The Collaborative FAQ
What is the Collaborative?
A student-led service program that is intended to provide UNO students with opportunities to engage with community nonprofits and organizations through service projects that lead to positive social change.
Where can you find us?
The Collaborative is located on UNO’s Dodge Campus in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) room 130. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 A.M.–5 P.M. but you can also find us out in the community and around campus.
How does The Collaborative benefit UNO students?
Learning happens everywhere. The Collaborative is a co-curricular program (meaning, it isn't tied to an academic class) designed to give students an opportunity to gain transferable job skills. These skills are highly valued within the professional world and therefore are great additions to your resume. While UNO students are improving their leadership, intercultural, social, and emotional competencies, they are simultaneously affecting positive social change in the Omaha Metro Area.
I'm a student. How can I get involved with The Collaborative?
The Collaborative offers ongoing opportunities in six different community service areas. You can get involved by applying for one of The Collaborative’s Student Worker positions or volunteering for a project that they coordinate. All UNO students are welcome to participate in the great work happening within The Collaborative. To be a Collaborative Student Worker a Team Maverick recruiting session must be attended BEFORE applying for a student position.
What is Team Maverick?
Team Maverick Recruitment Sessions must be attended by any student interested in applying for a position within the Division of Student Affairs. These recruitment sessions provide students with the resources necessary for them to find success when interviewing for on-campus positions and to determine whether or not their desired student position is a good fit. At each recruitment session, students receive the expectations of a Team Maverick student employee, interview and resume support, as well as the next steps they must complete in order to fully apply for a position.
What kinds of issues do service projects in The Collaborative address?
The Collaborative is organized into six community service areas: Economic Sufficiency, Educational Support, Environmental Stewardship, Health & Wellness, International Service, and Social Justice. Students are encouraged to volunteer under an area that interests them.