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Student Spotlight: Damariz Quezada

Despite having 14 years of construction industry experience under her belt, Damariz Quezada felt that in order to fully achieve her career goals, she needed a formal education in construction management. See how the Construction Management Certificate Program helped her achieve her full potential.

Career Outlook: Paralegal

Paralegals play an important role in the legal industry, working side-by-side with lawyers and performing multiple duties. Career outlook for paralegals is expected to skyrocket within the next decade. Learn more about this in-demand career path and how you can get started in the field.

Student Spotlight: Jonathan Bobadilla

Jonathan Bobadilla is an energy commission specialist with the California Energy Commission in Sacramento. He recently received a promotion after completing the Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate Program at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education (CPE). Learn more about his experience in the program.

Advice from our alumni: How to become a winemaker

If you've been dreaming of a career in the wine industry, consider this advice from our alumni. Whether they were fulfilling a lifelong dream in retirement or changing careers, they all shared a passion for winemaking. See what they had to say about their journey and how the Winemaking Certificate Program helped them get there.

Optimize Your Summer with UC Davis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.