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The Border Conversion Factor: “A First Step in Changing Career Directions”
An expat living in Mexico who spends considerable time shopping on both sides of the border, Charlie Grier thought it was time someone created an app that converted currencies and units in one easy step. So he did it himself. “I discovered there weren’t any apps which combined currency conversion and unit conversion in a single step,” […]
The Sounds of Far-flung Diplomacy: “I Truly Feel I Can Do Some Good”
Trumpet in hand, Norman Barth’s career travels have taken him far and wide. At present, he’s the deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a distance of 4,800 miles from San Diego, where in June he took part in UC San Diego Extension’s “Jazz Camp.” Wherever he […]
“Samson and Delilah” Documentary Wins Award for UCSD-TV: “We Couldn’t Be More Proud”
UCSD-TV has been honored with a coveted Platinum Aurora Award for the production of “San Diego Opera Spotlight: Samson and Delilah.” The program was honored as “Best of Show” in the “Documentary-Cultural” category. Produced and edited by John Menier and photographed by Menier and Marci Bretts, the 30-minute program provides an insider’s look at the Opera’s […]
Good Neighbor Policy: Promoting Social Constructivism in Virtual Communities of Practice
Morgan Appel, Director, Education Department In my capacity as a program director offering online coursework for educators, I am frequently compelled to respond to questions related to impacts on synergies between students and instructors found in more traditional brick and mortar environments. The perceived dearth of opportunities for meaningful interaction is part of the popular […]
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At the Intersection of the Digital and Healthcare Revolution with Camille Saltman
The Career Channel's Henry DeVries sits down for a conversation on careers with Camille Saltman, president of MD Revolution. Saltman provides strategic direction and oversight of all business development and operational activity and helps formulate and drive key business strategies across all areas of the business. Saltman was previously President of CONNECT and continues to be a member of CONNECT's board of directors. Over Saltman's six years with CONNECT she rebuilt the organization's world renowned Springboard program; established the Look Near First to keep outsourcing and manufacturing in San Diego -- an initiative recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative; and co-founded the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance, CleanTech San Diego, ranked one of the top 10 clean tech cluster organizations in the US.
What Makes a Successful Leader? -- Cynthia Burnham, Author of The Charisma Edge
What is it that makes a leader? According to Cynthia Burnham, power and confidence can translate into success in the corporate world and beyond. Burnham, author of The Charisma Edge: A How-To Guide for Turning on Your Leadership Power, discusses how to construct the confidence needed to be a successful leader with host Henry DeVries.
Minimize Wasteful Work: Lynn Coffman, Author of Slay the Email Monster
In the corporate world, waste is one of productivity's largest obstacles. And with technology's increasing speed and interconnectivity, it can be hard to sort effectively through the muda, the Japanese term for waste or uselessness. Lynn Coffman, author of Slay the Email Monster, joins host Henry DeVries to discuss ways to minimize wasteful work and focus effort productively.
San Diego Workforce Partnership - Peter Callstrom
Peter Callstrom, president and CEO of San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP), discusses vital job training programs with host Henry DeVries. The San Diego Workforce Partnership funds job training programs that enable eligible adults to develop the skills and knowledge needed for emerging career opportunities within such fields as green jobs, healthcare, and clean technology.
Technology Career Trends with Neil Senturia
Neil Senturia, CEO of Blackbird Ventures, joins host Henry DeVries to discuss technology career trends. As an investor in high growth potential companies, Neil also serves as CEO of Oberon Fuels, which is developing a clean alternative to diesel fuel. He and his wife, Barbara Bry, teach entrepreneurship at UC San Diego and write a weekly column for U-T San Diego about entrepreneurship. Neil is also the author of "I'm There for You Baby, The Entrepreneur's Guide to the Galaxy," which is filled with valuable rules for entrepreneurs.
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