About Us

Real World Experience

The NIU Department of Technology prides itself in working with industry for our student’s benefit. Most of our graduates obtain paid industrial internships for credit prior to graduation. Many students also work with department faculty on industrial and research projects. This experience is invaluable in obtaining many offers for employment after graduation.

What do industrial employers look for?

  • Excellence in current engineering applications
  • Communication skills – oral and written
  • Comprehension skills
  • Math skills 
  • Reasoning skills 
  • Ability to seek information 
  • Ability to see tasks to completion
  • Teamwork
  • Computer applications skills

All of which are found in all of our technology programs!