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 bsa_npn@berkeley.edu


Join Our Email List

To receive emails about NPN events and opportunities, request to join our Google Group or send an email to bsa_npn@berkeley.edu with the subject line “Subscribe NPN.”


Upcoming Events

Brown Bag Lunch: "Our Favorite Staff Resources"

Wednesday, October 7, 12–1 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Members of the NPN committee will share their favorite staff resources, perks, and benefits available to staff throughout the year. We'll then break out into small groups for informal networking and post discussions.

The Zoom meeting link will be shared with the NPN email list by Tuesday, October 6. To request the link or join our email list, email bsa_npn@berkeley.edu

Social Hour: "What We're Eating & Drinking"

Wednesday, October 21, 5:15–6:30 p.m.

Online via Zoom

For this refreshing after-work social hour, we're encouraging staff to prepare or order to-go their favorite food and beverage during a "what we're eating and drinking" show-and-tell mixer. Consider this a great way to connect with colleagues across campus and indulge in a midweek pick-me-up treat!

The Zoom meeting link will be shared with the NPN email list by Tuesday, October 20. To request the link or join our email list, email bsa_npn@berkeley.edu


The NPN Committee

Co-Chairs

Ben Dillon, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS)

Anthony Merrill, University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR)

Committee Members

Irania Alcaron, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Hannah Bloom, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Jeremy Brooks, UC Berkeley Career Center

Jessica De Anda, Haas School of Business

Nicole Rucinski, School of Social Welfare

Kalie Sacco, Lawrence Hall of Science