Parent

Launching your student's post-graduation career

If your student is graduating, congratulations! This is an exciting time, filled with pride and anticipation. However, it can also be a time of fear and loss. There are so many changes for recent graduates and families. To help, here are five things we recommend for a successful career launch!

Internship & Job Search Toolkit for Job Seekers and Career Changers

The curve balls thrown by the pandemic over the past year have added challenges to the internship and job search for many students and new graduates. As you prepare to support your young adult in their search for internships, jobs, volunteering, or other experiential learning opportunities, you can help them develop an internship and job search toolkit by considering some of the following suggestions.

Aggie Parents Forever

Though their son Dan graduated last year, Fred and Carolyn Redeker continue to donate to UC Davis and even offered a challenge gift to support the ASUCD Student Pantry on last month’s record-breaking Give Day. They’re a wonderful example of Aggie parents who keep on giving.

Who are these wonderful people?

Who are these amazing people with a passion to give back and support our Aggie families? They are UC Davis Parent Ambassadors. With our campus coming back to life and the prospects of a much more normal campus life in the fall, it brought back the warmth and gratefulness for the many people who have touched our UC Davis journey, including the parent volunteers who have been at the core of our experience.

What to know about virtual career fairs

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIRS, also known as virtual hiring events and online career fairs, are the new normal based on the need for social distancing and proliferation in remote work. Here are some tips to help you get more from a virtual career fair.

Your student’s best bridge to the job world

Whether your student is looking for career-enhancing activities this summer or is mapping out a years-long strategy for post-collegiate success, I strongly recommend taking advantage of the fabulous resources offered by our Internship and Career Center (ICC).

Handshake 101: Using the UC Davis Career Services Platform

Handshake is the online platform the UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC) uses for students and alumni to connect with employers and find job or internship opportunities. Keep reading for five tips that will help your student leverage Handshake to discover career openings, company events and exciting experiential learning opportunities!

Students to Help Students Find Stable Housing 

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

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.