As an Employer Relations Specialist, Katherine Zuidema helps employers promote full- time and part-time job openings to NIU students and alumni through the use of the Huskies Get Hired database. Zuidema is the lead person for part-time off-campus job postings and brings twelve years of Career Services experience, most recently as a Graduate Placement Officer, to her work. Ms. Zuidema leads the Job Location and Development Program, which successfully generates yearly grant monies to support the endeavors of Career Services.
Prior to her work at NIU, Ms. Zuidema began her career as a transcriptionist/secretary at a mental health center in Dixon, Illinois. Upon relocation to DeKalb, she secured a position as an aircraft scheduler for a major corporation. In her current position, Zuidema makes use of her organizational skills to address the needs of employers as well as the students.