What do we do?
The Mining Association is presided by a full-time board of five students. The association distinguishes itself through the extraordinary involvement of all its members. Throughout the year there are many activities. The main goals of the association are to promote the study, create ties between the students, alumni and companies and to allow for personal development. The association has 250 student members and 1250 so-called ‘extraordinary members’ (alumni and staff members).
Company presentations and workshops
Every year, the MV organizes the Company Presentations. Companies from the fields of Applied Earth Sciences visit the faculty at the TU Delft and give presentations for the students during the lunch break or after classes. The presentations are followed by a social event, such as a buffet, lunch or drinks, to allow for informal contact with the students. The Petroleum Company Presentations are usually held in November/December and the Resource and Geo-Engineering Company Presentations in March/April.
Since the past years, the MV also offers the possibility for having on-campus interviews. The board arranges the facilities, promotion and registration. The on-campus interviews have proven to be a great success and in the past two years, more than half of the students have chosen their job through this activity.
Symposium and Lustrum Activities
Once every five years, the MV organizes a ‘Lustrum’, a week-long event to celebrate the association’s five-year anniversary. An International Symposium is the most important part of the lustrum week, together with a gala, a reunion dinner for alumni, excursions, a sports tournament and an open party. Every 2,5 years after the Lustrum, a Half Lustrum is organized. At the very least, this week contains an International Symposium, a gala and a reunion dinner of the same caliber as the lustrum. The 24th Lustrum will be held in November 2012. In April 2015 the next Halflustrum will take place. Both the Lustrum and the Half Lustrum are organized by a special committee consisting of five students.
The MV has 250 members and 1250 alumni all over the world. Every three months, the magazine ‘Natural Resource’ is published and sent to all the members. Once every year a Yearbook is published. As of June 2009, the MV has a new website where students, alumni and faculty staff members are kept up to date on activities, addresses and other information.
Lectures are organized by the MV as an afternoon programme or a lunch programme. Subjects that are discussed during such a lecture include current affairs, non-technical aspects of the field of study, or interesting historical subjects. Contact the board for the possibilities of having such a lecture for your company.
The MV organizes several excursions. The most career-relevant excursion is the week-long Second Years’ Excursion, during which second-years’ students do a tour of companies relevant to the various Master’s tracks. A lot of the students base their choice of a Master’s track within Applied Earth Sciences on these experiences. In addition, the board organizes the Cultural Excursion, during which the students have the opportunity to look at the historical and cultural aspects of the Mining and Petroleum industry The Cultural Excursion is interspersed with a Culturally.
The President is responsible for contact with the companies, the Company Presentations and sponsoring and is also the contact person for all the events listed here. You can contact the President at the following e-mail address:President-MV@tudelft.nl.