More than 1,000 faculty, staff and students had their professional portraits taken by NIU’s Institutional Communications photography staff at Career Services’ fairs last year.
These portraits offer a professional first impression on LinkedIn, whether you are just starting your career or looking to expand your network. Additionally, they can be used on Outlook to put a friendly face to your name.
“We understand the importance of having a professional photo in today’s digital age and are pleased to offer annual opportunities to faculty, staff and students,” says Taylor Hayden, assistant director of digital content in Institutional Communications.
“The most efficient way for us to continue to offer this service is to invite faculty and staff to attend the photo booth at the career fairs,” says Hayden. “With two in the fall and three in the spring, faculty and staff will have five convenient opportunities annually to have their photos taken.”
Institutional Communications will have photo booths at the IT/STEM Career Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 19, and the Fall 2018 Internship and Job Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Appointments are not necessary and future dates for photos booths in the spring will be published during the fall semester.
Better Because of our Campus Partners
Part of the success of the photo booth at the career fairs is the collaboration and partnership between Institutional Communications and Career Services.
“We appreciate our partners in Career Services, and we look forward to finding other ways to collaborate on key events and programs in the future,” says Hayden.
Document Services is another key partner, as they manage all photo reprinting services. Faculty, staff and students can now take advantage of the Document Services Storefront to order prints of photos.