#thrive

Your Personal and Professional Development

You’re not here just to survive college. You’re here to Thrive! It’s time to make your mark at UC Davis.

  • Aggie Drive, Strive, and Thrive On!

    Coming to college can be hard, especially with so much changing around you. This Connection will incorporate themes around personal development, including goal setting, time management, financial management, mental wellness and stress reduction, job searching, and physical well-being (nutrition/sleep/exercise). Each meeting will include a brief overview of that session's topic, and interactive group discussions. Come prepared to have fun and learn from one another!

    • Time and Location: Thursdays 2-3pm; 121 Olson
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  • Introverts Unite (Quietly)!

    Are you the one who hates raising your hand in class, even when you know the answer? Do you prefer a few deep friendships over hanging with anyone and everyone? Does your ideal Friday night involve the words “Netflix” and “jammies”? Maybe you’ve always been encouraged to “put yourself out there,” or “stop being so shy.” If this sounds like you, then join your fellow introverts to learn about what it really means to be a “quiet one” in a world that chatters 24/7. You’ll learn about your brain’s physiology, the personality characteristics common to introverts, and how to hack your brain during those times when you need to act like an extrovert. Then, we’ll dive into strategies for getting the most out of your college experience while staying true to who you are.

    • Time and Location: Tuesdays (5:15-6:15); 121 Olson
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  • #FirstGenProud: Exploring Identity Through the Arts & Media

    Navigating college for the first time can be a bit nerve racking, especially if you’re the first in your family to attend college! Join this Connection for support in navigating this uncharted territory together with other first-generation college students and a professional staff member, who is also first-gen. In this FYAC we will explore issues related to the first-generation student experience through the theme of art and media. Each week we’ll focus on different forms of creative expression, including movies, art, poetry, novels/short stories, and digital/social media.

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (2:10pm -3:00pm); Meyer Hall 1330
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  • Start Strong, Finish Stronger

    Start preparing for your future today! This Connection will provide student-focused personal and professional development opportunities. Join other first-year UC Davis students to discuss different strategies like time management, goal setting, and career exploration. This Connection will help you get a strong start to your time at UC Davis so you can finish even stronger!

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (11:00AM-12:00PM); 1003 Kemper Hall
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  • Women's Wellness

    This connection is intended to be a space for individuals who identify as women to focus on self-care and wellness during their transition to the University. Weekly we will engage in different activities that support various aspects of wellness and explore ways to stay balanced during the transition to UC Davis.

    • Time and location: Wednesdays (10-10:50am); Kemper 1003
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  • We Write Wednesday

    We Write Wednesday (WWW) is a social justice focused creative writing connection designed to encourage EOP students to write spoken poetry, prose and short stories to bring awareness to social issues on campus and in our community. WWW meets the first 6 Wednesdays of the fall quarter. The last connection we will host an Open Mic to showcase our work.

    Open to EOP students only

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (12-12:50 PM);  Sequoia 1st floor study
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  • Black Students in White Coats

    Are you feeling discouraged in pursuing medicine as a student of color? Join Health Professions Advising as we welcome current black medical students to share their individual journeys into medicine. Each week, we will bring in one black medical student that will share advice and strategies on how to navigate this path. You will have time to ask lots of questions, so come and get connected!

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Mondays (6-7pm); Health Professions Advising Center-Room 119 (1090 Orchard Road)
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  • #Sobasic (needs)

    This Connection will focus on the four pillars of basic needs: access to healthy food options; affordable housing; mental wellness; and financial stability. Participants in this Connection will take a cooking class, learn how to budget financial aid, find affordable housing options, and learn about renter's rights!

    • Time and location: Tuesdays (12-1pm); Olson 121
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  • Mind on My Money

    If you have heard the cliché, “People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan” but have no idea where to start thinking about and working on your financial future, this is the Connection for you. Find out about creating a budget, setting priorities, dealing with credit, planning for retirement, managing college debt and more.

    • Time and location: Wednesdays (11am-12pm); Segundo Recreation Room
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  • Healthy Balance

    This Connection will focus on how to fuel your brain and body for campus life through healthy food choices, staying physically active, and balancing academic and social obligations. Through activities and discussions we will explore topics such as Dining Commons Hacks for making healthy choices, how to stay active on and off campus, and tips for maximizing your study efficiency.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (12-1 PM); 121 Olson
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