Career Fair

Held once each semester, fall and spring, the South Dakota Mines Career Fair connects over 1,000 students with employers nationwide (about a fourth from South Dakota, the rest from across the United States). Many employers recruit on our campus every year, but each Career Fair sees new participants looking to recruit South Dakota Mines job seeking students. Many employers conduct next-day interviews with students.

Fall Career Fair - September 24th, 2024
South Dakota Mines - King Center

11:00AM - 4:00PM MT


Handshake 

Handshake is the fast and powerful recruiting platform for South Dakota Mines students and alumni. It uses cutting edge technology to connect employers with qualified candidates. Students and alumni can build profiles highlighting their academic accomplishments, skills and extracurricular activities, then make those profiles visible to companies on Handshake to market themselves to potential employers. 

Employers may use Handshake to post jobs, internships, and co-op listings, register for career fairs, manage on-campus recruiting, advertise events, and message students, and alumni who meet your qualifications. Employers will also be able to promote their brand more effectively by customizing your employer profile, job postings, and events to be more visually appealing to students.

STUDENTS & ALUMNI

Any current South Dakota Mines student can participate - from freshmen to graduate students, as well as any South Dakota Mines Alumni. Students and Alumni can login to Handshake here. Log In 

FACULTY

Faculty are able to log into Handshake to view participating employers. Faculty can sign up and register with Handshake using their Mines email account. Log In

EMPLOYERS

Log In To Handshake To:

  • Post a Job
  • Post an Internship, Co-Op, or Research Opportunity
  • Participate in Career Fairs
  • Set up Campus or Virtual Interviews
  • Set up a Campus or Virtual Information Session

If you're a new employer to the South Dakota Mines system, you can click the Log In button below to set up your account, then proceed by completing any of the steps listed above.

Register/LOG IN

Additional Employer Information

Early Bird - Single Booth: $500.00 (1-3 Recruiters Only)
Early Bird - Single Booth (Non-Profit/Government Agency): $400.00 (1-3 Recruiters Only)
Early Bird - Double Booth: $1000.00 (4-6 Recruiters)
Early Bird - Triple Booth: $1500.00 (7-9 Recruiters)
Early Bird - Quadruple Booth: $2000.00 (10-12 Recruiters)
Early Bird Pricing Ends on August 23rd, 2024

Registration Fee Includes:
Employer breakfast, lunch, and refreshments the day of the career fair for recruiters
Electricity to booth(s)
Free wifi
Free parking
Next day interview space(s) available upon request in registration
Career Services $100 contribution

Exhibitor Information 


Why Employers Seek Out South Dakota Mines' Students


South Dakota Mines has an excellent reputation. Their students are well-prepared, work hard, and have an excellent grasp of the fundamentals.
- SD Dept. of Transportation

South Dakota Mines produces well-prepared, hard-working engineers. They bring good teamwork skills based on projects and initiatives they've been involved in at South Dakota Mines.
- Michelin North America

We recruit South Dakota Mines students because of the outstanding education they've received. They arrive with a good work ethic and an ability to solve real-world problems.
- Terex Corporation


NACE

South Dakota Mines Career Services is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, otherwise known as NACE, the preeminent association dedicated to the advancement of college career services and college talent recruiting programs. As such, NACE has long standing, ethical principles that help to ensure that the recruitment process is fair and equitable and supports informed and responsible decision making. As a member of NACE, South Dakota Mines Career Services adheres to these principles and we expect the employers that use our services to likewise adhere to them.

Employers making employment offers to South Dakota Mines students are asked the review the NACE Position Statement on Setting Reasonable Deadlines for Job Offers.

Questions?

Contact Career Services

careerservices@sdsmt.edu
(605) 394-2667



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CAREER
FAIR


~1400

STUDENTS


57

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS


221

EMPLOYERS


51

SD EMPLOYERS


38

STATES


Data based on most recently
completed academic semester

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