The UNO Alumni Association is excited to launch this brand new professional and personal development program for students designed to help Mavericks excel as official UNO alumni. Whether you are a freshman preparing in advance or a senior applying for your first job, Life After UNO can help you successfully navigate your next steps.  

Sessions are open to all UNO students and are FREE to attend.




College to Career with ACDC  

January 31, 2023 
5–7 PM 
Mammel Hall Room 162 

Learn how to transition from college to a career and the skills you will need to be successful in your job and personal life beyond UNO. 
Moderated by Natsumi Avedissian, Employer & Campus Relations Coordinator, UNO Academic & Career Development Center


Omar Al Mulki, Design Coordinator, HDR 
MBA (2021) 

Paola Briones, Senior Enrollment Specialist, UNO 
Certificate, Human Resources Management and Services (2022) 
MA, Critical and Creative Thinking; Organizational Science and Leadership (2022) 
BA, Political Science and Government (2018) 

Hannah Canady, Special Education Paraeducator, Papillion La Vista Community Schools  
BA, Psychology (2021)  

Terrance Jacobson, Implementations and Training, Commercial Card, First National Bank of Omaha 
BS, Business Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship (2013)

Colby T. Jensen, Audit Director, FORVIS

BS, Business Administration (2012)

Dinner Etiquette

February 28, 2023
5–7 PM
Mammel Hall Room 162 

Learn tips and tricks to master dinner interviews and business meetings. Etiquette Consultant Melanie Krings will lead this immersive experience, teaching you skills for interacting with industry professionals in a dining and social setting. 

Melanie Krings has expertise in a broad range of etiquette topics including dining, networking, professional communication, personal brand, etc. She facilitates business etiquette presentations and dinners for higher-education and corporate clients including the UNO MBA Program, CBA Career Center, Peter Kiewit/Scott Scholars, NU’s Complete Engineer Conference, Mercy High School, Mutual of Omaha Insurance, ConAgra, The Steier Group, Northwestern Mutual and Creighton University. Krings is Chief Marketing and Growth Officer at Dvorak Law Group, LLC and a member of the UNO Alumni Association Board of Directors. She holds an MBA, a BS in Marketing and Management and a BS in Journalism from UNO. 

Life After UNO will continue to grow and add additional sessions such as finance management, negotiation skills, etc., based on the needs of future UNO alumni. To suggest future session topics or to volunteer to be a featured speaker, contact Nathan Hankenson, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, at 402-502-3330 or