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Career Conversations During the Holidays

Whether your student is a first year or a senior, it is always a good time to begin the discussion on career planning. In fact, research shows that students who begin planning early are more likely to land a career position or admission to graduate school upon graduation. It can take anywhere between two and six months (or more) to find an internship or job — making right now a great time to start planning to land an opportunity for next summer.

Overcoming Rejection in the Internship and Job Search

Rejection in the internship and job search is a common reality people don’t often talk about. Job applicants frequently do not hear back from employers after submitting applications, leaving students feeling “ghosted” and disheartened. Knowing that rejection is normal doesn’t necessarily make the experience easier for students and recent alumni looking to enter the world of work.

November is National Career Development Month

What do the Girl Scouts and successful career development have in common? The answer to this likely unexpected question is coming later in this post. But first, a little context. November is National Career Development Month!

UC Davis Gymnastics alumna back on campus to support students

Returning to the hustle and bustle of daily routines after over a year of lockdowns is a challenge many people are now facing. For former UC Davis gymnast Madeline Kennedy ’14, it is a challenge she is helping current Aggies overcome as a physical therapist at Student Health and Counseling Services.

Helping students and others in need during the holidays

The holidays offer a special opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. From a toy drive for young patients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital to filling the shelves of the ASUCD Pantry, we have some gratifying giving suggestions for you.