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Get a job: Fall career fairs begin Oct. 2

September 17, 2012

NIU Job Fair: February 2012NIU’s fall career fairs begin Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The annual “NIU Helps Huskies Get Hired” events offer students and job-seekers the chance to network and to impress potential employers.

Fall 2012 features NIU’s annual Graduate & Professional School Fair, Internship Fair and Full-time Job Fair as well as two workshops to help job candidates get ready: “ABCs of Getting an Internship and the Internship Fair” and “Job Fair & Interview Preparation Workshop.”

Attendees are encouraged to come prepared to the fairs by researching the companies, rehearsing elevator speeches, dressing professionally and bringing plenty of résumés. Current students also will need to submit copies of their résumés as admission into the events.

Students also can use the NIU’s “Huskies Get Hired!” job search system. Students can create and upload their résumés, publish their résumés to résumé books; employes use the site to find new talent for jobs and internships.

NIU Internship Fair: February 2012Graduate & Professional School Fair
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thinking about graduate school or professional school after earning your bachelor’s degree? Recruiters from across the United States will attend NIU’s Graduate & Professional School Fair in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center.

Dress is casual; résumés are not required. The event is free.

ABCs of Getting an Internship Workshop
Monday, Oct. 15, 5 to 7 p.m.
Holmes Student Center Regency Room

Employers rely 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.

Author Susan Caplan will share tips about how to market yourself from her current book; free copies of the book go to the first 150 students who attend. Participants also will hear employers discuss the value of internships and what they seek in candidates and liisten to current students share their internship experiences and successes.

The event is sponsored by Kohl’s.

Job Fair & Interview Preparation Workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5 to 7 p.m.
Campus Life Building, Room 100

NIU Job Fair: February 2012Internship Fair
Tuesday, Oct. 23

Full-time Job Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 24

Apply what you have learned at NIU’s Internship Fair and Full-time Job Fair. Both events take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy.

Admission to both events is free for all current NIU students. Admission is $5 for alumni and $10 for non-NIU job-seekers.

For more helpful tips and information, visit, call (815) 753-1641 or email [email protected].