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Virtual Offerings

Vanderbilt alumni everywhere are doing their part to ensure the safety of their communities during this challenging time. While in-person university-sponsored events and gatherings are currently postponed, the Vanderbilt Alumni Association and university partners are pleased to offer a variety of opportunities designed to virtually connect you with fellow alumni, help you pursue professional goals and achieve a sense of mindfulness and wellbeing.

On-demand and upcoming professional development

  • On-demand Webinars - Learn valuable tips from top career authors and experts about job searching, networking, organization, teamwork and maintaining your competitive edge in the marketplace.
  • The LinkedIn Guys - Master your professional profile with LinkedIn: The Missing Manual, a new service available to alumni for free.

Sharpen your mind, reconnect to Vanderbilt's campus

  • The Vanderbilt Alumni Book Club is a new virtual offering for alumni to discuss books covering a range of topics. The first book is Range: Why generalists triumph in a specialized world by David Epstein. Sign up today
  • Vanderbilt Libraries have created a guide to digital resources to help parents that are learning from home with their children
  • Show off your coloring chops - or that of your kids - and have a little fun with Vanderbilt-themed coloring pages, and word searches
  • Each day, Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory will share "Stellar Finds" with a peek into the beloved observatory and the history of astronomy at the university
  • As life moves online, musicians are learning to adapt. Enjoy this clip of the Blair Big Band recording "Jolly Beach" remotely, and keep up with the at-home stylings of the Melodores on their YouTube channel.
  • Return to the Vanderbilt classroom—no matter where you are—with a select offering of classes available through Coursera
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - While Osher will not hold spring classes and events, archived courses from the last two years are available online
  • The Wond’ry is offering online events through Zoom that cover subjects like Art Therapy and Managing Companies, Financial Markets, and Economies in a Global Crisis
  • Take a virtual campus tour and reminisce about your Vanderbilt experience over familiar sites and learn about recent improvements like Residential Colleges

Mindfulness, personal wellbeing and financial health

  • Join the Divinity School for “Monday Meditations on Vocation!”, a collective time for ritual, quiet reflection, music, and storytelling during Maymester and the summer months. This event is hosted every Monday from 12 - 12:30 pm CST.  
  • Take part in “Open Space: Comfort and Hope”, described as a “30-minute recharging of the human spirit through art, poetry, literature, and music…”. The first video is available on YouTube, and future discussions and notifications can be found on their Facebook group.
  • “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
    Spend 10 minutes with the Vanderbilt University Student Orchestra for "Carnival Overture", performed during their 2020 spring concert
  • How to Cope During Stressful Times - This pre-recorded webinar, led by Lisa Abramson, BA'05, will help you identify strategies that will help you better cope with the temporary change we're facing as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Explore 5 ways to stay socially connected through the coronvirus pandemic as shared by Autumn Kujawa, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and human development at Vanderbilt University
  • Managing new family routines due to COVID-19? The Child and Family Center has resources designed to help manage your new routines

Vanderbilt on the frontlines

Vanderbilt Responds to COVID-19: As we face the challenges of COVID-19, the ingenuity, expertise and compassion of our community has never been more apparent. These stories exemplify Vanderbilt’s many contributions to our broader society, and the power of our mission to drive positive change above all.