Career Webinars

Connect with alumni experts in one of our webinars.

Learn direct from from industry experts on relevant and timely topics that can help you in any stage of your life or career.

Experts from everywhere

Whether you’re looking to switch jobs, move ahead in the one you have, transition to a whole new field, or develop new skills, this free webinar series will give you smart strategies for success and help you take the necessary steps to gain confidence both personally and professionally. 

Our alumni webinar series highlights members of the UB community, as well as top career experts from around the globe.

Upcoming webinars

In this webinar, join Kelly Hayes McAlonie, director of campus planning at UB, to learn about what's next for South Campus.
Linda Bucher (MBA '91) master certified life coach and business mentor, will discuss the divide between craft and entrepreneurship and explain the steps to cross that divide.

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Webinar Archive

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  • 9/18/19
    In this webinar, join Paul Hammer (BA '78) and Adam Hammer (MS '14) for a discussion of portfolio strategies, alternative investments, income investing, technical analysis, sector investing and a 2019 market overview.
  • 9/11/19
    In this webinar, Blackford Middleton (MD '85) will describe the obstacles and opportunities in transforming healthcare at scale with health IT.
  • 9/4/19
    Learn how the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is leading in innovation at home and beyond.
  • 8/28/19
    In this webinar, Linda Bucher, will help you learn to change your mindset and language to break free.
  • 8/14/19
    In this webinar, Robin Sullivan, Emerging Technologies Librarian for UB Libraries will discuss technologies for continuous learning.
  • 7/31/19
    In this webinar, Mark Alnutt, UB's athletic director, and Lance Leipold, head football coach, will break down the game plan for this season.
  • 7/17/19
    In this webinar, not only will you learn how to identify a career that’s right for you, you’ll become clearer on your own personal definition of success so that you can connect work you love to the success you want to achieve.
  • 6/27/19
    To help you better understand and manage your online presence, we're breaking down how to clean up accounts, apply public parameters and brand your digital identity.
  • 6/19/19
    Professionals often have varying levels of responsibility within a project team. In this webinar, you'll learn tips for managing your workload, how to guide an overall project and tricks for supervising other members of the project team.
  • 6/12/19
    In this webinar, we’ll explore the evolution in ways to give back to causes you care about and how new generations are influencing philanthropy.
  • 6/5/19
    Join Teresa Lawrence (PhD '09, PMCRT '03, EdM '93, BA '91) as she explains how to get creative instead of evaluative when solving problems.
  • 5/22/19
    Join Nellie Drew, JD '88, professor of practice in Sports Law, as she discusses where the line was crossed from unethical behavior and violations of NCAA rules to criminal liability.
  • 5/22/19
    In this seminar, Tim Maynes will share what the latest research tells us about the impediments to speaking-up and how to overcome these barriers to create a culture that supports speaking-up in your organization.
  • 5/22/19
    Join Nate Carbrey, MBA '12, BS '12, and Chris DiDuro, MS '17, BS '16, to learn more about data automation tools like Alteryx that can help automate your business processes, increase efficiencies and reduce human errors.
  • 5/1/19
    Technology is changing the way our finances work every day. The implementation of machine learning is reshaping the back office of financial institutions while multiple technologies are changing the way firms raise capital. In this webinar we will discuss the six areas of financial services that are being reshaped by technology.
  • 4/24/19
    Realizing that you want or need to make a career change can be both exciting and overwhelming. Join Susan Feinblatt, BA '75, as she breaks down all the things you should consider before making that decision.
  • 4/17/19
    In this webinar, you'll learn how a chance encounter between Dr. Mara Huber, UB's associate dean for undergraduate research, and nuns from Tanzania has led to a multi-faceted engagement project focused on women's empowerment and social innovation.
  • 4/10/19
    Get an overview of the NCAA do’s and don’ts for UB alumni, donors and friends of the university when dealing with current student athletes and potential athletic recruited athletes.
  • 4/4/19
    Vaccinations have been in many news headlines in recent months. Join Jackie Andula, MPH '03, BS '90, for a better understanding of the history and science of vaccinations and what has brought them to the forefront of the general public.
  • 4/3/19
    You may have heard of the UB Career Connector Network but do you really know what it is and what it can do for you? Attend this webinar, hosted by Caitlin Quan, to get a first hand lesson to be more comfortable using the platform.
  • 3/27/19
    There are many barriers to career advancement. Learn what’s preventing women from progressing at work, how to boost your confidence and how to dissolve barriers.
  • 3/20/19
    This session will provide an overview on why financial statements have lost their relevance and what must be done to restore the relevance and viability of accounting and financial reporting in a modern economy.
  • 3/15/19
    Dr. Roy Vongtama, MD '00, will share three highly effective, scientifically driven techniques and understandings from his newly released book, "HEALING BEFORE YOU'RE CURED, An Evidence-Based Guide to Taking Control of Your Body and Mind."
  • 3/6/19
    Negotiating salary for a new job or a raise can cause anxiety. In this webinar, you will learn skills to negotiate with confidence and poise to maximize your value without pricing yourself out.
  • 2/27/19
    For many people, life often feels like one giant juggling act on the verge of spinning out of control. This workshop will help you rebalance yourself so you can show up your best self at work, at home and for yourself.
  • 2/13/19
    In this webinar, we'll discuss why it's so important for small businesses to use YouTube and show you how to use it to maximize your full potential.
  • 2/6/19
    Learn about the essential principles that drive executive effectiveness and accelerate career progression. Throughout the webinar, we’ll hit on core fundamentals and how they drive your executive intuition and executive point of view.
  • 11/28/18
    During this webinar you will learn the best tactics to confidently navigate, start-to-finish, through a real estate transaction the right way. Upon completion of this class you will be able to assess your next move in real estate investment.
  • 11/19/18
    Whether you are a recent graduate trying to get onto the right career path or are looking to do something rewarding and fulfilling in semi-retirement, this is the webinar for you.
  • 11/14/18
    Design thinking is the creative solution-making process born out of the interconnected worlds of architecture, interior design and product design. Like any skill, it can be honed through repeated practice.
  • 10/31/18
    If your organization utilizes shipping services of any kind, you must stay up to date on industry trends or you may be in for some unpleasant surprises that can dramatically affect your business bottom line.
  • 10/24/18
    Have you ever been looking for a job change and applied to positions online through major job boards like Indeed, but never heard back?
  • 10/17/18
    In this webinar, Massoma Alam will discuss her upcoming book “Anxious @ Work,” which dives into research-based key strategies, techniques and tools from successful CEOs, industrial and organizational psychologists and mental health care professionals on how to manage and reduce stress at work.
  • 10/10/18
    Join John J. Leddy, MD, as he leads a webinar on concussion recognition, concussion management, concussion treatment and the UB Concussion Research Program.
  • 9/26/18
    In this presentation, Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW ‘83, BA ‘82, principal of EFS Supervision Strategies, explores the dynamics of bullying as they manifest across the industry.
  • 9/12/18
    Please join us for a discussion on a relevant topic in the world of real estate investments and immigration: the EB-5 program (Employment-Based Fifth Category).
  • 8/30/18
    Learn about local and global social impact experiences available to UB students, faculty and alumni.
  • 8/8/18
    Most first-time managers are surprised to learn that the expectations of being a boss don’t always match the reality. Learn tips and tricks to help juggle a new set of managerial responsibilities.
  • 7/12/18
    Congrats, new graduates! You put your blood, sweat & tears into your degree. Now, it’s time to nail down an adult financial plan.
  • 6/22/18
    Could you improve your resume? Want to make sure you don’t make common mistakes on your resume? This webinar is for you!
  • 6/22/18
    Learn about a step-by-step process that will better equip alumnae who may be contemplating, planning, or implementing a return and are looking for support on how to successfully execute their search.
  • 7/13/18
    What makes a good leader? What makes a bad leader? We will investigate these questions and illustrate the ten qualities of leadership to help you become a better leader and motivate others.
  • 7/13/18
    Do You Want To Be Happier, more often? In this webinar we will be discussing what happiness is, the science behind it, and some of the ways to improve your overall happiness.
  • 5/24/18
    You can live life on autopilot and achieve some of your goals OR you can step out of your comfort zone and fulfill your leadership potential.
  • 5/18/18
    How in touch with your customers are you, really?
  • 5/18/18
    A Hands-On Experiential Learning Program for Your Teenage Children
  • 5/18/18
    Certified Life Coach Linda Bucher, MBA '91, will help you to connect the dots leading to your passion & purpose so you can wake up each day inspired and motivated, doing what lights you up.
  • 4/25/18
    Creating an Effective Relationship With Your Boss
  • 4/5/18
    How does unethical behavior influence investment?
  • 4/5/18
    Take the next step in the science of being human.
  • 3/28/18
    Driving social media communications with an engaging narrative.
  • 3/15/18
    Could the Internet be exclusively video in 2020?
  • 3/21/18
    Are your employees putting you at risk?
  • 3/7/18
    Do you know how to find your definition of success?
  • 2/7/18
    Do you know enough about identity theft?
  • 2/22/18
    What is the best plan for you, right now?
  • 3/1/18
    Learn how to navigate myths and assumptions on the path to healthy finances.
  • 2/15/18
    Why a financial blueprint is the most important step.
  • 2/7/18
    These six habits make or break a leader at work and at home.
  • 2/7/18
    What leadership principles do you need in today's world?
  • 12/12/17
    Creating an Effective Relationship With Your Boss
  • 12/12/17
    Learn about the traditions that make homecoming fun!
  • 2/7/18
    Cyber-Empathic Designn (CED) can map user input to product features.
  • 11/9/17
    Start 2017 strong, and stay strong.
  • 12/12/17
    Do you have the skills to achieve results for your career?
  • 12/12/17
    Learn about the social super powers that can help your career.
  • 12/12/17
    Learn how legislation may have shaken up your retirement.
  • 9/14/17

    Project management is widely recognized for the value it can provide to organizations through projects that are completed on time, on budget and with results that satisfy strategic needs or opportunities. Despite this widespread recognition, research data shows that many projects fail to meet expectations in one way or another.

    In this webinar Robert Strassburg, PMP, MS '84, BS '77, will share some of the common factors that cause projects to fail and what can be done to improve performance in areas such as senior management support and involvement, project manager skills and experience, the value of project management, and project communication. Join Bob to learn how you can improve your organization’s project results and bottom line.

    Originally presented Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
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  • 12/12/17
    Bullying abuse is an issue that has received the attention of the media, legislators, and the general public. 
  • 8/30/17
    Using investment capital to create change.
  • 7/20/17

    Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? All too often, our talents go untapped. We devote our time fixing our shortcomings rather than developing our strengths. Uncover your talents by taking the Strengths Finder Assessment and attending this webinar where you will learn how to leverage your strengths in your life and career.

    In order to participate in the webinar, you will need to take the Strengths Finder assessment and ebook, which costs $19.99. Register to receive the purchase link via email.

    Maria Tomaino, BA '04, is the Associate Director, Alumni Career Development for the FIU Alumni Association in Miami, FL. Outside the office you catch Maria on her yoga mat or see her performing comedy improv with Villain Theater.

    Originally presented on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  • 7/6/17

    What is an informational interview? How can I use it as a tool to transition to another career? How can I use it to expand my network? This webinar provides an overview, possible questions, and preparation and follow up steps to make the most out of these valuable career and networking opportunities. 

    CaTyra Polland, BA '08, is the founder of Career Prep, a writing and editing company that specializes in resumes, cover letters and editing in Rochester, NY. She has worked with a number of other non profits across the east coast and published her first book, Professionalism, What’s That? in May 2017.

    Originally presented: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • 6/16/17

    During this webinar we’ll look at two of the fundamental underpinnings of Consultative Selling – Social Style and Risk Sensitivity – and how we can evaluate the stakeholder’s profile and adjust our messaging to have maximum impact and therefore close more deals, sometimes even shortening the sales cycle in the process.

    Art Fromm, BS ’81, owner of Technical Sales Development Inc (TSD), a Buffalo-based Consultative Sales Transformation company, will share insights based on his career as Engineer, SE/AM/Sales Manager, and Sales Enablement roles.

    Originally presented: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

  • 6/8/17

    Learn what’s included in due diligence for business or litigation from a former CIA officer. Then, try your hand at some simple investigating with a review of “Google Ninja Tricks." 

    Marc Hurwitz, BA '97 began government service with Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. After working in the White House, he became a counter-terrorism officer for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He currently owns and operates Crossroads Investigations, a full-service Private Investigation and Due Diligence firm. 

    Originally presented: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

  • 5/25/17

    This webinar will not only talk about the concept of Venture Debt but also how that works as a tool startups can use, along with venture capital, to access the funding they need to grow. Venture Debt is an essential component of the venture ecosystem and it benefits not only borrowers but investors as well. 

    Ajay Hattangdi, MBA '94, is the Chief Executive Officer responsible for leading Innoven Capital's business in India. In addition, Hattangdi also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for InnoVen Capital Group where he has responsibility for developing Strategy for the Group as well as setting up the group’s businesses in new markets which include South East Asia and China.

    Originally presented: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  • 5/18/17

    ach generation has a collective memory and unique set of values and beliefs, largely shaped by events in their formative years. Join us in this webinar to learn how to break through stereotypes and identify generational differences to foster better communication patterns in the workplace. 

    Mary Ann Rogers, EMBA '98, BA '86, is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the School of Management. She is also a member of the School of Management's Organization and Human Resources and Accounting departments and a visiting professor at the Singapore Institute of Management. 

    Originally presented: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

  • 5/11/17

    In this webinar, we will look at ways in which managers can formulate effective business and supply chain strategies that lead to an actionable, proactive agenda for sustainability that not only ensures profitability for the firm but also social and environmental responsibility. Concepts will be illustrated with real world examples, insights from scholarly research and case studies. 

    Dr. Aditya Vedantam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Operations Management and Strategy at the UB School of Management. He holds a doctorate in Management from Purdue University and a Master’s in Engineering from University of Michigan. His research focuses on sustainable and socially relevant operations with emphasis on clean energy technology development, recycling and reuse in supply chains. 

    Originally presented: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

  • 5/11/17

    University Archives is the repository of the historically valuable records of the State University of New York at Buffalo and its predecessor, the University of Buffalo (1846-1962). Join us for a look at some of our collection highlights, and learn how to search for and access materials in the collection. 

    University at Buffalo University Archivist, Amy Vilz, MLS '06, BA '96, provides hands-on support for the arrangement and description of archival and manuscript collections and provides reference, consultation and instruction services related to University Archives collections. She has over ten years’ experience as an archivist in the processing, description, and management of archival collections and associated staff. 

    Originally presented: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • 4/28/17

    Trying to locate quality information that is scholarly, reliable, and relevant can be overwhelming. Join UB librarian Laura Taddeo as she introduces you to some of the strategies you can employ in order to access high-quality research in the humanities including (but certainly not limited to) English, comparative literature, media study and history.

    Taddeo is library liaison to the English, comparative literature, media study and history departments and head of the arts, humanities, and social sciences team at the University Libraries.

    Originally presented: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  • 4/28/17

    An ultimate challenge for technology entrepreneurs is the need for capital to continue to innovate, sustain, and commercialize their innovation. Risks are high, and investors and can step in when no other sources are available. 

    This webinar discusses how investors can provide additional value by influencing startup innovation and commercialization beyond capital infusion. Drawing insights from real world examples and scholarly research, the webinar will shed light on the potential benefits and perils associated with sourcing funds from investors and the challenges of experimenting with ideas. 

    Dr. Supradeep Dutta is an Assistant Professor in the Strategy department at The University at Buffalo. He received a Ph.D from Purdue University and MBA from Indian School of Business. 

    Originally presented: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017

  • 4/28/17

    Businesses are collecting vast amounts of data attributed to the rapid rate of technological advancements. The increased amount of data, coupled with software that can process large amounts of data, provides an opportunity in the field of accounting to obtain greater comfort in financial statement balances, allows to test entire population of transactions and to monitor for adherence to policies, procedures and regulations.

    Join Lorrie Metzger, clinical assistant professor in the UB School of Management's accounting and law department, for a webinar on ways in which data analytics can be applied to the field of accounting.

    Originally presented: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  • 4/28/17

    As organizations grow increasingly more complex, navigating the cultural norms and political landscape of your company takes careful thought, time, empathy and courage.

    Join Jennifer Cross, owner and founder of Princeton Leadership Services, for a webinar on adaptive organizations. You'll learn about the five key characteristics of adaptive organizations, how they promote healthy and happy organizational cultures and the ways to analyze their presence in your current workplace.

    Originally presented: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • 4/28/17

    Added sugars can have significant negative impacts on your life, from mood swings to replacing nutrient-rich foods. Get tips and answers including why you should be concerned with too much sugar in your diet, the difference between naturally occurring and added sugars, and identifying added sugars on nutrition labels.

    Mallary Whipple MS, RDN, is a Buffalo Division Nutritionist with Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. She received her BS in Nutritional Sciences from Penn State and her MS in Clinical Nutrition from The University at Buffalo.

    Originally presented: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • 4/28/17

    Few things are more controversial—or complicated—than health care reform. There are many questions surrounding this topic including: What comes next? How will the “repeal and replace” effort affect individuals, health care providers, businesses, and taxpayers? Larry Zielinski will provide his insight and industry expertise to provide some answers.

    Larry Zielinski, MBA '77, BA '75, is currently the Executive in Residence for Health Care Administration at the UB School of Management. He has led successful, market-dominant organizations in both healthcare and banking over the last 35 years, and currently runs his own health care consulting practice. 

    Originally presented: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

  • 2/23/17
    Networking, speaking, and writing for success. 
  • 2/7/17
    Tips for a smooth experience. 
  • 2/7/17
    Take the next step in your career with LinkedIn. 
  • 2/7/17
    First envisioned by Robert Greenleaf nearly 50 years ago, servant leadership has become a popular buzzword in modern organizations. 
  • 2/7/17
    Is Your Thriving Economy Really an Inside Job? 
  • 2/7/17
    How to jump back in after a career break.
  • 2/7/17
    Landing Your Dream Job When You're Not "Qualified."
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