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Category: Advice to Students

A collection of blog posts featuring alumni sharing their advice for UNMC students.

Advice to Young Professionals with Underrepresented Identities

Aurora Le, PhD, MPH’16 shares advice to students, recent grads and other young professionals who come from underrepresented backgrounds. She acknowledges the experience of imposter syndrome and importance of finding support from others.

September 28, 2022

Advice for Students Considering a PhD Program

Sachi Verma, MPH’17, is currently working on her PhD at UNMC. In this two-minute video, she shares advice for those who are considering earning a PhD. One of the most important tips – start preparing now! Be sure to watch and take note of her suggestions if this is something you can see in your […]

August 24, 2022

Advice to Student Researchers

UNMC is known for it’s leading research and innovation in the health sciences, and many of our incoming students will have the opportunity to engage in this research. Mike Kozal, MD’88, Internal Medicine’91 shares a few pieces of advice for any student who is completing research at UNMC and beyond.

August 10, 2022

Professional Development Opportunities for UNMC Students

It’s hard to believe August is here and a new group of students will be starting their education at UNMC. This month, the Connections Project Blog will be featuring advice and opportunities for students who will be arriving on campus soon. To start, UNMC College of Dentistry alum Grant Essink, DDS’17, MS shares a few […]

August 3, 2022

Advocating for Yourself

Advocating for yourself isn’t always the easiest thing to do. However, it is an important action students and professionals alike need to do to gain opportunities, experiences and more. It might be hard, but it’s worth it. Jillian Negri, DNP’17, APRN-NP, ACNP-BC reminds us of the importance of advocating for yourself.

July 27, 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

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

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 […]

March 2, 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 […]

February 9, 2022