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Graduates of the Workforce Income Share Agreement Fundcomplete rigorous coursework at UC San Diego Extension that prepares them to hit the ground running at your workplace from day one.They represent the diversity of our region’s workforce with 70% being people of color or from under-represented communities.Our ISA grads have all demonstrated that they have the skills, work ethic and perseverance neededto provide value to your businesstoday.
“The students in this program were among the most hardworking and dedicated students I have had the privilege to teach through UCSD – Extension. Each student was dedicated, driven, and their quality of work was wonderful. San Diego needs more programs that connect students from under-represented communities to in-demand occupations by providing them with access to education and opportunities to shine. I would be honored to teach for this program any time.”
–Dr. Micah Lomax, Head of Insights for NA and LATAM at HP, Marketing Instructor at UC San Diego Extension
Claire Gregowicz and her son, Paul Gregowicz, learned digital marketing side by side and are both looking for opportunities in the field. Watch their story.
Ari graduated and landed a job as a configuration specialist at MedImpact Healthcare Systems. Read about his journey.
Digital marketing graduates gain practical knowledge in digital, content, social, mobile and data-driven marketing, enabling participants to meet the digital marketing challenges of businesses and organizations.
Students use a range of tools and resources to gain proficiency in campaign development, analytics and reporting, content creation and digital strategy for a variety of industries and platforms. Graduates leave the program knowing how to incorporate web analytics data to shape future digital plans. For more information about their skillset, visit the UCSD Extension website here.
Current ISA Digital Marketing graduates that are open to employment opportunities:
Melissa DelaCalzada possesses strong work ethic and commitment. These skills have been essential in cultivating and sustaining both business and community relationships. Melissa has managed to do this while inspiring others to achieve organizational goals as well as their personal best. She continues to be a passionate advocate for strategic communications, leveraging her experience and expertise in digital marketing strategy to help organizations meet the needs of their consumers.
Marie Salinas has extensive customer service experience in a variety of positions. She has received her Associates degree from FIDM in Marketing/Merchandising. Her knowledge and expertise in case management is proven in her ability to manage and execute company goals. The completion of the Digital Marketing Certification has further equipped Marie to pursue a rewarding career in content marketing.
Michelle Ly is driven by the desire to inspire and connect with people. Her ultimate goal is to build brand content that engages and adds value to the lives of its consumers. As someone who holds experience in content creation and digital photography, she hopes to incorporate advanced skillset and experience to become an asset within the marketing department of a major cooperation. Michelle also holds over 5 years of customer service experience, where she has learned how to skillfully build and maintain valuable client relationships and connect with intended audiences.
Paul Gregowicz is a versatile professional with a keen eye and a strong aptitude for creating compelling marketing content. Having worked in a wide range of media, including film, theater and radio, he has honed his communication, research and organization skills. he’s excited to bring these skills to your digital marketing team. Always looking for new ventures while keeping his eye on the latest trends, Paul is always ready to seize any opportunities that come his way.
Claire Parascandolo is excited to bring her diverse skill set and passion for storytelling to your digital marketing team. Claire has spent the last 6 years working in video production making high-level corporate videos and award-winning short films. She is excited to use these skills to create meaningful content that connects with your audience. Always looking for an inspiring challenge, Claire is a documentarian, an avid board gamer and a Hufflepuff.
Adam Taylor is a Marine Corps veteran who holds a long-standing passion for media in all forms, primarily expressed through his 13-year career in video production. Adam aims to put his newly acquired certification in Digital Marketing to use to invest in his future while maintaining his proximity to his passion for media. In his free time, he enjoys movies, comics, conventions and board games with friends.
Our business intelligence graduates can support data-driven organizational decision-making by effectively transforming data into actionable information. Analysts can determine how to improve processes, discover efficiencies, support customers and reduce costs.
Students that complete this certificate have gained a comprehensive, working knowledge of the complete analytics cycle, from determining requirements to extracting and disseminating information through various visualization techniques. They have a sound understanding of the fundamentals of SQL, Tableau and a programming language such as ad Python or R-Programming. For more information about their skillset, visit the UCSD Extension website here.
Current ISA Business Intelligence graduates that are open to employment opportunities:
Sonia Udom is a business intelligence professional with 2 years of experience. Her key skills include analytics, leadership development, problem solving and quality assurance. She has been recognized for communication skills, analytical acumen, time management, conflict resolution and customer service. She has demonstrated success in leveraging business intelligence tools for results driven work and being a valuable team member. Sonia’s personal passions include music, dance and research.
Laura is an analyst with a focus in data visualization using Tableau, she has a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit sector and as a freelancer for smaller businesses and educational organizations in California. She collects and utilizes data to gather insights, write reports and create data dashboards. Extensive experience conducting qualitative interviews with industry leaders and business owners to run in-depth analysis on programmatic effects on businesses. Laura also has experience creating evaluation processes for programs which includes survey creation, client surveying, data analysis and reporting.
Okello Charles is motivated by his two young children to build a long-lasting career in the tech industry. Ever since he identified tech as the industry he wanted to be in, he’s been searching for opportunities to launch his career. Okello is focused, intentional and determined to reach this goal in order to provide a healthy example for his children.
Jerry Word is an experienced IT professional who realizes that technology advances at a rapid pace. That’s why he strives to stay current with the latest methods used to manage the vast amounts of data present in today’s modern world. Finding insights hidden in volumes of digital information is what he loves to do!
Bhaswati Das is a masters level professional with specialized certifications and project experiences in Business Intelligence, Data Analytics and Human Resource Management. She is well versed with advanced level Excel and has amazing written and verbal communication skills.
Joy Gungon is a data-minded, detail and process oriented professional with 20 years of experience in various roles supporting the sales, operation and distribution needs of a global entertainment company. Joy is currently seeking the opportunity to apply her skills in Business Intelligence to help drive productivity and increase efficiency and profitability.
Meaghan Rios Is a citizen science enthusiast and former product manager. She is passionate about the development of genomics based solutions that advance health and well being for all. With a background in project management and adaptive mobile app design, this drive has guided her towards a career in biotech; Meaghan is excited about the ways in which data analytics can prepare her for that challenge.
Mohamad Yassin is a business intelligence analyst with a range of experiences that focus on communication and leadership skills. He has a passion for democratizing data and helping enterprises transform this into intelligence that empowers decision making. Mohamad is proficient in a wide range of tools and driven to find a position that challenges him to continue to learn and grow in the field.
Rene Venema is a seasoned business analyst who has been performing as an intermediary for businesses for over 15 years. Rene connects business with IT by understanding all perspectives of a business. Rene is an independent team worker who is results drive and loves challenges. Rene’s passions include field hockey (former active player and former referee), cooking and reading crime, thrillers and science fiction books.
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