What we’re about
Keep your professional career edge by learning something new.
Our Meetups give you the opportunity to meet with instructors and students so you can learn about all the great professional training we offer here.
Learn practical, high demand skills. We offer 28 professional certificate programs and nearly 400 courses in five distinct areas: Technology, Education, Bioscience, Design, and Business. Visit our beautiful Santa Clara campus building or take online courses. Since we offer open enrollment and new courses start all the time, there's always something new for you. Most of the courses are taught evenings and Saturdays.
International students are welcome and have the opportunity to pursue internships and temporary paid jobs (OPT).
Join us at our regular events to meet instructors and get a sense of the industry and how we prepare you for a successful career.
Call us with questions at (408) 861-3860 or email us at Extension@ucsc.edu.
Here's our homepage: https://www.ucsc-extension.edu/
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- What to Expect at A Career FairLink visible for attendees
Will we see you at the 2024 Business Career & Internship Fair?
Join Stacey Caceres of Enterprise Mobility (formerly Enterprise Rent-A-Car) for an online workshop session as she offers quick prep tips and practical best practices to help you sharpen your skills, perfect your pitch, and maximize your professional opportunities.
- Project and Program Management Information SessionLink visible for attendees
Are you a seasoned professional interested in enhancing your skills? Looking to pivot and begin something new?
Either way, this session is for you. In a fast-moving live-online overview, we’ll share how the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Project and Program Management certificate program equips you with the tools and strategies (and certification) you’ll need to thrive in today's dynamic business landscape.
Program Chair Tim Bombosch and a panel of PPM program instructors will provide insights into the curriculum, learning outcomes, and potential career opportunities and share how you can customize your individual learning experience to align with your specific goals.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, graduates of our program have found success in tech, life sciences, aerospace, and social media. Our instructors come from all industries including cybersecurity, telecom, cloud computing, fintech, defense, healthcare, biotech, digital publishing, and retail. Our team is ready and prepared to help you take that next step.
This event is sponsored by the UCSC Silicon Valley Project and Program Management certificate program.
- Human Resource Management Information SessionLink visible for attendees
Join our HR experts as we explore strategies and resources for optimizing organizational success through effective people management. We’ll talk about how you can take control of your career by acquiring practical knowledge from engaging courses taught by industry leaders.
- Our Human Resource Management Certificate Program
- Emerging trends in HRM and how they impact job opportunities
- HRM in the Digital Age Technology's impact on HRM practices
- Diverse roles within HRM including recruitment, training, and compensation
Program Chair Philip Ziman and a panel of HR Instructors will lead our discussion.
This event is sponsored by the UCSC Silicon Valley Human Resource Management program.
- English for Writing WorkshopUCSC Silicon Valley Extension, Santa Clara, CA
Interested in improving your writing skills for the professional world? Join us for an interactive workshop designed specifically for second-language learners. We’ll share introductory guidance, tips, and strategies for writing in the workplace and the practical writing skills that you can apply to your current and future professional roles.
Before you leave, we’ll also highlight the online resources anyone can access to support continued learning beyond the lessons of the workshop.
We invite all skill levels to attend. Bring your writing questions!
This event is sponsored by the International Team @ UCSC Silicon Valley Extension.