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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...

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...

Upcoming career fairs help students find jobs

By Kelley Byrne | February 4, 2014

Career Services’ upcoming fairs will help match students with internships and jobs.Career Services will host the Internship Fair on Feb. 18, Full-Time Job Fair on Feb. 19 and the Educators’ Job Fair on Feb. 24. Workshops — ABCs of Getting an Internship...

Attend NIU fairs to gain experience

By Kim Randall | January 15, 2014

The Internship and Full-Time Career fairs that NIU offers provide a great way to get a shoe in the door in your field of choice.Though the fairs are next month, now is the time for students to begin prepping to ensure they are more than ready.The idea...

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...

The roles of city aldermen

By Ali Combs | March 19, 2013

Alderman positions in wards two, four and six are up for grabs April 9. In DeKalb, seven aldermen serve on City Council to represent the city’s seven wards alongside the mayor, who oversees all the wards. Mayor Kris Povlsen, who served as second ward...

Give gratitude to service workers

By Hayley Devitt | February 12, 2013

When you were young, I am sure most of you were taught the golden rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated. I do not know about all of you, but I would like to be treated nicely. If you have not been practicing kindness and respect in your everyday...

A 1975 Mig 21 (left) and a Piper Warrior II (right side) inside a hangar at the Dekalb Taylor Municipal Airport.

Local airport involved in DeKalb community

By Ali Combs | February 11, 2013

DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St., has been a source of revenue and recreation for local residents since 1944. T.J. Moore, city director of public works, said the airport is made of three main components: general aviation, corporate and...

Finding a job to fund education is work

By Anthony Szudarski | July 16, 2012

This summer is the first time ever I’m looking forward to going back to school. While I’d like to think I have a pretty good resume for someone of my age, this summer I wouldn’t even have a job if it wasn’t for the connections I have. Like many...

The importance of loving your job

By Dan Martynowicz | April 17, 2012

“If you find a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” It’s a phrase I’ve heard many times over, and until recently it seemed impossibly simple and easily attainable. I mean, honestly, would you rather be the guy who dreads walking...

Real life situation: finding a job

By Colin Remes | March 26, 2012

Graduation. It looms it’s big scary head on the near horizon for many of us on the homestretch at NIU. The big question on many of our minds is this: now what? I’m certain many of us have heard unfortunate stories about leaving college with a mountain...

Guest Column: The advantage of study abroad

By Adam Brown | September 20, 2011

Adam Brown Senior political science major Dekalb is where many of us call home; this is the peaceful image we'll conjure when asked many years from now where we grew up. For some, this is perfectly suitable. For others, however, there is a sizable disconnect...