Author: Hohenstein, Laura J

Advice for Medical Students

1. Everything Works Out in the End Everything in medical school seems like a big deal – every test seems like a big deal, everything seems like a big deal. And you might think “If I do not do well on this, how will I get through?” You just need to know that everything works […]

Mar 30, 2022

Why I Love NU

I Love NU Week is here! Celebrations are happening all week long in-person and online. Learn more about getting involved. The University of Nebraska system has a significant impact on Nebraska’s workforce and economy. A recent report found: The NU System generates $9 for every $1 the state invests. The University generated $5.8 billion in […]

Mar 23, 2022

Counting Down to I Love NU Week!

I Love NU Week starts on Monday, and there are so many ways to participate! Join us at the State Capitol in Lincoln on Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 PM for an in-person “I Love NU” celebration. Or, participate virtually: Share how the university has impacted you on social media with #ILoveNU, Post a photo wearing your […]

Mar 16, 2022

Why Did YOU Choose UNMC?

One of our favorite things to ask alumni and students is why they chose UNMC. Many of them, including Rishi Batra, MD’14, have chosen UNMC not once, but multiple times as they’ve pursued education and training. Dr. Batra shares his “Why UNMC” this week, but we want to hear from you. Comment why you chose […]

Mar 9, 2022

Becoming an Advocate

Knowing how to advocate is critical. Whether advocating on behalf of a patient, advocating for social change, or advocating for yourself, understanding the necessary skills to be a good advocate is important. Desi Bailey, MD’75 has been involved in advocacy work throughout her life, most recently with the American Medical Association and GLMA: Health Professionals […]

Mar 2, 2022

Purchasing a Car

Just like the housing market, purchasing a car in 2022 is proving to be a difficult task. Thankfully, UNMC alumni like Aurora Le, PhD, MPH’16 have tips that can make navigating the process easier. In sharing her experience, Dr. Le offers an alternative to the car dealership and explains how she paid her car off […]

Feb 23, 2022

The #1 Interview Question

Interview season is upon us. For those graduating in May or looking for an internship, it’s time to start dusting off those resumes and prepping for interviews. You can always browse the internet to find interview resources, but why not take advice from someone who interviews firsthand? Scott Sanderson, MPS, CCP, LP’12 interviews potential students […]

Feb 16, 2022

Advice to UNMC Students

Navigating a graduate program is hard. Often times, students have questions whose answers can’t always be found in a classroom. What extracurricular opportunities should I take advantage of? Will this grade/situation/decision matter long-term or not? How do I make professional connections? Thankfully, more than 46,000 UNMC alumni have been there and have reflections and words […]

Feb 9, 2022

Reflections on Friendship from UNMC Best Friends

Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there. Unknown One of the most critical pieces of your support system, both in and out of graduate school, is friendship. Jed Hansen, PhD’21, APRN, FNP-C and Carli Zegers, PhD’19, APRN, FNP-BC became fast friends while going through their program […]

Feb 1, 2022

2021 Blog Roundup

The Connections Project Blog covers a wide range of topics. From financial tips to professional lessons-learned to mental health, the blog features solid advice from UNMC alumni who have real-world experience to share. We are so thankful for the alumni who have shared their words of wisdom so far! We are always looking for additional […]

Jan 27, 2022