Career Champions

What is Career Champions?

Hosted by the Internship and Career Center, the Career Champions program equips staff, student leaders, and faculty across UC Davis with the tools to support students' career development.

The ICC's Career Champions program grew out of a recognition that the ICC is just one of the many places students may come for career support. Although the ICC staff is available to assist students with career development and planning, we know that people all across campus are also helping students build toward their careers in meaningful ways.

How can I get involved?

Career Champions was developed with three key audiences in mind: staff, student leaders, and faculty. The program consists of two main components, which we encourage you to complete in sequence:

  • Part 1: Asynchronous online modules. These flexible, self-paced modules provide resources, best practices, and up-to-date information for anyone looking to support career and post-graduation success for UC Davis students.
  • Part 2: Synchronous workshop. Once the modules have been completed, this synchronous workshop provides skill-building opportunities to apply your knowledge about the career planning process with peers and colleagues across campus. Workshops are offered about once per quarter.

Please click below to learn about the version of the program best suited for you!

  • Career Champions for Staff
  • Intended Audience: Any UC Davis staff member whose student-facing work includes any form of "advising." This includes, but is not limited to, academic advising, retention initiatives, counseling, supervision of student staff, leadership development programs, and more.

    Part 1: Canvas Modules

    Part 2: Workshop

  • Career Champions for Student Leaders
  • Intended Audience: The Career Champions program is a train-the-trainer model to put tools and resources in the hands of student leaders best positioned to influence the career development of their peers. Any UC Davis undergraduate or graduate student who serves in a leadership capacity for their peers and who is interested in supporting their fellow students' career development are encouraged to attend. This includes, but is not limited to, club officers, ASUCD elected or appointed positions, peer advisors, college ambassadors, tutors, residence hall staff, orientation leaders, and more.

    Part 1: Canvas Modules

    Part 2: Workshop

    • Duration: 1-1.5 hours
    • If you would like to request a Career Champions workshop to train student leaders in your organization to support their peers’ career development, please fill out this workshop request form
  • Career Champions for Faculty
  • Faculty and instructors play an essential role in supporting students' career development at UC Davis.

    In consultation with the Academic Senate, the Academic Federation, and other stakeholders across campus, the ICC is currently in the planning stage of developing Career Champions materials that are highly tailored to the needs of faculty and instructors.

    A pilot of Career Champions for Faculty is anticipated to launch in 2024. In the meantime, if you are a faculty member interested in supporting this effort, we invite you to fill out this Expressed Interest Form.

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