New Professionals Network

Upcoming Events

NPN Social Hour
Wednesday, January 23, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Woodstock Photo Exhibit | Graduate School of Journalism (North Gate Hall)
Matiki Island BBQ & Brew | 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
We'll meet by the gallery entrance in the interior courtyard of North Gate Hall - look for the group with a BSA New Professionals Network sign. Come for the engaging exhibit and stay for drinks at Matiki Island BBQ & Brew just across Hearst on Euclid. A round of appetizers will be provided on us!

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series: "Fundraising at Cal"
Wednesday, February 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
331 Sproul Hall
Featuring a presentation by Jennifer Mora, Major Gift Officer, Student Experience & Diversity, come for a quick primer on how philanthropy at Cal plays a crucial role in advancing Berkeley's mission and gain some insights on what it's to be a fundraiser at the nation's premier public university. Bring your lunch and enjoy light refreshments provided by us.

Accessibility NotePlease note that due to required renovations, the elevator in Sproul Hall will be unavailable from January 1, 2019, to March 31, 2019. Upper floors will be accessible only via the stairways. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please email if you have any questions or alternative spaces.

NPN Social Hour: Berkeley Dance Project

Thursday, February 28, 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Pre-show Meetup | Bear's Lair Tavern
Performance | Zellerbach Playhouse
Meet us at Bear's Lair Tavern at 6:45 pm for a pre-show social hour before celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program. Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing original pieces by professional choreographers. NPN members may purchase discounted tickets for $10 by using code NPNDANCE at For more information, contact Ben Dillon (

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

Erin Blanton 
Larissa Charnsangavej
Ben Dillon 
Anthony Merrill 
Julia Nelson 
Iberia Zafira