Career Outcomes

We are Focused on your 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.


Career Center – Annual Report 2022-23

Learn helpful details and data about the numerous positive impacts Mines can have on your professional future

Career Center 2021-2022 annual report cover

Undergraduate Experiential Learning

students graduate with documented, relevant technical work or research experience

BS students graduate with
technical work experience

organizations partner with Mines for internships and technical experience opportunities

Jobs by industry

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Emphasizing Career Preparation

Mines is dedicated to the idea that hands-on learning and real-world experience prepares students far better than learning by lecture alone. We encourage and support our students to explore opportunities in a variety of experiential learning settings through research, cooperative education and internships.

Outcomes – Class of 2022-23


BS grads


Master's Grads


PHD Grads

Industry Partnerships

Industry Partnerships



interviews conducted during
spring and fall semesters

online application


jobs posted on Mines internal
recruitment site by 870 employers


No. 1

Best Public Universities by Salary Potential in Colorado

Payscale, 2021


Mines Value

salary growth
No. 4 university for career return on investment, US News (2022) 


Average starting salary 

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

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