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Career Webinars

Looking for career guidance? Our Career Month webinars showcase alumni, faculty, staff and friends offering guidance on a variety of topics to help you achieve your goals.

Present Like a Pro!
Presented by Angela Lussier '03 | Recorded March 29, 2017 

You can memorize bullet points, craft a good opening joke, and leave your audience with a compelling question, but how do you know you're creating a real connection that inspires your audience to take action? 

In this webinar, you'll learn the secrets of paid speakers so you can improve your public speaking skills, craft a presentation that wows, and build your credibility as an expert in your field. You'll learn the STAGE System, Angela Lussier's signature approach to speaking, while also finding out what some of the most famous speakers in the world do to create an amazing experience for their audience. If you want to be seen as a leader in your field through the power of public speaking, this is the workshop for you. View video

Ask a Career Coach, Session 2
Presented by Kim Bilawchuk '92 | Recorded March 24, 2017 

If you are planning to launch, change or advance your career, don't miss this webinar featuring expert advice from a professional career coach.

Ask a Career Coach is an interactive webinar where alumni just like you ask questions about job search skills, networking, resumes, interviews, working with recruiters, dealing with bad bosses, salary negotiation, advancement, or changing careers. View the recording to get expert answers common career questions. View video

Build Your Professional Brand with LinkedIn
Presented by Jill Jacinto '07 | Recorded March 22, 2017 

Dive in and start building your professional brand with career expert Jill Jacinto '07.

In this presentation, you'll learn how to enhance your LinkedIn profile while creating and leveraging a vast network of clients, consumers, and potential employers. View video

Topics covered include: 

  • Learning to navigate LinkedIn to update profiles, build your network and find clients/opportunities 
  • Utilizing tips and tricks to become more searchable 
  • Sharing content and becoming an industry leader 
  • Engaging with industry experts, creating partnerships and learning tips for business success
Ask a Career Coach, Session 1
Presented by Bob McIntosh '87BA, '96MA | Recorded March 3, 2017 

If you are planning to launch, change or advance your career, don't miss this webinar featuring expert advice from a professional career coach .

Ask a Career Coach is an interactive webinar where alumni just like you ask questions about job search skills, networking, resumes, interviews, working with recruiters, dealing with bad bosses, salary negotiation, advancement, or changing careers. View the recording to get expert answers common career questions. View video

Moving to DC
Presented by Theresa Eugene '13 ¦ Recorded March 1, 2017 

Do you want to move to DC but don't know where to begin? 

Get advice from a recent graduate who has already made the move to the nation's capital. In this webinar, Theresa Eugene '13 speaks from her personal experience about the challenges and benefits of moving to DC after graduation. View video

Learn how to: 

  • Budget for the move
  • Create a social circle
  • Find the right place to live 
  • Navigate public transportation
Alumni Career Tools
Presented by Katie DeBeer| Recorded March 1, 2017 

Throughout your career, the UMass Amherst Alumni Association is committed to helping you define and achieve your professional goals. We provide access to a suite of valuable resources and tools to support you at all stages, whether you're preparing for a job search, navigating a career change, building a professional network, or advancing in your current organization. View video

Join us for a guided tour of the career development tools available to all UMass alumni. Some of the resources we'll explore include: 

  • Self-assessment
  • Job search 
  • Resumes 
  • Interviewing 
  • Networking 
  • Mentoring 

All webinars are complimentary and are scheduled for one hour or less. Past webinars can be viewed on our YouTube channel.