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Employers want NIU student candidates for internships and jobs

August 23, 2017

Imagine employers knocking on your door to seek you out. Sound impossible? That’s just what employers and recruiters do by coming to NIU to meet with students and posting positions. There are two valuable resources to find internships and jobs: Huskies Get Hired and College Diversity Network (CDN).

Huskies Get Hired

Huskies Get Hired connects students who are seeking internships and jobs with employers who have open positions. Huskies Get Hired has additional functions that help students, employers and NIU faculty/staff.

All students are assigned Huskies Get Hired accounts, free of charge, during their first semester at NIU. Alumni can continue to use Huskies Get Hired after graduation.

Because Huskies Get Hired has so many features, it can take practice to use the system effectively. All users are encouraged to visit Career Services or call 815-753-1641 for assistance.

Students can begin using the following Huskies Get Hired features by logging in:

  • Search and apply for hundreds of internships, part-time and full-time jobs
  • Upload multiple resumes, cover letters and unofficial transcripts into a personal document repository
  • Schedule on-campus interviews
  • Publish resumes in a resume book so that employers can view your qualifications
  • Get labor market outlook information through the Career Explorer feature
  • Use the Career Advice feature to link to information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) about resumes, interviews, the job market, salaries and job search strategies

College Diversity Network

NIU has partnered with the College Diversity Network (CDN) to introduce you to companies looking to build a diverse and inclusive work environment. CDN’s job board houses employers from across the country that value workforce diversity.

Students can access the CDN to search and apply to jobs at organizations that value diverse talents, ideas and experiences; upload your resume; create alerts every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests and preferred location(s).

By using these tools you can begin exploring actual job postings, for internships and full-time jobs, from employers that have made the decision to recruit NIU students.