Graduate Student Resources

We enjoy working with graduate students and welcome you to explore our resources and services. For assistance, contact us at careerservices@niu.edu or schedule an appointment. If you have a question or concern outside our staff's expertise, we'll strive to refer you to another resource.

Job Search Platform

You can use Huskies Get Hired to search for internships and jobs on and off campus. When a major or degree program is mentioned in a listing, it's followed by a U or G to indicate if the position is intended for undergraduate or graduate students.

Use your Z-ID and MyNIU password to log in to Huskies Get Hired. Your account will be activated a few weeks after you start at NIU. To request earlier access, email careerservices@niu.edu and include your name, Z-ID and phone number.

Share Your Success

Have you recently accepted an internship or job offer? Let us know by submitting a Huskie Success Reporting Form.

Career Counseling

You can schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with a career counselor to discuss your current situation and future goals. Your counselor can assist you with topics such as:

  • Identifying career/internship options and finding openings
  • Preparing for career fairs/interviews and building your network
  • Improving your resume, curriculum vitae, cover letter or LinkedIn profile

Schedule an Appointment

  1. Log in to NIU’s Navigate system with your Z-ID and MyNIU password.
  2. Click Schedule an Appointment.
  3. Select Student Services from the drop-down menu of appointment types.
  4. Select a service from the Service drop-down menu.
  5. Pick a date and click Find Available Time.
  6. Click on your preferred time.

After your initial appointment, you can continue to schedule appointments with the same counselor, up to once a week.

Law Students

We welcome you to schedule an appointment with us to discuss topics unrelated to law, such as exploring alternatives to a legal career. For guidance within the field of law, refer to the College of Law’s career services.

Career Events

We host an internship/job fair each fall and spring. Several meet-and-greet events with employers are also sponsored throughout the school year, by us and other campus departments. You’re welcome to attend these free events. At a recent career fair, more than 60% of employers indicated interest in both graduate and undergraduate students.

In addition, we conduct online workshops during the school year on topics like finding internships/jobs, using Huskies Get Hired and building your interview skills. These workshops are designed to benefit both undergraduate and graduate students.

View upcoming career events.

Additional Resources

The Career Services Learning Lab contains links to articles, videos and other resources on a variety of career topics. To access these resources, log in to Blackboard, select Organizations and scroll to the Career Services Learning Lab.

You can also explore the Graduate School’s professional development and career resources, including Beyond Graduate School, a free online platform that can help with your job search.

Contact Us

Career Services
Peters Campus Life Building 220
815-753-1642
CareerServices@niu.edu

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Spring 2024 Drop-in Hours

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30–11:45 a.m.,
2:30–4:15 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m.–2:15 p.m.

  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Elevator pitch guidance
  • Guided tours of Huskies Get Hired

No appointment necessary for 15-minute drop-in services. First come, first served. Bring a printed copy of your resume or cover letter for your review.

Appointments and Consultations

If you're a current student, you can schedule an appointment via Navigate. If you're alumni or faculty/staff, please complete this form and we will get back to you promptly.

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