The Mining and Minerals Engineering Department’s Career Fair is taking shape and will be hosted again this fall at the Inn at Virginia Tech. The annual job-focused event connects mining industries from across the nation with Hokie undergraduate and graduate mining and minerals engineering students looking for summer and full-time employment in the industry.

Companies are already joining on for this year’s event, which will be held on Wednesday September 27, 2023. “Last year the fair was completely booked out, with 38 recruiters coming to Blacksburg to meet our students,” says Michelle Crotto, mining and minerals engineering undergraduate advisor. “But there is still some time for recruiters to sign up for this year’s fair.”

Companies interested in sending recruiters to the fair can register online via Handshake—the online recruiting platform used by the university. In addition, a block of rooms has been set aside at the Inn for recruiters participating in the fair.

On the first day of the fair, recruiters typically meet students, showcase their companies, and explain job positions. Recruiters will also accept student resumes and set up interviews which take place on the second day of the event. Most companies are actively seeking both undergraduate students for summer positions and internships as well as graduating seniors for permanent positions.

“Thanks to the industry’s strong turnout at the fair each year, our recruiting program has enjoyed incredible success,” explains Crotto, “Mining and minerals engineering enjoys a nearly 100% placement rate by graduation for seniors seeking entry-level positions in the mining industry.”

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