It benefits You to be proud.I’m talking to anyone with a connection to theUniversity of California, Davis:• Students,• Alumni,• Staff & Faculty
Why you should be proud, Generally:• We’re the 8th Ranked public university, nationally.• With an impressive host of patents.• We created the first energy-neutral community in the world.• There’s that peculiar cow.• Etc. etc. etc.
These are all great things,but if you’re like me, you yourselfdidn’t create the first energy-neutralcommunity.
It benefits each of us to be proudbecause that strengthens ouruniversity network.
Or, from a business perspective, itmaximizes the return on ourinvestment.Education is an investment, right?
College is expensiveand tuition is only going up.For students who are just now walking the quad,going to class, and getting the bills, I’m sorry. Yes, the cost is extreme and we should fight to keep it reasonable
But we should also make sure we getthe most from our college experience.
I saw this article on Davis Wiki…http://daviswiki.org/Getting_the_most_out_of_your_student_fees …And it was cute,
But it was ALL:• Go to class• Eat at the Coho• Enjoy Picnic Day• Explore the Campus• Become a member of a club• Make use of Student Services• See a Theatre & Dance Department show
I endorse all of those things,but there was one large piece ofadvice that was missing.
And there’s neverbeen an Easier time to connect
And we proved we can come together in rough times. So…
Let’s kick up theAggies-helping-Aggies spiritIt’s a down economy. A bachelor’s degree doesn’tnecessarily guarantee you a job these days. Can’twe all use some connections?I have my current job because a Davis Alumnihelped me out.
This is the vision I have:• Thriving online social networks with job offers and places for mentors and recent grads to connect.• Well-attended alumni events where people come to have fun, meet friends and network.• Friendly faces in ANY city you move to. (Those who are headed to NYC, look me up!)• A peer group full of movers & shakers & entrepreneurs & artists.
I know that might sounda bit group-huggy, but after all...
We paid for this too!This is the third thing Davis gives you.
So: Alumni, Current students,here are some online networks to get you started • General UC Davis LinkedIn page • LinkedIn Alumni page • UCDavis Facebook page And remember, this is a benefit that we can’t enjoy alone!
So who am I anyway?Clearly, I went to UCD.I now living in New York where Imanage production and newproduct development at apublishing house.I also DJ, make mashups, andwrite plays.
Connect with me!Just drop me a ‘Go Ags’ message.linkedin.com/in/Joedferreirafacebook.com/Joedferreiratwitter.com/JoeRedHeadjoeredhead.tumblr.comyoutube.com/user/DJJoeRedHead
Share this slideshow with all ofyour Davis contacts.Thanks!