Career Days includes busy lineup of events to prep students for workforce

Career-Days-RotatorThe University of Nebraska at Kearney hosts its annual Career Days with a lineup of events to help students explore career opportunities and interact with companies.

The series of career fairs, networking receptions and workshops is from Sept. 28 through Oct. 10.

“We can see a difference in the students who have come to these events beginning their first year. They have established relationships and are able to put their best foot forward,” said Aaron Estes, associate director of Academic and Career Services.

One of the Career Days highlights is the Fall Career and Graduate School Fair, which is from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at UNK’s Health and Sports Center.

Nearly 50 companies and organizations are represented at the event, which is free and open to the public.

The Job Search Boot Camp is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room. 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 a mock career fair where students will be able to practice their professional introduction.

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Sept. 20
Career Fair Edge benefits, registration deadline
Register and attend the Job Search Boot Camp Sept. 28 to receive exclusive, early access to the Career Fair Directory that includes employers and positions, and a Professional Package: 10 business cards, professional headshot, pre-printed name tag with lanyard for the career fair and the ability to skip the check-in process at the fair. Email your resume to with “Career Fair Edge” in the subject line by Sept. 20 in order to have your resume sent
to employers prior to the fair.

Sept. 28

3 p.m. – Job Search Boot Camp (Student Union, Ponderosa)
This program will give students the chance to interact with professionals while developing fundamental job search skills. The event will include three different stations for students to rotate through, which include speed interviewing, résumé critiques, and a mock career fair where students will be able to practice their professional introduction.

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Oct. 3
3 p.m. – Gallup: Using Strengths to Guide Your Career (Ockinga Auditorium)
Come and learn about Gallup and how you can change the world a little to a lot everyday. A global research-based management consulting firm, Gallup has studied human nature and behavior for more than 80 years. Its consultants use this expertise to help client companies and organizations drive positive change across the public and private sector. Unlike other consultancies, Gallup focuses on customer and employee behavior related to performance, relationships and constant learning

7 p.m. – Supply Chain Management Social Reception (Holiday Inn)
UNK responded to marketplace demand by developing an Emphasis area in Supply Chain Management and a Supply Chain Management Minor. SCM recruiters are looking for individuals with specific knowledge, even for entry level positions. Careers in the field include industrial buyers, logistics analysts, production planners, transportation managers, warehouse managers and many more. SCM is listed as one of the 20 hot job tracks for the 21st century.

Oct. 4
12:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Fall Career & Graduate School Fair (Health and Sports Center)

4 to 6 p.m. – Nebraska Families Collaborative Reception (Student Union 310)
This reception will give students an opportunity to interact with professionals from Nebraska Families Collaborative and learn about careers with that organization.

Oct. 5
TBD – Health Careers Fair

Oct. 10
Industrial Distribution Career Event (ID majors only)

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