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Get a job: Fall career fairs begin Sept. 30

September 3, 2014

NIU Career FairsNIU’s fall career fairs begin Tuesday, Sept. 30.

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

New this year is a Junior Practice Interview Week., exclusively for junior-level students to improve their interviewing skills.

Fall 2014 also features NIU’s annual Graduate & Professional School Fair, Internship Fair and Full-time Job Fair.

Several workshops also are planned to help job candidates get ready: “Internship Search & Career Success Prep Workshops,” “ABCs of Getting an Internship and the Internship Fair” and “Career Fair 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.

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


NIU Career FairsInternship Search & Career Success Prep Workshops: Six topics to help prepare you for success

Workshops run three times each, starting Monday, Sept. 8. Registration and more information are available online.

  • It’s Your Choice: Which Career?
  • Know Your Skills
  • Résumé Development & Internship Search
  • Networking 101
  • Interview Preparation
  • Success During The Internship

Career Fair Preparation Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Campus Life Building

This preparation workshop is designed to help you make the most of the career fairs by providing strategies for engaging with employers at the fairs. Hear from Career Services’ professionals as well as current NIU students who have been successful at the fairs, on how you can make the best possible first impression with employers seeking to hire Huskies.

Registration is available online.

ABCs of Getting an Internship Workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Holmes Student Center Capitol Room

Whether you are a freshman or senior, internships are essential for your career. Come learn from expert panelists how to begin and prepare for your internship search. Free career books, authored by keynote speaker Susan Caplan, will be given away to the first 100 attendees.

The event is sponsored by Kohl’s. Registration is available online.


Graduate & Professional School Fair
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 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.

Internship Fair
Tuesday, Oct. 21

Full-time Job Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 22

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.