Mines News

Release Date Monday, September 19, 2016

SD Mines Career Fair to Host 127 Employers including Google, Microsoft

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Sept. 19, 2016) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host 127 employers for the annual fall Career Fair, including Google, which is one of 21 companies participating in the career fair for the first time. The fair will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the King Center in both the Goodell and Fraser Gyms.

Over 1,000 Mines students are expected to attend, networking with employers including Burns & McDonnell, Barrick Gold, Cargill, Caterpillar, Garmin, EchoStar, Microsoft, Sanford Health and Dow Chemical, as well as regional companies and engineering firms. In all, 126 employers from 26 states, including 37 from South Dakota, will be on hand to visit with Mines students. South Dakota companies include Daktronics, POET, Raven Industries, TSP and Vishay. In addition, nearly half of the employers are staying to conduct next-day interviews.

SD Mines graduates continue to be in demand, with 75 percent landing at least one internship before graduation, a 98 percent placement rate and an average starting salary of over $63,000.


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 2,778 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: Dani Mason, (605) 394-2554, danielle.mason@sdsmt.edu