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Category: Mentorship

A collection of blog posts related to advice surrounding mentorship.

The Power of a Lifelong Mentor

January is National Mentoring Month, and while this celebration of mentorship is just one month long, the difference a mentor can make is much more lasting. For Adrienne Moody, MPH’20, the impact of her mentors has continued to grow over the years as they have seen her progress personally and professionally. She shares about the […]

Feb 22, 2024

The Importance of Giving Back

Carol Swarts, MD ‘59, shares her thoughts on the importance of giving back to the University of Nebraska and your community.  “If you don’t work for anything or don’t give it back, it doesn’t mean as much. I consider myself a caretaker, and I feel like I owe Nebraska. I was born here, but also, […]

Dec 6, 2023

How to Find a Mentor

Axel Vazquez Deida, PharmD, MPH ’22, BCIDP, AAHIVP, has been passionate about mentorship throughout his career. He shares tips for students and professionals on how to find a mentor through networking in different fields.

Oct 25, 2023

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

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

A UNMC Mentorship Success Story

“The most important role that I have is to listen. My role as a mentor is to understand my mentee’s passion and where they want to fit in at the end of our mentorship.” Jeff Hines, PharmD’82 One of the most valuable relationships in the professional world is that of a mentor and mentee. This […]

Jan 19, 2022

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

The Importance of a Mentor

Ernest Sigler, DDS ’75 has had the opportunity throughout his career to be mentored and to mentor others. Today he shares a few experiences he had while serving in the military–how people found him to be supportive because he took the time to listen and how others in his life took the time to mentor […]

Jul 23, 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

Two UNMC Pharmacy Alumni Share Their Mentoring Experience

We love our #unmcalumni and this video is a great example of how our alumni care about one another, both professionally and personally. Jeff Hines, PharmD ’82 and Jolyn Merry PharmD’12 are mentor and mentee and they share their story and tips for others. “We stand upon the shoulders of those who have gone before […]

Jul 25, 2019