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VERG Hosts SFSU Student Veterans

IMG_8218Berkeley Lab’s Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG) recently hosted a visit for students representing “VETS @ SFSU”.  “VETS” stands for Veterans’ Education, Transition, & Support, the student organization for veterans and their families and friends at San Francisco State University.  Their visit on November 16th included a tour of the Advanced Light Source; a talk from the Joint Genome Institute’s Erika Lindquist on transitioning from the military to science; a presentation from Recruitment Manager Rachel Carl on hiring and internship opportunities; and a networking session with VERG and other managers to share their perspectives and discuss potential opportunities for future employees or interns at the Lab.

This initiative is a part of VERG’s commitment to reach out to the veteran community, and ensuring a veteran-friendly work environment for employees and prospective applicants.  VERG is open to all employees at the Lab, and its Executive Sponsor is Facilities Division Director Reva Nickelson.  For more information, or if you are interested in joining VERG, please email

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