Now ‘hire’ this! Career Services plans spring job, internship events

NIU Career Fairs-Spring 2015NIU’s spring 2016 career events offer students and job-seekers the chance to impress and network with potential employers.

This spring features NIU’s annual Educators’ Job Fair, Internship Fair and Full-time Job 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.”

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

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.

CAREER FAIRS

Educators’ Job Fair
Monday, Feb. 22, NIU Convocation Center

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 résumé. A list of participating employers is available online.

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.

  • 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Open Session (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for non-NIU students/candidates)
  • 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-scheduled interviews by invitation only

NIU Spring Internship Fair: Feb. 17, 2015Internship Fair
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NIU Convocation Center

More than 100 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 to attend. Dress professionally, and bring several copies of your résumé.

Full-time Job Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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. Dress professionally,and bring several copies of your résumé.

PRE-FAIR PREPARATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Practice Interview Week

Career Services will host Practice Interview Week from Monday, Jan. 25, through Thursday, Jan. 28. This week is designed to help students improve their interviewing skills in a supportive and non-threatening environment.

Interviews will be held with NIU Career Services’ employer partners. Thirty-minute interviews will be conducted in the Campus Life Building Room 260. Students will receive feedback on strengths and areas for improvement. Sign-up is available through Huskies Get Hired.

NIU Career Fairs: Spring 2015Internship & Job Fair Prep Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 5 to 7 p.m.
Campus Life Building Room 100

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)
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room

You’ve decided you want an internship to be in your future – now plan your internship search! Come hear employers 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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