Career Services offers a variety of services and programs to assist with the career development, job search, and employment needs of graduating seniors and alumni. We can assist with organizing job searches, locating employment resources, and developing effective resumes, cover letters, and interviewing techniques.
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The strength of collegiate career centers is providing one-on-one guidance to its students in their quest to secure employment. At the core of this guidance is expert advice on resumes, cover letters and job search strategies. However, Career Services also is the place to turn to find support and information for your individual job search efforts and employment programs to supplement your own efforts. Stop by Career Services, call 461-7400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit with Career Services to discuss your post-graduation plans. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Registration – Students seeking assistance from Career Services need to register with the JobZone. Registration allows Career Services to better manage its contact with students and also helps to manage several job search support programs. We ask that students complete the first, VERY SHORT, part of the registration for our records. This brief registration also gives students access to our online vacancy posting system for internships, seasonal jobs and full time employment.
- Bronco2Bronco Alumni Networking - Bronco2Bronco is a professional online networking community that uses the social networking site, LinkedIn, to connect Hastings College alumni to current Hastings College students. This program is sponsored by the Alumni Association and Career Services and is designed as a way for successful alumni to mentor students looking into specific careers or vocations, searching for internships, or applying for full-time employment.
Students SHOULD review the below resources with Hastings College Career Services before joining Bronco2Bronco, the Hastings College alumni and student professional networking community on LinkedIn:
Job Search Strategies – Visit Career Services to get one-on-one feedback or information on resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, networking and interviewing. Go to the Career Services web page for Resume and Interviewing Resources to download free guides and find links to helpful resources.
- Mock Interviews – The director will take you through a practice interview, giving you the opportunity to practice your interviewing skills, receive feedback on your verbal/nonverbal presentation, and secure tips on success strategies.
- JobZone – The JobZone is an online portal to internships, seasonal jobs, and full-time employment opportunities. That’s right! A new improved job posting site shared by nine schools, including Hastings College is now available. Access to the JobZone requires that you complete a VERY SHORT registration. It’s worth it! Once your registration is approved you will have even better access to jobs and internships available to you. Download the JobZone registration guide.
- HC Resume Referral and Campus Interviewing – A small number of employers host recruiting interviews at Hastings College. HC’s primary campus recruiting program is through the Nebraska College Recruiting Consortium (see below). HC Career Services also provides a resume referral program for students and employers as a supplement to the NCRC program.
- Career Fairs – Career Services hosts an annual spring career fair. Career Fairs give underclassmen an opportunity to meet potential employers to discuss careers at a key point in their career decision-making process. For juniors and seniors, career fairs are networking events.
The Nebraska College Recruiting Consortium (NCRC) is an organized recruiting effort among nine small colleges in Nebraska. Consortium member schools include Bellevue University, Concordia University, Dana College, Doane College, Hastings College, Midland Lutheran College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Peru State College, and Union College.
The NCRC offers employers the opportunity to recruit candidates of superior quality from all member colleges by contacting only one person, the NCRC coordinator. Recruiting programs are managed online using the NCRC JobZone (NACELink software). The NCRC facilitates resume referral, centralized interviewing, and Accounting Interview Day.
- Resume Referral – Students / Graduates register online with HC Career Services and the NCRC and then upload a general resume that will be available to send via email to employers. The registration profile provides data in an online database. Employers receive resumes from the NCRC Coordinator of candidates based on data from the profile – data that shows that candidates meet qualifications and have career and geographic expectations in line with their job opportunities. Employers contact candidates in which they are interested for interviews.
- Interviewing – Students / Graduates register online with HC Career Services and the NCRC. They then may upload one or more resumes to submit to employers who are hiring through a centralized interview location. After the submission deadline, employers view the resumes and pre-select candidates to interview in either Lincoln (at Nebraska Wesleyan University) or Omaha (at the Lozier Center, Bellevue University-West Campus).
- Accounting Interview Day – Accounting has always been one of the leading industries in campus recruitment. Each October public accounting firms and private employers compete to recruit the best students by hosting interviews for full time positions that typically begin the following summer or fall. A few employers also recruit for summer interns. With a mid-September deadline, accounting students need to contact Career Services during the first week in September to register and learn how to use the JobZone system.
Use the following sites as you hunt for job leads and resources using online sources.
- National Jobs Sites
- Links to Jobs Sites in Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas
- Links to Jobs Resources by Academic Discipline