Career and Graduate School Fairs

Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska offers two career and graduate school fairs for students. The general Career and Graduate School Fair is hosted by Student Success each fall for all students. The Nursing Career and Graduate School Fair is hosted by the Nursing Program each spring for nursing students.

Find answers to your questions or register for a booth below!

General Career and Graduate School Fair

The General Fair is hosted by Career Services each fall. Employers and graduate schools offer students information on internships, part-time and full-time employment, and university graduate programs in a variety of fields.

Upcoming General Fair
IN-PERSON:
Fall 2022
Day, Time, and Location to be Determined

VIRTUAL:
Day and Time to be Determined
via Handshake

Register for a Fall 2022 booth here.

Contact careerassistant@ucollege.edu if you have questions or would like your organization added to our contact list for future information on the fall Career and Graduate School Fair.

Nursing Career and Graduate School Fair

The Nursing Fair is hosted by the Nursing Program each spring. Employers and graduate schools offer nursing students information on part-time and full-time employment, and graduate programs in healthcare.

Upcoming Nursing Fair
Spring 2022 has been CANCELLED.
Register to be notified of a future Nursing Fair here.

Contact debbie.eno@ucollege.edu if you have questions or would like your organization on our contact list for future information on the spring Nursing Career and Graduate School Fair.

Student FAQ

All students are invited to attend the general Career and Graduate School Fair in the fall. Nursing students are invited to the Nursing Career and Graduate School Fair in the spring. A variety of companies attend our fairs to help you consider career options, find an internship, land a job, or continue your education through graduate school.


Why should I attend?

Take this opportunity to practice talking with employers, learn about opportunities for internships, jobs, and graduate programs, and make connections for next steps after college. Plus, grab a snack, win prizes, and get your FREE professional profile photo!


How can I prepare?

Know your why. Practice sharing a little about yourself. Have a few questions ready that you can ask the representatives at the fair. Research the companies and graduates schools--prepare to talk to both.


What should I wear?

Choose a professional outfit. A more traditional suit or dress pants with a dress shirt and blazer leaves the best impression. The closer you are to graduating or the more serious you are about making professional connections at this event, the more traditional you should go in your business attire. We also offer free headshots, so dress for that!


What do I do when I get there?

Check in and collect any information available, then start meeting and collecting information from the organizations represented. Not sure who to talk to? Ask! We will be there to help.


Should I bring my resume?

Yes! Bring a few copies of your resume or other networking material like a brochure or business card. (Visit Career Services in the Student Success Center to fine tune this!) Organizations may not request it or even keep it, but it can help to show or hand over if requested. Also have it saved as a PDF to upload or email as requested after the event.


What if I’m not a senior?

Research for student internships should start your first year in college. While senior year is often when big decisions about next steps after college are made, the information and connections to make those decisions can be started as early as your freshman year. Make it a yearly habit to attend whichever fair is relevant to you until you graduate.

Organization FAQ

We are delighted for your company or graduate institution to be represented in one of our fairs!


How do I register for one or both of the fairs?

Register for a booth at the spring Nursing Fair here, and register for a booth at the fall General Fair here.


How do I pay for our booth?

Payment for both fairs must be made via credit card at ucollege.edu/pay. In the drop down menu choose either “Career and Graduate School Fair ($50) - Fall” or “Nursing Career and Graduate School Fair ($50) - Spring.” (Payment will be live closer to the event date.)


Where are the fairs located and where should I park?

For the Nursing Fair, see this campus map (PDF) for event location (red star) and free parking options (blue stars).

For the General Fair, see #3 on this campus map for event location. Free parking is across the street at the College View Church. 


Can my organization attend both fairs?

Yes! If you have career or graduate opportunities for both nursing majors and other students, you are welcome to represent your organization at both fairs. You will need to register and pay for each fair separately. Please be sure to bring information specifically for nursing students to the Nursing Fair, and bring materials for a variety of students to the General Fair.


How many students and which majors attend the general fair?

The general fair in the fall is held during our weekly campus assembly time to encourage all students to attend. Attendance varies year to year starting at 150+ students depending on things like students’ schedules, class sizes for interested majors, or their perceived need for this event. We communicate with students regularly leading up to the fair, through our campus social media, school emails, posters around campus, class visits, and announcements in other venues.


We encourage all students to attend the general fair, freshmen through seniors, since connections and information for decisions made their final year of college are often started earlier. We also encourage all majors to attend, so please have materials ready to provide career or graduate program information to more than business or communications majors, if your organization offers it.


If you have opportunities available for specific fields or majors, please let us know and we can help get that information to the respective programs and students.

Got questions?

For the General Career and Graduate School Fair, contact: careerassistant@ucollege.edu.


For the Nursing Career and Graduate School Fair, contact: debbie.eno@ucollege.edu.