Career fair brings nearly 90 companies to UNK

CareerFair5 copy

UNK Communications

KEARNEY – Nearly 90 companies and graduate schools will be represented at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Spring Career Fair on Feb. 20.

The event, free and open to the public, is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health and Sports Center.

Aaron Estes, assistant director of Academic and Career Services, said the career fair is a good opportunity for students to see what types of jobs are available.

“Students hear a lot about the challenging job market and how hard it is to find a job,” Estes said. “The Career Fair is a place where you’ve got a large number of employers who are there to fill open positions that are currently available.”

Not only is the Career Fair a great job resource for recent graduates or for students who are graduating soon, he added, the event is a good opportunity for younger students.

CareerFair1 copy“It’s valuable for younger students because they can practice their networking skills and learn about the opportunities available so they can make informed decisions when they graduate.

“The more experience you can get, the better off you’ll be.”

One additional event, College of Business and Technology Networking Reception, is also being hosted to prepare students for the Career Fair. Juniors and seniors are invited to practice their networking skills with faculty and business professionals from across the state. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19) at the Kearney Country Club.

More than 100 students and about 50 business professionals are expected to attend. Those interested in attending must RSVP by Feb. 18 to

Business professional attire is recommended for all events.

The Career Fair is sponsored by the Buckle, Orthman Manufacturing, Saint-Gobain Abrasives and Viaero Wireless.

The Spring Career Fair is organized by UNK Academic and Career Services. For more information, go to or follow UNK Academic and Career Services on Twitter @unkacs.


Participating companies and organizations, with available positions, include:
AIM Central NE – Business Development Executives and Account Managers
Aflac – Internship, Health Care Reform Specialist, Associate Business, Marketing and Information Technology
American Family Insurance – Sales Agents, Sales Agents in Training, Customer Service
Ameritas Financial – Financial Adviser
BKD, LLP, CPAs & Advisors – Summer Leadership Program, Spring 2015 Internship, 2015 Full Time
Baldwin Filters – Full Time Positions
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies – Multiple Full-time Positions
Boys Town – Youth Care Workers, Assistant Family Teacher, Family-Teaching Couple, Summer Youth Supervisors Internship, In-Home Family Services Consultant, Summer School Teachers
Buckle – Sales and Management Internship, Management Development Program
C2FO – Software Engineer
CSS Farms – Agronomist Intern, HR, IT, Agronomist, Center Pivot/Storage Facility Manager, Equipment Management
C & A Industries – Sales, Recruiting, Business Development
CHI-Nebraska/Good Samaritan Hospital – All positions – All Full-time Areas
Case New Holland – Various Positions
Cash Wa Distribution – Unknown at this time
Celerion – Stop by table to see current openings
Chief Industries – Construction Management, Engineers, IT Personnel
College Possible – Curriculum and Instruction, Coaching
Consolidated Electrical Distributors – Business Administration, Industrial Distribution
Crete Carrier – Operations Associate, Accountant, Driver Managers
Dardis Academy – Entrepreneurial/Marketing Interns
Deliveron Consulting Services – Solution Consultant – Computer Science, Applied Computer Science
Department of Health and Human Services – Multiple and Various Positions
Design Data Corporation – Programmer Analyst
Discover Phillips County Economic Development – Any available in the County
Dodge City/Ford County Development – Various Positions available
eDataSource – Software Engineer
Emporia State University
Enterprise Rent-A-Car – Management Trainee and Summer Management Trainee Internship
Ethos Group – Business/Finance Manager
Fiserv – Client Service Analyst
First National Bank of Omaha – Interns, Management Trainee Program and Full Time Positions
Five Nines Technology Group – Field Engineers and Support Desk Engineers
GIX Logistics, Inc. – Sales
Great Plains Regional Medical Center – Nursing
Hamilton Telecommunications
HUDL – Coach Support Specialist, Software Quality Assurance Analyst, Software Developer
HUMANeX Ventures – Full-time and part-time opportunities, Client Service Intern, Technology Web Developer
Hy-Vee – Full and Part Time Positions
Iliff School of Technology – All majors – offering master’s and doctorate degree programs
InternNE – A variety of positions
Kidwell – Full-time Networking, Full-time Telecommunications
Korean Education Center – English Teacher
Marine Office Programs – Marine Officer Programs
Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial – Financial Advisor
National Research Corporation – Business Development, Client Services
Nebraska State Bank – Agricultural Loan Officer
Nelnet – Multiple Positions Available
Northwestern Mutual – Financial Representatives
Orthman Manufacturing – All Internships
Parker Hannifin – Supply Chain Intern, Plant Chemist
Peace Corps – Full Time Oversea Opportunities
Phynd Technologies – Software Developers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Client Implementation Managers
ROTC – Reserve Officer Training Program
Royal Engineered Composites – Estimator
Saint-Gobain Abrasives – Technical Field Sales Representatives
Sandhills Publishing – Ag Sales, Sales, Marketing, Graphic Design, Software Development
Scorr Marketing – General Positions
Sherwin-Williams – Management/Sales Training Program
Simon Contractors – Construction Managers
Sirius Computer Solutions – Associate Networking Solutions Engineers
Social Security Administration – Service Representative & Claims Representative
Software Technology, Inc. – Software Engineer, Associate Software Engineer
Southwestern Advantage – Salesperson
The Hertz Corporation – Branch Manager Trainee, Sales and Operations Trainee
TSL Companies – Management Trainee, Entry Level Programmer
Thrivent Financial – Financial Representative
USDA Farm Service Agency – Trainees
University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health – Wide range of Public Health Programs
University of Nebraska Medical Center – MD/PhD program, BRTP Program and summer research programs
University of Nebraska College of Nursing – Nursing Students
University of Nebraska at Kearney Counseling and School Psychology – Graduate Students
University of Nebraska at Kearney – Over 30 graduate programs available
University of Nebraska – MBA Program
Verizon Wireless – Retail Sales, Customer Services Representative
Viaero Wireless – Store Manager, Marketing Events Coordinator, Various Corporate professional and technical roles
wKREDA – Sharing Information in several sectors for multiple positions
Waddell & Reed – Financial Advisers
Walmart – Assistant Store Manager
Wells Fargo
Werner Enterprises – Operations Management, Customer Service, Manager
Wilbur Ellis – Applicator, Sales, Technician, Accounting, Marketing
Woodhouse Auto Family – Sales, Insurance
Wyoming Department of Corrections – Correctional Officers, Business Managers, Probation and Parole Agents
Xpanxion – Quality Assurance Analyst, Software Developer, Automation Developer, and Internships

Source: Aaron Estes, 308.865.8275,
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529,


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *