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 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.

There are no Hen Talks currently scheduled, but we are busy planning more. Please check back soon.


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 covers the basics of optimizing your LinkedIn profile and offers 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.

Learn how to develop an entrepreneurial state of mind. This webinar challenges 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


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

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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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