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Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2019 College of Architecture Internship / Career Fair. This event is an excellent opportunity to bring multiple students and potential employers together. Participating students are expected to treat this event in a serious and professional manor. This means a well-designed portfolio, properly formatted resume, and thorough research into the firms with whom you will interview.

This event is intended for 4th, 5th, and 6th year M.Arch, 3rd and 4th Interior Design, and 3rd, 4th, and 5th Year Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning students. Participation in this Internship/Career Fair event is not limited to students who will enroll in an internship course. Rather than adopting the expo-like model used by our neighboring Schools of Architecture, UNL’s Architecture Internship / Career Fair distinguishes itself by providing semi-private interview booths, each with a table and chairs, thus providing the opportunity for students and potential employers to get to know each other in a more personable environment. All interviews are prescheduled, and will last for 20 minutes. Firms can sign up for up to 4 half-day sessions (morning and afternoon), each with 10 available slots. Should an interview go well, you may be invited to visit the firm's office during or near your spring vacation, where you can get to know each other even better.

Please review the following recommendations from UNL Career Services: https://careers.unl.edu/currenthome. Whether this is your first Internship / Career Fair or your third, this link contains excellent advice for developing your professional reputation, and effectively presenting yourself. You are advised to begin your preparation for this event as soon as possible. You must generate or update your resume, as well as a portfolio of your best 3-5 projects. Your portfolio and resume are essential for facilitating conversations with potential employers. This year, with the support from UNL’s University Career Services, employers and students will be using a new online system called Handshake.

Timeline

• January 8th - Student profiles in Handshake should be completed. This includes a complete CV and portfolio link to a site such as issuu.
• January 9th – Start reviewing available positions and submit your application materials. View positions on the Job Board. As you review firms and internship opportunities, please consider that the best fit for you, personally and/or professionally, may not end up being within your familiar geographical area. While several Nebraska firms participate in this event, firms with offices located elsewhere in the Midwest, on the East and West coasts, and even internationally, will also be attending. We recommend applying to several interviewing firms, with the aim of gaining multiple opportunities to choose from.
•January 9th
– After you submit your application materials, firms will have the opportunity to review your materials and invite you to interview. Once you are notified of an invitation to interview via Handshake, you can sign up for available 20-minute time slot on the firm’s schedule.
January 28th at 11:59pm – Deadline for submitting your application materials to available positions.
Please keep in mind that your participation in the College of Architecture Internship / Career Fair comes with the responsibilities of showing up to your scheduled interviews, being well-prepared, and conducting yourself in a professional manor. A no-show reflects badly on you, and the college. If you do not show up, please realize that you have taken an opportunity from both your colleagues and the attending firm to use your interview slot. A no-show will result in the blocking of your Handshake account, thus eliminating your ability to apply to other posted positions.