New Professionals Network

About NPN

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 working to expand professional development for our members.

If you have ideas, questions, or would like to be involved with the NPN Committee, please contact us at

Join Our Mailing List

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

All NPN events have been suspended until further notice.

Past Events

Berkeley Dance Project

February  27, 2020

Brown Bag Lunch in Ishi Courtyard

February 18, 2020

Bancroft Library Exhibit

January 29, 2020

Social Hour at I-House & Free House

January 15, 2020

Workshop: Drive Your Growth & Career with Informal & Social Learning

November 5, 2019

The NPN Committee

Committee Chairs:

Ben Dillon — Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS)
Anthony Merrill — University Development & Alumni Relations (UDAR)

Committee Members:

Hannah Bloom — Molecular & Cell Biolody
Julia Nelsen — Institute of European Studies
Nicole Rucinski — Department of Political Science