2011.05.13 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
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UNO Offers Career Database
Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Office of Academic and Student Affairs has recently made available materials that will help students prepare for their future careers in and outside of the Omaha-Metro area.
Partnering with Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI), as well as Metropolitan Community College, Avenue Scholars and the Greater Omaha Chamber, UNO is providing a searchable database for jobseekers called "Career Coach."
Career Coach is designed to encourage early career planning by providing information about pay levels; education and training programs; job growth categories; and job openings in the Omaha area, covering a 50-mile radius that includes the Dodge-Fremont area.
To this end, the database can guide students on which academic programs make the most sense for a given career and provides a resume building that draws from the federal occupational database, O*NET. The resume building tool in Career Coach works similar to how online tax forms work: automatically filling out portions of the resume to get users started. Administrators describe the tool as "extremely user-friendly," allowing users to be largely self-directed.
"UNO's Career Coach partnership is the first of its kind in the U.S.," said Linda Mannering, UNO’s Director of Institutional Research. "We are excited to offer this career search tool to the public and prospective students."
For more information on EMSI or Career Coach and the partnership with UNO, please contact Linda Mannering at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 402.554.2262.
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