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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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? 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.
Happy Pride Month from your UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association! We strive to serve and better come to know you, your needs and ways you would like to engage with us. Our identity and affinity or special interest groups are an integral part of our efforts.
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.
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.