University of Nebraska at Kearney Blog

How to Write a Convincing Cover Letter

Posted: July 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM CDT

How to Write a Convincing Cover Letter

Dear Applicant: Your cover letter can make or break your chances of getting the job. Scary, right? The good news is that you don’t have to be a professional writer to create a great cover letter. You do need to be mindful of what employers want to know, and how best to present that information to generate a positive connection and response. These tips from the University of Nebraska at Kearney can guide you in developing an effective cover letter that increases your chances of getting...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Resume Do's and Don'ts

Posted: July 11, 2018 9:15:00 AM CDT

Resume Do's and Don'ts

When you’re ready to apply for jobs, every aspect of your application needs to be in line—especially your resume. Along with a cover letter, your resume acts as a first impression and deciding factor in whether you land an interview. There are many tips and resources for creating a strong resume, which has to be more than just a list of what you can do, where you’ve attended college, or former positions you’ve held. Because employers may be going through piles of...

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By: Dylan Munson

Category: General, eCampus

New Name for Student Affairs Online Master’s Program

Posted: July 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM CDT

New Name for Student Affairs Online Master’s Program

To expand the reach of its online master’s program in student affairs, the University of Nebraska at Kearney has renamed the program as the M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs. The name change reflects the program’s applicability to a wider range of prospective students—those who may not already be in the field of student affairs but who want to make a difference for students in a college setting. The online master’s degree program helps professionals gain a...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Day in the Life of a Recruitment Technology Professional

Posted: June 26, 2018 11:00:00 AM CDT

Day in the Life of a Recruitment Technology Professional

In technology and communication, the trends are always changing. That’s what makes Dylan Munson’s job as a recruitment technology associate at eCampus so exciting—finding effective strategies that help recruit online students for the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Munson earned a degree in multimedia from UNK and began his position at eCampus earlier this year. We asked him to describe how his degree and skills match up with his new career on campus. Q: What sparked your...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

6 Easy Ways to Create a Professional Social Presence

Posted: June 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM CDT

6 Easy Ways to Create a Professional Social Presence

It’s no secret that your first face-to-face interaction with someone isn’t always the true “first” impression. Today, we often make first impressions via social media. Although many personal questions cannot be asked in a job interview, future employers can often find the answers just by taking a peek at your Facebook or Insta profile—who you’re friends with, articles or companies you’ve liked, and even your political views and relationship...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

Sacrificing for studies: a tribute to parents of college students

Posted: June 11, 2018 12:00:00 PM CDT

Sacrificing for studies: a tribute to parents of college students

Behind every successful college student at the University of Nebraska at Kearney—whether on campus or online—is a group of supportive people who understand what it means to earn a degree. Often, these people are the students’ parents, who would sacrifice anything for the sake of their children’s education. Such is the story of Constancio and Maria Guadalupe Perales, who moved from Mexico to the United States in the hopes of creating a better life for their four...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

UNK Launches Online Minor in Entrepreneurship

Posted: June 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM CDT

UNK Launches Online Minor in Entrepreneurship

What does it take to start, grow, and lead a successful business? Students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney can add these skills to their undergraduate experience thanks to a new online minor in entrepreneurship. Expertise from a minor program makes students more marketable in today’s competitive workforce. But focusing on entrepreneurship can give students an advantage in the applicant pool while also preparing them for their own business ventures. Course topics in the...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Student Testimonial: Ariane Arensdorf

Posted: May 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM CDT

Student Testimonial: Ariane Arensdorf

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By: Dylan Munson

Category: General, eCampus

Supporting Military Spouses at UNK

Posted: May 23, 2018 12:25:00 PM CDT

Supporting Military Spouses at UNK

The month of May is Military Appreciation Month, recognizing military servicemembers as well as the spouses who support them—a group that also shares a deep commitment to serving their country. For nearly 35 years, the nation has celebrated Military Spouse Appreciation Day, established by President Ronald Reagan, to honor the service and leadership of military spouses. We asked Lori Weed Skarka, Assistant Director of Military and Veteran Services, to provide insight about military...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

On a Mission for an Online Master’s in History

Posted: May 16, 2018 9:30:00 AM CDT

On a Mission for an Online Master’s in History

As a child, Captain Cory Halvorson had no problem passing up comic books and cartoon strips for non-fiction and history books. In 2011, he majored in history and received his commission into the United States Air Force (USAF) through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Northern Arizona University. But as Halvorson continued to work up the ranks of the USAF, he knew he would need to pursue a higher degree to continue to be promoted. He began his hunt for a master’s...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

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