CASNR Career News

September 14, 2021

Fall Career Fair Info – Save the Date

Tuesday, September 21 -Friday, September 24th, 12-4 pm each day

Registration Open! https://careers.unl.edu/unl-career-fairs/

This fall, the University Career Fair will take place over 4 days, with each day designated to various career pathways. This fair is open to all UNL students, in all majors.

  • DAY 1: Tuesday, September 21 @ Nebraska Student Union
    • Career Pathways: Business, Management and Operations, Training, Government & Public Administration, Human Services & Non-profit, Law, Public Safety & Security, Health & Public Health, Education, Nutrition/Dietetics
  • DAY 2: Wednesday, September 22 @ Nebraska Student Union
    • Career Pathways: Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing, Computer Science & Development
  • Day 3: Thursday, September 23 @ Nebraska Student Union
    • Career Pathways: Science & Research, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Math & Data Analytics, Marketing, Advertising, Sales & Service, Finance, Accounting, Banking & Insurance, Transportation & Logistics
  • Day 4: Friday, September 24- @ Nebraska East Union
    • Career Pathways: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Hospitality & Tourism

Husker Suit-Up

Sunday, Sept. 12- Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021

The Husker Suit-Up event, hosted by JCPenney and UNL Career Services, allows students the opportunity to build their professional wardrobe with discounts on career and dress apparel. To receive your Extra 30% off coupon code for select career and dress apparel, text HUSKERSUITUP to 67292. Coupon code can be used online. To shop online go to the special JCPenney Suit-Up site: www.jcpenney.com/m/suit-up and enter the coupon code at checkout to receive your discount. Online orders can be picked up in-store or delivered to your door. This online event is open to any UNL student, alumni, faculty & staff.

Questions? Contact Amber Pape at apape2@unl.edu or 402-472-3145.

Résumé Lab

Need assistance with your résumé, cover letter, finding an on-campus job, or Handshake? Start with our Résumé Labs! Bring your computer, ask questions, get feedback, make edits as you go, and walk out with improved documents.

Times:

  • Tuesdays - 4 PM – 5:30 PM – Biochemistry Resource Center – N201 Beadle
  • Wednesdays - Noon – 2 PM – Animal Science Building – The Hub
  • Thursdays - 1 PM – 3 PM Hardin Hall South – Student Services Lounge
  • Thursdays - 3 PM – 5 PM - Plant Sciences Building – Room 271

Visit the CASNR Career Center

Walk-in Peer Coach Hours - Virtual or In-Person

Can’t make the Résumé Lab? Our Peer Coaches will have walk-in hours – go to the CASNR Career Center to sign up via MyPlan for an appointment.

Peace Corps Prep Launch

  • Tuesday, September 28
  • 4:00-6:00 pm (Remarks at 5:00 pm)
  • Wick Alumni Center, 1520 R St. (Indoor and outdoor spaces)
  • RSVP

PC Prep is a certificate program open to undergraduate students in good standing. Integrating coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development, the program prepares students for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. Students build four core competencies:

  1. Sector-specific skills in one of the following: Education, Health, Environment, Agriculture, Youth in Development, or Community Economic Development
  2. Foreign language proficiency
  3. Intercultural competence
  4. Professional savvy and leadership

PC Prep students at Nebraska will receive a scholarship of up to $5,000 for studying or interning abroad 1) in a country where Peace Corps volunteers have served, and/or 2) on a program that offers intensive Spanish, French, or other language spoken in Peace Corps host countries.

Upon completion, students will receive a certificate directly from the Peace Corps, a federal agency. While PC Prep graduates are encouraged to apply for Peace Corps service, there is no obligation to apply, and no guarantee of acceptance.

The PC Prep application will open soon, and will be due October 15 to join the program in spring 2022 (March 11 to join the program in fall 2022).

Eligibility:

  • Current undergraduate students from any major in good standing. Applications should be submitted at least two semesters before a student’s expected graduation date.
  • Students from traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply, as the Peace Corps aims to have a volunteers corps reflective of the rich diversity of the U.S.
  • International students may complete the PC Prep program at Nebraska, but applicants to serve in the Peace Corps must be U.S. citizens.

Volunteer Opportunity

Launching Nebraska-nauts

Are you passionate about STEM related fields and working with the next generation of students? Nebraska 4-H was lucky enough to be a recipient of a in-flight educational downlink with the International Space Station through NASA. This volunteer opportunity would be working with K- 12th grade students alongside 4-H educators & NPPD.

  • October 13, 2021 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Raising Nebraska Building @ Grand Island, NE

Interested? Contact Rachel Ibach at ribach2@unl.edu. Additional information can be found https://4h.unl.edu/launching-nebraska-nauts

Job Opportunities

  • CASNR Keith R. Olsen Agricultural Policy Internship Award

    The Keith R. Olsen Agricultural Policy Internship award program can provide CASNR students - you - the opportunity to complete exciting internships in Washington, D.C. Students who are selected to participate in the Washington, D.C. program could work full-time on Capitol Hill for a member of Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation, a selected committee in the House of Representatives/Senate or at one of a number of agricultural organizations based in Washington, D.C.

    The Keith R. Olsen Agricultural Policy Internship Award would provide you the opportunity to understand agricultural policy through hands-on experience. You would gain firsthand knowledge on how a single idea can develop into legislation that impacts your area of interest, whether it is production agriculture, wildlife biology, environmental conservation, nutrition, agricultural economics, or another area.

    Recipient(s) will be expected to secure their own internship with the assistance of the Olsen Internship Committee

    Recipient(s) will be expected to secure their own internship with the assistance of the Olsen Internship Committee

    • Receive a $3,000 stipend
    • Live and work in Washington, D.C. during the summer semester
    • Gain valuable ag policy experience
    • Earn academic credit if desired

    Qualifications:

    • Applicant shall have sophomore class standing or above.
    • Preference shall be given to candidates who are members of the Collegiate Farm Bureau Organization. Learn more about becoming a member

    Applications due November 5, 2021

    How to Apply:

    The application, grade release form, reference forms and letters must be returned to:
    Keith R. Olsen Agricultural Policy Internship Award:
    Internship Award Selection Committee:
    Attn: Julie Obermeyer:
    103 Agricultural Hall:
    Lincoln, NE 68583-0702

    Download the application form (Word doc)

  • Yeutter Student Scholar Award

    Applications are open for the Yeutter Student Scholar Award supported by the Steve Nelson Yeutter Institute International Trade Internship Award. This award aims to support access to internships in international trade and to provide students with valuable exposure to and experience with trade policy issues and leaders in business, agriculture, law, academia, non-governmental organizations, embassies, and the U.S. Government.

    • $5,000 award to support a student who has obtained an internship at a major trade-related organization, including but not limited to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and World Bank.
    • Award aims to support access to internships in the field that are often unpaid or modestly-paid.
    • The award will be administered for summer 2022 contingent on a student securing an approved internship.
    • Apply by October 8
  • Yeutter/Washington International Trade Association Internship Washington D.C.

    Applications are open for the Washington International Trade Association Summer 2022 Internship, supported by the Steve Nelson Yeutter Institute International Trade Internship Award. This award aims to support access to internships in international trade and to provide students with valuable exposure to and experience with trade policy issues and leaders in business, agriculture, law, academia, non-governmental organizations, embassies, and the U.S. Government.

    • Yeutter Institute partnership with the Washington International Trade Association to send a student to work in their organization each summer in the heart of the trade policy community in Washington, D.C.
    • $6,000 award to support roundtrip airfare and living expenses, supported by the Nebraska Farm Bureau through the Steve Nelson Yeutter Institute International Trade Internship Award.
    • Must demonstrate an interest in agricultural policy and international trade.
    • Apply by October 8

    Curious about the experience? Hear from last year's recipient:
    “My internship with WITA was the perfect launch pad for me to learn about what a career in international trade looks like. I had the chance to engage with trade professionals on policy issues and I gained experience in event coordination and non-profit organization communication strategies.”
    - Savannah Gerlach, Summer 2021 Intern

  • Nebraska Corn Board

    Over the last several years, Nebraska Corn has provided real-world experiences and opportunities for college interns. These students work directly with Nebraska Corn cooperating organizations including the U.S. Grains Council, the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the National Corn Growers Association.

    Each year, the Nebraska Corn Board offers several internship opportunities. Five of the internships are located outside of the state and the other two are located in the offices of the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, both in Lincoln, Nebraska. All seven opportunities are paid internship experiences.

    Numerous Nebraska Corn Board-sponsored internship opportunities (2021-2022 opportunities)
    • International Relations – USGC - Washington, D.C. (Summer 2022)
    • Agronomy and Data – NCGA - St. Louis (Summer 2022)
    • Communications and Market Development – NCB - Lincoln (May 2022-May 2023)
    • Promotion and International Relations – USMEF - Denver (Summer 2022)
    • International Agricultural Relations – USGC - Location to be Determined (Summer 2022)
    • Public Policy – NCGA - Washington, D.C. (Summer 2022)
    • Communications and Outreach – NeCGA - Lincoln (May 2022-May 2023)

    Application due November 5, 2021. More information on https://nebraskacorn.gov/internships/

  • Farm Program Technician - Cass County and Lancaster County FSA office

    USDA Farm Service Agency in Nebraska is seeking to fill two full-time, permanent Program Technician positions, one each in the Cass County FSA office in Weeping Water, Nebraska, and in the Lancaster County FSA office in Lincoln, Nebraska.

    The selectees for the farm programs Program Technician positions will be responsible for carrying out office activities and functions pertaining to technical assistance and program support related to farm programs at the field office level.

    To apply for Cass County: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/612568000. This vacancy announcement will close on Sept. 13, 2021.

    To apply for Lancaster County: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/612711900. This vacancy announcement will close on Sept. 15, 2021

  • The Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) seeks qualified studnets to work as Learning Consultants for our Study Stop Program

    A Learning Consultant is responsible for providing one-on-one or small group academic support for undergraduate students. The goal is to help students better understand course material and relevant study skills to improve their academic performance.

    CAST Office

  • Healthy Lincoln Wellness Leader - Lincoln, NE

    Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln is looking to fill 3 Wellness Leader part-time positions by September. We are looking for students who are majoring in agriculture, community health & wellness, nutrition, and the like.

    Application and more information