Career Counseling & Exploration

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Choose Majors & Careers

  • Meet with a Career Counselor
  • FOCUS 2 (Career guidance system that can help you with academic and career decision-making).
  • Major Weblinks - Career sites related to specific majors & general interest sites for job seekers
  • Career Services Guide (pdf)
    This 32-page guide contains extensive job search information relevant to all majors. Sample Items: a four-year plan for selecting and preparing a career, a list of action words to use on your résumé, first impressions and interview manners, difference between a behavioral vs. traditional interview, interview attire, questions you should be prepared to answer, and much more.

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Find Internships & Jobs

You've seen other web-based job sites; this one is specific to NIU!

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Get Experience

Paid internships working in Career Services (Career Services Interns) Find out more>>

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Meet Employers

  • Meet Employers Visiting NIU to Recruit Students - Campus Recruiting Program
  • Find out when employers are coming to the campus by using Campus Recruiting Time Table for the Fall and Spring

Career Counseling at NIU

Professional counselors assist students and alumni with all aspects of the job search: establishing a career plan, preparing a résumé, identifying potential employers, and a variety of other career-related concerns. Mock interviews can also be scheduled to help in your preparation.

Career Decision-Making

  • Counseling students in self-exploration
  • Assistance in exploring career options
  • Counseling on how to overcome career obstacles

Experiential Education

  • Help finding and preparing for an experiential learning experience
  • Support and intervention, as needed, during the experience
  • Provide opportunities for students to reflect upon the experience

Plans For After Graduation

  • Assistance preparing for and finding full-time employment
  • Guidance on the development of entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Assistance in selecting a Graduate School
  • Aid in pursuing other career-related options

Current students and alumni are asked to send any questions or comments to