Learning community students to take career exploration trip

Photo Credit: Students in the business learning community pose outside the Chicago office of Deloitte during the 2015 Big Trip.
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 10:11

Eighty students in eight different learning communities will travel to Chicago from Sept. 22-24 as part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Learning Community Big Trip.

The students will participate in site visits and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of Chicago-area businesses and organizations to learn about potential career options while networking with professionals and alumni in their chosen fields.

Psychology majors will learn about opportunities in the field of industrial and organizational psychology, and tour Thresholds, a non-profit that provides recovery services for persons with mental illness.

Computer science students will tour Signal, a leader in cross-channel marketing, to learn how data across industries reach people on multiple platforms.

"This is the third year we have organized a trip of this scale, allowing students to learn from a variety of professionals and organizations they may not be familiar with," said Jordan Black, assistant director of residence life for learning communities and academics. "Through these experiences, students are pushed to consider new possibilities and are provided with a different context to consider the information they are learning in the classrooms at UNL."

Learn more on Nebraska Today.