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 15, 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

A panoramic image of 16 NTECI cohort students in business casual clothing, standing socially distanced and wearing masks, all looking at the camera.

2021 Schedule

The Institute runs from August 15-20 (the week prior to classes beginning), with an early move in on August 15. NTECI may also meet for a couple of events during the fall term.

Schedule subject to change.

Omaha to Lincoln
Date Topic
Day 1 - Sun, Aug 15

Move-In Early for NTECI

  • Move-in to your university housing assignment
  • Meet your fellow NTECI students
Day 2 - Mon, Aug 16 NTECI Welcome
  • NTECI Orientation
  • Faculty & College of Engineering Meet & Greet
  • Student Intern Panel
  • Student Services Highlights
Day 3 - Tue, Aug 17 Career Development Day, led by Engineering Career Services:
  • Resume Lab & Reviews
  • Interview Preparation
  • Networking Preparation
Day 4 - Wed, Aug 18 Employer Day, with NTECI Employer Partners:
  • Careers in Tech Panel
  • Mentoring Lunch with Employer & Community Partners
  • Resume Feedback from Industry
  • Mock Interviews with Industry
  • NTECI Wrap-Up
Day 5 - Thu, Aug 19 The NUBE Experience Day 1 and Big Red Welcome Events

Please register for NUBE here, which is a required part of NTECI: nube.unl.edu
Day 6 - Fri, Aug 20 The NUBE Experience Day 2 & New Student Convocation 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.