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 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:
Fall 2020 - information to come in Spring 2020
Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska
Register for a General Fair booth here.

Contact careerassistant@ucollege.edu if you have questions or would like your organization to be 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 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Don Love Atrium - Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska
Register for a Nursing Fair booth here.

Contact faith.armstrong@ucollege.edu if you have questions or would like your organization to be added to our contact list for future information on the spring Nursing 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 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.

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 semester only” or “Nursing Career and Graduate School Fair ($50) - spring semester only.”


Where are the fairs located and where should I park?

See this campus map (PDF) for Nursing Fair and General Fair location (red star) and free parking options (blue stars).


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 and what students attend the fairs?

100-200 students 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 all students regularly leading up to the fairs, 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.