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.Read More on Nebraska Business News
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.
Lay a Solid Foundation for Grad School
If you want to go on for 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 one-on-one 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.
What does an academic advisor do?
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.
How do you see your role in helping students achieve success in college?
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.
How do students work with each other?
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.
What kinds of experiences do you offer for students outside the classroom?
We offer workshops, help students get started when finding shadowing opportunities, take a trip to University of Nebraska Medical Center every spring, provide mock interviews and regularly available meetings with professional school reps. A little something for everyone!
What academic resources do you recommend to students?
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!
How do you help prepare students for a career after college?
We help prepare students for professional school by assisting students in working on essays and finding experiences to make them competitive applicants. We encourage students to job shadow, do informational interviews and go to career advising.
What advice do you give to help students get the most out of their academic experience?
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!
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.
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.
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