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Young Alumnus Award Winner Reaches for the Stars

November 19, 2018

By Theresa Steinberger

This year’s Young Alumnus Award winner Richard Addante Ph.D. ’11 – only seven years out from graduation – is already the only psychologist to participate in a NASA simulation mission to Mars. During the mission, his team helped develop NASA’s understanding of challenges that may arise for humans confined together in a long mission.  

(Leave the Car at) Home for the Holidays: Examining a College Student’s Car-Dependency

November 19, 2018

Holiday season is upon us and for parents of first-year Aggies, now might be a good time to reexamine your student’s dependency on a vehicle while at UC Davis. Public transportation and ample bicycle lanes are some of the many things that make Davis such a commuter-friendly community. By now, your student has likely acclimated to their Davis-way of living…and so should you.

It's Midterm Season

November 19, 2018

This can be a scary time for first year students as they venture into the world of midterms, quizzes and winter quarter class registration. Families are often wonderful sources of support for students as they work their way through these college milestones. Support your student by listening to their experiences, concerns and excitements.

Parent to Parent: Interview with an Aggie

November 13, 2018

By Sylvia Pardini

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~Melody Beattie

For our November issue of In the Know, parent council member Sylvia Pardini decided to talk to her Aggie Dillon (NPB ‘20) about gratitude. Read her in-depth one-on-one conversation with her son.

Mom:     As we approach Thanksgiving, what are you grateful for?

Dillon:    I’m grateful that I am blessed with the opportunity to attend a world class university.

Student Accounting

November 13, 2018

Winter Quarter 2019, is fast approaching and in preparation of the upcoming quarter there are some important information parents of UC Davis students need to know.  Many parents have concerns about the financial aspects of their student’s account, making payments, obtaining access to their students account, enrolling in Deferred Payment Plan (DPP), understanding the Fee Payment Deadline and the Drop for Non-Payment Process.

Alumni Awards Honor Aggie Community in Action

November 06, 2018
This year’s UC Davis Alumni Awards honor three leaders in higher education, one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare Information Technology, a neuroscientist who worked with NASA, a health professional using film to convey vital information and a dynamic duo of Aggie advocates.

Parent to Parent

October 04, 2018

By Mari Corbin

If your college students are anything like mine, their first time hunting for off campus housing feels daunting. They aren’t even sure where to begin nor what to do. As a parent, the best thing we can do is give them guidance and be available for support, but let them do the heavy lifting. They will learn a great many life skills and lessons from the experience. Here are some key considerations for successful off campus house hunting.

Student Affairs Updates

October 01, 2018

By Debra Cleveland

Now it’s a great time to talk with your student about the upcoming academic year. Do they need an internship to complement coursework? Research experience? Tips for studying or staying healthy? The Division of Student Affairs understands that a student’s well-being in one area of life can influence outcomes in other spheres. In each issue of In the Know, you’ll learn about the division’s resources and programs that together serve students’ needs holistically and help them fully engage in their educational and developmental journeys.

What the Alumni Association Does for You

September 25, 2018

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) supports alumni through various programs and services. Our 19 employees and over 500 volunteers help Aggies reconnect with their alma mater through engagement, membership, benefits and more. Many of the CAAA staff members are UC Davis alumni who came back to enrich the lives of their fellow Aggies while promoting pride in their alma mater.

Summer is over, what next?

September 18, 2018

By Ken Barnes

Summer is over and your student is either off to college for the first time or headed back after a well-deserved break. Of the many thoughts occupying parents’ minds, helping them prepare for life after college (what we at the Internship and Career Center (ICC) call “career development”) is probably high on the list. Here are some tips to help your student prepare for the upcoming year. 

Tips to Capitalize on a Summer Internship

September 08, 2018

By Robin Reshwan

Summer internships are excellent opportunities for college students to acquire valuable skills, collaborate with experienced professionals and expand their network. With summer winding down and students returning to campus, it is an ideal time for interns to take a few extra steps to capitalize on their work experience. Here are two impactful things your student should do at the end of an internship.

What to Expect on Your Student’s First Visit Back Home

September 01, 2018

By Sylvia Pardini- Aggie Parent and Family Council Member

Going off to college makes for an exciting time in the life of the student, as they adjust to their new environment, roles, responsibilities and their first real taste of independence. It’s different than going off to summer camp.

For many students, this is their first time away from home for a longer period of time. As parents, we eagerly anticipate their first visit home, unless you live fairly close to campus, where weekend visits are possible.

Building Your Career with the Support of an Alumni Network

August 29, 2018

Who you know can often be the difference between getting an interview or not, especially as an out-of-state or out-of-country candidate. That’s where fellow Aggies come in. Aggie alumni have built their careers in all 50 states, and the Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) makes it a priority to connect Aggies who can help each other make career connections and maintain a lifelong connection to UC Davis from anywhere in the world.