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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New Career Readiness Classes

UC Irvine was among several leading universities joining with technology platform Coursera to announce the launch of a series of career-focused courses. Called specializations, these classes are grouped in short series, developed specifically to help new college graduates and other adult learners meet the demands of a rapidly changing work environment. Read the UC Irvine Extension announcement here. […]

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