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In the Know

In the Know is a free monthly e-newsletter full of useful articles that help families connect with UC Davis during their students' undergraduate experience.

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In the Know is translated into Spanish and Chinese. Copies of translated versions are available by clicking on the appropriate link at the top of each newsletter or using the links below:

Select articles from previous In the Know issues are below.

Parent to Parent

December 10, 2019
In the Know-Sometimes It’s WHEN You Know or It’s WHO You Know

By Mary Jane Dellafiora, Aggie Parent and Family Council Member

Taking planes, trains and automobiles home.  Families, friends and festivities.  Just relaxing and recovering from another quarter’s work and a respite before receiving the resulting grades for that.  These are the things occupying the minds and lives of UC Davis students during Winter Break.  But should something else nudge into the edge of their consciousness—finding a summer job?

Counseling Services

November 27, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Parents of UC Davis Students, we are excited to let you know about our services on campus to help address students’ mental health needs. 

Parent to Parent

November 27, 2019

By Mary Jane Dellafiora, Aggie Parent and Family Council Member

 

Parent to Parent

October 31, 2019

By Mary Jane Dellafiora, Aggie Parent and Family Council Member

Student Updates

October 30, 2019

Favorites from Home Submission
Being away from home is tough, so we want to give your students a little piece of home when they dine in our dining commons. Share with us the recipe for your student’s favorite dish, and we might just serve it! Please see the click here for more information. 

Join the Student Housing team!

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.

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.

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. 

Aggie Community - Parents of Incoming Students

May 22, 2019

Aggie Community

For many incoming college students their first year is full of excitement, new opportunities, and many adjustments. UC Davis offers a number of programs that help incoming students transition into their college career. If you know of a newly admitted student who will attend UC Davis in the fall, encourage them to explore these programs.

Summer Start