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Author: Hohenstein, Laura J

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

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

Being an Inclusive Healthcare Provider

In all fields of work, being aware of the diversity around you is important. It is easy to make assumptions based on our own background, experiences and worldview. Learning about the perspectives of others and consciously challenging our own assumptions goes a long way in creating more inclusive environments. Desi Bailey, MD’75 makes an effort […]

Mar 15, 2023

Finding a Wellness App

In this day and age, there are so many apps we can use in our day to day lives. From apps that help keep us organized to those that help us learn new languages, there are a plethora of options you can browse and download. Included in this are wellness apps. Maybe you’ve heard of […]

Mar 1, 2023

Event Recap: Graduate Studies Networking Night

On February 2, 2023, the Graduate Studies Alumni Council and Graduate Student Association hosted their annual Networking Night. Forty students attended the event, which featured a panel of six alumni who shared about their careers and answered student questions. The event also offered time for small group conversations and networking. Attendees described the event as […]

Feb 24, 2023

3 Tips for Travel

In the busy day-to-day of our lives, it can be hard to find time to plan and finance a vacation. If you’re thinking of taking a trip in the next year or two, you’ll want to hear what UNMC dental hygiene alum turned travel agent, Sydne Stubbs, has to say. In this week’s #ConnectionsProjectBlog, she […]

Feb 1, 2023

Three Tips for Mentors

Did you know January is National Mentoring Month? This month, the UNMC Alumni Association hopes to help invest in mentorship relationships between UNMC alumni and students by providing tools and resources for mentors and avenues to find alumni mentors for mentees. To start, Tanner Johnson, PharmD’19 explains three tips he follows as a mentor. To […]

Jan 18, 2023

Making Exercise and Movement Part of Your Routine

Happy New Year! For many, a new year brings a time to reflect on the past and think about the future and what it might hold. You might be thinking about your intentions or resolutions for the new year, which may include prioritizing exercise and movement into your daily life. Logan Franck, PharmD’17 shares how […]

Jan 4, 2023