Alumni 101

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Graduating? We got you! The Cal Aggie Alumni Association has brought together experts on-and-off campus for a series of helpful discussions on life after college. We’ll be focusing each session on the things we wish we knew about post-grad life. Check out the details and register for each session below.

We're giving away a $100 UC Davis bookstore gift card to one lucky Aggie for a graduation shopping spree. Attend at least one session and be entered to win. You'll gain an additional entry for each session you attend. Entry period April 2 - April 13, 2024. 

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Cancelled - Managing Emotions while Navigating Life Transitions

Overview: Graduating brings change and transition! Join Dr. Satinder Gill, Board Certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist, for a discussion on life transitions. We'll touch on managing uncertainty, identity development, and managing positive stressors. 

Date: Tuesday, April 2

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PST)

Networking: What it is, why it matters, and how to get started

Overview: Networking is an important approach in the job and internship search. In this workshop, learn what the definition of networking is (hint: it's about relationship building), where to tap into your network, and how to conduct informational interviews with professionals. This workshop will also explain what the hidden job market is and how building your network through strategic communication can open the door to many opportunities.

Date: Tuesday, April 2

Time: 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. (PST)

Location: Zoom - register below to receive the zoom link

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Presented by Internship and Career Center

 

Inside HR: Insights and Advice for Early Career Starters

Overview: Hear from retired AT&T Senior Recruiter, Mychele Riddick. With over 20 years of experience in internship and new grad hiring. She shares her advice and insights on exploring career options, launching one’s career, job searching, overcoming underemployment, upskilling, and other relevant topics for early talent career starters with 0-3 years of professional experience.

Date: Tuesday, April 2

Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (PST)

Location: Zoom - register below to receive the zoom link

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Presented by Mychele Riddick and the Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

 

Resume Writing for Students and Recent Alumni

Overview: Learn the essentials of how to write a resume that gets you noticed by employers. This workshop will cover how you can market your skills, education and experience, and how to tailor your document for your next role.

Date: Wednesday, April 3

Time: 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. (PST)

Location: In-person event - 114 South Hal

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Presented by Internship and Career Center

 

I Graduated, Now What?

Overview: Graduation is a pinnacle moment in a young adult’s life. You’ve worked for years to get that degree, but now what? Join us as Senior Career Coach, Lisa Laughter, shares her biggest tips for conquering the transition from college to alumni life.

Learn how to:

  • Manage personal and work-life balance
  • Build an intentional life
  • Identify your professional strengths, and more!

Date: Wednesday, April 3

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (PST)

Location: Zoom - register below to receive the zoom link

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Presented by Lisa Laughter and the Cal Aggie Alumni Association

 

Post-grad personal finance

Overview: Graduating often means a change in your finances. You may be budgeting for a new salary for your new job, trying to save up for graduate school, or unsure about what this means for your loans. This workshop will cover many topics related to personal finance to make sure you are on the right track.

Date: Wednesday, April 3

Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (PST)

Location: In person - Alumni Center, 530 Alumni Ln, Davis, CA 95616 

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Presented by University Union Credit Center (UCU) and the Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

 

Ready for the job hunt? Apply AI-Powered Job Search Strategies

Overview: Have your resume in hand and are ready for the next step? Join career coach and UCD alum Laura Francis for an advanced workshop on job search strategies and AI tools to customize and elevate your efforts. Leverage expert guidance and an AI co-pilot to streamline your hunt for the ideal opportunities. Gain the confidence, knowledge, modern resources, and competitive edge to launch your exceptional professional career.

Date: Thursday, April 4

Time: 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Location: Zoom - register below to receive the zoom link

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Presented by Laura Francis and the Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

 

Ace the Interview

Overview: Learn about different types of interviews and strategies to respond to questions and best demonstrate your knowledge and qualifications for the position you want.

Date: Thursday, April 4

Time: 1:10 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Location: In-person event - 114 South Hall

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Presented by Internship and Career Center

 

Grad School 101

Overview: Are you thinking about grad school but don’t know where to start? Discover the differences between Master’s and Ph.D programs, and research versus professional programs in this workshop, as well as various factors to consider when choosing the type of program, including funding.

Date: Thursday, April 4

Time: 4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

Location: Zoom - drop in at link below

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Presented by Pre-Grad and Pre-Law Advising through the Office of Educational Opportunity & Enrichment Services

 

Alumni Resources and Building Your Community

Overview: Graduating college can be bittersweet. Leaving campus and the friends you’ve made can be hard, but there are still ways to stay connected to UC Davis once you've graduated. The Cal Aggie Alumni Association will share the resources available to you as an alum and ways to connect with other Aggies. We'll touch on career resources, alumni networks, and membership benefits.

Date: Friday, April 5

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom - register below to receive the zoom link

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Presented by Nestor Lopez, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement and Christina Cadang Chan, Assistant Director of Alumni Careers at the Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

 

International Students - Exploring Employment after Graduation

OverviewIf you’re an international student looking for a career in the United States and need help navigating career fairs, resumes, interviews, and work eligibility requirements, this is the session for you. UC Davis Global Affairs and the Internship and Career Center will have a virtual workshop dedicated to teaching you how to prepare for employment in the US after graduation and get you ready for their upcoming Spring Career Fair.

Date: Friday, April 5

Time: 2:10 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Location: Zoom - register below to receive the zoom link

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Presented by UC Davis Global Affairs and the Internship and Career Center

 

Preparing for the Gap Year(s)

Overview: This workshop explains what a gap year is, reasons why to consider taking a gap year, and what to do during that time.

Date: Friday, April 5

Time: 4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

Location: Zoom - drop in at link below

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Presented by Pre-Grad and Pre-Law Advising through the Office of Educational Opportunity & Enrichment Services

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