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We are currently accepting USOAR proposals! Share your idea for a research or artistry project with a faculty member. Once the faculty member has approved your idea, complete a proposal and submit it to ugresearch@niu.edu.  Please be sure to include all supplemental materials with your proposal.  Proposals are due by 11:59pm CST on Friday, October 3, 2014 for the fall semester and 11:59pm CST on Friday, February 6, 2015 for the spring semester.  

How can I learn more about USOAR?

To learn more about USOAR, visit www.niu.edu/usoar or attend a workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. in Altgeld Hall, Room 100, on Sept. 17 or 18 (for Fall 2014) or Dec. 3, 4, Jan. 13 or 14 (for Spring 2015).


Mentor Matching Engine

NIU is proud to be one of the 15 pilot schools and organizations to participate in the Illinois Science & Technology Institute's new Mentor Matching Engine program. The Mentor Matching Engine is being undertaken to help match high school students with mentors in STEM fields. The goal of the Mentor Matching Engine is to increase the number of students enrolling in postsecondary education in R&D majors. Want to become a Mentor? Learn more..

Fall 2014 Graduate School Preparation Seminar 

Join us for the Fall 2014 Graduate School Preparation Seminar Date: Saturday, September 27th, from 8:30am to 1:00pm. At: the Yordon Center, McCareins Classroom. Gain vital information on finding and applying to the right graduate school for you. The Grand Prize will be a GRE Test Waiver generously provided by the Career Services

Fall 2014 GRE Basics Workshops

Dates: Wednesday September 24 from 1:30-3:30pm, Tuesday October 21 from 4:00-6:00pm, and Friday November 14 from 12:30-2:30pm.  3 sessions will be held in Altgeld Hall, room 125. The GRE Basics Workshop aims to provide basic GRE preparation for students. Each of the sessions will focus on a different portion of the GRE, from introducing students to the test itself, to sessions on verbal and quantitative reasoning. Students planning to take the GRE are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible, although it is not required to attend all sessions.  Students will recieve the GRE Test Prep book (valued at $40).

Internship opportunities available for CAHE students

The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning are seeking Master's and Doctoral level students in the Counseling, Adult and Higher Education program to serve as interns for a semester.  

  • For more information, view a description of the internship opportunities here.
  • To apply for an internship, download the application here.**We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 semester.*