Next steps

by | Jan 7, 2021 | Skill Set, Winter 2021 | 0 comments

Consider earning a certificate or checking out a graduate program.

For those who are looking to take their next step up the career ladder, a graduate-level certification or degree might be just the thing to provide that boost and help professionals stand out in their field. Graduate-level experience can help professionals gain specialized knowledge, increase their credibility and become more competitive in their field.

Visit to learn more about Mines’ graduate programs.

Find a mentor or lend your expertise to others.

The Mines Mentoring Program connects businesses and professionals with Mines alumni, students and employees and provides a kick-start for aspiring entrepreneurs. Alumni can join as mentors to lend their time and expertise to other Orediggers or find a mentor for themselves and gain valuable connections and professional development opportunities to help them grow in their personal and professional lives.

Check out to get involved.

Connect with a group dedicated to your interests and expand your network.

If you have a particular affinity for interests such as aerospace, entrepreneurship, social responsibility or supporting women in STEM, joining one of Mines’ interest groups is a great way to connect with other professionals, share your expertise and learn from others. Not only do the interest groups keep alumni up-to-date with emerging trends and the latest innovations, but they can open up and help grow new opportunities for all involved.

Go to to join the group that interests you.

Meet up with other alumni in your area who might know of new opportunities.

Some of the best connections happen in more casual environments, which is why Mines’ M Clubs are perfect for catching up with other Orediggers. With M Clubs in nearly every major city across the U.S. and even several internationally, they’re not only perfect for keeping alumni connected to Mines but are great for networking with other Orediggers during a volunteer event or over a beer at a local brewery.

Find your local M Club at