Letty Garcia

Career Advisor

Letty Garcia

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

How did you gain experience when you were a student?
As a college student I was heavily involved in student organizations. This helped me get out of my comfort zone, gain leadership skills, and make connections on campus . I joined a Latina based sorority, known as Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. and took leadership roles within that organization. I also was part of the executive team for the Multicultural Greek Council on campus where I worked closely with other student leaders. These experiences allowed me to gain confidence when making connections on or off campus as well as develop a professional work ethic that I now carry on to my career.
 
How did you become a career development professional?
As a First-Gen, non-traditional, and transfer student, college was always an adventure for me. I started my college education at Central Community College (CCC) with a specific major in mind and knowing that I wanted to help people, however after going through some time of career exploration I decided to transfer to a four year institution to pursue a degree in Psychology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. My goal has always been to help people, so I decided to take my Psychology major into and an advising and counseling role, so I continued my education and completed my masters in Higher Education Student Affiars from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Now, I get to work with college students in their career development and help them make informed decisions about their career pursuits.
 
Who is someone who impacted your career development?
My former Human Services Instructor at CCC, Janice Hill is a person who impacted my career development. She was the first person in my educational journey who believed in me, in my strengths, qualities, and goals. She saw something in me that noone else saw and motivated to pursue my educational goals. I met her through an elective course, it was through that course that I was introduced to the concepts of counseling, human services, and working with diverse populations and I love it. I am very much grateful to her for all the support and advice that she continues to give me.
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Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

In 2011, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas “outed” himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in The New York Times Magazine. The article stunned media and political circles and attracted worldwide coverage. Vargas has since testified at a United …

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UNL Students Create New Scholarship for Undocumented, DACA Students

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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 …

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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 …

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Women Leaders in STEM at UNL

In celebration of Women’s History Month, University Career Services in collaboration with student leaders Sophia Deras and Andrea Goertzen at the University of Nebraska Lincoln invite students, faculty, staff, and alumni to attend a panel session and discussion about current …

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Women of Color in STEM Career Panel

In celebration of Women’s History Month, University Career Services in collaboration with student leaders at the University invites students, faculty, staff, and alumni to attend a career panel session to discuss the many contributions that women of color have had …

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First Generation Nebraska Glow All In!

The third annual Glow Big Red and its 24 Hours of Husker Giving will take place from noon to noon on Feb. 17 and 18. Glow Big Red is a 24-hour giving event to advance the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and …

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Finding My Calling as a First Generation

“I truly believe every person has a purpose they have been set on this planet for such a time as to accomplish something.”

Niet Tuom, recent UNL graduate and a Child and Family Services Specialist with the State of Nebraska

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First Gen Career Readiness Series: Job Search & Networking

Join us for the continuation of the First Gen Career Readiness series starting Wednesday, February 17th from 3pm-4pm.

In this session First Gen students will learn how to develop a targeted job search strategy, research jobs and industries, and connect …

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First Gen Career Readiness Series Continues This Spring

“I definitely encourage other First Gen students to attend the series because you receive valuable information from professionals who understand what it means to be First Gen.”  Cynthia Figueroa, First Gen Student at UNL
University Career Services launched its first …

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