UNK To Host Health Career Fair On Wednesday, Oct. 24, In The Nebraskan Student Union

Andrea McClintic
assistant director of Health Science Programs, 308.865.8260

More than 40 schools and universities will be represented at the annual University of Nebraska at Kearney Health Career Fair on the campus on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The Health Career Fair is set for 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 238 of the Nebraskan Student Union. Among those campuses attending will be the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University, and numerous other professional schools and clinical programs from throughout the region. High school students from across the state will be attending along with UNK students.      

“This is not only for our students interested in applying for professional schools, but also for high school students considering careers in the health sciences,” said Andrea McClintic, assistant director of UNK Health Science Programs. Last year approximately 400 high school students from across the state attended the fair.

McClintic noted that for college students this is a time to make connections in the career field of their choice, while high school students can receive guidance regarding possible health science opportunities.  

The career fair has an open house format from 9:30 a.m. to noon. An information session will be hosted by UNK departments, students and health care professionals from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Among the topics that will be discussed include the health care education pathway, and opportunities in exercise science and biology.

In addition, there will be a panel of UNK students available to answer questions about why they chose a health career, various experiences they have had at UNK and why they chose to attend UNK. A panel of professional health care providers will also be available to answer questions. Some of the health care areas that will be showcased at the career fair are medicine, athletic training, dentistry and nursing.