The Experience Company (TEC) supports the ambition of actives within the Alpha Tau chapter by providing them crucial resources and personal connections in a variety of fields and careers.
The Experience Company was established to provide opportunities for leadership, professional experience, and personal growth to its undergraduate members at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Experience Company’s mission is to create the finest internship program offered by any collegiate undergraduate organization and create a network of professionals to provide opportunities that will significantly shape the lives of undergraduate Betas. The Experience Company is staffed by a combination of undergraduates, alumni, parents, and business leaders throughout the country.
This year we have 25 intern candidates and are actively matching them to important employment relationships with leading companies. We are establishing relationships in the fields of Engineering, STEM, Actuarial Science, Medicine, Marketing, Accounting, and Finance. These connections are coming from elite companies such as Deloitte, KPMG, Ameritas, Oath (Yahoo), UNMC, Progress Rail, and many more. Our goal is to have all of the interns employed by the end of the fall semester.
Michael Smilko is involved in the mentorship program within The Experience Company and has had the privilege of being able to work with Sam Brower; here is what he has to say about his mentoring experience:
“The relationship I have with my mentor Sam Brower made an impact on my life almost immediately. Not only did he inspire me to chase my professional goals, but he also connected me with the tools to do so. Having an advanced graduate degree and experience within the career field I am interested in, I feel like I have a head start on other students my age trying to find their place. He has helped me find ways to embrace my strengths, utilize them when I’m working, and inspire others to do the same. I believe I am a more well-rounded individual, a sharper leader, and a better friend from my mentor and The Experience Company.”
Research shows that mentorship is the primary differentiator between a successful and unsuccessful individual. Within our mentor program, every undergraduate takes the Strengths Finder examination which in return highlights their top 5 strengths. We then have a strengths coach, Mike Wortman, work personally with the members to ensure they fully understand how to employ those strengths in their everyday lives. Participants receive an alumni member chosen by TEC that will add value to their collegiate experience as well as guidance in their transition to the professional world. This year we have 118 individuals matched into 59 pairs that are engaged in the program.