There’s an expectation that when you graduate college, you’re going to pursue a riveting career in your chosen major. But for some, a passion in college doesn’t translate to a passion in the
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While we must absolutely understand each of the project management knowledge areas—that's the goal of earlier classwork—project management is, above all, a set of well-defined, predictable
On Wednesday, November 28, current students and those interested in our Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning came to our San Francisco campus to hear how our esteemed panelists—many
Sponsored by Epic—a mobile wallet and self-checkout app that incorporates computer vision and augmented reality—the recent Niantic Augmented Reality event saw a lively and engaging Fireside chat
As long as there are lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants will have jobs—in fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 15-percent growth rate for paralegal and legal assistant positions
Every year, I make a New Year’s resolution. And every year—somewhere around the first week of February—that resolution goes out the window.
Chinese students Jiageng Chen and Sijie Yang are currently immersed in their Fall 2018 semester study-abroad experience at the College of Environmental Design’s Global Access Program.
On Wednesday, Nov. 7, prospective and current project management students arrived at our San Francisco campus ready to hear from certificate alumni, instructors and working professionals. The
If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in tech, you might want to head over to TechCrunch, a website dedicated to reporting on news, opinions and analysis from tech
With every step Brandon Lim takes, he’s getting closer to his dream job of working in a patient-centered role.
Medieval History is fascinating: manorialism, feudalism, Vikings, the Crusades. These are just a few of the highlights from this 10-century-long period that Aleisha Gottlund enjoyed teaching at
Bring your Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP) coursework to life with visits to Bay Area companies.
One year and one month: The fast-track timeframe for Phillip to take his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UC Davis and jump-start a career in regulatory affairs. And this career
Although Qiuyu Chen was majoring in accounting at Wuhan University (Wuhan, Hubei, China), she wasn’t sure if accounting—or business in general—was the right career to pursue after graduation. So
In Fundamental Design Studio ARCH XB100A, you’ll work through the building blocks of space, program, form and materiality to develop design concepts and approaches.
While Marissa Joy Clark felt unchallenged in her day-to-day work as an office manager, there was one shining light: She was able to work on marketing functions, even though it wasn’t part of her
Yanni Zhang is majoring in History, Policy and Economics at Wuhan University. After graduation, Yanni wants to make the world a fairer place by continuing her studies in politics and economics—and
At UC Berkeley, you have a great opportunity to dive more deeply into your studies with discussion sections. Collaborate with your fellow classmates. Build a community of learning. Discuss, ask
Lisa Bausell, M.B.A., PMP, teaches Project Management and Project Leadership and Building High-Performing Teams. She has extensive experience working as a project manager, most notably in the IT
“Professionally, this certificate has earned me a promotion and respect from the owners of Veritable Vegetable,” enthuses Certificate Program in Accounting graduate Casey Velasco of her new
You could say that project management instructor Edmond Matevosian is no stranger to risk management.
Mark Schreier is no stranger to the legal field. Since 1999, he’s held various legal assistant positions, primarily focused on intellectual property.
This story should sound familiar to anyone who is thinking of switching careers to accounting.
Despite traveling and working around the globe and working at lucrative tech startups, Bradley Heinz kept feeling the draw to medicine.
It was during her work as an HR assistant that Yvonne Ayala realized that this was the career she wanted to pursue. The following year, Yvonne moved to Spain and began the next step in solidifying
For Barbara Hanly, it’s all about making a difference in patient care and health.
About 10 years ago, she found herself at a place in her career where she wasn’t advancing. Should she explore a career shift? Would additional education give her the needed bump?
You’ve seen the TV ads time and again: A new prescription drug has just come to market that promises to alleviate the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease, arthritis, allergies, migraines or myriad other
Leading you through this exciting class is faculty member Sonia Katyal, the Chancellor's Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.
We’re excited to announce the newest addition to our faculty roster, Dr. James Webb, who will teach the online section Introduction to Financial Accounting starting Sept. 4.
Suzette Nubie has more than 21 years of professional experience working in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. During her tenure, Suzette has worked in both quality control and quality
When you enter 2018 Honored Instructor Helena Weiss-Duman’s Special Events Project Planning course, expect two things:
“I tell my class on the first day that I have worked at basically every level of education—from elementary school through grad school,” says College Admissions and Career Planning certificate
The sound of Todd Lawrence and his wife’s eight-month-old son crying as they dropped him off at daycare so they could go to work catapulted him toward a complete overhaul of his career. Instead of
Data, Prediction and Law (Legal Studies 123) is a new “data-enabled” course that was developed as a part of UC Berkeley’s Data Science major and minor. The course allows you to explore different
This continuous flow of information and understanding are what brought Jennifer Cuvin to our Professional Program in Regulatory Affairs.
After working in IT for a number of years, Sterling Tai found that the work wasn’t his cup of tea. He was good at numbers and desired work that was long-term and stable. But to career-switch to a
Brian Naylor knows a thing or two about online retail and project management, having worked with international brands across a range of industries around the globe.
Because the Certificate Program in Project Management can be completed fully online, we see students who come from all regions of the United States—and even abroad. Such is the case with 2016
One of the electives you can take as part of the Legal Studies Global Access Program is Foundations of Legal Studies. In this course, you gain an understanding of law as a cross-disciplinary field
For almost six years, Kyle Takahashi worked at a private dental practice in Piedmont, Calif. There, he worked on the frontlines with the patients—from scheduling to interacting with insurance
You can find Lyndsay Orwig starting the second rotation of her Accountant Internship Program with the City and County of San Francisco.
There are dozens of reasons why professionals exit the workforce. They’re caring for small children. Or they are in the armed forces. Or they are diagnosed with a serious illness or injury. Or
When Ling Yao stepped foot on the beautiful, sunny UC Berkeley campus to study at the Law School’s Legal Studies Department, she had already studied Chinese law for three years at Nanjing
Jyotiska Chaudhuri’s résumé is impressive.
Back in 2015, Leslie Cachola was having difficulty getting accepted into medical school. She had a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University. She had full-time work experience in clinical
Interested in learning more about the innovative College of Environmental Design Global Access Program?
Calvin Morrill is the Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy/Legal Studies, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, and teaches American Law and Legal
The Legal Studies major attracts a wide variety of undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about the law to complement their undergraduate degree or who are interested in
Since 2005, Melanie’s professional mission is to guide health care organizations on better utilizing technology and data to deliver higher-quality care at a lower cost. She’s done this through a
We are proud to announce that our Certificate Program in Accounting is ranked #2 by the Accounting Degree Review, an independent resource for current and prospective accounting and finance
With an eye on increasing diversity in the workforce, here are some interesting videos to bring inspiration, awareness and thought-provoking ideas on the power of inclusion.
For the past 12 years, Erik Bridy has held numerous financial consultant positions at Cushman & Wakefield to support various commercial real estate clients. His current role sees him primarily
There are numerous resources at your disposal to ensure that you don’t go off-balance when taking a single course or a full certificate’s curriculum. Here are my favorite tips that are not only
Everybody has their own thoughts on how to achieve a work/life balance—or if a work/life balance is even realistic. We culled through the top YouTube videos on how others are finding work/life/
As you look at your goals for the year, take a moment to discover 10 new insights.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) recently released its Earning Power Report, which shows that survey respondents who hold the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification have a
The concept of achieving and maintaining work/life balance feels like one of those buzzwords that is touted, but not often fully ingrained in the corporate culture. When a 40-hour work week looks
In Nepal, agriculture is considered one of the major economic sectors—employing 66 percent of the total population and contributing 33 percent to the GDP. With such a high dependency placed on
Our district’s Chief for Operations and Readiness Mike Dillabough and Chief of Contracting Linda Hales were the ones from our team who led the research effort to find this type of training. Our
“This recognition is one of the highest honors granted by the Brazilian government to citizens of my country,” Mauricio enthuses. “It’s called Cruz do Mérito do Empreendedor JK, a reference to
PingWah Poon is no stranger to the medical world. He has a bachelor’s in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UC Davis. He worked at a biotech company for five years: first as a gene
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 to
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.
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.
If you are exploring a new professional area of interest, you may want to set up an informational interview.
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.
Jeremy Kiene is in the process of reinventing himself.
Fourth-year medical student Daniel Shapiro successfully matched with Boston Combined Residency Program's pediatrics.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
After 13 years in technical and product support at Bio-Rad Laboratories, Carla Terry welcomes a career change that she can feel passionate about.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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