GTL Newsletter #30

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“December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come.” ― Fennel Hudson





GTL General Updates




This Week –
  • Add our new GTL Discord account — GlobalTalentLink#2183 
  • End-of-the-Year event!! More information below.
  • Linker Chantal talked about the philosophical differences between humans and animals in her 5th session with a Learner!
  • Linkers Yukta and Annie are currently rehauling the GTL social media accounts to be more interactive. Great work.
  • Keep your eye out for more info about the upcoming GTL Winter camp program!
  • Mental Health Awareness! Linkers Annie and Rebecca are passionate about mental health and have created a mental health-related newsletter! 
  • The GTL Newsletter is looking for submissions!!
    • Send in blog posts, activities you’re involved in, poetry, art, interesting articles, cool opportunities; etc. Reply to this email with your ideas.  
  • LEARNERS—We’d love to hear from you about your experience with any GTL services you’ve been a part of! Respond to this email with anything you’d like to share ?
  • Monthly GTL Community Events — keep a lookout for monthly programming and events for Learners, Linkers, and the greater GTL community!!
    • Have suggestions or ideas about events you’d like to see? Let us know by responding to this email. 

Last Week – 

  • VIDEO GAME PARTY was a great success!!
  • Linker Chantal worked with a Learner to discuss two philosophers: Arthur Schopenhauer and Soren Kierkegaard.
  • Linker Maya connected with potential Linkers for our growing community. Wonderful effort!
  • Linker Lava created and refined a Learner handbook and an internal service protocol.
  • Thank you to Linker Zhengyang for the great new GTL flyer.
  • Linker Yukta and Annie created plans to revamp the GTL social media accounts to be more engaging.
  • Linker Steven updated our services tab on the GTL website!





GTL Service Highlight




Global Prep – World Language

Interested in learning Chinese, Spanish, or English?GTL’s World Language service offers one-on-one tutoring sessions focused on developing your multilingual confidence through natural conversations and native speakers!

Every day is an opportunity to grow in a new way so let’s embark on a language learning journey together!

Click on the picture or the hyperlink for more information! 





GTL Announcements





Are you ready for the new year?   

Come join GTL in reflection and retreat as we gather together to look back at some of the highs and lows of the past year. We will take time to also set intentions and share hopes for the new year on the horizon.

December 12/11 @10:30pm EST ~ Dec. 12/12 @ 9:30am China





GTL Blog Spotlight




Skills You Actually Need to Secure a Job
by Maya Kaelei Lewis

Deciding Your Schedule  

Skills such as public speaking, writing, facilitating team meetings, coordinating logistical details, and working well under pressure sound simple but are imperative because they are necessary every day. Expertise in these areas develops by experience, therefore securing an internship as a university student will allow you to get a head start so that upon graduation you are well-prepared.
Click here to read the full article >>>





Universal Human Rights Month

December is Universal Human Rights Month! To uplift this mission, GTL will highlight historical events and persons related to the proliferation of universal human rights. 





Listen to Max Richter’s first song, All Human Beings, on his Voices album that highlights the Declaration of Universal Human Rights!

Max Richter’s Voices Album Review

by Ed Power

Max Richter is that rare avant-garde composer guided by raw emotion as much as by steely intellect. He deploys his compassion and earnestness with devastating alacrity on his new album, an opus celebrating human dignity and advocating on behalf of the disadvantaged and discriminated against. But while the higher purpose behind Voices is obviously beyond reproach, the surprise is just how much joy it contains.Richter’s work has always brimmed with empathy. That has been the case whether he was writing sophisticated lullaby suites (Sleep) or applying a post-modern context to Vivaldi (Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons). Such values are again to the fore on Voices, which pays tribute to but also advocates fiercely on behalf of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In the summer of coronavirus and Black Lives Matter, the importance of us all uniting and standing up for one another is obvious. Richter, however, isn’t here to preach.

Voices instead, humbly yet with tremendous fortitude, bears witness to the Declaration of Human Rights and the part it has played in giving a voice to those who might otherwise have been left suffering in silence. It opens with a recording from 1948 of Eleanor Roosevelt quoting from the preamble to the Declaration, drafted as humanity lurched from the evils of the Second World War to the asphyxiating dread of the nuclear arms race.

To continue reading, click here >>>





Any comments, questions, or concerns?
Want to share your own blog or announce something to the GTL Community?
Please let us know by responding to this email!