Student Membership Benefits

Making it to the next level of your academic career requires the right network.

Interested in becoming a Student Member?

Connect with the top professionals and students in the minerals industry.

Student Membership Benefits:
  • Mining Engineering —  Stay current on the latest technical advances in the industry with a complimentary subscription to SME's monthly technical magazine.
  • Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration — Full complimentary online access to the peer-reviewed technical papers of SME's MME journal as well as archived papers of the Minerals & Metallurgical Processing journal.
  • — Full access to our Global Mining and Minerals Library: Search thousands of articles, technical papers, books and other documents from industry societies worldwide.
  • SME Annual Conference & Expo — Network and learn at the industry's premier event. Participate in activities like: the mentor program; Student Forum; career planning workshop; technical sessions and exhibit. Reduced student member registration fees.
  • Membership Directory — A comprehensive list of members, representing your peers in the mining and minerals industries. Available online here on the SME website.
  • Leadership Opportunities — Get involved early through SME Student Chapters or the Young Leaders Program.
  • Scholarships — If you're passionate about pursing a career in the mining and minerals industry, search the scholarship and grant listing.
  • Local Section and Division Membership — Network with industry professionals and specialized technical support for your interests.
  • Discounted Books and Publications — Discounted student prices available. All the best reference and technical publications in the world.
  • SME Career Center: Online Job Search — Search for job and internship listings around the world and post your resume.
  • Student Membership Contest — Sign up new members to earn a trip to the SME Annual Conference.
  • Graduation GiftUpon graduation you are automatically enrolled in the Associates Under 30 program and receive your first year free.
  • Personal and Financial Benefits — Life and Medical Insurance, Liability Insurance and much more!

Join Now, or download the application PDF, complete and email to

English Membership Application
Spanish Membership Application
French Membership Application

Please review these Student Member Qualifications prior to applying.
A person eligible for election to the class of Student Member must be:
  • A full-time college undergraduate or graduate student in good standing.
  • A Professional Member who subsequently returns to school for an additional degree cannot become a Student Member.
  • All Student Members must be nominated by an existing Member.
  • Reinstatement is NOT applicable to students.
The Student Membership category may be retained until December 31 in the year of graduation. Reinstatement is NOT applicable to students. A Professional Member who subsequently returns to school for an additional degree cannot become a Student Member.

Questions about membership?
Call the Member Relations Team at 800-598-7704 (720-828-6896 in Denver, CO) or email