“My job is as cool as it sounds—I get to blow up rock just about every day.”

Josh Morris, Class of 2011

What VT Mining Engineers Do

Mining Engineering as a Career

With energy costs always on the rise, well-trained mining and minerals engineers are some of the most sought-after and best-paid professionals in the nation.  Virginia Tech’s Mining and Minerals Engineering department boasts an active job placement program, with industry recruiters hiring many of our students throughout the academic year for both summer internships and permanent positions. The result is one of the highest departmental job placement rates at the university.

Our alumni love what they do and maintain strong bonds with the department. Learn more about our program and a career in mining engineering through their own words.