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At Union Pacific, our power lies in our team - which is more than 37,000 individuals strong. We build on this strength by recruiting people with unique talents and skills. We believe this cultivates an environment of opportunity and inclusion, where you're able to contribute, make an impact and ultimately define your own success.

To help us find talented candidates, we have formal relationships with colleges and other programs. We also sponsor a variety of recruiting events and career fairs.

Start your career where you will have opportunity, challenges and the chance to Build America. 

On Campus Recruiting

We schedule our hiring events at college campuses from September through the beginning of November - and again in the spring. These events are great opportunities for you to visit with recruiters and to ask specific questions about our company. Be sure to visit your career center's website for a list of your events on campus.

Union Pacific is proud to present our job opportunities nationally on a variety of platforms such as Handshake, Symplicity and LinkedIn. We partner with a number of target schools, including an HBCU, an HSI, and an AANAPISI, by providing funding to a variety of career centers, student organizations, and provide other developmental opportunities.



For example, in the 2021-2022 school year, Union Pacific provided funding to Jackson State University (HBCU) to support their career services center in providing career placement opportunities, their College of Business for curriculum and student professional development, including supporting their Case Competition, and the JSU CAPS program.

Our 2022-2023 target schools include:

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Creighton University
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln 
  • Jackson State University (HBCU)
  • University of Texas at San Antonio (HSI)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (AANAPISI)
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Texas A&M University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Pennsylvania State University - Altoona
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College (Omaha)

If Union Pacific does not visit your college campus, you may apply online for one of our posted positions. This process takes about 15 minutes and allows you to submit your resume with the online application. After you're finished, you will be able to check your application status online.

Internship Program

Check out some pictures from our recent Intern Connection Program and learn more about the program by following these links:

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