Career Services announces career fairs and a preparation workshop for fall 2016

career-fairs-centerpieceNIU’s fall 2016 career events offer students and job-seekers the chance to impress and network with potential employers. This fall features NIU’s Internship Fair and Full-time Job Fair, both are for all majors. A “Career Fair and Internship Prep Workshop,” offered through NIU Career Services, is planned to help students in preparing for the career events.

To enhance your opportunities for success at the Career Fair, students are encouraged to research the companies, rehearse elevator speeches, dress professionally, bring plenty of résumés and practice your interview skills. Job seekers are also encouraged to make use of 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. 

To jump-start the career fair process, Career Services will be offering a Career Fair & Internship Prep Workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 5-7 p.m., at the Campus Life Building, Room 100. This preparation workshop is designed to help students make the most of the internship and job fairs by providing strategies for connecting with employers and making the best possible first impression with employers seeking to hire Huskies! Career Services’ professionals and employers will assist students with putting the final touches on their elevator pitches and share strategies on how to find, research, prepare and interview for internship opportunities.   

The Internship Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct.18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the NIU Convocation Center. At this fair, more than 100 employers will be present to connect with NIU students seeking internships. A list of participating employers can be viewed at careerfairs.niu.edu.

Admission and parking are free for this event. Students can pre-register online at careerfairs.niu.edu; pre-registration is not required to attend. Remember to dress professionally and bring several copies of your résumé.

The Full-time Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the NIU Convocation Center. At this event, more than 175 employers will be present to connect with NIU students/alumni seeking full-time jobs. A list of participating employers can be viewed at careerfairs.niu.edu.

Admission and parking are free for all current NIU students and alumni. Students can pre-register online, but pre-registration is not required. Again, dress professionally and bring several copies of your résumé.

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

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