Internships: Students work in lieu of attending classes and may receive college credit for their Internship. Guidelines and time periods are established by each educational institution. May be required for graduation.
Co-Op: Students work in lieu of attending classes and receive college credit. Guidelines and time periods are established by each educational institution. Required for graduation.
Job Shadowing: We offer a wide variety of job shadowing experience for high school juniors and seniors. Shadowing gives students a chance to ask questions and really see what a job is like. Job shadowing aids in decision making in the educational pursuit of a career.
"My co-op employment at the Department of Roads in Holdrege was a very educational experience. I learned a lot about the field of surveying. I enjoyed the people that I had to work with and felt that the crew chiefs of District 7 knew what they were doing. The overall work environment was great and they were eager to answer any questions that I had and helped me with anything that I didn't understand."
"The Work Study Program provides great opportunities in many different aspects. The idea of working in your field of interest before completing a degree can be invaluable. The knowledge learned by working can help guide students to specific areas that interest them most. The program also allows students to apply classroom knowledge in the work place. The Work Study Program is also beneficial in respect to networking with people. At the Department of Roads you will meet and work with professionals within your field of study."
"My experience as a student work-study has been invaluable to my construction future by providing me with an insider's perspective in the heavy construction industry. The training I have received and the people I have meet is second to none. The lessons learned in the field bring depth to the lessons learned in the classroom. Because of this, it was easier to see the relativism and comprehend the classroom topics, and to even add comments of previous experiences to the lectures sets one above the rest. The time spent in the classroom has aided in the performance of my NDOR duties ranging from safety and human resource management, to material performance and testing, to structural design. Upon graduation, this experience will set me above the rest of my colleagues that have little to no field experience and make me more attractive to industry recruiters, and overall a better, well-rounded person."