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Webinars: Recent History

Dynamic, Inspiring, Motivating and Informative

Alumni from across the country and the globe participate in UIAA's professional development Webinars in growing numbers. They find the quality and relevancy of the content to be beneficial and the Webinars to be easy to use.

Delivering workshops in an electronic format allowed alumni outside of the Chicago area to participate and expanded overall attendance. The UIAA Alumni Career Center started with a tele-workshop (conference call) in 2006 and with its first Webinar in 2007. The total number attendees has expanded from 31 to over 2,000 a year with average session attendance growing from under ten to over 100 in that time. During the previous year, alumni participated from 40 different states.

Panelists from Webinars
Left Photo: Green Careers Panel Discussion - Adam Zak, Cindy Klein-Banai, Kerl LaJeune and Charles Stack
Right Photo: Employer Panel Discussion about Interviewing - David Turner, Danny Ollier, Mary Vineski, Alan Tecktiel

Last year's five most popular topics were:

  • Writing Your Summary Statement for your Resume and LinkedIn
  • Deliver Your Message in the Interview
  • Health and Retirement Benefits: Knowing Your Rights During a Job Transition
  • What Employers Look for in Your Application
  • Networking Effectively at Any Stage in Your Career

Attendee comments include:
"The Alumni Career Center is an invaluable partner in improving my career brand." Paul M. Wemlinger '84 MIS '76 Finance (UI)

"Dynamic, inspiring, motivating and informative." Anonymous Alumnus

"I am 100% sure all the topics discussed in this and future webinars will sharpen my career path." Anonymous Alumnus

"The presenter gave excellent examples and practical advice on how job seekers can conceptualize their mission and present during the interview." Alan Factor '87 '81 Social Work (UIC)