For as long as she can remember, Malayna has had a deep connection to nature. At Nebraska, her love for learning grew when she found opportunities to pursue exciting environmental research.
Lay a Solid Foundation for Your Career
At Nebraska, our Big Ten academic community will give you what you need to prepare for a great job after graduation—classrooms and labs filled with the latest technology and direct access to your professors. Engage in undergraduate research with top Nebraska faculty. Start your own club with your motivated peers. Get the experience you need to lay a solid foundation for an exciting career and get 1-to-1 guidance along the way.
Students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business turned ideas into action running their own businesses through a weeklong startup simulation called The Crash Course. Undergraduates involved in the Clifton Strengths Organization (CSO), a recognized student organization, gained the hands-on learning experience of operating a startup and ended with a profit of more than $2,000.
In our Regional and Community Forestry program, students learn to lead the industry in tree management and planning, to build vibrant and resilient communities. With options in either urban forestry management or arboriculture, students are well prepared for careers ranging from those in concrete jungles to those in redwood forests.
Pollen pours out of a bag as Cleopatra Babor, a junior in plant biology, pollinates the silks of an ear of corn as part of her McNair Scholar research project. Babor researches in the lab of David Holding, associate professor of #agronomy and #horticulture. The team is crossing sweet corn with colored #corn to produce colorful varieties in the #research fields on East Campus.
Husker students embedded themselves into the sights, sounds and scenes of prairie authors this summer through "Literature in the Environment," a course offered by Nebraska's Department of English.
Lay a Solid Foundation for Grad School
If you're interested in advanced study, Nebraska's academic environment can challenge you to stretch your strengths and help you develop the skills you need to get in. Through our undergraduate research program, UCARE, you'll have the chance to work 1-to-1 with a faculty member in your academic program to conduct cutting-edge research. Our Explore Center and Career Services will support you through entrance exams and interviews, so you'll feel prepared to make it into your program of choice.
With her sights set on an M.S. in speech-language pathology & audiology, Riha Karney is crafting a stellar application through leadership roles and relationship building.
Congratulations to one of our Communication Studies majors Clare Frances Kennedy who will be presenting her paper titled: “It Costs a Lot of Money to Look this Cheap”: Dolly Parton’s Depiction of Rural Femininity in “Backwards Barbie” at the 2021 No Limits Conference! Such a remarkable accomplishment!
Near, far, forever you are Huskers. 💞 Shoutout to all the grads continuing their studies! Where will curiosity move you?
The cultural connections at the College of Business and the diversity of ideas in the Actuarial Science Program helped lead Aaron Wang to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a master’s degree this fall
For Women’s History Month, we’re featuring some of our impactful female students. This week, meet Noha Algahimi, a chemical engineering major from Lincoln. At Nebraska, she’s conducting research, sharing her passion for engineering and preparing to make an impact by entering med school.
Get to Know Your Faculty
Whether you have questions about your homework, need a book recommendation or simply want to say hi, our professors are here to provide you with the guidance you need to reach your full potential. Nebraska's smaller size makes it easy for you to get to know your professors, so you can work 1-to-1 to apply what you've learned in class to solve real-world problems through research, internships, study abroad programs and more.
“Every professor I know wants you to succeed. We're all human and we've all been a student before. If you're struggling, if you have something you're wondering about class or career, if you've got some life-changing opportunity coming up, talk to your professors.”
Over the summer, junior advertising and public relations major, Lauren Tritch, worked in Minneapolis, MN as an account services intern at @thelacekgroup . She had the opportunity to work with three high-profile clients while managing projects and working closely with her team members—she even had a visit from one of her favorite professors at the J school, Jemalyn Griffin!
Associate professor @_drbonita_s_ and her students have been spending this summer at coding camps with @girlsinc_lincoln! We’ve enjoyed having these young women in our department and helping them develop skills and interests that may eventually become their passions and careers.
JD Madsen, associate professor of scenic design, has a passion for mentoring students. He guides them through their journey from apprentice to master with a student-defined success model.
Dr. Kalu Osiri went from a chemistry lab to global education. His multicultural upbringing in Benin, West Africa, laid the foundation for his current work as director of the International Business Program in the College of Business.
Kickstart Your Academic Career Through Research
Research experience can prepare you for your career or graduate school. As a Husker, you'll have the resources you need to carry out groundbreaking research 1-to-1 with Nebraska's brightest faculty through the Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) program. Gain a deep understanding of your discipline, develop leadership skills and learn to most effectively communicate your ideas; let your undergraduate research be a catalyst for your academic career.
“Getting a UCARE position through the university helped me to get the Beckman Scholarship, which helped me get into the German program, which collectively helped me to get into multiple M.D.- Ph.D. programs—which is where I’m headed next. I just signed my acceptance to start an M.D.-Ph.D. program after I do a gap year studying at the German lab I worked in.”
For the third year, Husker undergraduates discussed their research and creative activity face-to-face with state senators. The April 16 poster presentations featured 47 students presenting their work on 38 research projects with direct impacts on Nebraska. Following the event, students moved their research posters to a display area in the Nebraska State Capitol.
Kayla Vondracek’s journey to a Nebraska U degree—which included wading into rivers for research, clinching journalism awards and producing her own app—was an experience unlike any other.
Kinga Aletto recently combined her interest in art and passion for wildlife in her UCARE project on the Javan blue-banded kingfisher.
This summer, through Nebraska's Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience program, students traveled to England to work with Oxford's Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama. There, they chronicled and compiled the history of the play, which will eventually be published in an online book.
Don’t Wait to Apply the Skills You Learn in Class
At Nebraska, you won't have to wait until graduation to apply the skills you learn in class. Through internships and co-ops, you can take what you've learned and start making advances toward your chosen career path. Not only will internships help you stretch your strengths through real-world experience, but they will also help your application stand out when applying to your first job or a graduate program.
“Career services is fantastic about taking care of you—they want you in industry, getting hands-on experience as much as possible. I learned a ton about what I wanted to do, and not do, in a career. Now, I want to get an advanced degree and do research. I decided, ‘This is the job I want. What do I need to do to get there?’”
Senior journalism and broadcasting major Jennifer Yuma has always known she’d be a writer. After taking a few journalism courses at in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications her freshman year, her dream to become an entertainment writer at a lifestyle magazine solidified.
This summer, Emma Farson, a biological sciences and psychology double major in her 3rd year at UNL, is earning Honors credit for a research experience in the UNMC College of Dentistry.
Meet Lauren Penington (@laurenpenington), a 2nd year journalism and political science major! "This summer, I am earning Honors credit for my marketing and promotions internship at Elitch Gardens Amusement Park in Denver, Colorado..."
Congrats to EMA student @payton.bergkamp on the amazing on-set internship she just wrapped up with @syntheticcinema!
Get Support, 1-to-1, From Your Advisors
You’re going to college not just to expand your mind, but to lay the groundwork for a great career or graduate school. Nebraska has people who will work 1-to-1 with you to help you get the most out of your experience. You’ll do more than just learn technical skills—you’ll grow more flexible and nimble, ready to change the world and adapt with it.
Check out the interview below with Kadina Koonce, Exploratory and Pre-Professional Academic Advisor, who works with students to make the most of their time in college as they prepare for a career or grad school.
Academic advisors provide students with guidance and support in identifying their life/career goals. We assist not only with course selection, study skills and campus resources/policies, but also hope to serve as a sounding board, and cheerleader.
In my role, I encourage students to make and accomplish goals within and beyond their comfort zone, support them through the victories and learning experiences, provide them with information about opportunities, and push them to be self-advocates.
Through clubs and organizations, our students work with one another to build a community. They work toward the common goal of building personal/professional skills to be competitive for professional school, give back to the community, and have fun.
We offer workshops, help students find shadowing opportunities, take a trip to University of Nebraska Medical Center every spring, provide mock interviews and schedule meetings with professional school reps. A little something for everyone!
Academic resources I recommend most to students include going to Success Coaching with the Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST). They have resources around tutoring, study skills, time management, note-taking, test prep and motivation!
We help prepare students for a career by assisting them with essays and finding experiences to make them competitive applicants. We encourage students to job shadow, do informational interviews and go to career advising.
Never be afraid to reach out for help and connect with at least two faculty/staff people on campus. That support/relationship building is so important, especially when feeling lost or unmotivated, it's powerful to know you have someone on your side!
PRSSA’s advisor, Jemalyn Griffin, has worked with the chapter for less than three years and has accomplished major strides for the group including supporting a record number of six students to attend PRSSA’s annual International Conference and helping implement the chapter’s inaugural Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion position.
“There’s simply nothing better than working with students — particularly those who struggle a little bit, those who fall down but get back up and keep working — and watching them walk across that stage in Pinnacle Bank Arena to get their degree.”
The East Union was a hub of activity Feb. 28, as nearly 250 student services professionals from Nebraska and Kansas gather for the fifth annual Academic Advising Association conference.
Do you have questions about your schedule? Are you ready to declare Communication Studies as your major or minor? Talk to our amazing Communication Studies academic advisor: Sarah Feit! Sarah can answer your questions, walk you through course registration, and help you with any advising needs.
Live and Learn with Your Peers
Learning Communities (LC) are groups of students with a shared major or interest area who live together in the same residence hall and are mentored by an upper class student. Joining an LC gives you an instant community of people who have the same goals and interests, and a mentor to help you navigate your transition to college. Together, you and your LC peers will motivate each other to excel academically, gain new perspectives, reach your full-potential and co-create the future.
“Being in an LC was good for me socially, but my friends and I also took our academics seriously, and we all pushed each other to be better. Our goals and aspirations were really diverse—some people wanted to work in a huge firm, then one of my other friends wanted to do more small scale, residential stuff... Everyone had their own way of viewing things and their own tastes, so being able to work together and get honest feedback from such a diverse group of people was a great thing to have.”
This weekend the Psyched Up! Psychology Learning Community participated in the Big Trip to Chicago! Along with taking in some sightseeing, they visited employers in the Psychology field to explore future career options.
Through a partnership with Rotary International District 5610 out of southern South Dakota, staff from Nebraska Innovation Studio and students from the College of Engineering learning community, Engineering to Change the World, made 30 individual toolboxes for Native American artists who are utilizing the new and developing Whiteclay Makerspace.
Our Learning Community students are spending this weekend in Chicago visiting Google and Scientific Games! #LCBigTrip
"You get to make connections that I wouldn't be able to make by myself"- Media Smarts LC Peers spent their time freshman year living together, learning together, and connecting through experiences like the ones pictured here!
Find Your Academic Community
With 500+ Registered Student Organizations, you are bound to find a club catered toward your major or interests, where you can stretch your strengths through academic collaboration with your peers and professors. Explore examples of clubs connected to colleges across campus, or tap the link below to search a list of all clubs and organizations.See All Registered Student Organizations
Design Build Fly had an awesome flight over the weekend! All passengers survived and the plane performed nominally!
Thank you @diventures for hosting the UNL Insect Science club today! We had a blast getting to talk about different aquatic insects today!
This Halloween, we are being Attorneys and Witnesses at our first tournament for the year! #gbr #happyhalloween #unlmocktrial
UNL philosophy club today discussing time and dimensions
Get together with other College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources students, faculty and alumni outside of a classroom setting. Meet students on a similar career path and network with industry pros to build connections that lead to internships and job shadow opportunities.Read More about Coffee Club
Join the only national honor society for architecture and design majors to meet other highly-motivated architecture students and celebrate achievement and scholarship.Read More about Tau Sigma Delta
Explore pressing global issues and possible solutions, refine your public speaking skills and travel to national and international conferences to compete with other Model UN chapters.Read More about Model United Nations
Work with peers and business professionals around Lincoln to broaden your cultural horizons. Through International Business Club, you can discover new ways to apply your international business curriculum like internships, study abroad opportunities, student diplomat programs and job shadowing programs.Read More about International Business Club
Meet other students on a Pre-Occupational Therapy path and network with OTs from the Lincoln/Omaha community, attend hospital mini-career fairs/program open houses, find job shadowing opportunities and get application process tips for graduate programs.Read More about Pre-Occupational Therapy Club
Through an upperclassman student mentor, you will have access to school-related advice, resume and career fair tips, plant and facility tours, research opportunities, and company contacts that can be leveraged into internships and full time jobs post-graduation.Read More about Mechanical Engineering Mentorship Program
Connect with other students and photo faculty to engage in critiques, attend conferences around the country, put on group exhibitions and even grow your skills through learning opportunities both near and abroad.Read More about Fine Art Photo Club
Get course credit working with real companies around Nebraska to gain experience in many aspects of marketing communications, from account services to creative work. Unlike most classes, you must apply and be selected to be a part of this course.Read More about Jacht