Job Won: Jump Start Your Job Search

Whether you are looking to make a career transition or interviewing for your first job, UCTV’s Job Won series has the information you need. Experts in networking, resumes, the global job market and more join host Phil Blair, Executive Officer of Manpower West, to discuss skills and strategies all jobseekers should have in their back pocket.
Learn how to sell yourself in an interview, how to approach your first networking event, and where the jobs are now. Job Won highlights the essentials to help you build a career you’re passionate about.

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New Ventures from UCSB Students

After eight months of activities and curriculum the UCSB New Venture Competition culminated with six teams presenting a pitch and a question-and-answer session for a panel of expert judges and an enthusiastic audience of peers, faculty and mentors.

The finalist teams, pared down from an initial pool of 32, represented diverse technologies and industries. The top six teams were: MoreSolar, utilizing wind power as a novel method for cleaning solar panels to increase efficiency; Adomi, addressing California’s housing shortage with a scalable solution that is also profitable to homeowners; Okra Systems, software for engineers that streamlines the process of selecting and qualifying microcontrollers; Snip, a social media platform for podcast lovers that allows users to curate and share podcasts; Soilight utilizing the microbes in soil to provide energy for low-powered applications; and Veneta, a web- and mobile-based software service that streamlines inventory management research labs.

Meet these young tech entrepreneurs and see who landed in the top spot.

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Landing a Job in Engineering

Getting hired is hard. From finding the right position, to getting a call back, to acing the interview – each step presents its own challenge. There is so much advice out there, but who better to listen to than two senior level managers at San Diego companies?

Silvia De Dea from ASML and Janet Koenig from Cubic Transportation Systems sat down with Startup San Diego’s Neal Bloom to share their insights into getting hired, and growing your career. In addition to great technical skills, both agree communication is more important now than ever before. Koenig and De Dea go into detail about how you can show off your communication skills, even if you’re an introvert, by properly preparing for your interview. In this enlightening conversation, the pair also discusses how to advance your career, while staying open to new opportunities.

Watch Getting Hired: A Manager’s Perspective – Career Transitions in Engineering: Insights from the Field

Turbo Charge Your Job Hunt

28254Because he loves his job as an employment industry expert, few people think more about work than Phil Blair.

Beginning in 1977, he has built Manpower San Diego into the largest Manpower franchise in the U.S. It is San Diego’s fourth largest for-profit employer providing approximately 2,500 jobs daily.

Watch Job Won and learn strategies and techniques to leverage your education and experience into a career you’re passionate about.

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The Career Channel Introduces Two New Career Development Shows

Whether you’d prefer to work in a lab or outside of one, the Career Channel has you covered. Watch these new programs which explore two very different careers in science.

Careers in Biotech Patent Law

25967Intellectual property (IP) rights are essential to the survival of life science companies. Careers in Biotech Patent Law features three industry experts discussing current issues facing IP professionals in the life science industry and explores career opportunities for scientists seeking to remain close to cutting edge discovery without being in the lab.

Careers in Bioinformatics and Precision Medicine

26010Bioinformatics integrates molecular and clinical research with patient data and outcomes, aiming to place the patient at the center of all elements. Watch Careers in Bioinformatics and Precision Medicine with Semyon Kruglyak, of Illumina, Inc. to learn how bioinformatics has evolved to deal with Next Gen Sequencing data and discover emerging opportunities for biomedical and clinical researchers.

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