Because place matters.
UNO is driven by an extraordinary connection to and partnership with the city of Omaha. Omaha is more than simply our location; the city truly functions as part of the UNO campus. With a population of more than 1.2 million within a 50-mile radius, Omaha is integral to what UNO is as a university and offers unlimited opportunities for collaboration. UNO and Omaha enjoy a dynamic, fruitful, long-term partnership with a shared goal: changing the lives of students and residents while enriching the global community.
Internships, Practica and Careers
Students find internships, careers and other opportunities in the heart of Nebraska's largest city. Omaha is home to five Fortune 500 companies including:
- Berkshire Hathaway
- ConAgra Foods
- Mutual of Omaha
- Peter Kiewit
- Union Pacific
Omahans love this city, and others outside of our region are recognizing Omaha's appeal. In fact, our recent endorsements come from many quarters including:
|#1||Best City with the Biggest Bang for Your Buck (The Fiscal Times)|
|#1||Most Recession Proof City (Brookings Institute)|
|#2||America's 10 Best Citiesfor Professional Women (Motovo Blog)|
|#2||Best City for Recent Grads (The Daily Beast)|
|#2||The Nine Best Up-and-Coming Cities for Music (MTV Iggy)|
|#3||Best City to Live, Work and Play (Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine)|
|#4||Top 50 Military Friendly Cities, (G.I. Jobs)|
|#5||Best City for Young Professionals (Forbes)|
|#5||Top 10 Cities with Best Music Scenes Outside Nashville, NYC and LA (Livability)|
|#7||Best Cities for Job Seekers (NerdWallet.com)|
|#9||Top 10 Cities for College Graduates (MSN)|
|#9||The 10 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs (NerdWallet.com)|
|#13||Best 35 U.S. Cities for People 35 and Under (Vocativ.com)|
|-||One of the 20 Awesome Cities You Need to Visit in Your 20s (Huffington Post)|
|-||One of the 10 Best Cities for Millenials Right Now (The Atlantic Wire)|
|-||One of the Six Cities Where Startups are Thriving (Money)|
Culture, Entertainment and Signature Events
While it is a thriving metropolitan center, Omaha is quintessentially Midwestern. Residents enjoy the benefit of four seasons and find outdoor activities plentiful year-round.
Located on the eastern border of Nebraska, near the Missouri River, the city of Omaha is a center of creativity, business and philanthropy. This is where Fortune 500 companies, visionary nonprofits, award-winning arts and culture, and innovative start-ups flourish, and attract a range of world-class talent—from entrepreneurs to artists.
You can take in a concert at the CenturyLink Center or the world famous Holland Performing Arts Center, catch an art house film at the internationally recognized Film Streams, stroll the more than 100 acres at the Lauritzen Gardens, or shop and dine to your heart's content in the Old Market, Midtown Crossing or Aksarben Village. Take a walk from Nebraska to Iowa—and back again on the Bob Kerrey Bridge. This landmark offers a memorable view of Omaha's skyline and is a prominent feature of our newly reinvigorated waterfront.
- NCAA College World Series (CWS) for more than 60 years
- NCAA Basketball Tournament
- U.S. Senior Golf Open
- U.S. Swim Trials (2008, 2012, 2016)
- U.S. Figure Skating Championships
- Big Omaha
- Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting
- River City Rodeo
- National movie premieres
- Concerts, plays and museums
- Restaurants and shopping