Alumni Association – Connections Project

The Importance of Networking

For Sydne Stubbs, Dental Hygiene’16, networking has always been important. However, when she switched careers and became a travel agent, networking took on even more significance. In the video below, she shares why this practice is so crucial for her profession and others.

Feb 22, 2024

The Power of a Lifelong Mentor

January is National Mentoring Month, and while this celebration of mentorship is just one month long, the difference a mentor can make is much more lasting. For Adrienne Moody, MPH’20, the impact of her mentors has continued to grow over the years as they have seen her progress personally and professionally. She shares about the […]

Feb 22, 2024

The Importance of Giving Back

Carol Swarts, MD ‘59, shares her thoughts on the importance of giving back to the University of Nebraska and your community.  “If you don’t work for anything or don’t give it back, it doesn’t mean as much. I consider myself a caretaker, and I feel like I owe Nebraska. I was born here, but also, […]

Dec 6, 2023

How to Find a Mentor

Axel Vazquez Deida, PharmD, MPH ’22, BCIDP, AAHIVP, has been passionate about mentorship throughout his career. He shares tips for students and professionals on how to find a mentor through networking in different fields.

Oct 25, 2023

Musings on Mentorship

By Amy Thimm, BSN’91, RN Mentorship is something I’ve always believed in. From college on, we were told to find a mentor and develop a relationship, and I’ve always done that. Even without a formal mentor, you can still find one silently. A silent mentor is someone who may not know that they are mentoring […]

Jul 19, 2023

3 Pieces of Personal Finance Advice

Grant Essink, DDS’17, MS has been passionate about finance since he was a Finance/Economics major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He shares three tips for students and recent graduates from his perspective as both a business owner and someone who graduated with student loans. Check out additional blogs on financial advice:

Jun 8, 2023

Setting Boundaries for Work/Life Balance

Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Take a minute to reflect on the following questions. It is important to check in with yourself periodically to make sure you are prioritizing your personal life and mental health. One step that is important to take in new and current positions that can impact your […]

May 24, 2023

Nurse’s Week: Transitioning From RN to DNP

Austin Clark, BSN ‘18, DNP ‘22, shares his experience transitioning from a registered nurse to a nurse practitioner. Transitioning From RN to DNP Transitioning from a registered nurse to a nurse practitioner is no easy feat. There are the educational requirements, increases in scope of practice, legal and regulatory requirements, and interpersonal and leadership responsibilities […]

May 10, 2023

Why UNMC – Lab Medicine

Nicole Meier, a 2006 graduate of UNMC’s laboratory science program, shares why she chose UNMC for her health professions education. In celebration of Medical Lab Professionals Week, she shares how Lab Medicine was where she was meant to be, and appreciation for the impact that UNMC has had on her, as well as the community.

Apr 26, 2023

Happy “I Love NU” Week!

This week, UNK, UNL, UNMC and UNO come together to support and advocate for our university system during I Love NU Week. Yesterday, University supporters met at the Nebraska State Capitol for an in-person I Love NU Day event. UNMC staff at I Love NU Day. UNMC students at I Love NU Day. Today, we […]

Apr 6, 2023

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