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Two buisness people networking at a conference while having a beverage. The First Impressions Networking Night will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Career Services to host ‘First Impression Networking Night’

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | October 28, 2022

DeKALB – On Nov. 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. NIU Career Services is hosting a "First Impression Networking Night" in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center.  In this event, students are invited to practice their networking and communication based...

A power point ina virtual meeting introduces the virtual career fairs

Virtual career fairs are still important and easily accessed

By Jordan Radloff | September 25, 2020

It has been a new and unique experience for both students and administration to adjust to having interactions exclusively online this semester. Career Services has developed a way to continue hosting their career fairs, and attending these events is both...

Career and job fairs benefit students and employers

By Jack Baudoin | February 23, 2020

Finding a job after college can be a daunting task for many students. Thankfully, NIU offers many career fairs throughout the year that students should attend in order to make connections and find a career best suited for them.Career fairs are a popular...

Tattoos can work at work

By MacKenzie Meadows | March 9, 2017

Tattoos are becoming more common in college-aged students and recent graduates, the next generation of the workforce, and because of that, this generation has the ability to change the way professionals view tattoos.As tattoos gain popularity, they are...

Career Services to host internship preparation workshop

By Northern Star staff | October 11, 2016

Career Services offers their help during the ABC's of Getting an Internship event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room.Students can learn how to prepare and research for the Internship Fair Oct. 18. These events are free...

Career Services reports potential scammers on campus

By Northern Star staff | September 19, 2016

Career Services is warning students to be aware, as two individuals were handing out "internship" information and asking students to fill out "student cards."They were seen near Wirtz Hall and Reavis Hall Aug. 31. The individuals were not working with...

Career Leadership Expo to help students market themselves

By Northern Star staff | March 30, 2016

Kohl’s will sponsor a Career Leadership Expo 5-8 p.m. Thursday in the Holmes Student Center, Glass Gallery Lounge and Capitol Room.The expo’s purpose is to help students gain tips and tricks for marketing themselves effectively at a “cocktail hour”...

NIU should diversify job fairs for all student majors

By Kara Mercer | February 18, 2016

While NIU offers an education in various majors, there is a lack of representation of some majors when it comes to career resources on campus. Career fairs in particular need to better represent different majors.NIU provides help on campus for finding...

Career Services seeks nominations for Applauding Excellence in Student Career Success Awards

By Northern Star staff | February 9, 2016

Career Services is seeking nominations of undergraduate students for the Applauding Excellence in Student Career Success Awards.About 10 undergraduate students, who must be nominated by a faculty or staff member, will be recognized for their achievements...

Career Services to hold Educators’ Job Fair

By Northern Star staff | February 8, 2016

Career Services will hold the NIU Educators’ Job Fair on Feb. 22 at the Convocation Center.The fair consists of two sessions: one open session and one for pre-scheduled interviews by invitation only, for NIU students, alumni, staff and faculty, and...