The freshmen of 2016 got to know the industry and experienced what the mining spirit is. The excursion started with a visit to Shell in Rijswijk, where the lab was shown and we had an explanation about drilling equipment. Some alumni joined the freshmen for a dinner at the end of this first day of the excursion, which was a great succes. The new students learned a lot from what the alumni told about their working experience. The visit to the RWE mine and seeing the huge bucket wheel excavator made a great impression! The excursion was concluded with the mining baptize, which off course was again a lot of fun in Beringen!