Student and Early Career

Students and early career professionals bring innovative ideas and new skillsets into the workforce, but starting a career in economic geology can be challenging. Our committees have designed events during the conference to build connections with peers and to support the career advancement of those just starting out. Many planned events are free or at a reduced cost to make them more accessible.

View the conference schedule for dates and times. Details subject to change.

SEG and Early Career Day

Registration will be capped at 150 participants.

Mentor-Mentee Program

Making that first connection with somebody new at a conference can be daunting. This year's conference features a new Mentor-Mentee Program pairing students or early career professionals with a seasoned geologist, willing and ready to share their experiences and insights in industry and conference-attending.

Round Table Discussions

Sheron Kaviua, Vice President of Operations at Rosh Pinah Zinc Mine will open the event with a keynote talk. Interactive discussions on various themes will be held. Students and early career professionals will interact with a diverse group of industry, university, and government professionals ready to provide advice and insight on these themes.


Meeting Rooms

Several small rooms will be available exclusively for any follow-up meetings, small group discussions, or potential interviews stemming from any of the events or personal contacts you made during the conference.

Social Events

Matchless Mines Field Trip

September 26, 2024

Field trip for SEG Student and Recent Graduate Members to Matchless Mine and outcrops around Windhoek. Lunch and transportation will be provided.

Registration will be capped at 28 participants.

Joe's Beerhouse Social Event

September 26, 2024

Prior to the official program, students and early career professionals will be invited to join an informal evening of dinner and drinks as a way of being able to meet-and-greet other conference attendees.

Registration will be capped at 70 participants.


Professional Development

CV Clinic

Throughout the conference, a CV (curriculum vitae) clinic will be available for anyone looking to have a quick drop-in session with an HR consultant to improve their résumé. This may also include a professional headshot photoshoot as well.


Workshops are designed to complement the scope of the conference. Each workshop has limited space designated for students at reduced rates.


Student Support

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, students with accepted abstracts are eligible for financial assistance to attend. SEG Student Members need to apply by April 30 to be considered for funding.

Student support