When you trust in yourself and your strengths to take your future one step at a time, things tend to work out as they are meant to be. Such is the case for Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions...

The draw to sciences—and continual learning—runs deep for Elliott Asarch. It’s what propelled him to study bioengineering at UCLA and then continue on at Roseman University of Health Sciences to...

When you were a child, making friends at the playground, in school or during community activities was an important skill to learn and develop. By finding common ground and sharing your interests...

Benny Huang’s entrepreneurial energy was evident since he was little. It’s a characteristic that Benny says he was born with. Driven to be his own boss, Benny chose the startup route after earning...

“When it came to finances, my mom taught me early on the importance of saving my money and always having my money work for me,” Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning graduate Lori...

Discipline. Loyalty. Service. Duty. Respect. These are the traits that drew Isaac Stuart to enlist in the U.S. Army after earning a B.S. in managerial economics—with an emphasis on finance—from UC...

Lucía Moreno Nava, a graduate of Pomona College in media studies, found herself drawn to the wide expanse of possibilities that are afforded with the visual arts. She attended a few art classes at...

Brhan Eskinder has the ick that’s going around in early 2024. She’s going to take a few days off from dental school to rest, but she’s determined to log on to Zoom and chat with me about her...

From an early age, I've been drawn to the company of others. My journey began in the bustling environment of the restaurant industry, where I honed my interpersonal skills. Despite majoring in...

A career in the trades renovating homes, to a new one as a speech pathologist, and then to work in editing. That's Megan Rupert’s career journey. The commonality is that each requires strong...

In 2014, I received a B.S. in Health: Science, Society and Policy from Brandeis University but was unsure about which direction to go in our diverse health care system. I had wanted to become a...

Hi, my name is Elisabeth Koss and I am a graduate of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts. Let me tell you why I think this is a terrific program.

In life, when things happen and you need to make a decision, being able to step back, assess and trust your gut instinct is important. So is knowing how to analyze situations, especially in...

For 10 years, Sheyla Jafarova has been immersed in all things sales. In fact, it was during her time as a travel sales consultant at AAA that inspired her to launch her own entrepreneurial venture...

During his undergrad at UC Santa Barbara—where he double-majored in psychology and sociology and minored in music—Cole Leksan undertook an unpaid internship at Playback Recording Studio as an...

Many of us were caught off guard when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Globally, the financial markets were unstable and the uncertainty trickled down from large corporations to smaller businesses to...

Every day, every month, we’re devoted to helping you meet your career and academic goals—whether it’s preparing for graduate school, looking to change your career or advance in your current role....

You can’t argue with Tetiana Pairman, a recent software development certificate graduate. As she says, “Software has become an integral part of our everyday life.”

For Natalie Lynn Harrison, finding her path in life via non-traditional educational opportunities is not something new.

Neither is getting creative to get her writing out into the world....

Specialized digital skills are becoming increasingly important and yet jobs are not becoming hypertechnical. Instead, they are becoming increasingly hybrid, mixing human and technical skills—and...

Business analysis has continuously ranked highly on LinkedIn's list of most in-demand skills. It's one of the few hard skills every professional should have as most roles require some level of...

From 2010–2020, we had the “decade of statistics.” During that time period, “the number of statistics and biostatistics bachelor’s degrees awarded increased 474 percent.” That growth wasn’t only...

In her early career, Kelly Kraft was mainly customer-focused. As a client success coordinator turned specialist turned senior manager, Kelly has been on the front lines to ensure that her...

Having a secure future has always been at the front of Certificate Program in Project Management graduate Laurice Gonzales’ mind. Born and raised in the Philippines, from an early age Laurice...

We recently partnered with Symba.io to find out about current hiring trends, best practices when communicating with employers and how to stand out in the hiring process.

The hiring market is hot right now and recruiters are more active than ever. But how do you get noticed by recruiters?

When you start working at a startup, you may find yourself wearing multiple hats. It’s just the nature of the beast. You have to be adaptable, Agile.

LinkedIn is a fairly familiar platform to most professionals—it's an opportunity to build your digital brand and expand your network.

UC Berkeley Extension recently hosted Career Week, which sponsored informative events to help our students and community find the career of their dreams. Jeff Eyet, co-founder of big and...

On the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, we are focusing on upcoming job opportunities in the green economy. While it’s still too soon to pin down job specifics of President Biden’s American Jobs...

In March, current and prospective students of our Personal Financial Planning certificate logged on to Zoom to hear how a recent graduate and members of the certificate's Advisory Board are...

Going to school in the United States was something Iliyana Bozhanina had thought about for a long time.

After starting private English lessons in Bulgaria in the 7th grade—and loving them—...

Clara Azulay is no stranger to design. She has a bachelors in design studies and graphic design from San Jose State University. She has professional experience as a designer at TechSoup Global,...

Are you happy with what you’re doing for a living? Do you wake up ready to take on the day’s challenges? Or, like many others, are you seriously considering a career change?

After establishing herself in an affiliate marketing career, Isabel Korman realized that she wanted more from her career. She wanted to be able to create and think creatively on the job, engage in...

Working 80-hour-weeks as a corporate lawyer drove Kelly Finley to look for something else.

That this something turned out to be a drafting course with us, and, ultimately, a career in...

Join this webinar on developing critical content and applying formatting tips to help you create a résumé that grabs attention and showcases your accomplishments.

Are you feeling uncertain about your job search? Have you been thrown for a loop by transitioning to an entirely virtual environment? Join this webinar to learn about job search tips and resources...

“I’m a career changer,” Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program student Aidan Loeser writes in her scholarship application.

For more than six years, Aidan was making a difference in...

“[Enrolling in the Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management] was probably the best decision I've made in my life—I am not exaggerating. I have my current job literally...

Making a career transition can be bewildering: How do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate?

Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be?

English as a Second Language teacher Dana Neufeld had majored in Community Studies at UC Santa Cruz, with a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies. She was offered admission to a master’s and...

Sometimes all it takes is one opportunity at work to change your career direction. For Jaimee Drew, it was being asked to join a team for a credit union’s organizational project.

While Jayinee Basu was pursuing her double major in literature/writing and political science—with a minor in studio art—at the University of California, San Diego, the thought of becoming a doctor...

Informational interviews can play a powerful part in your career development. Following best practices can make all the difference in forging mutually beneficial career connections.

Career change is never easy. It takes education and training, work, a belief in self and—sometimes—just a spark of confidence.

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...

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...

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.

In this workshop, you'll use interactive exercises to explore and identify the values, transferable skills, motivations and personal realities that you'll want to align as you consider new career...

In this workshop, pick up some personal branding, networking and job interviewing strategies, and walk away with a personal road map for your career transition.

Career coaches, hiring managers and pundits agree that today’s careers are less likely to be linear and more waves of continuous learning and re-invention. What does that mean?

Take creating your own brand one step further by creating a résumé that reflects your new brand statement and that employers will want to read.

Have you heard of the new career trend sweeping the nation? It’s called the “Side-Hustle” and it enables career changers to test the waters of a new career or pursue a passion without quitting...

Today, you’ll find Rebecca Anderson helping students and working professionals find firm footing into a career that they are passionate about—even if that career isn’t what they had originally...

Instructor Ray Ranga's path from engineer to a cybersecurity product manager shows that he never shies away from a new challenge—or risk. Now, he helps his students do the same.

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 Robin Andrae and her siblings had to make decisions about their parents’ end-of-life care, they found themselves faced with puzzling questions and hard decisions. Nobody could agree on...

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...

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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.

While being a pharmacist is challenging work, Juyun Yim wants a career where she can express her creativity.

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...

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.

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...

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

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...