UC Davis Magazine


Alumni Career Services

Career decisions remain among the most challenging of life's problems. As part of our continuing efforts to provide programs and services for alumni, CAAA offers the following information on career planning, career networking and job hunting. CAAA's regional and academic chapters offer more opportunities for networking

Connect with UC Davis alumni professionals

Are you willing to offer your professional expertise? Then call us about the Career Resource Network, a service that provides guidance to UC alumni who are starting or changing careers. Over 800 mentors are listed--why not add your name?

Do you need advice about your career? Our Career Resource Network offers contacts in 62 fields of expertise.

The Career Resource Network links UC Davis alumni in a wide range of professions with alumni or students who are entering the job market or making a career change.

Career Resource Network contacts can offer informational interviews and/or visits at their work site, attend on-campus meetings, speak to small groups or even provide internships. Alumni contacts provide information and guidance, not jobs.

To volunteer to be a contact or to use the Career Resource Network, stop by the Alumni Office, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, or call (800) 242-GRAD (California only) or (916) 752-0286.

A–job–hunting we will go

The Alumni Career Conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Workshops will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a job fair from
3 to 6 p.m. Conference costs will be $60 CAAA members, $75 for non-members (includes continental breakfast and lunch); add $15 for registrations received after Sept. 13. Conference brochures will be mailed out in August.

Four hundred and fifty alumni from throughout California attended last year's Career Conference and Job Fair. Twenty-four workshops covered topics such as "Job Search through the Internet," "Networking: Schmooze or Lose" and "Becoming a Consultant . . . What Does it Take?" At the job fair, recruiters from more than 70 companies were on hand to speak with alumni. One of the day's highlights was the networking luncheon, where 38 alumni hosts shared their insights with conference goers interested in fields such as entertainment, law, education, accounting and others.

"Whether you are an entry-level candidate, a seasoned professional or are in transition from one field to another, you will find workshops and mentors at this conference," said Iyoni Rice '96, who traveled from Davis to attend last year's conference. Alumni looking for connections and concrete information about jobs and how to find them should definitely plan to attend this event."

CAAA thanks Security Pacific for its generous sponsorship which allowed alumni to attend the conference at a lower registration fee than otherwise would have been possible.

To receive your conference brochure, please contact Kathryn Keyes '81, by e-mail, kjkeyes@ucdavis.edu, or at (800) 242-GRAD (California only) or (916) 752-0289.

Alumni Career Services

Alumni involvement is vital to all our programs. If you would like to volunteer to facilitate, present or plan future workshops and seminars, or for further information on career services, contact Kathryn Keyes '81, by e-mail, kjkeyes@ucdavis.edu, or at (800) 242-GRAD (California only) or (916) 752-0289.

SkillSearch: A computer-based service that matches the skills and experience of graduates with job openings in companies throughout the country. CAAA members receive a 25 percent discount. Call SkillSearch directly, (800) ALUMNI-1. Internet address: http://www.internetis.com/skillsearch/index.html

Career Conference and Job Fair: See article above for more information and how to receive a brochure.

Career Resource Network: See article above for more information on being a contact or using these resources.

Information Sheets: Contact CAAA for information sheets. Topics include a bibliography for career planning/job searching, professional career placement centers list, job lines in the 916 area code, tips and questions for informational interviewing/ networking, information on access to other UC campuses' career centers and more.

UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC): All UC Davis degree holders have access to the ICC, which provides career services that include job listings, individual advising, a resource room, on-campus interviewing opportunities, workshops on job search strategies, resume writing, interviewing and more. Call the ICC at (916) 752-2855. Internet address: http://icc.ucdavis.edu

UC Davis University Extension: Offers hundreds of professional and continuing education courses each quarter and has 23 certificate programs. CAAA members may enroll in one Extension course per quarter at a 10 percent discount. Call (800) 752-0881 (or 757-8777 from Davis, Dixon or Woodland) for a free course catalog.

Web Sites for Job Searches: Do you have Internet access? There is a world of easily accessible information on the Web now. An excellent place to start your search is: http://icc.ucdavis.edu/iccdocs/jobs.htm Also check out Internet Job Sites: http://icc:ucdavis.edu/iccdocs/jobs2.htm and For College Grad Job Hunter--Your Line to Life After College: http://www.collegegrad.com/

For further information on career services contact CAAA at (800) 242-4723 (California only) or (916) 752-0286, or e-mail Kathryn Keyes: kjkeyes@ucdavis.edu

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