Throughout the year hundreds of students participate in JobsPLUS through the program’s network of academic, employer, and extracurricular partners. Since our definition of “in school” has shifted to mean remote learning for the remainder of the semester, JobsPLUS has responded by making a series of important events available online.
“Though we have offered online content before, like many staff members across campus we are learning more each day and getting acclimated with a variety of tools to help us support students remotely,” said Chad Glover, director of JobsPLUS. “We are very fortunate that our program has an extensive network of on-campus and off-campus partners and collaborators who have rallied to help us put together the online events we are offering.”
Workshops and presentations on topics covering career growth, conflict management, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and others will be part of the online JobsPLUS programming available to all students.
“Many students participate in JobsPLUS on paid work time with permission of their employer, through a class they are taking, or to help fulfill a graduation requirement,” Glover said. “We wanted to try to offer as much online programming as we could to help offset the loss of in-person programs and events that would have occurred the rest of the semester.”
Similar to a JobsPLUS in-person event, Glover said students will gain knowledge and build skills that will help them now and as they move into their career.
“Many of the events will also double as a way for them to connect with other students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and employer partners,” Glover said. “We have over 300 registrants since we posted the online events a little over a week ago and the list grows each day.”
Stay connected with the latest JobsPLUS events and register to participate online at go.niu.edu/jobsplusevents.
|Here are some exciting JobsPLUS online offerings for spring semester. Content is available in Blackboard Collaborate. Additional events will be added as they are finalized.|
March 31 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
April 1 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
April 2 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
April 7 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
April 8 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
April 14 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 15 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
April 16 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
April 16 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
April 21 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
April 21 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.