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Career Talk

Career Talk is a 20-minute interview show hosted by UC San Diego Extension.

Each month, experts from a variety of industries discuss the latest trends in today's workplace.

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The Pulse with Leslie Bruce

The Pulse is a monthly podcast series devoted to health issues and the healthcare workplace hosted by UC San Diego Extension's Leslie Bruce.

An expert in healthcare and public policy, Bruce currently serves as Extension instructor for Politics and Public Policy of US Healthcare: Washington, DC and Introduction to US Healthcare. She also lectures in the Health Law and Policy master's degree program and in the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program.

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Scripps’ Van Gorder Rose Through Ranks from Security Guard to CEO
Frontline Leaders Groomed with CEO’s Training at $2.7 Billion San Diego Health Care System Injured and nearly killed in the line of duty in 1978, Chris Van Gorder was retired from the police force – and ended up working as a security guard at the hospital where he had been rehabilitated. This month’s Pulse podcast […]
Big Data, Bigger Opportunities
By Jennifer Davies If you haven’t heard by now, data is big and is only going to get bigger. And the demand for those who can collect, crunch and curate that data is getting bigger, too – much bigger. But while the demand for employees well-versed in data analysis might be massive, the supply is […]
From Volunteer to V.P.: Planned Parenthood’s Nora Vargas Shares Amazing Career Journey
Region’s Largest Reproductive Health Care Provider Extends Access with Affordable Care Act “I would never have imagined that I would become an executive at Planned Parenthood,” says Nora Vargas, Vice President of Government and Community Relations for the reproductive healthcare provider’s three-county Pacific Southwest region. “Having had a CEO who saw something in me I […]
Hottest Careers for College Grads in 2015
Turning a college education into a career is easier said than done. To help newly minted graduates identify their best bets for rewarding employment, the University of California, San Diego Extension today released its “2015 Hot Careers Report.”  Using a unique algorithm, UC San Diego Extension’s Center for Research on the Regional Economy identified those […]
Academic Connections: When Student Becomes Teacher
“My advice is to really throw yourself into these programs and get as much out of it as you can,” said Brigham. “It's only one week long, but it could be one of the best weeks of your life if you let it.”