Brian, who began at Career Services in 2000, has embraced the role of helping Career Services help students and alumni achieve their career goals. “A big part of what I do,” he says, “is making sure that this amazing staff has what they need to do what they do best: guide students on their career journeys and help them connect with employers of internships and full-time jobs.”
B.S., Business Management, Emphasis in Human Resources
Diane joined Career Services in 1999. She coordinates the all-majors internship fair, as well as the intern of the month and intern of the year scholarship programs. She advises students that "it's never too early to begin developing soft skills like communication."
Caroline joined Career Services in 2001. She likes to travel and explore new places, even thinking she might work as a flight attendant someday. Now, she helps students explore potential careers. Her primary role is internship administration.
Jan works with employers to help them post jobs/internships and set up interviews with students. She joined Career Services in 2006 and encourages students to finish their degrees: "A bachelor's degree opens up a whole new level of opportunities for you."
M.A., Leadership B.A., Organizational Communication
Melanie works with the Braven Leadership and Career Accelerator course (UNIV 301) in both fall and spring semesters. She began working at NIU in 2020 in Orientation and First Year Programs and joined Career Services in 2022. As a first-generation college student herself, she highly encourages all students to get involved and take advantage of NIU’s academic and cultural resources to bolster your NIU experience that could possibly lead you to discovering lifelong passions or even potential career endeavors.
Edward began working at NIU in 2004. He focuses on promoting student success and performs strategic outreach to diverse campus communities. He advises students to be flexible as their path evolves: "It's natural to redefine your goals. Be prepared for change."
M.A., Community Counseling B.A., History and Secondary Education
Teri joined Career Services in 2007. She helps students plan their life and career goals. She encourages students to be open to the unexpected: "Your career path won't be a straight line. There will be detours and obstacles; think of them as opportunities."
Ph.D. Human Resource Development M.S. Library and Information Science M.A.A.E. Photography B.S. Psychology and Art
Iris joined Career Services in 2023 with 20 years of college career counseling experience. “Career success and fulfillment are a cornerstone of a good life, as they provide the means for financial support, personal growth and achievement opportunities. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to guide students through a process that has a significant positive impact on their lives."