Career Services: From College to Career

 

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

- ConocoPhillips

Career Center Staff does an amazing job. We always find quality candidates from Colorado School of Mines. We look forward to building relationships with Colorado School of Mines Employees and Students.

- Sierra Nevada Corporation

The service we have received and the hospitality have been top notch. The interns and full-time hires have been excellent.

- Hecla Mining Co.

We always have a huge interest from the students and we obtain a very large amount of highly qualified individuals with a desire to join CH2M. We consider CSM a critical school in our recruitment as the level of employee we get when hiring from that school is highly beneficial to us. Thank you!

- CH2M

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

- Merrick & Company

We had a great experience at Colorado School of Mines. The coordination was easy and the career services team was responsive and provided detailed information. The students were outstanding. They came prepared to the event dressed professionally, resumes in hand, and were prepared to have conversations with our team.

- Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

For Students

Searching For Jobs: DiggerNet

DiggerNet is the Mines proactive, online recruiting system. Through this site, students can apply to jobs/interviews, create a resume, work on practice interviews, register for recruiting events, manage interviewing schedules, research employment opportunities / companies, and more.

Planning & Choosing a Career Path

Finding your professional passion and ideal career path is a journey. You are a unique combination of factors including personality type, individual talents, and your styles of learning, working, and interacting in the world. No matter where your interests lie, the Career Advisors are equipped to help you look at different career paths through exploration and evaluation of your interests, strengths, values, and skills assessment and advisement.

Career Day

Each September and February, the Career Center sponsors a career fair, open to all students. Hundreds of companies, government agencies and graduate schools bring information to exhibit. Recruiters talk about their organizations, projects, and discuss internships, co-ops, as well as full-time career opportunities.

Proactive Job Search, Resumes, and Resources

Professional career development is integral to the success of Mines graduates. Students who are successful in their job search benefit by working with the Career Center to acquire the strong job search skills, and competitive tools such as resumes, letters, interviewing skills, social media profiles, and negotiation techniques through individual advising, workshops, resources, and classes.

Interviews, Info Sessions and Small Recruiting Events

Throughout the year, virtual job fairs, on-campus interviews, company info sessions, and small recruiting events are held to enhance the job search opportunities. These are a valuable component to the student’s job search and career exploration interview, learn more about a company and explore career opportunities.

Grad Checkout Form

Prior to each graduation, the Career Center Staff collects the names, relevant data, and outcomes status of every upcoming graduate. The individual data is kept confidential. If a student is striving to obtain his or her next goal (full-time employment, grad school, etc.), the Career Center staff will contact this grad several times a month with job opportunities, advanced level workshops, and additional assistance.

For Employers

Posting a Job: DiggerNet

Take advantage of our free, user-friendly, on-line recruiting tool, DiggerNet. This system is proactive, gives the recruiter full control of the application/interview process. As soon as your job is posted and approved, it will send an email out to all of the qualified, actively seeking students and recent graduates. Feel free to link and register.

Career Day & Job Events

Maximize your hiring potential! From large on-campus career fairs where you can interact with thousands of students, grads and alums, to virtual job fairs and small interviewing events, Mines has the campus event to fit every company’s needs.

Interviews & Info Sessions

Arrange for free on-campus interviews, and /or interviews arranged through Skype, phone, and video conferencing. Information sessions provide a convenient way of presenting information to students, grads, and alumni. Many companies use these meetings to kick off their on-campus interviews.

Branding Your Company

Smart employers know that to obtain the best, you have to promote a solid presence on campuses, while maintaining the ability to acquire the best talent for their current and/or future recruiting needs. Ensure that your company is taking advantage of no cost and/or low cost branding activities, recruiting events, site visits, special functions, project sponsorship, and more.

Salary & Outcome Statistics

Annually, the Career Center at Colorado School of Mines collects data and analyzes the outcomes and recruiting activities on campus during the prior academic year. The summaries of graduate outcomes and salaries, internship salaries, and recruiting activities can be found at this link.

Internship Programs

Internships, co-ops, and job shadowing programs provides your company with a future experienced pool of candidates, gives you a summer staff that is full of fresh ideas and excitement, and students who are familiar with your organizations’ products, services and culture.

For Faculty & Staff

Posting a Job for Student Workers

Take advantage of our free, user-friendly, on-line recruiting tool, DiggerNet. This system is proactive, gives the faculty/staff member full control of the application/interview process. As soon as your job is posted and approved, it will send an email out to all of the qualified, actively seeking students and recent graduates. Feel free to link and register.

DiggerNet: Faculty Accounts

This allows you to see current job postings for the students in your major or all majors; know which companies are coming to recruit on our campus; attend information sessions to network and research, research company information, and more!

Career Day

Each September and February, the Career Center puts on a huge career fair with hundreds of employers, open to all students. We strongly encourage all Faculty to join us in the Student Rec Center for these events, which allows you a chance to talk with companies about how they can be involved with your department through projects, research, tours, and technical talks!

Salary & Outcome Statistics

Annually, the Career Center at Colorado School of Mines collects data and analyzes the outcomes and recruiting activities on campus during the prior academic year. The summaries of graduate outcomes and salaries, internship salaries, and recruiting activities including custom department data, can be found at this link.

Requests for Data, Recruiting Info, and Class Presentations

Faculty and staff can request customized, non-confidential, outcomes and recruiting data for reports, and accreditation needs with a two week notice. The Career Center loves to partner with faculty and staff on over 60 annual requests for career development presentations.

Data / Reports

Presentations

Equipment Usage

Labor Market Information

Information on labor markets is valuable data in determining what both the future and current employment opportunities look like. These links allow the individual to research indicators such as job growth, unemployment statistics, and economic / demographic data.

NACE

Colorado Dept. of Labor

US Dept. of Labor

Attendance at Career Day is open to Colorado School of Mines students, graduates, alumni, faculty and staff only.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity
The Colorado School of Mines Career Center is committed to embracing the inclusion and diversity of our campus community, thereby creating equal opportunity for everyone.  We feel that acknowledging, respecting, and promoting each student and graduate, with his or her distinctive combination of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or military service, and socioeconomic background, brings a creative, innovative, and valued new workforce to our family of employers.

Those with accessibility needs, concerns or requests are encouraged to contact Jane Cain at 303-273-3233, lcain@mines.edu or Lin Sherman at 303-273-3235, lsherman@mines.edu.