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The college a student chooses to attend should reflect that student’s goals and aspirations as well as personality. With that in mind, Northern Illinois University is hosting a Columbus Day open house Monday, Oct. 8, to help prospective freshmen and transfer students find the right fit. “The open house is a perfect opportunity to explore...
NIU’s fall career fairs begin Tuesday, Oct. 2. The annual “NIU Helps Huskies Get Hired” events offer students and job-seekers the chance to network and to impress potential employers. Fall 2012 features NIU’s annual Graduate & Professional School Fair, Internship Fair and Full-time Job Fair as well as two workshops to help job candidates get...
Matt Cardwell (left) and Frank Naeymi-Rad, CEO and chairman of the board at IMO.
Most Ph.D. students in math never think about working for a major corporation or federal agency as part of their program. Doctoral students normally worry about qualifying exams, writing their dissertations and obtaining careers in academia. At NIU, however, students are involved in a unique plan of studies. The Applications Involvement Component (AIC) of the...
NIU career fair crowd
Why is sophomore mechanical engineering major J.C. Collins going to the Spring 2012 career fairs? “At the last job fair, an Enterprise manager remembered my face from before. She invited me to apply for a job. Then, she introduced me to their regional manager, who after having a brief conversation with me, told me he’d...
Photo of an autumn campus tour at NIU
Attendance soared 25 percent at NIU’s open house in October. The rise in turnout suggests there is increased interest in the school and its vision to be the most student-centered public research university in the Midwest and to grow enrollment to 30,000 by 2020. President John Peters this fall announced his ambitious plan to boost...
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Intercollegiate Athletics is continuing its partnership with two NIU graduate programs to provide unique educational internship opportunities for graduate students. Students from NIU’s Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE) who are pursuing their master’s of science degrees and students from the College of Law can spend an academic semester or year within the...
Internship Fair
It’s never too soon to prepare for life after college. Students looking to get head starts on their career searches will have the chance to speak with potential employers during career fairs sponsored by NIU Career Services. Students seeking internship opportunities can speak with representatives from 73 varying companies at the NIU Internship Fair from...
NIU students are invited to apply for the university’s annual congressional internship program in Washington, D.C. The highly competitive program will provide five 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 2012. Each student will intern for a...
It’s safe to say NIU students Adam Turchioe of Wheaton and Phillip Jagielo of Westmont are on cloud nine. The pair of meteorology students landed internships with arguably the most respected weatherman in the business: Tom Skilling of WGN-TV, WGN Radio 720 and Chicago Tribune fame. Turchioe, a junior, and Jagielo, a senior, have worked behind...
Hugo Jacobo
NIU senior political science major and honors student Hugo Jacobo is interning this spring in Washington, D.C., with Congressman Luis Gutierrez, for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. According to the institute’s website, the purpose of the internship is to “expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting...
NIU Internship Fair
One sure sign that warm weather is on the way is the annual NIU Spring Internship Fair, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Convocation Center. Seventy employers from the Chicago area will take part in this year’s fair, said Diane Hart, campus and employer relations specialist with...
Dr. Otieno with students
An announcement this week from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching confirmed what most at Northern Illinois University already knew: NIU excels in providing students opportunities for engaged learning. “NIU always has prided itself on working to ensure that the knowledge we share and produce is relevant and enhances the world around us,”...
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