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Release Date Tuesday, September 25, 2018

152 Employers Attend Mines Largest Career Fair Ever

SD Mines graduates continue to be in high-demand, with 77 percent landing at least one internship before graduation. Mines graduates enjoy a 97 percent job placement rate and an average starting salary of about $61,300.

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology's Fall Career Fair included 152 employers, 55 of which are based in South Dakota. This is a record number of employers attending an SD Mines Career Fair and the largest number from South Dakota. Included in the employer lineup are two local startup companies and 24 exhibitors that are either recruiting on campus for the first time or haven’t attended in recent years.

Businesses attending include 3M, Barrick Gold North America, Black Hills Energy, Caterpillar, Daktronics, Garmin, Kimberly-Clark, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Nucor, POET, Sanford Health, US Army Healthcare, L3 Technologies, Hormel Foods Corp. and Freeport-McMoRan.  

More than 1,000 Mines students took part in the Career Fair. 

SD Mines graduates continue to be in high-demand, with 77 percent landing at least one internship before graduation. Mines graduates enjoy a 97 percent job placement rate and an average starting salary of about $61,300. 

 

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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 2,475 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $66,150. For these reasons College Factual ranks South Dakota Mines, the #1 Engineering School for Return on Investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram and Snapchat.

Contact: Charles Michael Ray , 605-394-6082, charles.ray@sdsmt.edu

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