Find the Right Path to Your Medical Career

8232Approaches 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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New Career Opportunities: Drones and Green Jobs

8232Did 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.

8232Or 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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Conversation with GoPro Founder, Nick Woodman

28380UC San Diego Alumnus and GoPro Founder Nick Woodman turned to his wife Jill recently and asked, “Is this really happening?”

The occasion was Nick’s triumphant return to UC San Diego where he was interviewed along with Jill and former classmate Justin Wilkenfeld in front of a boisterous audience of students and GoPro fans.

Watch A Conversation with Nick Woodman and learn how Nick’s degree in Visual Arts along with his passion and perseverance led to the creation of the world’s fastest growing camera company.

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"60 Seconds and You're Hired!" with Robin Ryan

If you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.

But how do you land your dream job?

Top career coach and author Robin Ryan visited UC San Diego for 2013 Career Boost Camp and UCSD-TV has captured some of her tips for taking your career to the next level.

Hear her strategies for promoting your own personal brand that will allow you to pursue more fulfilling work, while representing yourself as best you can to potential employers.

Watch “60 Seconds and You’re Hired!” with Robin Ryan as she discusses how to improve your career with Reo Carr, executive editor of San Diego Business Journal.

For more career tips check out Robin Ryan’s book, “60 Seconds and You’re Hired!” or check out the articles, videos and podcasts available at The Career Channel.

A Career in Beer is Near

San Diego’s beer business is booming as the city is becoming known as the craft brew capital of the nation.

The beer industry brought San Diego $680.8 million in sales in 2011 and totaled $299.5 million in wages, contracts, and capital expenses. In 2011, there were 52 licensed breweries in San Diego county and since then 33 more licenses have been issued. As the industry grows, many new jobs are created and UC San Diego Extension is offering a way for you to get your foot in the door.

Watch this discussion, titled “Is Beer in your Career?” as some of the leading regional brewers, including Stone Brewing Company CEO and co-founder Greg Koch, Lost Abbey brewer Tomme Arthur, Ballast Point brewer and co-founder Yuseff Cherney, and the founder of White Labs Inc. Pure Yeast and Fermentation, Chris White, discuss the opportunities for those who wish to have a future in the craft brewing scene and the future of the industry itself.

Want more from inside the beer industry? UC San Diego Extension is offering a Brewing Certificate that will teach you everything you need to know to be a professional brewer. Also, catch some candid moments with Greg Koch.