Two NIU staff members have reported individuals handing out supposed “internship” information and asking students to provide information on an “interest card.” The incidents occurred at Wirtz Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and at Reavis Hall 201 on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
These are not NIU-sanctioned activities. The individuals are not working for or with Career Services and employer partners with the university do not make cold-calls, especially inside of classrooms.
Should this situation occur, students should not provide any information.
If you also have experienced this situation recently, please email CareerServices@niu.edu immediately with “Suspicious internship info” as the subject line of the message. Please include the date and location of the class, as well as the name of the person and organization (if you obtained that information).
Career Services provides tips and resources related to job scams at scamprotect.niu.edu. Please consider sharing this link with your students via e-mail, especially if your class has had interaction with individuals purporting to offer internships.
Career Services collaborates with instructors to connect students with employer partners in classrooms. These arrangements are made in advance and instructors are aware in advance of when to expect such activity.
Thank you for your help to protect our students from potential job-related scams.