As you know,
a college degree does not guarantee a good job. In this day and age, all
businesses and organizations are seeking employees who not only have classroom
experience, but also have insight into their own strengths and abilities, as
well as the professional competencies required to succeed in the
our students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), the office of
Academic & Career Services is excited to launch the Career Connections networking program. We’re looking for people interested in supporting
current students in their professional development, and believe you could offer
valuable insight and assistance to students as they explore majors and careers,
and identify and cultivate their career interests.
a student with an interest in Economics may reach out to a Career Connections partner who works in the field for an “informational
interview.” By asking the partner a few questions about his/her
career, the day-to-day activities, the education and training required, and
other questions, the student will learn more about the job in relation to
his/her career goals.
opportunities may include the following:
- Offering job
organization/company tours for small groups of students,
- Serving on
employer panels or as a guest lecturer for UNK classes,
- Assisting with
pre-career fair activities, such as Networking receptions, resume reviews, and
practice interviews, or
in an ongoing field experience.
participation is vital to this effort, as we want to give students as much
assistance as they need to choose the career path that matches their interests
and personality. As a partner, participation can be on an individual level
or you can serve as the primary contact for an entire organization/company,
where you would help us connect students to various departments within the
organization. To volunteer as a partner
in the Career Connections networking program, click the link below, provide
your basic contact information and select the opportunities that you are
interested in being a part of.
Career Connections Partner Form
interested but would like additional information before committing to the
program, please call Traci or Aaron at 308-865-8501.
for your consideration. We believe that our current students will benefit
greatly from increased interaction with professionals like you.
Traci Gunderson Aaron Estes
Advisor, Academic & Career Services Assistant Director, Academic & Career Services
* Please note that agreeing to become a Career Connections partner does not guarantee that you will be contacted about networking opportunities with students, we will contact partners based on student interest. We will also track who is contacted and make an effort to avoid overburdening certain partners.
* Click here to view additional details on participation options.