Kampus Kudos


Andrew Fager joined us as a Career Center Student Assistant in the Summer of 2008.  It was immediately clear during his first days here that he would be a great student and top-notch employee.  He has tackled every task we can throw his way,  taking initiative and looking for ways to be of service.  This past year, as a senior wrapping up his B.S. in Computer Science, he was completely over the top in service that affected not just our department, but individual students AND the school as a whole, providing IT services at a highly professional level.  His ability to troubleshoot difficulties, both in terms of hardware and connection issues was a huge help in our office with DiggerNet, Optimal Resume, and our department’s website, testing new features and using his creativity to produce tutorials for internal use and by the Mines students. 


With the retirement of one of the principal Mines IT staff members, the online registration for Career Day needed a new specialist.  Andrew, with his technical prowess, and more importantly his diligence and “can do” attitude, stepped up to the challenge.  His ability to conference with Mines staff gained their respect and collaboration. Offering his time to study the system, as well as set up all the hardware and software components needed for the event, this student took on what was equivalent to a full-time IT job, while continuing to manage his studies and other obligations.  With his help, Career Day has run smoothly for students, employers, university administrators, and the event’s professionalism.  Andrew has also updated the process for recent graduates to report their post-graduation plans.


Andrew Fager’s IT abilities are complemented by a sincere interest in people and a heart of service. Corporate representatives are pleased to be greeted with the friendliness, respect and professionalism that Andrew projects. In addition, he is very quick to jump up to assist students when they come into the office, walking them through the resources to help resolve their needs.  Thanksgiving Holiday Week, when other students were enjoying their time off, Andrew responded to an emergency call from us to come fix a technological problem affecting our famous “Pie Day” – he gave up his free time to hurry across town to help us with this event.  THAT is above and beyond! 


As he heads off to his internship with Time Warner and then on to graduate school here at Mines, we are proud to proclaim Andrew Fager as the Career Center Featured Student!




Featuring outstanding departments, staff and/or faculty who are leading the way by providing over and beyond support to the Mines Career Center! WE THANK YOU!!! We can't do it without you.


Our second recipient(s) goes out to the wonderful faculty who gave so willing of their time to be a part of our recent focus group. Hats off to the following:


  • Cara Coad - Engineering
  • Bill Hoff - Engineering
  • Patrick Taylor - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Hugh Miller - Mining
  • Jennifer Miskimmins - Petroleum Engineering
  • Tim VanHaverbeke - Environmental Science & Engineering


Because of the input from these faculty members the Mines Career Center has, and will be, implementing services to further benefit the students in their career efforts.





Our first recipient of the Career Center Kampus Kudos goes to Physics Professor Chuck Stone. Chuck incorporated the services of the Career Center Staff several times throughout his 2009 Summer Session for Physics Majors. Staff members presented to the whole class on Resume Building. Their assignments included printing a resume and having it reviewed by Career Center Staff and printing a personal statement to be reviewed. After reviewing the resumes it became apparent that some students seem to forget that being involved with organizations and volunteer work can add tremendously to their resume. He also opened his classroom to an Employer Visit by a recruiter from CH2M Hill.


Because of the efforts of Chuck Stone many more students now have their resumes uploaded into DiggerNet where they can search for internships and fulltime jobs and are more prepared for the upcoming Career Day. Thank you, Chuck and Kudos to You!