About Us

Mission Statement

Career Services is a centralized department for Northern Illinois University within the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Our mission is to foster career development by providing comprehensive services to educate and empower students to make lifelong diverse career choices through career exploration and job search skills training. We provide experiential education and job opportunities that incorporate critical thinking, creativity and communication skills. We utilize the "Shared Governance" approach to decision making by including students in assessing their expectations, experiences, and learning outcomes. Career Services provides a bridge for a successful transition between academia and the global community through leadership, multifaceted partnerships, and supporting the institution’s objectives.

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Our Services

Career Fairs

Student speaks with potential employer at career fair

These events allow students and alumni to connect with potential employers, internships, and graduate or professional programs.  Find out more >>

Career Resource Center (CRC)

Career resource center

The Career Resource Center offers several resources to prepare students and alumni for interviewing and pursuing their career path. Find out more >>

Career Support

Our office is committed to helping students achieve their personal career goals. To support this endeavor, we offer: 

  • Individual career counseling
  • Résumé and cover letter preparation
  • Credential services for educators
  • Classroom and other workshops on interviewing, networking, job search strategies, business dining etiquette, and career-decision making
  • Practice interviews
  • Internships and Co-ops
  • Online postings for internships, part-time jobs, and full-time employment
  • Well-trained staff with a range of specialties to encourage career growth

Find out more about our services by exploring our website, or contact us at careerservices@niu.edu.