Middle School Students Explore the World of Work

8232What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s a really tough question, especially if you don’t know what the possibilities are.

Join a group of middle schools students at Qualcomm’s Thinkabit Lab as they start to think about their future in the world of work and begin to discover jobs best suited for them. Qualcomm has developed tools to teach students about the kinds of jobs that exist and how to find jobs that are meaningful and exciting. Even if you’re not a middle school or high school student, this approach to facing the world of work may benefit you as you think about your career future.

The team at Qualcomm’s World of Work room invites students to determine their strengths, list their interests, and prioritize their core values. Through a series of guided questions, students “stand up” for qualities they might enjoy in a career, and “sit down” for qualities they wouldn’t. Perhaps working long hours on holidays and weekends is a “sit down” for you. If so, knowing that early on could prevent a long road towards an ultimately unsatisfying career.

Outside the lab, students are encouraged to keep their eyes open and ask questions. When they see people enjoying their careers, ask them why. What makes a job meaningful for them? What qualities do they need to succeed in those careers? And just as important, ask people what they like least about their careers. What’s the worst part of their jobs and what would they change if they could?

Through self-evaluation and exploration of multiple possibilities, students begin to honestly explore careers that could last them a lifetime.

Watch Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab Presents: World of Work.

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Women in Biotech

8232Tina Nova is the kind of person that makes you want to get up and shout, “Hey World, look out!”

As she recalls her journey from a small town in California’s Central Valley to launching multi-million dollar companies in San Diego, she inspires some 300 high school girls gathered at the Salk Institute for a pep talk on pursuing careers in biotech.

And it’s not just her!

Janelle Ayres of Salk and three other smart and successful women follow with stories of their own paths to satisfying lives based on their love for science.

Check out Women in Biotech, presented by the STEAM Leadership Series on The STEAM Channel.

"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.

May News & Highlights

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Iraq’s Journey


It’s been ten years since the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq. How has the war shaped the country? Where is it headed? In two new programs, experts on the Middle East offer up their insights.

The Iraq War Since 2003: Ten Years of Consequences
Premieres May 6 at 8pm

Iraq’s Journey from Dictatorship to Democracy with Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador, Hamid Al-Bayati

Premieres May 13 at 9pm

More available at www.ucsd.tv/iraq

The Pursuit of Climate Justice


Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson shares her vision of climate justice, which links human rights to science in order to protect vulnerable populations and foster equitable stewardship of the world’s resources.
Climate Justice with Mary Robinson

Is Beer in Your Career?


What are the career opportunities in San Diego’s burgeoning craft brewing industry? In this new Career Channel presentation, job seekers will learn the answers from a panel of experts, including Stone Brewing founder Greg Koch, who converse about why San Diego has become such a nationally renowned region for craft beer production, and where the professional brewing industry is headed.
Is Beer In Your Career?
Premieres May 20 on The Career Channel, powered by UCTV and UC San Diego Extension.

Liszt in the World


This fascinating UCSD-TV documentary follows pianist and UC San Diego Professor Emeritus Cecil Lytle around the world as he investigates the music and long and prolific life of the world’s first international musician, Hungarian composer Franz Liszt.
Liszt in the World
Premieres May 3 at 8pm – and online now!
Watch more Liszt video and read the Lizst in the World production blog.


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

Living for Longevity: The Nutrition Connection

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Science

“Perspectives on Ocean Science”
Genetics and Gray Whale Behavior
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Public Affairs

Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Disease with Stanley Maloy and Alan Sweedler –The Silent Spring Series
Transforming Conflict through Nonviolent Coalitions with Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee
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Arts & Music Arts & Music

Murder in the Cathedral – Opera Spotlight
Aida – Stars in the Salon
Aida – Opera Spotlight
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Humanities Humanities

The Poems of Billy Collins — Point Loma Writer’s Symposium By the Sea
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Check out the latest additions to our online video archive

Aida: San Diego Opera Spotlight 2013
CARTA: Is the Human Mind Unique?
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February 2013 News & Highlights

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The Career Channel: Bridge to Better Employment

If you or someone you know is a recent college graduate or a graduate in career transition, then stop by UCTV’s newly launched CareerChannel, powered by the employment experts at UC San Diego Extension. As an unbiased provider of information, tools and experts, the channel aims to help job-seekers identify newly emerging areas of career opportunity and to develop paths and plans for necessary reskilling through research, reporting and public dialogue presented through video, radio and print. Check it out today and stay tuned for new programs about the ever-evolving career marketplace!

The Career Channel


To Be Musical

Don’t miss this fascinating series from UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College examining exactly what it is that makes music,musical. Professors of music, literature and psychology decode the mysteries of music and its effect on our brains, our emotions and our lives. The series kicks off this month with renowned percussionist Steven Schick and saxophonist and educator David Borgo.

To Be Musical

Lifting the Blanket: Pursuit of a Climate Change Solution

Beginning his career as an engineer at a refrigeration plant in India, Veerabhadran Ramanathan went on to make one of the most important climate change discoveries when he identified chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as even larger contributors to global warming than the previously identified culprit, carbon dioxide. This four-part series from UCTV’s YouTube original channel, UCTV Prime, follows the Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist’s remarkable path that changed the face of climate change research and has introduced possibilities for human-scale solutions.

Lifting the Blanket: Pursuit of a Climate Change Solution


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

Shoulder Injury – Health Matters

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Science

CARTA: The Evolution of Human Nutrition

Exploring the Abyss: The Deep Sea Challenge Expedition

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Public Affairs

Founders’ Symposium 2012

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Humanities Humanities

Black History Month on UCTV

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Arts & Music Arts & Music

San Diego Opera Stars in the Salon: Samson & Delilah

Opera Spotlight: Samson & Delilah

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Check out the latest additions to our online video archive

Rachel Carson’s Legacy: Finding the Wisdom and Insight for Global Environmental Citizenship

Rossini: Overture to “The Barber of Seville” – La Jolla Music Society SummerFest

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