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50 Voices of the Future: Paul Roben on how innovation can change the world

In honor of UC San Diego Extension's first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. A person with some tech savvy and a big idea can transform the world, as we’ve seen from companies as different as Facebook and Uber. Now more than ever, colleges and universities are searching for ways to help … [Read More...]

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Computer systems analysts: A career on the rise

No one doubts the importance of computers to modern life – especially when it comes to work life. If something goes wrong with a company’s computers or computer network, it can be devastating for productivity and the bottom line. It is the job of computer systems analysts to avert disaster by designing an organization’s computer network to make sure it runs as efficiently as possible. Because the job of a computer systems analyst is so critical to a company’s operations, it should be no … [Read More...]

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Celebrate the “science of beer” on Saturday, July 23rd

Didn’t get tickets to ComicCon? Well, if you’re a beer geek and a tech enthusiast, listen up. On Saturday, July 23rd, SILO in Makers Quarter (an urban playground and community event space) will transform into a liquid laboratory for a one-of-a-kind “Science of Beer” festival fueled by beer ‘science’ activities with UC San Diego Extension’s Brewing Certificate Program. Learn about the science behind beer making with brewery demonstrations, information sessions and talks from industry … [Read More...]

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Students add employable skills to academics through grAdvantage certificate program

by Melissa M. Jones Following years of commitment to education, job seekers soon realize that in order to land a job they’ll need to possess a combination of applied leadership and project management traits in addition to the technical expertise acquired through the rigors of academics and research. “I have coached numerous bright young graduates as they made their way from backpack to briefcase. They often have impressive GPAs, numerous credentials and still have trouble launching their … [Read More...]

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Marketing by the numbers

If you’re fascinated by human behavior or you have a knack for capturing someone’s attention, you might want to consider a career in marketing. An added bonus is that the jobs of market research analysts and marketing specialists are among the hottest careers both in San Diego and nationally. According to UC San Diego Extension’s recent “Emerging Careers for 2016” report, which detailed the most in-demand jobs with the highest growth potential for recent college grads, marketing research … [Read More...]

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50 Voices of the Future: William Mobley imagines life without Alzheimer’s

In honor of UC San Diego Extension's first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. Dr. William Mobley believes a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is a distinct possibility. In 50 years “Kids will learn about it in school,” says Mobley, who chairs UC San Diego’s Department of Neurosciences. “They’ll say, in the old days, there was this terrible illness called Alzheimer’s disease, but treatments … [Read More...]

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The “language” of success

UC San Diego Extension Grad Runs Multilingual Company From Around the Globe Foreign languages have been part of Gaby Vasallo’s everyday life since she was young – the Guatemala native started attending bilingual classes in preschool to learn English. The entrepreneur, who also studied French in college, became more interested in translation about a decade ago when she decided to make a career … [Read More...]

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Celebrate the “science of beer” on Saturday, July 23rd

Didn’t get tickets to ComicCon? Well, if you’re a beer geek and a tech enthusiast, listen up. On Saturday, July 23rd, SILO in Makers Quarter (an urban playground and community event space) will … [Read More...]

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Rajesh Gupta, chair of UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department, measures that immersion not merely by outwardly visible, hand-held devices—personal computers, smart phones, mobile devices—but computer-based innovations that go beyond our sight. Watch Video >

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50 Voices of the Future: Christine DiDonato on ‘energizing’ millennial workers

In honor of UC San Diego Extension's first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. Today, a major generational shift is happening in the workplace, causing a communications gap between employers and young professionals. These employees, also known as millennials, want to find that perfect job, … [Read More...]

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Computer systems analysts: A career on the rise

No one doubts the importance of computers to modern life – especially when it comes to work life. If something goes wrong with a company’s computers or computer network, it can be devastating for … [Read More...]

 

For Alan J. Daly, UC San Diego professor and chair of the Department of Education Studies, social networks hold the key to more enlightened forms of teaching, learning, and leadership. Watch Video >

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