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Center for Life/Work Strategies

The world of work has changed; people need to take charge of managing their own career and redefine what success means as their needs and priorities change.

The purpose of Life/Work Center is to provide information and resources to help students make good decisions as they are planning the next steps in their life and/or career.


Tailor your career and your life to suit your

passions, priorities & talents.


Courses & Workshops

The Center's resources are designed to help students identify and achieve life/work satisfaction through professional development and personal enrichment.

Career Resources

UCSD-TV Career Channel

The Career Channel provides a public service that distributes unbiased information, tools, and expert perspectives to help professionals with their careers.
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Center for Research on the Regional Economy

Located on the San Diego Campus of the University of California's Extension Division, the Center for Research on the Regional Economy (CRRE) focuses on 1) technological innovations; 2) global trends and 3) industry developments that are shaping regional economies. Specific emphasis is placed on regional workforce trends and the impact of universities, research institutions, and continuing education on regional economic growth.
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Next Step Experience Courses
Connect your classroom education with real-world experiences through a Next Step Experience course. These specially designed classes allow students to gain hands-on experience by working closely with instructors and/or peers on real-world projects.

Embedded within a certificate program, each Next Step Experience course is structured to help bridge the gap to employment. Some classes are focused around field work, which offers an internship-like experience; others are research-focused, while some are capstone projects only available to certificate students.

Browse certificates and select of field of interest

Program Information Sessions

Meet program instructors and advisors at a free information session, and hear about career paths and opportunities in various fields.
Browse upcoming info sessions

Connections to Professional Associations

UC San Diego Extension works closely with industry professional associations and encourages students to get involved for professional development and networking.

Learn more about associations through Extension classes or simply do a google search for local chapters relevant to your profession.
Browse certificate programs and courses

Career Connections

Career resources offered by O*Net, an online portal for career exploration, job analysis and self-assessment tools.

Career/job searches offered by Indeed, where thousands of jobs and internships are posted daily. Users may also upload resumes for search by employers.

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Free Career Clinics

April 2016

Are you interested in enhancing your career satisfaction?  Attend a free clinic to help guide your career path. Each session includes a career self-assessment and tips to get you going in the right direction.

Choose a clinic most appropriate for you:

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