Life at Nelnet

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Nelnet’s United Way Campaign Makes Change for Good

2020 has been a rough year, but we want to do our best to make change for good and finish out the year on a positive note. That’s where Nelnet’s United Way campaign comes in. Every year, Nelnet holds a…
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Giving back to the communities in which we live and work

Nelnet CyberSecurity – Keeping You and Your Data Safe 24/7

In a world where the presence of networks, devices, and data continues to grow exponentially, how can you be sure your information is safe? Enter Nelnet CyberSecurity. Nelnet CyberSecurity is composed of strategists, advisors, technologists, and guardians. These professionals make…
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Nelnet Associate Redefines Disability

For Jenna Jenneman, being active has always been part of her life. She got into weightlifting when she was younger, partly so she could compete with her brothers, and partly because of the relaxing, improve-at-your-own-pace feeling that came with it. The…
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Giving back to the communities in which we live and work

How Lego Helped Associates Build Creativity and Relationships

With so much time spent at home this year, many associates are probably finding new and interesting ways to spend their time. There are only so many shows on Netflix, and it’s natural to want to invest your time and…
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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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Creating an awesome work environment Giving back to the communities in which we live and work

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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Communicating openly and honestly

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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