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Alumni Voices
Kirk Zeller

My first memory of Nebraska Business was figuring out who to meet to go to Japan. I participated in the Senshu and Nanzan University study abroad programs and lived for two years with a Japanese host family taking in the culture and language, and I learned how to make appropriate connections in that culture. What I learned is you can’t do business if you don’t understand the culture.

- Kirk Zeller, '93
DBA, Board Member and Co-Founder, MedMarket Access, LLC; Board Member, US Japan MedTech Frontiers (NPO), splits time in Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Silicon Prairie in Lincoln, Nebraska

My continued engagement with Nebraska Business provided the inspiration and connections needed to make a difference in my community. Business leaders have come alongside me to support and motivate over 1,000 business women in Rise Lincoln since it began in 2014. Lincoln is a stronger and more vibrant community thanks to those who share their time and their expertise.

- Katie Zulkoski, '05
Lobbyist and Attorney at Zulkoski Weber in Lincoln, Nebraska
Katie Zulkoski
Jerome Prince

What enhanced my college experience was meeting someone from Colorado who became my study buddy for every accounting class. College is about meeting folks from different parts of the country and collaborating with them academically. You both learn from each other along the way.

-Jerome Prince, ‘00
Executive Director at J.P. Morgan in the Dallas area

Building a network is extremely important. I started my first job out of college due to meeting the vice president at Nebraska. One week later I interviewed and two months later I started. My insurance partner now was my high school track coach. Reaching out to people is key. Don’t be afraid.

- Melissa Glissmeyer, ‘14
Risk Management Consultant at MJ Insurance in Phoenix, Arizona
Melissa Glissmeyer


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