• November 21, 2019

    Nebraska union: State senators offer thoughts on civil discourse

    Favor the face-to-face or the phone call to the email or the tweet. Step into another’s experience and invite them into yours. Engage in self-reflection.

    Full story: news.unl.edu

  • November 18, 2019

    Learn to Earn with USCIS.

    Hello students! If you missed this week’s Learn and Earn Over Lunch with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the Military & Veterans Success Center? Well, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. If you are in search of an internship or full-time job and want to get your foot in the door with government work, then keep reading!

    In terms of Pathways, USCIS has a fantastic recruitment program. There are both unpaid and paid internships, some of which turn into regular appointments (they announce paid internships through USA Jobs at www.usajobs.gov). Benefits of interning and working at USCIS are the benefits! They offer health, dental, vision, have a pension program, TSP/retirement, and more. Another benefit is the great work atmosphere; employees tend to stay at their jobs here for 40-50+ years. They’re also extremely flexible with student’s school and regular work schedules!

    You can start working on an application for an internship whenever through USA Jobs, but the official applications for summer internships don’t open until early spring. Ask about unpaid internship opportunities at nscjobs@uscis.dhs.gov. You DO NOT have to be a criminal justice major to apply. They look at applications for all majors but a criminal justice major or some sort of major that relates is preferred. Part of the internship works with reading and interpreting laws so a background in criminal justice is helpful.

    The day-to-day schedule of an intern depends on each person’s school schedule. It also depends on what work the USCIS has you do. The longest part of the hiring process is the security clearance. Even if you’re a military veteran with already existing clearances, everyone completes a security clearance through the Department of Homeland Security.

    USCIS is looking for applicants with work experience, education experience, who are reliable and responsible. USCIS is a well-kept secret but it’s a great place to start a career and after a while, finish a career and retire. If this is of interest to you, feel free to come by the MVSC and ask for more information or contact them through their website linked above!
    Thanks for reading! Go Big RED!

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  • November 12, 2019

    State senators featured in civil discourse panel

    Nebraska’s historically non-partisan legislative body and how state senators engage in civil discourse is the focus of a Nov. 19 panel at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

    Full story: news.unl.edu

  • November 12, 2019

    Hollist takes to skies to help military forces

    A little over 10 years ago, Cody Hollist could see someone close to him struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder following a military deployment. He realized he had the skill set to help — not only his friend, but many service members.

    Full story: news.unl.edu

  • November 11, 2019

    'The bigger shock was getting out': Veterans overcoming obstacles, finding success at UNL

    Full story: journalstar.com

  • November 11, 2019

    University to participate in Veterans Day roll call

    The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will observe Veterans Day by participating in a national project that honors American service men and women who died in wars.

    Full story: news.unl.edu

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