Career Services Resources

From exploring majors to preparing for interviews, our resources are ready when you are. We've got you covered with guidance and tools for each part of our career success formula:

  • Confident Choices: Finding the right major/minor and career path.
  • Qualifications: Building skills and experiences for a desired career.
  • Search Skills: Pursuing an internship, job and/or graduate program.
  • Connections/Support: Getting the support needed to reach career goals.

Prepare for Your Career with Braven

NIU has an ongoing partnership with Braven, a non-profit organization that empowers college students with the skills, networks, experience and confidence to land a strong job or internship. Students who participate in the Braven program are outpacing their peers in attaining a strong job out of college.

Additional Self-guided Tools

Career Services Learning Lab

Looking for a treasure box of career information? Visit the Career Services Learning Lab on Blackboard. The Learning Lab features videos and articles on resume writing, interviewing, LinkedIn, career fair preparation and job search planning.

To access this material, select "Organizations" from your Blackboard menu and scroll to the Career Services Learning Lab.

NACE Career Readiness

Career readiness is defined by eight competencies that are highly sought after in new graduates by employers. NACE has put together some great information that explains the competencies. Check out their website and handout (PDF) for more info.

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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