UC Irvine Extension Introduces Career Coaching Online Course

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Provides Recommendations on How to Advance Career Goals Through Personal Coaching

Enrollment is now open for the new “Career Coaching Online Course” at the University of California, Irvine Extension. Available from Feb. 10 to March 16, participants will learn how to strategically plan and connect education achievements with how to prepare for a new job or enhance a position. By working with a career coach, participants will have the opportunity to design a plan for career success. In order to accommodate busy working professionals, participants may enroll as late as March 1. The fee for the online course is $175.

“Our career resources programs at UC Irvine Extension are designed to provide students with the most up-to-date and relevant tools needed to make the best career decisions,” said Tom Pokladowski, Esq., Director of Law, Finance, and Business at UC Irvine Extension. “This new online course will provide valuable one-on-one coaching for those seeking career fulfillment in a wide array of industries.”

Participants will receive personalized feedback on essential career planning and advancement tools such as: creating a personal brand, developing a personal network, drafting a cover letter, drafting a resume and performing in an interview. Coaching will also include instruction on how to manage relationships and how to communicate one’s value in writing and in interviews.

Course instructor Jeannie K. Sticher, M.A., has more than 20 years of domestic and global experience in various senior level customer and human resource positions. She has served as a consultant and trainer for a variety of organizations and has extensive experience in leadership of large customer teams, organizational design and the development of learning programs. Currently, Sticher also teaches within UC Irvine Extension’s International Programs.

Registration for the online course is now open. To enroll or for more information about the course, visit http://unex.uci.edu/courses/sectiondetail.aspx?year=2014&term=Winter&sid=00300 or call (949) 824-4598.

About UC Irvine Extension: University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, serving nearly 40,000 students globally and offering more than 3,200 classes annually on the UC Irvine campus, online and at employer sites throughout California and worldwide. Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has served Orange County with programs and classes to help adult learners reach their career advancement and personal enrichment goals, and remains dedicated to providing broad access to the resources of the University for the benefit of the public, both through University Extension certificate and specialized studies programs and a broad range of free and open educational resources including UC Irvine OpenCourseWare. Learn more at http://extension.uci.edu, or join us on YouTube or Facebook.

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UC Irvine is a top-ranked university dedicated to research, scholarship and community service. Led by Chancellor Michael Drake since 2005, UC Irvine is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system, with nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,000 staff. Orange County’s largest employer, UC Irvine contributes an annual economic impact of $4.2 billion. For more UC Irvine news, visit today.uci.edu.

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