Graduate Student Newsletter

April 2020

Touching base

"Sheltering in place" doesn't paint a complete picture of our lives as graduate students right now. We are still taking classes, which may be even more demanding than before. Many of us are taking care of children or are serving as caregivers to parents and other loved ones. And many of us are still working from home, making the line between work life and home life even more blurred (and maybe problematic).


Our newsletter is brief this month: we highlight LinkedIn Learning, which is free to the Loyola community, and share information from the Counseling Center regarding emotional wellness during COVID-19.

Free LinkedIn Learning Membership

All current graduate students (as well as other Loyola community members) can activate a free LinkedIn Learning membership. You are probably already familiar with LinkedIn as a networking tool; however, LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com, which hosts a vast online learning library.


The membership includes over 5,000 video tutorials covering business training and skills, technology, programming, and even creative skills such as graphic design and technology. The tutorials include detailed exercise files and resources, and are taught by expert online instructors.


There are a few ways to access. One is:


  1. Go to linkedin.com/learning
  2. Click on "Sign In"
  3. Enter your .loyola.edu email address
  4. Go through single sign-on with your Loyola credentials.


You do not need a Linkedin account to access this resource.

LinkedIn Learning for Higher Education

Emotional Wellness During COVID-19

The Counseling Center would like to share some resources that might be helpful during this challenging time:


Accessing Support


Remote services are available. Click here, or call the Counseling Center at 410-617-2273.


How can I learn more about the possible impact of COVID-19 on my emotional wellness?


Learn more here and view resources related to the possible effects of the coronavirus on mental health, and the impact of COVID-19-related xenophobia and racism on our communities.


What are some ways that I can engage in self-care in the coming weeks?


Feelings of frustration, uncertainty, worry, and loss for canceled events, distance from friends or family, or other significant and unexpected changes are normal reactions to COVID-19. Click here to learn more about self-care options as we work to create new routines amidst current public health recommendations.

Connect With Us!

All Loyola graduate students are automatically members of the GSO. Please feel free to reach out to us via email or Facebook.