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Career Fair & Industry Partner Interview Program

Mining and Minerals Engineering at VT hosts its own career fair aimed at connecting students with employers. Visiting recruiters seek all levels of mining engineers who have a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude and are eager to learn. 

There are several ways mining and minerals engineering connects students with employers.

Career Fair

The 2018 Career Fair will be held October 2, 2019 from 10am - 4pm at the Inn at Virginia Tech. Many companies stay the following day, Thursday, October 3 and hosts individual interviews for all types of employment opportunities such as internships, co-op and full-time. Individual interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis with each individual employer at the fair. They will be held at the Smith Career Center, 2nd floor.

Come out on October 2nd and meet with our industry partners who are excited to speak with you!

This year's companies include:

  • Arch Coal, Inc.
  • Atkinson Construction - Underground
  • Black Mountain Sand
  • Boxley Materials
  • Cargill
  • Frontier Kemper
  • Granite Construction Company
  • Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
  • Lehigh Hanson
  • Luck Stone
  • Maine Drilling & Blasting
  • Metso
  • Nutrien
  • Oceana Gold Haile Operation
  • Peabody
  • Rogers Group Inc
  • Silvi Concrete
  • The Frazier Quarry, Inc.
  • The Mosaic Company
  • CRH
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Vulcan Materials Company

'In-House' Hosting

Outside of the career fair, mining and minerals engineering hosts individual companies throughout the fall and spring semester. These companies are announced to mining and minerals engineering students and other students who request to be on the departmental list-serv. If you're interested in pursuing an internship or co-op in mining engineering, please contact the departmental advisor, Michelle Crotto at

This years companies include:

  • RioTinto
  • Martin Marietta
  • Carmeuse
  • Coronado Coal
  • RockyDale

Other Interviewing Opportunities

Beyond what the mining and minerals engineering department offers students directly, there are many more opportunities for excellent student to find the perfect internship, co-op or full-time postion they seek.