Book Signing Dates To Be Announced
November 15, 2023
NACE Closing Session: Coffee Conversations with Hassan Akmal, Host Assessing Competency Efficiency
4 pm-5 pm EST
Transforming Passion Into Purpose
1:30 – 2:20 p.m. ET | Track: Competency Articulation
The field of Career Services continues to evolve and change rapidly in light of the future of work. Students and recent graduates need clarity and a vision but don’t know where to begin. Many students struggle with the differences between interests and passions and also don’t know how to connect them to purpose. We believe every student has a Purpose and begin with the Why. We help transform passions into skills to help students solve problems for organizations. To move the needle on career readiness, UC San Diego focuses on 12 career competencies and a co-curricular record (CCR) that is tied to every student’s story and transcript. Attend this session to learn more about how skills are the new currency.
This fall, we are intensifying our efforts by launching the Triton Career Readiness Passport (pilot), a brand-new innovative career readiness tool that helps students begin their career and life journey toward meaningful work. The digital passport engages students through a plethora of career-related preparedness activities, reflections, and events. It serves as a personal and professional development checklist. We mention “personal” first, as we begin with the person. It is intended to help students build confidence and skills that further develop their personal brand. Students build a career profile, align a portfolio of experiences, and attain Triton Stamps for attending career and life design activities that help them better understand themselves and the situations that bring out the best in them. Using the institution’s competencies as the foundation of this robust career readiness framework assessment, the passport is a dynamic framework intended to thread collective impact efforts and integrate learning across the entire campus.
Understand how reframing the challenges surrounding career readiness perception gaps may help shift the focus from a career center gravity problem to a campus-wide initiative.
Become more familiar with best practices surrounding building a digital career and professional development roadmap that integrates career and life design theoretical frameworks and a success culture.
Learn more about how career readiness competencies combined with a digital passport may serve as a catalyst towards an institutional co-curricular record (CCR) and collective impact.
Hassan Akmal, Executive Director, Career & Professional Development, UC San Diego
November 7, 2023
Career Leadership Collective and Career Launch Live Spotlights:
How to Measure Students’ Career Readiness at Scale
Speaker, Hassan Akmal, Executive Director of Career & Professional Development, UC San Diego
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Price Center Forum, UC San Diego
9 – 11 a.m.
Hassan Akmal, Executive Director, Career and Professional Development, UC San Diego; Author, Professor, Future of Work Expert, Career and Life Mastery Consultant, and TEDx Speaker
7 | 20/20 | 23 — Career & Life Design: A Personal and Professional Development Series
How do you define success? Do you have a career and life panoramic vision?
The VCSA Professional Development Committee is eager to partner with the UC San Diego Career Center to present a new series – Career & Life Design!
Career development is both personal and professional development. We mention “personal” first as we begin with the person. We invite you on an inward journey. Take a step outside of yourself. Are you ready for your next odyssey?
Join us on a path to clarity. Empower yourself and celebrate with others. Be the artist of your life!
20/20 vision — look clearly into your future. Where focus goes, energy flows.
SELF-COMPASSION & DESIGNING YOUR TRUE PATH
DATE: May 11, 2023, 12 pm – 1:30 pm (PST)
Hassan Akmal MPH, MBA
Tasha L. Jones
Have you found yourself burned out, uninspired, or feeling misaligned with your values, mission, and purpose? The pandemic caused many to reevaluate their career and life path in order to pursue a life of intention and purpose. If you are interested in learning more about how to inspire career wellness and life design for yourself and those around you, we invite you to join us to learn more from our panel of experts as we explore together how to restore balance, reignite the passion, and reconnect to our purpose.
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Employee Engagement
EVENT: April 25, 2023
DATE: Tuesday @ 5 pm – 6 pm (PST)
Executive Director, Career & Professional Development, UC San Diego
Artificial Intelligence (AI) involves using computers and machines to accomplish tasks that traditionally require human intelligence. As it perpetually evolves, AI provides solutions and benefits in so many industries, including retail, manufacturing, banking, and many more. These advances are transforming our world in many ways. What is the role of AI in the future of employee engagement? Join us in conversation with AI professionals who will weigh in on why AI matters, technological advances that allow machines to make more human-like decisions, and how AI can be leveraged for effective organizational development.
Come to attend and hear insights about trends as well as ethical concerns as AI takes a bigger role in human relations.
Our Talent, Your Future—The New Digital Era of Work, Gigs, and Recruiting
DATE: June 5-7, 2023
Moderator: Hassan Akmal, Executive Director, Career and Professional Development, UC San Diego, Author, and TEDx Speaker
Panelist: M’Chelle Ryan, Director of the Upwork Academy
Panelist: Dr. Pedro Manrique, Cloud Program Manager, Google
Gforce 2023 Conference: Discover the transformative power of smarter technology
DATE: April 30th-May 3rd, 2023
Fireside Chat with Hassan Akmal, Executive Director, Career & Professional Development, Author, and TEDx Speaker
Session Title: The Future of Work: Strategies to Engage + Inspire Tomorrow’s Workforce
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT: ARE YOU PREPARED FOR 2023?
DATE: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
TIME: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
What did we learn from fall 2022 that can help us meet our goals in 2023? And where are we headed in spring 2023? In this Town Hall, we’ll gather a group of experts who will help us dissect results from our most recent quick poll and share their own experiences. We’ll discuss the race to return to in-person recruitment, how virtual recruitment is being refined, and what worked well for engaging students and candidates. We’ll also share insights into hiring for diversity, intern hiring, and how strategies and approaches will evolve this winter and spring. This is sure to be a lively discussion filled with practical and timely topics.
Episode 67 of the Idea Climbing Podcast, with author and host, Mark J. Carter
November 17, 2022
How to Create Successful Mentoring Experiences with Hassan Akmal
Mentorship is one of my favorite topics for this show. My guest Hassan Akmal and I recently discussed how to create successful mentoring relationships. Hassan is an American career and life mastery consultant, author, professor, thought leader, philanthropist, and former professional tennis player and athlete ambassador to the United States.
The purpose of mentoring is to change your life. This means that mentoring is a holistic transformation over time. Mentors help create that transformation – some in small ways, some in significant ways.
UC San Diego Annual Professional Development Day
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
9 a.m. – Noon
In this day and age that is rife with change, many of our colleagues are unsure about how to navigate the transitions that occur during our professional careers. Duties, personnel, and capacities all fluctuate – and it’s normal to question what your next professional move might be.
The 2022 Professional Development Day conference aims to offer something for all levels of employees who may be wondering … what’s next for me?
Moderator, Triton Table Talk: Designing the Rest of Your Life
March 1, 2022
Success is individually defined and comes at different times — regardless of who you are, where you are, or what you have done for a living. We all get stuck at some point. Thanks for joining us today for a conversation on how to prioritize your career/s and future, including your career and life vision. Let’s talk about how to create true purpose and lead a well-lived life.
Host, Graduway Webinar: The Love Story Between a Global Alumni Network and a Career Services Department
March 16, 2022
8:00 AM PST
- How to get alumni more involved in giving back to the community
- What makes an alumni network program successful
- What did Purdue’s alumni community growth look like
- What does it mean to provide value to your organization’s community and how to do so
- How UCSD uses industry trends to drive their efforts
Moderator, UC ALUMNI CAREER NETWORK — Career and Life Pivots: Successful Power Moves in the Pandemic
March 16, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
Since the pandemic began, so many lives have been impacted, causing career and life plans to permanently shift—and if you are trying to figure out what comes next, you are not alone. Many people are taking steps to examine and re-imagine their career trajectories. They are exploring new, meaningful paths that perhaps were on hold at one point, or involved doors they were afraid to open. Creating purpose that aligns with core values and the ability to pave your path toward a career and life vision matters more than ever. Leaving an unhealthy work environment, proactively upskilling and taking calculated risks—power moves, are enabling individuals to embrace a positive outlook, prioritize self-care and surround themselves with the situations that bring out the best in them.
Join us for a conversation moderated by Hassan Akmal MPH, MBA, ( ’01, UC Los Angeles) Executive Director of Career & Professional Development at UC San Diego, and hear insights from UC alumni professionals on why—NOW, just might be the right time to pivot
June 7-11, 2021
Topic: Reimagining Career Services in Light of Career Disruption and Post-Pandemic
There is a strong case for a reinvention of career services. Many career centers aim to ensure that they are meeting the needs of all student s. Yet, so many students are missed and remain on the periphery of career services. Institutions have seen a steady increase of underrepresented students enrolling over the past 40 years (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2019). The focus (and success) of Career Services in the future will depend on its equitable access to connections and experiences for all students regardless of background or social capital. The true return on investment from reimagination efforts is equity. However, this requires a complete overhaul of infrastructure and strategy to support this mission in a new—daunting digital world. What seemed virtually impossible in the past to accomplish quickly is now close—in arm’s reach. This includes building a career ecosystem and virtual “hub” for integrative learning. Career Services Directors seek to reinvent their units to create a 24/7 career center and 21st-century model with a student-focused and responsive career culture in even the most difficult times. This includes scalable structures and measuring impact over input. The consensus is that to meet students where they are, career centers must be creative, expand services to diverse and underrepresented communities, and re-think their overall approach.