Faculty Impact - Mr. Dustin Favinger

Posted: December 31, 2016 12:00:00 AM CST

Mr. Dustin Favinger is a UNK alum and now works in UNK's College of Business and Technology. He has helped many UNK students find the best career path to fit their passions and skills. Below he shares about his interests and experience:

Dustin FavingerTell us about your role at UNK?

I serve as the Career Center Director for the College of Business and Technology at UNK. My role is to help students identify a career path that will lead to a successful life, both professionally and personally.

What is your favorite part of working with students?

My favorite part is learning from the students. We have very bright and talented students at UNK and it's very rewarding to help them realize their potential and match their passions and interests to a major, and ultimately a career.

Explain how UNK prepares students for the workforce?

UNK places a strong emphasis on experiential learning. We believe that students need to apply what they learn in the classroom in order to be successful in their profession.

What is your favorite hobby?

This is a tough one because I enjoy doing many things. I like to golf, fish, run, support my teams (Cubs, Lopers, Huskers, Storm and Blackhawks) and travel to Colorado in my spare time. But overall I like to spend time with my wife and our two-year old son, Dylan.

How does UNK's CBT make a difference?

I believe that CBT makes a difference by placing a strong emphasis in professional development and career exploration.  We are a strengths-based college in that every student has the opportunity to learn about themselves and figure out exactly how they tick.

Share on of your biggest accomplishments?

My biggest accomplishment is greatest joy is being a husband and a father. My family is everything to me and I take great pride in life we have built thus far.

What is currently a favorite read and why?

My favorite read right now is the Wall Street Journal. I'm currently hooked on the concept of personal money management.

What advice do you have to incoming freshmen?

Have a strategic plan. These next four years will set the foundation of the next 50+ years of your life. I always use this quote in my freshman level class that gets students thinking about their future: if you don't know where you're going, then it doesn't matter what path you take." 

By: Emily Kassmeier

Category: Business and Technology, Entrepreneur

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