Mines News

Release Date Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SD Mines Hosted 150 Employers in Largest Career Fair Ever

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Sept. 27, 2017) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology hosted 150 employers for the annual fall Career Fair. This is the largest number of employers to attend a career fair at Mines.

Over 1,000 Mines students took part in this year’s Career Fair. Students were able to network with employers including Burns & McDonnell, Barrick Gold, Cargill, Caterpillar, Garmin, Microsoft, Michelin and Sanford Health, as well as regional companies and engineering firms. Some of the first-time career fair employers include Naval Surface Warfare Center, Air Force Civilian Service, Martin Marietta and WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff.

The 150 employers at this year’s fair come from 26 states, including 46 from South Dakota. Companies from South Dakota at this event include Daktronics, DARCEO, POET, Raven Industries, TSP and Vishay. These South Dakota based employers come from 13 different communities across the state. In addition, 60 of the employers at this fall’s fair are staying to conduct next-day interviews. 

SD Mines graduates continue to be in high-demand, with 77 percent landing at least one internship before graduation. Mines graduates enjoy a 96 percent placement rate and an average starting salary of about $63,000. 

See a video highlighting this year’s fair here.


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

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