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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 one of the latest emails that went
out to parents and families in January, 2023.

Happy New Year! I hope your student is enjoying winter break. Looking toward the spring semester and ultimately summer, I want to share a few notes regarding specific opportunities for your student.

If your student needs help with their spring course schedule, our academic advisors are here to meet in-person or virtually.

Now is the time to apply for CoB summer study abroad programs, including:

  • Nebraska at Oxford Applications due Wed., February 1 or until spots are filled

    Spend four weeks studying economics or Shakespeare at Oxford University in England, July 16-August 12. All accepted applicants are guaranteed a minimum CoB $1,275 scholarship.

  • Rwanda: Global Startup CommunitiesApplications due Wed., March 1

    Spend three weeks studying entrepreneurship in Rwanda, May 21-June 11, with Center for Entrepreneurship faculty.

  • IAU in BarcelonaApplications due Wed., February 1

    Spend 6, 8 or 11 weeks studying in Barcelona, Spain.

    • 6-week track, June 5-July 15: Six credits from courses.
    • 8-week track, May 22-July 15: Six credits from a course and an internship.
    • 11-week track, May 22-August 5: Nine credits from an academic course, an internship and intensive Spanish.
  • IAU in Aix-en-Provence Applications due Wed., February 1

    Spend six weeks in southern France, June 3-July 15.

Study abroad scholarships are available to help fund the experience: Have your student apply for the university's summer Global Experiences scholarships by Wed., February 1.

Additionally, it's time for summer internships and job searches and continued career exploration.
Encourage your student to schedule an appointment to meet with a career coach.

  • Spring Career Fairs: February 27-March 1

    Career coaches can help them explore careers, develop resumes, refine LinkedIn profiles, learn strategies for interviews, identify opportunities, negotiate job offers and more.

  • Summer Internships

    Career coaches can share industry information as well as help them develop a resume, learn strategies for interviews and identify opportunities.

  • Career Expeditions in Chicago and Lincoln

    Applications are open for three Business Career Center Career Expeditions. There are two Chicago options over spring break (March 13-19): students may choose to visit employers over several days or attend a networking reception with employers and alumni. In April, there will be a one-day experience in Lincoln visiting three employers and a reception with the Lincoln Young Professionals Group.

Please encourage your student to make the most of these opportunities so they may have a successful 2023 and beyond.

Kathy Farrell

P.S. - The College of Business offers three free summer programs to help high school students explore various careers in business – DREAMBIG Academy, Discover Accounting and Discover Actuarial Science. Nominate high school students for these programs.

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The UNL Parents Association offers a great network and opportunities to get involved and support activities that enhance your students' experience. Explore their website for information on financial resources, promoting well-being,care packages and common FAQs.

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For both in-state and out-of-state students, Nebraska strives to make college affordable for all families. We offer among the lowest tuition in the Big Ten, and 65% of first-year students receive institutional grants or scholarships.

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College Resources

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.

Business Career Center

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.

Business Advising and Student Engagement

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

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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 best practice from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Professional Enhancement Program Career and Student Outcomes Reports