Can’t-miss virtual events for the second half of May 2020 in Northeastern’s global network

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Explore SAIL: A one-stop shop to find all virtual events at Northeastern

Learning happens everywhere, including when we can’t be together on campus. Now, through SAIL, a digital platform designed to track personal and professional growth, there is one central place to find and enroll in virtual opportunities around Northeastern’s global network. Explore virtual events on the web, or on the iOS or Android SAIL app.

Learn about resilience during a crisis

Join Kristen Lee, an associate teaching professor of behavioral sciences, to learn about how science can be used to develop ways to mitigate anxiety and stress. This is an online program that can be completed at any time, and will be available until May 31. 

Explore the Align program

This virtual information session will cover how you can get a Master’s in computer science through the Align program. The session is Tuesday, May 19, at 5 p.m. PDT. 

Donate blood

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in Matthews Arena on Wednesday, May 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. 

Develop lifelong study skills

Discover the best ways to study and retain information for lifelong learning on Wednesday, May 20, at 11 a.m. EDT. 

Demystify venture capital

Learn about what investors look for in a business pitch in this master class on Wednesday, May 20, at 1 p.m. EDT. 

Celebrate law students

The School of Law will hold its annual Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Awards Reception virtually this year. The event will feature Patricia Williams, university distinguished professor of law and humanities, as the keynote speaker. The reception will take place on Wednesday, May 20, at 4:15 p.m. EDT. 

Play an online drawing game

Connect with friends and peers, and exchange your best doodles at this gaming session on Thursday, May 21, at 2 p.m. PDT.

Meet the Align faculty

Learn about how to get a Master’s in computer science with the Align program, and meet the faculty in this virtual information session on Thursday, May 21, at 5 p.m. PDT. 

Discuss the latest developments in the Boston community

Join Northeastern Crossing to talk about the latest developments in the Greater Boston community in a panel discussion on Friday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. EDT.

Learn about civic data

The Boston Area Research Initiative has moved its annual conference to virtual seminars throughout the summer. Topics this month include “Boston Innovation: Past Present and Future with Paul Grogan and Friends” on Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m. EDT and “Strengthening the Commonwealth through Cross-Municipal Collaboration” on Friday, May 29, at 3:30 P.M. EDT. 

Get active with a virtual 5K

Run, walk, or bike along with the physician assistants at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences in this virtual road race. The event will be on Saturday, May 23, and mapped-out routes can be completed any time before 5 p.m. EDT.

Celebrate this past Husky season

The Huskies swept the Beanpot tournaments, reached a third straight CAA championship game, and received All-American honors. Tune into a virtual award show on Saturday, May 23, at 3 p.m. EDT.

Discuss ways to overcome imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome is often described as the feeling that someone’s successes are attributed to mere luck, rather than that person’s skills or qualifications. It’s something that affects an estimated 70 percent of the population. Join a discussion over Zoom on how to navigate imposter syndrome on Wednesday, May 27, at 11 a.m. EDT.

Improve your interview skills

Join this virtual workshop to learn how sharing stories can improve your interviewing and networking skills on Wednesday, May 27, at 2 p.m. PDT. 

Meditate with Afro Flow Yoga

Learn about and practice Afro Flow Yoga, which is a combination of traditional yoga and West African dance, at a virtual workshop hosted by Northeastern Crossing on Wednesday, May 27, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Learn about global perspectives

Join the first edition of the “Global Perspectives” speaker series to learn about the future of Africa’s economy on Thursday, May 28, at 10 a.m. EDT. 

Test yourself with some trivia

Get out (virtually) for three rounds of trivia, hosted by Northeastern Athletics, on Thursday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Learn about changing the way we work

At this workshop, consultant Martin Danoesastro will discuss ways to change workplace structures to align with your values on Friday, May 29, at 11 a.m. PDT. 

Discuss digital marketing strategies

Northeastern graduate Patrick Hu will lead a discussion on how to use digital marketing to set your business apart on Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m. China Standard Time (8 a.m. EDT). 

Explore the therapeutic properties of writing

Throughout May, the Writing Center is hosting several workshops that explore how writing can be used as a powerful tool for reflecting and healing.

Breathe. Relax. Meditate.

Throughout the summer sessions, the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service is offering online guided meditation sessions every Wednesday and Friday on their YouTube channel. Follow along to meditate and clear your mind. 

Or, relax with some yoga

If you’re more of a yoga person, don’t worry—the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service will also be uploading hour-long yoga videos every Monday to the same YouTube channel.

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