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University supports closing wage gap

By Lisa Lillianstrom | December 2, 2018

Women work hard for their money but get paid less than men despite doing the same job, which is why it is so important NIU hosted “Closing The Gender Pay Gap.”The event was attended mostly by faculty with a low student turnout. More students should...

Diversity Reverse Career Fair offers potential job opportunities

By Kierra Frazier | October 7, 2018

DeKALB — The sixth annual Diversity Reverse Career Fair was held Wednesday with alumni keynote speaker Lauren Scott who is currently a co-host for Chicago’s Best on WGN.The Diversity Reverse Career Fair is an event meant to help students showcase...

Fire Truck is parked in the garage at the first DeKalb Fire House, 700 Pine St. 

City Council looks to staffing solutions

By Jessie Kern | June 25, 2018

DEKALB - The current topic of conversation among DeKalb City Council members encompasses the measures being taken to pilot the city manager search and recruitment process.During the June 18 Special Committee of the Whole meeting, City Council members...

Students shouldn’t rely on online HR app

By Jordan Clayton-Taylor | September 3, 2014

The Human Resource website is not the best way of finding a job on campus, though it may seem efficient.Human Resources uses a simple application that asks for your availability and GPA, but there’s no way for your application to stand out over other...

DeKalb’s unemployment rate slowly stabilizes

By Amelia E. Cruz | April 16, 2013

The unemployment rate in the DeKalb area is slowly stabilizing even though there has been a decrease in job opportunities, according to an Illinois Department of Employment Security spokesman. Greg Rivara said he can tell there has been a decrease in...

Job fairs planned in October

By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2012

NIU will be hosting fairs for students seeking job employment or enrollment in graduate school this fall, according to NIU Today. Staring Oct. 2, a graduate and professional school fair will be held for students wanting to attend graduate school or learn...

Education shouldn’t aim at employment

By Letter to the editor | February 15, 2012

I wish I could bring some comfort and relief to Linze Griebenow ("Theory of Higher Education Doesn't Match Reality") and her "emotionally and mentally exhausted" classmates. Unfortunately, what she says about the job market is quite right, and she's in...

Sophomore psychology major Billy Marchewka prepares to bake
bread at Subway, 901 Lucinda Ave, Monday night.

Students work to balance classes, employment

By Lauren Dielman | November 8, 2011

Stephanie Peterson, junior child development major, holds down a job and a class load, but doesn't find balancing the two particularly stressful. Peterson, who works the information desk at the Holmes Student Center, said she knows how to keep track of...

Aaron: How to get Americans back to work

By Aaron Brooks | September 7, 2011

Cut: DefenseTo get Americans back to work we need a strong economy, and one of the most corrosive elements to a strong economy is war. War has evolved. Nations no longer face an opposing military in an open battlefield for an extended period of time;...

Unemployment rate falling in DeKalb

By Meghan Harms | February 16, 2011

The economy in DeKalb is getting better, but we still have work to do. The unemployment rate in DeKalb dropped to 8.22 percent in December 2010, which is down from a high of 11.65 percent in January 2010, according to the Illinois Department of Employment...

Student legal assistance available

By Don Henderson | August 19, 2010

As you begin a new semester, now is the time to address any lingering or looming legal problems. Students' Legal Assistance (SLA) is a free service, funded by the NIU Student Association, that can provide relevant legal information, advice, and, where...