In this Issue
  • SA&FS Meet-Up aka Sunsets Always and Friends Surely
  • An Interview with Abraham Cazares
  • Overwhelmed with Emails? Us Too!: Introducing the Event, Internship, Job, & Opportunities Newsletter 
  • Internship Restrictions Change & Resources
  • Quater Deadlines
SA&FS @ Sunset
Thank you to those who came to the first SA&FS Meet-Up at Steve's the other week, even if it was only for the free dinner (who doesn't love breadsticks?!)! It was a space to feel out beginning of quarter nerves, connect with new friends, reconnect with old ones, and brainstorm future meet-up/event/field trip ideas. Thank you, Amy, for this week's new place and time! From whom will the idea for the next Meet-Up come next? 

Reasons to join us 
You're feeling sad that you missed us the other week! 
You came and had a great time!
Get to know others in SA&FS!
Share ideas and discuss issues that matter to you!
Take a needed study break!
Enjoy free snacks (snacks TBD)!
Spend time on parking structure rooftops!
Watch the sunset!
You dream of eating free snacks on a parking structure rooftop while enjoying the sunset with your friends from SA&FS!
SA&FS @ Sunset
Wednesday, October 21 at 6pm
Top Floor of the Pavilion Parking Structure

These meet-ups are fluid in time and setting because we know that not everyone shares the same idea of a comfortable space nor the same schedule. We hope to explore more of these spaces and bring together more perspectives and voices in the process. 

Even if you can't make it to these Meet-Ups, know that you are a part of a supportive community. We are here to make sure you graduate in one-piece, so please make an appointment, stop by the office, email us, or stop us anytime for support. Most importantly, trust that you will always do your best and know that whatever that looks like is okay.

See you Wednesday (we hope!),
Shea & Kenna

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An Interview with Abraham Cazares
Shea & Kenna: What are your favorite classes you've taken at Davis?
Abraham: PLS 176: Introduction to Weed Science
WFC 152: Ecology of Human-Wildlife Conflicts
PLS 150: Agroecosystem Management
These classes help you really look at the issues and potential solutions, not just wishful thinking about the future. 

Was SA&FS what you expected when you transferred? 
I expected a more narrow ag science approach for the major. I wish it had met that expectation, but I understand what the major was trying to do. We're not just preparing to be plant geneticists; you can do that if you want, but [SA&FS] prepares you for any job.

I also expected a greater emphasis on nutrition. Food is an important part of human existence. Food is for the purpose of not only providing sustenance, but also improving people's lives. Every culture has a food culture, but I feel that is often lost in the U.S. Getting people involved in reclaiming traditional foodways and eating well starts with getting people excited about food.

You did an internship this past summer at Pacific Star Gardens, a small family farm. Do you see yourself farming as a career post-Davis?
I don't see myself being happy as a farmer, at least not at this point in my life. I want to grow food for a purpose (like for a women's shelter), not just for the affluent in my county. I don't want to farm just to cater to the market. I see my immediate role in this agricultural system as a pest control adviser.

What do you wish you would have known? 
The main thing that I've learned in school is the importance of developing relationships with people. Classes aren't the single most important part of college. 

Overwhelmed with Emails? Us Too! 
Introducing the Events, Internships, Jobs, & Opportunities Newsletter
We know how it goes. You want to stay involved and connected and in the know, so you sign up for one listserv and then twenty or so later, your inbox is so flooded that you become overwhelmed with anxiety every time you open it. 

In hopes of lightening your load of incoming mail, we are introducing a single weekly SA&FS newsletter filled with all of the information you would typically receive in 10+ forwarded messages. 

The Breakdown
From: your SA&FS advising team
To: you! aka the SA&FS listserv
What: a weekly newsletter filled with upcoming events, internships, jobs, and other varying opportunities
When: Monday nights (first one to be sent out Wednesday, October 21)

If you have an event or opportunity you would like to advertise to the SA&FS listserv, please email Kenna
Internship Restriction Change & Resources
Restriction Change
Beginning this year, a maximum of 6 on-campus internship units are allowed.
Looking for an internship? 
Here are a few places where you can find some! 

1. check out our website for a database of internships arranged by category
2. go through all of Galyna's emails—she has forwarded some great opportunities to you! 
3. check out the April 26, 2015 issue of The Bi-Weekly Beet for internship questions and answers and a list of internship sites (please note: as mentioned above the unit division for on and off-campus internships has changed)

We understand that the SA&FS internship process may seem complicated and overwhelming at first, but do not worry! We promise to do what we can to make sure that the deadlines and paperwork aren't the reason for you not doing an internship. 

The deadline for receiving units for either a Summer or Fall internship has passed.
To receive units for an internship you plan to complete in Winter, the deadline is November 27. 

Quarter Deadlines
  • Last day to drop 20-day drop courses & to file for the course materials waiver: October 21
  • Last day to opt for P/NP or S/U grading: October 28 
  • Last day to drop courses with a PTD, add courses with a PTA, & submit a Cancellation/Withdrawal form: December 4
Tell Us What You Would Like to See in the Next Newsletter!
Check out past Beets!
Fall 2015: (1) october 1
Spring 2015: (1) april 12 & (2) april 26 & (3) may 10 & (4) may 24 & (5) june 7
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