Careers in Parole Again Peaked Student Interest at UNO Career Fair

On March 1, 2023, the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) hosted a large career fair in which the Nebraska Division of Parole Supervision (DPS) again had the opportunity to send a team to represent DPS.  Parole Officers Mike Plachy and Hunter Stange, with Program Director Tom Mealey, attended the event.  The team provided information about career opportunities in Parole to many UNO students seeking careers post-graduation.  As in the past, interest level amongst the students was high, and the team had many engaging conversations about what serving on the Parole team entails. Program Director Mealey was able to describe the role of the PREP House that will be opening this summer for clients on parole and the upcoming job opportunities there.  The team also made connections with both UNO staff and other service providers in the community.  Our team was once again welcomed by UNO staff who ensured our team was well equipped for the event.

DPS believes that future events will continue to be positive opportunities for Parole to reach a quality pool of young, qualified candidates for future openings within the agency.  It also believes that such events will continue to assist the agency in building collaborative relationships with other agencies.