Program alumni work for the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, the U.S. State Department, U.S. Strategic Command and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Abby Garden (global studies major) said the insight and skills learned through the program have made pursuing a career in national security less daunting. “Breaking into such a field is incredibly difficult, and without proper mentorship and guidance, it’s easy to become lost in the shuffle. IC Scholars provides a community for students at Nebraska to get the tools that will make them more competitive and better public servants.“

Jenna Vigal described her participation in the various activities and classes as “career mentoring in all aspects.” “(IC Scholars) really gives you exposure and knowledge. There are so many ways and opportunities to participate. You keep exploring, and you find your specialty.”