Career Webinars

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Join us for a webinar series hosted by alumni industry experts and career coaches on an assortment of supportive career subjects.

Woman Up! (or Man Up!) How to Manage Your Career Like a Boss!

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 6 pm ET
Speaker: Aimee Cohen
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Getting a job is one thing, getting ahead in your career is another. Everyone receives training and education about how to do a job. However, no one receives any training or education about how to successfully manage their own career. There are a lot of unexpected twists and turns, mistakes, missteps, and a lengthy learning curve when it comes to grabbing the wheel and driving your own career success. From increasing your visibility to squashing self-sabotaging behavior, learn the top tips, tricks, secrets, and strategies to make sure you’re always in the driver’s seat.

**While this session is supportive of Women’s History Month in March, we serve and welcome attendance from all alumni of both the University of Michigan and/or the University of Denver.

Aimee delivers dynamic, engaging, and high-impact presentations blending inspiration, humor, and expertise that empower professionals to take control of their careers. After more than 20 years and nearly a 100% success rate as an executive career coach and best-selling author, Aimee shares her secret strategies, tips, tools, processes and practical action steps to catapult your career. Regardless of industry or job title, her polished and powerful presentations on today’s hottest workplace topics will entertain as they empower you to manage your career like a boss and Woman UP!

Mastering Your Job Search in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong: Lessons from Alumni

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 6 pm ET
Speakers: Jonathan Wu, Scarlet Xie

According to the Ministry of Education of China, the number of students returning home to China is up 11.73 percent year-on-year. Other data indicates that of the 6.56 million Chinese students studying outside of the country 86 percent returned (Global Times 2020). In other words, helping our upcoming graduates and new alumni navigate a job search in their home countries and regions has become more pressing and needed. In this session, we will speak to four alumni from varied schools and colleges, and industry backgrounds to glean advice and best practice for your job search. In this session you will:

  1. Gain an understanding and confidence in HOW to harness the power of the UM network specifically through both UM and non-UM resources.
  2. Learn and hear observations from the panelists on industries/market changes that are experiencing growth (projected hiring needs, experience or skills in high demand, etc.) and how these are impacting the job search.
  3. Gain a better understanding of career branding (LinkedIn; WeChat etc) and its importance in executing the job search through visibility and access to the hidden job market via referrals.4. Identify and understand key cultural best practices in communication and networking for the job search.

Jonathan Wu is currently the Executive Director of China Merchants Capital. He has had former roles leading private equity at The Bank of China International and has worked at Credit Suisse, Leucadia National Corporation, Stephens Inc, and Merrill Lynch. Jonathan is a graduate of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business 2004 and currently serves as the President of the U-M Alumni Club of Hong Kong.

Scarlet Xie currently serves as the GCR Business Insights and Analytics Head for VMWare. Prior to her role there she has served as a Senior Consultant and Project manager for Roland Berger with additional experience at Intel. Scarlet has her MBA from the Ross School of Business with an emphasis in Strategy and General Management and has further education from MIT and the University of London. She is the President of Ross Beijing Alumni Club.

How to Negotiate and Choose the Right Job Offer

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 6 pm ET
Speaker: Brian Liou
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Choosing a job offer is a complex decision. There are personal and professional factors that have to be taken into account all while trying to make sense of what the company is presenting to you. Negotiating a job offer effectively is the only way to choose a job offer effectively. Ralph helps job candidates negotiate better job offers. We have helped hundreds of candidates negotiate offers at Google, Facebook, Amazon, and many startups. In this webinar, we will share some of the real-life negotiation tactics we have seen companies use in the technology industry. We’ll also talk about how candidates should be negotiating so that they can make an informed career decision and the mistakes candidates frequently make in the process.

Other topics include:

  • How to understand your market value
  • How to optimize your recruiting for career success rather than simply employment
  • How to understand your leverage in a offer negotiation

Brian Liou was previously the CEO and Founder of Leada, a Y-Combinator backed ed-tech startup. Brian has recruited, hired, managed, and has extensively interviewed over 65 recruiters, HR, and compensation professionals. Brian has also done organizational behavior research within the Management of Organizations department at Haas. Brian graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Business and Statistics. Brian was selected by Forbes as one of the 30 under 30 social impact entrepreneurs of 2021.

Career Bites

Miss one of our webinars? Our Career Bites provide you with the top tips from our career experts. Full recordings are also available for viewing anytime.