New Professionals Network

Upcoming Events

NPN Social Hour: Raleigh's Pub 
Wednesday, July 24, 5:15 - 7:00 PM
Raleigh's Pub, 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Reclaim Telegraph whilst the students decamp from Berkeley over the summer. Raleigh's is just the relaxing environment to enjoy some informal networking. Invite a colleague or two!

NPN Brown Bag Lunch 
Wednesday, July 31, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Institute of European Studies, 201 Moses Hall

Bring your lunch and meet other colleagues from across campus for a networking lunch. We'll meet at the institute of European Studies located at Moses Hall near the Campanile. This event is the perfect excuse to get up from your workspace and switch things up for a change.

NPN Social Hour: Hike Up to the Big C! 
Tuesday, August 13, 5:15 - 7:00 PM
Meet Up | Foothill Parking Lot
Post-Hike Refresher | Tap Haus, 2518 Durant Ave, Ste C, Berkeley, CA 94704

Starting from the end of the Foothill lot located behind the Foothill Dorm complex and Greek Theatre, we'll make our trek up to the iconic Big C, where we will then stop to take in the breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. Those interested in a post-hike drink can join the group at Tap Haus, just a brisk walk from Foothill. This is a great way to get your fitness in while meeting colleagues from across campus. This short, semi-step hike takes about 15 minutes or so each way. 

Recent Events

Brown Bag Lunch: Music School Noon Concert

Wednesday, April 10, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Pre-Performance Lunch | Faculty Glade
Performance | Hertz Hall
Add some musical variety to your day by joining us at Berkeley Music's Noon Concert series. We will gather for a quick brown bag lunch on Faculty Glade before the concert's 12:15 PM start time. Performing that day will be the University Baroque Ensemble.

Social Hour: Cornerstone Craft Beer

Wednesday, April 24, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Cornerstone| 2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Meet for a drink and some finger foods at one of Berkeley's most welcoming establishments. When not closed for live events, the restaurant and bar has fun games set up in the concert space like cornhole and a giant tic-tac-toe. Come on over and add some fun to your week.


Speed Networking Event 
Tuesday, May 28, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
309 Sproul Hall

Join us for a fun, informal afternoon of engaging with campus professionals! Whether you are interested in exploring a new field or seeking advice about next steps in your career, this event is a great way to make connections and expand your knowledge.

Rotate among our featured "networking mentors" for 5-minute, one-on-one conversations. The structured portion will be followed by open networking, giving all participants a chance to learn more about the wide array of opportunities on the Berkeley campus. 


Career Development Lecture with Rebecca Andersen 
Thursday, June 13, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Banatao Room, Hearst Memorial Mining Building (Event Registration Full)

Explore the concepts of design thinking and how to apply them to career and life goals at this interactive event!

Design thinking is a methodology for solving complex problems that's used by designers in developing new products. It relies on research, communicating with others, experimenting, and rapidly iterating solutions.

Come test drive design thinking concepts and identify actionable steps you can take to pursue your next career move or life goal. You’ll learn some valuable design thinking strategies, gain a fresh perspective on career planning, and new ways of defining success.

Rebecca Andersen is the Director of Career Services & Alumni Relations at the UC Berkeley School of Information.

Welcome to the New Professionals Network!

We are a committee within the Berkeley Staff Assembly (BSA) that welcomes New Professionals to Berkeley. 

Our goal is to create a forum, wherein UC Berkeley's early career professionals and recent hires from across campus can come together to expand their networks, exchange professional development opportunities, and share their experiences and knowledge about building a career at Cal with one another. We plan monthly lunch meetings, networking happy hours, and are looking to expand professional development for our members.

If you have ideas, questions, or would like to be involved with the NPN Committee, please contact Larissa ( Please join us at our General Brown Bag Lunch Meetings and our Happy Hours (dates and locations listed above)!

To join the mailing list for event updates and meeting location announcements, send an email to Larissa with the subject line “Subscribe NPN”. We look forward to seeing you soon!

NPN Committee

Larissa Charnsangavej
Ben Dillon 
Anthony Merrill 
Julia Nelson
Michelle White