Your students learn from outstanding faculty at UC Davis. Of special note are our Chancellor’s Fellows, mid-career professors who receive a monetary award to seed pioneering research and involve students in their exciting discoveries. Supported in part by the Parents Fund, the Chancellor’s Fellows program strengthens UC Davis teaching and research—to the benefit of students like yours!
Parents of current UC Davis students are invited to attend the August edition of our virtual UC Davis Coffee Chat series. We'll check in about the start of the academic year, share updates from campus, and we'll have the chance to answer any questions you may have.
WELCOME, NEW AGGIES! These celebratory and casual gatherings are intended to bring together incoming parents and family members from similar regions to meet each other and ask questions. This year we are excited to offer Family Welcome events for the following regions:
Take advantage of the summer time to explore self and occupational awareness. The ICC recommends several tools to help your student learn more about their interests, skills, and values, along with helpful tips on job research, informational interviews, and how to gain experience.
Congratulations to the graduates from the class of 2022! For new to career professionals (and for current students thinking about their future career prospects), the job search process can seem over-whelming and often non-productive. So, here are a few tips:
1. Understand the roles, companies and industries for which you are applying. Start with research and informational interviews about roles, companies and industries that interest you.
2. Customize your resume, cover letters and other materials to the role. You don’t have to rewrite your resume for every job – especially when you have little or no experience. However, when possible, you should prioritize content that is relevant.
3. LinkedIn counts. If you are applying for roles online, you should have a compelling and complete LinkedIn profile.
4. Networking is the secret ingredient. Reach out to contacts, alumni and other hiring professionals at targeted companies to learn more and/or to bring attention to your application.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2022 survey of employers, some of the most desired skills employers are seeking from new graduates include problem-solving skills, analytical/quantitative skills, the ability to work in a team, written communication skills, and initiative. The UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC) suggests a variety of ways to attain the skills employers are seeking through job opportunities such as food service, caregiving roles, and retail. The ICC is holding remote and in-person career advising options, so be sure to remind your student to check out their services!
Employee donors have a big heart for students, generously supporting scholarships, academic programs, research opportunities and crucial basic needs services that benefit students from all backgrounds.
Parents of current UC Davis students are invited to attend the next in a series of virtual UC Davis Coffee Chats. We'll check in about how your student is doing this quarter. This is also a space to ask questions and get updates from campus.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major social and educational impact on students. With virtual learning platforms, social media, and technology, students are spending far more time in front of a screen and less time interacting in-person with others.