Career Outcomes

Connecting Orediggers to their future

We like to pursue new ideas without limits—it’s what makes Mines graduates exceptional. You can find this limitless style in our unique programs, world-class teaching staff and state-of-the art facilities that prepare students for a successful career in a variety of fields.

But it’s the opportunities outside the classroom that take it to the next level. You will have opportunities to learn and train with industry experts through our vast network of partnership with private and government STEM agencies. You will be sought out by leading companies that are looking for new employees with the skills necessary to take the world into the future.

In other words, your career will be limitless.


Strong Partnerships

Our Recruiters

Colorado School of Mines has consistently been a source of high quality engineering graduates, keen to continue their professional development in the industry.

– Merrick & Company    


Recruiting at Mines is always a rewarding experience. Mines contiues to turn out good intern and full-time candidates and the services of the Career Center are always very much appreciated. Thanks, and see you next year!





industry-leading companies attended Career Day 2019 to recruit Mines graduates


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return on investment among peer institutions 30 years post graduation


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total interviews conducted on Mines campus during the past academic year by 214 companies


  • Increase in aerospace, bio-related, high-tech/computer science and manufacturing employers.


  • 32 companies met with 300 students as part of WIRED for Work, a high-tech professional development workshop with employers.


  • 18 professional development workshops with 850 student participants were held in advance of the career day event.


Mines Value


of grads employed in 
degree-related fields
within 6 months of graduation



unique, in-demand
degrees and programs
to choose from



students served
by the
Career Center


No. 2

return on investment

Money Magazine, 2018


Grad’s Average Starting Salaries








During my internship at Lockheed Martin, I had endless opportunities to grow and develop new ideas beyond the realm of what I thought was possible. Mines helped lay the foundation of skills allowing me to perform well in this demanding position.

Chase Clayton
Mechanical Engineering, ’19

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Mines was my top choice for graduate school. The main factor that swayed my decision was the partnerships the school has and the wonderful opportunities that provides.

Guess Oka
MS, Mineral and Energy Economics, ’18

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The career fair is always a great way to see how many people love Mines, whether they’re alumni or companies who love Mines students for our work ethic and it always motivates me to work harder to get cool internship experiences.

Katie Varnadoe
Student, Civil Engineering

More about Katie on Humans of Mines