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Old 08-09-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: morrow,ga
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I am a 25 y/o black male with a bachelors degree in marketing. I have been curious about Lincoln, due to the fact I am a fan of U of Nebraska football, for one, and I may consider going back for a master's degree at some point and I hear U of N has an excellent business program. Is there good deal of things to do in Lincoln? How would you say race relations are there? I currently live in Indianapolis and I am looking for a change, but want to go somewhere where there is a good college in town or close by in case I decide to go back to school. I graduated last year and have had a very hard time finding a position in marketing/account management/inside sales here..so any info about lincoln's job market would be appreciated, too.
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Omaha's Job Market is better but Lincoln has the better Business program and they both have a fair amount of things to do, though Omaha has more with the Qwest Center attracting a lot of the best acts. Good luck with your search.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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Lincoln's cool, Omaha's better .... either way they aren't far from eachother. Goodluck
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: West Omaha
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Lincoln and Omaha are very close to each other (45 minute commute from Omaha to campus). You could easily reap the benefits of both cities - Lincoln's superior college atmosphere and Omaha's more robust economy.

There are many people (I'm one of them) that go back and forth.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:42 AM
 
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There's more to do in Omaha than in Lincoln, but there's still a fair share of things to do. It mostly depends on what you like to do. There's a TON of bars in downtown Lincoln, a few clubs, bike paths, parks, ect. Enough to entertain, I think.
Race relationships are pretty stable, from what I've seen. My sister is white and she's dating a black male and she's never had a problem. I don't really see race as an issue here.
The Lincoln job market is growing, but there's quite a bit of competition b/c of UNL. Here's a local job search website.
JournalStar.com -- Lincoln, NE Jobs and Employment Resource

HTH
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Introspective 1,
I would be a liar if I told you that there were no racial problems anywhere in Nebraska because racism can be found just about everywhere. I will say this though for every racist S.O.B you find in Nebraska, there will be 999 salt of the earth great people. So all in all I would say the odds are in your favor of being around good people.

GL2
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Yeah, exactly like gunnlvr said.. There is always going to be somebody in nearly all places that seem to like to ruin it for everybody else..

With that said, each year the Lincoln, Omaha and tri-cities are more and more diverse, and we sport a pretty big black population here..

I think you will really like Lincoln, and honestly if you aren't one of those people that absolutely will explode on the inside without a hill, coastline (many lakes, but no ocean), or lots of hot sand then I think you are going to love our almost constantly growing economy, population (1.2 mill between Omaha and Lincoln), and new entertainment venues being added every year..

And as a college student, you will really enjoy Lincoln.. Great college atmosphere.. It truly is one of america's best University cities..
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Papillion
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If you go the Omaha route there are options other than UNL for your Masters... Creighton University, Bellevue University (great online programs), UNO, Grace University, etc... and you'll get just as much Nebraska football fever in Omaha as in Lincoln
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