Career Webinars

Tools for Productive Conflict
Originally aired on February 29, 2024
Presented by Gráinne Sibley '99

Refine your communication skills and foster collaboration with Gráinne Sibley '99. Explore the nuances of effective verbal, written, and non-verbal communication, including active listening and persuasion. Gráinne emphasizes the importance of clear and organized communication, framed with respect for diverse perspectives and cultural differences. Learn how to build and maintain collaborative relationships, manage conflict, and be accountable for individual and team responsibilities. This session is a roadmap to becoming a skilled communicator and collaborator in today's dynamic work environment.

Understanding the Ethics and Power of AI in the Workplace
Originally aired on February 29, 2024
Presented by Kira Allmann ’10, Gabrielle Hibbert ’17 and Catherine Gregory ’09

Industry experts Kira Allmann ’10 (William & Mary), Gabrielle Hibbert ’17 (New America) and Catherine Gregory ’09 (Ada Lovelace Institute) discuss the impact and ethics of AI in the workplace. Learn about what the development of AI means for the future of work, how different industries approach AI policies, why and how to cultivate data and AI literacy, and what we can do to ensure ethical and responsible AI use. This session provides a starting point for asking constructive questions and engaging thoughtfully and productively with this headline-stealing technology. Stay ahead in the evolving digital landscape with valuable insights from this future-focused session.

Take Ownership of Your Career
Originally aired on February 28, 2024
Presented by Erin Ewart ’00

Navigate the twists and turns of your career journey with Erin Ewart ’00, career and leadership coach and founder of Careers for Social Impact. Erin shares a framework for proactively designing a fulfilling and meaningful career, including ways to identify what energizes you, clarify your career direction and goals, and take action to propel your growth and development. Whether you’re exploring what’s next in your career or looking to grow in your current organization, you’ll leave this workshop feeling more empowered to make choices that are right for you.

Cultivating Organizational Culture
Originally aired on February 28, 2024
Presented by Kristen Vaughan ’00, AJ Dronkers ’08, Andrea Deege ’94 and Denis Beausejour ’06

Industry experts Kristen Vaughan ’00, AJ Dronkers ’08, Andrea Deege ’94 and Denis Beausejour ’06 discuss shaping organizational culture and cultivating community at work. Explore effective communication strategies, teamwork principles and professionalism in diverse work environments. Gain insights into maintaining a positive personal brand, building strong working relationships and contributing to inclusive and equitable practices. This session provides a roadmap for fostering a thriving organizational culture and community.

Ascending Leadership: From Intern to Executive
Originally aired on February 27, 2024
Presented by James Ambrose ’07, Royce McAllister ’07, Jane Raleigh ’13 and Lydia Lee '24

Industry leaders James Ambrose ’07 (Microsoft), Royce McAllister ’07 (Ticketmaster), Jane Raleigh ’13 (Kennedy Center) and Lydia Lee '24 (William & Mary) discuss leadership and career journeys with Phil Heavilin, William & Mary’s director of internships and applied learning. Learn how to recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals at every stage in your career. From inspiring and motivating others to managing projects with confidence, this session explores effective work habits, maintaining a positive personal brand and consistently meeting or exceeding goals. Gain insights from experienced professionals who have successfully navigated their way from internship to executive positions.

Modern Leadership: Strategies for Inspirational Team Management
Originally aired on February 27, 2024
Presented by JD Due, Jenay Barbee ’05, and Brian Jenkins ’16

JD Due (William & Mary), Jenay Barbee ’05 (Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service) and Brian Jenkins ’16 (Armed Services Arts Partnership) discuss nurturing leadership skills. Learn how to inspire and motivate yourself and others, capitalize on strengths and use innovative thinking to achieve organizational goals. This session provides practical guidance on planning, initiating, managing, completing and evaluating projects, offering valuable insights into becoming a successful and impactful leader.

Championing a Purposeful Career
Originally aired on February 26, 2024
Presented by Oz Parvaiz ’99

Oz Parvaiz ’99, managing vice president at Capital One delivers an inspirational kickoff keynote for 2024 W&M Professional Development Week. Led by his belief that our businesses are only as strong as the communities in which we operate, recruit and live, Oz has intentionally developed a career rooted in a passion for creating positive impact for both his business and his community. Hear from Oz how we can improve the lives of those around us and empower our teams to achieve audacious goals together.

Holistic Success: The Eight Pillars of Wellness
Originally aired on February 26, 2024
Presented by Kelly Crace

Embark on a holistic journey of career and personal development with William & Mary’s Kelly Crace. Explore proactive strategies for career growth, including continuous learning, self-advocacy and relationship building. Kelly will also address the importance of effective communication and critical thinking in a fast-paced environment. This session uniquely integrates personal finance, job search strategy and the eight pillars of wellness, offering a comprehensive approach to thriving both personally and professionally.

Strategies to Score an Interview
Originally aired on September 14, 2023
Presented by Jennifer Murray ’87

The job market has changed! Searching for a new job has become more challenging than it was in recent years. Applicant Tracking Systems use AI to filter applicants. Competition for professional opportunities has increased. The hiring process has lengthened. These factors have created confusion and frustration among job candidates. In this webinar, Jennifer Murray ’87 shares data she gathered from her experience and a wide range of Human Resource professionals to help alumni navigate the process.

Focus on Careers: How W&M Is Expanding Resources for Students and Alumni
Originally aired on April 18, 2023
Presented by Kathleen Powell

Meet W&M Chief Career Officer Kathleen Powell and other key career staff.
-Learn more about the careers initiative in the university’s Vision 2026 strategic plan.
-Explore how to leverage One Network, an exclusive platform for career connections and professional networking within the W&M community.
-Hear more about W&M's No. 1 internship ranking and the importance of internships in preparing lifelong learners to navigate rapid change and thrive from their first job to their last.

Leveraging Your Personal Brand While Networking
Originally aired on March 3, 2023
Presented by Dawn Edmiston Ed.D. '20 and Amy Alyson Teller '98, MBA '18

This 20-minute session led by William & Mary Professor of Marketing Dawn Edmiston Ed.D. ’20 and marketing consultant Amy Alyson Teller '98, M.B.A. ’18 provides key tips on how to leverage your personal brand while networking.

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This session focuses on the following NACE Career Competencies: Career & Self Development, Communication, and Professionalism

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A Test for Our Time: Crisis Leadership in the Next Normal
Originally aired on March 2, 2023
Presented by Allen Plummer M.B.A. '06 and Stephen Tang ’82

Almost every day we hear stories about people who have accomplished extraordinary things in their lives. What we may not realize is how often these people started out in mundane ways, seeming unlikely to succeed. Allen Plummer M.B.A. '06 leads an informal Q&A conversation with Stephen Tang ’82 as he shares his advice and expertise on how to overcome crises, motivate others and be collaborative and innovative in today’s hybrid workplace.

This session focuses on the following NACE Career Competencies: Critical Thinking, Communication, Equity & Inclusion, leadership, and Professionalism


EI, EI, Oh! Foundational Emotional Intelligence Skills for Successful Equity & Inclusion Programs
Originally aired on March 1, 2023
Presented by Amy Steindler '80

It's challenging to maintain an inclusive mindset while under pressure to meet organizational deadlines and achieve personal career goals. But it’s necessary not only for an organization to fulfill its mission and vision and meet profitability benchmarks, but for society to function as a sustainable democracy that recognizes the role of social justice in its survival.

 Emotional intelligence skills help us acknowledge unfamiliar perspectives. Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach Amy Steindler ’80 leads a thoughtful and thought-provoking discussion about the interaction of the two “EIs” — emotional intelligence and equity & inclusion — that drive quality communication and deep insight, normalizing discomfort for the greater good. She discusses the emotional intelligence skills that are most likely to support successful efforts to create the kinds of equitable and inclusive environments which move society forward.

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This session focuses on the following NACE Career Competencies: Career & Self Development, Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Inclusion, Professionalism

Leading a Values-Based Job Search
Originally aired on February 28, 2023
Presented by Terry B. McDougall ’86

While many believe the first step in job search is sprucing up your resume, in this workshop you’ll learn why your next job search needs to start with a deep dive into what makes you uniquely you. Terry B. McDougall ’86 will lead you through a series of exercises that will help you gain clarity on your values, strengths and skills. Then you'll learn how to use this knowledge to seek potential roles, companies and/or industries that are a good fit for you.

This session focuses on the following NACE Career Competencies: Career & Self Development, and Critical Thinking

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Navigating Your Career in Today's Changing Economy
Originally aired on February 28, 2023
Presented by Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, Clarke Havener ’80, Kristen Vaughan ’00 and Kelsey Weissgold '11

What’s the economy doing these days? With headlines about a labor shortage in some industries, layoffs at major companies, rising interest rates and a looming recession, it can seem today’s labor market is constantly shifting. HR leaders Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, director of talent acquisition and workforce planning at Dominion Energy, Kristen Vaughan ’00, managing director, Operations Growth Platform at Accenture Federal Services, Clarke Havener ’80, partner at Odgers Berndtson, and Kelsey Weissgold '11, global lead for IBM's alumni program, discuss latest trends as well as best practices for negotiating the position and salary you want or hiring the staff you need.

This session focuses on the following NACE Career Competencies: Career & Self Development, Professionalism, and Critical Thinking

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How to Recession-Proof Your Career
Originally aired on February 27, 2023
Presented by Jeremy Schifeling

Watch LinkedIn's former head of education marketing share insider LinkedIn secrets to surviving any economic downturn, including:  
- How recruiters hire in the midst of recession
- How to make sure your LinkedIn profile is ready
- How to increase your chances of being hired, even when opportunities are scarce — and even if you've been laid off

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This session focuses on the following NACE Career Competencies: Technology, Critical Thinking, and Communication

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Keys for Growing Your Brand
Originally aired on February 27, 2023
Presented by Kirsten Jones ’93

For the last three years, our worlds have been turned upside down. While we're getting used to the "new normal," many of us still have big questions about what lies ahead in our careers: "Where exactly will my journey take me? How do I know if I'm on the right path? And what do I do if I get off-course?"

Kirsten Jones ’93 helps you unpack both the importance of growing YOUR brand (What is it? How do I define it? Where do I start?) and the tools which will help you get from wherever you are in your journey to a dream career (Hint: It’s usually not a straight line).

This session focuses on the following NACE Career Competencies: Career & Self Development and Professionalism

W&M Conversations & Connections: Regionalism in Virginia
Originally aired on May 5, 2022
Presented by Tom Frantz ’70, J.D. ’73, M.LT. ’81; Martha Heeter ’03; James Noel J.D. ’10; Will Payne ’01; Alexis Swann M.B.A. ’93

Hear from Tom Frantz ’70, J.D. ’73, M.LT. ’81, partner at Williams Mullen, Martha Heeter ’03, executive director of PlanRVA, James Noel J.D. ’10, senior vice president and general counsel at the Franklin Johnston Group, and Will Payne ’01, managing partner of Coalfield Strategies, LLC in a discussion about regionalism in Virginia, moderated by Alexis Swann M.B.A. ’93, president of TowneBank Williamsburg-Peninsula.

Building Community in the Workplace
Originally aired on March 3, 2022
Presented by Erika Moritsugu ’94, S. Douglas Bunch ’02, J.D. ’06, Nina Cavazos ’13, Rita Sampson ’89, Amandeep Sidhu ’00

What does it mean to bring your whole and authentic self to work? How does diversity strengthen community in a workplace? Watch introductory remarks by alumna Erika Moritsugu ’94, senior executive in U.S. Government, followed by a discussion moderated by Erika with W&M alumni S. Douglas Bunch ’02, J.D. ’06, partner at Cohen Milstein and chairman of Global Playground, Nina Cavazos ’13, director of corporate relations at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Rita Sampson ’89, senior executive in U.S. Government, and Amandeep Sidhu ’00, partner at Winston & Strawn and co-founder of the Sikh Coalition.

The Great Resignation: Competing for Talent in a Changing World
Originally aired on March 1, 2022
Presented by Clem Cheng ’86, Christa Hokenson ’93, Chris Lee, Holly Tyson ’93, Latoya Asia J.D. ’09

The “Great Resignation,” burnout, remote work, the four-day work week — today’s workplace looks different than it did before the pandemic. What are companies doing to compete for talent today? How are employees driving change, and what can you do to rethink your relationship with work? HR leaders Clem Cheng ’86, senior vice president of human resources at Comcast, Christa Hokenson ’93, chief human resources officer at Strategic Education Inc., Chris Lee, chief human resources officer at William & Mary, and Holly Tyson ’93, chief people officer at Cushman & Wakefield, discuss ways to best support the needs of employees today. The session is moderated by Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, director of talent acquisition and workforce planning at Dominion Energy.

Redesigning Your Career Path
Originally aired on February 28, 2022
Presented by Ashley Artrip

Are you feeling pandemic burnout in your career? Looking to realign your career path or need to check in on your career goals? Whatever stage of your career you are in, begin W&M Professionals Week with this interactive workshop created in partnership with career design expert Ashley Artrip from Mission Collaborative. Career design is all about understanding yourself, your goals and your options, then making a plan and taking thoughtful steps towards more fulfillment. In this hour-long session, you will self-reflect, learn practical tips for designing your own career plan, work with fellow participants to support one another and strengthen your alumni network.

W&M Conversations & Connections: Health in Virginia
Originally aired on February 4, 2022
Presented by David Warren ’85, Melinda Hancock ’92, Kevin Leslie ’08, Alexis Swann M.B.A. ’93

David Warren ’85, CEO of TPMG, Melinda Hancock ’92, chief administrative officer of Sentara Healthcare, and Kevin Leslie ’08, executive director of Hampton Roads Biomedical Research Consortium, discuss health in Virginia, moderated by Alexis Swann M.B.A. ’93, president of TowneBank Williamsburg-Peninsula. This virtual series is sponsored by TowneBank and brings together W&M leaders throughout Virginia to discuss business challenges, partnerships and collaborations that build a stronger community.

US-China Relations in 2022 and Beyond
Originally aired on December 14, 2021
Presented by Shannon Tiezzi ’09, Craig Broderick ’81, Jacob Dreyer ’08, Earl Carr ’01

W&M alumna and Editor-in-Chief of The Diplomat, Shannon Tiezzi ’09, moderates the discussion with W&M alumni, Craig Broderick ’81, Senior Director, Goldman Sachs, Jacob Dreyer ’08, Senior Editor, Palgrave, Shanghai, and Earl Carr ’01, Chief Global Strategist, Pivotal Advisors & Editor "From Trump to Biden and Beyond."

Conversations & Connections: The Future of the Virginia Workforce
Originally aired on September 30, 2021
Presented by Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, Debbie McDade Ratliff, Kristen Vaughan ’00, Alexis Swann M.B.A. ’93

Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, director of talent acquisition & workforce planning at Dominion Energy, Debbie McDade Ratliff, senior director of talent engagement for University Advancement at William & Mary, and Kristen Vaughan ’00, managing director of human capital practice at Accenture Federal Services discuss the Future of the Virginia Workforce moderated by Alexis Swann M.B.A. ’93, president of Virginia Peninsula/Williamsburg at Townebank.

W&M Conversations & Connections: Green Jobs
Originally aired on August 19, 2021
Presented by Caitlin Bovery ’10, Dani Wise Johnson ’95, Jessica Taylor ’97

A conversation discussing today's challenges and future of green jobs with Caitlin Bovery ’10 a Sea Turtle Scientist at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in the City of Boca Raton, Dani Wise Johnson ’95 the owner and founder of Blueline Environmental, and Jessica Taylor ’97 the director of the EPA's Criminal Investigation Division. The discussion was moderated by Michael Steelman, W&M's director of alumni career management & professional networks.

Conversations & Connections: Tourism in Virginia
Originally aired on July 15, 2021
Presented by Alexis Swann M.B.A. '93, Cliff Fleet '91, M.A. '93, J.D. '95, M.B.A. '95, Lynelle Haugabrook '14 and Benming Zhang '16, J.D. '20

This virtual series sponsored by TowneBank brings together W&M leaders throughout Virginia to discuss business challenges, partnerships, and collaborations that build a stronger community. Alexis Swann M.B.A. '93 will moderate each discussion. This first session focused on "tourism in Virginia" and featured Cliff Fleet '91, M.A. '93, J.D. '95, M.B.A. '95, Lynelle Haugabrook '14 and Benming Zhang '16, J.D. '20.

Alumni Author Book Talk with Kate Reed Petty ’06
Originally aired on July 8, 2021
Presented by Kate Reed Petty ’06

Join W&M Libraries and Kate Reed Petty ’06, author of “True Story,” a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and a new middle-grade graphic novel, “The Leak.” Kate discusses her work and answers questions from the audience.

Leaders in Health: Preparing for Summer and Return to School
Originally aired on June 30, 2021
Presented by Dr. Melissa Moore ’84, Dr. Lee Beers ’92, Colleen Gorman ’95, Dr. David Dafashy

W&M alumnae and health industry leaders Dr. Melissa Moore ’84, chief scientific officer of platform research at Moderna, Dr. Lee Beers ’92, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Colleen Gorman ’95, head of quality events and investigation in global product development at Pfizer, share insights with Dr. David Dafashy, W&M's medical director, about the latest in vaccine development, mRNA, boosters and preparing children for the school year and beyond.

Diverse Voices in Hollywood - Young Guarde Edition
Originally aired on June 24, 2021
Presented by Lauren Shippen ’13, Omar Kamara ’15, Evan Cunningham ’16, Liz Sykes ’06

W&M Young Guarde Lauren Shippen ’13, a writer with Atypical Artists, Omar Kamara ’15, a directing fellow at the AFI Conservatory, and Evan Cunningham ’16, a producer and songwriter, discuss diversity in the arts and entertainment industry and the focus on amplifying voices of underrepresented artists and creators. This discussion was moderated by Liz Sykes ’06, owner and producer of AVAdventure Productions.

W&M APIM Professionals: Celebrating and Strengthening our Community
Originally aired on June 17, 2021
Presented by Clem Cheng ’86, Clarissa Delgado ’09, Baiyin Murphy ’10, Amandeep Sidhu ’00

W&M alumnus Clem Cheng ’86, SVP of HR at Comcast, moderates a discussion with fellow alumni, Clarissa Delgado ’09, COO and co-founder of Teach for the Philippines, Baiyin Murphy ’10, general partner at Indicator Ventures, and Amandeep Sidhu ’00, partner at Winston & Strawn, on overcoming career challenges and their thoughts on the current environment for the APIM community.

Data Privacy: Now and in the Future
Originally aired on June 3, 2021
Presented by Michael Lewis, Glenn Ballard ’00, Melody Balcet ’98, Jay Sinha J.D. ’12

W&M alumni Glenn Ballard ’00, Melody Balcet ’98, and Jay Sinha J.D. ’12 join Professor Michael Lewis, chair of W&M's computer science department for a conversation on domestic and international legal, policy and technology issues impacting data privacy.

Diverse Voices in Hollywood
Originally aired on May 27, 2021
Presented by Franklin jin Rho ’96, Milan Chakraborty ’00, Chitra Sampath ’06, Prof. Francis Tanglao Aguas

Franklin jin Rho ’96, TV writer and producer, Milan Chakraborty ’00, head of film at Marginal MediaWorks, and Chitra Sampath ’06, creator and executive producer at Netflix, discuss diversity in the arts and entertainment industry and the focus on amplifying voices of underrepresented artists and creators. This discussion was moderated by Professor Francis Tanglao Aguas.

Environmental Resilience in Virginia
Originally aired on May 26, 2021
Presented by Robert Rose, Elizabeth Andrews ’84, Molly Mitchell ’99, M.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’18

As sea levels continue to rise, towns and cities across the world must address disaster planning efforts for flooding and natural resource damage. Learn more on Virginia's climate change, sea level rise, and policy efforts to protect our coast.

Virtual Tasting with Virago Spirits
Originally aired on May 19, 2021
Presented by Vicki Haneberg ’90 and Brad Haneberg ’90

Virago Spirits is owned by Vicki Haneberg ’90 and Brad Haneberg ’90. During this event, you'll make three different cocktails and learn about the history of rum and its distillation.

Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Jon Pineda
Originally aired on May 12, 2021
Presented by Prof. John Pineda

Novelist-poet-flyfisher Professor Pineda shares his creative work and some thoughts on the creative process. Biography:“I’m writing books because I have questions,” says author and professor Jon Pineda. He has published a memoir (listed as a Barnes and Noble Discover selection), two novels (in 2018, Let’s No One Get Hurt), and three poetry collections (the third won a Library of Virginia Literary Award).

The Business of NASCAR
Originally aired on May 6, 2021
Presented by Steve Newmark ’93, Tad Geschickter ’85, Lauren Edwards ’08, Ryan Preece

Join Steve Newmark ’93, president of Roush Fenway Racing, and Tad Geschickter ’85, co-owner of JTG Daugherty Racing, to learn more about the business, communications and training involved with NASCAR. Steve and Tad share their career history and insights into NASCAR as a business. Ryan Preece shares his perspective from inside the vehicle and discuss their training routines and how he got into auto racing. Lauren Edwards ’08, founder and CEO of Reine Digital, moderates this discussion.

Food for Thought Faculty Q&A with Prof. Doug Young
Originally aired on May 5, 2021
Presented by Prof. Doug Young

Proteins, comprised of 20 natural amino acids, are the driving force behind most cellular functions and are vital to most life processes. Given how useful proteins already are, it’s exciting to imagine how much more powerful they could be if we could expand the genetic code to incorporate unnatural amino acids that have novel chemical functionalities. Adding these chemical tools to the biological toolbox opens the door to new therapeutics and diagnostics for biological diseases and disorders, including cancer.

Alumni Author Book Talk with Amanda Foody ’15
Originally aired on April 29, 2021
Presented by Amanda Foody ’15

Join us for a virtual book talk with Amanda Foody ’16, author of "The Shadow Games" series. She discusses her newest book, "Wilderlore: The Accidental Apprentice," and answers questions from the audience.

Food for Thought Faculty Q&A with Prof. Claire Pamment
Originally aired on April 28, 2021
Presented by Prof. Claire Pamment

Performed by socially marginalized gender variant hijra and khwaja sira communities in South Asia, the badhai repertoire includes songs, dances, prayers and comic repartee that customarily commemorate births, weddings, and other celebratory heteronormative occasions. Professor Pamment considers badhai’s negotiations across restrictive social scripts, taking place within the changing landscape of transnational LGBTQIA+ movements and religious nationalism.

W&M Sustainability Symposium: A Closer Look with Winona LaDuke
Originally aired on April 21, 2021
Presented by Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke, Native American environmentalist and political activist shares her perspective on the importance of individuals connecting with their local communities and ecosystems to the benefit of their future and the world. Known as a leader in the issues of cultural-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, and sustainable food systems, LaDuke discusses her experience in these areas and the ties between the rights of Indigenous people, the environment, and sustainability progress in the United States. She explores the role that arts and culture can play in connecting people and action, sharing a direction for the future, and bringing people together around common challenges and successes.

Art History Keynote Lecture The Future of Winckelmann's Classical Form by Prof. Elizabeth Prettejohn
Originally aired on April 15, 2021
Presented by Prof. Elizabeth Prettejohn

Elizabeth Prettejohn is Professor of History of Art and Head of Department, History of Art, at the University of York (UK). Her books on the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetic Movement assessed the achievements of Victorian artists and placed them in relation to European Modernism. Her work on the critical fortunes of Victorian art has led to a more general interest in taste and aesthetics, explored in her books Beauty and Art 1750-2000 (2005) and The Modernity of Ancient Sculpture: Greek Sculpture and Modern Art from Winckelmann to Picasso (2012). Her most recent book, Modern Painters, Old Masters: The Art of Imitation from the Pre-Raphaelites to the First World War (2017), argues that Victorian artists were, paradoxically, at their most original when they imitated the Old Masters most faithfully. Liz is an active guest curator and has co-curated exhibitions on Lawrence Alma-Tadema, John William Waterhouse, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. In 2011 she gave the Paul Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery, London, on ‘The National Gallery and the English Renaissance of Art.'

Virtual Wine Tasting with DuCard Vineyards
Originally aired on April 8, 2021
Presented by Karen Yannello ’74 and Scott Elliff

DuCard Vineyards is a boutique winery bordering the Shenandoah National Park, just north of Charlottesville. Known for top quality wines, a gorgeous country setting and a relaxing vibe, it’s owned by Scott Elliff and his wife Karen Yannello ’74. Scott leads the group through the tasting and gives us an insider view of the challenges and fulfillment of being in the Virginia wine business – including various stories and anecdotes.

Political Campaigns 101: Running for Office in Virginia
Originally aired on April 1, 2021
Presented by Will Payne ’01, Jay Jones ’10, Caleb Rogers ’20, Briana Sewell ’12, Benny Zhang ’16

Hear from fellow W&M alumni about their experiences running for office in Virginia, from city council seats to attorney general. Attendees learn about how to start a political campaign, the process of running for office and lessons learned.

The Race to April 30: Presidential Administrations and the First 100 Days
Originally aired on March 30, 2021
Presented by Michael Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02, Stephanie Murphy ’00, Mitchell Reiss P ’16, Liz Schrayer

Join policy leaders in national security, diplomacy and international development for a discussion of the first 100 days of presidential administrations.

Diverse Voices in Hollywood
Originally aired on March 25, 2021
Presented by Phil Sun ’04, Cord Jefferson ’04, Chon Glover M.Ed.’99, Ed.D. ’06

Chon Glover M.Ed.’99, Ed.D. ’06, W&M chief diversity officer moderates a discussion with Phil Sun ’04, top Hollywood talent agent, president and managing partner of representation firm M88 and former partner at WME, and Cord Jefferson ’04, Emmy Award winning television writer for the HBO hit series "Watchmen," and producer of "The Good Place." The topic of the discussion is diversity in the arts and entertainment industry and the focus on amplifying voices of diverse and underrepresented artists and creators.

Virtual Wine Tasting with Johnson Estate
Originally aired on March 24, 2021
Presented by Jennifer Johnson ’76

Jennifer Schroeder Johnson, W&M class of 1976, attended the Cornell Johnson School of Business, where she met her husband, Fred S. Johnson, Jr., son of the winery’s founder. After Fred’s 40-year career with various international food businesses, the two “retired” in 2013 to the farm, which had been acquired by Fred’s grandfather in the early 1900s. Today Johnson Estate Winery grows 13 varieties of grapes, spans 115 acres of vineyards on the 300-acre farm, and produces over 40 award-winning wines all overseen by Winemaker Jeff Murphy. Products, including white, red, rose, fortified, and ice wines, are sold in the Estate’s Tasting Room, online, and in stores across New York, Pennsylvania, and northern Ohio. Jennifer Schroeder Johnson ’76 and Fred Johnson are owners of Johnson Estate Winery. Jeff Murphy is the winery's winemaker.

Institute for Integrative Conservation: Augmented Reality Application to Conservation
Originally aired on March 18, 2021
Presented by Enrique Sánchez-Rivera M.B.A. ’07 and Matthew Ramsey

In this event, Enrique Sánchez-Rivera MBA ’07, the CEO of Augmented Island Studios, and Matthew Ramsey, the Director of the Conservation International Hawai'i Program, discuss how they are using Augmented Reality (AR) to revolutionize the conservation of Hawai'i’s marine ecosystem and the sociocultural benefits it provides local people. Together they developed AR experiences that promote the consumption of Ta'ape, an invasive fish species that is devastating Hawai'i’s native biodiversity and the economic sustainability of local fishers. Through the integration of entrepreneurial thinking and immersive technology, the team used AR to inspire conservation action that promotes sustainable fisheries, supports local livelihoods, provides food sources for local people, and conserves Hawai'i’s marine ecosystems.

Celebrating W&M Women and Military Service
Originally aired on March 18, 2021
Presented by Caryn Wagner ’79

During Virginia's Women Veterans Week, join us as we celebrate W&M women who are serving or have served in the military. Hear stories of service from a panel of alumnae and a current W&M ROTC cadet moderated by the Honorable Caryn Wagner ’79. Then learn about what W&M is doing to support our veterans from the special assistant for military and veterans affairs. We will also hear about the Military Women's Memorial, located at the entrance of Arlington National Cemetery.

Alumni Author Book Talk with Sarah Glosson ’98, MA ’09, Ph.D ’15
Originally aired on March 11, 2021
Presented by Sarah Glosson ’98, MA ’09, Ph.D ’15

In her book, Sarah Glosson ’98, MA ’09, Ph.D ’15 examines the long history of Jane Austen fans engaging with her work, from wearing hand-sewn bonnets to writing fanfiction. Glosson discusses her book and takes questions from the audience.

Introduction to the Institute for Integrative Conservation
Originally aired on February 25, 2021
Presented by Kat Baganski ’21, Pamela Collins, Erica Gaurroutte, Sara Gottlieb ’94, Iyabo Obasanjo, Robert Rose, Neel Simpson ’22, John Swaddle, Tara Vasanth ’23

As global change accelerates, the need to find solutions to the world’s most pressing conservation challenges has never been more critical. Building upon William & Mary’s strengths as a thought leader and research institution, the newly launched Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC) is cultivating an inclusive community of conservation leaders from across disciplines and sectors to work together to deliver innovative conservation solutions. Watch to learn more about the IIC and the ways that you can get involved in this call to action.

Finding (or Creating) the Right Job: Exploring Passion, Values and Skills
Originally aired on February 25, 2021
Presented by Pam Krulitz ’86, P ’20, Raelene Wagoner ’87, P ’20, Bob Merkl

Pam Krulitz ’86, P ’20, Raelene Wagoner ’87, P ’20 and Bob Merkl explore how to clarify your passion, values and skills and make sure they’re aligned with the position you’re considering. You’ll leave with the clarity and confidence to make your next move.

Employing and Supporting Neurodiverse Professionals
Originally aired on February 24, 2021
Presented by Janet Atwater ’84, P ’17, P ’20, Karin Wulf and John Elder Robison

Neurodiverse professionals bring significant skills and abilities that can add tremendous value to an organization. How can organizations and neurotypical professionals create and cultivate a more inclusive workplace for neurodiverse individuals? Janet Atwater ’84, P ’17, P ’20, Professor Karin Wulf and John Elder Robison lead a presentation on addressing neurodiversity in the workplace and share tools to support an inclusive and supportive environment for all professionals to be successful.

Underrepresentation in the Workplace: Soul Capacity for Social Justice
Originally aired on February 24, 2021
Presented by Tamisha Williams M.Ed. ’10 

Tamisha Williams M.Ed. ’10 leads a conversation for all identities, including allies, about the ways in which you can make space for yourself in the workplace, as well as a safe place to share personal stories and testimonies.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Strategies and Stories
Originally aired on February 24, 2021
Presented by Sharma ’92, M.A. ’93, Valerie Cushman, Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, Logan Scott ’13

Keynote by alumna Shuchi Sharma ’92, M.A. ’93, vice president for global diversity and inclusion at SAP, followed by a discussion moderated by Valerie Cushman with W&M alumni Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, managing counsel at Dominion Energy and Logan Scott ’13, manager of diversity & inclusion at The Walt Disney Company.

Growing Grit in Challenging Times
Originally aired on February 23, 2021
Presented by Kirsten Jones ’93

Between the pandemic, job losses, Zoom for school and work (or both), not to mention complete upheaval in our daily lives, we’ve been left reeling. How do we cope when it’s Groundhog Day every day? W&M alumna Kirsten Jones ’93, a motivational speaker and Peak Performance coach, discusses strategies to help navigate the pandemic (and beyond).

Getting Through and Accelerating Beyond
Originally aired on February 22, 2021
Presented by Mark Linaugh ’84, Tatia Granger, AnnaMaria DeSalva ’90, Kristen Vaughan ’00, Christopher Lee

Mark Linaugh ’84, former chief talent officer of WPP, Tatia Granger, clinical associate professor at William & Mary, AnnaMaria DeSalva ’90, global chairman and chief executive officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Christopher Lee, chief human resources officer of William & Mary, and Kristen Vaughan ’00, managing director, human capital practice lead at Accenture Federal Services share their insights on what’s next for professionals and how to approach this year as an opportunity to accelerate professionally.

Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Fabricio Prado
Originally aired on November 18, 2020
Presented by Prof. Fabricio Prado

Early nineteenth-century trade networks across the Americas wrought profound effects throughout the Western hemisphere. With ready access to South American silver — then the global currency — the United States laid the foundation of a national economy, a banking system, westward expansion and reaching out to China and India. This is a tale of bold capitalism, cross-border dynamics, contraband trade and corruption, as the United States takes its first steps onto the world stage. For his current book manuscript, Professor Prado is researching the social and commercial networks linking New England to the Rio de la Plata region in South America during the last decades of colonial rule in Latin America.

Job Searching Today
Originally aired on November 18, 2020
Presented by John Franklin ’90, M.B.A ’06

Hear from John Franklin ’90, M.B.A ’06 as he discusses current challenges in the job market. Gather suggestions for your resume and cover letter, learn interview tips, and find out how to stand out in your job search. John answers questions and provides resources to help W&M alumni in the hunt for the perfect position.

Expedition Nepal
Originally aired on November 17, 2020
Presented by Professor Mary Fabrizio

In 2019, a team of fisheries biologists from VIMS, led by Professor Mary Fabrizio, traveled to Nepal to study the country's freshwater fishes. Their goal was to understand how national parks - primarily designed to protect large land animals - may also protect fish habitats and diversity. Along the way they learned a great deal about the rewards and challenges associated with conducting international research. Join us as Professor Fabrizio provides a first-hand account of the expedition — from extreme heat to wild rhinoceros encounters — and what they hope to discover with the information they gathered.

Alumni Author Book Talk with Michael P. Branch ’85
Originally aired on November 12, 2020
Presented by Michael P. Branch ’85

Mike Branch ’85 is a writer, humorist, environmentalist, father, and desert rat who lives with his wife and two young daughters in the western Great Basin Desert. His work includes nine published books, one of which is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "John Muir’s Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa" (Island Press). He has four recent books: "Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness" (Shambhala / Roost Books, 2016), "Rants from the Hill: On Packrats, Bobcats, Wildfires, Curmudgeons, a Drunken Mary Kay Lady, and Other Encounters with the Wild in the High Desert" (Shambhala / Roost Books, 2017), and "‘The Best Read Naturalist’: Nature Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson" (co-edited with Clinton Mohs, University of Virginia Press, 2017), and "How to Cuss in Western" (Shambhala / Roost Books, 2018).

Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Patricia Vahle
Originally aired on November 11, 2020
Presented by Prof. Patricia Vahle

The NOvA particle physics experiment uses nature’s most aloof particle, the neutrino, to investigate the absence of an expected asymmetry of the universe. Physics in the early universe should have produced equal amounts of matter and antimatter. Stars, planets, interstellar gas and dust are all made up of matter, but today antimatter is a rarity. How did this excess of matter develop? Do neutrinos hold the key?

Evening at the Embassy: The Future of U.S. Diplomacy
Originally aired on October 29, 2020
Presented by Mari C. Aponte, Barbara A. Leaf ’80, Tom A. Shannon ’80

Join the W&M community for a discussion regarding the future of U.S. diplomacy with Ambassadors Mari C. Aponte, Barbara A. Leaf ’80 and Tom A. Shannon ’80, D.P.S. ’20. The conversation is moderated by Steve Hanson, vice provost for international affairs.

Food for Thought with Prof. Silvia Tandeciarz
Originally aired on October 21, 2020
Presented by Prof. Silvia Tandeciarz

How do nations recover from the trauma of dictatorship? What can the arts and humanities contribute to democratization? Can transitional justice initiatives enhance a shared commitment to human rights in the after-generations? Prof. Tandeciarz explores these questions in the post-dictatorship context of her native Argentina.

Fall Alumni Book Talk with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle ’03
Originally aired on October 20, 2020
Presented by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle ’03

Alumni, parents, family, friends and book lovers join author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle ’03 for a discussion of her book "Even as We Breathe." The event was moderated by Carrie Cooper, dean of university libraries.

How to Create Your Visual Brand
Originally aired on October 12, 2020
Presented by Alison Bruhn; Delia Folk ’14

Do you think your appearance is irrelevant? Keep these facts in mind:

Within the first seven seconds of meeting, people will have a solid impression of who you are — and some research suggests a tenth of a second is all it takes to start determining traits like trustworthiness.

Your brain decides within seven seconds if people are high status, trustworthy, charismatic, leadership material, promiscuous, smart, dominant and successful.

The way you present yourself in the world helps define who you are. The simplest choices can tell your story. You never get a second chance to make a first impression — make it one that will set you apart, build trust and truly reflect who you are. Join mother-daughter duo Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk ’14, co-founders of The Style That Binds Us, for a workshop on creating your own visual brand.

Inclusivity in Leadership
Originally aired on September 29, 2020
Presented by Mike Petters M.B.A. ’93 and Inga Carboni, Ph.D.

How can leaders create inclusive environments where courage and compassion lead to a sense of belonging for all members? Mike Petters M.B.A. ’93 and Inga Carboni, Ph.D. combine theory and practice to explore this question through the lens of our values.

Welcome to the City: The Next in Steps Career, Grad School and W&M Resources
Originally aired on September 23, 2020
Presented by Oscar Alcoreza '12, KC Malone ’15 MBA ‘21, Kent Rollins '17, Kayla Sharpe '17, Joey Wong '10

You have your first job! Now what? Join us for a young alumni panel discussion to hear how others have navigated career and industry transitions, graduate school and leveled up after their first job out of college. Learn what resources are available to you from staff members of the W&M Alumni Association to help you with all your career & networking needs. Q&A follows presentation.

Welcome to the City: Welcome to the Real World Adulting 101
Originally aired on September 22, 2020
Presented by Katherine Covino '12, Kelsey Carpenter '15, MPP16 , Jimmy Lockedmonds '08, M.Acc. '09

Recently out of college and starting out at your first job? Enjoy the company of fellow W&M alumni and get tips and advice to help you organize your post-college life! Topics include tips for saving and budgeting, building strong credit, understanding the different retirement options your employer may be offering, navigating your first job and office etiquette. Q&A follows presentation.

Fall Book Talk with Fiona Davis ’88
Originally aired on September 16, 2020
Presented by Fiona Davis ’88

Alumni, parents, family, friends and book lovers join author Fiona Davis ’88 for a reading and discussion of her book "The Lions of Fifth Avenue."

Compassion in Leadership
Originally aired on September 15, 2020
Presented by Michael K. Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02 and Drew Stelljes Ph.D. ’07

How can leaders create inclusive environments where courage and compassion lead to a sense of belonging for all members? Michael K. Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02 and Drew Stelljes Ph.D. ’07 combine theory and practice to explore this question through the lens of our values.

Commercial Real Estate and COVID-19
Originally aired on September 10, 2020
Presented by Joe Jackson ’86, Jordan Lex ’05, Jim Molloy, Sheila Novak ’91, J.D. ’96, Graham Savage ’04 and Earl Wise ’83, J.D. ’87

Hear from Joe Jackson ’86, Jordan Lex ’05, Jim Molloy, Sheila Novak ’91, J.D. ’96, Graham Savage ’04 and Earl Wise ’83, J.D. ’87 as they discuss the impact of today's pandemic on various aspects of commercial real estate. Topics will include force majeure, forbearance, lender issues, state of the D.C. Metro region and the future of offices.

Creativity 101: A Guide to Daily Creativity
Originally aired on August 20, 2020
Presented by Zara Fina Stasi ’12

Join artist, founder, and creativity coach Zara Fina Stasi ’12 to learn three ways to flex your creativity muscle each day!

Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Margaret Saha
Originally aired on August 5, 2020
Presented by Prof. Margaret Saha

The award-winning W&M International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team uses the transformative field of synthetic biology to address global issues. This year the W&M iGEM team is investigating novel COVID-19 therapeutics and improved models to predict future outbreaks.

Winning with Resiliency
Originally aired on August 5, 2020
Presented by Anne McGeorge ’83, Fran Engoron ’70, Professor Sarah Stafford

This panel-style webinar engaged participants in a conversation about resilient leadership in turbulent times. Our panelists approach challenges, opportunities and winning tactics from three perspectives: nonprofit organizations, corporations and entrepreneurial ventures, and academia. Panelists Anne McGeorge ’83, Fran Engoron ’70, Professor Sarah Stafford each have leadership experience in one or more of those sectors. In each of those organizational spheres, crises may look a bit different but all are often opportunities to win by exercising resiliency. Panelists offer insights on how they have approached uncertainty, capitalized on opportunities to pivot towards success and rescued difficult situations. They also provide tips for developing an adaptive leadership style.

Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Omiyemi Artisia Green ’00
Originally aired on July 29, 2020
Presented by Prof. Omiyemi Artisia Green ’00

Drawing on places deep within the text, Professor Green works with students to illuminate the inner rhythms of a play to deepen our understanding of one another. How can Theater transform the moment, and also be the means of seeing and understanding in new ways?

Navigating Uncertainty: Fall 2020 Education in Central Virginia and Beyond
Originally aired on July 28, 2020
Presented by Alison Dwier-Selden ’86, Matthew Haas M.Ed. ’97, Mark Hofer, Robert C. Knoeppel, Marsh Pattie ’00, Nicole Woods ’96

Pandemic, economic volatility and racial injustice are creating unique challenges for Central Virginia’s K-12 schools and the University of Virginia. Education professionals from both sectors discuss what to expect this fall and into the future.

Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Chris Nemacheck
Originally aired on July 15, 2020
Presented by Prof. Chris Nemacheck

Professor Chris Nemacheck addresses a new undergraduate requirement years in the making (COLL 350: Difference, Equity, Justice), how these new courses tackle complex and sometimes contentious subjects and how faculty collaborate with student partners in the classroom.

Current Environment of the NYC Real Estate Market
Originally aired on June 25, 2020
Presented by Brian Lewis ’91 and Matt Wallace ’10

William & Mary alumni Brian Lewis ’91 and Matt Wallace ’10 lead a conversation on the current and future of NYC real estate.

How to Get the Family Stories that Change Your Life
Originally aired on June 12, 2020
Presented by Brad Brewer MBA ’14 and Shanda Cooper ’06

Brad Brewer MBA ’14 and Shanda Cooper ’06 lead a conversation about intergenerational storytelling that can help you process and preserve family history, strengthen relationships and bridge the generation gap.

Higher Education Response to COVID-19
Originally aired on June 2, 2020
Presented by Beth Clarke M.Ed. ’05, Maegan Fallen ’12, Allison Jablonski ’86, Ken Kipps ’84, Matthew Lambert ’99

The W&M community gathered virtually for a conversation with higher education leaders in Virginia regarding the response to COVID-19. Moderated by Ken Kipps ’84, the discussion covers the higher education spectrum, from admissions to career development to academics.

Society of 1918 Virtual Gathering- Financial Planning #1
Originally aired on May 13, 2020
Presented by Tracy Shackelford

All financial plans are not created equal! In fact, it's imperative we have our own seat at the financial planning table to direct our wealth strategies. In this interactive session with financial advisor Tracy Shackelford, you'll learn about the "perfect storm" of challenges threatening women today, the impact this is having on our financial estates and what we can do to achieve our legacy and philanthropic commitments to our communities. 

Work From Home Confidently and Competently for Business Continuity
Originally aired on May 8, 2020
Presented by Rebecca Staton-Reinstein ’62

Whether your job was technology intensive or not, suddenly having to deal with a balky printer, overloaded Internet connection, or novel app or software adds to your stress. In this webinar Rebecca Staton-Reinstein ’62 explores these areas, based on what she has learned working from home for over a decade and building on the experience of tens of thousands of people worldwide.

Mental Health, Telehealth and the Coronavirus
Originally aired on April 17, 2020
Presented by Crystal Morrison Joseph ’09

Crystal Morrison Joseph ’09 shares mental health, entrepreneurial industry and telehealth transition tips related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Fireside Chat with Dr. Lee Beers ’92, President-elect American Academy of Pediatrics
Originally aired on April 10, 2020
Presented by Dr. Lee Beers ’92

As president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Beers ’92 shares her advice and perspective with the William & Mary community during these uncharted times.

Secrets of Successful Female Networkers
Originally aired on April 1, 2020
Presented by Dr. Inga Carboni

Dr. Inga Carboni shares secrets of successful female networkers with the Society of 1918.

Five Unwritten Rules For Creating a Career You Love
Originally aired on February 26, 2020
Presented by Terry McDougall ’86

Terry McDougall ’86 shares five rules that most people are never taught from her upcoming book “Winning the Game of Work” that empower people to take meaningful action to create a career they love. Whether you’re in career transition, looking to advance, or just want to feel more empowered in your current role, these tips will lead you to more career confidence, success and happiness.

Pathways to Develop Your Leadership
Originally aired on February 25, 2020
Presented by Wendy Preyssler ’88

Master Certified Coach Wendy Preyssler ’88 helps us interpret the results of the Leadership Circle Profile assessment. Participants are encouraged to take this online self-assessment prior to this webinar, the results of which will reveal the relationship between patterns of action and internal assumptions that drive your behavior.

The Insider's Guide to LinkedIn
Originally aired on January 14, 2020
Presented by Omar Garriott, Jeremy Schifeling, and Michael Steelman

W&M's director of alumni career management & professional networks, Michael Steelman, is joined by LinkedIn experts Omar Garriott and Jeremy Schifeling to present a deep dive on the most powerful resource in your career development toolkit.

Mindful Listening
Originally aired on June 26, 2019
Presented by Amy Steindler ’80

Amy Steindler ’80 shares mindful listening techniques and ways to develop self- and language awareness, to build empathy, understand others better, and resolve conflicts faster (and with far less suffering).

Energy Leadership: The key to uncovering your full potential
Originally aired on March 21, 2019
Presented by Terry McDougall ’86

Terry McDougall ’86 shares how beliefs that we learned to keep us safe as children can actually stand in the way of the fulfillment we truly desire as adults. This webinar will provide a whole new perspective on what is possible in your life and career.

Mastering the Art of the Interview
Originally aired on February 23, 2018
Presented by Raelene Wagoner ’87

In this W&M Webinar, Raelene Wagoner ’87, vice president of human resources at CVP, will provide tips around how to practice and prepare for a job interview.

Telling Your Career Story - Marketing Your Experience for a Successful Career Transition
Originally aired on October 12, 2017
Presented by Erin Ewart ’00

In this webinar, Erin Ewart ’00 provides you strategies for telling your story effectively, including identifying your transferable skills and creating a concise, targeted narrative to use throughout the different aspects of the job search process to successfully market yourself to the organizations you want to work for.

Creating and Executing the Vision for Your Second Act
Originally aired on July 18, 2017
Presented by Kathy Durdin ’77

In this W&M Webinar, Kathy Durdin ’77 provides you some ideas and approaches that you can use to identify what is meaningful to you now and what energizes you, and then create different potential visions of what you would like to do.

Transform Your Life - How to Stay Positive, Reduce Stress, and Improve Your Health
Originally aired on May 4, 2017
Presented by Rebecca Staton-Reinstein Ph.D. ’62

In this W&M Webinar, Rebecca Staton-Reinstein Ph.D. ’62, will help you transform stress and negativity into positive results.

Enhance Your Communications
Originally aired on December 8, 2016
Presented by Rebecca Staton-Reinstein Ph.D. ’62

Rebecca Staton-Reinstein Ph.D. ’62 helps you be strategic with your communications and learn how to flex your communication style to better align with others.

How to Land a Job You Love
Originally aired on November 10, 2016
Presented by Erin Ewart ’00

In this W&M Webinar, Erin Ewart ’00 helps you be strategic with your time and provide proven methods to assist you in finding and landing the job you’re looking for.

How to Land a Job You Love
Originally aired on November 10, 2016
Presented by Erin Ewart ’00

In this W&M Webinar, Erin Ewart ’00 helps you be strategic with your time and provide proven methods to assist you in finding and landing the job you’re looking for.

Building and Leveraging a Network
Originally aired on August 24, 2016
Presented by Kathy Durdin ’77 and Daniel Sheres ’97

Kathy Durdin ’77 and Daniel Sheres ’97 share innovative ways to leverage your existing network, strategies for expanding it, and how can you make genuine connections that may someday lead to something beneficial for you.

Designing Your Plan
Originally aired on August 17, 2016
Presented by Kathy Durdin ’77

Kathy Durdin ’77 shares steps for you to create an overall strategy to help you realize your exciting vision. Your strategy will include goals and a plan for your positioning, to enhance your visibility and to achieve your career objectives.

Making Your Experiences Relevant
Originally aired on August 3, 2016
Presented by Daniel Sheres ’97

Daniel Sheres ’97 introduces participants to the simple process of self-discovery that reveals authenticity, confidence and creativity in our professions. By learning to see our experience as relevant and building an ability to speak to the value and applicability of our experience in creative and dynamic ways, we can position ourselves strategically for more fulfilling careers and more lasting success. So whether you’re just beginning your professional career, positioning yourself for promotion within your field, or looking to transition to a new and more fulfilling line of work, this webinar helps you make your experiences more meaningful, more portable and more relevant.

Finding Your Passion
Originally aired on July 22, 2016
Presented by Kathy Durdin ’77

When what you are doing is connected to your passions and core values, you are living a life of discovery that energizes you every day. However, you may have become disconnected with your passion or never connected with it. You may have once been energized but you aren’t any longer. For any number of reasons, you just don’t seem to be getting where you want to go. In this webinar, Kathy Durdin ’77 helps you discover or reconnect with your passions and explore how you can use them to articulate your purpose for yourself, which will lead to your blueprint for your career and your plan for the future.