Spring career fairs and preparation workshop coming in February

Job-Fair-PortraitNIU’s spring 2017 career events offer students and job seekers the chance to impress and network with potential employers. This spring features NIU’s Internship Fair, Full-Time Job Fair and Educators’ Job Fair.

A “Career Fair and Internship Prep Workshop,” offered through NIU Career Services, is planned to help students in preparing for the career events.

Career Fair Success Tips

  • Research the companies.
  • Rehearse elevator speeches.
  • Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.
  • Perfect your interview skills.
  • Use NIU’s job search system, Huskies Get Hired, where employers find new talent for jobs and internships and where NIU students can create, upload and publish their resumes.

For more information, call 815-753-1641 or email careerservices@niu.edu.

Internship Fair
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., NIU Convocation Center

More than 100 employers will be present to connect with NIU students from all majors seeking internships. A list of participating employers can be viewed at careerfairs.niu.edu.

Admission and parking is free for this event. Huskie Bus routes 2R and 2L are also available. Students can pre-register online at careerfairs.niu.edu; pre-registration is not required to attend. Dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume.

Full-Time Job Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., NIU Convocation Center

More than 175 employers will be present to connect with NIU students/alumni from all majors seeking full-time jobs. A list of participating employers can be viewed at careerfairs.niu.edu.

Admission and parking are free for all current NIU students and alumni. Huskie Bus routes 2R and 2L are also available. Students can pre-register online, but pre-registration is not required. Dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume.

Educators’ Job Fair
Monday, Feb. 27, NIU Convocation Center

Open session from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for NIU students and alumni; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for other candidates. From 1:30 to 4 p.m. there will be pre-scheduled interviews by invitation only.

Admission is free for NIU students and alumni and $10 for all other candidates. Pre-registration is available online. Dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. A list of participating employers can be viewed at careerfairs.niu.edu.

More than 100 employers are registered to attend the fair and are in search of NIU students who desire careers in the field of education.

Career Fair & Internship Prep Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Holmes Student Center Sky Room

This preparation workshop is designed to help students make the most of the internship and job fairs by providing strategies for connecting with employers and making the best possible first impression. Career Services professionals and employers will assist students with putting the final touches on their elevator pitches and share strategies on finding, researching, preparing for and interviewing for internship opportunities.

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