Announcements, May 30–June 12

GSA Announcements:

  1. GSA Zumba
  2. GSA Yoga
  3. Bar Night, June 1

Professional Development:

  1. Getting a Jump Start on Job Search-Careers beyond Academia
  2. Career Advising

GSA Announcements:

1. GSA Zumba


2. GSA Yoga

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3. Bar Night, June 1

Bar Night_2_Gravity_SMALLBring your friends to The Graduate for our last bar night of the academic year! Open to all graduate and professional students. Post-docs and significant others are welcome also.

June 1, 8:30pm-10:30 PM

Please Note: There will be a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture show going on at the same time as bar night. Please arrive before 9:30 p.m to avoid being charged the cover for the event. We will gather in the patio area for bar night.

Drink Specials!

$2 off Singles, Doubles, and Pints
$3 off Big Beers
$6 off Pitchers

Professional Development:

1. Getting a Jump Start on Job Search-Careers beyond Academia

Monday June 13th, 8:30am-4:30pm

Free. Lunch provided. Registration REQUIRED

Looking for a job beyond academia, but don’t know where to start? This comprehensive, one-day workshop is designed to give graduate students and postdoctoral scholars the basic tools to conduct an effective job search for industry, non-profit and/or government sector positions.

Workshop topics include: identifying your transferable skills, developing a target company list, preparing your personal “pitch”, conducting an informational interview, using social media (LinkedIn) for networking and job search, tailoring your cover letter and resume, and more.

Workshop schedule:

8:30-9:30am Getting Started

  • Career planning (life-long learning process) + Planned happenstance
  • Self-reflection & self-assessment (transferable skills, values, interests)
  • Resources (VPhD,, CA Career Zone)

9:30-10:20am Job Search Strategies

  • What to search
  • Where to search
  • How to search (creating a target company list)

10:20-10:30am BREAK

10:30-11:40am Personal Power Statements and Networking

  • Networking (barriers, exercise, guidelines, brain storming matrix, networking questions)
  • 30-second self-introduction (aka elevator pitch) exercise

11:40-12:00pm Informational interviews guidelines & questions

12:00-12:30pm LUNCH PROVIDED

12:30-1:00pm Your Online Presence

  • Use of social media (LinkedIn & Twitter) & developing a robust profile

1:00-2:00pm Application Materials

  • Resumes for careers beyond academia
  • Cover letters for careers beyond academia

2:00-2:10pm BREAK

2:10-2:30pm Interviewing Questions

  • Behavioral questions
  • SAR

2:30-3:00pm Screening interviews, Online & Phone

  • Screening
  • Online & phone (Aggie Job Link, practice interview module)

3:00-3:45pm Negotiating the Job Offer

  • Salary and non-financial considerations

3:45-4:00pm Wrap Up, Resources and Next Steps

Co-sponsored by GradPathways (Graduate Studies). Questions? Contact Gwynn Benner, Internship and Career Center.

2. Career Advising

Career Advising 

Want to discuss career alternatives, job search strategies or need advice on your application materials including resume, CV or cover letter? Need help exploring career options outside and within the academy? Have a quick question or need help with your LinkedIn profile? Want to meet with an adviser?There are options when seeking career advise at UC Davis.

One-to-One Appointments (30 minutes, 1:1 with a career or peer adviser) are now made online.Login to your Aggie Job Link (AJL) account via your Kerberos ID and passphrase. Complete your profile and select a time that is convenient for you. Postdocs, scroll down this page and follow instructions on how to create an AJL account. 

Drop-in Advising (10 minutes, quick questions). No appointment necessary. Now offered to graduate students and postdocs every Wednesday and Thursday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm) in South Hall.

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