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Establishing a Professional Network

September 04, 2019
Here at the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association, we are here to help connect you to the extensive Aggie network across the globe. Whether you’re searching for your first job or an established professional, networking can assist with your career aspirations.

Acing the Job Interview

September 03, 2019
These resources from the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association will prepare you for even the toughest interview questions.

Find the Right Job

September 03, 2019
These resources from the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association will prepare you for even the toughest interview questions.

How to Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market

September 03, 2019
In today’s competitive market, an effective resume and cover letter needs to be a focused, concise summary of your qualifications, customized for the specific position for which you are applying.

Paths to Parent Engagement and Philanthropy

August 27, 2019
As a new academic year kicks off, we are excited to see students returning to campus. And we are eager to help connect UC Davis parents with the many opportunities to get involved in enhancing the student experience.

Alumna Lobbyist Advocates for Women and Children

August 26, 2019
Angela Blanchard’s passion for travel influenced her career as a lobbyist and now she advocates for the education, health and equity of women and children. Through UC Center Sacramento, Blanchard gained mentors and internship experience.

What to Expect in a Second Interview

August 23, 2019
By Robin Reshwan 

Raise your hand if you remember Shalamar's '70s hit "The Second Time Around." According to the lyrics, when it comes to romantic love, "the second time is so much better, baby."

The same can be said of job interviews, too.

10 Things I Learned During My Son’s Freshman Year at UC Davis

August 23, 2019
By Mary Jane Hornbuckle

Like many parents of UC Davis students, I keep lists: shopping lists, call/text/email lists and “to do” lists. The lists I kept for my son as he grew up could fill volumes. I worried about his well-being, his health, his happiness and whether he was completing the items on each week’s list!  But as he finishes his first year at UC Davis, I have another list for my son — a list of what I have learned about his capabilities and mine. My list is an ode to maturity-both his and mine.

Student Affairs Updates

August 23, 2019
UC Davis email

Parents, keep an eye out for upcoming deadlines sent to your students UC Davis email.  

Housing deadlines are approaching and move-in information will be sent out shortly. Please make sure to remind your student to check their UC Davis email frequently. We look forward to welcoming your Aggie Student.

Supporting Students Who Help Students

June 16, 2019

By Eric Gifford

UC Davis student Heather Perea ‘19 was just managing to make ends meet, but when the father of her children lost his job, she found herself unable to pay the rent. After exhausting all other options, she applied for help from We Are Aggie Pride, a donor-funded, student-run organization that offers one-time emergency assistance to fellow students in need.

What Can My Student Do This Summer To Make a Difference When They Graduate?

June 16, 2019

By Ken Barnes

What can my student do this summer to make a difference when they graduate? Excellent question. The answer can be a little complicated, so let’s start with what they are interested in doing. If you know, that’s great! If you don’t, below are some resources the Internship and Career Center (ICC) regularly uses to help them.

Chancellor’s Fellow Instills a Lifelong Love of Poetry

May 22, 2019

By Eric Gifford

Katie Peterson is an acclaimed poet whose honors include a Literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Rilke Prize from the University of North Texas. At UC Davis, where she just received a prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship, she directs the Graduate Creative Writing Program and established the Master of Fine Arts degree.

But teaching undergraduates is one of her greatest joys.

How to Be Happy at Work

May 22, 2019

Written by Robin Reshwan

Think fulfilling careers require your employer to offer free food, massages and pay better than the market? Think again. You don't need to work for a unicorn tech company to find happiness at work. Research shows that true professional satisfaction stems at least partially from factors within your individual control.

Read on to learn about three things you can do today to increase your joy in your job.