Career Success Specialization
Build Essential Skills for the Workplace. Improve your employability and advance in today’s dynamic workforce.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
The purpose of the Capstone Project in the Career Success Specialization is for you to apply the methods and techniques you learned in the series of courses to a personal experience, giving you a way to communicate your value to potential employers. You’ll focus your communication, management, negotiation, problem solving, business writing, time management, finance, entrepreneurship, and project management skills into a single project that demonstrates your career readiness.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
Rob Stone, PMP, M.Ed.Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension
Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMPInstructor, University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education
Patricia Bravo, MBA, SPHRInstructor, University of California, Irvine Extension
University of California, Irvine
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
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Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Do I have to take the courses in this Specialization in a specific order?
No. The courses in this Specialization can be taken in any order. In the Capstone Project, you will have the opportunity to synthesize your learning in all nine courses and apply your combined skills in a final project.
What resources will I need for this Specialization?
This Specialization is self-contained. No additional resources are needed.
How do I complete the Specialization?
To complete to Specialization you must earn a Verified Certificate in all 9 courses and successfully complete the Capstone Project course.
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