Information for Employers

Mining for talent? Our students are shovel-ready.

Thank you for your interest in recruiting at the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.  The School was established in 1908 and since then has continually built upon its century-long tradition of education in the earth sciences and engineering.  The Mackay School has been internationally recognized as being at the forefront of training for geosciences and engineering.  To see our majors and enrollment numbers click here.

Our office, Mackay Career Services, is committed to assisting employers who are recruiting our students for internships, part-time, and full-time positions.  We are here to support your efforts and encourage you to take advantage of the various events and services we offer.

On-Campus Recruiting

Career Fair introductions

On-Campus Interviews
Recruiters may interview students during the Fall and Spring semesters on the UNR campus for salaried full-time and structured internship opportunities. Email the coordinator to set up interviews or get more information.

Info Sessions and Classroom Presentations
Company information sessions and open houses provide students with an opportunity to learn more about your organization and meet some of your employees. Also, professionals can sometimes give topically relevant guest presentations when industry work aligns with in-class material. Email the coordinator to set up a session or find out more information.

Career Fairs

Busy career fair

Career Fairs and Events
Regardless of your organization's size, fairs provide you with an opportunity to recruit candidates for full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities and establish excellent relationships with students.

Networking Events

Networking with alumni

Mackay Alumni Networking Event
October 18, 2019 - The Mackay School invites alumni and employers to connect with faculty and students in a format that offers both structured and open networking. This reception has afforded students the unique opportunity to strike up a conversation with alumni willing to share their career experiences and make new contacts in their field. Email the coordinator if you're interested in participating.

Ice Cream Social
September 4, 2019 - A combination "Welcome Back" gathering and resource fair where new and returning students can meet with student services providers, student groups, department chairs, faculty, and employers. For more information or to help sponsor this event, email the coordinator.

Posting Jobs

Graduating students are shovel-ready

Job Submission Form
Our job posting form helps us gather much needed details about your opportunity in order to best share it with our students.
Post a job with the form

School Specific Job Announcements
Targeted email and social media distribution allows for distribution of job announcements to specific Mackay majors.
Send your job announcement to Coordinator

As an employer, you have specific requirements to find the best candidate for a position. Here at the Mackay School, we are immensely confident in our students and their ability to meet (and exceed) the challenges placed before them. For additional information regarding the competencies and specialties of Mackay majors, please explore our departments

We encourage you to schedule a recruitment visit, it's easy just contact the Coordinator to set it up. In the meantime, if you'd like to get more information about Reno as a city here is a great article by the Washington Post.

Mackay School Enrollment - Fall 2017

Mackay School Enrollment - Fall 2017
Geological Engineering/Geo-Engineering* 88 8
Mining Engineering 62 8
Metallurgical Engineering 12 3
Geology 60 34
Geography 52 23
Geophysics 12 9
Hydrogeology/Hydrology 15 35**

* Geo-Engineering is a joint PhD-only program
** Interdisciplinary Graduate program

For more information contact:
Katia P. Albright, M.A., GCDF
Coordinator of Career Development