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

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UCF Legacy Admissions Workshop

Future-Proof Your Career: 

How to Build a Career Plan

A career development plan can be a helpful tool to identify, organize and communicate your career goals. Part of career planning is deciding on which action to take based on the information you collect. Join us as Career Coach, Sim Khandaker '07 '15MA, shares his tips on creating a career development plan for any stage of your career!

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Professional Development

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Show Me the Money: Effective Salary Negotiations

Salary negotiating can be scary, but we can all learn how to be more confident during the process! If you’re looking for a promotion or maybe a new role with a higher salary, then this webinar is just for you! Join us in this live audience Q&A as Career Coach, Sim Khandaker '07 '15MA, shares his tips on salary negotiations and making more money in the workplace!


What You'll Learn

-The secret to getting promotions

-How to apply key negotiation principles

-How to know your worth in a growing economy

-Best practices for asking, and getting, what you want


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Building Professional Resumes That Work

Workers are quitting in rapid numbers and candidates have more leverage. Join us as career coach, Holly Noon ’11 ’16MS, shares with us her tips and strategies on creating a professional resume that gets noticed. 

 

What You'll Learn:

-The best way to draft your resume based on experience

-Do's and don’ts for resume formatting and content

-How to tell your professional story in two pages or less

-View samples of what great resumes look like   

 

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The Power of Personal Branding

Discover how to create a strong personal brand on social media with Natalie Zfat ’06, a social media entrepreneur, Forbes Contributor and UCF alumna. Natalie has partnered with some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Facebook, American Express, Samsung and LinkedIn. Now, Natalie brings her expert advice to building the next great brand: yours!

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Hired! How to Use Social Media to Stand Out to Employers

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.

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Alumni Resume Building: Beyond the Piece of Paper

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.

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Shift Happens: Strategies for Exploring New Career Paths

Join us as Career Coach, Alaina Rahaim '16 shares her tips on determining what career paths are best fit for you to pursue and career exploration strategies through self-reflection, online research, engaging in experiences and networking. 

 

What You'll Learn

  • How to practice self-reflection to determine your values, interests and skills related to careers.
  • Strategies and resources to conduct occupational research
  • How to make connections and the importance of informational interviews

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Career Transitions

How to Change Lanes

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
 

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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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Career Transitions

Making a Change Into Growing Industries

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!

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Nailing the Interview

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!

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Personal Development

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Financial Goals to Know Before 30

Join UCF Alumni and Prof. Paul Gregg '74 '76MA for an engaging conversation about where your personal finances should be by the time you are 30. He will provide an overview of financial milestones young alumni face, tips and tricks for completing your own financial checkup and the financial goals critical to having a financially successful career.

 

View Professor Paul Gregg's PowerPoint Financial Goals to Know Before 30

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Money Management

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.

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About the Issue of Race: The Taboo Unraveled

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.

 

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Outside of Race: Other Marginialized Populations

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.

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The John T. Washington Lecture Series

It Could, In Fact, Conquer the Color Line: Black Women, Beauty Advertisements and Dreams of Equality

UCF Alumni in partnership with the UCF Department of History's Africana Studies Program is pleased to host the 4th Annual Dr. John T. Washington Lecture Series benefiting scholarships for Africana Studies Minors! This year's speaker is Dr. Leah Gaines a University of Central Florida lecturer. Considering historical practices of determining beauty and access to opportunity, this research calls for the challenging of current and future societal definitions of beauty, the politics of respectability, and the way that race is either privileged or deemed unworthy in society. 

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The John T. Washington Lecture Series

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

UCF Alumni, in partnership with the College of Arts & Humanities hosted 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.

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A Conversation on Navigating Identity in the Workplace

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. 

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REELing in Followers: How to Make and Effectively Use Instagram Reels

Do you ever find yourself wondering how you can create a catchy, viral Instagram reel that everyone can see? Join UCF Alumni and the Queen of Reels herself, Brandee Gaar '01 to walk you through the basics of making an Instagram reel and how to effectively use them. Reels aren’t simply there to make people laugh, they can be a great part of business strategy. Knowing how to make and effectively use reels opens up an opportunity for your content and your brand to get in front of more eyes that don’t already follow you! 

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Art of Charcuterie

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


In this session, Julie Fleishman '15, co-founder of Say Cheese Tally, and her business partner Brittany Barnhart will teach us everything we need to know about assembling a gorgeous charcuterie platter. When you register, you'll get a recipe guide to plan your own kit. 

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Mixology 101

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


In this session, learn a slew of bartender tricks while you whip up a tasty traditional beverage with Mixologist Ariel Bruckner '12, Director of Beverage for On The Rocks! 

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2022 Date Knight Wine Tasting

Grab your partner in wine for UCF Alumni's Date Knight, a virtual wine tasting from the Anheuser-Busch Beer & Wine Lab at the Rosen College of Hospitality with UCF's wine professor Dr. Robin Back!

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2021 Date Knight Wine Tasting

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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Create a Routine: Your Best Self

Don't ignore your own potential. Join us in discussion with  UCF Recreation and Wellness Center and UCF Wellness and Health Promotion Services discuss creating a routine to become the best version of yourself!

 

Meet the panel:

 

Arman Canlas is currently the Graduate Assistant of Strength and Conditioning for the RWC and is pursuing a Master of Science in Kinesiology. In his free time, Arman likes to work out, read, and volunteer at his local church.

 

Stacey Embry ’19MS is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, an Exercise in Medicine Professional, and a Personal Trainer. Stacey earned her Master’s in Sport and Exercise Science from UCF in 2019 while completing a graduate assistantship in Fitness. When Stacey is not teaching or training, she enjoys ballroom dancing.

 

Pam Mills coordinates the stress management programming at Wellness and Health Promotion Services, a department within the division of SDES at UCF. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a certified biofeedback counselor and Koru Mindfulness Instructor. Pam has been at UCF for 12 years. 

 

Megan Case is the Nutrition and Outreach Coordinator for Wellness and Health Promotion Services at UCF. She’s been with the university for 4 years and has worked in the field for 11 years.

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Joy of Movement: Bodyweight Workout

Drop it like a squat. Break a sweat with us in this bodyweight workout in partnership with the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center.

 

Meet our instructor:

Ross ’18 or "RJ" graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Event Management and a Minor in Fitness Training. Over the past 6 years in the fitness industry, they have obtained a various array of fitness certifications ranging from Athletic and Fitness Association of America®, Zumba® and various Zumba® specialties (STEP, Aqua, Toning), Cycle, Barre, Pilates, and BODYPUMP® among others. 

 

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Get Grounded: Desk Yoga

Less Stress, More Flow. Take a "better than coffee" break with us to clear your mind with yoga at your desk.


Meet our instructor:

Danielle is currently in her second year at the University of Central Florida studying Integrated Business. She has been working with the Recreation and Wellness Center for over a year and has her RYT200 certification! She loves using yoga and meditation as a way to unwind, and loves being able to share that with others.

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For the Health of It: Cook Along

Grab your mixing bowls for our live cooking demo from the FreshU Kitchen! We're making: black bean burger, quinoa salad, and better 4 U cookies. 

 

About the speakers:

Stephanie Spies '06 '09MA has her BA from the University of Central Florida in Psychology and her MA in Marriage and Family Counseling. She currently serves as the Assistant Director for Wellness and Health Promotion Services. She has a passion for nutrition and cooking.

 

Megan Case is the Nutrition and Outreach Coordinator for Wellness and Health Promotion Services at UCF. She’s been with the university for 4 years and has worked in the field for 11 years.

 

 

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All About UCF

UCF Legacy Admissions Workshop

College Admissions Workshop

The College Admissions Workshop is 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.

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2022 Freshman Welcome

Learn about life as a Knight and what it’s like to live in Orlando in this webinar featuring speakers from UCF admissions, regional Alumni groups, current parents and students and those who know UCF best!

Students

4Ever Knights connects you thorough events, programs and campaigns, and creates tradition in the process! Join Today and gain access to discounts on and off campus, alumni mentors and more! 

 

The Knightmare Society is a student organization supported by UCF Athletics.  Your $30 membership gets you a fast pass into the football games as well as lots of other exciting way to cheer on your Knights.

 

Parents

When your Knight goes off to college, we hope you'll join our local communities to cheer on UCF from wherever you are! 

 

If you're interested in becoming more engaged with UCF, check out the Parent and Family Philanthropy Council

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ChargeOn Panel

Uniquely UCF

We spoke science, sports and entertainment with some of UCF’s industry leaders. We learned how UCF played a role in our panelist's lives, about their experiences in their industry and gained advice for the future.

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ChargeOn Panel

A Splash of Homecoming History

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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ChargeOn Panel

Alumnae Leading the Charge

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

 

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Coffee & Connect with Terry Mohajir

Join us for our first Coffee and Connect guest Terry Mohajir as we talk about all things UCF Football, BIG12 and more!

 

Coffee & Connect is a Young Alumni Community event we we have conversations UCF's top leadership  in an informal setting. No speeches. No presentations. Just the opportunity to connect and ask questions.

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Trailblazing Knights

Members of our first five graduating classes, were invited for a Trailblazing Knights celebration. Attendees heard from Provost Johnson about the early days  of UCF and were presented with a UCF diploma from President Cartwright.

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UCF Alumni Book Club Presents Author Knight with David James Poissant

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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Knights on the Move with the Young Alumni Council

The UCF Young Alumni Council learns about the Knights on the Move program and how it sets our community in motion through innovative solutions.

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