Tips on closing the network gap


On Closing the Network Gap

As it turns out, merit and hard work are not enough for a successful career — the strength of your professional network is also key. In this piece, Chris Cancialosi highlights the factors that influence a person’s network: where you grow up, where you go to school, and where you work. Now, some of these factors are out of your control, called the “network gap.” But there are actions you can take to close that gap for yourself, such as regularly updating your LinkedIn profile and actively reaching out to professors, mentors, and even connections through your parents. You never know who is looking to hire or contract a freelancer, so do yourself a favor and start growing your network today. Forbes.


On Positive Coping Mechanisms During Coronavirus

This week marks a full month of quarantine for most of us around the country. This drastic change in lifestyle is taking a toll on our collective physical and mental health. Tim Bono, a professor in psychological and brain sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, shares 5 specific ways to maintain our well-being during this uncertain time. Tim insightfully writes, “the true measure of psychological strength is found not in how we react when things are going well, but rather in how we respond to distress and adversity.” Give this a read to learn about the measures you can take to keep yourself healthy and informed. Washington University in St. Louis.


On Staying Connected to Your Religious and Spiritual Practices

This weekend, communities around the world are celebrating Passover and Easter. And in the coming weeks, Muslim communities will begin to observe Ramadan. This year, physical gathering spaces such as churches, mosques, and synagogues can no longer hold communal services and celebrations. For those of you who would like to stay connected to your wider religious communities, this Youtube channel provides access to Livestreams of church and synagogue services. It will also be updated in the coming weeks with access to Ramadan services. Whatever your religious or spiritual beliefs, we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and connected. Youtube.