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With so much shared history, it may come as no surprise that the two alumna now share the same workplace at the popular San Francisco-based crowdsource review website and app, Yelp — Nguyen is a senior event specialist and Ng is a recruiting coordinator.As a freshman, Nguyen began working at the CAAA front desk and soon grew her involvement in the organization by joining SAA, eventually serving as president.She worked for the two groups as an undergrad — first as an office assistant, next as a student supervisor, and then as a membership assistant and intern coordinator.Through CAAA connections, she also earned valuable internships at the California State Capitol and the district attorney’s office.At the sound of a buzzer that rang every several minutes, clusters of individuals arose, shuffled amongst one another, and reorganized themselves into separate designated tables.With each new seating arrangement came a few seconds of introductory greetings, which then descended quickly into flowing conversation, accompanied by hearty chuckles and the occasional sound of clinking glasses.I’m really excited about working here.” Both young professionals say they are committed to remaining connected to CAAA and supporting their alma mater, because the alumni culture is part of what they value about UC Davis.
Julia Nguyen ’10 and Sarah Ng ’15 followed many of the same paths as UC Davis undergrads, by coincidence: Both pursued double majors in psychology and sociology, both worked for the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and both served as president of the Student Alumni Association.
When her manager asked if she knew any suitable candidates, Nguyen immediately thought of fellow alumna Sarah Ng.
They’d met a few months before at SAA’s Aggie Diner — an event that Nguyen likened to “career advice speed dating,” during which students connect with a number of different alumni in their field of professional interest.
Students will have the ability to connect with Ph D alumni from the social sciences and humanities who have successfully translated their degrees into careers beyond the tenure track. Graduate Students will be divided into groups based on career interests, and rotate between tables to meet a broad range of mentors in a "speed dating" format. Reception on the patio, with the chance to follow up and make connections with alumni that caught your interest.
Sharing their experiences and offering creative solutions to the challenges of life post-graduation will be over a dozen alumni from: a.m. "How to Network" Workshop, led by Marjannie Akintunde, UC Davis Career Services for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars - p.m.