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

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.

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?

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.