early Career ERG


The Early Career ERG helps foster a community of inclusion and belonging for employees seeking clarity on how to navigate job growth opportunities and sense of community. By partnering with other ERGs, we will increase accountability to support early career employees and address their needs. The Early Career ERG plans to:

    • Support and enhance the environment for Early Career employees

    • Develop a community of Early Career employees

    • Increase awareness of the Early Career community through internal and external activities

    • Attract, retain, empower, and inspire Early Career employees to achieve their fullest potential across the spectrum of employment opportunities at Berkeley Lab

    • Bring awareness of Early Career to STEM and Operations fields


Define "Early Career"

Berkeley Lab IDEA defines "early career" as someone with 0-10 years of professional experience in a particular field, regardless of the level of experience they may have cultivated in other/previous fields. This definition is age-agnostic and inclusive of career-switchers, recent graduates from different types of training programs, and individuals acquiring experience after receiving a terminal degree.


Early Career Council

ECERG Council

Executive Sponsor

Natalie Roe, Associate Laboratory Director, Physical Sciences Area

Michelle Lee, Chief Human Resources Officer

Contact Information


  • Outreach/Education subcommittee: ecerg-outreach@lbl.gov

  • Events subcommittee: ecerg-events@lbl.gov

  • Policy/Networking subcommittee: ecerg-policy@lbl.gov