fairs in the entire state. The high demand for our students indicates the immense value the university provides for the local, state, and national economy,” says Mines President Jim Rankin.

Vendors and employers at the Spring 2023 Career Fair include B9 Creations, Black Hills Energy, Bobcat, Cargill, Caterpillar, Coeur Mining, Collins Aerospace, Daktronics, GE, Garmin, Innovative Systems, Kiewit, Nucor, Omnitech Inc., Raven, RESPEC, Sioux Steel Company, the US Navy, Vishay, and many more. These employers come from 34 different states; of the ­57 in-state companies represented, 27 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 $68,685. Further, 70% of Mines students land at least one paid major-related internship before graduation. Student interns make an average of $20.96 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.

Media are welcome to attend the event. Note: 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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