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NIU Career Services will host a forum for faculty and staff on promoting internships at the university. Discussion topics include current internship systems at NIU, the multiple resources students can use to locate internships and an update on legal issues impacting internships. The forum is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15....
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Erik Rodgers, a graduate student from the math department at NIU, somewhat reluctantly admits that math is often a solitary discipline. For those who’ve seen “Good Will Hunting” too, too many times, the math student – especially the math graduate student – who comes to mind is a lean, pale lad or lass hunkered down...
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NIU students are invited to apply for the university’s annual congressional internship program in Washington, D.C. The highly competitive program, open to all majors, will provide four students with the opportunity to live, learn and work in the heart of the nation’s capital. The program runs from late May through early August 2014. Each student...
NIU Career Fairs
OK, who’s ready to work? NIU’s fall 2013 career events offer students and job-seekers the chance to network and to impress potential employers. This autumn features NIU’s annual Graduate & Professional School Fair, Internship Fair and Full-time Job Fair. Meanwhile, two workshops are planned to help students prepare: “ABCs of Getting an Internship” and “Navigating the...
Student Recreation Center
Campus Recreation will launch a new internship program during the Spring 2014 semester. The program is designed to offer students a practical application experience, thus bridging the gap between the academic setting and career goals and aspirations. Campus Recreation interns will be given the opportunity to learn about the foundation of the department and program...
Erik Van Dusen
When graduate student and geology major Erik Van Dusen had the opportunity to secure an internship in his field this past summer, he dug in. Van Dusen had the pleasure of interning in Alabama with IMERYS, a large mining and mineral resources company that has hired some NIU graduates before. Through his studies, he looks...
As Lindsey Rodriguez wandered through Watson Hall, she was compelled to stop at a poster that caught her interest. The poster was an advertisement for a highly competitive two-month internship in Los Angeles with the Academy of Television and Sciences. Only 20 students are awarded the nationwide internship, but delighted by the prospect of rubbing...
Cathy Doederlein
Cathy Doederlein, internship coordinator for the humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, spent a lot of time on campus growing up: “I definitely consider myself a kid of the university,” she says. Both of her parents, Sue and Arthur Doederlein, came to the area in 1969. Since then, the Doederlein name has...
NIU Career Fairs
In an economy where we hear weekly about how bad the job market is, students might ask themselves, “What’s the point of going to the Career Fairs?” Career Services has an answer for job seekers: “Because it will help them get their names out there and put a face to the resume.” The Convocation Center...
NIU career fair crowd
The holidays have begun, final exams are fast-approaching and winter break isn’t far behind. Nonetheless, staff in NIU Career Services have an important message for students from freshmen to seniors: The time to start thinking about spring semester career fairs is now. NIU’s spring 2013 career fairs offer students the chance to network and impress...
Two NIU broadcast students spent this past summer preparing for their future careers by interning with professionals at ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV). One student, senior Jorge Rodas, spent 11 weeks shadowing reporter Evelyn Holmes and even got a chance to record an anchor reel as though he were doing a live broadcast. Although it never...
NIU Career Services will host the ABCs of Getting an Internship Workshop in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center from 5 to 7 p.m. today. “This workshop will feature both an employer panel that will discuss the value of an internship as well as help students gain insight into what employers are looking...
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