Early Career Slack Workspace

A communication and connection platform tailored for emerging professionals

Connect with your community

Launched in January 2024, the SPIE Early Career Slack Workspace is a place for SPIE Early Career Members to get all the information they need, as well as connect with the greater optics and photonics community.

Get your Slack invitation

An SPIE Early Career Member at a laptop computer

Six channels to build bridges to success

SPIE Slack channels infographic

Join us for resources, news, guidance, networking, and collaboration all in one convenient location, across six valuable channels. View the infographic to see each channel's description.

How to join the Slack Workspace

To get started, please take the following steps:

  1. Email EarlyCareer@spie.org for the Slack Workspace invitation and instructions about setting up two-factor authentication (2FA).
  2. Follow Slack's instructions for two-factor authentication (2FA).
  3. Add Slack desktop and/or phone apps (more user-friendly than web version).
  4. Carefully read the pinned welcome message in #1-welcome.
  5. Check out each channel and set notifications for the ones that interest you most.
    1. We suggest that everyone has notifications on for #2-news, as this is where important opportunities, grant details, deadlines, or other pertinent information for Early Career Members will be shared by SPIE staff.
    2. Channel #4-mentorship is staffed by real-live optics and photonics professionals who are here to answer any questions you have about your career development. Ask away!

If you have any questions or comments about the SPIE Students Slack Workspace, please email EarlyCareer@spie.org.