Career fair bringing 91 companies to Kearney Oct. 7

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By SARA GIBONEY
UNK Communications

KEARNEY – More than 90 companies and graduate schools will be represented at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Career and Graduate School Fair Oct. 7. 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 WEB“It’s common for students to hear about the difficult job market they’re going into, and the Career and Graduate School Fair is a way for students to make connections and gain confidence,” said Aaron Estes, associate director of Academic and Career Services. “Our fairs have grown over the past several years, and with 91 organizations registered to participate, we’re excited about the number of opportunities available to our students.”

Two additional events, the Job Search Boot Camp and Total Quality Logistics: Job Search Strategies and Acing the Interview, will be hosted to prepare students for the Career Fair.

The Job Search Boot Camp is from 3 to 4 p.m. today (Oct. 1) in the Nebraskan Student Union rooms 310 and 312. The program gives students a chance to interact with employers while developing fundamental job search skills. The camp has three different stations students can participate in: speed interviewing, resume critiques and professional introductions and networking.

Total Quality Logistics (TQL): Job Search Strategies and Acing the Interview is from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday (Oct. 6) in the student union room 310. TQL, a sales company with locations across the nation, will share tips for job search success.

Each event brings students, faculty and business professionals together to build relationships and network for jobs and internships.

“The Career and Graduate School Fair is also a great learning experience for students who aren’t ready to look for a job yet,” Estes said. “They’re able to develop their communication skills, learn how to interact with people in a professional environment and explore different career opportunities with the various employers that are in attendance.”

Business professional attire is recommended for all events.

The career fair is sponsored by the Buckle, Baldwin Filters and GIX Logistics, Inc.

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Participating companies and organizations, with available positions, include:
AAA Nebraska – College Intern – Travel
AFLAC – Associates and College Interns
AgriGold – Sales Trainee, Summer Sales Intern
Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway, and Luth, P.C. – Staff Accountant
Alter Metal Recycling – Full and Part Time Positions
Ameritas Financial Services – Fulltime Positions
The Andersons – Grain Trainee, Grain Intern
Axis Capital Inc. – Accounting, Document Funding, Credit
Baldwin Filters – Marketing, Finance and Purchasing and Internships in Marketing & Finance
Berkshire Hathaway Inc./National Indemnity Company – Underwriter, Software Application Programmer, Underwriting Intern
Berkshire Hathaway Inc./Workmen’s Compensation Division – Claims Professional, Claims Assistant, Medical Bill Analyst, Utilization Review Specialist
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Mentors, Interns
Buckle – TBA
C & A Industries, Inc. – Sales, Recruiters, Business Development, Internships
Cabela’s – IT positions
CareerBum.com – Multiple Positions as well as Internships
Cash-Way Distributing Co. – All Positions
Celerion – See booth at Event – Current Available positions may change
Centennial Mental Health Center – Mental Health Professional, Emergency Response Specialist, Substance Use Disorder Clinicians, Program Managers
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center – Allied Health and Non-Clinical Positions
CHI Health Good Samaritan – All Positions
Chief Industries, Inc. – Construction Management, IT
College Possible National – College Possible AmeriCorps and VISTA positions
Consolidated Electrical Distributors – Management Trainee
Contryman Associates, P.C. – Tax Accountant, Tax Manager, Firm Administrator
Creighton University School of Law – Law Students
Crete Carrier Corporation – Accountant, Logistics Associate, Operations Associate, Customer Service Representative, Customer Relations
Crop Production Services – Internships, Sales, Spray Drivers and Custom Writing Service
Department of Health and Human Services – Youth Security Specialists, Registered Nurses, Mental Health Practitioners, Food Service
Developmental Services of Nebraska, Inc. – Front Line Supervisor, Direct Support Professionals
Dodge City/Ford County Development Corp. – Multiple Positions, Unknown at this time
Enterprise Properties, Inc. – Project Manager/Estimator, Production Manager/Foreman, Engineering Details
Enterprise Rent a Car – Sales Management Trainee, Sales Management Trainee Internship
Ethos Group – Business/Finance Manager
Fiserv – TBA
First National Bank – TBA
Five Nines Technology Group – Support Desk Engineers, Possible Interns
Forest Institute, School of Professional Psychology – Graduate Level Students
GIX Logistics, Inc. – Inside Sales, Freight Broker, Internships
Grace Abbott School of Social Work (UNO) – Masters Level Social Work
Hamilton Telecommunications – Software Engineer
HUMANeX Ventures – Internships, Full-time
Hy-Vee, Inc. – Multiple Positions
InternNE – Multiple Internships in all areas
JBS – Ascend Leadership Training Program
KHGI-TV – Producer, Video Editors, Video Journalist, Production
Mosaic – Fulltime and Part Time Direct Support Associates
Mutual of Omaha – Full Time Positions, Financial Advisor Intern
Nebraska Farm Service Agency – Trainees
NebraskaLand National Bank – Commercial Loan Analyst
Nebraska Methodist College – Masters of Science, Health Promotion Management, Healthcare Operations, Nursing Doctor of Nurse Practioner
Nebraska Wesleyan University – Graduate Level Students
Nelnet, Inc. – Business, Marketing, Communications
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network – Financial Representative, Interns
NOVA-TECH Inc. – Laboratory Control
Overland Park Police Department – Police Officers
Peace Corps – Full Time International Volunteer
ROYAL Engineered Composites – Bid Estimator, Marketing, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Quality
Rush Enterprises, Inc. – New Graduate Rotational Program
Sandhills Publishing – Ag Sales, Sales, Marketing, Graphic Web Design, International Bus., Software Dev., Database Dev.
Scorr Marketing – Marketing Project Coordinator, Manager, It, Website Development
Servi-Tech Inc. – Fulltime Positions and Internships
Sherwin Williams – Management/Sales Training Program and Internships
Shopko Stores, Inc. – HR, Finance, Graphic Design, Marketing, Store Operations Management, Internships
Southwestern Advantage – Sales Person, Summer Internships
Total Quality Logistics (TQL) – Sales Account Executive, Marketing Coordinator, Recruiter in Training, National Sales Recruiter and Accounting Coordinator
Touchstone Health Partners – Mental Health Therapists, Residential Counselors and Crisis Stabilization Services
TSL Companies – Management Trainee and Logistics/Supply Chain Management Intern
UNK Alumni Association – Promote the Association
UNK Business and Technology Department – Promote the Department
UNK Counseling and School Psychology – Graduate Level Students
UNK Graduate Studies and Research – Graduate Level Students
UNK MBA Department – Promoting the Department
UNK Study Abroad and Exchange Program – Students to study abroad
UNL College of Architecture – Students interested in Architecture, Interior Design or Community and Regional Planning
Union Pacific – Operations Management Trainee Program
United States Air Force – Full-time, no experience required
United States Army – Multiple Positions
United States Marine Corps – Officers
United State Navy Office Programs – Various Positions
UNMC MD/PhD Scholars Program – Graduate Level Students
UNMC College of Nursing – Graduate Nursing Students
UNMC College of Public Health – Graduate Students
US Representative Adrian Smith – Internships
Waddell & Reed – Financial Advisor, Financial Advisor Internship
Walmart – Assistant Store Manager in Training, Internships – Summer Only
Wells Fargo – Teller, Personal Banker, CSSR (LO)
Werner Enterprises – Transportation Management Trainees, Operations/Logistics Management, Customer Service Manager, Internships
West Pharmaceuticals – Shop Floor, Interns
Wilbur Ellis – Sales, Accounting, IT, Mechanic, Applicator
Woodhouse Auto Family – Sales, Service, General Office
Xpanxion – Software Quality Assurance Analysts, Software Developers, Automation Developers, Business Intelligence Analysts

Source: Aaron Estes, 308.865.8275, estesag@unk.edu
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529, giboneys2@unk.edu

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