Career Catalyst


The Career Catalyst Brown Bag Series requires no prior enrollment, so mark your calendars for any or all of the exciting topics. These 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm workshops will live up to their reptuation of bringing the best career development experts from on- and off- campus to help you manage your career.

Exploring Your Talents and Strengths

Why do you make deliberate choices, do what you do, and are better at doing some things than others? The reason is TALENT—a naturally recurring pattern of thought, feeling, or behavior that influences choices and directs actions. Through your talents you tap into your greatest potential for success, and the outcome is STRENGTH. In this workshop you will hear about the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment which introduces 34 dominate themes, and identifies tops strengths and how to leverage them. Learn about research on talent-based productivity and engagement, and how it can be applied on the job. Explore opportunities at UC Davis to experience the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, and how it can help you identify and focus on your strengths and what you do best.

April 6, 2017
Instructor: Judy Isaman
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Meeting Room D

Career Journeys – Words of Wisdom

You may think that successful people know exactly what they want to do in their professional lives and how to get there, but that may be more myth than reality. A career is a journey, where despite carefully crafted plans, serendipity and surprises may reign. In this workshop you will hear from a UC Davis panel of retired employees who have traveled interesting professional paths. Discover what they did to advance their careers, what role mentors played, and how they prepared for a rewarding “next chapter” called retirement. As their stories are shared, you may find words of wisdom and opportunities for your own career journey.

May 23, 2017
Instructor: Carina Celesia Moore and panel of UC Davis Retirees
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room