Below you will find dozens of presentations from alumni experts and industry insiders sharing their expertise to help you maintain your personal and professional edge as well as some that are just fun to watch. Browse our collection of recorded webinars and catch up on any you might have missed.
Retirement planning is important because it can help you avoid running out of money. Though it may seem far off, saving for it as early as possible will ensure that you have enough money to get you through your retirement years. In addition, investing benefits from compounding returns will increase your money more over a longer period of time. Learn about the importance of retirement and what you need to know to help you prepare.
Budgeting and saving go hand in hand. Having a workable budget is vital to reaching your financial goals. A budget shows you where to put your money and allow it to work for you. It also allows you to create realistic savings goals. Learn how to find your balance with budgeting and savings.
If used carefully, credit can be a helpful financial tool. It offers convenience and, in many situations, credit offers peace of mind. Because it is easy to get too much credit, debt often grows beyond what we can afford and can become difficult to repay. View this webinar to learn ways you can use credit wisely.
Author Pia Jordan as she previews her forthcoming novel, “Memories of a Tuskegee Airmen Nurse and Her Military Sisters” (publishing June 2023), which tells the story of the Army Nurse Corps members who served with the Tuskegee Airmen at Tuskegee Army Air Field during World War II. Jordan’s mother, Louise Virginia Lomax Winters (Dipl.’42), a first lieutenant, was one of those nurses and a graduate of the Saint Philip School of Nursing.
Negotiating your salary can be nerve-racking, but it shows your employer that you are capable, confident and comfortable with what you have to offer. Your employer will value those skills when it comes to increasing your level of responsibility, trusting you with clients and promoting you. Learn tips to navigate the process.
Racial Equity is a multi-part virtual series examining VCU’s challenging racial history. Explore how VCU Health’s complex history affects our patients today and help decide how we will use what we learn to improve health care for all, moving forward.
Krissi Vandenberg (B.S.’96/H&S; M.S.’07/H&S), executive director and program developer of Vegan Action, moderates a lively panel discussion on the latest trends in the vegan movement. Panelists provide information about various vegan resources and share their individual journeys that led them to become vegan advocates and support a plant-based diet and lifestyle.
Enneagram is a popular personality type indicator that uses nine types to understand an individual’s personality and how they relate to others. Jon Singletary, Ph.D. (M.S.W.’99/SW; Ph.D.’03/SW), dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University and long-time Enneagram facilitator, discusses the nine types of the Enneagram and how they are a useful means of understanding yourself and others by appreciating, in a new way, personality dynamics within families, work settings and friendships. Take a free Enneagram test prior to watching the webinar so you can learn more about your number and what it means.
Learn the ins and outs of the virtual job market and get a look at the future of job searches.
VACU Financial Success Center at VCU provides advice to help make your taxes easier to understand and things to think about going in to your 2021 taxes.
The VACU Financial Success Center at VCU and retired businessman Ron Gartska (M.S.’85/B) talk about preparing for retirement and navigating life in retirement especially during these uncertain times.
Make the most of your city and find happiness in your new home. Javon Davis (B.S.’14/GPA; Cert.’15/GPA; M.P.A.’16/GPA) and Stephanie Joyner (B.S.'13/H&S), members of the Recent Graduate Council, answer questions in this webinar about making a big move.
Learn ways to control spending, build credit and save money.
VCU head men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades (M.S.’02/B) talks with ESPN Richmond’s Greg Burton (M.Ed.’12/E) about recruiting digitally and other ways the team has adapted during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Many parents find themselves working from home with a new side job: teacher. Hear from alumni who have successfully managed this new role and share how you can help your student finish the semester strong.
Three VCU School of Business faculty members answers questions about how the pandemic has disrupted the supply and distribution chain for food and other essentials.
Michael Hearst (B.M.’95/A), a musician and author, answers kids’ questions (sometimes with songs) in this fun Q&A about his book, “Unusual Creatures.”
Leigh Anne Hylton Gravatt, Pharm.D., BCPS (Pharm.D.’03/P), a pharmacist with expertise in infectious diseases, answers questions from the VCU community about COVID-19, social distancing and more.
Recent international headlines of crypto crackdowns vs. legalization, domestic ransomware attacks and philosophical conversations around access and equity are changing the way we think about cryptocurrency. Alumni and faculty experts answer questions about bitcoin and more in this panel discussion.
How do you feel when you think about your financial situation? Nervous? Excited? Sad? The way you feel about your money could be affecting the way you handle it. The VACU Financial Success Center at VCU helps you strategize and change your thinking around budgeting and your finances.
Have you thought about buying a home but don’t know where to start? The VACU Financial Success Center at VCU provides advice, tips and strategies to prepare you as you start to think about buying your first home.
How often do you say to yourself, “If only I could get more funding for my business.” If raising capital is in the future for your business, watch this webinar, where you will learn what angel investors are looking for when making an investment along with detailed information on what not to do when raising capital.
Learn from the VACU Financial Success Center at VCU how to tackle the student loan repayment process.
Learn from those directly involved in the graduate school admissions process as they provide tips and tricks on how to navigate the admissions process and deciding if graduate school is right for you.
Serving on a board can be incredibly rewarding, both for the community or corporation, and in building your network. This one hour Q&A with board members demystifues access to local, appointed, corporate and university board opportunities, what to expect and how to get the most of your experience.
Learn from an amazing alumni panel on what’s fueling the sneaker boom and other topics around the sneaker head community. This webinar touches on the direct-to-consumer market with apps like Nike SNKRs, the resell industry and other topics that fuel this passion.
An alumni panel of women researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs discuss what it takes to trailblaze in the sciences, what skills they value most in their professions and what we can do to ensure that the next generation of women follow their lead.
Black alumni working in technology field share successes as well as lessons learned as they have navigated their careers and how their identity has played a role in their professional journey.
In this Black Alumni Across the Industries Panel Series, alumni working in the politics and public service sectors share successes as well as lessons learned as they have navigated their careers and how their identity has played a role in their professional journey.
Black alumni working in marketing and communications share successes as well as lessons learned as they have navigated their careers and how their identity has played a role in their professional journey.
In this Black Alumni Across the Industries Panel Series, alumni working in the health care, science and research industires share successes as well as lessons learned as they have navigated their careers and how their identity has played a role in their professional journey.
Infectious-disease expert Leigh Anne Hylton Gravatt, Pharm.D. (Pharm.D.’03/P), answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccines in a Q&A moderated by David A. Holdford, professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science in the VCU School of Pharmacy.
Feng Shui Diva Robyn Bentley (B.S.’85/MC) presents an introduction to feng shui for your home. Learn more about aligning your body with bedroom elements and the compass points and how it can improve your sleep and your life.
Richmond Chapter President Joseph Stemmle (B.S.’13/B) with Ameriprise Financial breaks down how to evaluate benefits during your employer’s open enrollment period.
Recent graduate Vikhyath Veeramachaneni (B.A.’14/H&S) moderates a virtual discussion among current VCU students on how they have navigated the academic and campus changes during the pandemic.
Annette Koroma (B.S.’20/B), a credit risk analyst team member at Dominion Energy, provides an introduction to understanding your credit.
View a recorded Q&A featuring alumni experts working on the front lines in epidemiology, laboratories and health care systems about how testing can inform our approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alumni experts in gerontology share resources and advice for maintaining support and connection with loved one during the pandemic.