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Janessa Hageman

Assistant Director of the Business Career Center
Business Career Center
HLH 141
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
(402) 472-7272
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Areas of Expertise
  • Career Development
  • Internship/Job Search Strategies
  • Networking
  • Interviewing
  • Career Curriculum
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  • Activator
  • Communication
  • Learner
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Appointments: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Schedule an appointment:

Career coaching started for me as an undergraduate serving as a peer career advisor, changing my public relations intended destiny. Before landing back into higher education, planned happenstance led me to a stint in consulting before currently serving as an Assistant Director for the College of Business Career Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Currently, I get to activate growth and promote resiliency when coaching professionals in reaching and expanding career goals that align with their priorities, strengths, and values.

With over 5 years of direct coaching experience, I have worked across three different career services centers as well as other functional areas in higher education leading projects in training and development with staff, faculty, and students. Currently, I specialize in career development curriculum, internship/job search strategies for business majors, and create materials to assist with all areas of professional development while considering current employers'' needs. I specifically teach a section of BSAD 222: Career Development & Planning, lead BSAD 333: Internship & Job Search Strategies, and co-lead the Business Career Center''s Peer Career Coaching Program that was recognized by the Career Leadership Collective as an Innovation Showcase Winner in 2019. No matter what my role is, I work diligently to ignite goals, create partnerships, and achieve results while keeping the momentum going with a unique energy.

Getting Strategic: Scaling Career Curriculum With Peer Career Coaches, June 2021
National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) Conference, Virtual

From Dreading to Enjoying: Networking Strategies That Work,
May 2021
University of Nebraska-Lincoln All Staff Conference, Virtual

Scaling Career Curriculum to Maximize Student Learning and Staff Time, November 2020
The Career Leadership Collective Annual Conference, Virtual

Empowering Students, Energizing Employers: Strategies for Early Engagement, July 2019
MidwestACE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Leveraging Peer Coaches in Curriculum,
June 2019
The Career Leadership Collective, Innovation Showcase Winner, Virtual

AI - Advisor Intelligence: Decrypting the Future of Students Applying for Jobs, February 2019
Academic Advising Association (AAA) Conference, Lincoln, NE

Enjoying Networking is Optional but We Will Make You Good at It, November 2017
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher (NASPA) IV-W Regional Conference, Lincoln, NE

Expanding Peer Feedback into Career Programming, June 2017
National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) Conference, Las Vegas, NV

When All Else Fails, Parallel Planning to the Rescue, February 2017
Academic Advising Association (AAA) Conference, Lincoln, NE

Taking Advisor Development to the Next Level, May 2016
National Academic Advising Conference (NACADA) Region 6 Conference, Omaha, NE                                                                                                                                                 
More than a Number: Enhancing Student Engagement in a High Enrollment Online Course,
May 2016
Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium, Lincoln, NE

Undergraduate Courses

BSAD 222: Career Development & Planning
BSAD 333: Internship & Job Search Strategies

Teaching Interests
  • Career Development
  • Professional Development
  • Navigating the Job Search Process
Significant External Service
  • HireBig10+ Consortium, Chair, 2019-Present
  • EducationQuest, Mentor/Scholarship Committee Member, 2015-Present
  • Midwest Association of Colleges & Employers, Pre-Conference Committee Member, 2018-2019
  • HireBig10+ Consortium, Communications Coordinator, 2017-2019
  • Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Program Reviewer/Graduate Associate Program Member, 2014-2015
Institutional Service
  • Search Committee Member/Chair, 2016, 2019
  • StartStrong Strengths Academy, Strengths Leader, 2018
  • Young Professionals at Nebraska, President, 2017-2018
  • Young Professionals at Nebraska, Membership Coordinator, 2016-2017
  • Husker Dialogues Leader, 2017
  • Career Services Excellence Award - Honorable Mention, National Association of Colleges & Employers, 2021
  • Innovation Showcase Winner, Career Leadership Collective, 2019 
  • Dean's Coin, College of Business, 2015, 2018, 2020
  • Certificate of Contribution to Students, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Parents Association, 2018
  • Outstanding New Career Services Professional Award, Hire Big10+ Consortium, 2017

Leadership Development:

  • Aspire, Career Leadership Collective, 2021-2022
  • Leadership Advancement Program (LAP) Selected Participant, National Association of Colleges & Employers, 2018-2019