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 early for successful careers in your field of interest while allowing you to explore top employers in the Lincoln and Omaha tech communities, 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 11 or 12 - early move-in fees and meals are covered by the Institute until your housing contract and meal plan begin!
  • Make friends and valuable on-campus connections before classes even begin
  • Explore the Lincoln and Omaha tech community through behind-the-scences 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

2020 Schedule

Updated: The 2020 Institute runs from August 12-14 (the week prior to classes beginning), with the option to move to campus August 11 or 12 (AM only). NTECI students should also attend NUBE on August 7. NTECI may also meet for a couple events during the fall term contingent upon allowable safety requirements.

August 7
(Fully Remote)
The NUBE Experience
  • NUBE has moved to a fully virtual experience on Friday, August 7, before move-in occurs. Please register for NUBE here, which is a required part of NTECI:
August 11 Move-In Early for NTECI (Optional longer move-in day)
  • Move-in to your university housing assignment anytime this day per your housing sign-up if you wish to have extra time moving and settling in. This is to accommodate those traveling to Lincoln from a distance.
August 12 Last Move-In Day for NTECI (Must move in on the 11th or morning of the 12th) & NTECI Orientation Day:
  • Move-in to your university housing assignment in your designated time in the morning if you haven't already moved in. Ideal for those moving locally or who have a small amount of items to move.
  • Welcome Events beginning in the afternoon
  • NTECI Meet & Greet
  • Student Intern Panel
August 13 Career Development Day, led by Engineering Career Services:
  • Resume Lab
  • Networking Prep
  • Interview Prep
August 14 Employer Day, with NTECI Employer Partners:
  • Resume Feedback from industry experts
  • Mentoring Lunch with Employer Partners
  • Mock Interviews with Employer Partners
  • Careers in Tech Panel
September/October Events
(Date TBD)
Employer Highlights
  • Learn more about NTECI Employer Partners
  • Networking to conclude the program

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