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Dr. Kathy Farrell speaking with students

Your student chose Nebraska Business to prepare them to lead the future of business. Welcome to the Nebraska Business community!

We strive to offer many resources to you and your student and a support network for when you have questions or concerns. Together, we'll empower your student to succeed in academics and in life.

Emails from Dean Kathy Farrell

You are invited to sign up to receive occasional emails from Dean Kathy Farrell. You'll receive 3-6 emails from her a year with updates from the college, resources for your student and more.

What are these emails like? Below is the latest email that went
out to parents and families on May 8, 2020.

Dear Parents and Families,

As we close the spring semester, I want to thank you for your support and patience as we navigated the transition to remote learning. I am proud of our students, faculty and staff for their resilience and our university’s tagline, In Our Grit Our Glory, became very real for each of us as we had to dig deep during a time of uncertainty. Even when the world went remote due to COVID-19, the Nebraska Business community stayed connected and supported each other.

For those with students graduating this weekend, know that we are very proud of them. Our May 2020 graduates were among the first to utilize our new building and made it a home for our community. The university planned a virtual Go Big Grad Celebration on Saturday, May 9 at 9 a.m. for anyone who wants to tune in and graduates may return for an in-person Commencement in the future. In addition, all of us at the College of Business wanted our May graduates (and all of you with graduates or who know graduates) to be able to celebrate this day, so we provided a special CoB Graduation Celebration Kit for their own online or drive-thru graduation parties for family and friends. The kit included invites they could tailor, a video message from me, Husker Hired graphics for social media, fun props, yard sign template and more. College of Business May 2020 graduates can also sign up to receive a free Nebraska Business May 2020 Graduate T-shirt. (Orders are due by Sunday, May 10.)

I encourage all students and parents to follow us on social media – Nebraska College of Business on Facebook and @NebraskaBiz on Instagram and Twitter – for shoutouts, information, updates and more. Also, our graduates should look for a special video posted May 6 and share photos, tag us and use the hashtag #GoBigGrad.

Again, we are so very proud of all of our students and look forward to the future as the college continues to advance our mission. We strengthen and continue to build our programs of distinction that attract the best and brightest students from Nebraska and beyond. We provide support services to our students to help them achieve success through our Teaching and Learning Center, Business Advising and Student Engagement, Business Career Center and the Clifton Strengths Institute. We expand our presence in the online graduate space by adding specialized master’s programs (M.S. in Business Analytics and M.S. in Finance) and certificate programs (Human Resource Management and Financial Communications). These are just a few examples of the many exciting things happening within the College of Business.

I also want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all of our Husker moms who will also be celebrated this weekend. You always wear multiple hats, but during this time – probably more than ever – you may have found yourself multitasking as a parent, student, teacher, caregiver and employee simultaneously. As a mom of college students too, I hope you give yourself grace as much as you've supported your children through this time.

Best wishes to you and your family. I look forward to seeing your students in fall – that includes our graduates who I hope come back for an in-person Commencement and our Nebraska Business alumni events!

Dean Kathy Farrell

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Teaching and Learning Center

Everyone can benefit from getting help on coursework through the FREE tutoring offered by the Teaching and Learning Center. Your student can take advantage of regularly scheduled tutoring assistance available for core classes or request help with specialized software and courses at a time that works for your student. The center also coordinates Face Time with the Faculty, free lunches where your student will spend time with faculty members outside of the classroom and discuss anything from your student's future to favorite hobbies.

Teaching and Learning Center

Business Career Center

The award-winning Business Career Center is your student's one stop to becoming a confident, professional and connected business student.

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Academic Advising

From the first day of class to graduation, the staff in BASE are your student's resource for academic advising, numerous opportunities to get engaged in the college and enriching learning outside of class.

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Strengths Coaching

With our strengths-based education, students discover their natural talents and determine how they can build on them for success. As a first-year student, your student will be given a CliftonStrengths® assessment and their own personal, peer coach to help them build an individualized plan for their career goals, academic pursuits and personal well-being.

Clifton Strengths Institute

Career and Professional Development

Preparing for success after college begins on day one with the college's distinctive Professional Enhancement Program. These one-credit-hour courses prepare your student to explore their strengths, craft their resume, search for internships and jobs, nail an interview and transition from student to professional.

One of the most common questions we hear is "Will my student get a job after this?" The short answer is Huskers get hired. Our leading career center provides coaching, tools and resources for students to develop a successful career. Each year, the Business Career Center releases Student Outcomes Reports that detail the undergraduate program as a whole and dive into job and internship offers to each major. These reports are based on a knowledge rate of 100 percent for students, which means you'll get a comprehensive view, which is considered a based practice from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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