• Alumni Virtual Hub

    Webinar and Event Archive

Catch up on the latest UCF Alumni offerings with our library of recorded events and webinars.

 

Missed an event? Looking for a professional development webinar? 

Look no further, we’ve compiled a variety of recorded events and webinars in one place for you to enjoy at your convenience. Some events are available for a limited time, so check them out now!

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2021 Adulting Series

Nailing the Interview


Originally aired: April 13, 2021

A series of workshops to teach you skills you didn't know you needed to know. 


In this session, we speak with Heather Deyrieux ’03 ’09MSM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR to answer your questions on preparing for a virtual interview, showcasing your best self, and leaving a lasting impression!

Fill out some basic information, click submit, and we'll route you directly to YouTube for the recording!

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2021 Adulting Series

Money Management


Originally aired: April 5, 2021

A series of workshops to teach you skills you didn't know you needed to know. 


In this session, Amelia "Mills" Bender '17, founder of Mills Knows Bills, will share her expertise to help you gain financial freedom.

Fill out some basic information, click submit, and we'll route you directly to YouTube for the recording!

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College of Sciences Alumni Panel

A Conversation on Navigating Identity in the Workplace 


Originally aired: March 31, 2021

Hear from College of Sciences alumni, who share their insights on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and how they navigated identity in their fields. Learn what they wish they knew when starting out in their careers, how they have overcome obstacles in the workplace, and more. Featured panelists include Andrew Buchanan ’15, Laurita Tellado ’10 and Joe Saunders ’05 ‘20MNM MPA. 

Fill out some basic information, click submit, and we'll route you directly to YouTube for the recording!

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Embracing Diversity Part 2

Outside of Race: Other Marginalized Populations


Originally aired: March 30, 2021

UCF Alumni, in partnership with the UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a two-part series exploring how we, as a society, can be more understanding, respectful and inclusive.


Key industry experts discussed, in a straightforward manner, important issues of the day – including the things that make us different and the similarities we share despite our race, ethnicity, culture or other differences, whether perceived or real.


Through this authentic approach to education featuring an open and honest dialogue, we underscore the importance for society to be more understanding, respectful and inclusive.

Fill out some basic information, click submit, and we'll route you directly to YouTube for the recording!

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The John T. Washington Lecture Series

Uprooting Racism: An Evolution of Hip-Hop & Hip-Hop Nation Story


Originally aired: Feb. 25, 2021

UCF Alumni, in partnership with the College of Arts & Humanities is hosting the John T. Washington Lecture Series, featuring Professor Donald Harrell. This multifaceted presentation includes perspectives on hip-hop vs racism, a historical account of the role that music has traditionally played in the African American struggle for survival, liberation, and civil rights, and contextual music and storytelling in the African tradition, as well.

Fill out some basic information, click submit, and we'll route you directly to YouTube for the recording!

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ChargeOn Panel

A Splash of Homecoming History


Originally aired: Feb. 25, 2021

UCF Alumni takes our attendees on a journey that began in 1971, when UCF hosted its first homecoming after the inception of Florida Technological University. 


Join us as we welcome six notable Knights who will walk us through the history of UCF Homecoming and Spirit Splash, the story of Knightro, reflections from a member of UCF’s first cheerleading squad, the ever-elusive duck (and the original “squishy Knightro") and plans for this year’s Spirit Splash.


This all-star panel will definitely deepen your love for your alma mater and all things black and gold! 

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Embracing Diversity Part 1

About the Issue of Race:

The Taboo Unraveled


Originally aired: Feb. 23, 2021

UCF Alumni, in partnership with the UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a two-part series exploring how we, as a society, can be more understanding, respectful and inclusive.


Key industry experts discussed, in a straightforward manner, important issues of the day – including the things that make us different and the similarities we share despite our race, ethnicity, culture or other differences, whether perceived or real.


Through this authentic approach to education featuring an open and honest dialogue, we underscore the importance for society to be more understanding, respectful and inclusive.

 

Fill out some basic information, click submit, and we'll route you directly to YouTube for the recording!

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UCF Alumni Date Knight Virtual Wine Tasting

Originally aired: Feb. 12, 2021

Grab your partner in wine for UCF Alumni's Date Knight, live from the Rosen College of Hospitality with UCF's wine professor Dr. Robin Back!

 

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Career Transitions Webinar

How to Change Lanes


Originally aired: Jan. 28, 2021

UCF Alumna, Lynn Chisholm '80, will share tips and strategies on making a career change that works! Lynn will discuss how to:

  • Edit your resume content for the position you want
  • Develop and enhance your network on LinkedIn
  • Identify and clarify your brand in today’s market
 

Download the PowerPoint


Career Change Handout

 

Lynn Chisholm '80 Recommends:

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

by Bill Burnett, Dave Evans

 

“I love that book because I really do think it helps us tap into what energizes us…”

 

“It takes sort of a different approach to how to think about and talk about career, but from a perspective of what will help me kind of fulfill my life.”

 

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UCF Alumni Book Club Presents Author Knight with David James Poissant

Originally aired: Nov. 19, 2020

David James Poissant is the author of the novel Lake Life (Simon & Schuster, 2020), a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, Publishers Weekly Summer Read, and a Millions Most Anticipated book of 2020. 


Lillian Laitman '93, a UCF College of Arts and Humanities alumna, led the conversation. Lillian is an award-winning editor who has served as a trusted advisor to best-selling authors in Christian and business leadership.

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UCF Legacy Admissions Workshop

UCF Legacy Admissions Workshop

Originally aired: Nov. 12, 2020

Presentation by Elizabeth Costello, Director, Undergraduate Admissions


Whether it’s your own child, a family member, a mentee or your favorite cashier at Publix, if you know someone with college on the brain, we want to help you help them.


The only thing potentially more rigorous than the actual college experience, is the path to getting there. That’s why we host our Legacy Admissions Workshop.


It’s a great opportunity for our alumni and friends (that’s you) to get an inside look at how they can help the next generation of world-changers get into the school of their dreams (that’s us, probably). So if you know someone who is considering UCF or another Florida university, join us for a workshop that will emphasize the special planning necessary to stand out, get in, and maximize opportunities in a highly competitive admissions market.


Topics will include setting an admissions timetable, the application process, and essays and extracurricular activities. Plus there will be a Q&A session afterward so you and your aspiring-college-student can leave fully equipped for what’s next.

Fill out some basic information, click submit, and we'll route you directly to YouTube for the recording!

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Share the Knight with Alexander and Melinda Cartwright

Originally aired: Nov. 4, 2020

Meet our sixth president, Dr. Alexander Cartwright, and First Lady Melinda Cartwright.


You won’t want to miss this intimate conversation led by UCF Foundation Board member, Dr. Gideon J. Lewis '00, a UCF alumnus, renowned physician, surgeon, educator, and entrepreneur.

Fill out some basic information, click submit, and we'll route you directly to YouTube for the recording!

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ChargeOn Panel

Alumnae Leading the Charge


Originally aired: Oct. 21, 2020

Join us as we chat with an inspiring group of alumnae from a variety of industries at our ChargeOn Panel: Alumnae Leading the Charge. We’ll learn how UCF has played a in role in their lives, how they have overcome obstacles and what advice they have for the future. UCF Alumni is proud to feature the following alumnae:

 

Emcee:
Martiza Martinez ’00 ’05MA ’11MBA, associate vice president for the Division of Government and Community Relations and director for the Office of Community Relations and Economic Development at UCF

 

Panelists:

  • Phyllis Klock HC’14, retired president and chief operating officer of CompBenefits Corporation
  • Ruth Colombe ’12, portfolio marketing manager at The Coca-Cola Company
  • Jonell Radabaugh ’15, associate project manager for Walt Disney World's Facility Asset Management
  • Reverend Marcietta ‘Marcie’ Washington ’83, retired NASA engineer, ordained minister and cancer survivor
  • Ybeth Bruzual ’05, two-time Emmy award winner and News 13 anchor

 

Fill out some basic information, click submit, and we'll route you directly to YouTube for the recording!

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Career Transitions Webinar

Making a Change Into Growing Industries


Originally aired: Sept. 3, 2020

Join us as we speak with Tiffany Carroll '12 and Rebecca Pourghafari '09 from IZEA, a marketing technology company that provides software and services that enable brands to collaborate with influencers. In this guided session moderated by Jordan Grushka '14 '16MA, Chair-elect of the UCF Young Alumni Council, we will discuss the growing industry of influencer marketing, the many different roles IZEA seeks to fill and how you can transition from one career into this newer industry!

Fill out some basic information, click submit, and we'll route you directly to YouTube for the recording!

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Alumni Resume Building: Beyond the Piece of Paper

Originally aired: June 2, 2020

Steven Branstetter '11, director of recruiting and member of the EAG (Expert Advisory Group) for LinkedIn Recruiting and Staffing, provides tips and strategies on how to use your experience to build your professional story into a resume. Branstetter coaches on how to use and show the transition of your work experience to get your next job and leverage your network.

Fill out some basic information, click submit, and we'll route you directly to YouTube for the recording!

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Hired! How to Use Social Media to Stand Out to Employers with Natalie Zfat

Originally aired: May 12, 2020

Natalie Zfat '06 is a social media entrepreneur and Forbes Contributor who has partnered with some of the most iconic brands in the world, including Facebook, Samsung, LinkedIn and American Express. Zfat's beloved social media community of 100K+ followers are dreamers, doers and entrepreneurs, from college students to CEOs. Zfat is a regular contributor to the business industry’s most respected publications and most importantly, a proud UCF alumna! On May 12, Natalie will host a professional development session on How to Use Social Media to Stand Out to Employers.

Fill out some basic information, click submit, and we'll route you directly to YouTube for the recording!