Mines News

Release Date Tuesday, September 17, 2019

165 Vendors Attend Mines’ Largest Career Fair Ever

Overall, SD Mines graduates continue to be in high demand, with 77 percent landing at least one paid major-related internship before graduation. Mines graduates enjoy a 97 percent job placement rate and an average starting salary of $63,350. 

 

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology's Fall Career Fair continues to grow each year. More than 1,000 Mines students took part in the Career Fair, which included 165 vendors, 50 of which are based in South Dakota.

The vendors that attended SD Mines’ Career Fair include companies, military, governmental organizations and universities. Included in the employer lineup are local startup companies and 26 exhibitors that are either recruiting on campus for the first time or haven’t attended in recent years.

Businesses and organizations attending include 3M, Black Hills Energy, Black & Veatch,  Caterpillar, the Central Intelligence Agency, Daktronics, DOWL, Emerson, Freeport-McMoRan, Garmin, Kiewit, Kimberly-Clark, L3Harris Technologies, Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Centers – Indian Head, Nucor, Omnitech, POET, Sanford Health and Union Pacific Railroad.

A range of businesses also sponsored a dinner for women students the night before career fair. The event helps connect employers with highly successful Mines female students before they graduate. This event is one of many ways SD Mines partners with industry leaders to help meet their demand for increased diversity in STEM fields.

Overall, SD Mines graduates continue to be in high demand, with 77 percent landing at least one paid major-related internship before graduation. Mines graduates enjoy a 97 percent job placement rate and an average starting salary of $63,350. 

 

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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 2,529 students with an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350. Find us online at sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

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

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