ID students posing

Industrial Distribution

Industrial Distribution majors at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are prepared for careers in technical sales and for future business leadership roles. They are provided with professional, technical, business, communication, and leadership competencies. The curriculum for ID students comes from the leaders in manufacturing and distribution and from the U.S. Department of Labor, and includes an emphasis on six key areas: agriculture, chemical and pharmaceutical, electrical, instruments, mechanical equipment and supplies, and medical. ID students are given the scientific, technical, product, and industry business knowledge to perform well as industrial distribution employees.

graduate salaries







Skills for ID Majors

  • Instructing and Demonstrating
  • Speaking
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiating
  • Identifying Customer Needs
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Applications Analysis

job placements

based on 100% response rate of CBT graduates

97% placed


100% full-time


Alumni Profile

Nicholas Behrends

Nicholas Behrends
Industrial Distribution

Nicholas was a member of the UNK football team where he earned MIAA academic honors. He says participating on the Loper football team was extremely rewarding, although some days were very difficult. Through the football team, he was involved in a variety of community service activities such as yard clean ups and reading to local elementary students. He says the fact that companies travel thousands of miles to recruit UNK students was a huge reason why he decided to major in Industrial Distribution.