Women's basketball vs. Indiana
Ronnie Green talks about how attractive Nebraska students and alumni are to employers, including the value of career fairs organized by the Office of Career Services. He also talked about Celerion, a new parter at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
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[00:00:01.750]Greg Sharpe back at our Husker Sports Network studios,
[00:00:03.790]halftime of the Huskers matchup
[00:00:05.120]against the Indiana Hoosiers.
[00:00:06.500]And joined by Chancellor Ronnie Green.
[00:00:08.460]We're wrapping up the month of February
[00:00:10.100]with a final regular-season women's game.
[00:00:12.120]Last week, a special Senior Day
[00:00:13.750]for the final game in The Vault
[00:00:14.900]for a couple of Huskers.
[00:00:15.820]And these transitions happen every year,
[00:00:17.750]but they never lessen in the significance.
[00:00:20.640]'Cause it's quite an accomplishment
[00:00:21.720]to get to a senior year.
[00:00:23.170]It sure is, you know, as fans we follow our teams
[00:00:26.050]and look forward to that next game
[00:00:27.560]and the post-season, and everything associated with that.
[00:00:29.990]But we also know it's kinda bittersweet.
[00:00:31.710]'Cause we say goodbye to students
[00:00:33.330]who have committed four years or more
[00:00:35.120]of their life to the program.
[00:00:37.440]Like this year, with Hannah and Nicea.
[00:00:39.720]And our women's program, they work so hard,
[00:00:42.670]they commit so much of themselves
[00:00:44.140]to their sport and to their studies.
[00:00:46.490]You know, these are full-time students
[00:00:48.480]who are keeping a schedule that many of us
[00:00:50.990]would find unbelievable in being able to compete.
[00:00:54.580]And that Senior Day comes fast for them.
[00:00:56.890]So looking forward to their successful graduation,
[00:01:00.980]and thank them for the great careers
[00:01:02.880]they've had here at the University of Nebraska.
[00:01:05.340]College is a major transition.
[00:01:07.380]The students are taking their studies to the next level,
[00:01:09.360]working toward entering into their careers.
[00:01:11.700]I would think the University draws a lot of interest
[00:01:14.060]from employers for its graduates, I would guess.
[00:01:17.040]Absolutely, you know, we're very pleased
[00:01:19.780]with the placement of our graduates
[00:01:21.390]across all of our colleges that go into the workforce.
[00:01:24.390]It's why they're here, for their education.
[00:01:28.330]They recognize, the employers recognize
[00:01:31.530]the kind of Big Ten education students get
[00:01:34.650]at the University of Nebraska.
[00:01:36.120]And they know that our students are gonna work hard.
[00:01:38.020]And that they know how to collaborate.
[00:01:40.620]Our career services program at the University
[00:01:44.947]holds spring career fairs, like they did
[00:01:47.120]earlier this month.
[00:01:48.730]These are a big deal, more than 300 different employers
[00:01:52.010]part of that, more than 3,000 students
[00:01:54.780]involved in those spring career fairs.
[00:01:56.930]And to give you an idea
[00:01:58.470]about how valuable those fairs are,
[00:02:00.370]they're not just for jobs getting done with school.
[00:02:03.260]They also are for internships,
[00:02:04.820]and for opportunities, students who are re-enrolling
[00:02:07.610]at the University are going to have
[00:02:09.580]during their career.
[00:02:10.413]Example of that, Mary Ankenbauer,
[00:02:12.850]who is a mechanical engineering major.
[00:02:14.870]She comes from Kalamazoo, Michigan.
[00:02:17.170]Currently a sophomore in the College of Engineering.
[00:02:19.780]She's already landed two internships.
[00:02:21.640]We had some highlighted work on her
[00:02:23.330]that we saw earlier this month about her success there,
[00:02:27.460]thanks to attending these career fairs, if you will.
[00:02:31.503]So she attended a University STEM career fair,
[00:02:34.000]fall of her first year.
[00:02:35.810]She met potential employers there.
[00:02:37.810]Her initiative paid off
[00:02:39.130]with one of the engineering firms that she spoke to,
[00:02:42.315]later offering her a summer internship in Columbus.
[00:02:45.000]So she did that, followed that again,
[00:02:46.850]had good success again.
[00:02:48.100]So very good success of our students,
[00:02:50.890]both in terms of placement in jobs
[00:02:53.600]as they leave and graduate the University,
[00:02:55.730]and in opportunities for internships
[00:02:57.870]while they're studying with us.
[00:02:59.780]More great news this month out of the Innovation Campus,
[00:03:02.590]where a new partner was announced.
[00:03:04.880]What can you inform our audience about that?
[00:03:07.270]Well, at NIC, as we call it,
[00:03:09.210]Nebraska Innovation Campus, we now have over 45 partners
[00:03:13.120]that are part of that campus.
[00:03:15.140]And earlier this month, we added another one
[00:03:17.940]into what we call the Rise Building,
[00:03:20.030]the newest building to be added to the campus last year,
[00:03:24.130]When Celerion joined us as a partner.
[00:03:27.570]Celerion's a company here in Lincoln.
[00:03:30.360]They've been conducting clinical research studies
[00:03:32.640]for more than 50 years in the pharmaceutical
[00:03:35.580]and the biotech sector.
[00:03:38.300]They're locating at Nebraska Innovation Campus,
[00:03:40.920]and increasing their commitment
[00:03:42.700]to innovation and to excellence in clinical research.
[00:03:46.230]So excited about them being included
[00:03:48.430]in that forefront of the biotechnology hub in Nebraska.
[00:03:52.140]Great long-term fit for Nebraska Innovation Campus,
[00:03:55.730]where their clinical research expertise
[00:03:57.850]will be invaluable.
[00:03:58.940]And partnered up with things like
[00:04:00.900]our Nebraska Food for Health Center
[00:04:02.970]and our Biotech Connector there
[00:04:06.470]as part of Innovation Campus.
[00:04:08.460]So pleased about that, great new partner.
[00:04:11.150]And Innovation Campus continues to grow,
[00:04:13.240]and great to see that success.
[00:04:14.860]What a great success story NIC is on this campus.
[00:04:18.090]Always great to see ya.
[00:04:19.170]The end of the regular season, I can't hardly believe it.
[00:04:21.130]Hard to imagine.
[00:04:22.740]You know, March right around the corner,
[00:04:24.780]it's hard to believe, you know.
[00:04:26.890]Thankfully, this winter's been a little less severe
[00:04:29.790]than last winter.
[00:04:31.270]But nonetheless, spring's right around the corner.
[00:04:33.990]Ronnie Green with us here at half.
[00:04:35.340]We've got more halftime from Bloomington,
[00:04:37.240]coming up next.
[00:04:38.390]From Learfield IMG College,
[00:04:41.020]this is Big Red Basketball.
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