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Most employers agree that the workforce of tomorrow will need a deep knowledge of computer science, IT, big data, math, and other STEM-related abilities, not just for science and tech jobs, but for all occupations. Such skills are essential for San Diego's booming biotech and life sciences industry (ranked third largest in the country), as well as other large employers in IT, manufacturing and health care. The U.S. Navy, too, has recruited strong STEM talent for more than two decades and partnered with a range of San Diego schools and universities to actively equip students with necessary skills through tech fairs and after-school and enrichment programs. Hear from several San Diego region industry experts about what skills they need most today, tomorrow, and well into the future. Recorded on 07/01/2015.

Kobie Fuller joined the Upfront Ventures in June 2016 after having previously worked at Silicon Valley-based Accel, where he was involved in investments including Campaign Monitor, UserTesting, AdRoll, Emergent VR and Invoca. Prior to Accel, Kobie was the Chief Marketing Officer at REVOLVE, one of the largest global fashion e-commerce players based in Los Angeles. Recorded on 11/15/2016.

From self-described army brat to a renowned physician and scientist, Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo's career success is due in part to her many interests and her ability to pursue a job in which she could thrive. Her thoughts apply to anyone committed to hard work and a balanced life, no matter the field. In this conversation with Dr. Robert Wachter, Chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine, we learn how she is helping to shape healthcare through her work both at UCSF and as the immediate past-chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force, which makes evidence-based recommendations about services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications.

Entry level jobs in the tourism industry can be a springboard into many career paths. Opportunities to advance within a company and training programs are abundant. Learn what hiring managers in this industry are looking for, the skills you need to be successful, and how to turn a job into a career.

How can you get a job working for your city? What is the best path to become a teacher? What qualities make for a great fire and rescue worker? From building inspectors, to police officer, administrative and engineering positions the public sector has many opportunities to offer. A panel of experts shares what they look for when hiring and how to find the right job for you.

In "Behind 'Farm to Table': The Labor of Farming," a panel of farmers, chefs, and farm advocates address the challenges of 21st century farming, including attracting a younger generation to this notoriously difficult field.  With more farms per capita than any other county in the United States, San Diego is poised to lead on connecting urban and rural communities by encouraging consumers to buy locally grown produce and to support farm-friendly public policies that benefit the entire region. This event is presented by the Berry Good Food Foundation.   Recorded on 11/15/2017.
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