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The VCU Office of Alumni Relations brings you more digital programming this month to help you stay connected. Check out these upcoming virtual events and opportunities and practice safe “social” distancing by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.

May 6

Noon-1 p.m. EDT

The Financial Workout Plan

Whether you’re just starting your savings plan or trying to stick to a budget, finance experts are here to help. The VCU Office of Alumni Relations and the Virginia Credit Union Financial Success Center at VCU host The Financial Workout Plan, 1:1 virtual finance coaching with MassMutual finance trainers. You can chat one-on-one online with professionals from financial services firm MassMutual about cash flow, debt management and financial goal-setting. It’s free, fun and only takes one hour. You can join from anywhere! >> Learn more

May 11

Noon-1 p.m. EDT

Facebook Live: Homeschooling Q&A – Finish the Semester Strong

Get tips for homeschooling your kids during the COVID-19 pandemic in this Facebook Live conversation with Cassandra Willis, Ph.D. (M.I.S.’07/H&S; Cert.’14/E; Ph.D.’19/E), an adjunct instructor in the School of Education who, like many of us, is working from home while juggling parenting responsibilities, and Nicole Harris (M.Ed.’01/E), who taught elementary school for eight years and who, for the past 10 years, has been homeschooling her four children, ages 6, 9, 12 and 15, while working an at-home business. >> Learn more

May 14

Noon-1 p.m. EDT

VCU Alumni Virtual Book Club Chat

Join the VCU Alumni Virtual Book Club and “Zoom” in for an online chat to discuss our current selection, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” by Michelle McNamara. Feel free to bring your lunch. We’ll save time at the end to share the next books on the club’s list and what’s on your summer reading list.

>> Sign up for the book club to receive the Zoom link for the chat

May 18

Fundamentals of Computing

Get the technical skills you need for success in today’s digital economy. Offered by the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education in partnership with the VCU Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering, the Fundamentals of Computing specialization is ideal for working professionals and those in the job market. >> Learn more

May 20

Noon-1 p.m. EDT

Living Your Best Life Webinar – Adjusting to a New City

Make the most of your city and find happiness in your new home. In this webinar, 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 Office of Alumni Relations’ Recent Graduate Council, answer questions about making a big move. >> Learn more

May 27

Noon-1 p.m. EDT

Getting Retirement Ready Webinar

Whether you decide to retire in your 60s or in your 40s, we all know it’s best to have a plan. The good news is that it’s never too early or too late to start planning for retirement. Join the VCU Office of Alumni Relations and experts from the Virginia Credit Union Financial Success Center at VCU to talk about preparing for retirement and navigating life in retirement, especially during these uncertain times. This Q&A webinar focuses on valuable tips about properly planning for retirement from real-life experiences so you can have more freedom and independence in your golden years. (Information discussed in this webinar is for educational purposes only and is not legal, tax or investment advice. For such advice, participants should contact their legal, tax or investment advisers.) >> Learn more

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