Students

The other side of the law

All it took was one ride along with a Lincoln police officer and Arcelia Gomez was hooked. Now after a series of mentorships and internships, the senior social work major found a job in the Lincoln Police Department supporting crime victims.

Campos exhibit aims to integrate art with religion

“Good theology must have good art,” said Abner Campos. The senior theology major believes that in a culture that relies so heavily on visual communication, the church must activly use art and design as a means to share the gospel.

Nursing student gets a taste of life “on the floor”

For Mattison Jenks, the life of a full-time nurse will come as no surprise when she embarks on her nursing preceptorship next semester.  All nurses spend a month on the hospital floor the last semester before graduation, but Jenks experienced a strong dose of full-time nursing life during an externship at Kettering Medical Center in Ohio last summer.

Disney inspired student photo project on display in McClelland Art Gallery

When inspiration struck Kaitlynn Toay for a photography class assignment, she began a year-long journey that combined two of her passions—her friends and Disney stories. The results of her work on display in the McClelland Art Gallery from now through November 20.

Union College Singers to perform at Adventist leadership meetings

The Union College Singers will perform for the annual Year-End Meetings of the North American Division—the organization tasked with guiding the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.

Get ready for Project Impact 2016

“Project Impact is a day where we take time to serve others,” said Canain Ming, a junior Union English Education student and coordinator for Project Impact 2015 and 2016. “Our dream is for every student to have an opportunity to serve someone else. Project Impact is the catalyst and we hope to return to these organizations and continue to serve all year long.”

Jacob Trana joins Union Bank after a successful internship

Internships are often an excellent way for students to peek inside their future career. While some students might be afraid their time will be taken with filing or coffee runs, 2015 graduate Jacob Trana was able to subvert expectations by becoming an integral part of Union Bank & Trust Company during his internship, which became a full-time job after graduation.

Discovering a dream job

For Stefani Leeper, a summer internship with the Rocky Mountain Conference introduced her to her dream job. The senior communication major helped develop the weekly newsletter, News Nuggets; the conference website and advertisements; and recruit writers for and edit the Mountain Views, the Rocky Mountain Conference magazine. According to Leeper, the most important thing she has been able to do is develop her skills as a copy editor.

Diving into pastoral ministry

Some college graduates discover that finding a job in their field can be challenging, but 2016 Union graduate Jessyka Albert had a job waiting for her as one of four pastors in a church that regularly attended by up to 250 members each Sabbath—a position she was offered five months before she graduated.

“I didn’t have to worry about job hunting,” Jessyka said. “I knew where I was going to be.”

Connecting in Cambodia

“What am I going to do with my life?”

Meredith Nichols was definitely not the first high school senior to ask that question. She thought she had everything planned out. A soccer star in her small north Texas hometown, Nichols planned to play at a university in New York.

But an ACL tear brought her plans to screeching halt. “I was super lost,” she remembered. ”Sports where a huge part of my life, but I know now that my priorities weren’t straight.”

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