First Annual Career Fair to be Held Wednesday, Feb. 23, at UNK

Nancy Kneen
director of career services, 308.865.8501

More than 50 companies and organizations will be participating in the First Annual Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Health and Sports Center.

“The career fair is an incredible opportunity to make first-hand connections with potential employers,” said Nancy Kneen Office of Career Services director.  “There will be a wide variety of employers, and no matter where you are in your college career, the fair will be helpful.

“First year students should come to see the opportunities there are out in the workforce; sophomores and juniors can look for internships, and seniors can look for full-time employment,” she said.

On Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., the Get Ready for Career Fair workshop will be held in the UNK Ockinga Seminar Center Auditorium. The workshop will cover details that students should know before attending the career fair.
“More than half of the employers have internship positions available,” Kneen said.  “The employers also have full-time, part-time and summer positions available.

“The fair is an opportunity to see what employers are expecting from future employees,” Kneen said.  “Students should be prepared to interview, because some of the companies will be scheduling formal interviews for the following day.”

The fair is free and open to the public. Those without UNK parking permits should park in lot 14, which is located directly west of the Health and Sports Center and north of the College of Education building. For more information, individuals can call the Office of Career Services at 308.865.8501 or visit for a complete list of companies attending. The Web site will have the updated list of employers.

Among the companies and organizations that will attend are: AIM Institute; AFLAC; Applied Building Products Corporation; Alltech; Applied Underwriters; BD Construction, Inc.; Barnes Distribution; Beazer Homes; Brooke Corporation; Centex Homes; Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.; Contryman Associates, PC; Dana F. Cole, LLP; Department of Homeland Security; Dohman, Akerlund & Eddy, LLC; Eaton Corporation; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Farm Bureau Financial Services; Ferguson Enterprises; Forest Institute of Professional Psychology; Girls & Boys Town; Hastings Entertainment; Health & Human Services; InfoUSA; Information Technology, Inc.; Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations; Iowa Machinery; John Laing Homes; Kiewit Construction Company; Maranatha Camp; Mosaic; Mutual of Omaha; NTV (Fox 4 & 17); National Research Corporation; Nebraska Army National Guard; Nebraska Department of Roads; Nebraska State Patrol; Nebraska Workforce Development; Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; Oriental Trading Company; Pulte Homes; Regional West Medical Center; SCP Pool Corporation; Saint Francis Medical Center; Shelter Distribution, Inc; Swift & Company; The Buckle; UNK Graduate Studies and Research; U.S.  Air Force; U.S. Army Recruiting; U.S. Navy; USDA – Farm Service Agency; Walgreens; Wells Fargo Bank and Wells Fargo Financial; Werner Enterprises; and YMCA – Camp Kitaki.