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50 Voices of the Future: Jim Sallis on advocating for healthy living

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. The bad news is that Americans are heavier than ever. The good news, says UC San Diego’s Dr. James Sallis, is they’re gaining weight at a slower pace than they were only a few years ago. As one of the country’s … [Read More...]

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Five trends shaping education in the 21st century

For Morgan Appel, director of the Education Department at UC San Diego Extension, the work he does is always informed by the fundamental traditions of research universities, which are based on the three pillars of research, service, and teaching. While service and teaching are critical to his work, research plays a pivotal role because it informs the future. “In everything we do, there is always a research question, whether it be process or content,” he said. Appel, who has his bachelor’s and … [Read More...]

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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, but are not prepared for the ‘old school’ workplace. They may expect higher salaries than some of … [Read More...]

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UC San Diego Extension instructor ‘pays it forward’ with free wheelchair mission in Ecuador

By Andrea Siedsma When Robert Fernandez asked the people who have guided and encouraged him throughout his life how he could repay them, their answers were simple and consistent: Just pay it forward. Fernandez, who is an instructor at the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at UC San Diego, took that advice to heart, giving back to his community both through the work he does in the safety field and through volunteer service. This spring, however, Fernandez was able to pay it forward in … [Read More...]

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Script doctor: Extension’s postbac premedical program prepares a screenwriter for his next act: medical school

Kim-Long Hua-Rupp knew he was ready for a career change. A screenwriter by training, Hua-Rupp was paying his bills by teaching MCAT test preparation courses in organic chemistry while working on screenplays in his spare time. “It was a good job, but I felt like I was stagnating,” he said of his test prep gig. “With screenwriting, if you are stagnating in one place, it shows up in other places.” So Hua-Rupp made a bold choice: he decided he wanted to challenge himself by going to medical … [Read More...]

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Careers in business analysis and project management

“If you want to make sure something doesn’t get done…make it a project.” While that might make a good punchline, it certainly isn’t good for business. Because of that, organizations in almost every field are looking for ways to better define the scope and mission of their projects and then use business analysis tools to measure the success of those projects. So whether you are considering a career in project management or are ready for your next career opportunity, now is a good time to … [Read More...]

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Script doctor: Extension’s postbac premedical program prepares a screenwriter for his next act: medical school

Kim-Long Hua-Rupp knew he was ready for a career change. A screenwriter by training, Hua-Rupp was paying his bills by teaching MCAT test preparation courses in organic chemistry while working on screenplays in his spare time. “It was a good job, but I felt like I was stagnating,” he said of his test prep gig. “With screenwriting, if you are stagnating in one place, it shows up in other … [Read More...]

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New report reveals emerging careers for 2016

Everyone is searching for a career that has both a promising present and an even brighter future. To help individuals identify these opportunities, the University of California, San Diego Extension … [Read More...]

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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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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 … [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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