Saturday, July 6, 2013

Holidays are coming! I feel a break in the air!

I am really just posting this so that I can have an update to the blog. All readers out there, I am still here...alive and kicking.

This year has been a good year for INT. Trips to Omaha and Grand Island have been fruitful leading to many industry connections and potential jobs waiting for future students. Did you hear that future students? Lots of jobs waiting! I am still at a loss for why students are not attracted to technology-related degrees. Is it the idea of a dark cave? Is it the idea of the anti-social, caffeinated nerd?

I will not deny it. We do geeky things. We talk about how to repair iPhones in class as a fun topic and things like Bitcoin and the newest ways to prank your friend's computer. But, I still remain hopeful that there are other future students just like us who have a craving to know how things work. Perhaps a deep-seated, longing desire to know how those little electronic bits zip from your device out the interwebs and back in a matter of milliseconds (at least I hope it's milliseconds unless you live in a desert with no water and no access to AAAAHHHHH! the Internet).

So, check out the INT Facebook page here or the Twitter feed to the left.

Friday, April 19, 2013

University of Nebraska at Kearney Students Travel to InfoTec 2013

This week the Information Networking & Telecommunication (INT) students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) received an exciting opportunity to attend InfoTec ( hosted by AIM in Omaha, NE. Although at first reluctant to wake up so early, 4 cars of students started on the trek to Omaha on April 16th in the early hours and arrived safely in time for the first breakout session.

The number of INT students at InfoTec was exciting to see. It was even more awesome that the students chose to represent the INT program at UNK by wearing their blue INT polos. As the semester ends and some of the students graduate, it is my hope that they took something of value away from the conference. Perhaps one student heard a new idea that will spark a new invention in the future. Perhaps another heard about a new piece of technology and will go on to implement this for their employer. Perhaps another simply enjoyed being around other professionals in the field that she might pursue.

The experience of InfoTec is something that I will encourage INT students to attend. The conference would be a good experience for any student that is interested in the information technology (IT) field. I, for one, have already bookmarked next year's date on my calendar. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Technology Networking Breakfast 2015

The day of February 25, 2015 fast approaches and with it our Technology Networking Breakfast planned for 8:30am. Oftentimes lots of people work together to make an event like this happen so this brief entry is dedicated to our staff (you know who you are) who work so hard every year to make sure that we have refreshments, a room, name tags, invitations and attendees (both students and companies).

If you have not done so, check out the list of companies under the Internships link. A stellar group will be present to recruit our top notch students.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

University of Nebraska at Kearney INT Student in the News

Oftentimes our INT students love to take things apart to figure out how they work. One of our sophomore students, Robbie, figured out how to take his passion to the next level and make it earn its keep. So if your smartphone or tablet is in need to repair, talk to Robbie. Read more...

I always like to recognize INT students in the news whether it be Facebook news, headline news at our local newspaper or university news. Email me your link! We want to brag about you!