Most business schools are ruthlessly competitive, but at Nebraska, the only competition that matters is you versus you. Our industry-leading faculty and programs will challenge you to become the best at what you want to do. You’ll find professors who care about you, peers you can rely on, and people you can work with to create great things – before you even graduate. Best of all, you can make friends and prepare for your future career at the same time.
At the College of Business, you can challenge yourself and make meaningful connections along the way. Join a learning community, a cohort program like Clifton Builders for entrepreneurs, or a business student organization. In fact, there are more than 25 business-related clubs where you can make new friends, have fun and advance your career skills.
Nebraska Business cohort-based programs and student-led groups put in the work together to make the difference, like the Clifton Builders, who work hands-on with local businesses in the community through consulting.
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Did we see you at the Back to School Bash? 🕶 Thank you to Sandhills Global, who sponsored the Bash, allowing business students to learn about resources and majors available while connecting with others through 25+ business student organizations.
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“Do you believe in miracles?” This phrase defines the Delta Sigma Pi broomball team who fought their way to the intramurals championship game.
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The Diversity & Inclusion Gathering Space (DIGS) is now open Hawks Hall for all students to engage in meaningful conversations and feel they belong. Earlier this month, students gathered in the new space to play board games popular in Hispanic culture in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Meet Harrison Lloyd, an international business, economics and accounting major from Pflugerville, Texas. As the president of Pride in Business and through his other involvements, Harrison is creating inclusive spaces on campus.
Prepare to make a difference by first learning about your strengths, discover your natural talents and determine how you can build them for success. When you’re at your best, you can create positive change, combining hard work with ingenuity and collaboration.
Caleb Newburn’s outlook on college shifted in a positive way after he started a part-time position at Haberfeld Associates in Lincoln. With a new mindset, he decided to enroll in a course that allowed him to get involved and give back to Lincoln. The courses provided a fresh insight into his community. It also allowed him to create solutions for rising challenges seen by nonprofits in Lincoln.
As a first-generation college student, Paska Juma navigated a zigzag path at Nebraska. By utilizing Nebraska’s resources and finding her way into entrepreneurship after a few academic program changes, she built a toolbox of skills she uses today as a program manager at Google, social entrepreneur and activist.
The campus community came together to paint a mural! A new student-run startup called The PALETTE Project led the effort, spearheaded by founder, CEO and senior management major Erika Casarin.
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Our students do big things even during difficult times. When the pandemic hit in spring 2020, Luke Bogus helped create an app that played a crucial role in helping small businesses in need of an innovative ordering solution.
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As an actuarial science and finance major, Aakriti Agrawal found community and built lasting and impactful relationships through her involvement. Today, she leads the data governance team at American Express and encourages young girls to get involved in STEM through Girls Code Lincoln.
At Nebraska, we believe we can do big things together. Choosing a club or program to join based on your interests, you’ll get the chance to bond with people who have different perspectives and backgrounds, giving you insight and helping you develop the skills that employers demand.
Students in Delta Sigma Pi wanted to make a lasting impact on the College of Business community. In 2017, they launched the Career Closet to provide free professional clothing items so students could make a strong first impression at interviews and career fairs.
The college hosts numerous events over the academic year where you can jump in and help plan or go and meet new people. At Global Café and Connections, you get the opportunity to try different foods from around the globe provided by local restaurant entrepreneurs.
College of Business accounting students lend their talents and gain hands-on experience while helping community members by volunteering to prepare income tax returns. The opportunity allows students to experience the career field of tax accounting.
Clifton Strengths Institute
As a student strengths coach, Grace Kanel shares with high school students how understanding your strengths and applying them to your major is key to achieving success.
Nebraska Business Honors Academy
A Nebraska Business Honors Academy tradition, the annual book lab brings students together to discuss a nonfiction book and explore its topics and themes over meaningful conversation with a facilitator from the university or Lincoln community.
Prepare for your future in a globalized economy by studying or interning in another country. Whether you want to change the world through social entrepreneurship or gain a deeper understanding of a different culture, there’s a study abroad program for you. From finding the right program to helping you find scholarships, our Business Abroad coordinator will help you through it every step of the way.
Audrey Erker fulfilled her dream to study abroad as she climbed volcanos, watched horse races and went on a riverboat cruise during her Nebraska at Oxford experience in England.
Students spent winter break studying abroad in Benin, Costa Rica and Panama, working on experiential learning projects and giving back to local communities.
International business students traveled to Costa Rica to learn more about the coffee industry from a Husker alum who owns a coffee farm there.
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Claire Horner believes studying abroad in Italy through the CIMBA program was one of her best college experiences. She met people who made the most of life abroad and pushed her out of her comfort zone.
Huskers explored Rwanda and global entrepreneurship from the comfort of their own homes thanks to a virtual global experience program coordinated by the College of Business.
Nearly all Nebraska Business students see internships as must-have experience because they help you develop professional skills through mentorship and learning by doing. Your professional development expands beyond the traditional internship at Nebraska and includes interning abroad, coaching peers and meaningful service learning opportunities.
Interactions Thomas Wolfe had throughout his time as an international business major built up his communication skills. When the Kansas City Royals chose him to facilitate difficult discussions with players, he was ready to excel at the internship.
A relationship with an academic advisor pushed Hunter Kelley to challenge himself. He improved his grades, studied and interned abroad and landed a job offer before graduation.
When students faced the immediate challenge of internships being canceled during 2020, the Business Career Center and Clifton Strengths Institute collaborated to create an innovative summer career accelerator. Students like Grace Novak got serious 1-to-1 coaching to help her realize her career goals.
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Blog
With the Spring 2021 semester underway, Leading People & Projects (MNGT 411) is back to work helping nonprofits in the Lincoln community. Better known as "Strive to Thrive Lincoln," University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business students work together in the course to allocate two $5,000 grants to two local nonprofits helping to serve others in the Lincoln community.
Accounting major Jake Bowman knew student-athletes would need help to take advantage of the Name, Image and Likeness opportunities now available to them. As a business owner, he dived deep into it by becoming a peer #NILbraska advisor to student-athletes.
Making the transition from high school to college is easier when you’re surrounded by peers who share similar interests and goals. Join other students interested in business in one of two business learning communities where you’ll live in the same residence hall and are mentored by an upperclassman.
As an out-of-state student, Matea Spyhalski started college without knowing anyone. By selecting to participate in a Business Learning Community while making her university housing decision her senior year of high school, she found herself surrounded by a network of first-year students as she adjusted to life at Nebraska. Students who live in learning communities typically earn a higher first-semester GPA on average, are more likely to graduate on time and take advantage of internship and involvement opportunities sooner in their college career.
From egg to superhero, these Business Learning Communities students are evolving into the business leaders the world needs!
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Students Megan Boyle and Wyatt Fangman met in the Business Learning Communities. Now they're training at Amazon in Seattle to become student ambassadors.
Each year, Business Learning Community students travel to Chicago to learn from professionals about future careers and have fun with their community members.
Shannon Wurtele tackled a ropes challenge course with her learning community during the first week of class. They got to know each other quickly and built a culture of teamwork.
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