Experience calls: Fall career fairs, workshops planned

NIU Spring Internship Fair: Feb. 17, 2015NIU’s fall 2015 career events offer students and job-seekers the chance to impress and network with potential employers.

This fall features NIU’s annual Internship Fair, Full-time Job Fair, and Graduate and Professional School Fair.

Thanks to NIU Career Services, help in preparing for the career events is available. A pair of workshops are planned to help students: “Career Fair Prep Workshop” and “ABCs of Getting an Internship.”

CAREER FAIR SUCCESS TIPS

Research the companies. Rehearse elevator speeches. Dress professionally. Bring plenty of résumés. 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 résumés.

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

CAREER FAIRS

Graduate & Professional School Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center

Students, alumni and community members interested in graduate and professional school can visit with recruiters to gather information about these programs. Don’t miss this once-per-year opportunity to talk directly with graduate and professional school recruiters from the convenience of NIU’s DeKalb campus. Admission is free for this event; dress is casual; résumés are not required.

Internship Fair
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, NIU Convocation Center

More than 90 employers will be present to connect with NIU students seeking internships. A list of participating employers is available online. Admission is free for this event; students can pre-register online, but pre-registration is not required.

Full-time Job Fair
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, NIU Convocation Center

More than 200 employers will be present to connect with NIU students/alumni seeking full-time jobs. A list of participating employers is available online. Admission is free for all current NIU students and alumni to attend; students can pre-register online, but pre-registration is not required.

NIU Spring Internship Fair: Feb. 17, 2015PRE-FAIR PREPARATION
and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Practice Interview Week
Monday, Sept. 21, through Thursday, Sept. 24

This week is designed to help students improve their interviewing skills in a supportive and non-threatening environment. Thirty-minute interviews will be held with NIU Career Services’ employer partners and conducted in Room 260 of the Campus Life Building. Students will receive feedback on strengths and areas for improvement. Sign up is available through Huskies Get Hired.

Internship & Job Fair Prep Workshop
5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center

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 and 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.

ABCs of Getting an Internship Workshop (sponsored by Kohl’s)
4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center

You’ve decided you want an internship to be in your future – now plan your internship search. Come hear employers and former interns describe how you can increase your marketability as an intern candidate. FREE career books authored by keynote speaker Susan Caplan (“Marketing Yourself to the Real World: Internships”) will be given away to the first 100 attendees. Casual dress; all are welcome.

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