Most employers agree that the workforce of tomorrow will need a deep knowledge of computer science, IT, big data, math, and other STEM-related abilities, not just for science and tech jobs, but for all occupations.
Such skills are essential for San Diego’s booming biotech and life sciences industry (ranked third largest in the country), as well as other large employers in IT, manufacturing and health care.
Join San Diego Union Tribune’s Jonathan Horn as he moderates a panel of industry experts discussing what skills they need most – and learn about their strategies to actively equip students with necessary skills through tech fairs and afterschool enrichment programs.
Watch The Job Landscape Today and Tomorrow: The San Diego View.
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Be the Talent Companies Crave: A Winning Guide to Career Advancement with Phil Blair
Do you want to know the secrets to getting hired and/or advancing your career? Who better to share insights than Phil Blair who has placed over 500,000 people in jobs? Blair is the Executive Officer of Manpower Staffing, San Diego’s largest employment placement firm and is among our regions most respected business leaders. In this question and answer session, Blair shares strategies and techniques to leverage your education and experience and ultimately build a career you’re passionate about.
Watch Be the Talent Companies Crave: A Winning Guide to Career Advancement with Phil Blair.
Refire! Don’t Retire with Ken Blanchard and Mort Shaevitz
Join UC San Diego’s Mary L. Walshok as she moderates a timely discussion with best-selling author Ken Blanchard. Blanchard’s latest book is Refire! Don’t Retire: Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life, co-authored with psychologist Morton Shaevitz. Together, Blanchard and Shaevitz weave poignant life stories and humorous anecdotes with their own experiences, wisdom, and advice. The message to those in their 50s, 60s and beyond: View each day as an opportunity to enhance relationships, stimulate minds, revitalize bodies, and grow spiritually.
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Considering a life as an entrepreneur? If so, you won’t want to miss Create Your Own Job, an informative panel discussion featuring four professionals who all took the plunge by creating their own companies.
Moderated by Lee Ann Kim of Pacific Arts Movement, panelists include Adam Markowitz of Portfolium, Denise Bevers of Kindred Biosciences and Henry DeVries of Indie Books International. While each are in different stages of their careers, they all share stories of sacrifices and risk-taking, setbacks and triumphs…and why they wouldn’t have it any other way.
Watch Create Your Own Job on The Career Channel.
Approaches to a successful career in medicine can be many and varied.
UC San Diego Extension’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is one such avenue highlighted in The Persistence Factor: Alternative Pathways to Your Medical Career. This informative panel discussion features four experts in medical education as well as a recent graduate of this exciting new program.
Geared toward students and working professionals who, for whatever reason, missed out on the most direct route to medical school admission, The Persistence Factor gives viewers insights into what the medical school experience is really like and offers the all-important advice on how to get there.
Watch The Persistence Factor: Alternative Pathways to Your Medical Career.
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Did you know that San Diego is one of the world’s regional hotbeds for drone technologies? Join Tim McConnell, Director of Engineering at 3D Robotics, Inc. as he shares the unlikely story of his company’s genesis and explores the amazing opportunities and possibilities in an industry where truly, the sky is the limit.
Or perhaps you’d like to explore opportunities in the field of sustainability. With Jared Criscuolo, president of Rising Tide Partners as your guide, you’ll discover what skills are needed to launch a career in this increasingly important field. You’ll also learn about the Sustainable Business Practices professional certificate program and how it can help you reach your professional goals.
Watch Drones at Work and Play and Every Job Is a Green Job: Career Opportunities in Sustainability.
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