UC Santa Cruz teams with TiE Global to help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life

By Abby Butler UC Santa Cruz and TiE Global are establishing the Destination Silicon Valley program to leverage the Silicon Valley…

Common Misconceptions of Sales

Myth-busting and the sales professional. Reimagine what it could be to be a great in sales and get a job in the tech industry.

Data Privacy: Tools to Navigate the Regulatory Landscape

Silicon Valley researcher Tom Rico Pamukcu who teaches Data Privacy and Security for Healthcare and Biosciences at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension helps students sort through the incredible complexity of clinical trial data.

Instructor Earns Roddenberry Fellowship

Researcher Tom Rico Pamukcu, a UCSC Silicon Valley clinical trials instructor, has received the Roddenberry Fellowship for his work launching HealthWallet.app, a startup that gives more people the opportunity to participate in the clinical trials they need.

Flexibility: Reinventing the classroom

As the pandemic moderates and we welcome students back to campus, UCSC Silicon Valley has been  rethinking the classroom. Introducing the flex classroom, a blend of in-person and remote live learning so students can choose on any given day, where they want to attend class. 

Transfer up to 6 semester units. Earn a Business Certificate with UCSC Extension.

UCSC SV Business Students Gain New Path to NDNU MBA

Business Administration students at UCSC Silicon Valley Professional Education have an expanded opportunity to grow their career, thanks to a new partnership agreement that invites them to transfer credits toward a Master of Business Administration degree at Notre Dame de Namur University.

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Digital Competency is a Survival Issue

From the Dean’s Desk:
Digital Competency is a Survival Issue—The most prominent characteristic of the novice can be the fear of looking and feeling incompetent, but the people who excel are the ones who maintain their basic digital competencies. Those are the ones who help their organizations transform and succeed. 

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Veteran imagines UX design job pipeline

A career in UX design is a long way from working as a Navy photographer and plunging 91 feet to the ocean floor to document explosive ordinance cleanups off the coast of Africa.

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Is online learning working for you?

In the post-pandemic world, an open Silicon Valley campus will mean various channels of online learning for professionals who are upskilling for a brighter future. UCSC SIlicon Valley is heading there now.

Career wisdom from the rink

So much of our career success is determined by where we set our gaze, the goals we set for ourselves, the relationships we build and the risks we take. When I was growing up, I was fascinated by computer technologies. I dove passionately into the world of technology and it has been quite a journey. 

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Diversity in Leadership

Much has been said in recent years about diversity and inequity in the workplace. Here in Silicon Valley, corporate leaders have promised to increase diversity for years. Many past efforts, however, have only been marginally effective, at best. The historic legacy has been difficult to shift.

The Exciting Growth of IoT

Just about every sector of consumer products and industry will be influenced by the IoT revolution creating many jobs in diverse industries. Learn more about the new UCSC Silicon Valley IoT specialization.

Putting Agile to Work

Neville Mistry, a project management consultant at Kairos Power, juggled multi-million-dollar project management responsibilities for several years before returning to school to boost his career.

The Recipe for Career Success: Technical Skills + Soft, Interpersonal Skills

What are the top 10 soft skills you need to be job ready and grow your career? Learn about them in the new UCSC Silicon Valley online Soft Skills course. It’s free!

Staff Highlight: Connecting our LGBTQ+ youth

Sara Osheim, a UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Student Services representative, is making a difference with “Queer Youth Updates,” a creative monthly newsletter for the Santa Cruz community.

Alum brings next-gen sequence analysis tools to the classroom

Next-Gen Sequence Analysis Tools—A Hands-On Approach is a new UCSC Silicon Valley Extension course for aspiring bioinformaticians.

Reinventing education—A historic retrospective of UCSC

The very first days of UC Santa Cruz come alive in striking black and white photographs by Ansel Adams in a newly released two-volume collection of oral histories depicting the 50-year history of the experimental campus.

Expanding your procurement skills

Want to rise to the top for your organization? Build your soft skills and knowledge of other disciplines, says the founder of the UCSC Extension Procurement and Supply Chain Management program.

Members of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Business Administration Advisory Board

Welcome to the new Business Administration Advisory Board

Welcome to our new Business Administration Advisory Board members who had a coast-to-coast virtual kick-off meeting last night and began laying the groundwork for retooling our highly interactive training program for business professionals in the age of COVID.

Emerging From the Chaos: A More Successful You?

Now that we’re looking at an extended period of living mostly within the confines of our own homes and working remotely, it may be the perfect time to refocus our professional outlook and reflect on how to push forward even while the ground is shifting below us. Is there an opportunity in this crisis that we come out of it more successful, personally and professionally?