Sarah Benzuly has been a practicing journalist since 2000. Prior to working at UC Berkeley Extension, she was group managing editor for three pro audio B2B brands (Mix, Electronic Musician and Remix). Since joining the UC Berkeley Extension marketing department, Sarah is continually inspired by the students who come to Extension to meet their educational goals—be it changing careers, advancing in their current position or simply enjoying learning something new. Sarah covers the Business and Sciences, Mathematics and Biotechnology departments. Outside of the office, Sarah spends time with her husband; black lab/pitbull mix, Ragnar; and four backyard chickens. Oh, and a glass of cabernet sauvignon. You can connect with her at sbenzuly@berkeley.edu

While Michele Davis may have transitioned from a profession in sales to one in human resources, the talents to be a successful and respected HR practitioner come easily to her.

On Nov. 30, 2017, current students and those interested in our Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning came to our San Francisco campus to hear how four women made their way

When Victor Gavallos started his undergraduate education at University of San Francisco, his goal was to continue to his studies to become a doctor—specifically, a pathologist.

Provides business-ready approaches and tools for critical current and on-the-horizon issues, such as managing disruption, big data analytics, AI-based automation, Agile strategy and operations,

Met up with Kevin Oakes, CEO at the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), yesterday at Gilead in Foster City.

Leadership development is important. It’s also not always done well. Among the common mistakes I’ve seen:

"Almost half of managers moving into new roles significantly underperform. Underperforming new-to-role managers can have a detrimental impact on their direct reports' performance, intent to stay

What do you think are the Five Most Important Leadership Lessons an employer can impart to a New Manager?

The latest two reports from the Project Management Institute focus on the need for an organization to be agile in today’s complex and disruptive global marketplace. As reported in both “Achieving

When pharmacist Swapna Deshpande moved to the United States in 2013, she had a Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Quality Assurance from her native India. One would have thought that she had the

Come celebrate the International Project Managers’ Professional Development day! Join us on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 (8 am–5 pm) to hear from talented speakers, network with fellow project managers

As the manager of the solutions engineering team at OneLogin, Khizar Sultan is responsible for the output of his five solutions engineers. These engineers work hand-in-hand with an in-house sales

To be held October 12, 2017, the Project Management L.A. conference focuses on the evolving landscape of technology solutions that can improve communication, connectivity and processes for today’s

In addition to launching its new website, the International Forum for Behavioral Finance and Economics has opened registration for the 2017 Behavioral Finance Symposium, to be held Nov. 3 and 4.

Students from EDC Paris recently studied at UC Berkeley Extension, the result of which was a competition on the best elevator pitch and the top business plan. Students and a highly esteemed group

While recently having blood drawn for a medical screen, the attendant asked what I do for a living. I shared with her that I was a company culture consultant and the founder of the Conscious

To be a successful actor and voice-over artist, one must put themselves into their character's mindset in order to deliver a believable portrayal. "What is my character feeling during this scene

According to the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, more than 53,000 medical school hopefuls applied for just 21,000 available spots—so only about 40% of applicants were

The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) announced revisions to the exam content outline for the Senior Professional in Human Resources International™ (SPHRi™) certification to reflect the need for

The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) announced revisions to the exam content outline for the Senior Professional in Human Resources International™ (SPHRi™) certification to reflect the need for

College Choice, an independent online publication that aims to help students find the right program, has recently released its top rankings of online paralegal programs for 2017—and our

Your IDP teachers bring years of real-world experience in their fields to the classroom.

Today, William Chen lives and works in San Francisco as founder and owner of a local startup, P.L.A.Y., which specializes in manufacturing quality dog beds.

Ana Carolina Merighe has been active as an entrepreneur since she was 9 years old, producing and selling her own handcraft products. That entrepreneurial spark intensified with the IDP certificate

Today, Marcos Bento is working as a Deal Flow Coordinator at Boston Harbor Angels in New York City and is an M.B.A. candidate at Babson College.

While completing courses to fulfill a master's degree at Reims Management School in France, Lucas Boudaud spent a semester abroad in Berkeley, registering for UC Berkeley Extension's 4-Month IDP

While completing her master's in electronic media at Stuttgart Media University (Germany), Evelyn Lentz's time in the 8-month IDP in Marketing provided her with important examples of how culture

Currently working toward his M.B.A., Isaac Chen embraces his newfound entrepreneurial spirit in devising new business ideas.

Attracted to a more business-oriented career and the energy radiating from the San Francisco Bay Area, Irene Ciuci now has the skills to succeed, thanks to the 4-Month IDPs in Business

Today, Anthony is fully invested in project management, working as an IT project manager at Agilent Technologies. There, he leads IT project teams to implement solutions that increase the

Many businesses are unaware that they’re facing these problems—and yet the solution is right in front of them. Marketing. In fact, if many businesses began to market themselves, they would solve

Nutrition is a complex multidisciplinary field that brings together the biological sciences, economics, politics, human behavior and environmental science. I chose to pursue a graduate degree in

For marketing certificate graduate Jonathan Geilhufe, he's ready to make each potential lender a well-informed, educated and confident home-buyer. How? As the new Director of Digital Marketing at

Last year, Heather Paulsen won the “Building the Movement 2016” award at the annual B Corporation Champions Retreat for her stewardship and project management expertise in helping companies become

However you define the field of pairing data with human resources, the end-result remains the same: Making HR more strategic, more impactful to the business as a whole.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently established the SHRM Northern California Chapter, which serves HR professionals in the San Francisco, Oakland/Walnut Creek, San Jose,

At its base, music is a result of mathematical principles and logic. It's a set of formulas and theories to produce a set of notes that invoke, inspire and imagine. The same holds true for science

Keeping your skills sharp and staying up to date with trends in your field are key in today's competitive climate.

For Jacqueline Flores, working as a paralegal comes with some great perks. As she finishes up her undergraduate studies in order to apply to law school, Flores is able to keep her head in a legal

While J.P. Ouellette’s career path up until coming to UC Berkeley Extension’s project management certificate may seem a bit “nonlinear,” each position required him to manage a team

In the next six years, the U.S. will need to employ 1 million science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates in order to meet the demands of American industry.

Online learning, as with any academic endeavor, does require significant effort and a commitment to keeping up with the assignments and engaging with the course material.

Sure, you could learn about biochemistry or stem cell research by reading a book, attending class lectures and the like, but how does that apply to what you'll be faced with in the real world?

In his finance days, Young Kang would feel a surge of pride every time his clients were on the path to meeting their financial goals. But he wanted to do so much more for them.

The U.S. is just one of the 65 countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission.

Ensuring that a conference is successful isn't just about getting the word out to fill seats. It's also not just about putting together a series of panels or events to draw in the crowd.

For 22 years, Vincent Scarlata had a successful career as a business analyst at a San Francisco financial services firm. But a sudden staff reduction meant new skills.

If you are exploring a new professional area of interest, you may want to set up an informational interview.

It is your responsibility to take advantage of the opportunities that occur and achieve your goals. No one else is going to manage your career for you.

A well-written cover letter gives you an opportunity to clearly demonstrate your suitability for the desired position and lets potential employers get to know you better.

Interviewing is essential for your growth, expanding your network, understanding your value in the marketplace and crafting a career that will meet your highest goals.

How do you decide if it is time to make a change?

Researchers were startled to find that "71% of in-demand skills are required across two or more job categories."

A well-written cover letter gives you an opportunity to clearly demonstrate your suitability for the desired position and give potential employers a chance to get to know you better

A professional portfolio, in either electronic or hard-copy format, showcases your skills, experiences and accomplishments to a potential employer.

Nearly 1 in 5 employees (about 21 percent of the workforce) are planning to leave their current employers.

A list of resources that includes general job search, information-gathering and resource building tools across all disciplines and professional subject areas.

Nutrition plays a major role in our physical, mental and emotional health—a truism that registered dietitian Melissa Javaheri fully subscribes to. And her patients are the better for it.

Longtime UC Berkeley Extension science instructor Monica Ranes-Goldberg has been creating online science courses since 1999.

As the Senior New Business Representative at PG&E, Certificate Program in Project Management graduate Kate St. Amour manages new commercial business and residential developments for gas and

If content is king, then data is the ace in your pocket.

Genomic medicine is affecting health care by dramatically changing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Kashif Ahmad is no stranger to teaching science courses: He has seen the online learning environment become more accepted and a way to implement new technologies.

Katie Fenton loved the high adrenaline that comes from being a military nurse—a path she's followed since graduating with a bachelor's degree in nursing

The field of biological sciences is constantly evolving, what with new discoveries, research and novel techniques inundating a scientist on a daily basis.

Fourth-year medical student Daniel Shapiro successfully matched with Boston Combined Residency Program's pediatrics.

As an undergraduate at SF State, Jarell Cruz was having trouble getting into classes—either they were only offered every other semester or they were full.

While working as a management consultant at a Big 4 consulting firm, Shilpi Agrawal was drawn to the interactions with different clients and team members on a daily basis.

Since moving to the United States from his native Rwanda, he has completed a master’s degree in social work and public health, and a Ph.D. in social policy and social research from Loma Linda

Natalia Aranda Castro thought that when she moved to the Bay Area from her native Colombia, she would have to give up her legal career. But she soon found out that this isn't the case at all.

Unsure of making the career change to HR from a program coordinator role at a social enterprise accelerator program, Bocanegra started at the beginning: taking Essentials of Human Resources at UC

Jason Miller doesn't have a moment to spare. As LinkedIn's group manager for content marketing and social media, and the recent author of Welcome to the Funnel: Proven Tactics to Turn Your Social

After working in the nonprofit art sector for several years and discovering a penchant for human resources (HR), Gibson was hired as an employee benefits manager at a local nonprofit in 2007.

Working toward leadership and management skills often means taking continuing education courses to get certified in these professional competencies. José Tercero was one such person who followed

Students had an opportunity to ask questions and network with members of the Bay Area professional financial planning community.

While many teenagers try to figure out what they want to be when they grow up, Angela Sullivan knew right away in junior high: While taking a business course, she knew she wanted to be an

When Jennifer Brandl first began the Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management online, she was a research associate and felt limited in career prospects as she lacked a

Daniel Levie's passion is cooking and has been since he was young. A sous chef at UC Berkeley's Cafe 3 dining hall, Levie not only pushes himself to further his own culinary adventures but also

With 20 years of experience in sales—the past 12 with BIA Cordon Bleu as VP of sales—Nathaniel Allen doesn't require new skills or knowledge to advance his career. Rather, he's looking for a new

With 25 years of experience in software engineering, Susan George is learning current methodologies to advance her management career. After completing the Professional Sequence in Agile Management

Instructor Tony Yeh's presentation at a Certificate Program in Finance information session continues to resonate with Josh Fiedler—specifically, Yeh's insistence that the curriculum emphasizes

After 13 years in technical and product support at Bio-Rad Laboratories, Carla Terry welcomes a career change that she can feel passionate about.

Stan Lewandowski—a corporate lawyer at K&L Gates working with startups, banks and energy companies—knows that success at his job requires being fully versed in the intricate financial aspects

A move to the United States from her home country finds Tanvi Mahajani making a transition from dentistry to a new career in business. Currently volunteering in the American Red Cross’s Volunteer

Vanessa Vun is enjoying a successful career as a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) at the University of California, San Francisco, thanks in part to UC Berkeley Extension's Immunology and

With more than seven years of human resources experience at a Bay Area architecture firm, Iulia Moldovan is gaining additional HR knowledge with the Certificate Program in Human Resource

A graduate of the Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management, Joyce Nortey is now a clinical research associate—a position she believes is the result of receiving the

Previously working at engineering firm Integral Group/Rumsey Engineers since its start in the founder's garage, certificate graduate Maria Briggs Berta is now working at another engineering

Eric Hon wasn't a passive student while completing the Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning. Rather, he engaged his instructors and took that extra time to pick their brains for

Learning in an online-only environment is certainly a different way to soak up knowledge than being in a physical classroom. But for Kyle Cameron, his determination to excel in the Certificate