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Information about the Alumni #CareerChats event

UMD Alumni Career Chats

Brought to you by the Alumni Career Programs Team, in-person and virtual career chats for your professional advancement.

Find new job, pivot your career, and feel 10/10 at your workplace!

This is the place to have your career-related questions answered. Scroll to the bottom to submit yours!

#CareerChats schedule

Alumni talk in pairs in a classroom

Career Chat with Trainers: Breaking Through the Workplace Toxicity

Wednesday, June 26 | Noon-1 p.m. EDT


Hear from Alison Cardy '06 and Dr. Jason Wang '23, the powerful duo behind the life-changing program titled Get Me Out of Here: Dealing with Toxic Workplaces.

Alums exchange business cards

Career Chat with a Financial Professional: Financial Questions to Consider at Work

Thursday, June 20 | Noon-1 p.m. EDT


Join your fellow Terps for this webinar with Bimpe Dada '00 as we address the most important financial questions you might have at a new work (or position).

Link to the YouTube video
Alumni Shaking Hands

Career Breakfast with the Smith School Dean's Professor Venkataramani: Negotiation Strategies at Work

Wednesday, June 12 | 10-11 a.m. EDT

Smith School DC Campus | Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

The everyday challenges of navigating disagreements and discussions at work can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Join this event to learn how you can implement professional negotiating skills in everyday life.

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Career Chat with Phil Kang '91: Not Your Usual Resume Webinar

Wednesday, June 5 | Noon-1:15 p.m. EDT


Fix your resume (or re-write it completely) with Phil Kang '91. He will shake up your understanding of what a resume may convey and how to make it land in the hands of the decision-maker.

watch the Career Chat with Phil Kang '91 recording
Alumni talk lively over snacks

Career Breakfast with Dr. Joi Brown '01: What Career Is Right For Me?

Thursday, May 23 | 10-11 a.m. EDT

Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

What job will I like? What professional direction to take? How to pivot if I know what I want to do, and what if I don't? Dr. Joi Brown '01 will share resources, ideas and motivation that will inspire you on your professional journey.

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UMD Alumni Association: What's In It For Me?

Thursday, May 16 | 11 a.m.-Noon EDT


We often hear the question: "What is the Alumni Association, and what's in it for me?" We're here to tell you! We'll let you know how you can benefit from engaging with us and how to make sure you get the most out of being a Terp for life.

Link to watch the recording on the YouTube channel
Alumnae talking at the table

Career Chat with Dr. Joi Brown '01: Career Planning and the Most Pressing Career Questions

Thursday, May 2, 2024


Have you ever asked yourself career questions such as: "Where do I see myself in five years?"; "Should I make a career move now?"; or others? Join career coach Dr. Joi Brown '01 who can help you start finding answers.

The link to the Alumni Association YouTube channel

Have your career questions answered!

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Submit Your Career Question