As an early career employee, I have been looking for a place at SLAC that is focused on early career support, supports job exploration, celebrates the unique experience of entering the “work world.” I hope that we can make RISE the very place that I, and others, have been looking for. Everyone at SLAC is welcome to join us – we all have things to share and learn!
Bhavna has been an engineer with the LCLS Detector group since Oct 2020. She deploys, troubleshoots, and maintains the detectors used at the LCLS experimental stations, and characterizes and calibrates them to improve experimental operations and inform future detector designs. Apart from cool SLAC science, Bhavna’s passions include running and hiking (as much as her knees will allow!), reading, and playing video games. One day, she hope to run an ultra-marathon and hike the PCT.
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I identify as an early-career employee who, perhaps like you, seeks meaning and purpose in my work with opportunities for growth. Sometimes, the way forward in our careers is clear. Still, at other times, it may be less so. In those moments of curiosity, knowing how to identify opportunities, navigate resources and find support can give us the confidence we seek to grow in all aspects of our careers. I say “welcome to the RISE ERG” for anyone looking to discover your own unique path at SLAC.
Lance Cardey is an R&D Project Manager working in the TID RF Accelerator Research Division. After graduating as a Mechanical Engineer, Lance's early career started at Universal Studios Hollywood where he learned engineering project management. He also heavily participated in the TEA NextGen early career group, networking and volunteering at events to gain exposure to the diverse people and projects in the industry. After 6 years and pandemic- Lance pursued working with "real science fiction" and making a difference in the national labs as the next stage of his career journey.