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Art Majors

Visit the departments for each art major:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Professor
  • Web Designer
  • Digital Designer
  • Artist
  • Art Therapist
  • Screen Printing Director
  • Medical/Technical Illustrator
  • Animator
  • Studio Artist
  • Book Illustrator
  • Art Teacher
  • Cartoonist
  • CAD Designer
  • Graphic Arts Technician
  • 3-D Artist
  • Interior Designer
  • Print Production Manager
  • Print Technician
  • Production Artist
  • Textile Designer
  • Art Director/Creative Director
  • Museum Curator
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Adult and Community Programs
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Apparel Manufacturers/Textile Mills
  • Art Studios
  • Auction Houses
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Corporate Medial Departments
  • Cultural Institutions
  • Design Firms
  • Department/Retail Stores
  • Federal/State/Local Government
  • Film/Motion Pictures
  • Galleries
  • Hospitals/Nursing Homes
  • Internet Media Companies
  • Interior/Commercial/Residential Design Firms
  • Jewelers
  • Libraries
  • Local Historical Societies
  • Magazines/Newspapers and Trade Publications
  • Media Production Companies
  • Museums
  • Non-Profit Organizations  
  • Photo Agencies and Studios
  • Print Shops
  • Private/Local Arts Councils
  • Public/Private Art Schools
  • Rehabilitation Centers K-12 Schools
  • Ellwood House Museum
  • Equestrian Connection, Chicago
  • Disney World
  • Hoofprint Press
  • Northern Illinois University, Career Services
  • Northern Illinois University, Media Services
  • Warrenville Historical Society
Visual Communication (Graphic Design)
  • AbbVie
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Caterpillar
  • Chicago Sky
  • College of DuPage
  • ColorBurst Screen Printing
  • Deloitte
  • Epsilon
  • Fashion World
  • Fjord
  • Google
  • Grainger
  • IBM
  • Illinois Institute of Art
  • Jockey International
  • John Deere Revolution Technologies
  • Knoed Creative
  • Luma Pictures
  • NEXT/NOW
  • Ogilvy and Mather
  • Optimus
  • PanCom International
  • Pepsi
  • Razorfish
  • State Farm
  • Think Kaleidoscope
  • Thirst
  • Upshot
  • VSA Partners
Illustration
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Animated Storyboards
  • Arc Worldwide
  • Atom Switch
  • Bradford Group
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Creata
  • Diadem Studios
  • Ellegro Learning Solutions
  • Emmi Solutions
  • Epic Games
  • Fox Entertainment
  • Groupon
  • iCanvas
  • id Software
  • IllFonic
  • Image Comics
  • Incentivefox
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Larson-Juhl
  • Martens and Kiefer Biovisualization
  • Pop! Goes the Icon
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Raven Software
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Scientific Games
  • Surge Innovations
  • The Onion
  • Think Kaleidoscope
  • Tootsie Roll Industries
  • UWorld
Art Education
  • Algonquin Middle School
  • Cambridge Lakes Charter School, Pingree
  • Carl Sandburg Junior High, Rolling Meadows
  • Chicago Math and Science Academy
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • DeKalb High School
  • Dundee Crown High School
  • East Denver High School, Colorado
  • Fox River Academy of Music and Art, Oswego
  • Franklin Middle School, Wheaton
  • Hanover Highlands Elementary School, Hanover Park
  • Holy Cross School, Batavia
  • Hsuan Chuang University, Taiwan
  • Louse White School, Batavia
  • Lyons Township High School
  • Lundahl Middle School, Crystal Lake
  • Metea Valley High School, Aurora
  • Naperville Central High School
  • Nequa Valley High School, Naperville
  • Oak Park Elementary School
  • Percy Julian Middle School, Oak Park
  • Plainfield High School
  • Reavis High School, Burbank
  • Robert Frost Middle School, Markham
  • Rockford Legacy Academy of Excellence
  • Rockford Public Schools
  • Romeoville High School
  • Schaumburg High School
  • St. Charles East High School
  • Thurgood Marshall School, Rockford
  • U46-Elgin, Elementary and High School
  • Uno Charter Schools, Chicago
  • Washington DC-CCPCS Charter School
  • Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora
  • Wheatland Elementary School, Oswego
  • Wheaton-Warrenville High School
Art History
  • Aldo Castillo Gallery
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Aspen Art Museum
  • Blue Orchid Studios
  • Chicago History Museum
  • College of DuPage
  • Field Museum
  • Fitzgerald APD
  • Linda Warren Projects
  • Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
  • Midwest Museum of Natural History
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • North Suburban Library District
  • Northern Illinois University Art Museum
  • Northwestern University Block Museum
  • OC Creative
  • POP!NK
  • St. Ambrose University Library
  • Stolen Space Gallery, London
  • True Spirit Art
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Studio Arts (Ceramics, Drawing, Sculpture, Fiber, Foundations, Metal, Painting, Photography, Printmaking)
  • Dean Harris Fine Jewelry, Inc.
  • House of Swanke Clothing
  • Jared Jewelry
  • Boston University
  • California State University
  • Canadian Centre for Architecture
  • Cornell University
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Dominican University
  • Herron School of Art and Design - IUPUI
  • Louisiana State University
  • Miami of Ohio
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Notre Dame
  • Royal College of Art, London
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Temple University
  • Texas AandM – Corpus Christie
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kent, UK
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Washington University
  • Western Illinois University
  • American Art Therapy Association
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • National Art Education Association
  • The Association of Art Museum Curators

Communication Studies Major

Overview of communication studies major

  • Administrative Analyst
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Advertising Manager
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Bill and Account Collectors
  • Communications Officer
  • Cultural Tutor
  • Development Coordinator
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Event Planner
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Managers and Specialists
  • Insurance Sales Agents
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Non-Profit Marketing Coordinator
  • Property, Real Estate and Community Association Manager
  • Public Affairs Representative
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Real Estate Agent and Broker
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Service Representative
  • Sales Worker Supervisors
  • Speech Writer
  • Telemarketer
  • Travel Agent
Organizational/Corporate and Communication, Culture and Advocacy
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Convention Centers
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Corporate Communications Departments
  • Economic Development Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Marketing Firms or Departments
  • News Media
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Political Office Holders
  • Political Parties
  • Public Relations Agencies
  • Real Estate Development Firms
  • Universities and Colleges
Media Studies
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Associated Press
  • Cable Systems
  • Catalog Firms
  • College and Universities
  • Film Studios
  • Industry Film Producers
  • Magazine Firms
  • Market Research Firms
  • Music Video Producers
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Program Production Studios
  • Public Relations Agencies
  • Radio Stations
  • Specialty Advertising Firms
  • Television Stations
  • Trade/Publishing Firms
  • Trade Associations
  • Abbott Nutrition International
  • Batavia Television
  • C.H. Robinson
  • CDW
  • Central States Communication Association
  • Cherry Valley Police Department
  • City of DeKalb
  • City of DeKalb Public Access Television
  • Crawford Broadcasting
  • Crusader Community Health
  • DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Good Intentions
  • Greenlee Textron
  • Heyl Royster Voelker and Allen, P.C.
  • Hollister Inc.
  • Hub Group
  • Jewel Osco
  • Kiefer Sports Group
  • Kish Health Systems Foundation
  • Kohl’s
  • Latini-Hohberger Dhimantec
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • NIU Athletics – Marketing
  • NIU Creative Services Media
  • Northern Public Radio
  • Northern Star
  • Open Road Incredible Edibles
  • Santori Public Library of Aurora
  • Summer Film Camp (NIU)
  • Target
  • TCF Bank
  • UTC Aerospace
  • WIFR 23-CBS
  • Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office
  • WMAQ NBC5 Chicago
  • Actress - SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists)
  • Anesthesia O.R. Scheduler Specialist - Froedtert and Medical Colleges of Wisconsin
  • Assistant Professor of Communication - Fresno State University
  • Assistant rental manager - Penske Truck Leasing
  • Baseball communications assistant - Minnesota Twins
  • Corporate account manager - Workplace Systems
  • Dean, Business and Social Sciences - Normandale Community College
  • Dean, Health and Industrial Technology - Prairie State College
  • Editor - Lugo Entertainment
  • Executive Producer - “Windy City Live,” WLS-TV
  • Event coordinator - Lido Beach Resort
  • Financial representative - Northwestern Mutual
  • General assignment reporter – WICS ABC 20
  • HR Team - Abbott
  • Instructional Designer – Kohl’s
  • Interim dean, Liberal Arts - William Rainey Harper College
  • Paralegal - Strow Law, LCC
  • Producer – Metromix
  • Producer/editor - Disney ABC Television Group
  • Production editor - Infinity Ward
  • Public speaker/consultant - Empowering Victims and Activists Alliance
  • Recruiter – Chase Professionals
  • Recruiting manager - Mark/Ryan Associates
  • Reporter – New England Cable News
  • Sales manager - U.S. Cellular
  • Videographer - National Safety Council
  • Web developer- TCS Education System
  • DePaul University
  • Indiana University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Robert Morris University
  • University of Illinois
  • American Advertising Federation
  • American Communication Association
  • American Marketing Association
  • Asian American Journalists Association
  • Illinois News Broadcasters Association
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • National Communication Association
  • National Society of Hispanic Journalists
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Society of Broadcast Engineers
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • The International Association of Business Communicators

English

Overview of the major in English

Business/Sales
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Attorney
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Media Buyer
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Property, Real Estate and Community Association Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Retail Manager
  • Staffing Recruiter
  • Sales Representative in Journalism and Publishing
Education
  • Admission Representative
  • College Student Affairs Specialist
  • College Faculty/Instructor
  • K-12 Teacher
  • K-12 Media Specialist
  • TESOL Instructor
Government/Social Services
  • Congressional Aide
  • Lobbyist
  • Local Government Administrator
  • Fundraising Specialist
  • Grant Writer
  • Non-Profit Program Manager
Digital Communications
  • Blogger
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Copywriter
  • Web Content Strategist
Resource Development/Management
  • Archivist
  • Cataloguer
  • Curator
  • Librarian
  • Research Assistant/Associate
Writing/Publishing
  • Children’s Literature Author
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Novelist
  • Proofreader
  • Reporter/Correspondent
  • Science Writer
  • Speech Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Advertising and Marketing Agencies
  • Book Publishers
  • Education
  • Financial Firms
  • Government
  • Hospitals
  • Lobbying Firms
  • Magazines
  • Media – Television Networks and Radio Stations
  • Medical Institutions
  • Newspapers
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Political Parties
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Industry
  • Website Developers
  • DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation
  • NIU – Department of English
  • NIU – Media and Public Relations
  • NIU – Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • NIU – School of Theatre and Dance
  • NIU – STEM Outreach
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • American Copy Editors Society
  • American Library Association
  • Association of American Publishers
  • Association of Magazine Media
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Public Relations Society of America – Suburban Chicago Chapter
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Society for Technical Communication

Journalism

Overview of the major in journalism

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, and Sales Managers
  • Archivist
  • Attorney
  • Book/Film Critic
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Communications Officer
  • Copy Editor
  • Copy Writer
  • Correspondent
  • Court Reporting and Broadcast Captioning
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Medical Writer
  • News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents
  • News Writer/Editor/Producer
  • Newspaper Sales Representative
  • Novelist/Screenwriter
  • Paralegal
  • Photographers and Camera Operators
  • Public Affairs Representative
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Reporter/News Anchor                  
  • Speech Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Writers and Editors
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Broadcasting Agencies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Communication Departments
  • Corporations
  • Government Agencies
  • Magazines/Newspapers
  • Market Research Firms
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Political Parties
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Companies
  • School Districts
  • TV and Radio Stations
  • Big Shoulders Digital Video Productions
  • Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See
  • Central States Communication Association
  • City of Chicago: Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
  • Comcast SportsNet
  • Exact Publicity
  • iHeart Media
  • Kishwaukee United Way (marketing)
  • Northern Public Radio WNIJ
  • Rochelle News Leader
  • The Daily 411
  • WIFR-TV (CBS)
  • WTHR-TV (NBC)
  • Executive Producer – WLS-TV (ABC)
  • General Assignment Reporter – KDVR-TV (FOX)
  • Morning Show Producer – WREX-TV (NBC)
  • Multimedia Journalist – WNDU-TV (NBC)
  • News Producer – WYFF-TV (NBC)
  • News Producer – WBAY-TV (ABC)
  • News Producer – KWQC-TV (NBC)
  • News Producer – WIFR-TV (CBS)
  • News Reporter- KOLN-TV (CBS)
  • News Reporter - WBAY-TV (ABC)
  • News Reporter – WBND-TV (ABC)
  • News Reporter – WTVP-TV (ABC)
  • News Reporter – WCIA-TV (CBS)
  • On-Air Meteorologist - WIFR-TV (CBS)
  • Photographer/Editor – WTMJ-TV (NBC)
  • DePaul University
  • National Louis University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Illinois
  • University of North Texas
  • American Press Institute
  • Association of Magazine Media
  • International Federation of Journalists
  • International Journalists' Network
  • Investigative Reports and Editors
  • The Journalistic Resource
  • Journalism and Women's Symposium
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • National Press Club Online
  • Radio and Television News Directors Association
  • American Society of Newspaper Editors
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • Asian American Journalists Association
  • National Society of Hispanic Journalists
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Illinois News Broadcasters Association

Music

  • Account Director
  • Arts Editor
  • Audio technician/engineer
  • Band Leader
  • Composer/Director
  • Creative Arts Pastor
  • Disc Jockey, Video Jockey, Radio Host
  • Editor/Writer
  • Entertainment Lawyer
  • Film Music Director/Editor
  • Label Manager
  • Multimedia Engineer
  • Music Administrator
  • Music Attorney
  • Music Critic
  • Music Journalist
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Marketing Professional
  • Music Producer
  • Music Publisher
  • Music References and Research Librarian
  • Music Sales Professional
  • Music Teacher/Professor
  • Music Therapist
  • Musical Director
  • Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
  • Musician
  • Performing Artist
  • Piano Technician (instrument restoration)
  • Production/Operations Coordinator
  • Promoter/Tour Manager/Publicist
  • Session Musician
  • Song or Jingle Writer
  • Special Events Organizer
  • Stage Manager
  • Studio Manager
  • Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Amusement Parks
  • Booking/Talent Agencies
  • Cable Stations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Concert Halls
  • Elementary/Secondary Schools
  • Film Studios
  • Freelance Firms
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Magazine Companies
  • Media firms/law firms
  • Music Companies
  • Music Stores
  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Night Clubs
  • Orchestras
  • Publishing Companies
  • Record Producers
  • Recording Studios
  • Religious Organizations
  • Software Developers
  • Symphonies
  • Theatres
  • Travel and Tourism Department
  • TV and Radio Stations
  • Augustana College
  • Big Hollow Middle School
  • Bright TALK
  • British School of Chicago
  • Brownbass Music (music production)
  • Dakota State University (instructor of audio production)
  • East Aurora School District
  • Exelon Corporation
  • Freeport School District
  • Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral
  • Interlake Corporation
  • Naperville Community Unit School District
  • North Shore School District
  • Palos Park Presbyterian Church
  • Pearson Learning Solutions
  • Plainfield Community Consolidated School District
  • Richmond-Burton Community High School
  • Underground Squirrel Studio (owner/entrepreneur)
  • Wells Fargo
  • City University of New York
  • Florida State University
  • Peabody Conservatory
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
  • The Acoustical Society of America
  • American Music Therapy Association
  • The American Federation of Musicians
  • The College Music Society
  • Music Library Association
  • Music Teachers National Association
  • National Association for Music Education
  • National Band Association
  • Recording Industry Association of America
  • Society for Music Theory

Theatre Arts - Acting

Overview of Theatre Arts major specializing in Acting

  • Acting Coach
  • Actor (Theatre, Film, Television)
  • Agent
  • Announcer for Television or Radio
  • Booking Agent
  • Business Manager
  • Casting Agent/.Director  
  • Communication Consultant
  • Development Associate
  • Dialect Coach
  • Director
  • Drama Coach
  • Entertainment Promoter
  • Producer
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Set Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Talent Manager
  • Voice-over-Artist
  • Writer/Playwright  
  • Amusement and Theme Parks
  • Arts Councils
  • Colleges/Universities/Schools 
  • Community Organizations
  • Cruise Lines
  • Dance Companies
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Festivals
  • Film Studios
  • Performing Artist Troupes
  • Performing Arts Organizations
  • Production Companies
  • Radio Stations
  • Talent Agencies
  • Television/Cable Networks
  • Theaters
  • Touring Companies
  • Adventure Stage Chicago
  • Goodman Theatre Chicago
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
  • Disney World, Orlando, FL
  • Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, ON
  • Center Stage Productions, South Holland, IL
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago
  • Steep Theatre Company Chicago
  • SummerNITE
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival
  • Northern Illinois University

Theatre Arts - Design and Technology

Read more about the Design and Technology major.

  • Agent
  • Assistant Dramaturg/Literary Manager
  • Assistant Technical Director
  • Associate Producer
  • Carpenter and Scenic Artist
  • Casting Director
  • Costume Designer
  • Director/Producer
  • Editor
  • Exhibit Designer 
  • Lighting Designer/Engineer
  • Make-Up artist
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Production Assistant
  • Props Designer
  • Rigger
  • Scenic Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editor
  • Special Effects Specialist
  • Stage Manager
  • Stylist Talent Agent
  • Talent Manager
  • Teacher
  • Technical Director
  • Visual Effects Specialist
  • Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Writer/Playwright
  • Arts Council Director
  • Attorney
  • Business Manager
  • Community Arts Center Director
  • Managing Director
  • College Professor
  • Literary Agent
  • Amusement and Theme Parks
  • Arts Councils
  • Colleges/Universities/Schools 
  • Community Organizations
  • Communications/Media Companies  
  • Dance Companies
  • Educational/Cultural Institutions
  • Entertainment Law Firms
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Festivals
  • Film Studios
  • Industrial Shows
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Performing Artist Troupes
  • Performing Arts Organizations
  • Production Companies
  • Television/Cable Networks/Radio Stations 
  • Theatres
  • Touring Performance Companies
  • Apple Tree Theatre
  • Barton Mural and Trompe L’Oeil Studios
  • Chicago Scenic Studios 
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier
  • Court Theatre
  • Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
  • DePaul Opera Theatre
  • Drury Lane Theatre
  • Goodman Theatre Chicago
  • Guthrie Theater
  • Jewell Theatre Company
  • Light Opera Works
  • Lookingglass Theatre Chicago
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Northlight Theatre
  • Schuler Shook
  • StarQuest International
  • Steppenwolf Studio  
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • UPSTAGING
  • Williams Gerard Productions 
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Actors’ Equity
  • American Association of Community Theatre
  • Costume Designers Guild
  • Costume Society of America
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
  • International Association of Lighting Designers
  • Stage Managers’ Association
  • USITT – United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Theatre Arts - Dance

Overview of dance major.

  • Artist-In-Residence
  • Arts Educator
  • Assistant Production Manager  
  • Ballet Instructor
  • Ballet Mistress
  • Booking Agent
  • Choreographer
  • Company Dancer
  • Community Engagement and Education Manager
  • Corps de Ballet  
  • Company Dancer
  • Dance Instructor
  • Dance Company Manager
  • Dance Company Rehearsal Director
  • Leisure and Recreation Instructor
  • Performance Artist
  • Performing Arts Teacher
  • Personnel Manager: Dance Company
  • Principal Dancer
  • Private Dance Teacher
  • Pilates/Body Conditioning Instructor
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Soloist
  • Stage Manager
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Artistic Director
  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts Council Director
  • Arts Manager
  • Dance Therapist/Recreation Therapist  
  • Business Manger
  • Grants Specialist
  • Faculty/College Professor
  • Amusement and Theme Parks
  • Arts Councils
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Conservatories
  • Community Agencies
  • Cultural Organizations and Arts Councils
  • Cruise Lines
  • Dance Companies and Groups
  • Dance Festivals
  • Dance Studios
  • Industrial Shows
  • K-12 Schools, public and privates
  • Musical Theater Production Companies
  • National Endowment for the Art
  • Newspapers, Magazines, Websites
  • Performing Arts Centers and Companies
  • Performing Arts Camps
  • Physical Fitness Centers
  • Private Dance Studios and Schools
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Resorts and Casinos
  • Schools
  • Theatres
  • Touring Companies
  • TV and Film Studios
  • University Theatre/Dance Troupes
  • Adventure Stage Chicago
  • Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Chicago
  • Dansz Loop Chicago
  • Disney World, Orlando
  • Goodman Theatre, Chicago
  • Hall Associates FlyingFX, Cortland, IL
  • Harlem Ballet, New York
  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Manhattan Ballet
  • Thodos Dance Chicago
  • Winifred Jaun and Dancers, Oak Park, IL
  • Zephyr Dance
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • American Ballet Theatre
  • Arial Dance Chicago
  • Ballet Met
  • Broadway NY and International Tours
  • Chicago Ballet Repertoire
  • Chicago Lyric Opera
  • Cirque Du Soleil
  • David Taylor Dance Theater
  • Dayton Ballet
  • Louisville Ballet
  • Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Milwaukee Ballet
  • National Ballet of Canada
  • Nevada Ballet Theatre
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Pittsburg Ballet
  • Richmond Ballet
  • American Dance Guild
  • American Dance Therapy Association
  • Dance Educators of America
  • Dance/USA
  • Cecchetti Council of America
  • Sacred Dance Guild
  • Society of Stage Directorsand Choreographers

World Languages

Overview of major in world languages

  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Airline Employee
  • Arbitrator
  • Broadcaster/Journalist
  • Case Worker/Case Manager
  • College/University Faculty
  • Consultant
  • Copy Writer
  • Court Interpreter
  • Court Reporting and Broadcast Captioning
  • Cultural Tutor
  • Customer Service Telephone Interpreter
  • Customs and Border Patrol Agent
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Immigration/Naturalization Agent
  • International College Student Advisor
  • Interpreter
  • Language Analyst
  • Language Specialist - Federal
  • Lawyer
  • Linguist
  • News Writer, Reporter, Correspondent
  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer and Detective
  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
  • Proofreader
  • Relocation Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Secondary Education Teacher
  • Study Abroad Program Advisor/Coordinator
  • Teacher
  • Tour Guide
  • Travel Advisor
  • Travel Services/Booking Representative
  • Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Airlines/Airports
  • American Schools Abroad
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Car Rental Agencies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Cruise Lines
  • Foreign Aid Agencies
  • Foreign News Agencies
  • Foreign Study Exchange Programs
  • Freelance Translation Services
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels/Motels/Resorts
  • Immigration Assistance Agencies
  • Import/Export Companies
  • International Banks
  • International Businesses
  • Language Schools
  • Law Firms Specializing in Immigration
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Peace Corps/VISTA/AmeriCorps
  • Religious and Volunteer Organizations
  • Retail Stores
  • Schools
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Tour and Excursion Companies
  • Trade Firms
  • Translation/Interpretation Firms
  • United Nations
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • US Customs and Border Patrol
  • US Department of State
  • US Social Security Administration
  • Casa de Carina
  • College Works Painting
  • Conexión Comunidad
  • Entreamigos (Mexico)
  • Interpro Translation Solutions
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Love and Faith in Action
  • NIU – Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • Aerotek
  • Casa Central: Hispanics Serving the Community
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Corporate Traveler USA
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • Erie Family Health Center
  • Grainger
  • Guerrero Howe
  • Hanna Andersson
  • IKEA
  • Kane County Health Department
  • Microsoft
  • Nevada State Democratic Party
  • Prairie State Legal Services Inc.
  • Rockford Public Library
  • St. Charles CUSD #303
  • Univar
  • YMCA
  • Michigan State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • American Association for Applied Linguistics
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • American Translators Association
  • International Association of Conference Interpreters
  • International Federation of Translators
  • International Medical Interpreters Association
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters
  • Modern Language Association
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators
  • National Council on Interpreting in Health Care

Accountancy

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  • Account Manager
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Accountant, Corrugated Industry
  • Accountant, Water Industry
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Budget Analyst
  • Claims Adjuster, Appraiser, Examiner, Investigator
  • Controller, Corrugated Industry
  • Corporate Finance Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Equity Trader
  • Financial Analyst
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Hedge Fund Administrator
  • Management Analyst
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Property, Real Estate and Community Assoc. Manager
  • Public Accounting
  • Purchasing Managers, Buyers and Agents
  • Securities, Commodities, Financial Service Sales
  • Tax Preparer and Interviewer
  • Accounting Firms (Public and Private)
  • Banks and Credit Unions
  • Brokerage firms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporate Financial Departments
  • Government Agencies
    • Internal Revenue Service
    • State and Local Government
  • Accounting and Finance Intern
  • Audit Intern
  • Tax Intern
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • BDO USA, LLP
  • Brown CPA Group
  • Caterpillar
  • CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
  • CNA Insurance
  • CohnReznick
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Deloitte
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Grant Thorton, LLP
  • John Deere
  • John Kasperek Company
  • Kerry Ingredients
  • KPMG
  • Miller Cooper and Co. Ltd.
  • Mowery and Schoenfield
  • National Futures Association
  • Navistar Incorporated
  • Plante Moran, LLC
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Protiviti
  • RSM US LLP
  • Sassetti LLC
  • Scholle IPN
  • Sears Holding Company
  • Sikich, LLP
  • Walgreens
  • Warady and Davis
  • Wipfli
  • NIU Department of Accountancy
  • American Accounting Association
  • American Institute of CPA's
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Business Administration

Overview of Business Administration major.

  • Account Manager
  • Careers in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneur
  • Investment Broker
  • Lodging Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • Management Trainee
  • Project Manager
  • Property, Real Estate, Community Association Manager
  • Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Sales Engineers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Banks
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Financial Services
  • Firms
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Human Resource Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Import/Export Firms
  • Industrial Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Outplacement Firms
  • Public Relation Firms
  • Research Firms
  • Retailers
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Management Internship
  • Sales Internship
  • Airgas, Inc
  • AON Corporation/Hewitt
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • First National Bank
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Menards
  • Penske Corporation
  • True Value Company
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • Wheels Clipper

Economics

Overview of Economics major

  • Account Manager
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Brokerage Clerk
  • Budget Analystv
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Buyer
  • Carbon Trader
  • City Planner
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Collection Representative
  • College and University Professor
  • Consultant
  • Cost Estimator
  • Data Analyst
  • Distribution Analyst
  • Economic Development Specialist
  • Economic Analyst
  • Economist
  • Equity Trader
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Forecast Analyst
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Health Economist
  • Hedge Fund Administrator
  • Insurance Agent and Broker
  • Insurance Service Representative
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Broker
  • Labor Economist
  • Loan Officer
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Market Researcher
  • Medical Economics Analyst
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst
  • Money Market Analyst
  • Mortgage Underwriter
  • Operations Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quantitative Data Analyst
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Development Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Specialist
  • Risk Analyst
  • Sales Analyst
  • Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Tax Economist
  • Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher
  • Tourist Development Specialist
  • Underwriter
  • Web Data Analyst
  • Accounting Firms
  • Banks
  • Brokerage Houses
  • Brookings Institute
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Commodities Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Economic Development Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance Firms
  • Investment Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Management Consulting Firms
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Market Research Firms
  • Public Policy Agencies
  • Political Parties
  • Real Estate Firms
  • Research Firms
  • Retailers
  • Savings and Loan Associations
  • Schools
  • Think Tanks
  • 3M Distribution Center
  • AGCO Parts Division
  • AIESEC France
  • Army National Guard
  • Center for Southwest Asian Studies
  • Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.
  • Dora’s Income Tax Services
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • General Motors Inc.
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber
  • Hawley Partners
  • Illinois Migrant Council
  • Inter-Pacific, Inc.
  • KASH Investment Group
  • Keystone Trading
  • NIU Athletic Department
  • NIU Career Services
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Risk Management Network
  • Roosevelt Management Company
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Scottradev
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Snare Systems
  • Springboard Program
  • State's Attorney's Office
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • United States Attorney's Office - Rockford
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • World Financial Group
  • Zywave Inc
  • Anixter
  • Choices Coordinated Care Solutions
  • ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association
  • NIU – Division of International Affairs
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Softweb Solutions
  • Walgreens
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • American Economic Association
  • American Economic Association
  • American Finance Association
  • American Finance Association
  • American Law and Economics Association
  • American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
  • American Society of Health Economists
  • Association for Environmental and Resource Economists
  • Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions (AIRLEAP)
  • Association for Social Economics
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP)
  • Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics
  • Econometric Society
  • Economic Science Association
  • Financial Management Association International
  • Institute of Finance Case Research
  • International Association for Energy Economics
  • International Association for Feminist Economics
  • International Atlantic Economic Society
  • International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association
  • International Economic Association
  • International Economic Development Council
  • International Economics and Finance Society
  • International Economics and Philosophy Society
  • International Emissions Trading Associations
  • International Health Economics Association
  • International Society for Ecological Economics
  • National Association for Business Economics
  • National Association of Credit Management
  • National Association of Forensic Economists
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • National Economic Association
  • Society for Computational Economics
  • Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economic

Fashion Merchandising

Overview of Fashion Merchandising major.

  • Accessory Designer
  • Assistant Buyer/Buyer
  • Boutique Owner
  • Design Manager
  • Inventory analyst
  • Fashion and Wardrobe Consultant
  • Fashion Designer
  • Product Development specialist
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Retail, Sales
  • Showroom Assistant
  • Textile Analyst
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Apparel Manufacturing Industries
  • Boutiques
  • Department Stores
  • Distribution Centers
  • Marketing Research Firms
  • Paper Products Manufacturers
  • Specialty and Chain Stores
  • Testing Laboratories
  • Textile and Apparel Museums
  • Textile Converting Houses
  • Textile Design Studios
  • Textile Dyeing and Finishing Firms
  • Textile Fiber or Yarn Producer
  • Textile Manufacturing Companies
  • Trade and Consumer Publications
  • Trade Associations
  • Wholesale Companies
  • Store Management Intern
  • Fashion Design/Bridal Intern
  • Management Intern
  • Loss Prevention Intern
  • Purchasing Intern
  • Sales Intern
  • Kohl’s
  • The Apparel Center
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • DKNY
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom’s
  • Spiegel
  • Claire’s
  • Westfield Textiles
  • Burdines
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • The Buckle
  • JC Penny
  • Sears Holdings Companies
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Ross Stores, Inc.
  • Target
  • True Value Company

Finance

Overview of Finance major.

  • Account Manager
  • Appraiser
  • Banker
  • Bank Teller
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Bookkeeper
  • Brokerage Clerk
  • Budget Analyst
  • Budget Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Carbon Trader
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Commodities Agent
  • Compliance Analyst
  • Contracts Manager/Administrator
  • Corporate Finance Executive
  • Corporate Payroll Manager
  • Cost Estimator
  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit Manager
  • Equity Trader
  • Finance Data Analyst
  • Finance Specialist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Management Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Operations Coordinator
  • Financial Operations Representative
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Service Sales Agent
  • Financial Services Specialist
  • Forecast Analyst
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Hedge Fund Administrator
  • Insurance Examiner
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Broker
  • Investment Officer
  • Loan Officer
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst
  • Money Market Analyst
  • Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Operations Analyst
  • Operations Specialist
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Private Banker
  • Purchasing Manager/Buyer and Purchasing Agent
  • Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Retail Sales Supervisor/Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Securities Agent
  • Stock Broker
  • Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
  • Trust Officer
  • Wealth Management Analyst
  • Accounting Firms
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Commercial and Retail Banks
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporate Banks
  • Corporate Financial Departments
  • Financial Planning Firms
  • Financial Service Companies
  • Government Agencies Savings and Loans
  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Insurance Companies
  • Investment Banks
  • Mortgage Companies
  • Not-for-Profit Companies
  • Radio/TV Stations
  • Research Firms
  • Satellite Companies
  • Security Exchange Companies
  • Stock Brokerage Firms
  • Wholesalers
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Advantax, Inc.
  • Alpine Bank
  • Calamos Investments
  • Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc.
  • Neumann Companies
  • NIU Department of English
  • NIU Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Oink Financial Education and Solutions
  • PPM America
  • PwC
  • Richardson Electronics
  • Savant Capital Management
  • SomerCor 504, Inc.
  • Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.
  • Village of Skokie
  • Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • World Financial Group
  • AccuVal-LiquiTec
  • Allstate
  • Baker and McKenzie
  • ConAgra
  • FactSet
  • First Midwest Bank
  • First National Bank (formerly Castle Bank)
  • Foresters Financial Services, Inc.
  • Huntington National Bank
  • K and B Transportation, Inc.
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • NIU – Division of International Affairs
  • Northern Trust Corporation
  • Primerica
  • PwC
  • SABIC Innovative Plastics
  • United Advisors Financial Marketing Organization
  • Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • American Academy of Financial Management
  • American Bankers Association
  • American Finance Association
  • American Financial Services Association
  • Association for Financial Professionals
  • Association of Professional Financial Advisors
  • BAI (Financial service leaders organization)
  • CFA Institute (Investment management professionals)
  • Community Bankers Association
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Financial Management Association International
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Futures Industry Association
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Illinois Bankers Association
  • Illinois Government Finance Officers Association
  • IMA: The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business
  • Independent Community Bankers of America
  • IT Financial Management Association
  • International Association of Financial Engineers
  • International Association of Financial Executives Institutes
  • International Emissions Trading Association
  • National Association of Credit Management
  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
  • National Contract Management Association
  • Risk Management Society
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Overview of Hospitality and Tourism Management major.

  • Casino Industry Careers
  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Culinary Arts and Food Science Links
  • Cruise Hospitality Specialist
  • Cruise Line Jobs
  • Gaming Services Occupations
  • Eco-Tour Guide
  • Food and Flavor Chemistry
  • Food Service Managers
  • Hospitality Coordinator
  • Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
  • Lodging Manager
  • Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents
  • Restaurant Business Careers
  • Restaurant and Food Service Manager
  • Travel Agent
  • Wine Importer
  • Amusement Parks and Cruise Ships
  • Beverage Companies
  • Caterers
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community and Health Agencies
  • Convention Halls and Entertainment Venues
  • Corporate Health Promotion Programs
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Educational Institutions
  • Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Food Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Care Facilities and Nursing Homes
  • Health Clubs and Spas
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels, Resorts, Airlines, Airports
  • Military
  • Personal Chef
  • Private Practices
  • Restaurants
  • Sports Facilities
  • Sports Nutrition Clinics
  • Volunteer Agencies
  • Wellness Programs
  • Women, Infant and Children Programs (WIC)
  • Q Center
  • Goose Island Catering
  • Kane County Cougars
  • Rich Harvest Farms
  • Schaumburg Boomers
  • Marriott International
  • Hyatt Corporation
  • Q Center
  • Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants
  • Darden Restaurants
  • MGM Hotels Las Vegas
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts
  • Wyndham Hotels
  • ARAMARK
  • Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants

Management

Overview of Management major

Jobs in human resource management:

  • Benefits Administrator
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Employment Counselor
  • Employment Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Leadership Development Specialist
  • Management Trainee
  • Recruiter
  • Trainer/Training Specialist
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist

Jobs in leadership and management:

  • Executive Team Lead
  • Business Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Bill and Account Collectors
  • Brokerage Clerk/ Assistant
  • Business Plan Writer
  • Contracts Manager/Administrator
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Employment Services
  • Executive Assistant
  • Food Service Manager
  • Fund-raising Specialist
  • Funeral Director
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Investment Broker
  • Labor Relations Managers and Specialist
  • Lodging Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • Meeting and Convention Planners
  • Office Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Property, Real Estate, Community Association Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Manager, Buyer, Agent
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Right of Way Agent/Property Title Examiner
  • Sales Engineers
  • Telemarketer
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Banks
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Financial Services Firms
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Human Resource Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Import/Export Firms
  • Industrial Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Outplacement Firms
  • Public Relation Firms
  • Research Firms
  • Retailers
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade Firms
  • Hub Group
  • Kohl’s Department Store
  • Wahl Clipper Corporation
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Deloitte and Touche
  • Calamos Investments
  • Project Leadership Associates
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Target
  • Excel
  • Hertz
  • Sears Holding Company
  • Anixter, Inc.
  • True Value, Inc
  • ULTA Beauty
  • Sherwin Williams Company
  • Toys R Us, Inc.
  • Walgreens
  • Blain’s Farm and Fleet

Marketing

Overview of Marketing major

  • Account Executive
  • Agency PR Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Business Development Representative
  • Catalog Circulation Manager
  • Catalog Marketing Director
  • Digital Marketer
  • Market Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Manufacturer’s Representative
  • Product Manager
  • Public Relations Account Executive
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Director
  • Sales Representative
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Advertising
  • Interactive Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Product (Brand) Management
  • Public Relations
  • Retailing
  • Sales
  • Marketing Intern
  • Sales Intern
  • Event Planning Intern
  • Sports Marketing Intern
  • Digital Inside Sales Marketing Intern
  • Advertising Intern
  • Public Relations Intern
  • Accenture
  • Enterprise
  • Kohl’s
  • McKesson
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • White Lodging

Operations Management and Information Systems

Overview of Operations Management and Information Systems major

  • Account Manager
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Applications Technician
  • Data Analyst
  • Data management specialist
  • Director of Program Development and Operations
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Information Services Manager
  • Information systems analyst
  • Information Systems Programmer
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Insurance Applications Systems
  • IT Operations support specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Manager of infrastructural engineering technology
  • Network Administrator
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Performance engineer
  • Plant manager
  • Production and Materials Coordinator
  • Production Manager
  • Production Planner
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Purchasing and Supply Manager
  • Telecommunications Network Administrator
  • Usability Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Webmaster
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • Factories
  • Government
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Companies
  • IT Companies
  • IT Firms
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Production and Planning Facilities
  • Research Firms
  • Software Companies
  • Transportation Field
  • Abbott Labs
  • AbbVie
  • Ace Hardware
  • ADP (Automatic Data Processing)
  • AGCO Corporation
  • State Farm
  • Aldi
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Armor Technologies
  • Citadel LLC
  • City of Chicago Department of Emergency Management and Communications
  • DHL (formerly Exel)
  • Flexco
  • HAVI Global Solutions
  • Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc.
  • Owens and Minor
  • Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
  • Rust-Oleum
  • Sears Holdings
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Target Corporation
  • True Value
  • Abbott Labs
  • AbbVie
  • Aldi
  • Allstate
  • Anixter
  • Aon Hewitt
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Deloitte
  • DHL (formerly Exel)
  • Greenlee Textron
  • Hormel
  • John Deere
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • McKesson
  • Sears Holdings
  • State Farm
  • Target Corporation
  • True Value
  • Northern Illinois University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • The Association for Operations Management

Education | K—12 Teaching

Overview of undergraduate education programs

  • Art Teacher
  • Bilingual/ESL Teacher
  • Child Care Administrator/Director
  • Curriculum and Instructional Specialist
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
  • Family Services Worker
  • Health Education Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Intervention Specialists
  • Library Information Specialist
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • Paraprofessional Educator
  • Parent Educator
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Resource and Referral Specialist
  • School Administrator
  • School Board Member
  • School Counselor
  • School Librarian
  • School Psychologist
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Technology Specialist
  • Test Preparation Instructor
  • Tutor
  • Charter Schools
  • Child Care Centers
  • Juvenile Detention Facility
  • Magnet Schools
  • Military Schools and Academies
  • Montessori Schools
  • PreK – 12 Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Publishing Companies
  • Religiously-Affiliated Schools
  • Special Education Cooperatives
  • Tutoring and Test Preparation Companies

Because of the curriculum of teacher licensure programs which include required clinical experiences and student teaching, few teaching students complete internships.

  • Children’s Learning Center
  • Disney World Wide Services
  • Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center
  • Just for Kix
  • NIU – Athletic Department
  • NIU – Career Services
  • NIU - Center for Latino and Latin American Studies
  • SciTech Hands On Museum
  • The Growing Place
  • Belvidere CUSD #200
  • Cartwright Elementary SD #83
  • Grant Community HSD #124
  • Kane/Kendall County School Districts
  • Kishwaukee Education Consortium
  • Maine Township HSD #207
  • Rochelle ESD #231
  • Rockford Public SD #205
  • St. Charles CUSD #303
  • Township High School District #211
  • Varsity Tutors
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • National Louis University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • American Association for Employment in Education
  • American Association of School Librarians
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • Association for Middle Level Education
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • National Art Education Association
  • National Association for Music Education
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Education Association
  • National Science Teachers Association

Anthropology

Overview of Anthropology major

  • Anthropologist
  • Applied Anthropologist
  • Arbitrator
  • Archivist
  • Archeologist
  • Archaeology Technician
  • Art Conservator
  • Bibliographer
  • Biological Anthropologist
  • Case Manager
  • College/University Faculty
  • Consumer Researcher
  • Content Coordinator
  • Counselor
  • Cultural Anthropologist
  • Cultural Resources Technician
  • Curator
  • Diplomat
  • Director of Grants
  • Education Program Specialist
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Social Scientist
  • Ethnographer
  • Ethnologist
  • Experience Designer
  • Field Supervisor
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Genealogist
  • Geographer
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Historian
  • Historical Archeologist
  • Historical Society Director
  • International Donor Coordinator
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Librarian
  • Life History Investigator
  • Linguistic Anthropologist
  • Medical Anthropologist
  • Mitigation Specialist
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Registrar
  • Museum Technician
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Non-Profit/Government Researcher
  • Paleontologist
  • Park Guide
  • Physical Anthropologist
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Librarian
  • Researcher
  • Social Scientist
  • Social Worker
  • Technical Writer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • User Experience Researcher
  • Archeological Research Firms
  • Archives
  • Businesses
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Cultural Agencies
  • Foreign Aid Agencies
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Historical Societies
  • Hospitals
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Publishing Firms
  • Research Organizations
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • SciTech Hands On Museum, Aurora, IL
  • Midwest Natural History Museum, Sycamore, IL
  • Sycamore History Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution, Summer Institute in Museum
  • Anthropology intern, Washington, D.C.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • College of DuPage
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association Museum
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum, Benedictine University
  • Kishwaukee College
  • Las Positas College, CA
  • Michigan State University
  • Midway Village and Stephenson County Historical Society
  • New York University
  • NIU Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault
  • NIU Housing and Residential Services
  • NIU University Libraries
  • NIU Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative
  • Rock Valley College
  • Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University
  • San Joaquin Delta College, CA
  • Sears Headquarters
  • The World Bank
  • TRC Solutions
  • Triton College
  • University of Chicago, Human Tissue Research Center
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of North Georgia
  • Yale University
  • Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
  • Emory University
  • Florida International University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Purdue University
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Stony Brook University
  • Texas AandM University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Virginia Tech University
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Association for Museum Volunteers
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • American Board of Forensic Anthropology
  • American Ethnological Society
  • American Society of Primatologists
  • Archaeological Institute of America
  • Association for Environmental Archaeology
  • Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
  • Association for Political and Legal Anthropology
  • Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists
  • Illinois Association of Museums
  • National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
  • National Association of State Archaeologists
  • Society for American Archaeology
  • Society for Anthropological Sciences
  • Society for Applied Anthropology
  • Society for Archaeological Sciences
  • Society for Economic Anthropology
  • Society for Historical Archaeology
  • Society for Linguistic Anthropology
  • Society for Medical Anthropology
  • Society for the Anthropology of Religion

History

Overview of History major

  • Acquisitions Specialist
  • Adjudicator and Hearing Officer
  • Administrative Law Judge
  • Advocate
  • Arbitrator
  • Archivist
  • Attorney
  • Campaign Manager
  • Collections Manager
  • College/University Faculty
  • Copy Writer
  • Curator
  • Docent/Tour Guide
  • Editor
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Genealogist
  • Grant Writer
  • Historian
  • Historical Interpreter
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • News Analyst, Reporter and Correspondent
  • Non-Profit/Government Researcher
  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer
  • Policy Maker and Administration
  • Political Advisor
  • Preservationist
  • Program Administrator
  • Proofreader
  • Property, Real Estate and Community Association Manager
  • Public Historian
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sales Representative in Journalism and Publishing
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Social Scientist
  • Speech Writer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Writer and Editor
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Archives
  • Arts and Humanities Councils
  • Book Publishers
  • Businesses
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Chicago History Museum
  • College and Universities
  • Congressional Districts
  • Cultural Heritage Organizations
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Government – Local, State, and Federal
  • Historical Associations and Societies
  • Historical Sites
  • Labor Unions
  • Legislative, Executive, or Judicial Officials
  • Libraries
  • Library of Congress
  • Museums
  • National Archives and Records
  • National Park Service
  • Nature Centers
  • Newspapers
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations/Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Political Action Committees
  • Professional Associations
  • Public Administration Firms
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Firms
  • Research Firms
  • Special Interest Groups
  • State Department/Foreign Service
  • The Smithsonian Institute
  • NIU – Athletic Department
  • NIU – Career Services
  • NIU – Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • NIU – University Honors Program
  • 23rd Judicial Circuit - DeKalb and Kendall County Probation
  • Epic Group - Global Pavilion
  • Jewel-Osco
  • NIU - Building Services
  • Northern Illinois University
  • US Marine Corps Officer Candidate School
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • American Association for State and Local History
  • American Historical Association
  • National Association of Business Political Action Committees
  • National Council of Nonprofits
  • National Council on Public History
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Society of American Archivists
  • World History Association

Human Development and Family Sciences

Overview of Human Development and Family Sciences major

  • Adoption Coordinator
  • Advocate
  • Assisted Living Activity Aide
  • Behavioral Health Worker
  • Case Aide
  • Case Coordinator
  • Case Manager
  • Case Worker
  • Child Care Worker
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Protection Specialist
  • Community Organizer
  • Counselor
  • Crisis Line Worker
  • Day Care Owner
  • Day Care Worker
  • Domestic Violence Counselor
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Employment Counselor
  • Family Educator
  • Family Service Coordinator
  • Family Support Worker
  • Foster Care and Adoption Social Worker
  • Foster Care Case Aid
  • Group Facilitator
  • Group Home Worker
  • Head Start Teacher
  • Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • Job Coach
  • Lead Teacher
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Parent Educator
  • Residential Advisor
  • Residential Counselor
  • Respite/Outreach Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Women's Center Director
  • Youth Counselor
  • Youth Worker
  • Adult Day Care
  • Big Brother/Big Sister Programs
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Child Care Centers
  • Child Care Programs
  • Children's Home and Aid Society
  • Community Parent Outreach Centers
  • Correctional Centers
  • Councils on Aging
  • County Court Services
  • Day Schools
  • Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Elder Care Services
  • Family Service Agencies
  • Foster Care Agencies
  • Group Homes
  • Head Start Agencies
  • Homeless Shelters
  • IL Dept. of Children and Family Services
  • IL Dept. of Human Services
  • Jewish Vocational Services
  • Juvenile Detention Centers
  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
  • Mental Health/Behavioral Health Centers
  • Retirement Centers
  • Salvation Army
  • Senior citizen centers
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
  • Teen Parenting Programs
  • Y.M.C.A./Y.W.C.A
  • Youth Service Bureaus
  • 16th Judicial Circuit Court Services
  • Boys and Girls Club of Elgin
  • Children’s Advocacy of DeKalb County
  • Children’s Home + Aid
  • Children’s Learning Center
  • Community Crisis Center
  • Cook County Juvenile Probation Department
  • DeKalb Area Retirement Center - Oak Crest
  • Elder Care Services
  • Family Service Agency
  • Habitat for Humanity Rockford Area
  • Hope Haven
  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • Kane County Court Services
  • NIU – Campus Child Care
  • NIU – Career Services
  • Rosecrance
  • Safe Passage
  • The Growing Place
  • Vocamotive
  • Wyndemere Retirement Community
  • Youth Service Bureau
  • Aurora University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • University of South Carolina
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Counseling Association
  • Child Life Council
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Gateways to Opportunity
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Association of Social Workers – Illinois Chapter
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • National Head Start Association

Nonprofit and NGO Studies

Overview of Nonprofit and NGO Studies major

  • Assistant Director
  • Community Engagement Specialist
  • Community Organizer
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Development Coordinator
  • Donor Relations Manager
  • Special Events Manager
  • Fundraising Assistant
  • Grants Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Program Manager
  • Prospect Researcher
  • Public Affairs Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • American Red Cross
  • AmeriCorps
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Organizations
  • Museums
  • NGOs (Nongovernmental Organizations)
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Peace Corps
  • Theaters
  • United Nations
  • US Agency for International Development
  • CASA DeKalb County
  • DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board
  • DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • DeKalb County History Center
  • DeKalb County United
  • DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau
  • Egyptian Theatre
  • Ellwood House Museum
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
  • Girls on the Run
  • Glidden Homestead
  • Hinckley Historical Society
  • Kishwaukee College Foundation
  • Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association
  • Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra
  • Kishwaukee United Way
  • Midwest Museum of Natural History
  • RAMP
  • Tails Humane Society
  • Tanzania Development Support
  • Voluntary Action Center
  • Open Door Rehabilitation Center
  • Pay-It-Forward House
  • Sycamore Chamber of Commerce
  • Sycamore Education Foundation
  • Sycamore Library
  • Walcamp
  • We Care Pregnancy Clinic
  • Alignment – Rockford
  • AmeriCorp VISTA
  • Augustana College
  • Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • CASA DeKalb County
  • The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
  • College Possible
  • DuPage Habitat for Humanity
  • Egyptian Theatre
  • Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley
  • Journey Care Hospice
  • Marklund
  • New Lenox Public Library
  • NIU Foundation
  • Northern Illinois Foodbank
  • Rocky Mountain Human Services
  • TAILS Humane Society
  • United Way of Chicago
  • Village of Bartlett
  • Village of Itasca
  • Village of Niles
  • Zion Development VISTA
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Kent College of Law – Chicago
  • Marquette University
    • History
  • Northern Illinois University
    • Adult and Higher Education
    • Data Analytics
    • Educational Research and Evaluation
    • Operations Management and Information Systems
    • Public Administration
    • Sociology
  • University of Central Florida
    • Higher Education and Policy Studies
  • University of Illinois – Chicago
    • Education
    • Public Health
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
    • Law
    • Public Administration
  • Wheaton College
    • Education

Philosophy

Overview of Philosophy major

  • Adjudicators and Hearing Officers
  • Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, and Sales Managers
  • Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians
  • Attorney
  • Bioethicist
  • College/University Faculty
  • Copywriter
  • Data Anaylyst
  • Editor/Writer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Genealogist
  • Government Researcher
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Managers and Specialists
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer and Judge
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • Medical Writer
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Psychologist
  • Public Policy Specialist
  • Religious Leader
  • Social Worker 
  • Speech Writer
  • Technical Writer Urban and Regional Planner
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Book Publishers
  • College and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Financial Firms
  • Government
  • Lobbying Firms
  • Magazines and Newspapers
  • Medical Institutions
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Political Parties
  • Professional Organizations
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Firms
  • Radio Stations
  • Retailors
  • Secondary Schools
  • State and Municipal Governments
  • Television Studios
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Hinsdale Central High School
  • Kishwaukee College
  • Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Syria Recovery Trust Fund
  • Target
  • Durham University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Velocity Resources Group
  • Vox Media
  • Waubonsee Community College
  • Baylor University
  • Brown University
  • Boston University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Marquette University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers University
  • Syracuse University
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California at Davis
  • University of California at Irvine
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • University of California at San Diego
  • University of California at Santa Barbara
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Maryland at College Park
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • University of Missouri at Columbia
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Washington at Seattle
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • American Philosophical Association
  • International Society for Philosophers

Political Science

Overview of Political Science major

  • Advocacy Coordinator
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Campaign Manager
  • Campaigner
  • CIA Officer
  • Clerk of Court
  • Community Development Specialist
  • Community Educator
  • Community Organizer
  • Community Outreach Associate
  • Congressional Liaison
  • Congressional Researcher
  • Consumer Affairs Representative
  • Development Coordinator
  • Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fundraiser 
  • Global Impact Evaluation Adviser
  • Government Affairs/Relations Manager
  • Grant Writer
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent
  • Intelligence Agent
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Judge
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Aide/Assistant 
  • Lobbyist
  • Multicultural Affairs Director
  • Non-Profit/Government Researcher
  • Paralegal
  • Parole/Probation Officer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Affairs Officer, United Nations
  • Political Campaign Consultant
  • Political Organizer
  • Political Reporter
  • Program Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Regional Program Development Manager
  • Researcher
  • Security Consultant
  • Speech Writer
  • Urban and Regional Policy Planner
  • Workforce Analyst
  • City/State/Local Governments
  • College and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Federal Agencies- e.g., CIA, FBI, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Social Security Administration 
  • Field Research Firms
  • Foreign Embassies in Washington, DC
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Lobbying Firms
  • Newspaper/Magazines/TV/Radio
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Political Office Holders
  • Political Organizations
  • Publishing Firms
  • US Agency for International Development
  • American Physical Society
  • Baker and McKenzie, LLP
  • City of Genoa
  • DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
  • DeKalb Park District
  • Egyptian Theater
  • FTI Consulting
  • Mayer Brown, LLP
  • NIU Career Services
  • NIU Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • NIU University Honors Program
  • Office of Congressman Bill Foster
  • True Value Company
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Village of Algonquin
  • Adfero
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • ISACorps
  • Populus Group LLC
  • Sixt Rent a Car
  • True Value Company
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Alliance for Nonprofit Management
  • American Planning Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • American Public Works Association
  • American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • Association for Political Theory
  • Association for Public Policy and Analysis and Management
  • Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
  • DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Democratic Party of Illinois
  • Federal Managers Association
  • Foreign Policy Association
  • Green Party of the United States
  • Illinois Green Party
  • International Association for Political Science Students
  • International City/County Management Association
  • International Political Science Association
  • Libertarian Party (National)
  • Libertarian Party of Illinois
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • National Academy of Public Administration
  • National Association of Counties
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • National Council of Nonprofit Associations
  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators
  • Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group
  • Pi Sigma Alpha: National Political Science Honorary Society
  • Professional Women in Advocacy
  • Republican National Committee
  • Republican Party of Illinois
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Chicago

Psychology

Overview of Psychology major

Academic/Scientific:

  • Consumer Psychologist
  • Human Factors Psychologist
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • College/University Faculty
  • Conservation Psychologist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Experimental Psychologist
  • Personnel Research Psychologist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Social Psychologist

Social Service:

  • Addictions Therapist
  • AIDS/HIV Educator
  • Art Therapist
  • Behavioral Health Assistant
  • Behavior Therapist
  • Career Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Welfare Specialist
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Communications Officer
  • Counselor
  • Crisis Counselor
  • Dance Therapist
  • Day Treatment Coordinator
  • Elder Care Consultant
  • Employment Specialist
  • Foundation Program Director
  • Fundraiser
  • Genetics Counselor
  • Gerontologist
  • Group Home Worker
  • Health Psychologist
  • Intake Specialist
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychiatric Aide
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Psychometrist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Worker
  • Sex Therapist
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Social Services Coordinator
  • Social Worker
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Therapist
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Criminology and Law Enforcement:

  • Army Intelligence Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Crime and Intelligence Analyst
  • Fish/Game Warden
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Industrial Security Professional
  • Investigator/Private Detective
  • Judge, Magistrate, Adjudicator
  • Law Enforcement
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Investigator
  • Litigation Consultant
  • Mediator/Arbitrator
  • Naval Intelligence Officer
  • Paralegal
  • Park Ranger Security
  • Parole Officer
  • Police Officer and Detective
  • Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Guard and Gaming Surveillance Officer
  • Social Psychologist

Business and Industry:

  • Career Coach
  • Consultant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Employee Assistance Program Counselor
  • Employee Relations Advisor
  • Engineering Psychologist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Mediator
  • Personnel Psychologist
  • Recruiter
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Talent Assessment Consultant
  • User Experience Researcher
  • Adoption Centers
  • AmeriCorps
  • Big Brother/Sister Agencies
  • Career/Employment Agencies
  • Centers for Children’s Services
  • Centers for the Developmentally Disabled
  • Children’s Homes
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporation Child Care Centers
  • Crisis Lines
  • Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS)
  • Department of Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Family Services Agencies
  • Group Homes
  • Head Start Programs
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Hospitals
  • Human Resources Departments
  • Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Units
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Peace Corps
  • Primary/Secondary Schools
  • Senior Centers
  • Sheriff's Departments
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
  • Teen/Youth Centers
  • United Way Agencies
  • Veterans Affairs Agencies
  • Women's Centers
  • YMCAs and YWCAs
  • Youth Service Agencies

Criminal justice agencies:

  • Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco and Firearms
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Immigration and Naturalization Services
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Local and State Police Departments
  • Prisons and Other Correctional Facilities
  • Social Security Administration
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • United States Attorney Offices
  • United States Marshals Service
  • 16th Judicial Court
  • Arden Courts of Geneva
  • Association for Individual Development
  • Ben Gordon Center
  • Center for Counseling and Learning
  • Children’s Learning Center
  • Community Crisis Center
  • DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau
  • Family Service Agency, DeKalb
  • Kendall County Court Services
  • Kishwaukee Family YMCA
  • NIU Career Services
  • Rockford Rescue Mission
  • Safe Passage
  • Winnebago County
  • Youth Outlook
  • Access Community Health Network
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Aperion Care
  • Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center
  • Camelot Therapeutic Day Schools
  • Countryside Nursing and Rehab
  • DeVry University
  • Emkay Inc.
  • Gallagher Bassett Services
  • Grubhub
  • HomeSmart International
  • Honda Financial Services
  • iRhythm Technologies
  • Kendall County Health Department
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • Loyola University Health System
  • Neopolitan Lighthouse
  • NIU - Housing and Dining
  • Northwestern Medicine, Central Dupage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, Kish Hospital
  • SAP Fieldglass
  • State of Illinois DCFS
  • Team One Chicago
  • UIC Central West Case Management Unit
  • TEKsystems
  • VNA Health Care
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Aurora University
  • Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • National Louis University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American Psychological Association (Explore their 56 divisions for potential career options and professional information)
  • Association for Psychological Sciences
  • American Society on Aging
  • ASIS Security Professional Organization
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • Chicago Industrial/Organizational Psychologists
  • Counseling Related Associations
  • Crime Scene Investigation Network
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Industrial Security Professional Certification Information
  • International Association of Professional Security Consultants
  • NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals
  • National Association of Legal Investigators
  • National Association of Qualified Developmental Disability Professionals
  • National Association of Social Workers: Illinois Chapter
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • National Council on Problem Gambling
  • Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Psychological Societies on the Internet (Directory)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Society of Clinical Psychology
  • Society of Counseling Psychology

Sociology

Overview of Sociology major

  • College/University Faculty
  • Data Analyst
  • Forensic Document Examiner
  • Fundraiser
  • Grant Writer
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Non-Profit/Government Researcher
  • Policy Administrator
  • Program Analyst
  • Social Scientist
  • Sociologist

Social Service:

  • Advocate
  • AIDS/HIV Educator
  • Behavioral Health Worker
  • Case Worker/Case Manager
  • Community Organizer
  • Counselor
  • Court Liaison
  • Elder Care Consultant
  • Family Service Coordinator
  • Family Support Worker
  • Fundraiser
  • Genetics Counselor
  • Gerontologist
  • Group Facilitator
  • Job Coach
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Prevention Specialist
  • Program Specialist
  • Psychiatric Aide
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Residential Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • School Social Worker
  • Social and Human Services Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Worker

Criminology:

  • Army/Naval Intelligence Officer
  • Asset Protection
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Crime Analyst
  • Customs Agent
  • Firefighter
  • Fish/Game Warden
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Gaming Surveillance Officer
  • Industry Security Professional
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Investigator/Private Detective
  • Judge, Magistrate, Adjudicator
  • Juvenile Justice Counselor
  • Lawyer
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Mediator/Arbitrator
  • Paralegal
  • Park Ranger
  • Parole Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Process Server/Skip Tracer
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Guard
  • Victim Services Advocate

Social Service:

  • Adoption Agencies
  • Advocacy Groups
  • AmeriCorps
  • Big Brothers/Sisters Agencies
  • Career/Employment Agencies
  • Center for the Developmentally Disabled
  • Child Protection Agencies
  • Children’s Homes
  • Children’s Hospitals
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Crisis Line
  • Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS)
  • Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Department of Human Services-Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Family Services Agency
  • Group Home
  • Homeless Shelter
  • Hospital
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living
  • Peace Corps
  • Religiously-Affiliated Organizations
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Senior Center
  • Teen/Youth Center
  • United Way Agency
  • Vocational Services
  • Women's Center
  • YMCA and YWCA
  • Youth Service Agency

Criminology:

  • Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Correctional Facilities
  • County Court Services
  • Crime Labs
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Immigration and Naturalization Services
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Juvenile Justice Detention Centers
  • National Security Agency
  • Penitentiaries/Prisons/Jails
  • Police Departments
  • Restorative Justice Coordinator
  • Retail Stores
  • Sheriff's Department
  • Social Security Administration
  • State Police
  • U.S. Attorney Offices
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • Belvidere Police Department
  • Ben Gordon Center
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of DeKalb
  • Children’s Learning Center
  • Chill Foundation
  • Christ Community Church
  • Circuit Court of Cook County Juvenile Probation
  • Cook County Social Service Department
  • DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
  • DeKalb County Court Services
  • DeKalb Police Department
  • DuPage County Probation
  • First United Preschool and Daycare
  • Focus House
  • Hope Haven
  • Housing Authority of DeKalb County
  • Kane County Sheriff's Department
  • Kendall County Court Services
  • Kendall County Health Department
  • Kidz Kabaret
  • Kishwaukee Family YMCA
  • Kohl’s Department Stores
  • Lincolnshire Place
  • Little Friends, Inc.
  • Naperville Police Department
  • NIU – Career Services
  • NIU – Department of English
  • NIU – Department of Public Safety
  • NIU – Health Enhancement
  • NIU – Housing and Dining
  • NIU – Media Services
  • NIU – Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • NIU – Student Involvement and Leadership Development
  • Oakton Community College Police Department
  • Safe Passage, Inc.
  • St. Charles Police Department
  • Sycamore Police Department
  • The Growing Place
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • Whiteside County Health Department
  • Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Winnebago County Public Defender's Office
  • Taco Bell
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • The Hartford Insurance Group and Specialty Risk Services
  • American university
  • Aurora University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • University of Pittsburgh

Athletic Training

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  • Head Athletic Trainer
  • Assistant/Associate Athletic Trainer
  • Sports Medicine Coordinator
  • Director of Sports Medicine
  • Outreach Athletic Trainer
  • Athletic Training Education Programs
  • Corporate Health Programs
  • High Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Hospitals, Clinics, and Orthopedic Settings
  • Military, Public Safety, and Government
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Industrial and Occupational Settings
  • Physician Offices
  • Physical Therapy Clinics
  • Professional Sports Teams
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • University of Tennessee
  • Arizona State University
  • Rockford Ice Hogs
  • Edward Hines VA Hospital
  • Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
  • Marion Catholic High School
  • AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Midwest Orthopedic Institute
  • Midwest Orthopedics at Rush
  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • United States Naval Academy
  • AthletiCo
  • Schaumburg High School
  • Hoffman Estates High School
  • Michigan State University
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine

Communicative Disorders – Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Overview of Communicative Disorders major

Jobs requiring an undergraduate degree:

  • Advocate
  • Applied Behavior Analyst Line Therapist
  • Before and After School Counselor
  • Behavior Line Therapist for Autism
  • Direct Support Professional/Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional
  • Group Home Support Staff
  • Hospital Unit Coordinator
  • Job Coach, Developer, or Placement Specialist
  • Paraprofessional/Teacher’s Aide or Assistant/Instructional Assistant
  • Patient Support Specialist
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Rehabilitation Therapy Aide/Tech
  • Residential Counselor
  • Therapeutic Recreation Aide

Jobs requiring additional education or certifications:

  • Audiologist
  • Hearing Instrument Specialist/Dispenser
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Speech Language Pathology Assistant
  • Autism Home Support Clinics and Programs
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Government Agencies
  • Group Homes
  • Independent Living Centers
  • K-12 Schools
  • Early Childhood Centers
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Private Practices/Clinics
  • Residential Programs
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Universities
  • Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
  • Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association
  • GiGi’s Playhouse
  • The Speech Garden Institute
  • Aegis Therapies
  • Alliance Rehabilitation
  • Athletico Physical Therapy
  • Association for Individual Development
  • Aurora School District
  • Autism Home Support Services
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities
  • Easter Seals, DuPage and Fox Valley
  • EBS Healthcare
  • Geneva School District
  • Johns Hopkins Voice Center
  • Kindred Hospital
  • Little Friends
  • Mayo Clinic
  • McLean County School District
  • Mooseheart Child City and School
  • Neuqua Valley High School (PACE Program)
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Rockford Memorial Hospital
  • Rockford Public Schools
  • Round Lake School District
  • Therapy Care
  • Total Spectrum
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Veterans Memorial Hospital
  • West Chicago School System
  • Winnetka Public School District
  • Woodstock School District
  • Arizona State University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Elmhurst College
  • Governors State University
  • Illinois State University
  • Ithaca College
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Marquette University
  • Midwestern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Northeastern University-Boston
  • Pacific University
  • Purdue University
  • Rush University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
  • St. Xavier University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Texas-Dallas
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Health Sciences: Emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy

Overview of Health Sciences major

  • Activities Assistant
  • Asst. Sales Manager
  • Before and After School Program Counselor
  • Case/Patient Manager
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Fitness Coordinator
  • Fitness Manager
  • Group Fitness Assistant
  • Group Home Staff
  • Health Information Manager
  • Healthcare-Related Sales
  • Home Health Provider
  • Inclusion Aide
  • Instructional Assistant
  • Job Coach
  • Management Trainee
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Paraprofessional/Teacher’s Aide
  • Patient Advocate
  • Patient Appointment Coordinator
  • Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIPD)
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Registration Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Tech/Aide
  • Residential Counselor
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Before and After School Programs
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Rehabilitation Centers
  • Fitness Center/Gyms
  • Health Care Support Services
  • Home Healthcare Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Agencies
  • National Services Programs (AmeriCorps, Peace Corps)
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Park Districts
  • Rehabilitation Centers and Hospitals
  • Residential Programs
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Sports and Fitness Facilities
  • Therapeutic Day Schools
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
  • Vocational Training Programs
  • YMCA and YWCA
  • Children’s Learning Center
  • NIU – Career Services
  • NIU – Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • NIU - University Honors Program
  • Six Flags Great America
  • LA Fitness
  • Northern Rehab and Sports Medicine Association
  • Specialist Staffing Group (US division of SThree plc UK)
  • Two Men and a Truck
  • Northern Illinois University
  • University of South Florida
  • Washington University
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Council on Exercise
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Illinois Physical Therapy Association
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association

Kinesiology

Overview of Kinesiology major

  • Activities Coordinator
  • Aerobics/Group Exercise Instructor
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Coach
  • Corporate Wellness Manager
  • Director of Youth Camps/Sports Camps
  • Employee Fitness Director
  • Exercise Physiologist/Specialist
  • Fitness Center Coordinator
  • Fitness Coach/Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Sales
  • Recreation and Sports Director
  • Sports Events Manager/Promoter
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

Jobs requiring advanced degrees:

  • Adapted Physical Education Instructor
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • Director of Sports Facilities
  • Medical Doctor/Doctor of Osteopathy
  • Occupational Physiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Sport Facilities Manager
  • Sport Management
  • University Faculty
  • Athletic Associations
  • Campus Recreation Departments
  • Collegiate Sports Teams
  • Community Recreational Programs (YMCA, Park Districts)
  • Events Management Firms
  • Health and Fitness Clubs, Spas
  • Hospitals
  • Private Corporations and Corporate Fitness Facilities
  • Professional Sports Teams and Leagues
  • Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Sporting Goods Companies
  • Sports Marketing and Management Agencies
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Centegra Hospital
  • Delnor Health and Fitness Center
  • Edward Elmhurst Health and Fitness
  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
  • FitWorkz
  • Northern Illinois University, University Athletics
  • Northern Illinois University, Campus Recreation
  • Snap Fitness
  • X-Sport Fitness
  • YMCA
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Specialist Staffing Group
  • X-Sport Fitness
  • Northern Illinois University
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • American Council on Exercise
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Kinesiology Association
  • IDEA Health and Fitness Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
    *Approved Education Recognition Program

Nursing

Overview of Nursing major

Clinical:

  • Forensic Nurse
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Mid-Wife
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Obstetrics Nurse
  • Occupational/Industrial Nurse
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Orthopedic Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Perinatal Nurse
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Surgical Nurse
  • Travel Nurse

Non-clinical:

  • Case Manager
  • Cruise Ship Nurse
  • Healthcare Recruiter
  • College/University Faculty
  • Medical Device Sales Rep
  • Medical Writer
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Nurse Informaticists
  • Patient Advocate
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Risk-Management Nurse
  • Quality Improvement Specialist
  • Centers for Nursing Research
  • College/University Health Clinics
  • Community/Public Health Departments
  • Government Institutions
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Home Care Facilities
  • Hospital Outpatient Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Independent Practice
  • Medical Centers
  • Military
  • Nursing Homes
  • Nursing Journals
  • Nursing Professional Associations
  • Pediatric Centers
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Physician's Offices
  • Psychiatric Units
  • Public Health Departments
  • Public or Private Schools
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Senior Centers
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Good Shepard
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital
  • Alexian Brothers Health System
  • Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Northwestern Medicine – Central DuPage Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine – Delnor Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine – Kishwaukee Hospital
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • St. Alexius Medical Center
  • Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital
  • Advocate
    • Christ Medical Center
    • Condell
    • Good Samaritan Hospital
    • Good Shepard Hospital
    • Lutheran General Hospital
    • Sherman Hospital
  • Amita Health
    • Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
    • Alexian Brothers Medical Center
    • Alexian Brothers Women and Children’s Hospital
    • St. Alexius Medical Center
  • Anne and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago
  • Aya HealthCare
  • Boone County Health Department
  • Centegra Health System
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Crusader Clinic
  • DeKalb Health Department
  • Edward-Elmhurst Hospital
  • Kane County Health Department
  • Kindred Hospital
  • Linden Oaks Behavioral Health
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • MacNeal Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine
    • Central DuPage Hospital
    • Delnor Hospital
    • KishHealth System
    • Lake Forest Hospital
    • Marionjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
  • OSF St. Anthony Medical Center
  • OSF St. Francis Medical Center
  • Presence Mercy Medical Center
  • Presence St. Joseph Hospital
  • Rockford Memorial Hospital
  • Rush-Copley Medical Center
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • St. David’s HealthCare - Houston, Texas
  • Swedish American Health System
  • United States Military – Navy and Army
  • University of Colorado, Boulder Health System
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Veterans Administration Health System
  • Florida State University
  • Lewis University
  • Loyola University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Rush University
  • St. Xavier University
  • University of St. Francis
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Texas
  • University of Washington
  • Vanderbilt University
  • American Nurses Association
  • Illinois Nurses Association
  • National Student Nurses Association

Nutrition, Dietetics and Wellness

Overview of Nutrition, Dietetics and Wellness major

  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Dietary Aide
  • Dietary Technician
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist
  • Dietitian
  • Food Blogger/Stylist
  • Food Buyer/Distributer
  • Food Scientist/Technologist
  • Food Service Director
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • Health Educator
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Nutrition Assistant
  • Nutrition Coach
  • Nutritionist
  • Peace Corps Worker
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Weight Loss Counselor
  • Armed Forces
  • Athletic and Fitness Centers
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Chiropractic Offices
  • Food Distributers
  • Food Manufacturers
  • Food Services
  • Food Service Management Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Grocery Stores
  • Health Clubs
  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Public Health Clinics
  • Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Retirement Homes
  • Research Laboratories
  • Resorts/Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • School Lunch Programs
  • Wellness Centers
  • Baptist Health Systems – Dietetic Internship Program
  • Eastern Illinois University – Coordinated Dietetic Internship/Master of Science Program
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital – Dietetic Internship Program
  • Fontbonne University – Dietetic Internship/Master of Science Programs
  • Idaho State University – Dietetic Internship Program
  • Illinois State University – Dietetic Internship/Master of Science Program
  • Iowa State University - Dietetic Internship Distance Program
  • Northern Illinois University – Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways (ISPPs)
  • Northern Illinois University – Combined Dietetic Internship/Master of Science program
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Sage Colleges of New York Distance Dietetic Internship Program
  • St. Louis University – Dietetic Internship/Graduate Credit Program
  • Tulane University – Dietetic Internship Program
  • US Military-Baylor Dietetic Internship/Master of Science Program
  • Western Carolina University – Dietetic Internship/Master of Health Sciences Program
  • ActiveHealth Management
  • Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
  • Anne and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Aramark Corp.
  • Arbor Management
  • Ceres Food Group
  • Compass Group North America
  • Forest View Hospital, Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Hanso Faso Sales and Marketing, Inc.
  • Hy-Vee
  • KishHealth System
  • Insight Behavioral Health Centers
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Northwestern Hospital
  • Sodexo
  • VNA Health Care
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Baylor University
  • Benedictine University
  • Dominican University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Fontbonne University
  • Illinois State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • St. Louis University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • National Association of Nutrition Professionals
  • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Public Health

Overview of Public Health major

  • Air Pollution Analyst
  • Asbestos Abatement Supervisor
  • Sanitarian I
  • Disaster Management Specialist
  • Drinking and Groundwater Protection Specialist
  • Environmental Health Inspector
  • Environmental Toxicologist
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Food Safety Inspector/Specialist
  • Hazardous-Waste Management Specialist
  • Lead Program Associate and Manager
  • Radon Measurement Professional
  • Waste Management Coordinator
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator

Jobs that require additional education:

  • Epidemiologist
  • Environmental Health Director
  • Program Coordinator
  • Admissions Coordinator
  • Assistant Administrator/Manager
  • Assistant Hospital Administrator
  • Assistant Nursing Home Director
  • Assistant Office Manager
  • Assistant Project Coordinator
  • Claims Representative
  • Data Analyst
  • Grants and Development Associate
  • Health Care Financial Manger
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Resource Training Coordinator
  • Managed Care Coordinator
  • Medical Records Coordinator/Manger
  • Patient Access Specialist
  • Physician Recruiter
  • Process Improvement Facilitator
  • Research Assistant

Jobs that require additional education:

  • Practice Manager
  • Program Coordinator/Manager
  • Program Evaluator
  • Community Health Educator
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Consumer Information Coordinator
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Health Advocate
  • Health Education Consultant
  • Health Educator/Specialist
  • International Health Worker
  • Patient Service Representative
  • Patient Educator
  • Public Education Outreach Specialist
  • Social Services Coordinator
  • Support Services Coordinator
  • STD/HIV Case Worker
  • Wellness Coordinator/Consultant
  • Youth and Family Educator/Outreach Specialist
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Jobs that require additional education:

  • Health Promotion Manager
  • Assisted Living and Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Corporate Wellness Programs
  • Environmental Protection Agencies
  • Federal, State, and Local Health Agencies
  • Government Agencies (e.g., CDC, WHO, NIH)
  • Health Clinics and Clubs
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Home Health Care Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Information Technology and Software Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Managed Care Companies
  • Medical and Dental Practices
  • Non-Profit Organizations (e.g., American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, American Lung Association)
  • Nursing Homes and Residential Facilities
  • Private Consulting Firms
  • Public Health Departments (County and State)
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Relief Agencies
  • Research Institutes
  • Advocate Health System
  • American Diabetes Association – Northern Illinois Area
  • American Red Cross
  • Amita Health
  • BlueCross BlueShield Association
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • County Health Departments – Boone, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Kewanee, Lake, McHenry, Peoria, Will, Winnebago
  • DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau
  • Easter Seals
  • Edward/Elmhurst Hospital
  • Fox Valley Hospice
  • Greater Elgin Family Care Center
  • Healthcare Consortium of Illinois
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • Kishwaukee Family YMCA
  • Milwaukee Health Department
  • Northern Illinois University – Campus Recreation Center
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Oak Crest Retirement Home
  • OSF Homecare
  • OSF St. Anthony Medical Center
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Safe Passage
  • School District U-46
  • University of Chicago
  • Village of Elk Grove
  • Village of Palatine
  • YMCA USA
  • ALE Solutions
  • BlueCross BlueShield Association
  • University of Chicago
  • West Cook YMCA
  • YMCA USA
  • Aurora University
  • Benedictine University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Illinois – Chicago
  • American College of Health Care Administrators
  • American College of Health Care Executives
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
  • Illinois Public Health Association

Rehabilitation and Disability Services

Overview of Rehabilitation and Disability Services major

  • Activities Assistant
  • Advocate
  • Applied Behavior Analyst Line Therapist
  • Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Case Manager
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Associate
  • Community Employment Specialist
  • Community Integration Specialist
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Disability Center – Resident Counselor
  • Disability Services Specialist
  • Independent Living Skills Trainer
  • Job Coach, Developer or Placement Specialist
  • Mobility Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Aide
  • Paraprofessional
  • Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional
  • Rehabilitation Aide/Tech
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Residential Counselor
  • Service Facilitator
  • Therapeutic Recreation Technician
  • Unit Specialist
  • Vocation Specialist

Jobs that require additional education:

  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Advocate for persons who have experienced crimes, violence, abuse, or neglect
  • Child and Youth Program Assistant
  • Client Advocate
  • Crisis Support Specialist
  • Correctional Program Specialist
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Recovery Home Specialist
  • Residential Counselor/Case Worker
  • Shelter Advocate
  • Unit Specialist
  • Youth Support Staff Counselor

Rehabilitation:

  • Autism Support Clinics and Programs
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Rehabilitation Centers
  • Early Intervention Programs
  • Employment Programs
  • Group Homes
  • Independent Living Centers
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private-for-Profit Rehabilitation Firms
  • Rehabilitation Hospitals, Centers and Agencies
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • The YMCA, Park Districts, and Recreational Programs
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
  • Work Adjustment Programs

Social services/mental health:

  • Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Centers
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Community Shelters
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Crisis Centers
  • Group and Residential Homes
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Programs for Children and Youth
  • Public Welfare Agencies
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Association for Individual Development
  • ATI Physical Therapy
  • Best Buddies
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
  • Easter Seals
  • Genex Services
  • Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Marklund
  • Misericordia Hospital
  • Opportunity House
  • Parents Alliance Employment Project
  • Partners for Progress
  • RAMP
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Rosecrance
  • The Chicago Lighthouse
  • The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Vocamotive
  • Wisconsin Badger Camp
  • Association for Individual Development
  • Autism Home Support Services
  • Camelot Therapeutic Day Schools
  • Health Connection of Illinois
  • Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative
  • Opportunity House
  • Parent’s Alliance Employment Project
  • Rosecrance
  • The State of Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services
  • Chicago State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Midwestern University
  • Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
  • St. Ambrose University
  • Thomas University
  • University of Indianapolis
  • American Psychological Association - Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADRA)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
  • National Association of the Deaf
  • National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA)
  • National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)
  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Biological Sciences – Botany

Overview of Biological Sciences major

  • Agronomist
  • Biologist
  • Biological Researcher
  • Botanist
  • Conservation Biologist/Botanist
  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Ethnobotanist
  • Forester
  • Geneticist
  • Greenhouse Grower/Manager
  • High School Biology Teacher
  • Horticulturist National Forestry/Conservation Association Staff
  • National Park Service Employee
  • Natural Resources Project Manager
  • Naturalist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Plant Biochemist
  • Plant Geneticist
  • Plant Molecular Biologist
  • Science Writer
  • U.S. Forest Service Botanist/Ecologist
  • Wetland Ecologist
  • Arboretums and Botanical Gardens
  • Agricultural Research Centers
  • Companies focusing on: pharmaceuticals, food, seed and nursery, fruit growers, and biotechnology
  • Conservation Organizations
  • Ecological Consulting Companies
  • Fermentation Industry
  • Local, Federal, State, and National Parks
  • High Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Industries: petrochemical, chemical, lumber, and paper
  • Nurseries
  • Plant Research Centers
  • Seed Companies
  • State Conservation and Environmental Agencies
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • AgBiome Inc.
  • Ag Source Cooperative Services
  • Burpee Seeds and Plant
  • Monsanto Corp
  • Chicago Botanical Garden
  • DeKalb Country Forest Preserve
  • Field Museum
  • Morton Arboretum
  • US Dept of Interior
  • US Forest Service
  • Volo Bog Natural State Area
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Monsanto Corp.
  • Morton Arboretum
  • US Forest Service
  • University of Chicago
  • USDA
  • Iowa State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Washington State University
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences: Careers in Biological Sciences
  • Botanical Society of America: Careers in Botany
  • The Student Conservation Association

Biological Sciences – Biotechnology

Overview of Biological Sciences major

Laboratory research-oriented job titles:

  • Assistant Scientist
  • Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biotechnology Lab Technician
  • Business Developer/Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Clinical Trial Research Assistant
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Technician
  • Facility Manager/Supervisor (Animal Sciences)
  • Forensic DNA Analyst
  • Geneticist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Quality Control Microbiologist
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Regulatory Affairs Associate
  • Research Assistant/Associate
  • Research Scientist

Non-laboratory research oriented job titles:

  • Accountant
  • Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Business Manager
  • Data Marketing Specialist
  • Engineer
  • Finance Manager
  • Government Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Associate
  • Manufacturing Associate/Manager
  • Patent Attorney
  • Patent Engineer
  • Process Development Technician
  • Product Marketing Manger
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Quality Control Analyst/Specialist
  • Technical Sales Specialist
  • Technical Writer/Medical Writer
  • Agricultural Companies
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Chemical Companies
  • Clinics
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Crime Labs
  • Cosmetic Companies
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Government and Contract Research
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Companies
  • Research and Development Labs
  • Research Foundations
  • Scientific Journals
  • Testing Labs
  • Abbott Labs
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Eli Lilly
  • Illinois State Police Forensic Labs
  • Hutchinson Cancer Research Labs
  • Micro Star Labs
  • Monsanto Corp.
  • Ortho Illinois
  • Rush Univ. Medical Center
  • Sanford Research Center
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Illinois-Chicago, Pharmacy
  • Abbott Labs
  • AbbVie
  • Baxter Scientific
  • Gene ID Inc
  • Illinois State Police Forensic Labs
  • Merck Research Labs
  • Monsanto Corp
  • Proteintech
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • UT- Athens
  • Ohio State University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Washington State University
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science – Careers Section
  • Biotechnology Innovation Organization
  • Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO)

Biological Sciences – Conservation/Environmental

Overview of Biological Sciences major

  • Botanist
  • Conservation Biologist/Ecologist
  • Conservation Scientist and Forester
  • Conservation Specialist
  • Eco-Tourism Manager
  • Endangered Species Manager
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Lobbyist
  • Field/Research Technician
  • Fish and Game Conservation Officer
  • Invasive Species Manager
  • Landscape Ecologist
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Park Naturalist/Park Ranger
  • Research Assistant
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Wildlife Public Educator and Outreach Specialist
  • Wildlife Specialist
  • Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist
  • Aquariums and Zoos
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Fisheries
  • Government Agencies (e.g., EPA, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service)
  • Science Museums
  • Nature Centers
  • Non-Governmental Agencies (World Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society)
  • State and National Parks
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers
  • Chicago Botanical Garden
  • DeKalb County Forest Preserve
  • Field Museum
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Milwaukee Zoo
  • Morton Arboretum
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • US Department of Interior
  • US National Park Service
  • Volo Bog Natural State Area
  • Chicago Botanical Garden
  • Field Museum
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • US Department of Interior
  • US National Park Service
  • Yale University
  • Illinois State University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Montana
  • Utah State University
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Society for Conservation Biology

Biological Sciences – Microbiology

Overview of Biological Sciences major

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Environmental Microbiologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Industrial Microbiologist
  • K-12 Teacher (requires licensure)
  • Microbiologist
  • Quality Assurance Technologist
  • Quality Control Associate
  • Research Assistant/Associate
  • Research and Development Assistant
  • Sales/Technical Representatives
  • Biochemical Companies
  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Clinical/Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Food and Beverage Processing Companies
  • Government - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC0, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Agriculture
  • Home and Personal Care Product Companies
  • Medical Device Companies
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Research Institutions
  • Waste Management Companies
  • Water Districts
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Eli Lilly
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Green Giant
  • Horizon Pharma
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Sanford Health Research Center
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Eli Lilly
  • EMSL Analytical Inc.
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • University of Chicago Blood Bank
  • Ohio State University
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • Rush University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Washington State University
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • American Society for Microbiology

Biological Sciences – Pre-professional

Overview of Biological Sciences major

  • Biomedical Research Scientist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Naturopathic Physician
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician (Allopathic, M.D and Osteopathic, D.O.)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician Scientist (M.D./Ph.D.)
  • Podiatry
  • Veterinarian
  • Academic and Hospital Research Settings
  • Animal Shelters and Rescue Agencies
  • Biomedical Companies
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Humane Societies
  • Laboratories and Regulatory Agencies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Private Research Foundations
  • State and Government Agencies
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
  • Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
  • National Institute of Health
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Sanford Health Research Center
  • St. Anne Medical Center
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Pharmacy
  • UTMB School of Medicine
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of North Carolina Medical School
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • University Washington Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein Medical School
  • Boston College School of Medicine
  • Boston College School of Pharmacy
  • Illinois College of Optometry
  • Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
  • Marquette University Dental School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Midwestern University School of Medicine
  • Midwestern University School of Pharmacy
  • Ohio State University School of Medicine
  • Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • SIU School of Medicine
  • Uniformed Services School of Medicine
  • University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Pharmacy
  • University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Illinois School of Medicine
  • University of Iowa Dental School
  • University of Michigan Dental School
  • University of Wisconsin College Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • University of Wisconsin Medical School
  • University Missouri College of Veterinary Med.
  • Wayne State Univ. College of Medicine
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine  
  • American Chiropractic Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association and Schools and Colleges of Optometry
  • American Veterinary Medical Association

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Overview of Chemistry and Biochemistry major

  • Agricultural and Food Scientist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Carbon Trader
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemistry/Science Teacher
  • Chemical Salesman
  • Chemical Technicians
  • Chemists and Materials Scientists
  • College/University Faculty
  • Consumer Products Research Scientist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • FDA Inspector
  • Food and Flavor Chemist
  • Food Scientist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Hazmat Professional
  • Hydrologist
  • Medical Geneticist
  • Medicinal Chemist
  • Patent Attorney
  • Pharmaceutical/Medical/Chemical Sales Representative
  • Pharmaceutical Research Associate
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Safety Officer
  • Science Technicians
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Water Chemist
  • Water Industry Chemist
  • Water Reclamation Specialist
  • Water Resource Planner
  • Water Quality Specialist
  • Agricultural Research Firms
  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Chemical Companies
  • College and Universities
  • Commercial Testing Laboratories
  • Environmental Protection Organizations
  • Food Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Hazardous Waste Management Companies
  • Industrial Production and Inspection Agencies
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Medical Research Firms
  • Oil, Gas, and Petroleum Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Research Firms
  • Private and Public High Schools
  • Researchand Development Laboratories/Organizations
  • Water and Energy Companies
  • FONA (Flavors of North America, International)
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Sensient Technologies Corporation
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AbbVie
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Alcoa
  • Anheuser-Busch Companies
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • ATandT
  • Atlantic Richfield
  • Baxter International
  • Benjamin Moore Paints
  • BioVantage Fuels, LLC
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Caterpillar
  • Cedar Concepts Corporation
  • CLM Systems
  • Commonwealth Edison
  • Dean Foods
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Elevance Renewable Services
  • Eli Lily and Company
  • Exelon
  • FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute
  • FONA International
  • Genentech
  • General Electric
  • General Mills
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IEH Consulting
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Kellogg Company
  • McGonigle Dental
  • Mylan
  • NASA
  • National Pre-SOMA
  • NB Coatings
  • Orthogonal Inc.
  • PQ Corporation
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Quaker Oats
  • Rayovac Corporation
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Rust-Oleum
  • Tetra Discovery Partners
  • Texaco
  • Turtle Wax
  • Union Carbide
  • United Energy Services
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • USG Corporation
  • Valspar Corporation
  • Waste Management
  • Indiana University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Montana
  • Vanderbilt University
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • American Institute of Chemists
  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • CHEMPHARMA
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • Society of Toxicology

Computer Science

Overview of Computer Science major

  • AlcaComputer Game Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Applications Programmer
  • Back-End Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • CAD/CAM Designer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Commercial Banking Computer Programmer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Consultant
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientists
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer-Control Programmers and Operator
  • Customer Insights Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Miner
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Developer
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Digital Analytics
  • Game Designer
  • GIS Specialist
  • Information Systems Programmer
  • Information Systems Specialist
  • Information Technologies Specialist
  • Insurance Applications Systems Programmer Analyst
  • IT Auditor
  • IT Technical Support
  • Java Developer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Network Security Manger
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Programmer
  • Search Engine Optimization Specialist
  • Security Operations Center Analyst
  • Software Applications Developers
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance Tester
  • Software Systems Developer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Structural Designer
  • System Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Telecommunications Network Administrator
  • Usability Engineer
  • Video Game Developer
  • Web Data Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Accounting Firms
  • Banks and Investment Firms
  • College and Universities
  • Computer Development Firms
  • Computer Hardware Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Data Processing Service Firms
  • Energy Companies
  • Food Companies
  • Gaming Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Information Technology Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Network System Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Public Utility Firms
  • Research Organizations
  • Retailers
  • Software Development Firms
  • Technology Companies
  • Telecommunications Companies
  • Transportation Companies
  • Wholesale Businesses
  • Alcatel Lucent
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Biwer and Associates
  • Equilibrium Contact Center, Inc.
  • Infinite Convergence Solutions
  • Infosys
  • McKesson Corporation
  • MultiPlan
  • NIU School of Art
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Passage Technology
  • PSAV
  • Railinc
  • Ace Hardware
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • AvTech
  • Biwer and Associates
  • Case Management Solutions
  • Ensono
  • Gold Coast IT
  • LIDP Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Motorola
  • Passage Technology
  • Spring-Green Lawn Care
  • The Parts Place, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo
  • American Association for Artificial Intelligence
  • American Society for Information Science and Technology
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association for Women in Computing
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • Association of Software Professionals
  • Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
  • Computer Security Institute
  • Computing Research Association
  • CyberSecurity Institute
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Independent Computer Consultant Association
  • Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society
  • International Game Developer Association
  • National Association of Programmers
  • Network Professional Association
  • Society for Technical Communication
  • Women in Technology

Engineering and Engineering Technology

Overview of Engineering and Engineering Technology majors

  • Construction inspector
  • Control systems architect
  • Design technician/Industrial designer
  • Electrical applications engineer
  • Engineering supervisor
  • Engineering technician
  • Field service engineer
  • Industrial/Safety engineer
  • IT Support Engineer
  • Lead optical engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Mechanical design engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Operations engineer
  • Process design engineer
  • Product application engineer
  • Product design engineer
  • Production manager
  • Project manager
  • Sales applications engineer
  • Service engineer
  • Technology lifecycle manager
  • Water treatment engineer
  • Aerospace
  • Airlines
  • Architecture firms
  • Automotive sector
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Construction Companies
  • Defense contractors
  • Distribution facilities
  • Engineering Firms
  • Healthcare sector/hospitals
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Research facilities
  • Warehouses
  • Water Reclamation Facility
  • BorgWarner
  • Caterpillar
  • CNH Industrial
  • Exelon
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Greenlee-Textron
  • HydraForce
  • IDEAL Industries, Inc.
  • Ingersoll
  • John Deere
  • Nestlé
  • Omron
  • United Technologies
  • Vermeer
  • Woodward
  • Xylem
  • Accuride Corporation
  • Belcan Engineering
  • Bosch
  • Cat-I Glass Manufacturing
  • Charter Manufacturing
  • Coilcraft
  • Continental Auto
  • Custom Aluminum Products, Inc.
  • Daubert Chemical Company, Inc.
  • EleMech, Inc.
  • Forge Resources Group
  • General Electric
  • Glanbia Performance Nutrition
  • Gleason
  • Hearthside
  • Hospira
  • Johnson Controls
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Motorola
  • Navistar
  • Northrup Grumman Corporation
  • Raptor Engineering
  • Renishaw
  • Rolls Royce
  • Schneider Electric
  • Senior Flexonics
  • Smart Motion Robotics, Inc.
  • SPX Flow
  • Suncast Corporation
  • TTX
  • Unicarriers
  • UPM Raflatac
  • Georgia Tech
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern Universityv
  • Purdue University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • University of Illinois – Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineers (SAE)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Environmental Studies

Overview of Environmental Studies major

  • Air Quality Planner
  • Arborist
  • Carbon Neutral Coordinator
  • Climate Specialist
  • College/University Faculty
  • Conservation Officer
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Eco-Tour Guide
  • Energy Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental and Safety Administrator
  • Environmental Compliance Specialist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Education Officer
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Environmental Regulator or Inspector
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Soil or Water Technician
  • Environmental Sustainability Specialist
  • Environmental/Climate Evaluation Officer
  • Hazardous Waste Removal
  • Hydro-Ecologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Land Agent
  • Land Surveyor
  • Land Use Planner
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Naturalist
  • Outdoor/Park Interpreter
  • Park Naturalist/Ranger
  • Recycling and Reclamation Worker
  • Researcher
  • Research Technician
  • Reservoir Manager
  • Restoration Technician
  • Skilled Solar Installer
  • Solar Developer
  • Solid Waste Environmental Specialist
  • Sustainability Analyst
  • Sustainability Outreach Specialist
  • Sustainability Program Manager
  • Sustainable Materials Specialist
  • Waste Program Manager
  • Water Conservation Specialist
  • Water Quality Specialist
  • Water Reclamation Specialist
  • Water Resources Manager
  • Watershed Coordinator
  • Wildlife Conservation Officer
  • Animal Sanctuaries
  • Conservation Education and Education Groups – e.g., National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy
  • Consulting Firms
  • Energy Companies
  • Environmental Consulting Groups
  • Environmental Research Groups
  • Exploration Companies
  • Government Agencies – e.g., EPA, Illinois EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service, local government
  • Industrial/Commercial Companies
  • Local, State and National Parks and Forest Preserves
  • Mines and Natural Areas
  • Museums
  • Nonprofit Agencies – e.g., American Wind Energy Association, Alliance for Environmental Sustainability, U.S. Green Building Council, Arts and Scraps
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Companies
  • Water Industry
  • Aquatic Nursery
  • Boone County Conservation District
  • CATIS
  • CH2M
  • Citizens’ Environmental Commission, DeKalb
  • Chicago Zoological Society
  • City of Winona
  • DeKalb Sanitary District
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Ding Darling Wildlife Society
  • DuPage County Forest Preserve
  • Entreamigos, Mexico
  • ENCAP, Inc.
  • Environmental Compliance Consulting
  • Gabriel Environmental Services
  • GeoCorps America/BLM
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Illinois EPA
  • Isla Mexico
  • Kendall County Highway Department
  • Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
  • McHenry County Conservation District
  • Midwest Museum of Natural History
  • Mosaic
  • Natural Land Institute
  • National Park Service
  • NIU Community Gardens
  • NIU Green Team/Student Association
  • Ogle County Health Department
  • PAWS Humane Society
  • Pizzo and Associates
  • Richardson Wildlife Foundation
  • Rollins Aquatic Solutions
  • Sustainable RIVER Project
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Trans Environmental
  • Vector Disease Control International
  • Village of Carol Stream
  • Winnebago County Forest Preserve
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Allegion
  • Alpha EMC
  • AmeriCorps Research Assistant
  • Antea Group
  • Apple, Inc.
  • Barrington Area Library
  • Barry Conservation District
  • Bluff City Materials
  • CLEAResult
  • Conversant, LLC
  • Elliott Tool Technologies
  • ENCAP, Inc.
  • Environmental Inc. - Midwest Lab
  • Environmental Monitoring and Technologies, Inc.
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
  • G2 Revolution, Inc.
  • General Mills
  • Georgie Sea Turtle Center
  • HelloPlanet.org
  • Huntley Park District
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity – Office of Energy and Recycling
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Integrated Lakes Management
  • James Schaeffer and Schimming, Inc.
  • Jefferson County Open Space Parks and Trails
  • Kerry
  • Lake County Forest Preserve District
  • Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Mariani Landscape
  • Meiborg Brothers Trucking
  • Meijer
  • Menards
  • Mills Consulting, Inc.
  • Naval Health Research Center
  • NeighborWorks Alaska/Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Northern Illinois University Student Association – Director of Environmental Affairs
  • Sears Holding Corporation
  • South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Spartanics
  • Summerfield Farm and Zoo
  • Syncreon
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • U.S. Regulatory Commission
  • Winnebago County Forest Preserve
  • Clemson University
  • Indiana University
  • Iowa State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • University of Illinois, Springfield
  • Western Illinois University
  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • American Fisheries Society
  • American Geological Institute
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • American Sanctuary Association
  • American Society for Environmental History
  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • American Solar Energy Society
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Donald Vial Center on Employment in the Green Economy
  • Ecology Society of America
  • Economics for Equity and Environment
  • Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
  • International District Energy Association
  • International Hydropower Association
  • International Solar Energy Society
  • International Society for Industrial Ecology
  • International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations
  • International Water Association
  • National Association of Clean Air Agencies
  • National Association of Environmental Professionals
  • National Council for Science and the Environment
  • National Ground Water Association
  • National Park and Recreation Association
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • North American Association of Environmental Education
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Society for Ecological Restoration
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Soil and Water Conservation Society
  • Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Solid Waste Association of North America
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Water Environment Federation

Geography

Overview of Geography major

  • Air/Water Quality Control Manager
  • Cartographer
  • Cartography Technician
  • City Planner
  • College/University Professor
  • Commercial and Residential Property Analyst
  • Community Development Specialist
  • Demographer
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Environmental Impact Analyst
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forest Ecologist
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst/Specialist
  • Geographic Market Analyst
  • Geographer
  • Hazardous Waste Planner
  • Hydrologist
  • Land Use Specialist/Environmental Planner
  • Market Researcher/Location Researcher
  • Natural Resources Manager
  • Park Ranger
  • Recreational Resources Manager
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Service Climatologist
  • Soil Scientist/Conservationist
  • Solid Waste Manager
  • Surveying and Mapping Technician
  • Transportation Systems Planner
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • City/Regional Planning Offices
  • City, State and Federal Government Agencies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Development Agencies
  • Conservation Agencies in County, State and Federal Agencies
  • Education, K-12
  • Emergency Management Agencies
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Environmental Regulation Agencies
  • GIS/Remote Sensing Software Companies
  • Historic Preservation Associations
  • Housing and Development Agencies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Land Surveying Companies
  • Market Research Firms
  • Municipalities
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Private Industry, including utilities, construction, engineering, energy, environmental planning and consulting firms
  • Resource Management Agencies
  • Waste Management Agencies
  • Weather and Climate Agencies

NIU students have obtained internships with local city governments, state and federal agencies, and private sector companies in the areas of insurance and risk management, hazardous waste and natural resource management. Please meet with the undergraduate geography advisor to learn about specific internship opportunities.

Graduates with degrees in geography can work for:

  • State agencies dealing with agriculture, natural resources and planning and development (e.g., Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey)
  • Federal agencies (e.g., Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Geological Survey)
  • Private sector companies related to insurance and risk management, hazardous waste and natural resource management
  • Companies in the transportation, utility, real estate or marketing sectors
  • Regional and local government, particularly in city and county planning
  • Educational Institutions
  • American Association of Geographers
  • American Geographical Society
  • Geospatial Information and Technology Association
  • Illinois Geographic Information Systems Association
  • Illinois Geographical Association
  • The Geological Society of America
  • Society of Women Geographers
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Associations

Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Overview of Geology and Environmental Geosciences major

  • Engineering Geologist
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental Geologist
  • Geochemist
  • Geologist
  • Geological Technician
  • Geophysicist/Field seismologist
  • Geoscientist
  • Glacial Geologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Mineralogist
  • Natural Resources Specialist
  • Oceanographer
  • Paleontologist
  • Petroleum Geologist
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Seismologist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Surveyor
  • Wellsite Geologist
  • Volcanologist
  • City/Regional Planning Offices
  • City, State and Federal Government Agencies (e.g., U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Housing and Urban Development, NASA)
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Development Agencies
  • Conservation Agencies in County, State and Federal Agencies
  • Education, K-12
  • Emergency Management Agencies
  • Engineering Firms
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Environmental Regulatory Agencies
  • GIS/Remote Sensing Software Companies
  • Land Management/Surveying Companies
  • Mapping Agencies
  • Nonprofit Organizations  
  • Petroleum and mining companies
  • Private/Corporate Industry, including utilities, construction, engineering, energy, environmental planning, real estate and development, and consulting firms
  • Resource Management Agencies
  • Clear Water Resources
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Murphy Oil
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Nexen Energy
  • Occidental Petroleum
  • Repsol
  • Samson Resources
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Benchmark Environmental Services, Inc.
  • Burns and McDonnell
  • Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd.
  • Direct Push Analytical Corp.
  • Fehr Graham – Engineering and Environmental
  • Horizon Well Logging, LLC
  • Illinois State Geological Survey
  • Jacob and Hefner Associates, Inc.
  • Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company
  • Practical Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • Stillman Valley High School
  • Sunburst Consulting
  • Terracon
  • TRC Companies, Inc.
  • Zia Geological

Employers Who Have Hired M.S. and Ph.D. Graduates

Education:  K-12, Community Colleges, Universities, Museums

  • Appalachian State University
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History
  • California State University, Fresno
  • Clark University
  • College of DuPage
  • College of Lake County
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • McHenry County College
  • Oakton Community College
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • San Jacinto College
  • Southern Illinois University
  • University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Environmental/Engineering/Public Health/Water Resources

  • ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
  • APTIM
  • Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CBandI)
  • Chemtech Services, Inc.
  • Environ International
  • Natural Resource Technology, an OBG Company
  • Patrick Engineering
  • Weston Solutions, Inc.

Government:  Municipal/State/Federal

  • Illinois State Geological Survey
  • Kentucky Division of Waste Management
  • United States Geological Survey
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mining/Minerals/Precious Metals/Materials Science

  • Barrick Gold Corporation
  • IMREYS Performance Minerals
  • Rocky Mountain Instrument Company

Petroleum/Energy/Petroleum Service

  • Ecopetrol
  • Kosmos Energy
  • Microseismic, Inc.
  • Murphy Oil
  • Nexen Energy
  • Occidental Petroleum
  • REX Energy
  • Repsol
  • Schlumberger
  • Shell Oil

Research:  Federal/State/Public/Private

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Byrd Polar Research Center
  • Illinois State Geological Survey
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Geosciences Institute  
  • Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
  • Association of American State Geologists
  • Association of Women Geologists
  • Geospatial Information and Technology Association 
  • Illinois Geographic Information Systems Association
  • Illinois Geological Society
  • Illinois Groundwater Association
  • National Groundwater Association
  • The Geological Society of America
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Associations

Mathematical Sciences

Overview of Mathematical Sciences major

  • Actuary
  • Actuarial Assistant
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • College/University Faculty
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Products Research Scientist
  • Corporate Finance Analyst
  • Cost Analyst
  • Cost Estimator
  • Credit Risk Analyst
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Modeler
  • Data Miner
  • Data Scientist
  • Economist
  • Equity Trader
  • Estimation and Modeling Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Broker
  • Loan Officer
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Math Teacher
  • Mathematician
  • Operations Analyst
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Sales Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Surveyor
  • Web Data Analyst
  • Aerospace Companies
  • Aircraft/Missile Manufacturers
  • irline Companies
  • Brookings Institute
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Computer Manufacturers
  • Computer Service Companies
  • Computer Software Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporations in All Fields
  • Electrical Equipment Companies
  • Engineering Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Market Research Firms
  • Public Policy Organizations
  • Research Firms
  • Secondary Schools
  • Think Tanks
  • Allstate
  • Hospira
  • Lauterbach and Amen, LLP
  • NIU Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • Align US, Inc.
  • Township High School District #211
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Mathematics Association
  • American Statistical Association
  • Association for Symbolic Logic
  • Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Benjamin Banneker Association (Mathematics education advocacy)
  • Casualty Actuarial Society
  • Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • National Association of Mathematicians
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Society of Actuaries
  • TODOS: Mathematics for ALL (Mathematics education advocacy)

Medical Laboratory Sciences

Overview of Medical Laboratory Sciences major

  • Bacteriologist
  • Clinical Chemist
  • Clinical Lab Scientist
  • Computer Operations Managers
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Faculty Member/Professor
  • Hematology Specialist
  • Histotechnologist
  • Laboratory Managers/Directors
  • Manager, Laboratory Services
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Pathologist
  • Pathologists’ Assistant
  • Quality Assurance Officers
  • Safety Officers
  • Sales Representative (Biomedical Equipment and supply Companies)
  • Technologist in Cytogenetics
  • Technologist in Molecular Biology
  • American Red Cross
  • Biomedical Equipment and Supply Companies
  • Blood Banks
  • Clinics and Physician Offices
  • Education
  • Environmental Testing Laboratories
  • Fertility Clinics
  • Forensic Laboratories (State and Municipal)
  • Government Agencies (i.e., CDC, FBI, FDA, NASA, Crime Laboratories, Public Health Departments, Military)
  • Hospital Laboratories
  • Medical, Biotechnology, and Industrial Laboratories
  • Peace Corps
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Research Settings (Industry, Medical Centers, and Universities)
  • State and Community Health Departments
  • Veterinary and Zoo Clinics/Laboratories
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Edward/Elmhurst Hospital
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • American Association for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology

Meteorology

Overview of Meteorology major

  • Air Quality Consultant
  • Air Pollution Meteorologist
  • Analyst
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Broadcast Meteorologist
  • Climatologist
  • College/University Professor
  • Commercial Meteorologist
  • Consultant – Hazard, Exposure and Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Meteorologist
  • National Weather Service Forecaster
  • Operational Meteorologist
  • Programmer/IT Specialist
  • Research Associate
  • Research and Development Meteorologist
  • Risk Management
  • Satellite Image Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Service Climatologist
  • Support Scientist
  • Technical Meteorologist
  • TV Meteorologist
  • Weather Anchor/Forecaster – Cable, TV, Radio, Print
  • Weather Risk Manager
  • Airlines
  • Atmospheric Research Centers
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Energy and Utility Companies
  • Engineering Firms
  • Federal Government (e.g., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS), Military Services (Navy and Air Force), NASA, Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security)
  • Insurance Companies
  • Manufacturers of Meteorological Instruments
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (Red Cross, World Food Bank, and disaster relief organizations)
  • Non-Profit Environmental Organizations
  • Private Consulting Firms that support airlines, agriculture, cruise lines, ground and ocean shipping, recreational areas and resorts, energy and insurance companies
  • Professional/Technical Journals
  • Radio, Television, Cable Networks
  • Renewable Energy Companies (Wind and Solar)
  • Research and Development Companies
  • Risk Management Companies
  • Satellite and Radar Manufacturers
  • Satellite Research Centers
  • Software Engineering Companies
  • State Emergency Management Agencies
  • Utility and Power Companies

NIU students have obtained internships is the areas of broadcasting, transportation, energy, weather modification, applied research, weather services and environmental firms. Please meet with the undergraduate meteorology advisor to learn about specific internship opportunities.

  • Allstate
  • AON
  • Argonne National
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Midwestern Regional Climate Center
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Weather Service
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Weather Command
  • WGN Television
  • Colorado State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Florida State University
  • Indiana University
  • Iowa State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Penn State University
  • Texas AandM University
  • University of Alabama, Huntsville
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Wyoming
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society
  • National Weather Association
  • World Meteorological Organization

Physics

Overview of Physics major

  • Acoustical Consultant
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Associate Data Scientist
  • Assistant Professor
  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Biophysicist
  • Carbon Trader
  • Clinical Scientist/Researcher
  • Computational Physics
  • Computing Engineer
  • Crime and Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analyst/Predictive Modeler
  • Editors
  • Energy Specialist
  • Engineer
  • Entry Writer
  • Gaming Specialist
  • Geophysicist
  • High School Teacher
  • Light and Optics Specialist
  • Material Scientist
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Molecular Physicist
  • Nuclear Physicist
  • Optical Engineer
  • Physicist
  • Plasma Physicist
  • Research Scientist
  • Sales Representative
  • Satellite Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Technical Research Assistant
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Automobile Manufacturers
  • Chemical Manufacturers
  • Computer Gaming Firms
  • High Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Computer Hardware/Software Manufacturers
  • Department of Energy
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturers
  • Electronics Industry
  • Financial Industry
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals and Healthcare
  • Intelligence/Security Industry
  • Military
  • Observatories
  • Petroleum Industry
  • Power Plants
  • Research and Development Firms
  • Scientific Journals
  • Steel/Metals Industry
  • Technical Consulting Firms
  • Telephone/Cable Industry
  • Waste Management Firms
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Fermilab
  • NASA
  • American Modern Insurance Group
  • Ameritrade
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Bancroft Middle School
  • Best Buy
  • College of DuPage
  • Deference Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Fermilab
  • Henkel Corporation
  • JEAcoustics
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Loeb Electric
  • Matlab
  • Marmion Academy
  • Mayo Clinic
  • NASA
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS)
  • Quad City Manufacturing Laboratory
  • RCN Freight
  • Sterling Trader, INC
  • Wolfram Research
  • Clemson University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale School of Medicine
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Astronomical Association
  • American Institute of Physics
  • American Physical Society
  • Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • North American Crystallographers
  • The Board on Physics and Astronomy
  • The Forum on Industrial Physics

Arts, Media and Communications

The Arts, Media and Communications cluster is all about creativity and human expression. Careers in this cluster typically involve designing, producing, creating, writing, performing, exhibiting, persuading, informing and publishing. Opportunities exist behind the scenes and in front of an audience, as well as producing all types of content for public consumption.

Where to Start

NIU offers a variety of academic pathways, activities and access to organizations to help you get started on your journey toward a career in art, media and communications. In addition to the majors, you should experiment with your creative expression (e.g., writing, music, thinking, dance, public speaking), develop a portfolio to show to prospective employers, expand your cultural experiences, join professional organizations and related student organizations, and gain practical experience through internships and volunteer opportunities.

Suggested Activities

Explore Your Skills

Skills needed in this cluster:

  • Abilities: artistic, creative, computer, research, speaking, writing
  • Social: communication, cultural sensitivity, good judgment, interpersonal, leadership, objectiveness, resourcefulness, perceptiveness
  • Personal: concentration, detail oriented, persistence, time-management, working to deadline

Get more information about occupations and skills related to career clusters.

Business and Entrepreneurship

The Business and Entrepreneurship cluster focuses on the organization, operation, management, financing and ownership of businesses. Careers in these fields typically involve planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Opportunities exist in practically every sector of the economy from the creation of new businesses, moving a company’s goals forward and developing sustainable systems that allow organizations to achieve desired outcomes.  

Where to Start

NIU offers a variety of academic pathways, activities and access to organizations to help you get started on your journey toward a career in business and entrepreneurship. In addition to the majors, you should read business publications that are relevant to your interests, take inventory of your strengths and weaknesses to assess how your strengths give you a competitive edge, network extensively with your peers, and join and participate in business and entrepreneurship-related student organizations.  

Suggested Activities

Explore Your Skills

Skills needed in this cluster

  • Abilities: analytical, math, organizational, speaking
  • Social: communication, customer-service, interpersonal, leadership, listening
  • Personal: decision-making, detail-orientated, problem-solving, time-management

Get more information about occupations and skills related to career clusters.

Education

The Education cluster is a group of industries associated with teaching and improving learning. Careers in these fields typically involve communicating, inspiring, motivating, understanding, planning, managing, and providing education and related learning support services. Opportunities exist in public, private, religiously-affiliated schools and educational-support organizations.

Where to Start

NIU offers a variety of academic pathways, activities and access to organizations to help you get started on your journey toward a career in education. In addition to the majors, you should volunteer or work in an educational setting to help you identify the age group and subjects you’re interested in, network, join related student organizations and participate in activities early in your time at NIU and progress to leadership roles by graduation.

Suggested Activities

Explore Your Skills

Skills needed for this cluster:

  • Abilities: creative, organizational, physical stamina, speaking, writing
  • Social: communication, cultural sensitivity, interpersonal, listening
  • Personal: critical-thinking, patience, resourceful

Get more information about occupations and skills related to career clusters.

Government, Public and Social Services

The Government, Public and Social Services cluster is a broad group of industries associated with serving society in a variety of ways. From helping someone with a personal crisis to non-profit management to international diplomacy, careers in this cluster can impact an individual’s quality of life or address global issues. Careers in these fields typically involve planning and performing government functions, policy-making, managing, advocating, counseling, researching, enforcing, protecting, helping, problem-solving, leading and mentoring. Opportunities exist in federal employment (the largest industry in the United States), as well as local and state government, national, international, community, for-profit and non-profit organizations and associations, and religious organizations working with constituencies directly and indirectly.  

Where to Start

NIU offers a variety of academic pathways, activities and access to organizations to help you get started on your journey toward a career in government, public and social services. In addition to the majors, you can volunteer at a related organization, follow news, issues and trends related to your cause, network with others who share your passion to solve social, community, national and international issues. Maintain a strong grade point average as internships, fellowships and research opportunities are competitive. And lastly, don’t do anything that will negatively impact your record. Many job opportunities in this cluster will require a background check. 

Suggested Activities

Explore Your Skills

Skills needed in this cluster:

  • Abilities: analytical, investigative, organizational, research, speaking, writing
  • Social: communication, compassion, interpersonal, leadership, listening, perceptiveness
  • Personal: critical-thinking, decision-making, emotional stability, problem-solving, time-management

Get more information about occupations and skills related to career clusters.

Health and Wellness

The Health and Wellness cluster is a group of industries associated with the promotion of wellness and healthy lifestyles, the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders, and supporting others to achieve their potential. Careers in these fields typically involve serving or helping others by educating, training, researching, planning, and providing therapeutic and diagnostic services. Opportunities exist in hands-on care, administration, advocacy, support services, research and development and community enhancement.

Where to Start

NIU offers a variety of academic pathways, activities and access to organizations to help you get started on your journey toward a career in health and wellness. In addition to the majors, you should develop relationships with your faculty, advisors, and Career Services counselor for information about shadowing, internships, graduate/professional school and career planning. Seek out shadowing/observation and hands-on experience in your health and wellness interest area early on. These opportunities will help determine if a particular health profession is the right fit for you, strengthen your communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate your commitment and ability to work with people.

Suggested Activities

Explore Your Skills

Skills needed for this cluster:

  • Abilities: analytical, organizational, physical stamina/fitness,
  • Social: compassion, customer-service, interpersonal communication, listening, teamwork
  • Personal: critical-thinking, patience, problem-solving

Get more information about occupations and skills related to career clusters.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) cluster comprises industries that focus on research, planning and managing, solving abstract problems, providing technical services, and designing products and systems.

Where to Start

NIU offers a variety of academic pathways, activities and access to organizations to help you get started on your journey toward a career inSTEM. In addition to the majors, NIU offers a wide-range of activities, research and volunteer opportunities. There are monthly informational STEMCafes, workshops and clubs available. STEM is a fast-moving field, so staying updated with your career advisor, reading professional resources and identifying a faculty mentor early-on in your academic career is important. First, choose a major, then get involved! 

Suggested Activities

  • Initiate structured academic experiences, self-learning, and volunteer experiences to acquire and hone skills by identifying a faculty mentor and getting involved with scientific/academic research. Team up with students to work on academic projects that demonstrate relevant competencies.
  • Participate in the NIU STEMfest and STEM camps to teach students the practicality of science, technology, engineering and math in everyday life.
  • Experiment with computer applications or technology related to your career, volunteer to collect data for a project or assist a community organization
  • Engage in activities that improve problem-solving skills, technical writing, persistence, communication, analysis and observation.
  • Expose yourself to your professional community by joining national professional organizations to get exposed to the latest innovations in technology and join campus organizations within your department and across colleges that involve STEM activities (e.g., Math Club, Robotics Club, Engineers Without Borders).
  • Log in to Huskies Get Hired to search for internships and jobs!

Explore Your Skills

Skills needed for this cluster:

  • Abilities: analytical thinking, computer knowledge, creativity, design process, information technology application knowledge, math, observation, operation of internet applications, operation of technology, research, speaking, technical, writing
  • Social: active listening, communication, Leadership, teamwork,
  • Personal: concentration, critical thinking, perseverance, problem solving, time management, troubleshooting

Get more information about occupations and skills related to career clusters.

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