Parents and Families

Supporting Students with Career Preparation

Learn more about Aggie Launch, an initiative taking shape at our amazing Internship and Career Center (ICC). The goal is to integrate career-exploration curricula and phased professional development into every student’s pathway, whether their goal is employment or entry into a selective graduate or professional program.

Passion fuels student opportunities

When UC Davis parents connect with their passion on campus, it can spark great opportunities for students. That was the case when parent Corinne Bourdeau, a longtime advocate for sustainable food systems, learned about our new Alice Waters Institute for Edible Education, slated for UC Davis’ Aggie Square hub in Sacramento.

Utilize Your Summer to Get Ahead for Jobs and Internships

Students don’t need to have a formal internship in order to learn about career fields, make lasting connections with people in the industry, or prepare for the upcoming year. Below are some strategies to take advantage of during the next couple of months: -Make Connections -Professional Development -Prepare Now for the Upcoming Year

Launching your student's post-graduation career

If your student is graduating, congratulations! This is an exciting time, filled with pride and anticipation. However, it can also be a time of fear and loss. There are so many changes for recent graduates and families. To help, here are five things we recommend for a successful career launch!

Chancellor’s Fellows keep UC Davis strong

UC Davis is known for its outstanding faculty—and none shine brighter than our Chancellor’s Fellows, early-career professors who receive a monetary award to support their pioneering research and engage students at all levels in their discoveries. Supported in part by the Parents Fund, the Chancellor’s Fellows program strengthens UC Davis as both a research and teaching institution—to the benefit of students like yours! We are pleased to offer a link to three recent video presentations by eminent Chancellor’s Fellows.

Internship & Job Search Toolkit for Job Seekers and Career Changers

The curve balls thrown by the pandemic over the past year have added challenges to the internship and job search for many students and new graduates. As you prepare to support your young adult in their search for internships, jobs, volunteering, or other experiential learning opportunities, you can help them develop an internship and job search toolkit by considering some of the following suggestions.

Aggie Parents Forever

Though their son Dan graduated last year, Fred and Carolyn Redeker continue to donate to UC Davis and even offered a challenge gift to support the ASUCD Student Pantry on last month’s record-breaking Give Day. They’re a wonderful example of Aggie parents who keep on giving.

Who are these wonderful people?

Who are these amazing people with a passion to give back and support our Aggie families? They are UC Davis Parent Ambassadors. With our campus coming back to life and the prospects of a much more normal campus life in the fall, it brought back the warmth and gratefulness for the many people who have touched our UC Davis journey, including the parent volunteers who have been at the core of our experience.

What to know about virtual career fairs

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIRS, also known as virtual hiring events and online career fairs, are the new normal based on the need for social distancing and proliferation in remote work. Here are some tips to help you get more from a virtual career fair.