Category: Advice to Students

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

How Do I Find or Become a Mentor?

In last week’s blog post, you heard from Ernest Sigler, DDS’75 about the importance of a mentor. Now, you might be thinking, “How do I find or become a mentor?” Well, we have an answer for you! Our online community for UNMC students and alumni, Alumni Connections, is the perfect place for you to find […]

Jul 29, 2021

Join our online community

Alumni and students now have a dedicated online community to connect for networking, mentoring, interprofessional groups, and discussion boards.   The community, UNMC Alumni Connections, is managed by the Alumni Relations Office and was created in partnership with industry leader, PeopleGrove. It was first made available to alumni earlier this month.  Individuals who are interested in signing […]

Apr 14, 2021

Networking with Professors

Many of us recognize the importance of networking to help advance our careers, but how many apply these same ideas with their professors? Tunisia Ellis Penta, Clinical Perfusion ’02, shares why she found connecting with her professors to be so important and how it ended up saving her thousands of dollars.

Feb 11, 2021

Why UNMC & Advice to Students

Lisa Vajgrt-Smith, a 2013 public health alumnus, attended UNMC during the time of Ebola and credits UNMC’s prominent presence on the national and global scene for making her stand out, at least initially, to her employers. Fast forward to now, where she serves as an Emergency Preparedness Program Manager for Contra Costa County California, and […]

Jan 13, 2021

Advice for New Grads & Young Alumni

“A lot of times people hesitate that they don’t want to be involved because they don’t have the knowledge to really contribute, but you learn along the way. Part of it is being a life-long learner and being open to opportunities along the way.” The Moravecs impart this and other wisdom to current students and […]

Dec 9, 2020

Advice From a 2019 Grad for New Students

The best advice that I was given prior to entering pharmacy school was to get involved and to make the most of the opportunities presented to me. Befriend others, not only in the College of Pharmacy, but in the other colleges as well. Some of these people may be your future colleagues and others may […]

Sep 25, 2019

Advice for Students

“You have got to have passion. You want to be able to, both in the morning and in the evening, say ‘boy I had a great day’.” – Denny Strauss, M.D. ’68

Sep 12, 2019

Advice for Students of Any Profession and In Any Chapter of Life

“Don’t be afraid of anything–there is no barrier you cannot overcome.” Randy Heibel, DDS ’78 shares a handful of tips for students to take into account that he has gleaned from his military career, dental practice, and life–both personally and professionally. His words of wisdom are applicable no matter your profession or chapter in life. […]

Aug 28, 2019