Find right path via Academic and Career Services – The Antelope

“Career planning ahead of time is the kind of strategic thinking that can make the difference between a ‘meh’ kind of job and a ‘wowza’ career.”

Meghan Wiedeburg
Antelope Staff


Do you have a problem but you’re not sure who to ask? Check in with the academic and career services office. They might not know the answer, but they do know how to find it.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney offers students a wide variety of services. At UNK, students can find academic support and career services in one place, ready to help them find their passion and discover the resources they need to learn.

Are you struggling with a class? Do you know who your advisor is? Can’t decide on a major? Do you need help finding a job? Not sure if you need to go to grad school?
Academic and Career Services, located in the Memorial Student Affairs Building, can help. Their office stays busy year-round with advising and career planning.

The Director of Academic and Career Services, Amy Rundstrom, said her favorite part of the job is helping students solve problems. Every student has a different path, and finding the right path can be very challenging for some students.
As far as “spring cleaning” goes for your academics, Rundstrom noted that it’s important for students to make sure they’re reading their graduation plan correctly, making sure they’ve crossed the T’s and dotted the I’s course-wise.
Rundstrom said questions and planning are important for students who aren’t graduating in May; it’s never too early to start career planning. There are different things need to be done at each stage of your education. Even as a freshman, you can start networking, hunting for information and learning more about interesting career fields.

“Career planning ahead of time is the kind of strategic thinking that can make the difference between a ‘meh’ kind of job and a ‘wowza’ career,” Rundstrom said.
Having worked at UNK for almost 19 years, Rundstrom has helped…

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