Student Resources

From exploring majors to preparing for interviews, our resources are ready when you are.

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From personality assessments to career searches, Steppingblocks Digital Career Counselor can help you build your career game plan.

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Braven/UNIV 301

Our leadership and career accelerator course can help you gain the skills, networks, experience and confidence to land a strong job or internship.

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Explore Majors and Careers

Find out how your major relates to possible careers and learn more about job titles and internships held by NIU students.

Focus 2 Career

Focus 2 Career can help you choose your major and career with confidence. Complete the free career assessments in this self-guided online resource to connect your interests, values and skills with academic and career options.


Resumes and Cover Letters

Find examples, tips and checklists to help you create a resume and cover letter that will help you land that great job.

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Find Jobs and Internships

Here, you will find planning and search tools to help you find jobs and internships that are best suited for your career path.

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Interview Preparation

Get helpful interview tips, learn about effective questions to ask and schedule a practice interview to be prepared for your job interview.

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Exam Test Preparation

Learn about free practice test vouchers that will help you get ready for professional licensure exams.

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Graduate School Planning

Find out about how to evaluate graduate school options, application timetables, what to include in your essay and more, as you plan for graduate school.

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Graduate Student Resources

Graduate students, we are here to help! Find information on career counseling, searching for jobs, career-related events and additional helpful resources.

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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.

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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.

Share Your Success

NIU students and alumni: Tell us about your job, internship or grad school enrollment

Contact Us

Career Services
Peters Campus Life Building 220

Hours of Operation

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

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