Benefits of Attending
Career Night welcomes UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine DVM and PhD students, faculty, and staff! The event provides an excellent opportunity to network with both practitioners and vendors. For first and second year students, come explore summer and fourth year clinic externship opportunities. Third and fourth years— investigate post-graduation internship and employment openings and interact with future employers. Last year’s event resulted in numerous externship positions and job hires so this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
Visiting hospitals cover a wide range of veterinary interests including: small animal, equine, food animal, wildlife, exotics, shelter, lab animal, and research. Similarly, our vendors’ products and services apply to a variety of veterinary fields. Regardless of your ultimate career goals, there will be opportunities for you to network with professionals in your field of interest as well as explore other veterinary options!
In support of the second year class, there will also be a raffle and silent auction!
If you are interested in seeing a particular hospital or vendor represented, or if you would be able to put us in contact with a hospital representative, please email our coordinators at CareernightUCD@gmail.com.
Preparation for Career Night
Given the excellent networking opportunity with potential future employers, attendees are asked to dress in business formal.
What to bring:
Many students choose to bring resumes and business cards to facilitate networking. In addition, practitioners and vendors often distribute brochures and products so a bag may help you carry these items. Please also bring a checkbook and cash to be able to win prizes and support the Class of 2015 with the raffle and silent auction!
Pre-Career Night Events:
To help students prepare for Career Night, SCAVMA will be hosting numerous speakers in the weeks leading up to the event. These presentations will enable students to develop their professional and networking skills and build their confidence when approaching practitioners. Thank you to AVMA GHLIT Representative Vivian Wright for her excellent “Six Ways to Make a Good First Impression” and “Job Interview: First Impressions” presentations last year! Please look out for emails detailing the specifics for this year’s talks.
If you have questions about Career Night or would like to help with planning, please contact our Event Coordinator at CareernightUCD@gmail.com.