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, 2021! View the sweepstakes rules here.
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Tuesday, November 2
Set SMART goals
Kick off National Career Development month by establishing concrete career development goals for yourself!
Wednesday, November 3
Federal Jobs Appy Hour
Get help with your USAjobs.gov applications at Appy Hour hosted by the UC Davis Internship and Career Center from 4:40pm - 5:30pm (PT). Come hear from a federal employee to learn more about the application timeline and how to write a federal resume.
To register for this workshop, you will need a Handshake account. If you do not have an account already, please follow these instructions: To request an account, use your UC Davis email address, if you no longer have a UC Davis email, please use your current email address and include your UC Davis student ID, for verification purposes, in the field when prompted. After you have made the request, email firstname.lastname@example.org to expedite the approval process.
Thursday, November 4
Paralegal Studies Certificate Program Information Session
The UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Paralegal Studies Certificate Program provides the knowledge you need to become an asset in any legal environment. In just six months, you’ll be prepared to enter the legal profession or enhance your existing career with this comprehensive, intensive program.
Register for a free, online information session at 11:00am (PT) to learn about the paralegal profession, its career possibilities, financial assistance and the format of the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program.
Friday, November 5
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!
Monday, November 8
Future of Work is Digital Workshop
This virtual workshop hosted from 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PT) will walk through automation, digitalization, and how you can prepare for the future of work.
Tuesday, November 9
Biostats Careers at AbbVie Event
Interested in biostats opportunities at a research-driven biopharmaceutical company taking on the toughest health challenges? If so, come join us from 1:00pm - 4:30pm (PT) for an onsite event at AbbVie.
Wednesday, November 10
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 $50 discount on the course fee. Some exclusions apply, see member benefits directory for promo code.
Thursday, 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!
Friday, November 12
Polish your resume
Even if you aren’t in the job search, keeping your resume up to date is a best practice. Not convinced? Read up on 6 good reasons to keep your resume updated.
Get started refining your resume by referring to related resources below:
- Resume Guide
- Crafting a Flawless Resume webinar
- “Best skills to list of your resume (and some to exclude)” article
Monday, November 15
Crafting Your Personal Pitch Workshop
This virtual workshop from 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PT) will teach participants how to effectively and proudly talk about themselves, own their unique story, and authentically share their journey in different settings through COOP Careers’ personal pitch hack, the 3W’s.
Tuesday, November 16
Women in Science Panel
Join the UC Alumni Career Network at 12pm (PT) to meet a panel of UC alumnae as they share insight into their professional journeys in the sciences.
Wednesday, November 17
Exploring Global Careers: Global Health Panel
This panel from 10:00am - 11:15am (PT) gives participants the opportunity to network with and learn from leading professionals about what it takes to build a successful global health career in their region of the world.
Thursday, November 18
Future Proof Your Career Series
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education partnered with career counselor Andrea Weiss on “Future Proof Your Career”, a five-part webinar series designed to offer advice and strategies for navigating a difficult job market.
Watch the webinar recordings for tips to help you ace interviews, maximize your professional network, use LinkedIn effectively, and more.
Friday, November 19
Update your LinkedIn profile
As a job search and professional networking tool, LinkedIn can be key to your career development. Read up on:
Get started polishing your profile in just five minutes with this article:
Monday, November 22
Interview Basics Workshop
Brush up on the basics with this workshop from 12:10pm - 1:00pm (PT) hosted by the UC Davis Internship and Career Center. Learn about different types of interviews and strategies to respond to questions and best demonstrate your knowledge and qualifications for the position you want.
To register for this in-person workshop, you will need a Handshake account. If you do not have an account already, please follow these instructions: To request an account, use your UC Davis email address, if you no longer have a UC Davis email, please use your current email address and include your UC Davis student ID, for verification purposes, in the field when prompted. After you have made the request, email email@example.com to expedite the approval process.
Tuesday, November 23
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.
Wednesday, November 24
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.
Thursday, November 25
Reconnect with a professional contact
Chances are you’ve heard about the power of weak ties. Consider reconnecting with someone from your professional network today--this might be a former supervisor or colleague. Check out this article for tips on how to (non-awkwardly) reach out to old contacts and why it's important.
Friday, November 26
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!
Monday, November 29
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. Check out the UC Davis Alumni and Affiliate Relations “Career Resources” webpage for more information.
Tuesday, November 30
Attend LinkedIn Lunch
Get the inside scoop on building an effective LinkedIn profile for networking, developing a professional brand, and creating content to connect with employers, recruiters, and current professionals.
To register for this in-person workshop from 1:10pm - 2:00pm (PT), hosted by the UC Davis Internship and Career Center, you will need a Handshake account. If you do not have an account already, please follow these instructions: To request an account, use your UC Davis email address, if you no longer have a UC Davis email, please use your current email address and include your UC Davis student ID, for verification purposes, in the field when prompted. After you have made the request, email firstname.lastname@example.org to expedite the approval process.