Life at Nelnet

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Nelnet Hosts Draft for 20+ Additional Interns

In March 2020, life changed – fast. Classes went remote. Students had to move. And many companies cancelled or postponed summer internship opportunities. That’s where we came in. After losing their original summer opportunities, many students reached out to Nelnet’s…
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Learn From Experience – How Internships Helped Nelnet Associates Succeed

It’s easy to forget the roles our full-time associates have braved to get to where they are today. Before they started full-time careers at Nelnet, many of our associates held internships (here or elsewhere). These experiences allowed them to learn…
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Serving Our Communities: Nelnet Interns Share Their Passion for Volunteering

When Nelnet talks about giving back to the communities we live and work in, it’s not just something that sounds good to say out loud. It’s part of who we – and our associates – are as people. And that…
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20+ Years in the Book – Eight Nelnet Directors Share Advice

We’re big on celebrating associate milestones. 5, 10, and 15-year anniversaries are huge accomplishments – but these directors have spent multiple decades serving others. And at a recent internal meeting, they shared stories and lessons they’ve learned throughout their time…
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Making the Most of a Socially Distant Summer

As the country slowly reopens after months of social distancing, many still rightfully fear going back to normal life this summer. New cases are still being reported every day and nobody knows for sure when this threat will actually be gone.  …
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Meet Nelnet’s Wellness Program

Working out is hard. In fact (if you aren’t already doing it) making any sort of change is hard – even if it’s for the best. And even when you decide to make a healthy choice – go on runs,…
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Rachel McCaslin’s Heart Refuses to Quit – Story From a Survivor

To highlight the 2020 American Heart Association’s (AHA) Heart and Stroke Walk, we thought it would be nice to share a heartwarming story from someone who holds this cause near and dear to her. Rachel’s Story Meet Rachel McCaslin, mother…
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Nelnet Recognized as a Top Workplace in Colorado

Nelnet has been recognized by the Denver Post as one of Colorado’s top 150 places to work in 2020. Specifically, we’re among the top 36 businesses in the large-size category. These businesses were selected based on surveys conducted by employees…
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Make Your Own Path for This Year’s Virtual Heart Walk

Though we are in a time of social distancing to stay safe, there are still ways we can help out those in need. One great example of a good cause that adapted to overcome quarantine difficulties is the American Heart…
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Meet Lauren Kubat: Life as an Executive Projects Intern at Nelnet

When Lauren Kubat started her Nelnet internship, she had no idea where it would take her. Now, she works directly with executives – all while pursuing a career in law.

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