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To you, UC Davis isn’t merely a school. It’s a gym for your brain, and you’re ready to get swole.

  • What the Transfer?

    What the Transfer? is a connection for EOP Transfer students. We will meet bi-weekly to explore topics related to transitioning from the semester to the quarter system. The 2 hours connection offers 1 hour of mentorship facilitated by EOP Retention Specialist, Christina L. Jackson and 1 hour to explore the campus with other first-year Transfer students. Weekly themes will voted on during the first connection so that the connection curriculum is developed specifically for the students enrolled.

    (EOP Transfer Only)

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  • Active Learning in Action

    Let’s face it, college classes are hard, but they don’t have to feel insurmountable. In the “Active Learning in Action” Connection students will use campus resources and learning strategies to learn more effectively before putting these skills to the test by teaching others new topics of their choice. If fall quarter didn’t go as expected, this is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to do better in class. Through participating in this Connection expect to improve your study skills and become a more efficient and effective learner. This Connection will also be a great introduction to educational theory for future educator or those who want to prepare for an on-campus job as a tutor.

    This Connection is open to all first-year undergraduate students (freshman, transfer, and international).

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  • Deep Thoughts: Exploring Worldviews of the Universe

    This group is intended for students who have an enthusiasm for thinking about life's most existential questions. In the meetings we will focus on topics such as the nature of consciousness, spirituality, free will, what happens after death, as well as their intersections with real-world socio-political applications. People of all religious and spiritual backgrounds (or lack thereof) are encouraged.

    This Connection is open to all first-year undergraduate students (freshman, transfer, and international).

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  • We Search Research

    Are you interested in beginning the process of finding a research position at UC Davis? Don’t know where or how to start? Did you know that you DO NOT need research experience to engage in research at UC Davis? This First-Year Aggie Connection will focus on preparing and walking you through each step of the research search process. Looking for research opportunities can take significant time and effort and we are committed to helping you through this journey. Join us for guidance through each step of the research search process with the goal of securing a research position for you to engage in. ALL MAJORS ARE WELCOME. Topics to be covered included (1) identifying research areas of interest, (2) identifying faculty members, labs and/or other opportunities that match your areas of interest, (3) developing a resume and cover letter for the specific positions you are interested in, (4) emailing faculty members to set up interviews, (5) mock interviews and so much more! This First-Year Aggie Connections will be very interactive and we hope you will join us!

    This Connection is open to all first-year undergraduate students (freshman, transfer, and international).

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  • Foundations for University Success for International Students: Introduction to Research at a Tier 1 University

       
       
       

    This course is part one of a series offered by the School of Education designed to give international students the tools needed to succeed at UC Davis!

    You will learn about American culture with members of the campus community. Plus, you can practice important student skills, including how to:

    • manage your time on the quarter system
    • develop critical thinking and study skills
    • understand and adjust to life in America
    • understand your rights and responsibilities as a student
    • participate in classes, use office hours
    • find resources and answers for all kinds of questions

    Course details:

    • Previously known as “EDU 098”
    • The course is P/NP
    • Small class sizes, limited to 20

    EDU 065B - Foundations for University Success – Introduction to Research at a Tier 1 University

    Introduction to research skills, such as developing critical thinking, study skills, writing skills, and presentation skills. Focus will be on basic research, group projects, and presentations. (Now fulfills Oral Literacy GE)

    **Limited Seats Available, Register Early! **

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    Course #

    Days

    begin time

    end time

    Building

    53930

    065B

    TR

    11:00 AM

    11:50 AM

    Academic Surge 2363

    53931

    065B

    TR

    1:10 PM

    2:00 PM

    Academic Surge 2363

               
               

     

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  • Opportunities in East Asian Studies

    A space for students of any major with a shared interest in East Asia. An opportunity to meet East Asian Studies faculty and hear about their research, courses and topics regarding East Asia.

    This Connection is open to all first-year undergraduate students (freshman, transfer, and international).

    • Time and Location: Thursdays (12:10-1:00 PM); SocSci 273
    • Register: This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 57868

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  • The One Where You Learn About History

    This FYAC is a space for people with a shared love of history, majors and non-majors alike. Open to all majors offering an opportunity to meet History faculty and grad students who will discuss their research and much more. Students will have an opportunity to hear a different speaker each week and ask questions regarding history, research, and the path that led the speaker to where they are today.

    This Connection is open to all first-year undergraduate students (freshman, transfer, and international).

    • Time and Location: Mondays (3:10-4:00 PM); SocSci 4217
    • Register: This Connection is for credit. For more information and to obtain the CRN, please contact Chris Doseck (cedoseck@ucdavis.edu).

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  • Pre-Veterinary: Path to Success

    Are you interested in working with animals or becoming a veterinarian? Join our Pre-Vet FYAC to learn more about the pathway to veterinary school. You will learn about veterinary school requirements, experiences and resources available to you at UCD. There will be a combination of guest speakers and discussions.

    This Connection is open to all first-year undergraduate students (freshman, transfer, and international).

    • Time and Location: Mondays (1:00-3:00PM); 119 Health Professions Advising Center (1090 Orchard Road)
    • Register: This Connection is for credit. To express interest and obtain the CRN , please email Manisha Lakhotia (mlakh@ucdavis.edu).

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