Employer Partners Day

Friday, May 18, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Business Career Center is thrilled to share the exciting new initiatives happening with the College of Business. The seventh annual Employer Partners Day is an excellent opportunity to create new connections with College of Business faculty and staff. It’s also a chance to learn how to increase your presence on campus and benchmark with other hiring organizations.

Conference Agenda
8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Dean's Welcome
9:45 a.m. Business Career Center
10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. Keynote and Lunch
1:00 p.m. Awards
1:15 p.m. Building Tours
2:00 p.m. End

Welcome Address - Dr. Kathy Farrell,
James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business

Dr. Kathy Farrell

Kathy Farrell was named permanent dean of the College of Business on Dec. 1st, 2017 by Executive Vice Chancellor Donde Plowman. “Kathy Farrell is exactly the right person to take the College of Business to the next level. “Plowman said.

Farrell is taking the helm as permanent dean at a pivotal moment in the university’s history and the college’s trajectory. Nebraska Business has experienced unprecedented enrollment growth since 2010. In the past seven years, 70 new faculty members and 40 new staff have joined the college. Signature programs such as a Business Honors Academy and the world's largest strengths lab in the Clifton Strengths Institute were created. She will have the opportunity to define and implement a strategic vision of an energetic faculty, staff and student population.

She is the State Farm Professor of Finance and has more than 20 years of experience teaching university courses in banking and finance. After joining UNL’s College of Business Administration in 1993, she achieved tenure in 2002 and full professor in 2009. She also received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1996 and the University Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004.

Prior to earning her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Georgia, Farrell was an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick in Baltimore and Atlanta and earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (inactive). She received her bachelor's degree from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

She also serves on the board of directors of Nelnet, Inc., an NYSE company headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Assurity, Inc., a mutual insurance company headquartered in Lincoln.

Keynote Speaker - Matt Waite,
Professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Matt Waite

Topic: “The Future of Media is Weirder than you Think it is.”

Matt Waite is a professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, founder of the Drone Journalism Lab and co-founder of Hot Type Consulting LLC, a web development firm. From 2007-2011, he was a programmer/journalist for the St. Petersburg Times where he developed the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact. Before that, he was an award-winning investigative reporter for the Times and co-author of Paving Paradise: Florida’s Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss.


College of Business - Howard L. Hawks Hall
730. N. 14th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588

College of Business - Howard L. Hawks Hall building photo of giant blue cube

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost?
The event cost is $15. Price includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch and a parking voucher for the 14th and Avery parking garage.

What should I bring?
You may want to bring a notebook and business cards. Be prepared to network!

What should I wear to the event?
Recommended dress is business casual.

What meals are included at the event?
The event includes breakfast and lunch.

How do I get more information about area attractions?
Visit http://www.unl.edu/lincoln/ for more information.