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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( September 9, 1998)
SDSM& T 1998 CAREER FAIR TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 17: LARGEST RECRUITING EVENT IN CAMPUS HISTORY TO FEATURE 58 COMPANIES AND AGENCIES
SDSM& T’s 1998 Career Fair scheduled for Thursday, September 17, is shaping up to be the largest recruiting event in campus history. Fifty- eight companies and government agencies are scheduled to recruit SDSM& T students for placement, summer internships and cooperative education during the event. The career fair for SDSM& T students will run from 9: 00 a. m. - noon and 1: 30 - 4: 30 p. m. in the Surbeck Center Ballroom.
“ Undergraduate cooperative education and summer internships reached an all- time high last year,” says Jack Hunter, SDSM& T Director of Career Planning and Cooperative Education. “ Eighty percent of our engineering and science graduates have relevant work experience when they graduate.”
Within six months of receiving their degrees, 90- 92% of SDSM& T’s graduates are placed, with 70- 72% working in their career fields and 20% continuing on to graduate or professional schools. The starting salaries for new SDSM& T graduates average $ 39,600 for engineering majors and $ 33,600 for science majors.
A sample of the companies scheduled to participate in this year’s Career Fair includes Amoco, Archer Daniels Midland, ASI, Baker Hughes, Barrick Goldstrike, Cargill, Daktronics, FBI, Gateway, Green Tree, Kiewit Mining Group, Michelin North America, Microsoft, North Star Steel, Raytheon Systems, Rockwell Collins, Sencore, Shell Services, 3M, Toshiba, and US Steel. A complete list of the companies and agencies scheduled to participate is available on the SDSM& T Career Planning Office web site at: www. sdsmt. edu/ services/ careerplan.
Last year over 1200 individuals attended SDSM& T’s Career Fair. Participants included SDSM& T students from the freshman to the Ph. D. level, faculty, staff, and alumni. For additional information, call Jack Hunter, Director of Career Planning and Cooperative Education, at 394- 2667.
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