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Student Resources

The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundations industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundations industry leaders.

The following resources are for Students:

Individual annual membership dues for students are free. Student must provide a copy of their student ID card upon submission of their application.

The DFI Educational Trust provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying in the fields of geotechnical and foundation engineering and construction management.

Join us at DFI46! The Student Program will provide mentorship, networking, and other opportunities for students learning about the deep foundations fields.

DFI and the DFI Educational Trust hold an annual Student Paper Competition, which is open to graduate and undergraduate students of engineering and construction. For the Current Call for Papers, Click Here.

Learn more about Geotechnical and Deep Foundation Careers.

DFI Student Chapters are organized to allow student members to participate in improvement of the planning, design, and construction aspects of deep foundations and deep excavations.

Students looking for internships or permanent positions are encouraged to submit their résumé to our résumé bank. 

Connect with industry experts on DFI’s LinkedIn page.

Stay informed about DFI and connect with DFI members from around the world.

DFI has compiled this list of links to relevant deep foundations construction industry resources and related associations for ease of access.

The central mission of the STEM Education Coalition is to inform federal and state policymakers on the critical role that STEM education plays in U.S. competitiveness and future economic prosperity and to advocate for policies that will improve STEM education at every level.

EducatingEngineers.com: A comprehensive engineering educational website for students. The website allows students interested in the engineering industry to compare, contrast and contact different schools and programs.

With the intent of increasing diversity in STEM, Columbia Engineering has curated a collection of 60+ Free STEM Resources and Opportunities for BIPOC, AAPIs, and Allies

As a DFI Student Member you are entitled to free, unlimited downloads of 110,000+ papers and articles on mining, tunneling and deep foundations construction from this online document library. Sign-in as a DFI member at www.dfi.org and be automatically logged-in to OneMine.org or register at OneMine.org.