My name is Tim van Noorden and I am part of the board for the Earth Science Career Event 2023, in which I am responsible for the logistics of the event. This academic year I started my second year of the bachelor ‘Earth, Economy & Sustainability’. The classes are in person for the first time now, and therefore I am fully aware that starting a new phase of your life without a good introduction and contacts can be very difficult. Maintaining motivation while creating a vision for your future is thus also a challenge. Luckily the Earth Science Career Event is exactly intended for this. I believe that my attributes, thinking and experiences will make the next Earth Science Career event an even greater success.