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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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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Celebrating MLK Week Applying Dr. King’s Teachings on Economic Justice

As a part of the MLK Week 2021 to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., University Career Services in collaboration with the Dr. Michael W. Combs Honors Scholars, and the W.E.B Du Bois Honor Society, at the University …

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First Gen Career Readiness Series in Full Swing

 

The First Gen Career Readiness Series began on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. During the first session of the First Gen series students learned about the concept of personal branding and how to identify their First Gen strengths through a …

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First, But Not Alone: First-Generation Career Readiness Series Coming this Fall!

Are a you a First-Generation student who wishes to advance in your career? While you may be the first in your family to go to college, you are certainly not alone. University Career Services plans to launch the first First-Generation …

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