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Three director positions filled

By Northern Star staff | August 24, 2015

Three individuals have been found for vacancies in Health Services, Career Services and Military and Non-Traditional Student Services, according to an email from Eric Weldy, vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, to NIU employees.Linda...

Program connects students with alumni, enhances skills

Program connects students with alumni, enhances skills

By Salta Kendor | November 30, 2014

Students are able to apply for an alumni mentorship program expected to start in spring, with orientations for applicants over the next two months.The NIU Student-Alumni Mentoring Program is designed to connect local alumni to students and allow students...

Company representatives look for student interns at NIU fair

By Ashley Morse | October 22, 2014

Bookoo President Austin Allgaier said his company uses internships as a “long-term interview” to see which interns are best suited for a permanent position at his company.Bookoo was among the 160 employers present Tuesday at the Internship Fair....

Undergraduates: Practice interviews at career fairs

By Mohammed Taha Faridi | September 28, 2014

Undergraduate students should take advantage of upcoming job and internship fairs.Tuesday marks the beginning of the Graduate and Professional School Fair. More than 100 programs have been organized and recruiters were invited to the fair, as well as...

Attendance at Internship Fair declines

By Carlos Galvez | February 19, 2014

Clarification: An earlier draft of this story reported that 200 fewer students attended the Internship Fair on Tuesday than last year. That number came from an early estimate before the event ended. The story has been amended to reflect the final attendance.Fewer...

Broc Pagni, senior health science major, hands his resume to Camelot representative Amanda Wisse at the Job Fair in the Convocation Center. Pagni was interested in Camelot’s Therapeutic Day School positions.

Job Fair connects students, employers

By Matt Carlson | October 24, 2013

More than 215 employers from across the country were in attendance at the job fair Wednesday at the Convocation Center.NIU students, local residents and students from other universities came out hoping to impress the employers. The fair was put together...

Internship Fair sees rising interest

By Matt Carlson | October 22, 2013

More than 100 companies came out for the Internship Fair Tuesday at the Convocation Center.The event, sponsored by Career Services, gave students the opportunity to talk with employers from across the country and submit resumes. They also gained experience...

Fair helps students form post-undergrad plans

By Shaz Sheikhali | October 16, 2013

Students got a glimpse of what they could do after graduation at a campus fair Tuesday.The Prelaw Honors Society hosted a graduate school fair in the Duke Ellington ballroom. More than 300 students attended the Graduate and Professional School Fair, which...

The main floor was filled with recruiting tables and business posters along with the upper level ring around the Convocation Center on Wednesday. Several of the recruiters present are NIU alumni, and were bringing the business world full cirlce to current NIU students. The Job Fair this fall hosted more employers and students than ever before, showing promise of job growth in the area.

Students look for careers at NIU’s Full-Time Job Fair Wednesday

By Erin Kolb | October 24, 2012

Students put on their nicest business clothes and brought out their resumes Wednesday in hopes of finding a full-time job. Senior management major Erid Herrera joined dozens of other students at the Convocation Center for NIU’s Full-Time Job Fair to...

Some NIU services still open over summer

By Lauren Dielman | May 6, 2012

The Academic Advising Center, Founders Memorial Library, Career Services and the Huskie Den are among the many places on campus open for students to enjoy over the summer. The Academic Advising Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through...

Out of school and into the job market: What to expect

By Hailey Kurth | March 27, 2012

As May draws near, NIU is getting ready to push students out of the nest and into the job world. During the Job Search Brandon Lagana, Director of Marketing & Information Resource Management for Career Services, said students should begin searching...