Career Advising and Workshops

Making decisions about your academic and professional paths can be overwhelming. By using our services to explore majors and careers, your future will come into focus. Make an appointment to get personalized career advising, practice your interview skills and much more. We also provide free access to online career testing.

In addition, we provide career advising to alumni and partner with faculty/staff to deliver career-related workshops to classes, student organizations and departments.

Appointments for Students

We offer several kinds of appointments to meet your needs:

  • Career check-up (a quick session for UNIV 101/102 students and those new to NIU)
  • Career advising (a longer, personalized session)
  • LinkedIn profile review
  • Mock interview
  • Resume review

Learn more about career advising appointments.

Services for Faculty and Staff

Career Services welcomes the opportunity to partner with you for career-related course assignments and presentations to your class or student organization. Send your inquiry to so that we may refer your request to the appropriate staff member.

Career Help Desk

The advisors at the career help desk can answer your quick questions about our services and events. They can also help you get started with career planning if you're not sure where to begin.

The career help desk is located in the Career Services office or another convenient location on campus. It's open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., when fall/spring classes are in session. Check our website or contact us for the current hours and location.

Services for Alumni

Online career advising services (through Microsoft Teams) are available for three years after your graduation from NIU. Email for career assistance. Include your name, year of graduation and a brief summary of the kind of career assistance you need. All alumni have lifetime access to Huskies Get Hired and career fairs.

Contact Us

Career Services
220 Campus Life Building

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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