Featured This Month
Seeking legendary surf breaks along with a great education, Nick Woodman (Muir '97) enrolled at UC San Diego with the goal of graduating with a degree that would prepare him for a career in finance or maybe even law. What he got instead was a degree in visual arts, a wife he met in class and a dream job as founder and CEO of the world's fastest growing camera company, GoPro. Join GoPro's Nick Woodman as he reminisces about his days at UC San Diego and describes how he's leveraging his passions and perseverance into growing a multi-billion dollar company. Recorded on 06/06/2014.
Jim Zarley spent the first nineteen years of his career with RCA Corporation in various senior management roles with a focus on sales and operations. He acquired his first business (Quantech) in the mid-1980's where he served as CEO and led the initiative to automate the California Department of Motor Vehicles and later sold the company to Automated Data Processing (ADP). In 1996 Mr. Zarley became Chairman and CEO of Best Internet, a pioneer in the web hosting industry. Best merged with Highway Technologies in 1998, and Jim served as COO until its merger with Verio in 1999. In April 1998 Mr. Zarley became Chairman and investor in Valueclick a pioneer in the digital marketing space. Jim joined Valueclick as President in January 1999. One year later he was appointed CEO and led the company through an IPO. Jim served as CEO through 2012 and still serves as Chairman of the Board. For the past ten years Jim has served as a board member of The Texas Roadhouse Restaurant chain.
Do you want to know the secrets to getting hired and/or advancing your career? Who better to share insights than someone who has placed over 500,000 people in jobs? Phil Blair is the Executive Officer of Manpower Staffing, San Diego's largest employment placement firm. The company provides approximately 2,500 jobs daily. Blair is among San Diego's most respected business leaders, and often-quoted employment commentator, appearing in local and national business media and in the publication of his blog, Job-Won.com. In this question and answer session, Blair shares strategies and techniques to leverage your education and experience and build a career you're passionate about.
Economic growth around the world is influenced by who is in the workforce and what they are paid. Women's participation and compensation are shifting under the influence of social and economic trends at the national level and on a global scale. UC Berkeley Professor Laura Tyson shares some of her own experiences, observations, and analysis as she makes a case for greater gender parity for economic growth, including how economic policy can influence the recruitment and retention of women in workplaces worldwide. Recorded on 02/17/2015.