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Career Spotlight


Sam with the Huntington Learning Center

Sam, current assistant director at Huntington Learning Center in Omaha and UNO almuna, shares her experiences of career preparedness in college and navigating her career after graduation.


Carlo with Green Plains

UNO Alumni, Carlo, currently works with Green Plains Inc. Come check out his story as he answers a few short questions to give you more insight into his position!


Emily with City Year

Have you figured out what you are going to do as a career? Do you want to make a huge impact on communities and receive a stipend while trying to figure it out? Check out this interview of UNO graduate who is currently working with City Year in Los Angeles!

Dakota with Disney College Program

Current UNO student, Dakota, spent a semester at Disney World as an intern with the Disney College Program. Read this Q&A to learn more about his experience.

Academic Tips



Something you’ll hear constantly is “Attend your classes!” This may sound obvious, but you would be surprised at how often you are tempted to skip like Ferris Bueller and go on the adventure of a lifetime. To help encourage you to attend class, here are three major reasons why your attendance would help you.


Academic Success Strategies

What it means to achieve academic success varies by individual. However, if you are struggling with academic success or simply looking for a few resources that may be able to help guide you down the right path, you’ve come to the right place! The Academic & Career Development Center has outlined six key strategies to help you achieve academic success. Feel free to check them all out or, if you’re in a rush, just check out the one you came looking for.


PEMDAS An Unforgettable Acronym

Remember in seventh grade when you were discussing the order of operations in math class and the teacher told you the catchy acronym, “PEMDAS” (parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction) to help you remember? Memorable acronyms aren’t the only way to memorize concepts. Here are a few ways to help you learn your coursework.


Advantageous Study Habits for the Professional Student

In the start of a new academic year, finding your study groove may prove to be more difficult that you anticipated. Optimizing technology use, finding an effective study space, and utilizing UNO’s many academic resources can help you find your study groove again and form even more advantageous study habits for the upcoming year!


Taking Lively Notes

Is your lecture too dry for you to maintain your interest? If you are struggling to listen to your professor, try making your note-taking more of an exciting task for you. Here are a few tips to help you take lively notes in, or outside of, class.

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If You Get a Bad Grade in College, You Can Still Bounce Back!

Finals…we all stress about them, and sadly, we can’t run away from them. Students hide away at the library until closing hours, and nobody seems to hang out with friends. It seems like we are pushing all the energy we have left to close out the semester in the best way possible. While this is true, there are some things you can do to make sure you are prepared, and have a good rest of the semester. 


Stress & Worry, Be Gone

Finals…we all stress about them, and sadly, we can’t run away from them. Students hide away at the library until closing hours, and nobody seems to hang out with friends. It seems like we are pushing all the energy we have left to close out the semester in the best way possible. While this is true, there are some things you can do to make sure you are prepared, and have a good rest of the semester. 


The Epidemic Sweeping College Campuses

If you are like most college students as well as me, then you have probably dealt with procrastination at some point in your life. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean this only happens with school, but that is a huge part of it if you are a student. Dealing with this habit is tough, and even tougher when you go through with it. Procrastination can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and much more. So, to try and help get rid of this habit, here are some tips to knock procrastination out of the way. 

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How to Write a Quality Research Paper in Half the Time

There are a few things that will never change about college no matter the decade: odd traditions, stereotypical unrealistic movies about college life, and research papers galore. Here are our tips to help you spend less time on the latter so you can enjoy the former.


Why Organization is Important in College

In college, it can be hard to remember due dates, assignments and tasks for each class when you don’t have the same classes every day or professors continually reminding you of important dates. Thus, it’s important to take the initiative to stay organized, so you can be successful and less stressed. This article provides you with benefits of staying organized and some tips for getting started!


Community Involvement - Contribute to Your Resume & the Community

Community involvement is an excellent way to build skills that will benefit you in the future. Depending on the type of work you are doing and the position, you can develop and improve several different skills including leadership skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills and more.

Career Tips 


Toughen Up Your Soft Skills

“Soft skills” is a phrase not commonly used that contains skills that hopefully most of us possess naturally. Soft skills are characteristics that are not easily taught, but are crucial to your success in any type of job. Evaluate your strength in these five soft skills elaborated below.


Why Should I Practice Interviewing?

Interviewing is not only important for securing a job, but it also serves as an invaluable networking opportunity where fresh and current interviewing skills are vital. Proper etiquette for interviewing in western culture can be very specific, especially for certain industries, so practicing this expected etiquette with a professional service will be helpful and can notably increase your chance for success in your next interview.


"Where's My Job" shouldn't be like "Where's Waldo?"

Searching for a job can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to look. But sometimes even when you do know where to look, finding a position you’re interested in seems as difficult as locating Waldo. Luckily, ACDC has some navigation-friendly platforms to help you on your job search.


How to Achieve Career Readiness at UNO

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), career readiness is defined as “the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.” Being adequately prepared for your career sounds awesome, but what does that mean for you, and how do you achieve career readiness at UNO?


Some Insight into Internship Programs in the Omaha Area

Have you ever thought about getting an internship, but aren’t sure for which company you’d like to intern? We’ve put together a list of unique internship programs in the Omaha area and what makes them so amazing! Internships are an awesome opportunity for you to give your potential career choice a “test run” to see if that is really the direction you want your career to go.


Leadership in the Workplace

Leadership is a characteristic that individuals must possess to some degree when applying for a position. Most companies are looking for individuals with leadership potential even if they are hiring for an entry-level position. But what is leadership? Is there a difference between a leader and a manager?


“Optional” Actually Means “Required” For Cover Letters

Applying for a job takes time, and when you see the words “Optional Cover Letter”, you contemplate not writing it. However, even if the application does not say that the cover letter is required, you should always treat it like it is. The following reasons explain why.


What is Handshake?

Handshake is the new job and internship board at UNO, which offers professional opportunities to you nationwide. All UNO students and alumni are able to use Handshake free of charge. Not only can you search for jobs and internships on Handshake, but you can also make appointments with the career center, view professional events hosted by UNO and partnering organizations, and connect with other professionals and UNO students.


Social Media & the Job Search

18,400,000 Americans claim that Facebook got them their current job.
10,200,000 Americans claim that LinkedIn got them their current job.
8,000,000 Americans claim that Twitter got them their current job.

Benefits of Unpaid Internships

Benefits of Unpaid Internships

Having an internship is one of the most beneficial things a student can do in his or her college career. But, is there any benefit to accepting one that’s unpaid?

why teamwork is a vital skill to have

Why Teamwork is a Vital Skill to Have

Why is teamwork so important? Even if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy working as a team, having the ability to work will with a team is vital to surviving in the business world today.

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How to Evaluate the Offer a Company Presents You

Follow the tips in this article to help you evaluate job offers and make the best decision for you and your career!


The Art of Small Talk

Do you hate going to networking events for the sole fact that you don’t quite understand how people engage in small talk? Some people are just naturally “talkers” while others are naturally quiet. Below are a few tips on how to employ small talk into your daily conversations with close friends or complete strangers.

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How to Start Your Resume

The first thing you should do when starting your resume is to sit down in a quiet, comfortable place. From here you’ll need to begin brainstorming everything you can potentially put on your resume.

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What is MyPlan?

College is a time where many big life decisions are being made. Whether you’re undecided about your major or are lost in the sea of career choices, have no fear because MyPlan is here! MyPlan is an online service that has different assessments to help students sort out who they are and how that translates to the workforce.


Understanding and Creating a Personal Brand

Personal branding is a buzz word these days. But, if you’re anything like me, then you’re probably wondering what it really means.


Preparing for the Career Fair

Check out these top 7 tips from the Academic & Career Development Center to make this year's career fair the best yet.


What Should I Know About My Reference Page?

It can be hard to determine how a reference page should look/who you should ask to be on it. Below are a few things you should be aware of when writing a reference list.

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6001 Dodge St.
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Omaha, NE 68182

Phone: 402.554.3672


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