View as Webpage


August 17, 2022

Nebraska Bankers Association Logo

Back to School - Employee Recruiting Tips

College students are returning to campuses across Nebraska, and it’s time for your bank to make a plan to connect with this talent pool. A good first step is by joining the recruiting platform Handshake. 


Employers can post jobs, learn about on-campus recruiting opportunities and build their brand on the free platform. 


Nearly all of the colleges and universities in Nebraska and surrounding states use Handshake. Students consistently cite the platform as their preferred option for finding internships and full-time job opportunities.

Learn More & Register for Handshake

In addition, many colleges and universities have developed resources for employers to connect with students. 


Links to additional two- and four-year college career service offices are available here.

Legislative, Policy & Regulatory Updates

Fed Issues Crypto Supervisory Letter

In a supervisory letter issued yesterday, the Federal Reserve (Fed) said that Fed-supervised banks seeking to engage in activities related to cryptocurrency and other digital assets must first assess whether such activities are legally permissible and determine whether any regulatory filings are required. The letter also stated that banks should notify the Fed prior to engaging in crypto-asset-related activities.

Learn More 


Fed Issues Final Master Account Guidelines

Earlier this week, the Fed announced final guidelines it will use when evaluating requests for master accounts with the Fed or access to the agency’s financial services. These finalized guidelines included a tiered review framework that Reserve Banks will apply to different types of institutions with varying degrees of risk.

Learn More 


OCC Updates Bank Accounting Advisory Series

On Aug. 15, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released its annual update to the Bank Accounting Advisory Series, which is intended to promote a consistent application of accounting standards among OCC-supervised banks. The latest update clarifies the application of accounting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Learn More

Upcoming Events

To see the complete event schedule, visit the NBA Event Calendar.

Banks & Bankers

August 10 - 16

Email your news, press releases, photos and/or newspaper articles to be published in Banks & Bankers. Send content to [email protected].

Intern Spotlight

Tanner Woita interned at First State Bank Nebraska in Lincoln this summer. He is a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated from Bishop Neumann High School.


Throughout his internship, he learned that good customer service is important. Tanner also values the connections that he made with the other bankers and customers. His internship answered many questions he had about the banking industry and maintained his interest in pursuing a banking career.

Learn More

NBA Products Are Available

Scenes of Nebraska Calendars

There are just over two weeks left to order the 2023 Scenes of Nebraska calendars! The final deadline is Sept. 3.

Learn More & Order


Husker Harvest Days Tickets

The NBA has Husker Harvest Days tickets available to our member banks at a discounted rate. Thank your ag customers with admission ($9) and lunch ($15) tickets! The deadline to order tickets is Aug. 31.

Order Tickets


Husker Football and Volleyball Schedule Cards

Over 177,000 Husker sports schedule cards have been mailed out so far! There are plenty of cards left if you need more or are requesting them for the first time.

Request Cards


Contact Laurie Johnson at the NBA at [email protected] or 402-474-1555 with questions.

UNL College of Business Releases Career Outcome Statistics

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business students who graduated between August 2020 and May 2021 earned an average starting salary of %51,571. For the 57% of graduates who remained in Nebraska, the average salary was $45,687. Only 6% of those graduates pursued opportunities outside of Lincoln or Omaha.

Nearly three-quarters of graduates completed an internship or career-related experience during college. The average intern hourly wage was $15.51.

The statistics are included in the College’s 2022-2023 Employer Partners Guide.

#BanksNeverAskThat Returns in October

The #BanksNeverAsk toolkit will be available on August 22. It includes graphics, social posts, digital signage, printables and more. The resources can be co-branded, bank-branded or ABA-branded. ABA will hold a free webinar on Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. CDT about the campaign. 


Participate in the ABA Ag Lender Survey

The American Bankers Association (ABA) is seeking participants for its agricultural lender survey. The survey covers local farm income, land sales and delinquency expectations as well as other topics. 

Take the Survey

Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Instagram