Hen Talks

Hen Talks are free, online webinars offered to University of Delaware alumni throughout the year. Led exclusively by Blue Hens, faculty and friends of UD, Hen Talks will feature a wide-range of topics on professional development, career advice and much more.

These short, informative webinars offer our alumni an opportunity to gain the additional skills needed to advance professionally.

Upcoming Hen Talks

Demystifying Taxes
Led by Alison L. Houck, CPA, BE98
Managing Partner, Rehoboth Beach Office, Faw Casson
Tuesday, January 30 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

From filing in multiple states to taking advantage of the deductions common for young alumni, tackle your taxes with ease this year. This training, brought to you by the UD Young Alumni Network, will give you a deeper understanding of:

  • Forms for filing taxes and when to use what
  • Deductions common for young alumni
  • Tools and electronic software for logging expenses and filing
  • Implications of the new tax law
  • How you’re taxed by your employer
  Alison L. Houck

About Alison:
Alison graduated from UD with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1998 and currently serves as a Managing Partner of Faw Casson’s Rehoboth Beach Office. She is the recipient of many prestigious distinctions such as the Business and Professional Women Young Careerist Award and the National Association of Women Business Owners Bridge Builder Award. She was named as Best Accountant in Sussex County in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and Best Charity Volunteer in 2016 by Coastal Style Magazine. She also serves on the Board of Ambassadors for the Beebe Medical Foundation and the Board of Directors of Children & Families First of Delaware. In 2015, she was appointed by Governor Jack Markell for a three-year term as a member of the State Board of Accountancy and currently serves as the Secretary.

Recent Hen Talks

Optimizing Your LinkedIn
Led by Jill Pante, EHD05M
Director of Career Services, Lerner College of Business and Economics
Wednesday, November  1 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Whether you are looking for a new job, currently in a career transition or want to strengthen your professional brand, LinkedIn is a must-have tool for today’s working professional. This training will cover the basics of optimizing your LinkedIn profile and offer best practices for taking advantage of the variety of networking opportunities the platform offers.

  Jill Pante

Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skillset to Advance Your Career
Led by Dan Freeman
Director of Horn Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, November 15 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Join Dan Freeman as he shares how to develop an entrepreneurial state of mind. This webinar will challenge you to reimagine how you think and introduce you to the concept of effectual thinking. After watching, you will be able to unleash your inner entrepreneur.

  Dan Freeman

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If you cannot make it to a live recording, visit our YouTube channel to view past webinars.

Be sure to check back frequently, as new webinars will be added throughout the year.

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