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.

Additional Self-guided Tools

Career Pathway Dashboard

Optimize your career pathway by using this interactive tool to search occupations, skills, employers, and regional demand. The dashboard aligns NIU departments and academic programs with the current labor market at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels. Use real-time data from 3.4 million job postings analyzed by Emsi Burning Glass to inform your curricular decisions as well as prepare application materials for an internship or full-time position. NIU students, faculty and staff can access the Career Pathway Dashboard through SharePoint using their 0365 accounts.

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

Hours of Operation

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

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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