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Career day builds opportunities
Mandy Baxter
JMC 315
Courtesy of KVFD website
Two volunteer firefighters work hard on the scene of a training burn.

Networking, communicating, volunteering to help run the event— and the chance for volunteering to fight fires— will all be opportunities available during the Spring Career Fair Wednesday Feb. 23.

Mary Daake, coordinator of the event says there will be over 50 organizations in attendance, and not all are looking for employees, but for volunteers as well. The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department will be just one of those looking to get students involved.

“The fire department hopes to find young and motivated individuals interested in volunteer emergency work,” said John Keeney.

Daake also wants younger students who may not be looking for careers just yet to consider volunteering at the fair. “It’s easy to volunteer and students will show employers around and help them set up,” Daake said.

Daake and Keeney both agree that volunteering can be very rewarding and encourages students to take advantage of the opportunities. 

Daake said, “It’s a great way for volunteers to start networking with employers early so they remember you in the future.”  

“Volunteering with the department looks great on a resume, and we have training that’s up to national standards for those who want to be on a paid department later,” Keeney said.

Students who are interested in volunteering can contact the academic and career office located in the Memorial Student Affairs Building. The career fair is scheduled Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Nebraskan Student Union.

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