Rural Futures Institute to Host Opportunities Fair


The Rural Futures Institute invites community leaders to come together for the Rural Opportunities Fair on October 21 in Lincoln. This pilot event, in conjunction with the Rural Futures Conference, aims to connect rural communities with university students interested in living and working in rural communities.

Similar to a college or career fair, community representatives will be on campus at the University of Nebraska East Campus Union talking with students about internship and career opportunities. Students will be able to ask questions and learn more about communities in the region. More information is available at:

The Rural Futures Institute (RFI) recognizes the importance of retaining and attracting talented youth to rural communities. Early successes from RFI programs has shown that providing students with positive experiences in rural communities can be of mutual benefit and lead to new opportunities.

Participants at the Rural Opportunities Fair are also invited to register for the Rural Futures Conference at a reduced rate. The conference kicks off following the Rural Opportunities Fair and runs through October 23. The conference is a gathering of faculty, staff, students, and community partners which aims to forge partnerships, encourage bold ideas, and foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that builds hope and invigorates the rural landscape.

For more information about the Rural Opportunities Fair and the Rural Futures Conference please visit For the latest information follow Rural Futures on Twitter at or Facebook at

The Rural Futures Institute (RFI) is one of four interdisciplinary Institutes at the University of Nebraska that leverages the talents and research-based expertise from across the system. The RFI, through a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, encourages bold and futuristic approaches to collaboratively address state, national and global challenges.