Career Services is a centralized department for Northern Illinois University within the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Our mission is to foster career development by providing comprehensive services to educate and empower students to make lifelong diverse career choices through career exploration and job search skills training. We provide experiential education and job opportunities that incorporate critical thinking, creativity and communication skills. We utilize the "Shared Governance" approach to decision making by including students in assessing their expectations, experiences, and learning outcomes. Career Services provides a bridge for a successful transition between academia and the global community through leadership, multifaceted partnerships, and supporting the institution’s objectives.