Mines News

Release Date Monday, September 25, 2023

Over 200 Companies to Attend South Dakota Mines Fall Career Fair

South Dakota Mines’ Fall 2023 Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, in the King Center on campus.

South Dakota Mines is hosting its Fall Career Fair with 219 companies scheduled to participate. The in-person fair is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, in the King Center on campus.

“The career fairs at South Dakota Mines are proof that our graduates are in high demand. They are regularly the largest in the region, and we are proud so many companies come here to visit with our students,” says President Jim Rankin, Ph.D., P.E.

Employers at the Fall 2023 Career Fair include Nucor, Omnitech, Garmin, GE, Kiewit and Hormel. Of the 219 companies represented, 51 are from South Dakota with 18 of those from the Black Hills.

Students who graduate from South Dakota Mines are highly sought after. Graduates from 2022 had a placement rate of 98% in either industry or graduate school with an average starting salary of $70,036. Seventy-three percent of university students participate in at least one paid internship before graduation, earning an average of $22.62 per hour. Students who participate in an internship have an average starting salary of $72,458 and 100% placement rate.

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: Gray Hughes, 605-394-2554, Gray.Hughes@sdsmt.edu