Career Launch Stories Recap

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our international students’ individual journeys while they studied at UCI Extension.  Each of them share a unique perspective on the opportunities and impact that this experience has made on their career and personal growth.  In case you missed any or all, here’s a chance for you to catch up! […]

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In Defense of Negative Employees

By Jeremy McCarthy “If you are negative, I will kill you.” A hospitality executive once told me that this playful stance on maintaining a positive attitude was his mantra with his team. Knowing that I had an advanced degree in positive psychology, he expected me to embrace his “negativity towards negativity” approach. But I surprised […]

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The Power of an American Certificate 3 of 3

Davood Shahabi age 32, Iran This is the third installment of our international accelerated certificate program (ACP) student stories. In his early thirties, Davood Shahabi had already accomplished a great deal. A native of Iran—where English is spoken rather inconsistently—Davood was fluent in English, had studied in several countries, had earned both an MBA and […]

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