The Nebraska Tech+Engineering Career Institute (NTECI) is an invitation-only program for talented incoming first-year students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Software Engineering at UNL. The Institute prepares you for successful careers in your field of interest early while allowing you to explore top employers in the Lincoln and Omaha tech communities, here in the heart of the Silicon Prairie.

Benefits to students selected to be a part of this exceptional cohort include:

  • Move to campus early, August 16, with early move-in fees and meals are covered by the Institute until your housing contract and meal plan starts
  • Make friends and valuable on-campus connections before classes even begin
  • Explore the Lincoln and Omaha tech community through behind-the-scenes access to organizations in the industry
  • Earn credit for a required course, ENGR 20 “Engineering Sophomore Seminar,” upon successful program completion (See FAQs)
  • Build a professional network early in your academic career
  • Engage in active, hands-on career development from campus and industry experts

2021 Schedule

The Institute runs from August 17-20 (the week prior to classes beginning), with an early move in on August 16. NTECI may also meet for a couple of events during the fall term.

Schedule subject to change.

DateTopic
Day 1

Move-In Early for NTECI

  • Move-in to your university housing assignment anytime this day per your housing sign-up
Day 2 NTECI Welcome
  • NTECI Meet & Greet
  • Student Intern Panel
Day 3 Career Development Day, led by Engineering Career Services:
  • Resume Lab
  • Networking Preparation
  • Interview Preparation
Day 4 Employer Day, with NTECI Employer Partners:
  • Resume Feedback from Industry
  • Mentoring Lunch with Employer & Community Partners
  • Mock Interviews with Industry
  • Careers in Tech Panel
Day 5

The NUBE Experience

  • Please register for NUBE here, which is a required part of NTECI: nube.unl.edu
Fall Events, To Be Determined Additional Employer Highlights
  • Learn more about NTECI Employer Partners
  • Networking

Full participation in all events on this schedule is required to achieve a grade of "Pass" for ENGR 20.