Employer Partners Day

2017 Employer Partners

2017 Employer Partners Day: Tuesday, May 16, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Career Services at CBA is thrilled to share the exciting new initiatives happening with the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The sixth annual Employer Partners Day is an excellent opportunity to create new connections with CBA administration, faculty and staff, and learn how to enhance your presence on campus and benchmark with other hiring organizations.

Conference Agenda
8-8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome featuring Dr. Kathy Farrell, Interim Dean, College of Business Administration
9:15-10 a.m. Career Services at CBA
10 a.m. Break
10:10-11:50 a.m.

Breakout Session #1
Making Students Ready for You: Improving Career Preparation for the Future. Career Services at CBA Staff.

Our philosophy to develop confident, professional, and connected business students starts in the classroom and expands into various services. To be effective, we look forward to learning and sharing among our employer partners to strengthen curriculum and career coaching while also giving employers the chance to learn from one another. This round table session will give you the opportunity to have your voice be heard to strengthen efforts in making students ready for you.

Breakout Session #2
Maximize your campus recruiting resources: Best practices and Husker Hire Link. Andrea McClintic and Jordan Schmidt. University Career Services.

Whether you have been recruiting for years or are new to college recruiting, come and learn the ins and outs of Husker Hire Link, scheduling on-campus activities and successfully engaging students at career fairs. Employer Relations staff from University Career Services will be providing best practices and examples of successful recruiting tactics used the University of Nebraska.

Breakout Session #3
Developing Global Leaders through Undergraduate International Business Education. John Osiri. Director of International Business.

Learn about CBA’s mission to move students from global explorers to global leaders through the International Business degree, Global Leadership minor, and project-based international experiences that give all CBA students transferable hands-on skills.

Breakout Session #4
Understanding the Unique Strengths of CBA Students. Mark Pogue and Samantha Kennelly Clifton Strengths Institute.

What energizes and motivates the students of the CBA? How can you position your organization to be as appealing as possible to a candidate? In this workshop, we’ll draw on new data about the strengths and motivations of our students and provide helpful insights into how to leverage these insights into increased interest in the roles you offer, the positions you post, and the culture you promote.

12-12:50 p.m. Lunch and keynote speaker Amber Williams, Director of Admissions, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
12:50-1 p.m. Awards and Closing

Welcome Address - Dr. Kathy Farrell,
Interim Dean of the College of Business Administration

Dr. Kathy Farrell

Chancellor Ronnie Green appointed Dr. Kathy Farrell to the position of interim dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, effective January 3, 2017. An experienced academic and business leader, Farrell served as associate dean for four years before becoming the chair of the Department of Finance in 2014.

She is the State Farm Professor of Finance and has more than 20 years of experience teaching university courses in banking and finance. After joining CBA in 1993, she achieved tenure in 2002 and full professor in 2009. She also received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1996 and the University Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004.

Farrell’s research interests include executive compensation, executive turnover and succession and other corporate governance issues. Her publications have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Business, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, National Tax Journal, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research and others.

Prior to earning her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Georgia, Farrell was an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick in Baltimore and Atlanta and earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (inactive). She received her bachelor's degree from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

She also serves on the board of directors of Nelnet, Inc., a NYSE company headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Assurity, Inc., a mutual insurance company headquartered in Lincoln.

Keynote Speaker - Amber Williams,
Director of Admissions, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Amber Williams

A seasoned admissions and higher education professional, Amber Williams is responsible for developing enrollment strategy, and implementing and assessing strategic and operational programs to recruit, admit and enroll an academically talented and diverse student body to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

She came to UNL in 2002 from the University of Kansas Office of Admissions and Scholarships as the assistant director for diversity recruitment. Williams also had responsibilities in freshman and high ability recruitment, events and campus visits and several UNL retention programs. Her work has been an integral part of UNL's increase in enrollment. The UNL fall 2014 freshman class was the largest in the last 30 years.

In 2006, Williams was named the director for the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy. She was named the director of admissions and associate dean for enrollment management in July 2011. As associate dean, she is responsible for the UNL Academic Services and Enrollment Management (ASEM) Offices of Marketing and Communications and Recruitment Technology.

Williams earned her bachelor's in communication studies from the University of Kansas and a master's in leadership education and a doctorate in educational administration from Nebraska.


Nebraska Innovation Campus
Nebraska Innovation Campus

From Omaha, NE (east):

  1. Take I-80 W toward Lincoln, NE
  2. Follow I-80 W to US-6 in Waverly. Take exit 409 from I-80 W.
  3. Turn left onto US-6 W
  4. Turn left onto State Fair Park Drive
  5. Continue onto Salt Creek Roadway
  6. Turn right onto N 21st Street
  7. Arrived at Nebraska Innovation Campus

From Grand Island, NE (west):

  1. Take I-80 E toward Lincoln, NE
  2. Follow I-80 E to W Cornhusker Hwy in Lincoln, NE. Take exit 399 from I-80 E.
  3. Turn left onto W Cornhusker Hwy
  4. Continue on W Cornhusker Hwy to State Fair Park Drive
  5. Turn left onto State Fair Park Drive
  6. Continue onto Salt Creek Roadway
  7. Turn right onto N 21st Street
  8. Arrived at Nebraska Innovation Campus

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost?
The event cost is $15. Parking is free.

What should I bring?
You may want to bring a notebook and business cards. Be prepared to network!

What should I wear to the event?
Recommended dress is business casual.

What meals are included at the event?
The event includes breakfast and lunch.

How do I get more information about area attractions?
Visit http://www.unl.edu/lincoln/ for more information.