Randi Frankle, Sciences, Biotechnology and Mathematics
Kyle Cameron, Business
Learning in an online-only environment is certainly a different way to soak up knowledge than being in a physical classroom. But for Kyle Cameron, his determination to excel in the Certificate Program in Accounting—which he is set to finish with distinction—makes the process much smoother. Read more.
Justin Gehl, Business
Justin Gehl is a people person, and he knows that a career in human resources fits him like a glove. He enjoys interacting with people, determining how they fit into an organization, helping and coaching—basically the ideal candidate for the Certificate Program in Human Resource Management. Read more.
Sean Haq, Computer Technology and Information Management
Every day, Sean Haq takes a lesson learned in his database classes and puts it to use. Working in technology software sales at Oracle—focusing on a baker’s dozen of Fortune 500 companies—Haq is confident that he can intelligently speak to his clients about the products he’s selling. Read more.
Harlan Kelly Jr., Business
Fifteen years after completing the Certificate Program in Project Management, Harlan Kelly Jr. still draws from the lessons learned at UC Berkeley Extension. Read more.
Diane Kresal, Business
Diane Kresal’s skills in analytics and metrics, learned while working in operations at Berrett-Koehler Publishers in San Francisco, easily transfer to the skill set of a human resource manager. Read more.
Brenda Narayan, Business
Due to a corporate restructure at Brenda Narayan’s current employer, Narayan wants to gain advanced management skills. Read more.
Breno Salas, Art and Design
As an international Evening Certificate Programs student from Peru, Breno Salas carries a heavy load: He must maintain a full-time student status, meaning that he generally takes four courses each term with at least three hours of homework per course. Read more.
Isha Sethi, Business
Isha Sethi believes that to be successful in any marketing endeavor, it is important to know the people and culture of that area. Read more.
Stephanie Laila Tuxen Bisgaard, Behavioral Health Sciences
Stephanie Laila Tuxen Bisgaard draws on her experience as a clinical psychologist in Copenhagen, Denmark, to enhance the lively discussions in her Counseling and Psychology courses at Extension. Read more.
Alison Bowman, Art and Design
Gaining solid technical training through UC Berkeley Extension's Certificate Program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture, Alison Bowman is turning her passion for drawing into a successful career. Read more.
Caroline Brede, Art and Design
Caroline Brede, a student in the Certificate Program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture, knows a thing or two about a project's creative aspects. Read more.
Edward Brown, Sciences, Biotechnology and Mathematics
Edward Brown brings his career experience as a high school biology and English teacher and a mental health counselor to UC Berkeley Extension's Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program. Read more.
Robina Do Carmo, Education
Robina Omelagah Do Carmo plans to divide her time between Brazil, the United States and Portugal once her husband retires—and use her recent education in teaching English as a second language to facilitate the transition. Read more.
Allan Chao, Business
Allan Chao is the first to graduate from the Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, and summer 2012 term marks his first term teaching at UC Berkeley Extension. Read more.
Sylvia Cossar, Education
Sylvia Cossar loves English—so much so that she wants to impart her knowledge to adults at the community-college level as an instructor of English as a second language. Read more.
Don Cuffel, Education
Believing that language is the backbone of any culture, Don Cuffel plans to volunteer as an ESL instructor—and UC Berkeley Extension's Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) is the right fit. Read more.
Jesse Han, Sciences, Biotechnology and Mathematics
Jesse Han's real career desire is to work as a dentist, and now that he's completed the courses needed for dental school, as part of the Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program, he's on track to start applying. Read more.
Julie Moynihan, Art and Design
Julie Moynihan wants to encourage other single parents that if she can go back to school, then it is possible—one class at a time. Read more.
Sandi Potter, Art and Design
Art is no longer just a hobby for Sandi Potter; she can now add artist to her professional résumé (which also includes her career as a geology and environmental scientist). Read more.
Lauren Schiff, Sciences, Biotechnology and Mathematics
With her eyes toward medical school, Lauren Schiff knows that her education at UC Berkeley Extension gives her a competitive edge when applying to medical school. Read more.
Daniel Shapiro, Sciences, Biotechnology and Mathematics
Daniel Shapiro's on the fast track to entering medical school thanks to UC Berkeley Extension's Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program. Read more.
Kelly Bratton, Art and Design
After seven years as a sales territory manager at Source Surgical, a medical-device sales company, Kelly Bratton is making a bold career leap into interior design. Read more.
Julia Chang, Art and Design
Julia Chang credits her experience managing a marketing campaign for Daniel Chocolates in Canada with providing the epiphany to switch careers. Read more.
Dennis Crawford, Education
Some people are blessed with two fulfilling careers in their lifetime, and others are bold enough to go for a third. Read more.
Erin Garcia, Sciences, Biotechnology and Mathematics
Erin Garcia calls herself a “professional germaphobe” and for good reason: She works as a surveillance officer for the California Emerging Infections Program, which serves as a resource for surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases in the Bay Area. Read more.
Mike Hadley, Sciences, Biotechnology and Mathematics
Helping people is really what Mike Hadley wants out of his career. Read more.
Maayan McDonald, Sciences, Biotechnology and Mathematics
A former senior account executive at Ogilvy Public Relations, Maayan McDonald recognizes that loving your job doesn’t necessarily mean having a fulfilling career—not when her real passion is for animals. Read more.
Ashley Murphy, Business
For Ashley Murphy, the key to career fulfillment is a social and altruistic connection—something missing from his previous positions in corporate finance, including a stint as a senior financial analyst at Visa. Read more.
John Nepomuceno, Education
For high school English teacher John Nepomuceno, summer break isn’t a break at all—it’s an opportunity for career advancement. Read more.
Susan Stasi, Education
Not many people make school a priority after raising three children and bringing grandchildren and great-grandchildren into their family. Read more.
Jon Zaid, Sciences, Biotechnology and Mathematics
Jon Zaid is on the path to become an emergency room (ER) doctor—after an initial career false start. Read more.