Mines News

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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About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

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