The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 10, 1998, Page 3, Image 3

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    Careers offered at fair
By Chad Ellsworth
Staff Reporter
Students who think it’s too
early to begin thinking about
career opportunities may adjust
their attitudes when they see
about 125 employers lined up to
recruit them as potential employ
ees today and Wednesday.
Employers from across the
nation will recruit students and
provide them with career informa
tion at the 1998 Spring Double
Header Career Fair in the
Nebraska Union Centennial
Room, said Gerri Cotter, assistant
director of UNL’s Career Services.
“The fair gives employers the
opportunity to meet with a great
number of students with a single
trip to campus,” she said.
The annual fair is the second
largest event coordinated by
Career Services. The largest fair
is the combined graduate school
and career fair held each fall.
Today’s half of the double
header fair will last from 1 to 6
p.m. and will feature recruiters
from government and nonprofit
organizations. On Wednesday
, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. recruiters
from for-profit companies will
take over.
Career Services has organized
career fairs for the past six years,
but nonprofit and for-profit orga
nizations have never been com
bined in a single spring career
fair, Cotter said.
Although some students may
know the type of company they
want to work for, students are
encouraged to consider a variety
of options by attending both days
of the fair, she said.
Cotter recommended students
wear business attire to the fair and
bring several copies of their
While at the fair, students
should visit with recruiters from
the Nebraska Department of
Personnel, which offers a wide
variety of employment opportuni
ties in many fields, Cotter said.
Ameritas Life Insurance
Corporation, which also will ;
attend the fair, seeks to fill a num
ber of full-time positions in
accounting, customer service and
computer programming, said
Carol Rogers, an Ameritas human ;
resources specialist.
In addition to local companies
such as Ameritas, many national
corporations, including Black and
Decker/DeWalt, will attend the
fair and search for highly motivat
ed, competitive individuals to fill
various positions in their compa
nies, said Corey Jensen, district
We currently employ
over 250 people, and
we are always
looking for more
Rhonda Saunders
Cedars Youth representative
nanager for Black and
Rhonda Saunders, a represen
:ative for the nonprofit organiza
:ion Cedars Youth Services, said
;he is attending the fair in order to
increase her company’s name
‘ecognition among students and in
:he community.
“We currently employ over 250
Deople, and we are always looking
for more people,” Saunders said.
And many employers planning
:o attend the fair said they hoped
:o return from the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln with a strong
list of potential employees.
“We’re looking forward to
neeting a lot of qualified people,”
Rogers said.
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Marines offer students chance
to fly plane during career fair
By Brian Braun
Staff Reporter
You’re seated in a $250,000 air
plane flying 500 mph.
You glance at a panel of gauges to
reassure that all is going well and gaze
out toward a picturesque blue sky.
Your stomach is queasy with
excitement. You are in control of the
winged machine and enjoying every
For many students, this scenario
sounds like a dream unlikely to come
But for University of Nebraska
Lincoln students this week, it can
U.S. Marine Corps pilots will
offer free flights aboard a twin engine,
five-seat Navajo airplane from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Wednesday
to those at least 18 years old.
Flights will depart from Capital
Aviation in Lincoln, and Marine rep
resentatives will offer rides to die site
from the Double Header Career Fan
held both days in the Nebraska
Lt. Les Thompson, Marine
spokesman for the ffee-flight pro
gram, said he hopes the flights will
spark students’ interest in becoming
Marine pilots and give valuable
hands-on piloting experience.
A group of four to five passen
gers will accompany a pilot flying
the Navajo for about an hour,
Thompson said. Once die plane is in
flight, die pilot will hand the control
stick to the person seated to his right
Each passenger will be allowed to
control the plane for 10 to 15 minutes.
Lt. Andrew Gregg said the
Marines’ main objective in offering
the flights was so those interested in
aviation could “get a little stick time”
and get the information they need to
become Marine officers and pilots.
Gregg said the Marine Corps
also will benefit from the flights.
The nearest Marine Officer
Selection Office is in Iowa, and the
Marines get a lotof officer candidates
from that state. The flight will give an
opportunity to recruit more potential
officers from Nebraska, he said.
Anyone interested in catching
one of the free flights can call (800)
822-4531 for flight times. Today and
Wednesday they also can call (402)
Flights will leave from Capital
Aviation at 4301 N. Park Road in
northwest Lincoln, which is on the
general aviation cutoff on the main
airport exit
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Candidates question each other P
in last debate before elections
DEBATE from page 1
Russell said it would take more
than a letter inviting an internation
al student to the presidential cabi
net. Personal interaction with inter
national students, she said, would be
the most effective route.
Wiechmann said Selleck Hall is
overwhelmingly international and
he suggested mixing up the other
residence halls to create a more
mixed atmosphere on campus.
Russell said although this was a
good idea, it would almost be detri
mental to “yank them from their
comfort zone” at Selleck, where
they live with students who have
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