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Never Have I Ever

January 05, 2021
After Richa Shukla Moorjani (B.A., communication, ’11) switched her major from theatre to communication, she accepted that she wouldn’t have a career as a performer. Then, in her senior year at UC Davis, she took an acting class that put her back on a path that led to a major role on a hit television series.

Reflecting and Taking Steps

December 14, 2020

As we pass through the shortest days of the current year, many cultures encourage a time of inward reflection and intention setting for the year ahead. At the Internship and Career Center (ICC), reflection and intention setting are a year-round practice we encourage for students! Your student may want to act on some of the insights they are discovering about themselves, and we know the importance of your support as they determine their next steps.

Parent sparks win-win partnership with the ASUCD Pantry

December 14, 2020

By Cari DuBois-Wright, Associate Director of Development in Parent Giving

The holidays are a time of giving—and we thank UC Davis parents for finding creative ways to support students in need. 

Consider the story of UC Davis parent Larry Jacobs, who took his longtime support of the ASUCD Pantry—a student-run organization providing food and hygiene items to hundreds of students each week—to the next level by creating a working partnership with Salesforce, where he worked as a software architect. 

Students to Help Students Find Stable Housing 

November 23, 2020

by Cari DuBois-Wright, Associate Director of Development in Parent Giving

Last month I shared how I never stop marveling at the generosity and dedication of UC Davis parents. This month I’d like to talk about our amazing students, who are joining forces to address a growing problem at UC Davis and campuses nationwide: housing insecurity and homelessness among students. 

ICC is Ready to Help

November 23, 2020

By Marcie Kirk Holland, Executive Director, UC Davis Internship & Career Center

It’s hard to believe, but The Holidays are here! The winter break is a great time for much needed down time, especially in a year as stressful as 2020 has been. It’s also a great time to focus on career preparation. The UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC) is ready to help! We have been busy preparing resources that are available 24/7.  

For Parents by Parents: Aggies at Home with the Arts 

November 23, 2020

By Mary Jane Dellafiora  

In the midst of a pandemic, with large group and public gatherings canceled, you would expect this to be a brief column. However, students, their families and friends still can access the vibrant arts at UC Davis. What better way for them to stay in touch with the community and provide themselves with entertainment and intellectual stimulation while adhering to safety guidelines to protect each other?  

Meet our 2020-2021 Leadership Scholarship Winners

October 23, 2020

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association is excited to introduce our 2020-2021 scholarship winners. This year we were able to award $100,000 in scholarships to 85 students. In addition to being leaders in their communities, their schools, their families, their places of employment, or thought leaders changing the world around us; these students also speak to the role of social mobility that UC Davis plays in a student’s life. Forty percent (40%) of this year’s CAAA scholarship class identify as first-generation college students and are the first in their family to go to college.

What to Know About Internships

October 06, 2020

Written by Robin Reshwan, Seen on

As “Plastics” were the future to young Benjamin Braddock in the movie “The Graduate,” internships are the future for the students and new grads of today. Hiring managers consider internships important for career success, but they are also one of the best ways to explore potential careers. This brief guide to internships will help you understand what an internship is, how to find one and how they can expand your future career prospects.