Meet the Intern: Mooketsi Selelo

Prairie State Generating Company is excited to welcome Mooketsi (Mox) Selelo as a mining intern for the summer of 2018.

Selelo, from Botswana, is a graduate of Missouri S&T.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in mining engineering with a minor in mineral processing.  At S&T, he was involved in the competitive mucking team, the mine design team, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.

In Botswana, Selelo was employed in a diamond mine.  There, he was involved in drilling, something that was less hands-on than he would like.  Before moving to the United States, Selelo was awarded a full scholarship that allowed him to move here and study mining.  He has also worked at an experimental mine in Rolla, Missouri.

Selelo chose Prairie State because the company’s number one value is safety.  He appreciates that personal protective equipment is provided to ensure worker safety at all times.  “I really enjoy being given so many opportunities to learn; they always explain why things are done.”

This summer, Selelo will be working with the ventilation team and the engineering team; he will also spend some time working with the conveyor belts.  “I am excited to experience hands-on work in operating equipment.”

Selelo is interested in a career in the mining industry.