Career events help prepare students for current, future jobs

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Career events help prepare students for current, future jobs

Sarah Clark, senior in computer science, talks with a recruiter during day two of the spring 2019 Career Fair.
Craig Chandler | University Communication
Sarah Clark, senior in computer science, talks with a recruiter during day two of the spring 2019 Career Fair.

Career Services will host several events in September designed to help Huskers excel in their current and future jobs.

The events include a Husker Suit-Up night at JCPenney, a #HIREME career fair preparation night, a career strategy session for international students and two university career fairs.

“Our role is to not only to facilitate connections between students and employers, but also provide career preparation so UNL students feel ready to take the next step in their professional development — whether that’s an internship or a full-time position,” said Tracy Lungrin, director of Career Services.

“By attending one of our September career fair prep events, students will feel more confident and prepared for their future careers at every level.”

Along with attending the events, Career Services encourages all students to activate and use their online Handshake accounts. Handshake is the university’s main job opportunity site for students and is frequently used by employers to recruit.

A full event schedule for September includes:

Husker Suit-Up

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Gateway Mall, 6100 O Street, students can visit JCPenney for 60% off career and dress apparel.

Students pick up discounted professional clothing at a 2018 Husker Suit-Up event.

HIREME

At #HIREME, students can prepare for upcoming career fairs by meeting with employers to learn tips, tricks and best practices centered on career fair-related topics.

The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Nebraska Union.

The Global Edge: Career Strategies for International Student Success

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Nebraska Union, international students are invited to learn career strategies that can help them get employed in the United States.

Career Fairs

From 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at Pinnacle Bank Arena, employers with opportunities within business, social and human services, agricultural sciences and natural resources, and government and nonprofits will be present to talk with students.

Opportunities within STEM will take center stage during the second day of the career fair, which will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Jared Muhlbach and Carson Hicks talk with a recruiter from Farmers Cooperative at the STEM Career Fair in spring 2019.