Career Fair Set for Wednesday, Feb. 24, at UNK Nebraskan Student Union

Joni Weed
Office of Career Services, 308.865.8501

UNK– Students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 40 employers and graduate schools at the annual UNK Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 24,

Employers will range from retailers, including The Buckle, to governmental agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services and nonprofit organizations, including the Peace Corps. The event, which is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will take place on the second floor of the Nebraskan Student Union.

Potential employers will be joined by a variety of graduate schools attending the fair with information for students who want to do advanced study. Among the graduate schools attending will be the Universities of Nebraska at Kearney and Lincoln, Creighton University and Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, Calif.

“Students can prepare for the career fair by attending ‘Your Future and Our Career Fair’ program,” said Mary Daake, UNK director of Academic and Career Services. The event is set for 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Copeland Hall Room #133.

“Students can either drop-off or e-mail their resumes to the Career Services office for a critique and to schedule a video-taped practice interview,” Daake said, adding that the Career Services Web site has tips for individuals preparing for the career fair and the interview experience.

“These tips cover a wide range of topics–from appropriate interview attire and how to prepare for the interview to how to structure a ‘Thank you’ note after an interview,” she said. “Students who are seriously looking for interview opportunities should dress in attire appropriate for an interview and be prepared to interview on the spot. It is also suggested that students have several copies of their resume with them when they attend the fair.”

More information concerning the event, and the companies and schools attending, can be found at the Career Services Web site,

UNK Spring Career Fair participating organizations are listed below in alphabetical order:

– clinical and non-clinical opportunities.
American Life & Security– unknown at this time.
Applied Underwriters– claims adjuster, business development representative, software developer, account manager, account clerk
Assurity Life Insurance– unknown at this time. 
Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center
– nursing, speech therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, health care positions.
Becton Dickinson– internship in information technology.
Buckle, Inc.– management development program sales and management internship.
Buffalo County Development Council– various opportunities.
Cleveland Chiropractic College– doctors of chiropractic.
Colorado Biolabs, Inc.– microbiologist, chemist, quality assurance and regulatory positions
Congressman Adrian Smith– government internship in a congressional office. 
Consolidated Electrical Distributors
– sales/management training program.
Contryman Solutions Group– accounting professional and wealth advisors.
Creighton University– school of law.
DeBruce Companies– commodities, merchandiser, entry level grain operations, assistant superintendent, logistics coordinator, agronomy sales, internship program.
Department of Health and Human Services– youth security specialist, food service cooks, switchboard operator receptionist. 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
– management trainee,
Family Heritage– sales positions.
Farm Bureau Financial Services– insurance agent.
fiserv– client service analyst, software engineer, quality control engineer.
Good Samaritan Hospital– behavioral health, nursing, nutrition services, service, clerical, business.
Hamilton Telecommunications– wide range of career opportunities.
Hy-Vee, Inc.- assistant manager trainee and internships.
JBS– human resources, animal science and quality assurance.
John Hancock Financial Network– financial adviser.
Marine Corps Officer Program– ground officer, pilot, jag officer. 
Monsanto Company
– seed technicians, warehouse technicians, lab technicians. 
Mutual of Omaha
– unknown at this time.
Nebraska Book Company– manager trainee.
Nebraska Medical Center– all kinds of positions from food service to nursing.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network– financial representative, marketing/PR/financial representative, internships.
Overhead Door Corporation– manufacturing engineer internship.
Peace Corps– international work experience, see website for complete description.
Principal Financial Group– accounting, actuarial, client services, communications and marketing, human resources, insurance, investments, information technology, legal and compliance, project management and sales.
Saint Francis Community Services– social workers and therapists.
Sandhills Publishing– business, journalism, systems and design, marketing trainee, marketing intern, sales intern, software development intern, software development specialist, web/multimedia designer, web/multimedia design intern and graphic artist intern.
Servi-Tech Inc– crop specialists.
Social Security Administration– claims representatives and service representative.
Southwest Baptist University– doctoral program in physical therapy. 
TSL Companies
– management trainee and accountant.
The Home Depot– unknown at this time.
The Scoular Company– business manager trainee and operations trainee. 
The Southwestern Company
– summer sales positions.
University of Nebraska at Kearney Graduate Studies– 30 high-quality graduate programs.
University of Nebraska – Lincoln College of Law– law school candidates.
University of South Dakota– biomedical science and graduate assistantships.
U.S. Army Healthcare– Army nurse corps positions. 
 – Farm Service Agency- county operations trainee and farm loan officer trainee.
Waddell & Reed– financial advisers.
Wells Fargo– personal banker teller. 
Wells Fargo Financial
– credit manager 
– quality assurance analyst.