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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How to Combat the Gender Pay Gap

As students are preparing to exit college and enter the workforce, it’s important to recognize the ongoing issue of the gender pay gap. According to the Pew Research Center as of 2021, women in the United States earned approximately 84 …

By University Career Services
University Career Services
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National First Gen Celebration Week Features UNL Alum Mekita Rivas

In 2017, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and the Suder Foundation, launched the inaugural First-Generation College Celebration. Campuses across the …

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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In Handshake Now: Leadership Program for First-Year Students Developed by Dining!

“This program is designed to help build future student leaders, as well as assist students who have Nebraska Promise and scholarships that cover tuition, to also have a way of paying for their housing and dining needs while on campus,” …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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First Gen Voices

As a first-generation student, you may be wondering if anyone else encounters the same challenges and surprises higher education offers. That is why University Career Services will feature stories from first-generation students, alumni, faculty, and staff, from the University of …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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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  …

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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1st Gen College Student Beats Covid-19 Barriers to Stay in School

Learn about the story of Guillermina Gutierrez Martinez, a first generation college student from the University of Washington who balances school and job amid the pandemic to fulfill her dreams and her decision of continuing school to become the first …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Students Report Success in the First Generation Career Readiness Series at Nebraska

 

University Career Services launched the First-Generation Career Readiness Series in the Fall of 2020 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The series was an opportunity to respond to the need to truly prepare Fist-Gen students for the workforce. At total …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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