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Faculty and Staff

 

Current and prospective UNL students come to Career Services for guidance, information, and connections. Career Services is developing new hybrid models of service which couple the benefits of a centralized university office with services offered at the department or college level.

Handshake Demonstrations

Please join us for one of our upcoming Handshake demonstrations! As Career Services transitions to the new recruiting platform, Handshake, we will host several demonstrations for University faculty and staff. Two types of demonstrations are offered, Using Handshake as an Employer and Using Handshake to Advise Students. Please view the schedule and RSVP to attend demonstrations here.

Connect with Employers

Meet employers at career events or invite employers to your classroom or student organization meetings. Consider incorporating career fair attendance into your curriculum (general ideas; additional ideas). Access Handshake in two ways:

  • JOB WIDGETS provide a customized listing of current job and internship opportunities that can be displayed on your department website. Students view listings and log in to Handshake to see application instructions. Contact us to have a widget created for your department.
  • FACULTY/STAFF ACCESS allows you to log into Handshake and access employer, job, and internship listing information including on-campus recruiting activity such as interviews, career fairs, and information sessions. Visit our Handshake page to learn more. Please contact Amber Pape in Career Services to create a faculty/staff Handshake account.

Request a Presentation

Programs tailored to your needs are available. We also assist in developing programs such as open houses for major and career exploration and employer panels related to career paths and job search. Call us or request a program on-line.

Publicize a Job or Internship

Advertise your department’s student jobs and opportunities to students through Handshake.

JOIN HANDSHAKE

Share Information about UNL Interns and Graduates

The Career Guide to UNL Majors presents information on UNL graduates and interns, including job titles, employers, and wages. Use this information with prospective or current students and accreditation visits. Students, employers, and academic departments contribute information to this report.

Helping Our Students Achieve Their Career Goals

Current and prospective UNL students come to Career Services for guidance, information, and connections. Career Services is developing new hybrid models of service which couple the benefits of a centralized university office with services offered at the department or college level.

Explore Majors & Careers

Start job/
internship search

Connect with employers

Consider graduate/ professional school

VIEW UNL GRAD OUTCOMES

Resources

Are you looking for HUSKER HIRE LINK? Handshake will replace Husker Hire Link at the end of June. Visit our Handshake page for more information.

In recent years, there has been much discussion nationally about unpaid internships. The U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act was cited in discussions about unpaid internships which resulted in some interns successfully suing their employers for unpaid internships they believed should be paid. One of those cases was recently reversed in favor of the employer as noted in a recent Chronicle article.

The primary purpose of an internship should be educational and to benefit the student, whether for pay or not. Although the organization may benefit from the activities of the intern, unpaid interns should not displace regular employees. Although not every internship is pursued for academic credit, when credit is given, the academic department should work with the student to develop learning goals which will be shared with the organization.

Career Services is a resource that stays abreast of trends and legal issues related to internships. Two documents found in the internship section, the Memorandum of Understanding and Academic Credit Contract, guide organizations, departments, and students to articulate learning goals and define expectations. The National Association of Colleges and Employers offers additional information on defining an internship.