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CRN Testimonials

CRN Testimonials

By the year 2020 UC Davis will employ several hundred new faculty, many of whom will relocate to our region and be newcomers to our community. Established througth an initial investment by UC Davis and a grant from the National Science Foundation, Capital Resource Network (CRN) is a fee for service program that provides dual career support, family integration and resources to new employees relocating to the region. These services aim to ease the transition for newly relocated hires and their families during their relocation.

Capital Resource Network extends a personalized welcome to newly recruited employees. Each new-hire referred to the Capital Resource Network receives one-on-one attention and support specific to the relocation needs of their entire family. Recommendations and customized services are outlined based on the initial-consult and the "intake" interview conducted upon referral. Capital Resource Network helps the client at their own pace over the course of approximately 20 hours of service within a six month period. 

About Capital Resource Network

Capital Resource Network (CRN) is an innovative regional employer network currently being incubated by UC Davis.  It is a fee for service non-profit that provides dual career support, family integration services and cultural transition resources to new employees relocating to the Capital Region. These services aim to ease the transition for newly relocated hires and their families during their first six months in the region.

Established through an initial investment by UC Davis and a grant from the National Science Foundation, CRN is envisioned to operate independently from UC Davis under the leadership of a regional board of directors.

CRN Services

Initial Consult

The Initial Consult is a confidential conversation between the candidate or new hire, and their family, and the CRN representative to provide information about the career support and integration services being offered. As a neutral party, CRN representatives answer questions important to making an informed decision about moving to the Capital Region. Some discussions may include children's resources, medical concerns, eldercare challenges, and other private concerns where specific resources may be required. 

Dual Career Support

The CRN works directly with the spouse/partner of the new employee on multiple strategies for gaining employment in the region, including:

  • One-on-one coaching and strategy support
  • Professional networking support
  • Feedback on resume and written materials
  • Interview preparation
New Arrival Integration

Based on individual need, new arrival integration assists the multiple family members affects by the change in location. The CRN helps to quickly introduce the new hire and their family to local resources. Assistance varies by individual but generally includes assistance with the ousing search and the ability to Skype clients thought rental properties if the client outside the area. Over the course of six months the CRN provdes assistance, including:

  • Insights on area resources
  • Access to volunteer opportunities and social events
  • Assistance with strategic introductions
  • Point of contact for information on schools, utilities, the DMV, rentals, volunteering, community services and organizations, affinity groups.

Linda Assadian
Director
(530) 574-8480
llassadian@ucdavis.edu



Sophie Barbu
Client Services Coordinator
(530) 304-8512
sjbarbu@ucdavis.edu