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Optimize Your Summer with UC Davis

April 12, 2021
Can’t take your summer vacay? Take a summer course instead! If your summer plans are still on hold, consider this the perfect opportunity to expand your skill set or start training for a new career. We have a variety of remote/online courses designed to keep you (and your family) learning over summer break.

Student Spotlight: Perry Reyes

April 09, 2021
After a successful career in accounting, Perry Reyes decided to marry his love of wine with his experience in finance. He is currently the controller of accounting and finance at Korbel Winery. His experience in the OIV Wine Marketing Program gave him the foundation he needed to take the leap from CPA to wine business.

Join us at the Craft Beer Professionals Conference this Month

April 06, 2021
Craft Beer Professionals is hosting its Spring Virtual Conference on April 19-21, and it’s 100% free! The three-day, virtual conference of 50+ educational sessions will span a variety of topics, presented by industry experts, from the business of beer to the science of brewing (and everything in between). This year, two of our very own—Charlie Bamforth and Glen Fox—will be presenting.

COVID-19 – Campus Updates and Text Alerts

April 02, 2021

A Phased Re-Opening

As vaccinations progress in California, the UC Davis campus moves toward a gradual re-opening. The vast majority of our courses will continue to be offered in an online or remote-learning format through the summer quarter; however, we expect to begin a gradual return to some in-person classes this fall. In the meantime, our employees continue to work remotely, and we are available to provide full support by phone at (530) 757-8777 and email at cpeinfo@ucdavis.edu.

Student Spotlight: Batool Fatima

March 23, 2021
After 12 years of being a stay-at-home parent, Batool Fatima decided to build an entirely new career path for herself. She turned to UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education's Paralegal Studies Certificate Program to get the training she needed for a new start.

Student Spotlight: Noah Williams

March 12, 2021
Noah Williams began UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Human Resource Management Certificate Program in 2020 to open the door for a new career path. Now, as a newly appointed human resources coordinator at Bain & Company in San Francisco, Noah Williams is a fresh face in the HR world.

Career Outlook: Sensory and Consumer Science

March 05, 2021
Sensory and consumer science is the light that guides the way forward for businesses by investigating what consumers really want. There is a wide range of jobs that rely on sensory science, all of which involve understanding a product’s sensory experience to improve its quality. Learn more about this in-demand career path and how you can get started or advance in the field.

Student Spotlight: Nathan Trauernicht

March 03, 2021
Nathan Trauernicht is an experienced leader who understands the importance of innovation when it comes to managing and inspiring teams. As a graduate of the UC Davis Executive Leadership Program and the chief of the UC Davis Fire Department, Trauernicht provides overall leadership and direction to a department serving a population of more than 40,000.

Instructor Spotlight: Terry Rivasplata

March 02, 2021
Terry Rivasplata is a technical director at ICF International with over 40 years of experience in CEQA and environmental planning. He is also the recipient of the Association of Environmental Professionals’ 2021 Al Reynolds Lifetime Achievement Award.

Expanding Career Options for Underserved Communities

February 23, 2021
Sacramento Employment and Training Agency and UC Davis sign career pathway training agreement. Starting this February, economically disadvantaged Sacramento residents will be able to access scholarship-funded career training. The agreement focuses on teaching high-demand job skills in Business, Health Sciences, Technology, Sustainability and other fields that support the evolving needs of the region’s employers.

4 Reasons Why Leadership Training Matters

February 22, 2021
Regardless of where you are in your journey as a leader, investing in management and leadership training can improve your performance and the performance of those around you. Here are four reasons why investing in your leadership development is essential.

Instructor Spotlight: Mary Campbell

February 05, 2021
Mary Campbell is an attorney and mediator in the high desert region of Southern California, and an instructor for UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Conflict Resolution program. With over a decade of experience in conflict resolution, her current focus is supporting families in transition.

Meet Enrollment Coach Cathy Zhao

February 02, 2021
Empowering students to fulfill their goals—whether they be upskilling or pursuing a new career path—is what Cathy Zhao finds most rewarding about her role as an enrollment coach. With a background in education counseling and a master’s in education, Cathy is looking forward to promoting lifelong learning and helping professionals advance their careers.

Career Outlook: Accounting

January 22, 2021
Accounting professionals are the fuel that keeps companies running. The profession offers a wide range of paths to follow, varying in industry, services and level of experience. Learn more about this in-demand career path and how you can get started in the field.

Career Outlook: Human Resources

January 14, 2021
The life of an HR professional is rarely monotonous. They keep their companies running smoothly and ensure a positive workplace environment. Learn more about this in-demand role and how you can get started in the field.