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

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