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NIU Career Fairs Spring 2015
When representatives from State Farm’s corporate offices visited NIU recently to talk internships, the delegation did not include job recruiters. It was two of the insurance giant’s IT specialists who made the drive up I-39 from Bloomington. The group met not only with Cathy Doederlein, director of Internships and External Relations in NIU Career Services,...
Formal and informal educators will get to experience hands-on activities that they can easily incorporate into their own classes.
Robots in the classroom. Science-infused artwork. Digital storytelling. Teachers will learn how to make their classrooms more exciting by adding the arts to STEM to produce STEAM (science, technology, arts, engineering and math) during “STEAMing It Up,” a one-day conference at NIU’s Gabel Hall from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3. Bringing STEAM...
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What do you want to be when you grow up? Northern Illinois University’s STEM Outreach is hoping to help students answer that question by offering a variety of fun, hands-on summer camps that explore in-demand careers and concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. STEM Outreach and other STEM departments host camps from June through...
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NIU’s PI Academy for Research and Engagement will bring nine world-class scholars to campus next month for public presentations on their research efforts and to provide mentoring to select junior faculty. “These scholars represent a considerable amount of intellectual firepower, and another 11 such scholars will be visiting campus throughout the year,” said PI Academy...
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Eight undergraduate students participated in the ninth annual Out for Work career conference for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally (LGBTQA) community. Over the two-day event held Sept. 28 and 29 at the University of Illinois-Chicago, students experienced workshops led by leaders from LGBTQA-affirming companies such as Lockheed-Martin, Google, Boeing and Clorox. Students...
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NIU will host mental health providers from the DeKalb community and Chicago suburbs Friday, Aug. 30, for a conference focused on the needs of the transgender population. The conference is a collaborative effort between the Counseling & Student Development Center and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center. Over the past few years, transgender identity...
How can U.S. teachers build the coming generation of U.S. students do to build STEM pipelines? NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology introduced more than 30 middle and high school teachers of science, math and technology to engineering careers through an ASM Materials Science professional development program. The program, which inspires and motivates teachers...
The student chapter of the American Marketing Association in the Northern Illinois University College of Business recently received a $5,000 grant from the Target Corporation. The money will fund scholarships for students majoring in marketing. The college’s Department of Marketing has a long-standing relationship with Target, and many graduates of the program begin their careers...
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Women represent more than half of the labor pool in the United States. While a number have risen to top levels in corporate U.S.-based organizations, statistically they are exceptions at the executive levels and in boardrooms. Even when women reach the uppermost echelons in business, they seldom become members of “The Club” to which their...
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If you had a time machine, you might go back and make smarter decisions to improve your financial future. We’re not talking about picking winning lottery numbers or inventing Facebook before Mark Zuckerberg, but about everyday decisions that would safeguard you against recession — spending responsibly, understanding the stock market, avoiding credit traps and foreclosures....