Career Services offers a variety of ways to recruit at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. These opportunities vary based on the candidates you are trying to reach and the type of position you are recruiting for. Opportunities include:
Posting positions has never been easier – Handshake is our one-stop shop to find, recruit and hire the best talent. Learn more about Handshake, sign up and connect with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln today!
This system allows you to:
• Post jobs and internships
• Search and view student resumes
• Message students directly
• Participate in on-campus interviews and recruitment
• Register for events and career fairs
• Take advantage of powerful applicant filtering
Attend our Career Fairs to engage directly with students seeking jobs, internships, co-ops and experiential learning opportunities. More than 10 Career Fairs are coordinated each academic year with thousands of students in attendance. Check out the full list of upcoming Career Fairs and register for Career Fairs in Handshake.
Career Services has rooms available for employers to meet their candidates on campus at no cost and can facilitate Skype interviews with a dedicated Skype room. Schedule your interview through Handshake, which allows employers to create and edit job listings for the interview schedule; view and download student resumes, select students to interview, monitor student sign-up activity and download interview packages. Interviews are typically held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, city campus, 225 Nebraska Union, 14th & R Streets, Career Resource Center. We also have limited space available in the Business Career Center and on East Campus.
PRESELECT - Employers post a position, receive submitted resumes, and select those individuals they wish to interview. Selected individuals use Handshake to reserve an interview time. Resume submission deadlines are set based on the employers' interview dates. This option is only available if requested at least three weeks before the interview date.
OPEN - Employers allow individuals to select an interview time on a first come, first serve basis.
ROOM ONLY - Career Services provides only the room(s). Employers schedule interviews directly with candidates. Please bring a copy of your final interview schedule on the day of interviews so that we can post it on our waiting room bulletin board.
POST CAREER FAIR - Individual interview rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and additional interview space is available in a large room with tables. After registering for the career fair, use Handshake to request an on-campus interview reservation for the following day or another day in the future.
Campus Visit Alternatives
Conduct a web-based video interview - Career Services provides a web-based video capability room. Make your request just as you would for an on-campus interview and select “City Campus – Skype Room” for the interview location. The interviewer will need a computer with a video camera and Skype (or other software) installed. The interview schedule will be in Central Time.
Conduct a phone interview - Career Services offers a room for students that has a land-line telephone. To use this option, make your request just as you would for an on-campus interview and select “City Campus – Phone Room” for the interview location. The interview schedule will be in Central Time.
In addition to Career Fairs, Career Services coordinates career development programs for students including Career Fair prep nights and mock interviews. Employer participation provides students valuable knowledge and feedback. We welcome all who are interested.
Employers are invited to connect directly with students by hosting events and visiting campus. Events create opportunity for increasing brand awareness, showcasing open and upcoming jobs and internship positions, and more. Submit an event request through your Handshake account.
RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES MAY ALSO INCLUDE:
• Use social media – request Career Services to tag your organization on Facebook when you are on campus
• Conduct practice interviews
• Provide resume or social media reviews
• with Student Involvement to present to students or sponsor events for a student organization – view the full list of Registered Student Organizations
• Sponsor a campus event
• Organize a tour for students, staff and/or faculty at your organization
• Arrange a lunch or meeting on campus to meet faculty and staff
• Place an ad in the the Daily Nebraskan.
Career Services supports employers and students throughout the internship process from development, implementation, and evaluation. Internships are temporary, pre-professional work experiences. Your organization gains support for its operations and projects while the intern gains experience and career-related skills.Intern Compensation
Most organizations compensate interns by hourly wage or stipend; some employers offer non-paid internships. Many UNL students fund their own education and/or may be in a high demand discipline, either of which may lead a student to consider only paid opportunities. Previous pay rates are available for review here.
Intern Goals and Evaluation
The Internship Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines personal learning objectives and details of the internship. Interns and supervisors complete this document to share a mutual understanding of the work. Some academic departments use alternative forms to document internships.
Evaluations will provide valuable feedback for the student, the organization, and Career Services. At the end of each term of the internship, both the student and supervisor should complete an Internship Evaluation. Some employers have their own evaluation, but if not, you may use the Student's Internship Evaluation and Supervisor'sInternship Evaluation
Intern Academic Credit
Some academic departments encourage students to receive academic credit for an internship while others will not award credit for an internship. The decision is up to the student and a faculty member. Academic departments may record the credit using Career Services' Academic Credit Contract or their own internal documents. If the student receives academic credit, they pay related tuition and fees and complete academic work in addition to the work done for the employer.
Work schedules are varied and tend to be flexible. Typically, students work ten to twenty hours per week while enrolled in courses, while others work full-time during the summer.
UNL doesn't subsidize student intern wages. However, there may be grant-funded entities as a resource for employers. EPSCOR assists organizations enhancing their science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and biomedical research. The InternNE program provides matching funds for eligible businesses to create new internships.
Career Services provides Internship Payroll Management that includes verifying student status, setting up payroll, and issuing bi-weekly paychecks to the student. UNL bills the organization quarterly for total intern earnings plus a processing fee.
Enrollment at UNL includes over 2000 students from over 130 countries. These talented students meet the same academic enrollment standards as U.S. students and often have education and professional experience from their home country. Career Services andInternational Student and Scholar Services Officeaddress common questions regarding the hiring of international studentsBefore Graduation Curricular Training
Volunteer Experiences - Volunteer experiences provide opportunities for international students to gain knowledge of a career field and specific skills. Organizations cannot hire an international student as an unpaid intern or volunteer if they generally pay a U.S. citizen to do the same work. International students may still need to seek authorization even if an internship is unpaid. The article "Legal Issues: International Students And Unpaid Internships" gives more information. Internships or Cooperative Education - Curricular Practical Training (CPT) enables employers to hire a F-1 international student. The experience must relate to the student's major field of study, be offered for academic credit, not cause the student to drop below full-time enrollment and must be approved by UNL International Student Advisors each semester of participation. Additional documentation from Career Services is required. J-1 exchange students may be eligible for off-campus "Academic Training". The criteria for academic training is similar but involves a different application process and does not require any documentation from Career Services.
After Graduation Practical/Academic Training
International students are typically eligible to gain practical work experience to supplement their academic programs. However, a student must request and receive work authorization prior to beginning any employment. Optional Practical Training (F-1 Visa) - Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a benefit available to students who are in the F-1 immigration classification that enables them to get experience in their field of study for a period of twelve months (with the option of an additional 17 months in certain circumstances) after completion of their program. Authorization is granted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Academic Training (J-1 Visa) - Students in the J-1 immigration classification may apply for academic training (temporary work authorization) for a period of 18 months (with an option of an additional 18 months in certain circumstances)
...and beyond Post Academic Options
International students who are no longer eligible for student-related training may have other options available to them. The most common is the H-1B, temporary work visa. Employers intending to recruit and hire a foreign national may petition U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) for an H-1B Visa.
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University of Nebraska–Lincoln Career Services Network
Think of us as the Career Services hub. Centrally located, all students and employers are welcome to utilize our services. College-specific offices collaborate to provide students and employers additional opportunities to connect.
There are many opportunities to connect with students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The following list includes department contacts frequently requested by our employer partners. These resources may help you target your recruitment efforts and advertise your opportunities.
• International Student & Scholar Office | isso.unl.edu | firstname.lastname@example.org | 402.472.5163
• Office of Academic Success & Intercultural Services (OASIS) | oasis.unl.edu | email@example.com | 402.472.5163
• Military & Veteran Success Center | vetsuccess.unl.edu | firstname.lastname@example.org | 402.472.4130
• Student Involvement (student organizations) | involved.unl.edu | email@example.com | 402.472.2454
• The Daily Nebraskan | dailynebraskan.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | 402.472.2589
• Law | law.unl.edu/career | email@example.com | 402.472.2161
• Alumni Association | huskeralum.org | firstname.lastname@example.org | 402.472.2841
• Graduate Studies | unl.edu/gradstudies/current/development | email@example.com | 402.472.2875