GTL Newsletter #32

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“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis





GTL General Updates




This Week –
  • Add our new GTL Discord account — GlobalTalentLink#2183 
  • NEW LINKER ALERT! Welcome our New Linker Jerson and learn more about him down below!
  • Congrats to Linkers Steven and Yukta for a successful first-ever GTL Invest Club event! View the recording below.
  • Keep an eye out for more details on our Winter Camp Intensive Learner Sprint 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 – 

  • Linkers Yukta and Steven worked together to brainstorm an idea for a GTL App project to support their joint learning journey on the Python program language.
  • Our Campus Ambassador Chinmaya shared the GTL message with friends and other students!
  • The team had a special meeting to get working on GTL’s 1st ever Winter Intensive Program! Stay tuned for more details.




GTL Service Highlight




Global Prep – Academic Quest

Need extra support in your academic endeavors? Want to delve deeper into a specific subject or topic you find interesting?Look no further than GTL’s Academic Quest! Through this service, Linkers host 1:1 sessions with Learners to mentor, tutor, and provide overall companionship throughout a Learner’s academic goals.

Click on the picture or the hyperlink for more information! 









Linker Project Manager – Jerson Chune Garcia

My name is Jerson Chune Garcia and I am 24 years old. I am from Peru and have been living in the US for 7 years.

Linker Info: My major is Managerial Economics and I am also doing a minor in Technology Management at UC Davis (senior). I speak English and Spanish fluently and have some basics of Portuguese. I have been helping students with Math and Spanish subjects for around 4 years. I am currently learning more about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Digital Marketing.

Things I like to do: I love playing Pickleball, and I also love to travel to new places and learn about different cultures, food, languages. I am planning to travel around Europe for next year. Actually, I will be doing a semester abroad at the University of Barcelona this upcoming spring.

My favorite TV shows and Movies: That 70’s Show, Friends, The Big Bang Theory and Breaking Bad. I love all the Harry Potter movies.


GTL In Case You Missed It!





Are you interested in learning more about investment?   

GTL Invest might be the club for you! Linkers Yukta and Steven hosted their first event for their new GTL club for investment. Check out the recording down below and use the passcode to gain access:
GTL Invest Webinar
Passcode: 033+6@DI 




GTL Blog Spotlight




The Importance and Benefits of Creative Outlets
by Annie Martino

Creativity is a defining characteristic of what it means to be human. 

Our predisposition to ask questions and seek solutions has led to entire civilizations being formed, from the manufacturing of tools to the exploration of undiscovered land. There is no doubt that creativity has significantly contributed to and transformed society as we know it, but how much value does it still hold in our modern lives?
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. 




Light at the End of the Tunnel for Nigeria:
A UN Resident Coordinator blog 

Edward Kallon, the outgoing UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, is moving on after five years in the post. In this blog, Mr. Kallon reflects on the many challenges facing Africa’s most populous nation, the impact the UN has made on his watch, and the prospects for a prosperous, sustainable future.“When I arrived in 2016, I set out to go beyond the traditional engagements with governments, the diplomatic and business communities, and engage and interact with the people, and their diverse cultures and traditions. It has been an incredible journey, with milestones and legacies to build on.

In the last five years, as I applied myself to realizing this vision for the UN, I have enjoyed tremendous support and goodwill from the government and people at the federal, state, and local government levels. For this, I remain forever grateful, as this would not have been possible without their continuous support and guidance.

Nigeria: an opportunity and a risk to the African region 

Nigeria, being the most populous country in Africa and the fastest growing economy in the region, provides great opportunities for economic growth and development, not only in the country but in the entire African region.On the flip side, these opportunities also come with challenges. Nigeria is at a crossroads, with multiple, complex challenges which have implications for peace, development, and stability across the continent and beyond.

Consequently, Nigeria represents both an opportunity and a risk to the region at large and must address five critical risk factors to ensure peace, security and stability in the country: social cohesion, equality and non-discrimination; internal security; economic stability; justice and rule of law; and displacement and migration.

To continue reading, click here >>>





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