Early Career Professionals

Early Career Professionals (ECPs) have less than 8 years of experience in the sector and play an important role in bringing innovative ideas, fresh perspectives, and new skillsets into the workforce. However, starting a career in economic geology can be very challenging particularly given the increasing remoteness of field sites, long rotations, reduced opportunities for mentoring, and budget constraints that limit in-person training opportunities for many junior geologists. As a result, SEG helps to bridge the gap between recent graduates and established professionals by providing tools that ECPs can use to navigate this transition.

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SEG Support for ECPs

SEG is committed to supporting the professional development of ECPs across the three main sectors of economic geology: industry, academia, and government. From networking opportunities and access to technical conferences, through to tailored skills workshops and world-wide field trips visiting world-class mineral deposits, SEG provides a vast range of events and programs that can help the advancement of your early career.

The SEG Council works closely with the ECP Committee in order to not only promote the involvement and participation of graduates and senior students within the Society's activities, but also deliver innovative ways for this support to be made available to these groups.

With greater connectivity across the world, SEG is also focusing on producing more online content that can be accessed remotely, such as electronic resources, open-access webinars, and virtual learning platforms. This means regardless of where in the world you are, SEG will be able to support you during the early phases of your career in economic geology.

SEG Webinar: Essential Skills for a Modern Economic Geologist

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Contact Us

If you have questions or suggestions, email the ECP Committee at ecp@segweb.org. We would love to hear from you!


Mentor and student

Links to experienced advisors from across the economic geology world.

Professional Development

Students inspecting samples

Global opportunities to join field trips, courses, and workshops.

Online Content

Two students inspecting core samples

Remote access to webinars, podcasts, and e-learning resources.

Education Funds

Student and Teacher

Grants for recent graduates' projects and post-graduate research.

Leadership Opportunities

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Committee roles in governance, event planning, and mentoring.


World map marking each continent containing SEG members

Access to a broad, active network of geologists all over the world.

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