Assistant Director Engineering Career Services
How did you gain experience when you were a student? My first job as a student was working on the Summer Orientation Staff at my university. That role and my job as a Resident Assistant helped me determine that I wanted to work with college students in the future, and those positions helped me build many of the skills I continue to use in my career.
How did you become a career development professional? I always knew that I wanted to work in a field where I could help people. During college, I discovered that working with college students was an incredibly rewarding experience for me, so I pursued an M.S. in Counseling and College Student Development. I am passionate about helping students find their future career paths, and I was able to work in Career Services both as an undergraduate and in graduate school. After holding professional roles in residence life, academic advising, and recruitment, I moved into Career Services.
Who is someone who impacted your career development? My supervisor when I was a Resident Assistant as an undergraduate helped me to find my passion and future career path and encouraged me to pursue it. She helped me to see that working with college students was a career option, and she guided me through the process for applying to graduate schools to pursue that dream.
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Career Services Coordinator
Hello! I’m Nate Hueber, the Career Services Coordinator here at ESS, and I support our students as they work towards their career goals. I meet with students in-person, via zoom, email, or even over the phone for 1 on 1 coaching on various topics such as resume reviews, cover letter editing, interview preparation, and other career-related topics. Throughout the year, I also teach ENGR 20, plan and host the Durham School Career Fair in Omaha, lead career-related workshops for students, and facilitate employer connections. My goal and hope is to aid students in having a meaningful college experience, and to aid them in attaining their career goals.
How did you gain experience when you were a student?
As an undergraduate student I gained experience in market research through my CAP Stone project where we researched and presented national best practices to a local judge and drug court’s staff. During my graduate program, I was lucky enough to work part-time as a Career Peer Advisor and intern for UNO’s student-athlete development department.
How did you become a career development professional?
Initially I worked as a project manager for a market research company that specialized in customer satisfaction surveys. I found the most fulfilling part of the job was learning what my clients needs and goals were, identifying pain points, creating an actionable plan, and then giving them next steps. After a few years I noticed that I really wanted to work with students and help them identify ways to earn their desired careers, so I got my graduate degree from UNO, became an academic advisor for Exploring students, and then recently accepted this position as the Career Services Coordinator for UNL’s Engineering department on Scott Campus.
Who is someone who impacted your career development?
I would say I’ve had multiple people who have impacted my career development. For example, my own career advisor in undergrad helped me to identify possible career paths for my degree in sociology, my advising coworkers have influenced me on how to better communicate and reach out to our students, and I’ve developed mentors within the field of career advising who have helped me locate new job opportunities and given me advice on how I can improve myself professionally.