Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska offers two career and graduate school fairs for students. The general Career and Graduate School Fair is hosted by the Career Center each fall for all students. The Nursing Career and Graduate School Fair is hosted by the Division of Nursing each spring for nursing students.
Find answers to your questions or register for a booth below!
Career and Graduate School Fair
The General Fair is hosted by the Career Center 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:
October 29, 2020
to be held virtually - more information to come
Register for a virtual "booth" here.
Contact email@example.com 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 Division of Nursing 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:
March 25, 2020 has been CANCELLED.
Register for a future Nursing Fair booth here.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 choose a career, find an internship, land a job, or continue your education through graduate school.
Why should I attend?
Students can 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.
How can I prepare?
Know your why. Practice your elevator pitch. 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. Wear close-toed shoes, and keep any accessories minimal.
What do I do when I get there?
Checkin and collect any information available. Not sure who to talk to? Ask!
Should I bring my resume?
Yes! Bring a few copies of your resume in a folder. (Visit the Career Center to fine tune it!) Organizations may not request it or even keep it, but it can help to have it available 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?
While senior year is often when big decisions about next steps after college are made, the information and connections to make those decisions should be started your freshman year. Make it a yearly habit to attend whichever fair is relevant to you until you graduate.
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?
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.”
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 this campus map for event location (#3) and free parking options.
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 fairs?
All students are encouraged to attend the general fair in the fall. Attendance varies year to year 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, 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 divisions and students.