A software technology mentorship panel with more than 100 years of shared experience offer some practical advice about how to get ahead in the industry.
Ready for the 10-minute phone interview?
There are several key steps to securing a new job. In this blog, UCSC Silicon Valley Dean PK Agarwal talks about how to ace the initial interview with a hiring manager.
Getting your foot in the door
Applying for a job can be a daunting task, here’s part 3 in a blog series about the job search—a step-by-step strategic map for the job hunt by UCSC Extension Dean P.K. Agarwal.
He’s included a few great tips for ensuring you have the best chance for success…
Job Transition: Make Your Own Luck
Managing a job transition successfully Advice from a UC Dean This is the second in a new series about a … More
Laid off. Crisis or Opportunity?
We’ve seen thousands of layoffs in the San Francisco Bay area alone and if you’ve experienced this kind of sudden change, it can be an emotional roller coaster. Here’s some advice from UCSC Silicon Valley Dean P.K. Agarwal about how to set yourself for a better opportunity.
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 … More
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.
Beyond Pedagogy: Teaching the whole child
A great teacher goes beyond pedagogy and looks at the whole student. Learn more about the journey one educational therapy student took to be in the classroom.
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.
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.
Booming job market masks looming skills deficit
FROM THE DEAN’S DESK By most measures, it is a great time to be in the job market. On the … More
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.
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.
Fostering diversity: 3 Tips
Understanding bias is a journey of our cultural history and ourselves. Here are three quick tips to help you begin your journey to creating a more equitable and inclusive world.
Disruptive tech and jobs to train for
FROM THE DEAN’S DESK There has been a lot of uncertainty this past year. As we’ve waited for clearer skies, … More
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.
Virtual nature vacations with UCSC
The the UC Santa Cruz Natural Reserves System has been sharing some of its treasures in brief captivating videos of five regional ecosystems that ring the Monterey Bay.
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.
Professional advice in the COVID age
In this video by P.K. Agarwal, dean of UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, you’ll hear some tips for navigating the professional world during the pandemic.
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?
Preparing students for the future
We are all focused on preparing our students for the future.
First Gen Grads of Silicon Valley Extension
To celebrate the annual UC Santa Cruz First Generation Initiative, we bring to you 12 stories of our UCSC Silicon … More
UCSC Extension welcomes new Dean
“P.K. has had a distinguished career in high tech spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.” P.K. Agarwal, a seasoned … More
Explainable AI: trust, transparency, accountability
“Business needs to see inside the black box.”
Top Ask for HR Business Partner: Credibility
“Would you be brave enough to do this?”
Excellence in HR Business Partnership
“The HRBP is a broad role. It’s a whirlwind adventure every working day!”