Author: Laura Olson

The Importance of Mental Health

We have shared a lot this month about mental health and how important it is to take care of yourself. Remember: It’s important to check in with yourself. It’s important to take breaks. It’s important to recognize signs of burnout. It’s okay to ask for help. You are not alone. Current doctoral student and College […]

May 26, 2022

Tips to Handle Burnout

Burnout is a form of exhaustion caused by constantly feeling swamped. In many cases, burnout is related to one’s job. Burnout happens when you’re overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to keep up with life’s incessant demands. According to WebMD Many of us have experienced burnout. Now, in our third year of the pandemic, it is no […]

May 18, 2022

Advice to New Cytotechnology Graduates

We can’t believe commencement was one week ago! We welcomed nearly 1,000 new healthcare professionals into the UNMC alumni family! One important group we want to celebrate are our cytotechnologists. Cytotechnologists are lab professionals who evaluate patients’ cell samples and are trained to notice subtle changes to accurately detect precancerous, malignant, and infectious conditions.  Definition from […]

May 13, 2022

Advice to Graduating Students

Happy Graduation Week! Congratulations to all of the students who will be joining the #UNMCalumni family this week. We can’t wait to celebrate with you! Tyler Housh, MLS’19 offers his top piece of advice for new grads in under a minute in this week’s Connections Project Blog.

May 4, 2022

Prioritizing Demands on Your Time

All of us have demands on our time. Studying, working, caring for kids or parents, taking time for physical and mental health – these are just a few of the things that we have to manage, and that’s before we take time to do things for fun.  Patricia Kearns, PT’99 has learned how to maximize her […]

April 27, 2022

Working on Inter-Professional Teams

In healthcare, and many other fields, knowing how to work on an inter-professional team is a critical skill. Collaborating with others who bring different experience can lead to better outcomes in your work. It can also help expand your perspective and approach to problems, too. Our alumni have experience working on teams like this. Sarah […]

April 20, 2022

The Importance of Professional Societies

Are you a member of your professional society? If not, there are many reasons why you should consider joining – especially if you are a student about to graduate! Randy Heibel, DDS’78, MAGD, ABGD CDR (ret) shares a few benefits that come from joining your professional society.

April 13, 2022

How I Chose Public Health

Happy National Public Health Week! Where we live impacts our health and wellbeing. Public Health makes our communities healthier, stronger and safer! We want to wish a happy National Public Health Week to our College of Public Health alumni. The work you do is appreciated and does not go unnoticed. ❤️ In honor of this […]

April 6, 2022

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 […]

March 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 […]

March 23, 2022