This is our first monthly newsletter that will keep you up to date with all things Cigna Scholars. You can count on this newsletter to give you updates on Cigna Scholars events, relevant threads on the Cigna Scholars website, and opportunities for all of you to learn and grow our community.
November Newsletter | Volume 1
Help our community grow! Don’t forget to save the link for the Cigna Scholars website to your favorites to keep up to date with everything going on in our quickly growing group. Simply CLICK HERE and bookmark the link so you are always one click away from the community.
Upcoming Events We have some exciting events coming up to help you in all aspects of your Cigna Scholars life. Please contact Brian Preston via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in any of the below listed events: • Education Reimbursement Programs Demo, Monday 11/25 11am EST – Ever wonder how the ERP process works? Linda Carpenter, head of Cigna's ERP program, will join this meeting as a guide and expert as Brian Preston goes through the entire ERP process. You will get to see the process first hand and ask Linda and other current ERP participants questions. • Masters in Business Administration Group, Monday 12/2 11am EST – This monthly group is designed for current MBA students, prospective MBA students and MBA alumni to share thoughts and ideas about graduate programs and how to be more successful in school life and work. Each meeting will have set discussion topics to help guide the conversation. Feel free to come once or to make it a regular thing. Also, be sure to pass the invite along to other Cigna employees who are not current CS members. • Student Parent Group, Tuesday 12/3 11am EST - This is a monthly group designed for current students of all types who also have children, as well as parents who are considering going back to school. Set discussion topics will include deciding if a traditional or distance program is best for you, how to get your kids involved in your education and time management. Feel free to come once or to make it a regular thing. Also feel free to invite Cigna employees who are not current CS members who may benefit from the discussion. • Undergraduate Group Wednesday 12/4 11am EST - This group meets monthly and is designed for current undergraduate students of all types. It also includes Cigna employees considering going back to school for their undergraduate degree. Each meeting will have set discussion topics. Feel free to come once or make it a regular thing. Also feel free to invite Cigna employees who are not current CS members who may benefit from the discussion. • Graduate Group, Thursday 12/5 11am EST - This monthly group is designed for all graduate students and Cigna employees considering going back to school for a graduate degree, as well as recent masters or doctoral alumni. Each meeting will have set discussion topics. Feel free to come once or make it a regular thing. Also feel free to invite Cigna employees who are not current CS members who may benefit from the discussion.
November Newsletter | Volume 1
Website Highlights The Cigna Scholars Website is THE SOURCE for all information related to Cigna Scholars. In the last few months we have had posts about the following: •
Time Management-How to get a week’s worth of work done in a day
Work life balance-Stretches you can do at your desk to reduce neck and back pain
Networking-Networking tips from LinkedIn’s top networker Adam Rifkin
Work life balance-How to eat better to improve your brain function
Recognition-Recognition for members who have run half marathons, been promoted and are achieving great things
Inspiration-Quotes to inspire like “It’s never too late to be what you might have been”
Additional Ways to Help Cigna Scholars How can we help you improve your work, studies and life? Please reach out to the Cigna Scholars members or board if you need any assistance or are interested in taking on a more engaged role with the group. •
Group Moderators– We are looking for a leader for each of our four monthly discussion groups. The leader will be responsible for scheduling the call and generating the discussion topics ahead of time with input from the Cigna Scholars Board. Please let Brian Preston know if you are interested.
Have a Great Rest of 2013 We are truly grateful to call you all our friends and members. If there is anything at all we can do to help you please don’t hesitate to contact your board of directors Brian Preston, Brooke Coale, James Coates and Jordan Farrell.