Career Services plans six spring events

Huskies Get Hired! – NIU’s job search system – is where employers find new talent for jobs and internships and where NIU students upload and publish their résumés. Visit www.niu.experience.com to kick-start your career-life after college.
Huskies Get Hired! – NIU’s job search system – is where employers find new talent for jobs and internships and where NIU students upload and publish their résumés. Visit www.niu.experience.com to kick-start your career-life after college.

NIU’s Spring 2012 career fairs offer students and job-seekers the chance to network with and impress potential employers.

Career Services will begin the season with two workshops in advance of the fairs: “ABCs of Getting an Internship” and the Career Fair Preparation Workshop.

Attendees are encouraged to be prepared by researching the companies, rehearsing elevator speeches, dressing professionally and bringing plenty of résumés.

Current students also will submit copies of their résumés as admission into the events.

For information about any career event, call (815) 753-1641 or email careerservices@niu.edu.

Internship Fair (Tuesday, Feb. 21)
ABCs of Getting an Internship Workshop (Thursday, Feb. 16)

Today, employers are relying on internships as an important source for identifying and hiring new talent. Whether you are a freshman student or senior, internships are essential for your career-life after college.

To help you prepare, Career Services will offer “ABCs of Getting an Internship” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday,  Feb. 16, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room.

Next, apply what you have learned at the Internship Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Convocation Center.

Admission is free, and all NIU students are encouraged to attend. Fifty-eight employers are scheduled to attend as of Jan. 26, and more are registering each day.

Full-Time Job Fair (Wednesday, Feb. 22)
Career Fair Preparation Workshop (Monday, Feb. 13)

Seniors and alumni are invited to attend NIU’s Full-Time Job Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Convocation Center.

Admission is free for NIU students, $5 for NIU alumni and $10 for non-NIU candidates. One hundred and seven employers are scheduled to attend as of Jan. 26, and more are registering each day.

Career Services will offer a Career Fair Preparation Workshop to help NIU students learn about getting the most out of the career fairs and putting their best foot forward with potential employers. This spring’s workshop will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building.

Mid-America Educators’ Job Fair (Monday, Feb. 27)
(for teacher certification students)

NIU will host the Mid-America Educators’ Job Fair Monday, Feb. 27.

Times for NIU students and NIU alumni are as follows:

  • Open session — 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Scheduled interviews by invitation only — 1 to 3 p.m.

Times for non-NIU students:

  • Open session — 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Scheduled interviews by invitation only — 1 to 3 p.m.

Admission is free for NIU students and alumni and $10 for all other candidates.

Pre-registration for this event is required. Instructions for pre-registering are available online.

Retail Leadership Expo (Thursday, March 29)

Retail Leadership Expo 2011Career Services will host the second annual Retail Leadership Expo from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center.

Admission is free. Pre-registration is required and will begin in February at www.gethired.niu.edu.

Attractive career options in the retail sector are causing college students to engage in a robust career and hiring environment. We’re not talking about your teenage retail jobs!

According to a recent study published by the National Retail Federation, one in five Americans has a rewarding career within retail sector.

Identified hiring needs:

  • merchandising;
  • retail operations (stores, field);
  • merchandise planning;
  • store associates;
  • finance;
  • information technology;
  • inventory management;
  • human resources;
  • marketing and advertising;
  • logistics and transportation;
  • multi-channel e-commerce; and
  • catalog.
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