University of Nebraska-Lincoln to host Rural Opportunities Fair aimed at students

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is hosting its first-ever Rural Opportunities Fair to connect students with rural communities and businesses.

The event hosted by the university’s Rural Futures Institute is scheduled for Oct. 21 in the Nebraska East Union, from noon to 2 p.m. Representatives from nearly 40 communities, companies and organizations are expected to attend.

The fair will allow students to explore internship, job, social and business opportunities in rural Nebraska. All students who are interested in living and working in a rural community are invited to attend at no cost.

Fields where internship or job opportunities will be available include agribusiness, agronomy, community planning, education, engineering, entrepreneurship, accounting and finance, health care, information technology, marketing and communications, natural resources, veterinary and animal sciences.

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