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October 2020 Virtual Parent & Family Events

Check out these upcoming virtual events and opportunities offered by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations and follow VCU Alumni on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.

4-5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 7

Coping With College During COVID-19: A Student Panel Discussion

College in the age of COVID-19 has affected faculty, staff, administrators, families … the list could go on but most affected are students. Students have had to quickly adapt to online learning and virtual communities with peers and faculty all the while maintaining their health and well-being. Recent graduate Vikhyath Veeramachaneni (B.A.’14/H&S) moderates a virtual discussion among current VCU students on how they have navigated the changes.

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1-4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 7

VCU Career Services Virtual Diversity Career and Internship Fair

Connect with recruiters and hiring managers from organizations that are committed to building a diverse workforce. These organizations are seeking students and alumni for internships and full-time job opportunities. 

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Noon-1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 13

Are You Financially Healthy?

Join the VCU Office of Alumni Relations and the VACU Financial Success Center at VCU for this Zoom webinar featuring guest speaker Sylvia Watford, AFC, FFC, with Virginia Credit Union. Gain an understanding of what it means to be financially healthy. You’ll also get a chance to confidentially determine your financial health score and the steps you can take to improve it.

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6-7:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 14

Social in the City – East Coast

Hop online with East Coast Rams for a virtual Social in the City. Connect and network with other alumni, parents and families and get to know the leaders of our regional chapters. Surprise guests are in store, and everyone who attends receives a VCU T-shirt.

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5-6:30 p.m. PDT Thursday, Oct. 15

Social in the City – West Coast

Hop online with West Coast Rams for a virtual Social in the City. Connect and network with other alumni, parents and families and get to know the leaders of our regional chapters. Surprise guests are in store, and everyone who attends receives a VCU T-shirt.

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5:30-7 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 15

10 Under 10 Virtual Alumni Awards Ceremony

Celebrate the noteworthy and distinctive achievements of 11 alumni, including a pair of business partners sharing an award, who earned their first VCU degree in the past 10 years at the annual 10 Under 10 awards, held virtually this year.

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6-7 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 20

Social Justice-Injustice Series: Equality in Education

The VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter and the VCU Alumni African American Alumni Council host a series of social justice-injustice panel discussions focused on spreading awareness and spawning conversations around topics of social justice and disparities concerning Black people and people of color. The first panel discussion features Tomikia LeGrande, Ed.D., VCU’s vice president for strategy, enrollment management and student success, and 2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson (M.Ed.’11/E).

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1-4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 21

VCU Career Services Virtual Experiential Opportunities Fair

Students can connect with organizations offering opportunities, including internships, field work and or co-ops, that connect their coursework to authentic, real-world work plus network with community-based organizations that can provide opportunities to practice and improve their communication, professionalism and leadership skills.

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Noon-1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 21

10 Under 10 Alumni Panel Discussion: Marketing and Social Media

The VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter hosts a virtual panel with past 10 Under 10 honorees Christina Dick (B.S.’10/MC) and Whitney Headen (B.S.’09/B), who discuss their work in marketing and social media.

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Noon- 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 22

Financial Wellness Series: Becoming a Homeowner

Ready to be a homeowner? This webinar covers everything from how to weigh the pros and cons of home ownership to how much house you can really afford, down payment options, credit reports and the mortgage lending process. Join the VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter and special guests Dave Seibert of the Dave Seibert Real Estate Group and loan officer Kimberly Fish Andres to discuss financial wellness and becoming a homeowner in today’s economic conditions.

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6-8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 28

VCU Alumni Pitch Competition

Grab a front-row seat at the second annual VCU Alumni Pitch Competition. Five finalists pitch their business ventures virtually to a panel of judges for a chance to win funding, resources and the ultimate title: 2020 VCU Alumni Pitch Competition champion.

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4:15-4:45 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 29

Leadership Through Change: Q&A With Alumni Hospital CEOs

Join three VCU alumni experts from the Master of Health Administration program in the VCU College of Health Professions as they discuss their leadership journeys through the past six months and how they have led their teams to continue providing top patient care while supporting the hospital staff delivering care during these unprecedented times.

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Noon-1 p.m. EDT Monday, Nov. 2

Understanding Open Enrollment at Your Workplace

Open enrollment typically occurs at the end of each year and is a great time for workers to review their insurance (life, health, disability), retirement plans and other workplace benefits. Join the VCU Office of Alumni Relations and the VACU Financial Success Center for this webinar, part of the alumni finance series, featuring Joseph Stemmle (B.S.’13/B) with Ameriprise Financial and president of the VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter.

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