Employers flock to Mines Career Day

More than 200 employers were on campus to meet with Colorado School of Mines students, grads and alumni at the sold-out Fall 2012 Career Day on Sept. 11.

A wide range of industries were represented including petroleum, renewable energy, mining, engineering and aerospace.

“Companies are traveling from all over the world to attend and recruit Mines students and grads. This is because of the outstanding quality of their education and work ethic, as well as the high demand for engineers,” said Jean Manning-Clark, director of the Colorado School of Mines Career Center.

Job placement outcomes for Mines graduates are strong in spite of continued concerns with national and global economic conditions. Ninety percent of graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree had job placements following the 2010-11 school year, while 94 percent of graduates with master’s degrees and 98 percent of graduates with doctorate degrees were placed. More than half of Mines’ grads opted to stay in Colorado.

Mines is the top-ranked public university in the nation for starting salaries for graduates with bachelor’s degrees ($63,400) according to Payscale.com.