Center for Life/Work Strategies
As the professional development arm of the University, UC San Diego Extension strives to help students enhance their job skills for career success.
Tailor your career and your life to suit your
passions, priorities & talents.
Managing one's career path is a lifelong professional journey. The Center's resources are designed to help students' achieve career growth and satisfaction.
Some offerings provide general career guidance, while others are industry-specific, connecting students to key industry organizations, sector leaders, mentors and companies.
Courses & Workshops
The Center's classes are suitable for professionals from a wide variety of industry and backgrounds. Students benefit from cross-industry learning and networking in these classes.
Industry-Specific Career Resources
Program Information Sessions
Meet program instructors and advisors at a free information session. Hear about career paths and opportunities in the field. Learn what it takes to be successful, and help yourself gauge whether a particular field is suitable to your skills and interests.
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Learn more about the Center for Life/Work Strategies and get tips from guest speakers at a free upcoming Career Strategy Session.
Industry Overview Courses
To gain a better understanding of the breadth and depth of a field, students may find it helpful to study industries as a whole through a UC San Diego Extension course. Gain insightful perspectives into the specific needs, opportunities and niches of certain fields. Best of all, these courses provide a glimpse into emerging fields at a low cost and in only a few course sessions.
Browse programs and select a field of interest
Internships & Directed Studies Courses
Have you had trouble getting a job because you don't have the right experience? But you can't get experience without a job? Through a Directed Studies course, students work one-on-one with their instructor as they lead a real project for a local company. These internship-like courses can help bridge the gap between job and experience. Please note course prerequisites may apply.
Browse certificates and select a field of interest
Net-Work-It! Connections to Professional Associations
UC San Diego Extension works closely with industry professional associations, and encourages students to get involved to complement their professional development. Local organizations typically offer monthly workshops and/or networking, and are a great resource to keep up-to-date on industry trends, issues and best practices. There are numerous worthwhile associations locally, and many are listed on each UCSD Extension certificate page.
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Career Strategy Sessions
Take a proactive approach to your career! Learn tips for long-term success at an upcoming Career Strategy Session.
These quarterly workshops are free to attend and include a variety of renowned speakers.
When: Wed., August 21, 2013
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
University City Center
Tips and information from UCSD Extension career experts:
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Join our monthly webinar series to gain insight into a variety of industry topics, professions, job trends and new skills to broaden your career knowledge.
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Director, Center for Life/Work Strategies
(858) 246-1046 (fax)