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Release Date Monday, September 21, 2020

South Dakota Mines Hosts Virtual Career Fair

South Dakota Mines 2020 Fall Career Fair is being held virtually for the first time. This career fair includes more than 135 employers and vendors who are lining up to hire Mines students for internships and full-time positions. Vendors and employers come from 32 different states with 33 in-state companies represented, 14 of these are from the Black Hills.

South Dakota Mines 2020 Fall Career Fair is being held virtually for the first time on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Mines career fairs are generally attended by over 1,000 students and moving the event to a virtual format reduces COVID-19 spread.

This career fair includes more than 135 employers and vendors who are lining up to hire Mines students for internships and full-time positions. Vendors and employers come from 32 different states with 33 in-state companies represented, 14 of these are from the Black Hills. These state and local employers will hire Mines students who will stay in the area to contribute to the growing high-tech economy.

The vendors attending the Mines’ 2020 Fall Career Fair include companies, military, governmental organizations and universities. Businesses and organizations attending include 3M, Black Hills Energy, Caterpillar, Cargill, Daktronics, DOWL, Emerson, FBI, Freeport-McMoRan, Garmin, Kiewit, Kimberly-Clark, Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Centers – Indian Head, Nucor, Omnitech, POET, Raven, Sanford Health and many others.

Despite the economic slowdown South Dakota Mines students remain in high demand.  The most recent numbers show 96% of recent graduates are employed in their field of study. Mines graduates enjoy an average starting salary of $66,500.  While in school 79% of Mines students land at least one paid major-related internship before graduation. Mines student interns make an average of $19.70 per hour, many students use this money to offset their tuition. The cost of attending Mines is lower than many competitors and the university has been ranked the number one engineering school in the nation for return on investment.

South Dakota Mines’ career fairs are open to Mines students and alumni only.

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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 2,475 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $66,500. For these reasons College Factual ranks South Dakota Mines, the #1 Engineering School for Return on Investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram and Snapchat.  

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