Professional Development Webinars

Our BUAA Professional Development Webinar Series showcases BU alumni, faculty, and friends offering one-hour presentations and discussions on a wide variety of topics aimed at assisting BU alumni in their lives and careers.

Upcoming Webinars

10 Ways to Have Healthy & Happy Relationships at Work

November 30, 2017 at 12pm ET
Presented by Jamie Bronstein (CAS ’99), LCSW

Jaime Bronstein (CAS ’99), LCSW, “The Relationship Expert” will teach you 10 techniques on how to improve your relationships at work leading you to increased confidence, happiness and success.

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New Tools, New Rules for Communicating Your Way to Professional Success

December 5, 2017 at 12pm ET
Presented by Jamila Cupid, Ph.D. (CAS ’01), Business Etiquette Coach & Assistant Professor at Shippensburg University

Etiquette and communications expert, Jamila Cupid (CAS ’01), will divulge her tips and tricks to ensure entry-level employees and all employees newly returning to the workforce are ready effectively and professionally convey their message.

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8 Ways BU Can Jumpstart Your Career

January 17, 2018 at 12pm ET
Presented by Jeff Murphy (Questrom ’06), Associate Director for Alumni Career Programs at Boston University

Join Jeff Murphy (Questrom ’06), as he takes you for a guided tour of the tools available to all BU alumni aimed at assisting you in preparing for a job search or career change, building a powerful BU network and landing your next great job.

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7 Ideas for Workplace Health from a Silicon Valley Professional

February 15, 2018 at 12pm ET
Presented by Reena Vokoun (COM ’06), Founder of Passion Fit, LLC

After a career in Silicon Valley, Reena Vokoun (COM ’06), is now running Passion Fit, LLC. Reena will explore practical tips and resources that you can incorporate into your routine to improve health, reduce stress and prevent illness.

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Webinars On-Demand

Previously recorded webinar presentations are made available for you to watch on your own schedule.

Bringing Your Personal Passion into Work for Sustainable Innovation

Presented by Frank LaRusso (Questrom ’91), Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at MARS Drinks
Recorded November 16, 2017

Technology Order: How to “Zenize” Your Tech to be a Productive Work Warrior

Presented by Erika Salloux (COM ’89), Owner of Living Harmony, LLC
Recorded November 8, 2017

Lessons from the Runway: The Power of Dressing the Stars

Presented by Alexandra Nourafchan (CGS ’00, COM ’02), VIP Relations Director at Tom Ford International
Recorded October 24, 2017

Creating a Unicorn: Product Management In Tech

Presented by Lauren Fragoza (Questrom ’13), Product Manager at TripAdvisor
Recorded October 12, 2017

Boosting Your Career Confidence

Presented by Dr. Diane Kern (CAS ’76), Clinical Psychologist
Recorded September 14, 2017

Keeping it Relaxed: Managing Your Job Campaign over the Summer

Presented by Win Sheffield (Questrom MBA ’79), Speaker & Career Coach
Recorded July 11, 2017

The Heartbeat of Leadership

Presented by Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell (STH ’88), Founder and Director of Living Streams Flowing Water
Recorded June 21, 2017

The Respectful Leader - How Respect Drives Performance, Partnership & Profits

Presented by Gregg Ward (CFA ’82), CEO & Best-Selling Author, The Gregg Ward Group
Recorded April 19, 2017

Three Ways to Power Up Your Brand with LinkedIn

Presented by Angela Pitter (ENG ’85), Founder and CEO of LiveWire Collaborative
Recorded March 28, 2017

How to Dress for the Job You Want

Presented by Chandra Keyser (CFA ’03), designer and fashion entrepreneur
Recorded March 27, 2017

How To Write A Networking Email That People Will Respond To

Presented by Mo Chanmugham (Questrom ’99), certified coach and founder of MGC Coaching
Recorded March 22, 2017

Insider’s Perspective: Career Transition Advice from a Recruiter

Presented by Molly Richter (Questrom ’10), Senior Development Officer, Staff Development at Partners HealthCare
Recorded March 14, 2017

Planning Ahead: Creating A Successful Retirement

Presented by Jill Steinberg, Ph.D. (CAS ’72), Founder of
Recorded March 13, 2017

Above the Noise: Getting Noticed in Your Job Search

Presented by Scott Singer (CAS ’93)
Recorded March 2, 2017

How to Nail Your Next Interview

Presented by Kim Bilawchuk (SED ’03)
Recorded February 7, 2017

Eight Ways Boston University Can Jump-Start Your Career

Presented by Jeff Murphy (Questrom ’06)
Recorded January 18, 2017

The How and Why of Building Resilience for Leading in the 21st Century

Presented by Melisa Gillis (SED ’82, ’85)
Recorded on December 8, 2016

BU Industry Insiders presents Healthcare IT Interoperability: IT is Easy, Sharing is Hard

Presented by Daniel Newman, MD (Questrom MBA ’13)
Recorded on December 1, 2016

How to Flip Resistant Colleagues Into Rabid Supporters

Presented by Ephraim Schachter (Questrom ’85) of CSuite Accelerator
Recorded on November 17, 2016

How to Leverage Social Media To Develop A Personal Brand & Increase Media Exposure

Presented by Kris Ruby (COM’09) of Ruby Media Group
Recorded on November 15, 2016

Learning to Lead: Powerfully Transitioning into Management

Presented by Amber Nelson (COM ’94)
Recorded on October 20, 2016

BU Industry Insiders presents A Fully Baked Idea: The Accidental Entrepreneurs

Presented by Julie Gangong (COM ’89)
Recorded on September 15th, 2016

Reframing Stress: A ToolKit for Excelling in the Workplace

Presented by Brady Hahn (CGS’05, COM’07)
Recorded on September 8th, 2016

BU Industry Insiders presents The Art and Science of Empathy in the Healthcare Environment

Presented by Lynn Festa (SAR’88)
Recorded July 19, 2016

The Secret to Thriving at Work – A Positive Psychology Approach

Presented by Sharon O’Connor (GRS’89, SED’95)
Recorded June 14, 2016

Succeeding as an Introvert in the Extroverted World of Work

Presented by Caitlin Fairchild (Questrom’10)
Recorded May 18, 2016

What Does Your Desk Say About You? Let's Get Organized!

Presented by Marilyn Cruickshank (Questrom’91)
Recorded April 27, 2016

From East Campus to the Middle East: Higher Education, Humanitarian Action, and a Major Misunderstanding

Presented by Matthew Trevithick (CAS’08)
Recorded April?14, 2016

Social Justice Calling? NGO Work & International Education in South Asia

Presented by??Jane Schukoske (CAS’73)
Recorded April 11, 2016

Don't Let Age Discrimination Win: How to Compete with Younger Workers for Jobs

Presented by Scott Singer (CAS’93)
Recorded March?29, 2016

BU Industry Insiders presents Top Myths of Entrepreneurship

Presented by?Mark Myette (CGS’81, COM’83)
Recorded March?17, 2016

Being Heard: How to Capture Attention, Stand Out and Move Your Career Forward

Presented by Linda Popky (COM’81, Questrom MBA’86)
Recorded March 9, 2016

BU Industry Insiders presents The 8 Step Roadmap to Lead Generation

Presented by Dina Shapiro (Questrom MBA’91)
Recorded March 8, 2016

When Networking is NOT Working: How to Build Real Connections and Responsive Networks

Presented by Désirée H. Young (ENG’95)
Recorded March 3, 2016

Write What You Mean, Get What You Want: Copywriting Tips for Office Communication

Presented by Nicki Krawczyk (COM’01),?copywriter, copy coach, and founder of
Recorded February 24, 2016

Working with Difficult People

Presented by Gregg Ward (CFA ’82), Author and Consultant
Recorded December 8, 2015

BU Industry Insiders presents Technology: The Magic Bullet for Healthcare’s Problems?

Presented by Scott MacLean (Questrom MBA ’98), Deputy CIO and Director of IS Operations for Partners HealthCare
Recorded December 2, 2015

Getting Down to Details: Contract Basics for Non Lawyers

Presented by Callan Stein Esq. (LAW’07), litigation attorney at Donoghue Barrett & Singal
Recorded November 10, 2015

The Job Search for Experienced Alumni: Your Message and How You Can Communicate It

Presented by Sam Pease (Questrom ’75), Managing Director & Senior Consultant for New Directions
Recorded October 28, 2015

BU Industry Insiders presents Change Management and Emotional Intelligence: Lessons Learned in Consulting

Presented by Melisa Gillis (SED ’82, ’85), Founder & President of Gillis Consulting
Recorded October 7, 2015

BU Industry Insiders presents Real Estate and the Rise of the Property Management Entrepreneur

Presented by Nicholas Apostal (CAS’98) and Lauren Hundman (Questrom’08), founders of Chicago’s Owl Management, LLC
Recorded September 16, 2015

How to Speak TED: Conveying Ideas & Inspiring Action

Presented by John J. Brady, SED ’93, ’95, Founder and Principal of Protem Partners
Recorded September 24, 2015

BU Industry Insiders presents: The Supply Chain of the Future

Presented by Booma Yandava (MET’01), management consultant at KPMG
Recorded July 15, 2015

BU Industry Insiders presents Cognitive Computing: The Next Revolution in Data Analytics and Knowledge Management

Presented by Judith Hurwitz (CAS’73, COM’75), president and chief executive officer of Hurwitz & Associates, LLC
Recorded July 1, 2015

Eight Tips and Traps of Networking When Job Searching

Presented by: Johanna Rothman ENG’85, Founder of Rothman Consulting Group
Recorded May 13, 2015

The Art of the Elevator Pitch: How to Rise to the Top and Not Get Stopped

Presented by: Désirée Young (ENG’95), founder of VentureWalk Business Partners, LLC
Recorded April 22, 2015

Ask a Career Coach Q&A Session

Presented by: Carly Goldsmith (CAS’97), Carly Goldsmith Coaching
Recorded March 19, 2015

From Wantrapreneur to Entrepreneur...Do You Have What It Takes to Chart Your Own Course?

Presented by: Mark Myette (CAS’83, COM’83), area developer and coach for The Entrepreneur’s Source
Recorded March 19, 2015

Win-Win Negotiating: Proven Techniques to Achieve a Desirable Business Outcome

Presented by: Lisa Renee Pomerantz (LAW’79)
Recorded February 25, 2015

Due Diligence: Lessons learned from a Serial Healthcare Entrepreneur

Presented by: Eugene D. Hill III (GSM’80), chairman and managing partner of SV Life Sciences
Recorded December 10, 2014

Effective Communications for Women in Business: Navigating Your Top Three Communication Traps

Presented by: Amber D. Nelson (COM’94), president of Lingo Consulting, Inc.
Recorded November 19, 2014

Are Your Employees ‘All In’ for You and Your Company to Win Big?

Presented by: Marla Grant, Esq. (LAW’03), executive consultant, Coach, & Speaker
Recorded October 29, 2014

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Am I An Entrepreneur At All?

Presented by: Daniel Negroni (Questrom’87), founder, chief executive officer?of launchbox
Recorded September 24, 2014

Creatives are No Longer the Rock Stars of Marketing

Presented by: Laura Mete Frizzell (Questrom’91, GSM ’04), senior vice president media services at 360i
Recorded June 25, 2014

3 Secrets to Getting Hired on LinkedIn

Presented by: Joshua Waldman (Questrom’06), chief executive officer and founder, Career Enlightenment
Recorded June 4, 2014

Find a Career You Love

Presented by: Colleen DelVecchio (CAS’92), career expert and director of alumnae engagement for Smith College
Recorded April 23, 2014

Why Twitter Matters for your Business Development Strategy

Presented by: Anita O’Malley (CGS’81, COM ‘83), chief executive officer of Perspectiv3
Recorded March 19, 2014

Kick-Start Your Career Change in Five Simple Steps

Presented by Carly Goldsmith (CAS’97), owner of Carly Goldsmith Coaching
Recorded January 14, 2014

Planning Ahead: Find out why so many retired people are saying,'These are the Best Years of my Life'

Presented by Jill Steinberg, Ph.D. (CAS’72), clinical psychologist, professor emeritus at San Jose State University and founder of
Recorded December 11, 2013

How to Build and Leverage a Powerful Boston University Network on LinkedIn

Presented by Dan Green (CAS’93), global solutions account executive at LinkedIn
Recorded November 13, 2013

Reinventing Your Career and Expanding Your Options

Presented by John Brady (SED’93, ’95), founder and executive director at Protem Partners
Recorded October 30, 2013