First Gen Career Events for Fall 2021

Welcome back First Gen Huskers!

Approximately one in four students at the University of Nebraska Lincoln is a First Generation student, being the first in their families to attend a four year institution. For many First Gen students simply attending  the university is a huge success. The support for First Gen students is evident at Nebraska, and University Career Services is ready to connect First Gen students with more career development opportunities.

Check out the list of First Gen Career events coming this Fall!

First Gen Campus Job Info Session

Tuesday, August 31 | 3-4:30pm | Ballroom, Nebraska Union

In partnership with First Gen Nebraska, OASIS, First Huskers, TRIO, WHT, and NCPA, University Career Services is coordinating the First Gen Campus Job Info Session for first generation students to learn how to find a campus job. The program will start with an overview of Handshake presented by UCS followed by an opportunity for campus departments to introduce themselves, and proceeding with informational tables where departments can connect with interested students and talk further about the opportunities they offer, and their hiring process. This will not be a recruiting event such as a job fair, but an opportunity for first gen students to learn how to find a job on campus in a low pressure, welcoming environment. For more information on the event please visit University Career Services, First Gen page.

Career Fair Preparation Workshop

Thursday, September 16 | 4:30pm-6pm | Location TBD

In partnership with First Gen Nebraska, University Career Services is coordinating a Career Fair Preparation workshop to help First Gen students at the university prepare for the upcoming in-person and virtual career fairs. Learn how to develop your professional pitch and gain networking tips and strategies.

For more information on both in-person and virtual Career Fairs, please visit UCS Career Fairs.

First Gen Career Meet Up

 October 7, 2021 | 4:00pm-5:30pm | Centennial Room, Nebraska Union

First Gen Students at the university are encouraged to connect with First Gen Alumni professionals. Students will gain insight into a career interest community or industry of interest.

Career Interest Communities: Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Arts, Entertainment, Media, Design, Economics, Banking, Finance, Government, Public Administration, Policy, Law, IT, Data & Analytics, Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management

First Gen Career Meet Up

October 21, 2021 | 4:00pm-5:30pm | Centennial Room, Nebraska Union

First Gen Students at the university are encouraged to connect with First Gen Alumni professionals. Students will gain insight into a career interest community or industry of interest.

Career Interest Communities: Environment, Natural Resources, Health & Wellness, Food & Agriculture, Hospitality, Sports & Recreation, Human Services, Teaching & Training, Science Research and Development

University Career Services will follow all safety precautions and guidelines from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and will require attendees to wear a face covering to protect yourself and others.

For more details on the event, please visit the University Career Services’ First Gen Page or contact Career Coach, Letty Garcia.

 

 

 

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor Letty Garcia