Union Pacific, the first Employer in Residence for the 2013-14 academic year, will be hosting a variety of events to help students, faculty, and staff learn more about the company and their opportunities.
Wednesday - Booth (9-Noon, CBA Atrium), Student Lunch & Learn (Noon - 1pm, CBA 107)
Thursday - Faculty & Staff Lunch & Learn (Noon - 1pm, CBA 222)
More information about Union Pacific:
It was more than 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln
signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. With the historic stroke of a pen,the stage was set for Union Pacific to open the American West to settlers and, in the process, unite a continent.
It took an army of 20,000 men, working 12 to 16 hours
a day, seven days a week, for six years. They crossed
hundreds of miles of desert, pushed into mountains, and forded streams and rivers to connect America by rail. It was a remarkable feat, as the system was built primarily by hand. With the driving of the Golden Spike on May 10, 1869, the route was complete, and a vast, largely unpopulated region was poised for growth. The transcontinental route heralded the Industrial Revolution and modernized transportation.
Many of the 7,000 communities throughout the railroad’s system can trace their origins directly to a Union Pacific depot. Today, our fleet of more than 8,000 locomotives travels to 23 states over nearly 32,000 miles of track. Union Pacific is a Fortune 150 company with 46,000 employees working, day and night, for the good of those communities,our customers, our shareholders and one another.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/hze