HYPLife: August 2020

Updated: Aug 11


We hope the month has been off to a safe and productive start as everyone prepares for the gradual transition back to work/school.

August is all about reconnecting with educational and inspirational sources to discover the strength within! Most importantly, August is about making space for yourself to absorb and enjoy everything around you before hunkering down for the autumn bustle (and your favorite latte).

The key to enjoying life is to live with meaning, purpose and design. In the words of Paola Antonelli, "Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need and beauty to produce something that the world didn't know was missing." This applies just as much to the flourishing of an individual as it does to that of a team, a vision, and the various places and tools we carve out for ourselves to be productive. It's for this reason that our programming team has worked diligently to set up our new S.N.A.P. Mentoring Initiative (rolling out next month) and our Young Professional Empowerment Series. Our August Seminar specifically focuses on the theme of making space -- both the mental space to take in and process things and the physical space within which we work, study or socialize -- so that every action moves you forward in a positive and empowering way.

This month's issue is packed with empowerment-themed articles and videos as well as a few amazing Fall 2020 opportunities for students who are starting or returning to school.

We're happy to be lunching a few new features for our Passport Members with ample opportunities for our broader network to stay connected through our online resources and activities. As always, we are here for you.

Have a question or topic you'd like addressed in a future video or newsletter? Please send your feedback through the chat box at the bottom of the screen, email us at p4tinfo@gmail.com or join us for our new monthly Coffee-Side Chat: Virtual NetCafé Socials to share your thoughts. We are here for you!

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Best wishes for the month ahead.


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  1. Welcome & Editor's Note

  2. Announcements

  3. Special Recognition

  4. Advisory Videos

  5. Recommended Reading

  6. Upcoming Events

  7. Community Outreach & Resources

  8. Your Feedback

Additional categories may be added in future based on community needs and interests.


  • New Publications & Collaborations: The works of several featured work-life coaches provided in the recommended readings below; permanent copies will be stored in our e-Library later this month.

  • #EmpowerToday: As always, the theme of our activities is the empowerment of today's young professionals. A variety of formal seminars, informal monthly chats, new publications and resources to improve your professional and academic routines are available below along with game-changing lifestyle advisories to help you maintain a positive and productive state of mind even in challenging times.

  • Career & Lifestyle: Our free Resource Center is available to our broad network.

  • COVID-19 Resource Center: Our COVID-19 Resource Center. was just updated to reflect the most current reports, health and safety precautions, etc. We have also included various free posters that you can download for use in your classrooms, workspace, break rooms, etc.

  • Mentor Recruitment: We are on track to launch our Student Networking & Advocacy Program (S.N.A.P.) in September. SNAP is an assembly of mentors who are dedicated to addressing issues that are critical to college students and new graduates are facing during the global professional pivot of 2020. To join the team contributing to this initiative, please email us: p4tinfo@gmail.com!

  • Intern Recruitment: Friendly reminder that all applications for the Philo4Thought Fall 2020 internship are due soon. Please scroll for additional details.



  • Additional Young Professional Empowerment books and videos contributed for the benefit of our Passport Members are available in our new Members-Only Resource Vault.

  • This special collection of premiere work-life advisory resources includes valuable e-books, podcasts, audio books and advisory resources to boost your perspective and strategic approach to school, work and life.

  • Moving forward, this will also We will also include Members-Only event access codes and service discounts available to our Passport Members for events hosted by our Strategic Partners.

A special shout-out to...



  • Empowering the Next Generation: Many thanks to Kathy Caprino for sharing the inspiration behind her upcoming book!

  • Passport Members: Special access to the audio excerpt of Chapter 6 of Kathy's book and podcasts discussing 7 Power Gaps holding you back are available in our Members-Only Resource Vault,

  • For more information about Kathy or to purchase a copy of the book, please visit her website: Click here.


Additional e-books, webinars and podcasts are available in our new Resource Vault.


Additional e-books, webinars and podcasts are available in our new Resource Vault.

Young Professional Empowerment Series

Monthly.... Next Meeting August 22nd 11:00AM (EST)

Connect with seasoned counselors, educators, career advisors, life coaches, networking specialists and other premier community leaders and peer mentors to discuss career goals and interests, post-pandemic Work-Life transitions and rebranding, and pro tips for maintaining a healthy and productive routine in work and in life.

Coffee-Side Chat: Virtual NetCafé Socials

First Friday Monthly....

Beginning September 4th 8:30AM (EST)

As many of you know, Philo4Thought has a fun Coffee-Side Chat origin story. In keeping with our roots, we invite you to share a Morning Coffee and friendly chat with us.

  • Meetings will be held on the first Friday of every month.

  • All are welcome.

  • Kick off the week ahead with some coffeehouse tunes: NetCafé Playlist


Fall 2020 Internship Application Deadline

Due August 15th

We have several internship opportunities available to those who are looking for college credit! Visit Philo4Thought Fall 2020 Internship for details about opportunities for students majoring in:

  • Business Management, Marketing, etc.

  • Journalism, English, etc.

  • Graphics, Animation, etc.

  • Computer Science, Web Design, etc.

  • Hospitality, Public Relations


Roos Advisors Public Relations Internship

Additional Internship Opportunities

Law, Graduate & Pre-Law Undergrad Students


  • Philo4Thought's COVID-19 Resource Page: At this time, we are offering pro bono services to help local businesses and programs make important transitions and request aid. To those who were laid off due to the crisis there are steps to request financial relief. We will continue to update our COVID-19 Resource Page, till the crisis has passed. If you need assistance with online strategies for your classes or businesses, please contact us and we can help direct you to the best resource if we don't have one in-house:

Email: p4tinfo@gmail.com

Phone: 212-851-9190

We are here for you

  • Want to host an online #Career Advisory event? Email us to schedule an online training session with one or more of the professionals in our network. We are currently adjusting our online resources to accommodate larger groups.

  • #JobHunting? Check out our Job Board! Look directly at the career page for the company you like rather than sifting through third-party eRecruiters posting outdated listings.

  • Check out our Lifestyle Page and embrace a #HealthyHabit either on your own or with the support of our Lifestyle Coaches and Medical Specialists!

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Best wishes for the month ahead.


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