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School of Mines Career Fair

School of Mines Career Fair

165 Vendors to Attend Mines’ Largest Career Fair Ever


News Staff - September 17, 2019

RAPID CITY, SD — South Dakota School of Mines & Technology's Fall Career Fair Tuesday Sept. 17, continues to grow each year. More than 1,000 Mines students will take part in the Career Fair, which will include 165 vendors, 50 of which are based in South Dakota. The vendors attending the Career Fair include companies, military and 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 are also sponsoring 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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