Career Events

The UNK Industrial Distribution Career Fair is an event giving students and employers a chance to meet one another, establish professional relationships, and discuss potential job and/or internship opportunities. 

Students: Click HERE for current full time & internship postings.

Companies: Click HERE to access student resumes.

Companies: Click HERE to add a new job posting. 

Interested in attending a UNK ID Career event? Connect with an ID Faculty here. 

ID Career Fair Event

Schedule of Events for next Career Fair

Spring 2018 Career Event Schedule

 **This is a "TENTATIVE" schedule - subject to change**

Click HERE for a campus map:

Spring 2018 Career Event

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

IDO Student Career Fair Booth Set Up / 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Nebraskan Student Union – Ponderosa Room (2nd Floor)

 

Company Career Fair Set Up / 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Nebraskan Student Union – Ponderosa Room (2nd Floor)

Students will be available during this time to assist company representatives with bringing in materials.  With a campus parking permit you may park in any lot on campus. Permits will be emailed upon receipt of your registration. Several parking stalls will be reserved on the north side of the Union for loading and unloading items.

 

Advisory Council Meeting / 4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Location to be determined. 

Advisory Council members will receive an agenda prior to the meeting. 

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Program Partner Networking Event / 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location TBD

For Program Partner companies only: a dinner for representatives of Program Partner companies provides a first opportunity to network with seniors and summer 2018 interns. Casual dress.

 

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

 

Career Fair Set Up / 7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Nebraskan Student Union – Ponderosa Room (2nd Floor)

A loading area is available on the north side of the building.  Students will be available during this time to assist you with bringing in materials.  With a campus parking permit you may park in any lot on campus; the lot north of the Union will be reserved for the event.  Light refreshments and beverages provided.

 

ID Overview & Orientation / 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Nebraskan Student Union – Sandhills (2nd Floor)

Company representatives new to our event are strongly encouraged to attend.  Faculty and students will provide an overview of the program and strategies to make your experience at the career event a success.  Continental breakfast will be provided.

 

Career Fair / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Nebraskan Student Union – Ponderosa Room (2nd Floor)

The focus of the first 60 minutes will be seniors seeking full-time positions and those seeking Summer 2018 internships.  Underclassmen will join us at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

Interview Set Up / 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Nebraskan Student Union – Ponderosa Room (2nd Floor)

Company booths must be dismantled and we will reset the room for interviews. Interview locations will be different so all booth materials will need packed up and removed. Freshman and sophomore IDO members are asked to help during this time.

 

Lunch Break / 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Nebraskan Student Union  -- The Market @ 27th Street (2nd floor)

A lunch ticket for The Market will be in your registration packet.

 

Company Conducted Interviews / 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Nebraskan Student Union – Locations to be assigned, map provided at the fair.

No interviews will be allowed during the Career Fair. Interviews may begin at 1:30 PM in designated locations.  Snacks will be provided near the student waiting area.

Dinner On Your Own

You may take this opportunity to invite students out to dinner.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

 

Take Down / 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Nebraskan Student Union – Ponderosa Room (2nd Floor)

Students are encouraged to assist as this is your event.  Please consider contributing in this way. 

Future ID Career Event Dates

Future Event Dates

Fall 2017 Career Event October 23 – 25, 2017
Spring 2018 Career Event February 20 – 22, 2018 / Career Fair on Feb. 21, 2018
Fall 2018 Career Event October 8 – 10, 2018 / Career Fair on October 9, 2018
Spring 2019 Career Event February 19 – 21, 2019 / Career Fair on Feb. 20, 2019
Fall 2019 Career Event October 14 - 16, 2019 / Career Fair on Oct. 15, 2019

Companies Attending Spring 2018 Career Event

Lodging

Lodging

Kearney offers many hotels near I-80 that are only 10-15 minutes from the UNK campus.

Please click here to visit our Kearney Visitors Bureau for the most updated information.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Career Event

Airports & Travel Times

Getting to Kearney is not effortless, so the ID faculty, staff and students work diligently to ensure your time on the UNK campus is worthwhile!

The Grand Island airport (GRI) is 45 minutes from Kearney. Connects can be made via via American Eagle  http://flygrandisland.com/american-eagle/ or Allegiant. http://flygrandisland.com/cnra-allegiant/

Lincoln, NE and Omaha, NE airports may provide direct flights from your location. Drive time from Lincoln is a little over 2 hours and drive time from Omaha is 2.5 – 3 hours.

Internet Access

Wireless internet is available by following the instructions here:: UNK Wifi Tutorial

Name Tags

Pre-printed name tags will be made for each of your company representatives. Information for the name tags will be taken from your registration form. If you make any changes to your attendee list, contact the department administrative assistant by phone, 308-865-8504

Lunch Tickets

Lunch tickets will be inserted in the back of each registered guest’s name tag. 

Parking

Electronic Parking permits will be emailed to all registered guests 1 week prior to the event. Several parking stalls will be reserved on the north side of the Student Union for loading and unloading items. Additional parking permits will be available at the registration table at all events.

Lodging

Need Lodging? Please click here for the Kearney Visitors website. 

Shipping Materials

You may ship materials for your booth prior to the fair anytime after October 1. Send to:

UNK Industrial Technology Department
Attn: Industrial Distribution Career Event
OTOL 132, 2508 12th Ave.
Kearney, NE 68849

To return your materials, the Antelope Bookstore, located in the NSU, is a UPS drop off location. You can take your packages to the Antelope Bookstore on the first floor of the Nebraskan Student Union.   

Other Shipping carriers: Please bring your prepared packages to the information table and call your carrier for pickup at the address above. The boxes will be moved to the ID Lab in OTOL after the event by the students during take down. (Wednesday late afternoon) 

Students Graduating / Interning

Student resumes and profiles, in addition to graduation dates and internship availability,  will be available on our website approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to the Career Conference.  http://www.unkid.org/companies/unkid-student-resumes/  The password will be emailed to all registered guests. If you haven’t received this email, please contact :  bennekb@unk.edu or call Kathy Benne @ 308.865.8504.