National Career Development Month Challenge

November 2022 - National Career Development Month Challenge

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November is National Career Development Month! Join fellow Aggie alumni in celebrating through a month-long series of career-focused events and activities. Complete as many career challenges as you can for a chance to win a $25 Aggie prize pack. Just take note of activities you completed throughout the month, then submit our form by November 30, 2022! View the sweepstakes rules here.

Right click on the image below to save or bookmark this page to keep track of upcoming events and challenges.

Submit your entry on or before November 30!

Click here for a downloadable PDF version of the calendar below.

November 2022 National Career Development Month Challenge calendar.

Tuesday, November 1

Set SMART goals

Kick off National Career Development month by establishing concrete career development goals for yourself!

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Wednesday, November 2

Career Coach Directory

A professional career coach can help you create a personalized plan designed to meet your goals.

Visit the UC Davis Alumni and Affiliate Relations Career Coach Directory and consider connecting with a career coach today!

Connect Today

Thursday, November 3

Planning and Sustainability Programs Information Session

Learn more about UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Planning and Sustainability program – the largest of its kind in the western United States, and meeting the continuing education needs of planners, attorneys, resource managers, government officials, developers and others involved in the planning process and the management of environmental resources. CPE offers courses and programs in the following areas: Land Use Planning, Natural Resources, Public Finance, Public Policy, Water Resources, Geographic Information Systems, Sustainability and Conflict Resolution.

Join the info session from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) to meet instructors and staff, get your questions answered and learn about how CPE programs can help you advance your career.


Friday, November 4

Polish Your Resume

Even if you aren’t in the job search, keeping your resume updated is a best practice. Not convinced? Read up on 6 good reasons to keep your resume up to date.

Get started refining your resume by referring to related resources below:

Monday, November 7

Upskill, reskill or pivot in your career

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education offers professional development training opportunities to span the length of your career. Get a sneak peek at their online programs by sampling a lesson...for free! Once ready to enroll, Cal Aggie Alumni Association members are eligible for a 10% discount, up to $100, on the course fee. Some exclusions apply.

Preview Programs

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Tuesday, November 8

Read up on how skills pay the bills

In recent years, companies have placed greater value on job-specific skills in job postings rather than just degree completion. And this trend has only been accelerated by the pandemic. This approach opens the door to a broader, more diverse pool of candidates and gives learners more educational opportunities to advance their careers.

Learn More

Wednesday, November 9

Python Programming Information Session

Learn more about UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Python Program, and one of the most popular and widely used programming languages. In this online information session at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time), you’ll hear about program requirements, career options and emerging trends in the field.  Meet staff and program advisors who can answer your questions, and learn more about how training from UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education can advance your career.


Thursday, November 10

Communication Techniques Webinar

Tune in at 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) for today’s career webinar on how to develop strategies to create a productive and positive workplace.


Friday, November 11

Career Video Library

Check out the UC Davis Alumni and Affiliate Relations Career Video Library for recorded versions of virtual career panels and webinars you may have missed!

View Videos

Monday, November 14

Career Panel for Seasoned Professionals

Join the UC Alumni Career Network for today’s panel: Being a Seasoned Professional in a New Workplace.


Tuesday, November 15

Professional Coaching for Life and Work Program Information Session

Learn more about UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Coaching for Life and Work Certificate Program and see why professional coaching has been referred to as a top-10 career. In this online information session from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Pacific Time), you’ll meet program staff and alumni; review program curriculum, content and focus; learn about International Coaching Federation (ICF) certification requirements; and find out about career opportunities in this exciting profession. This program will prepare you for a career in this emerging industry by introducing you to the core coaching competencies and skills required to effectively coach others.


Wednesday, November 16

LinkedIn Masterclass Course

Master LinkedIn with the only self-paced, online course built by former LinkedIn employees.

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Thursday, November 17

Healthcare Analytics Program Information Session

Learn more about UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program. Providing a strong foundation in the structure of healthcare data, the certificate program dives into hands-on coding, leaning more toward a data scientist, and exposes you to leading industry applications such as SQL, SAS and Tableau. You’ll complete the program with a comprehensive understanding of the use and implementation of healthcare analytics. During this online information session from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Pacific Time), you will meet program staff, explore the certificate program curriculum and timeline, and get real-time answers to your questions.


Friday, November 18

Find a Mentor

One of the many ways you can develop in your career is to have a mentor to ask questions of and navigate career decisions with.

Get started developing and growing a mentoring relationship, with a focus on career mentorship, with this Mentor/Mentee Guide.

View Guide

Monday, November 21

Free Online Career Education for Alumni

Alumni are eligible to take all UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education classes on Coursera for free:

  • 14 specializations and more than 70 classes
  • Learn practical, in-demand job skills
  • Data Science, GIS, Leadership and more

Sign up with your email address.

Sign Up

Tuesday, November 22

Build meaningful networking relationships

There are several ways to transform networking contacts into meaningful relationships. Implement one or two tips in McPherson’s article for yourself.

Read Article 

Wednesday, November 23

Learn from an Industry Leader

Read a book or listen to a podcast by a leader in your field of interest.

Thursday, November 24

Subscribe to the UC Alumni Career Network

Co-created with alumni across the 10 campuses, this high-impact, digital series is designed to equip and empower alumni in their professional journey.


Friday, November 25

Join the UC Davis CAAA LinkedIn Group

Join the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association LinkedIn group to stay up to date on Aggie alumni career events, job opportunities and more!

Join Today

Monday, November 28

Volunteer Interest Form

Volunteering is a great way to build skills and expand your network. Complete the Alumni and Affiliate Relations Volunteer Interest Form today.

Become a Volunteer

Tuesday, November 29

Plan to attend a professional conference

Register for a professional conference in your field to stay up to date on industry best practices, as well as learn and network with like-minded peers.

Wednesday, November 30

Explore Career Events & Resources

Career development doesn’t have to stop in November! UC Davis Alumni and Affiliate Relations offers alumni career events, programs and resources year-round.

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Remember to submit your entry here!

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