Advising Updates

UNL Meteorology-Climatology
UNL Meteorology-Climatology

Hello Meteorology-Climatology Majors,

I hope you are doing well as we progress through the 4th week of the spring semester. I expect that your first round of exams or papers are getting close to coming due in your classes, so please don't forget to reach out for help rather than stressing out.

I want to talk about the University Career and Internship fairs happening this week at UNL. Each semester, University Career Services brings in employers and others with opportunities to hold a career and internship fair over three to five days. After the sending out of this newsletter, the following Career and Internships fairs will take place:

University Career + Internship Fairs – DAY 1
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 | 12-4 PM | Nebraska Union | Booth Map
• Economics, Banking & Finance
• Government, Policy, Public Administration & Law
• Health & Wellness
• Human Services & Non-Profit

University Career + Internship Fairs – DAY 2
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024 | 12-4 PM | Nebraska Union | Booth Map
• Entertainment, Media & Design
• Computing, Software & Data Analytics
• Management, Human Resources, Marketing & Sales

University Career + Internship Fairs – DAY 3
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 | 12-4 PM | Nebraska Union | Booth Map
• Architecture, Engineering & Construction
• Science, Research & Development

Clearly, you cannot just walk into a career and internship fair and expect to be given an opportunity, so you need to be prepared for the fair. Here are some things you can do to help prepare yourself to attend the fair:

- See who is attending via Handshake (see the links above) and by checking out the fair booth map (see the links above), which has filters to identify employers attending that fit your career interests. *Booth locations subject to change.
- Watch short career fair prep videos on conversation tips, resume hints, attire, and more.
- Access the Job and Internship Guide for help crafting resumes, finding opportunities and marketing yourself.
- Create a career fair outfit with Career Closet, Lavender Closet, and Husker Suit-Up.
- Get personalized assistance from our CAS Career Coach team.

The resources above are available all the time, so you can certainly prepare for next fair well in advance.

Regardless of your plans, I would strongly encourage you to attend the career and internship fairs as you will see what attending is like and have a chance to practice networking with employers. These skills will help you in the future when you need to market yourself to achieve your goals (even if you want to go to graduate school).

Historically, students from our College attend the career and internships fairs at lower rates than students from the other Colleges, and this needs to change if you and other students from our College want to gain experience in order to access opportunities. Remember, the CAS Career Coaches and I are here to help you achieve your goals, and we want you to attend the career and internship fairs.

Revised Drop-in Schedule this Week!
Due to a previously scheduled meeting, I will only have drop-in meetings on Wednesday, February 14th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm instead of 1:00 to 3:00 pm. My drop-in meeting time on Friday, February 16th will be normal.

Newsletter Feedback
If you ever have questions or feedback about anything in the weekly newsletter, please let me know by shooting me an email. Sometimes, it is difficult for me to know if these emails are actually being read and/or found useful.

Best wishes, Doug

Spring 2024 Advising Schedule
I will taking in-person, Zoom, and phone meetings in 45-minute blocks from 8:30 am to 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm every weekday when I am not taking Zoom drop-in advising meetings. I will also be taking Zoom drop-in advising meetings on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Fridays at 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Zoom drop-in meetings are being coordinated by the College of Arts and Sciences with a schedule and a link to the Zoom room available at

You can schedule a meeting with me by using the Student Success Hub via this link, by calling the College of Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center at 402-472-4190, by calling me at 402-472-4319, or by emailing me at You can find instructions for how to access and schedule meetings in the Student Success Hub system here.

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