Early Career Network Group

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Our goal is to build a community of early career professionals, collate disparate information sources that are integral to success in our future careers, and provide free access to this information in an inclusive and supportive environment.


Finding and preparing for that “forever” job is daunting and can still be challenging once you have secured a position. Many of us liken the feeling to jumping into the deep end of the pool without knowing how to swim. We can tread water to stay afloat, eventually teaching ourselves how to swim. But what if we were thrown into the deep end of the pool and could think to ourselves, “whew, I am so glad I know how to swim. I can do this.” This analogy is not to invoke a melodramatic view of a scientific career, but rather portray that the challenges within a scientific career can be eased when you are properly prepared, have the appropriate knowledge, and are surrounded by a supportive group of colleagues and mentors.


  1. Provide pertinent information to all interested early career professionals. 
  2. Deliver this information in a supportive and relaxed environment under a horizontal organizational structure.  
  3. Foster a community of early career professionals that continues to provide a supportive and collaborative network.

Connect with Us

Early Career Network Listserv

Upcoming Events

We invite you to join our regularly scheduled meetings on the second Monday of each month (with some exceptions).

2024 Dates: 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10, 7/15, 8/5, 9/9, 10/14, 11/4, 12/9

Location*: Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building, Room 176 (unless otherwise posted)

* Hybrid option information is available when you join the listserv.