Personal Stories by Immigrants Rising

Kai Martin

Entrepreneur, Fellow

“The drive and the hustle just became natural to me. I was determined never to sit still and never say I couldn’t do it, because I know I can always find something to do.”

Meet Kai …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Financial Support Guide for DREAMers

Finding help with legal fees, immigration applications, tuition assistance and more.

By Greyson Holliday
Greyson Holliday Graduate Career Advisor
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Personal Stories by Immigrants Rising

Amrit

Entrepreneur

“If we’re not all working towards being free and helping our community, who are we really helping?”

Amrit, an undocumented filmmaker and one of the Entrepreneurship Fund Kickstarter Grant Winners, shares her motivation to convince her family to …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Personal Stories by Immigrants Rising

ILIANA G. PEREZ

ENTREPRENEUR, STAFF

“I graduated in 2009 with a degree in math. I chose a subject that I thought would open opportunities here or in another country. Given that this was way before DACA, I definitely thought about …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Personal Stories by Immigrants Rising

“It’s important that we highlight the intersectionality of being both Black and undocumented because of the way in which Black immigrants are disproportionately impacted by this immigration system.”

Denae Joseph, Entrepreneur

Denea Joseph joins KQED Forum host Mina Kim on …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Rhodes Scholar heading to Oxford after DACA uncertainty

The first “Dreamer” to be awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship is finally poised to attend Oxford after years of uncertainty about whether the U.S. would allow his return home as a DACA recipient

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By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Health & Wellness Meet-Up

A Meet-Up is a more relaxed, low-pressure way to make connections and learn from experts in specific careers. Students can gain ideas and insight about how to better prepare for fields they are interested in and explore their future career options.

By Mollie Rappl
Mollie Rappl Career Coach
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Immigration Today: A Conversation with Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

The Define American Chapter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a registered student organization that strives to spread awareness through education. The organization commits to elevating the conversation about immigrants, identity and citizenship in a changing America through student-led initiatives …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Celebrating Diversity: Hispanic Heritage Month

The University Career Services Employer Relations Team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is excited to announce its cross-departmental development of employer education opportunities beginning in 2021. Celebrating Diversity is an ongoing series that highlights different marginalized groups each month to talk …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Volunteer opportunities added to UNL’s Handshake

Previously, community engagement (volunteer) opportunities at UNL were housed in a separate system called GivePulse.

Now students can find these opportunities in Handshake, UNL’s job posting system. Having work and experiential learning opportunities posted in one place will give students …

By Tracy Lungrin
Tracy Lungrin Director
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