Whitney Schneider
graduate student, 308.865.8314

Students from high schools and community colleges, as well as undecided undergraduate students, will have an opportunity to explore careers in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Career Awareness Day activities 9 a.m. – noon on Friday, Oct. 29, in the Department of Communication Disorders.

Participants will attend an introductory seminar, tour the speech-language and hearing clinic, take part in a hearing screening and learn more about the requirements of the field, academic study and financial aid options. All activities will take place in the Department of Communication Disorders in the College of Education Building.

According to Whitney Schneider, a graduate student from Kearney, the Career Awareness Day is part of a national event and one of 18 being held. The National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA), in conjunction with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), is sponsoring the National Communication Science and Disorders Career Awareness Day.

Schneider, one of only 10 regional councilors for the association, said that information about the Career Awareness Day has been sent to high school guidance counselors, community college academic advisers and UNK undergraduates who have not yet decided on a major.

“Everyone is welcome to attend the open house and learn more about career opportunities in the field,” Schneider said. The open house will provide information about the field of communication sciences and disorders as career options for students interested in health care fields.

High school students can register through their guidance counselors. Community college students can register through their academic advisers. UNK undergraduates who are undecided, and who are interested in attending or have questions about the event, should contact Schneider at 865.8314 or email:  Participating students will receive a complimentary subscription to NSSLHA News & Notes and a NSSLHA CD case.