Positions Held by Recent Graduates

Forest ecologist

Soil scientist

Remote sensing analyst

Land use specialist and environmental planner

Air pollution meteorologist

City planner

Census data user consultant

National weather service forecaster

Environmental program administrator

Cartographer/Geographic information manager

TV meteorologist 

Market location researcher

Geographic market analyst

Transportation systems planner

GIS system & data consultant

Retail site selector

GIS specialist

Service climatologist

Research meteorologist

Solid waste manager

Urban/Regional planner

Commercial and residential property analyst

Commercial meteorologist 


Career Services maintains a database of career fields and job openings in Geography and Meteorology. Services are available to students and alumni of NIU and all potential employers.

The NIU Cooperative Education Internship Program, better known as "Co-op," assists NIU students in finding career-related work experiences with participating employers. Co-op provides Web Services to streamline this process for both students and employers.

For information about career opportunities in geography follow this link to the Association for American Geographers (AAG) Online Career Guide; for career opportunities in meteorology follow this link to the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Online Career Guide