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Contact: Mary Myers, NIU Career Services
(815) 753-7169

September 28, 2009

Career fairs scheduled in October
will help students seeking jobs, internships

DeKalb, Ill. — Students looking for a major-related career experience prior to graduation or to jump-start their career plans are encouraged to attend the annual career fairs at Northern Illinois University.

The Internship Fair is Wednesday, Oct. 7, and the Job Fair is Wednesday, Oct. 14. Both fairs are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and held at NIU’s Convocation Center.

Admission to the Job Fair is free for NIU students, $5 for alumni and $10 for any non-NIU member. Admission to the Internship Fair is free to all. A résumé is required at the registration table for admittance to the fair. These are premier events for NIU student, providing opportunities to meet face-to-face with a wide array of potential full-time and internship employers prior to graduation.

A convenient shuttle service will be available for both fairs. The shuttle will run from the Holmes Student Center’s east door (Normal Road) to the Convocation Center.

These events provide an opportunity for NIU students to attend one of the region’s largest collegiate career fairs. More than 200 employers attend looking to hire interns and upcoming graduates enrolled in any NIU major.

The career fairs are student-centered learning events. Employer representatives provide students with information about job openings, internships and the interview process.

In addition to learning about employers, career fairs provide students the experience of approaching employers and presenting themselves as prospective employees in their chosen fields. Students should bring plenty of résumés to leave with the employers they meet. Dress for each event in business attire.

Students are encouraged to research participating employers before the career fairs either online or at the Career Resource Center. Information about the fairs, finding a job or an internship, writing a résumé or preparing for an interview can be found at the NIU Career Services Web site at www.niu.edu/careerservices. Students can schedule appointments with career counselors on NIU’s campus or by calling (815) 753-1642.

The NIU Career Resource Center, in Campus Life Building 235, provides walk-in student resume critiques, practice interviews, and researching employers through its Web server Victor eRecruiting. For a list of Job Fair preparation workshops, call (815) 753-7238.

Career Services is a division of Student Affairs and is located in Campus Life Building 220.

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