The junior community in ALICE at the LHC, consisting of early-career scientists, forms an important and active body within the collaboration. It organizes a rich program with analysis tutorials and physics publication discussions. It also provides a collegial atmosphere for junior scientists to present their work and have lively discussions. In addition, the group is a vital element for junior scientists to strengthen their professional network and actively maintain bonds with current and previous members.
Any collaboration, including their decision-making bodies, can profit from the additional perspective which diverse groups offer. Within ALICE, the early-career scientists are represented in both its legislative and executive branches. A junior participant in every committee, formed to obtain input for various boards, ensures that junior viewpoints are taken into account. Such a junior representation is unique among the LHC experiments.
In this contribution, we discuss our experience with the junior community in ALICE from a junior and senior point of view. We present the various activities of this junior community and their positive impact on early-career scientists and the collaboration as a whole.
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