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Mikki Sandin

Assistant Director of Professional & Life Skills
Business Career Center
HLH 141
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
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International Family Studies, MS
Areas of Expertise
  • International Family Studies
  • Career Coaching
  • Certified Clifton Strengths Coach
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Event Coordination
Research Interests
  • International Student Success
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  • Belief
  • Responsibility
  • Connectedness
  • Developer
  • Empathy

Mikki Sandin is the Assistant Director of Professional & Life Skills in the Business Career Center. She directs BSAD 444, successfully empowering business students to transition from college to career or post-college pursuits and facilitates the Employment Readiness Certificate course where international students learn about US work culture and opportunities. Mikki also assists with the Employer in Residence program, which allows employers to increase their brand awareness and connect with College of Business students about internships and full-time positions.

Mikki completed her Masters degree in International Family Studies in December 2020 and is a strong international student advocate, seeking to enhance the educational and community experiences of students from all countries.  She loves ethnic foods, stories of culturally diverse family life, and encouraging others in their unique value. 

Before joining Nebraska Business in August 2019, Mikki worked at UNL Confucius Institute, UNL Procurement Services, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Campus areas of involvement include diversity and inclusion initiatives, staff professional development, and international student RSO advising. 

Professional Service
  • University of Nebraska Staff Senate, District 3 Senator, January 2023-present
  • University of Nebraska Staff Senate, DEI Committee Member, January 2023-present
  • University of Nebraska Office Professionals Association (UNOPA), Awards Director, 2018-2020; Outreach Director, 2017-2018
  • National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), Great Plains Regional Secretary, 2018-2019
Institutional Service
  • Business International Student Association advisor, 2019-present
  • Chinese Student Association advisor, 2023-present
  • Rwandan Student Association advisor, 2018-2023
  • UNL Tobacco Free Committee, 2017-2018


  • Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, Family & Friends Recognition Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2022
  • Dean's Coin, 2022


  • Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, February 2023
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida
  • Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador Program, Executive Certificate in Leadership, College of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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