Mining Future is in our Students

SME has long recognized the vital role that today's students will play in the industry's health and prosperity tomorrow. Student members of SME have excellent opportunities to network with their peers and industry professionals. Becoming a member of the society and utilizing the benefits is an important first step when choosing to pursue a career in the minerals industry.

Through Student membership in SME you will be part of the worldwide network of members who are the foremost technology experts, leaders and educators in the minerals industry.

SME currently has 41 student chapters to see if you school currently has a student chapter view the complete list of student chapters.

Each year the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) & the SME Foundation offer multiple scholarships to SME student members who demonstrate a desire for & probability of success in a career in the minerals industry.
Students, get connected with professionals who have been where you are and know how to successfully navigate your career path.

Student Resources
Schools & Programs
Find the best school and program to help you meet your professional goals.
SME hosts several student focused competitions throughout the year to help encourage involvement.
Start a Chapter
Interested in starting a student chapter at your school? Does your school have an existing program in a technical area covered by the SME charter, and is there sufficient student enrollment?
SME Community
Network, Blog and connect with students across the world through the SME Community Hard Hats Discussion Group.