Employer Resources

The University of Nebraska at Kearney Academic and Career Services office can provide you with a broad range of prospective employees. Located in the heart of the Platte River Valley, UNK provides a welcoming small town attitude.

If you have questions or comments please contact Academic and Career Services by phone, fax or email.

To posts jobs, register for Career Fairs, and schedule on campus interviews create a profile on  Handshake

Visit Handshake's support for employers for additional help.

Interview Schedules are reserved through Handshake

Interviews are normally scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Unless otherwise requested, 30-minute interviews are scheduled.

Note: Please call our office two days prior to your recruiting date to determine your appointment times and number of candidates on your schedule.

Exit from I-80 (#272)
You will want to go north on 2nd Avenue
Turn left on 25th street
UNK is about one-half mile ahead on the north side of the road

Map of Kearney, NE (with location of UNK)
Click for UNK Map

Where should I Park?
The Student Services Building, which houses Academic & Career Services, is located on the corner of 26th Street and 11th Avenue. You will be given a visitors parking permit upon arrival. You may park in Lot 13.

Where should I Stay?

American Motel & Suites
215 West Talmadge Road
(308) 234-7800

Comfort Inn
118 3rd Avenue
(308) 236-3400

Country Inn & Suites
105 Talmadge Road
(308) 236-7500
(800) 456-4400

Fairfield Inn & Suites
510 Talmadge Road
(308) 236-4200

Hampton Inn
507 Talmadge Road
(308) 234-3400
(800) 426-7866

Ramada Inn
301 2nd Avenue
(308) 237-3141

Super 8
15 West 8th Street
(308) 234-5513

Tel Star Best Western
224 2nd Avenue S
(308) 234-2541

Wingate Inn
108 3rd Avenue
(308) 237-4400

On-Campus Interviews

Interviews are normally scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Interviews are typically scheduled for 30-60 minutes and we can be flexible in how they are scheduled. Companies can manage their own interview schedule, or they can have students sign-up for an interview time through our department.

Distance Interviews

Working with our Distance Education department we are able to offer a distance interviewing service using reliable video conference equipment.

Career Development Workshops

We host several workshops throughout the year, and often seek employer participation in these events.

Resume Referral Services
Students may submit their resumes to our office for resume referral. You may request resumes based on graduation date, majors, degrees or GPA. At your request, we will forward resumes to you based on these criteria.

Available to over 1000 graduating seniors, recent graduates, and alumni, our job vacancies are updated daily and conveniently located in our office. Simply mail or fax your position listing to our office.

Faculty and Classroom Visits
Our faculty welcomes direct contact with employers. They do request, however, that office visits be arranged by appointment. You are also encouraged to have lunch with faculty members. We will be happy to make these advance arrangements for you.

Internship positions are posted regularly in our office. We will forward internship positions to academic department internship coordinators for you.

Student Part-time employment
Part-time employment positions are posted through the Student Employment Services - Memorial Student Affairs Building (308) 865-8389.

Advertising Resources
The Antelope Newspaper is published weekly during the school year. (Except during breaks) For advertising information call (308) 865-8487.

Third Party Policies

Fall Career & Graduate School Fair

DATE: October 11, 2017
TIME: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
LOCATION: Health & Sport Center

For more information, call 308-865-8501 or email:
Aaron Estes, Associate Director (estesag@unk.edu) or
Joni Weed, Employer Services (weedj@unk.edu)

Education Employment Fair

DATE: March 13, 2018
TIME: 9:30 - 12:30
LOCATION: Nebraskan Student Union, Ponderosa Room

For more information, call 308-865-8501 or email:

Darcy Isaac, (isaacdi@unk.edu) Assistant Coordinator

Employer Partner Information

Increasing Visibility While Connecting with Students

Please join UNK in supporting career development and employee readiness programs for students by becoming a member of the Employer Partner Program. “Connecting employers with the talented and skilled people they need in order to grow the businesses they have worked so hard to build.” This is the goal of the Employer Partner Program located in UNK’s Office of Academic & Career Services.

Employer Partner Program Benefits
With a $2,500 annual commitment (or $3,500 for two years), Employer Partners will receive the following benefits:

• Prominent display of hyperlinked logo from the Academic & Career Services website to your employment website for a full year (Aug. 1 - July 31).
• One-page insert in the fall and spring Career Fair publications, distributed to all attendees, e-mailed to faculty, and e-mailed to all junior and senior students.

• Company logo added to professional development publications produced by Academic & Career Services and distributed to students.
• Ability to add promotional videos to Academic & Career Service’s YouTube page.
• Job opening e-mail alerts to targeted students, faculty, and staff.
• Job and event alerts to students via Academic & Career Services social media sites.

Campus Networking Activities
• Waived registration fee for Sponsor-level participation in two annual career fairs (four company representatives to attend two annual career fairs – $1,000 value).
• Prime table location and parking for each career fair.

• Preferred participant in workshops, résumé reviews, and mock interview days.
• Assistance from Academic & Career Services staff with setting up an information table on campus during the academic year, and in gaining access to classes and student organizations.
• Priority access to on-campus interview times and rooms.

Members of the Employer Partner Program work with UNK’s Academic & Career Services office to provide a broad range of career development services for students. In turn, members can leverage their access to students and faculty to build relationships while establishing a high-profile recruiting presence on campus. In addition to the benefits listed above, membership in the Employer Partner Program will help support UNK’s annual career fairs, networking activities, and innovative professional development programming. It will also help ensure that students have free access to ‘loperCAREERS,’ UNK’s online job posting site, ‘FOCUS-2,’ a career assessment and planning tool, and ‘The Big Interview,’ an online practice job interview system. In time, money from the Employer Partner Program could potentially be used to establish a scholarship fund to further support student success.

For more information on joining the Employer Partner Program, please contact Aaron Estes, 308-865-8501, at UNK’s Academic & Career Services Office.

*Partner benefits can be customized based on company needs

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