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Want to see how your major relates to possible careers? Review this list of majors and use the search box to help connect your major to a career that interests you.

Learn about possible job titles, internships obtained by NIU students, and employers who have hired NIU graduates from the major.

Arts, Media & Communications

Possible Job Titles
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Professor
  • Web Designer
  • Digital Designer
  • Artist
  • Art Therapist
  • Screen Printing Director
  • Medical/Technical Illustrator
  • Animator
  • Studio Artist
  • Book Illustrator
  • Art Teacher
  • Cartoonist
  • CAD Designer
  • Graphic Arts Technician
  • 3-D Artist
  • Interior Designer
  • Print Production Manager
  • Print Technician
  • Production Artist
  • Textile Designer
  • Art Director/Creative Director
  • Museum Curator
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Painter
  • Photographer
Possible Employers
  • Adult and Community Programs
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Apparel Manufacturers/Textile Mills
  • Art Studios
  • Auction Houses
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Corporate Medial Departments
  • Cultural Institutions
  • Design Firms
  • Department/Retail Stores
  • Federal/State/Local Government
  • Film/Motion Pictures
  • Galleries
  • Hospitals/Nursing Homes
  • Internet Media Companies
  • Interior/Commercial/Residential Design Firms
  • Jewelers
  • Libraries
  • Local Historical Societies
  • Magazines/Newspapers & Trade Publications
  • Media Production Companies
  • Museums
  • Non-Profit Organizations  
  • Photo Agencies & Studios
  • Print Shops
  • Private/Local Arts Councils
  • Public/Private Art Schools
  • Rehabilitation Centers K-12 Schools
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Ellwood House Museum
  • Equestrian Connection, Chicago
  • Disney World
  • Hoofprint Press
  • Northern Illinois University, Career Services
  • Northern Illinois University, Media Services
  • Warrenville Historical Society
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
Visual Communication (Graphic Design)
  • AbbVie
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Caterpillar
  • Chicago Sky
  • College of DuPage
  • ColorBurst Screen Printing
  • Deloitte
  • Epsilon
  • Fashion World
  • Ford
  • Google
  • Grainger
  • IBM
  • Illinois Institute of Art
  • Jockey International
  • John Deere Revolution Technologies
  • Knoed Creative
  • Luma Pictures
  • NEXT/NOW
  • Ogilvy & Mather
  • Optimus
  • PanCom International
  • Pepsi
  • Razorfish
  • State Farm
  • Think Kaleidoscope
  • Thirst
  • Upshot
  • VSA Partners
Illustration
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Animated Storyboards
  • Arc Worldwide
  • Atom Switch
  • Bradford Group
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Creata
  • Diadem Studios
  • Ellegro Learning Solutions
  • Emmi Solutions
  • Epic Games
  • Fox Entertainment
  • Groupon
  • iCanvas
  • id Software
  • IllFonic
  • Image Comics
  • Incentivefox
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Larson-Juhl
  • Martens & Kiefer Biovisualization
  • Pop! Goes the Icon
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Raven Software
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Scientific Games
  • Surge Innovations
  • The Onion
  • Think Kaleidoscope
  • Tootsie Roll Industries
  • UWorld
Art Education
  • Algonquin Middle School
  • Cambridge Lakes Charter School, Pingree
  • Carl Sandburg Junior High, Rolling Meadows
  • Chicago Math & Science Academy
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • DeKalb High School
  • Dundee Crown High School
  • East Denver High School, Colorado
  • Fox River Academy of Music & Art, Oswego
  • Franklin Middle School, Wheaton
  • Hanover Highlands Elementary School, Hanover Park
  • Holy Cross School, Batavia
  • Hsuan Chuang University, Taiwan
  • Louse White School, Batavia
  • Lyons Township High School
  • Lundahl Middle School, Crystal Lake
  • Metea Valley High School, Aurora
  • Naperville Central High School
  • Nequa Valley High School, Naperville
  • Oak Park Elementary School
  • Percy Julian Middle School, Oak Park
  • Plainfield High School
  • Reavis High School, Burbank
  • Robert Frost Middle School, Markham
  • Rockford Legacy Academy of Excellence
  • Rockford Public Schools
  • Romeoville High School
  • Schaumburg High School
  • St. Charles East High School
  • Thurgood Marshall School, Rockford
  • U46-Elgin, Elementary and High School
  • Uno Charter Schools, Chicago
  • Washington DC-CCPCS Charter School
  • Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora
  • Wheatland Elementary School, Oswego
  • Wheaton-Warrenville High School
Art History
  • Aldo Castillo Gallery
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Aspen Art Museum
  • Blue Orchid Studios
  • Chicago History Museum
  • College of DuPage
  • Field Museum
  • Fitzgerald APD
  • Linda Warren Projects
  • Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
  • Midwest Museum of Natural History
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • North Suburban Library District
  • Northern Illinois University Art Museum
  • Northwestern University Block Museum
  • OC Creative
  • POP!NK
  • St. Ambrose University Library
  • Stolen Space Gallery, London
  • True Spirit Art
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Studio Arts (Ceramics, Drawing, Sculpture, Fiber, Foundations, Metal, Painting, Photography, Printmaking)
  • Dean Harris Fine Jewelry, Inc.
  • House of Swanke Clothing
  • Jared Jewelry
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Boston University
  • California State University
  • Canadian Centre for Architecture
  • Cornell University
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Dominican University
  • Herron School of Art and Design - IUPUI
  • Louisiana State University
  • Miami of Ohio
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Notre Dame
  • Royal College of Art, London
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Temple University
  • Texas A&M – Corpus Christie
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kent, UK
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Washington University
  • Western Illinois University
Professional Associations
  • American Art Therapy Association
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • National Art Education Association
  • The Association of Art Museum Curators

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Administrative Analyst
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Advertising Manager
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Bill & Account Collectors
  • Communications Officer
  • Cultural Tutor
  • Development Coordinator
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Event Planner
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Human Resources, Training & Labor Relations Managers and Specialists
  • Insurance Sales Agents
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Non-Profit Marketing Coordinator
  • Property, Real Estate & Community Association Manager
  • Public Affairs Representative
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Real Estate Agent & Broker
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Service Representative
  • Sales Worker Supervisors
  • Speech Writer
  • Telemarketer
  • Travel Agent
Sample Employers
Organizational/Corporate and Communication, Culture & Advocacy
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Convention Centers
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Corporate Communications Departments
  • Economic Development Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Marketing Firms or Departments
  • News Media
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Political Office Holders
  • Political Parties
  • Public Relations Agencies
  • Real Estate Development Firms
  • Universities & Colleges
Media Studies
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Associated Press
  • Cable Systems
  • Catalog Firms
  • College & Universities
  • Film Studios
  • Industry Film Producers
  • Magazine Firms
  • Market Research Firms
  • Music Video Producers
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Program Production Studios
  • Public Relations Agencies
  • Radio Stations
  • Specialty Advertising Firms
  • Television Stations
  • Trade/Publishing Firms
  • Trade Associations
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Abbott Nutrition International
  • Batavia Television
  • C.H. Robinson
  • CDW
  • Central States Communication Association
  • Cherry Valley Police Department
  • City of DeKalb
  • City of DeKalb Public Access Television
  • Crawford Broadcasting
  • Crusader Community Health
  • DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Good Intentions
  • Greenlee Textron
  • Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen, P.C.
  • Hollister Inc.
  • Hub Group
  • Jewel Osco
  • Kiefer Sports Group
  • Kish Health Systems Foundation
  • Kohl’s
  • Latini-Hohberger Dhimantec
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • NIU Athletics – Marketing
  • NIU Creative Services Media
  • Northern Public Radio
  • Northern Star
  • Open Road Incredible Edibles
  • Santori Public Library of Aurora
  • Summer Film Camp (NIU)
  • Target
  • TCF Bank
  • UTC Aerospace
  • WIFR 23-CBS
  • Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office
  • WMAQ NBC5 Chicago
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Actress - SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists)
  • Anesthesia O.R. Scheduler Specialist - Froedtert & Medical Colleges of Wisconsin
  • Assistant Professor of Communication - Fresno State University
  • Assistant rental manager - Penske Truck Leasing
  • Baseball communications assistant - Minnesota Twins
  • Corporate account manager - Workplace Systems
  • Dean, Business & Social Sciences - Normandale Community College
  • Dean, Health & Industrial Technology - Prairie State College
  • Editor - Lugo Entertainment
  • Executive Producer - “Windy City Live,” WLS-TV
  • Event coordinator - Lido Beach Resort
  • Financial representative - Northwestern Mutual
  • General assignment reporter – WICS ABC 20
  • HR Team - Abbott
  • Instructional Designer – Kohl’s
  • Interim dean, Liberal Arts - William Rainey Harper College
  • Paralegal - Strow Law, LCC
  • Producer – Metromix
  • Producer/editor - Disney ABC Television Group
  • Production editor - Infinity Ward
  • Public speaker/consultant - Empowering Victims & Activists Alliance
  • Recruiter – Chase Professionals
  • Recruiting manager - Mark/Ryan Associates
  • Reporter – New England Cable News
  • Sales manager - U.S. Cellular
  • Videographer - National Safety Council
  • Web developer- TCS Education System
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • DePaul University
  • Indiana University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Robert Morris University
  • University of Illinois
Professional Associations
  • American Advertising Federation
  • American Communication Association
  • American Marketing Association
  • Asian American Journalists Association
  • Illinois News Broadcasters Association
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • National Communication Association
  • National Society of Hispanic Journalists
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Society of Broadcast Engineers
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • The International Association of Business Communicators

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
Business/Sales
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Attorney
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Media Buyer
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Property, Real Estate & Community Association Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Retail Manager
  • Staffing Recruiter
  • Sales Representative in Journalism & Publishing
Education
  • Admission Representative
  • College Student Affairs Specialist
  • College Faculty/Instructor
  • K-12 Teacher
  • K-12 Media Specialist
  • TESOL Instructor
Government/Social Services
  • Congressional Aide
  • Lobbyist
  • Local Government Administrator
  • Fundraising Specialist
  • Grant Writer
  • Non-Profit Program Manager
Digital Communications
  • Blogger
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Copywriter
  • Web Content Strategist
Resource Development/Management
  • Archivist
  • Cataloguer
  • Curator
  • Librarian
  • Research Assistant/Associate
Writing/Publishing
  • Children’s Literature Author
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Novelist
  • Proofreader
  • Reporter/Correspondent
  • Science Writer
  • Speech Writer
  • Technical Writer
Possible Employers
  • Advertising & Marketing Agencies
  • Book Publishers
  • Education
  • Financial Firms
  • Government
  • Hospitals
  • Lobbying Firms
  • Magazines
  • Media – Television Networks & Radio Stations
  • Medical Institutions
  • Newspapers
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Political Parties
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Industry
  • Website Developers
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation
  • NIU – Department of English
  • NIU – Media and Public Relations
  • NIU – Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • NIU – School of Theatre & Dance
  • NIU – STEM Outreach
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
Professional Associations
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • American Copy Editors Society
  • American Library Association
  • Association of American Publishers
  • Association of Magazine Media
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Public Relations Society of America – Suburban Chicago Chapter
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Society for Technical Communication

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Airline Employee
  • Arbitrator
  • Broadcaster/Journalist
  • Case Worker/Case Manager
  • College/University Faculty
  • Consultant
  • Copy Writer
  • Court Interpreter
  • Court Reporting and Broadcast Captioning
  • Cultural Tutor
  • Customer Service Telephone Interpreter
  • Customs and Border Patrol Agent
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Immigration/Naturalization Agent
  • International College Student Advisor
  • Interpreter
  • Language Analyst
  • Language Specialist - Federal
  • Lawyer
  • Linguist
  • News Writer, Reporter, Correspondent
  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer & Detective
  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
  • Proofreader
  • Relocation Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Secondary Education Teacher
  • Study Abroad Program Advisor/Coordinator
  • Teacher
  • Tour Guide
  • Travel Advisor
  • Travel Services/Booking Representative
Possible Employers
  • Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Airlines/Airports
  • American Schools Abroad
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Car Rental Agencies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Cruise Lines
  • Foreign Aid Agencies
  • Foreign News Agencies
  • Foreign Study Exchange Programs
  • Freelance Translation Services
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels/Motels/Resorts
  • Immigration Assistance Agencies
  • Import/Export Companies
  • International Banks
  • International Businesses
  • Language Schools
  • Law Firms Specializing in Immigration
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Peace Corps/VISTA/AmeriCorps
  • Religious and Volunteer Organizations
  • Retail Stores
  • Schools
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Tour and Excursion Companies
  • Trade Firms
  • Translation/Interpretation Firms
  • United Nations
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • US Customs and Border Patrol
  • US Department of State
  • US Social Security Administration
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Casa de Carina
  • College Works Painting
  • Conexión Comunidad
  • Entreamigos (Mexico)
  • Interpro Translation Solutions
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Love and Faith in Action
  • NIU – Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Aerotek
  • Casa Central: Hispanics Serving the Community
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Corporate Traveler USA
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • Erie Family Health Center
  • Grainger
  • Guerrero Howe
  • Hanna Andersson
  • IKEA
  • Kane County Health Department
  • Microsoft
  • Nevada State Democratic Party
  • Prairie State Legal Services Inc.
  • Rockford Public Library
  • St. Charles CUSD #303
  • Univar
  • YMCA
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Michigan State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professional Associations
  • American Association for Applied Linguistics
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • American Translators Association
  • International Association of Conference Interpreters
  • International Federation of Translators
  • International Medical Interpreters Association
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Midwest Association of Translators & Interpreters
  • Modern Language Association
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators
  • National Council on Interpreting in Health Care

Overview of Major

Sample Job Titles/Occupations
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, & Sales Managers
  • Archivist
  • Attorney
  • Book/Film Critic
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Communications Officer
  • Copy Editor
  • Copy Writer
  • Correspondent
  • Court Reporting & Broadcast Captioning
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Medical Writer
  • News Analysts, Reporters & Correspondents
  • News Writer/Editor/Producer
  • Newspaper Sales Representative
  • Novelist/Screenwriter
  • Paralegal
  • Photographers & Camera Operators
  • Public Affairs Representative
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Reporter/News Anchor                  
  • Speech Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Writers & Editors
Sample Employers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Broadcasting Agencies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Communication Departments
  • Corporations
  • Government Agencies
  • Magazines/Newspapers
  • Market Research Firms
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Political Parties
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Companies
  • School Districts
  • TV and Radio Stations
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Big Shoulders Digital Video Productions
  • Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See
  • Central States Communication Association
  • City of Chicago: Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
  • Comcast SportsNet
  • Exact Publicity
  • iHeart Media
  • Kishwaukee United Way (marketing)
  • Northern Public Radio WNIJ
  • Rochelle News Leader
  • The Daily 411
  • WIFR-TV (CBS)
  • WTHR-TV (NBC)
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Executive Producer – WLS-TV (ABC)
  • General Assignment Reporter – KDVR-TV (FOX)
  • Morning Show Producer – WREX-TV (NBC)
  • Multimedia Journalist – WNDU-TV (NBC)
  • News Producer – WYFF-TV (NBC)
  • News Producer – WBAY-TV (ABC)
  • News Producer – KWQC-TV (NBC)
  • News Producer – WIFR-TV (CBS)
  • News Reporter- KOLN-TV (CBS)
  • News Reporter - WBAY-TV (ABC)
  • News Reporter – WBND-TV (ABC)
  • News Reporter – WTVP-TV (ABC)
  • News Reporter – WCIA-TV (CBS)
  • On-Air Meteorologist - WIFR-TV (CBS)
  • Photographer/Editor – WTMJ-TV (NBC)
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • DePaul University
  • National Louis University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Illinois
  • University of North Texas
Professional Associations
  • American Press Institute
  • Association of Magazine Media
  • International Federation of Journalists
  • International Journalists' Network
  • Investigative Reports & Editors
  • The Journalistic Resource
  • Journalism and Women's Symposium
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • National Press Club Online
  • Radio and Television News Directors Association
  • American Society of Newspaper Editors
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • Asian American Journalists Association
  • National Society of Hispanic Journalists
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Illinois News Broadcasters Association

Overview of Major

Sample Job Titles/Occupations
  • Account Director
  • Arts Editor
  • Audio technician/engineer
  • Band Leader
  • Composer/Director
  • Creative Arts Pastor
  • Disc Jockey, Video Jockey, Radio Host
  • Editor/Writer
  • Entertainment Lawyer
  • Film Music Director/Editor
  • Label Manager
  • Multimedia Engineer
  • Music Administrator
  • Music Attorney
  • Music Critic
  • Music Journalist
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Marketing Professional
  • Music Producer
  • Music Publisher
  • Music References and Research Librarian
  • Music Sales Professional
  • Music Teacher/Professor
  • Music Therapist
  • Musical Director
  • Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
  • Musician
  • Performing Artist
  • Piano Technician (instrument restoration)
  • Production/Operations Coordinator
  • Promoter/Tour Manager/Publicist
  • Session Musician
  • Song or Jingle Writer
  • Special Events Organizer
  • Stage Manager
  • Studio Manager
  • Talent Acquisition Manager
Sample Employers
  • Amusement Parks
  • Booking/Talent Agencies
  • Cable Stations
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Concert Halls
  • Elementary/Secondary Schools
  • Film Studios
  • Freelance Firms
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Magazine Companies
  • Media firms/law firms
  • Music Companies
  • Music Stores
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Night Clubs
  • Orchestras
  • Publishing Companies
  • Record Producers
  • Recording Studios
  • Religious Organizations
  • Software Developers
  • Symphonies
  • Theatres
  • Travel & Tourism Department
  • TV & Radio Stations
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Augustana College
  • Big Hollow Middle School
  • Bright TALK
  • British School of Chicago
  • Brownbass Music (music production)
  • Dakota State University (instructor of audio production)
  • East Aurora School District
  • Exelon Corporation
  • Freeport School District
  • Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral
  • Interlake Corporation
  • Naperville Community Unit School District
  • North Shore School District
  • Palos Park Presbyterian Church
  • Pearson Learning Solutions
  • Plainfield Community Consolidated School District
  • Richmond-Burton Community High School
  • Underground Squirrel Studio (owner/entrepreneur)
  • Wells Fargo
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • City University of New York
  • Florida State University
  • Peabody Conservatory
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
Professional Associations
  • The Acoustical Society of America
  • American Music Therapy Association
  • The American Federation of Musicians
  • The College Music Society
  • Music Library Association
  • Music Teachers National Association
  • National Association for Music Education
  • National Band Association
  • Recording Industry Association of America
  • Society for Music Theory

Overview of Major

Sample Job Titles/Occupations
  • Acting Coach
  • Actor (Theatre, Film, Television)
  • Agent
  • Announcer for Television or Radio
  • Booking Agent
  • Business Manager
  • Casting Agent/.Director  
  • Communication Consultant
  • Development Associate
  • Dialect Coach
  • Director
  • Drama Coach
  • Entertainment Promoter
  • Producer
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Set Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Talent Manager
  • Voice-over-Artist
  • Writer/Playwright  
Sample Employers
  • Amusement and Theme Parks
  • Arts Councils
  • Colleges/Universities/Schools 
  • Community Organizations
  • Cruise Lines
  • Dance Companies
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Festivals
  • Film Studios
  • Performing Artist Troupes
  • Performing Arts Organizations
  • Production Companies
  • Radio Stations
  • Talent Agencies
  • Television/Cable Networks
  • Theaters
  • Touring Companies
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Adventure Stage Chicago
  • Goodman Theatre Chicago
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
  • Disney World, Orlando, FL
  • Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, ON
  • Center Stage Productions, South Holland, IL
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago
  • Steep Theatre Company Chicago
  • SummerNITE
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Northern Illinois University

Overview of Major

Sample Job Titles/Occupations
  • Agent
  • Assistant Dramaturg/Literary Manager
  • Assistant Technical Director
  • Associate Producer
  • Carpenter and Scenic Artist
  • Casting Director
  • Costume Designer
  • Director/Producer
  • Editor
  • Exhibit Designer 
  • Lighting Designer/Engineer
  • Make-Up artist
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Production Assistant
  • Props Designer
  • Rigger
  • Scenic Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editor
  • Special Effects Specialist
  • Stage Manager
  • Stylist Talent Agent
  • Talent Manager
  • Teacher
  • Technical Director
  • Visual Effects Specialist
  • Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Writer/Playwright
Job Titles Requiring Additional Education
  • Arts Council Director
  • Attorney
  • Business Manager
  • Community Arts Center Director
  • Managing Director
  • College Professor
  • Literary Agent
  • Amusement and Theme Parks
  • Arts Councils
  • Colleges/Universities/Schools 
  • Community Organizations
  • Communications/Media Companies  
  • Dance Companies
  • Educational/Cultural Institutions
  • Entertainment Law Firms
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Festivals
  • Film Studios
  • Industrial Shows
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Performing Artist Troupes
  • Performing Arts Organizations
  • Production Companies
  • Television/Cable Networks/Radio Stations 
  • Theatres
  • Touring Performance Companies
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • UPSTAGING
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Apple Tree Theatre
  • Barton Mural & Trompe L’Oeil Studios
  • Chicago Scenic Studios 
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier
  • Court Theatre
  • Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
  • DePaul Opera Theatre
  • Drury Lane Theatre
  • Goodman Theatre Chicago
  • Guthrie Theater
  • Jewell Theatre Company
  • Light Opera Works
  • Lookingglass Theatre Chicago
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Northlight Theatre
  • Schuler Shook
  • StarQuest International
  • Steppenwolf Studio  
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • UPSTAGING
  • Williams Gerard Productions 
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Northern Illinois University
Professional Associations
  • Actors’ Equity
  • American Association of Community Theatre
  • Costume Designers Guild
  • Costume Society of America
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
  • International Association of Lighting Designers
  • Stage Managers’ Association
  • USITT – United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Overview of Major

Sample Job Titles/Occupations
  • Artist-In-Residence
  • Arts Educator
  • Assistant Production Manager  
  • Ballet Instructor
  • Ballet Mistress
  • Booking Agent
  • Choreographer
  • Company Dancer
  • Community Engagement & Education Manager
  • Corps de Ballet  
  • Company Dancer
  • Dance Instructor
  • Dance Company Manager
  • Dance Company Rehearsal Director
  • Leisure and Recreation Instructor
  • Performance Artist
  • Performing Arts Teacher
  • Personnel Manager: Dance Company
  • Principal Dancer
  • Private Dance Teacher
  • Pilates/Body Conditioning Instructor
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Soloist
  • Stage Manager
  • Yoga Instructor
Job Titles that Require Additional Education
  • Artistic Director
  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts Council Director
  • Arts Manager
  • Dance Therapist/Recreation Therapist  
  • Business Manger
  • Grants Specialist
  • Faculty/College Professor
Sample Employers
  • Amusement and Theme Parks
  • Arts Councils
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Conservatories
  • Community Agencies
  • Cultural Organizations and Arts Councils
  • Cruise Lines
  • Dance Companies and Groups
  • Dance Festivals
  • Dance Studios
  • Industrial Shows
  • K-12 Schools, public and privates
  • Musical Theater Production Companies
  • National Endowment for the Art
  • Newspapers, Magazines, Websites
  • Performing Arts Centers & Companies
  • Performing Arts Camps
  • Physical Fitness Centers
  • Private Dance Studios and Schools
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Resorts and Casinos
  • Schools
  • Theatres
  • Touring Companies
  • TV and Film Studios
  • University Theatre/Dance Troupes
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Adventure Stage Chicago
  • Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Chicago
  • Dansz Loop Chicago
  • Disney World, Orlando
  • Goodman Theatre, Chicago
  • Hall Associates FlyingFX, Cortland, IL
  • Harlem Ballet, New York
  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Manhattan Ballet
  • Thodos Dance Chicago
  • Winifred Jaun and Dancers, Oak Park, IL
  • Zephyr Dance
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • American Ballet Theatre
  • Arial Dance Chicago
  • Ballet Met
  • Broadway NY and International Tours
  • Chicago Ballet Repertoire
  • Chicago Lyric Opera
  • Cirque Du Soleil
  • David Taylor Dance Theater
  • Dayton Ballet
  • Louisville Ballet
  • Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Milwaukee Ballet
  • National Ballet of Canada
  • Nevada Ballet Theatre
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Pittsburg Ballet
  • Richmond Ballet
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • American Ballet Theatre
  • Arial Dance Chicago
  • Ballet Met
  • Broadway NY and International Tours
  • Chicago Ballet Repertoire
  • Chicago Lyric Opera
  • Cirque Du Soleil
  • David Taylor Dance Theater
  • Dayton Ballet
  • Louisville Ballet
  • Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Milwaukee Ballet
  • National Ballet of Canada
  • Nevada Ballet Theatre
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Pittsburg Ballet
  • Richmond Ballet
Professional Associations
  • American Dance Guild
  • American Dance Therapy Association
  • Dance Educators of America
  • Dance/USA
  • Cecchetti Council of America
  • Sacred Dance Guild
  • Society of Stage Directors& Choreographers

Business & Entrepreneurship

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Account Manager
  • Accountants & Auditors
  • Accountant, Corrugated Industry
  • Accountant, Water Industry
  • Bill & Account Collector
  • Budget Analyst
  • Claims Adjuster, Appraiser, Examiner, Investigator
  • Controller, Corrugated Industry
  • Corporate Finance Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Equity Trader
  • Financial Analyst
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Hedge Fund Administrator
  • Management Analyst
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Property, Real Estate & Community Assoc. Manager
  • Public Accounting
  • Purchasing Managers, Buyers & Agents
  • Securities, Commodities, Financial Service Sales
  • Tax Preparer & Interviewer
Possible Employers
  • Accounting Firms (Public and Private)
  • Banks & Credit Unions
  • Brokerage firms
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Corporate Financial Departments
  • Government Agencies
    • Internal Revenue Service
    • State and Local Government
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Accounting and Finance Intern
  • Audit Intern
  • Tax Intern
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • BDO USA, LLP
  • Brown CPA Group
  • Caterpillar
  • CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
  • CNA Insurance
  • CohnReznick
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Deloitte
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Grant Thorton, LLP
  • John Deere
  • John Kasperek Company
  • Kerry Ingredients
  • KPMG
  • Miller Cooper & Co. Ltd.
  • Mowery & Schoenfield
  • National Futures Association
  • Navistar Incorporated
  • Plante Moran, LLC
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Protiviti
  • RSM US LLP
  • Sassetti LLC
  • Scholle IPN
  • Sears Holding Company
  • Sikich, LLP
  • Walgreens
  • Warady & Davis
  • Wipfli
Professional Links and Additional Resources
  • NIU Department of Accountancy
  • American Accounting Association
  • American Institute of CPA's
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Account Manager
  • Careers in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneur
  • Investment Broker
  • Lodging Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • Management Trainee
  • Project Manager
  • Property, Real Estate, Community Association Manager
  • Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Sales Engineers
Possible Employers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Banks
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Financial Services
  • Firms
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Human Resource Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Import/Export Firms
  • Industrial Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Outplacement Firms
  • Public Relation Firms
  • Research Firms
  • Retailers
  • Wholesale & Retail Trade
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Management Internship
  • Sales Internship
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Airgas, Inc
  • AON Corporation/Hewitt
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • First National Bank
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Menards
  • Penske Corporation
  • True Value Company
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • Wheels Clipper

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Account Manager
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Brokerage Clerk
  • Budget Analystv
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Buyer
  • Carbon Trader
  • City Planner
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Collection Representative
  • College and University Professor
  • Consultant
  • Cost Estimator
  • Data Analyst
  • Distribution Analyst
  • Economic Development Specialist
  • Economic Analyst
  • Economist
  • Equity Trader
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Forecast Analyst
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Health Economist
  • Hedge Fund Administrator
  • Insurance Agent and Broker
  • Insurance Service Representative
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Broker
  • Labor Economist
  • Loan Officer
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Market Researcher
  • Medical Economics Analyst
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst
  • Money Market Analyst
  • Mortgage Underwriter
  • Operations Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quantitative Data Analyst
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Development Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Specialist
  • Risk Analyst
  • Sales Analyst
  • Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Tax Economist
  • Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher
  • Tourist Development Specialist
  • Underwriter
  • Web Data Analyst
Possible Employers
  • Accounting Firms
  • Banks
  • Brokerage Houses
  • Brookings Institute
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Commodities Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Economic Development Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance Firms
  • Investment Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Management Consulting Firms
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Market Research Firms
  • Public Policy Agencies
  • Political Parties
  • Real Estate Firms
  • Research Firms
  • Retailers
  • Savings & Loan Associations
  • Schools
  • Think Tanks
nternships Obtained by NIU Students
  • 3M Distribution Center
  • AGCO Parts Division
  • AIESEC France
  • Army National Guard
  • Center for Southwest Asian Studies
  • Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.
  • Dora’s Income Tax Services
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • General Motors Inc.
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber
  • Hawley Partners
  • Illinois Migrant Council
  • Inter-Pacific, Inc.
  • KASH Investment Group
  • Keystone Trading
  • NIU Athletic Department
  • NIU Career Services
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Risk Management Network
  • Roosevelt Management Company
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Scottradev
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Snare Systems
  • Springboard Program
  • State's Attorney's Office
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • United States Attorney's Office - Rockford
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • World Financial Group
  • Zywave Inc
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Anixter
  • Choices Coordinated Care Solutions
  • ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association
  • NIU – Division of International Affairs
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Softweb Solutions
  • Walgreens
Professional Associations
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • American Economic Association
  • American Economic Association
  • American Finance Association
  • American Finance Association
  • American Law and Economics Association
  • American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
  • American Society of Health Economists
  • Association for Environmental and Resource Economists
  • Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions (AIRLEAP)
  • Association for Social Economics
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP)
  • Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics
  • Econometric Society
  • Economic Science Association
  • Financial Management Association International
  • Institute of Finance Case Research
  • International Association for Energy Economics
  • International Association for Feminist Economics
  • International Atlantic Economic Society
  • International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association
  • International Economic Association
  • International Economic Development Council
  • International Economics and Finance Society
  • International Economics and Philosophy Society
  • International Emissions Trading Associations
  • International Health Economics Association
  • International Society for Ecological Economics
  • National Association for Business Economics
  • National Association of Credit Management
  • National Association of Forensic Economists
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • National Economic Association
  • Society for Computational Economics
  • Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economic

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Accessory Designer
  • Assistant Buyer/Buyer
  • Boutique Owner
  • Design Manager
  • Inventory analyst
  • Fashion and Wardrobe Consultant
  • Fashion Designer
  • Product Development specialist
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Retail, Sales
  • Showroom Assistant
  • Textile Analyst
  • Visual Merchandiser
Possible Employers
  • Apparel Manufacturing Industries
  • Boutiques
  • Department Stores
  • Distribution Centers
  • Marketing Research Firms
  • Paper Products Manufacturers
  • Specialty and Chain Stores
  • Testing Laboratories
  • Textile & Apparel Museums
  • Textile Converting Houses
  • Textile Design Studios
  • Textile Dyeing and Finishing Firms
  • Textile Fiber or Yarn Producer
  • Textile Manufacturing Companies
  • Trade and Consumer Publications
  • Trade Associations
  • Wholesale Companies
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Store Management Intern
  • Fashion Design/Bridal Intern
  • Management Intern
  • Loss Prevention Intern
  • Purchasing Intern
  • Sales Intern
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Kohl’s
  • The Apparel Center
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • DKNY
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom’s
  • Spiegel
  • Claire’s
  • Westfield Textiles
  • Burdines
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • The Buckle
  • JC Penny
  • Sears Holdings Companies
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Ross Stores, Inc.
  • Target
  • True Value Company

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Account Manager
  • Appraiser
  • Banker
  • Bank Teller
  • Bill & Account Collector
  • Bookkeeper
  • Brokerage Clerk
  • Budget Analyst
  • Budget Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Carbon Trader
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Commodities Agent
  • Compliance Analyst
  • Contracts Manager/Administrator
  • Corporate Finance Executive
  • Corporate Payroll Manager
  • Cost Estimator
  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit Manager
  • Equity Trader
  • Finance Data Analyst
  • Finance Specialist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Management Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Operations Coordinator
  • Financial Operations Representative
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Service Sales Agent
  • Financial Services Specialist
  • Forecast Analyst
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Hedge Fund Administrator
  • Insurance Examiner
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Broker
  • Investment Officer
  • Loan Officer
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst
  • Money Market Analyst
  • Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Operations Analyst
  • Operations Specialist
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Private Banker
  • Purchasing Manager/Buyer & Purchasing Agent
  • Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Retail Sales Supervisor/Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Securities Agent
  • Stock Broker
  • Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
  • Trust Officer
  • Wealth Management Analyst
Possible Employers
  • Accounting Firms
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Commercial and Retail Banks
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporate Banks
  • Corporate Financial Departments
  • Financial Planning Firms
  • Financial Service Companies
  • Government Agencies Savings & Loans
  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Insurance Companies
  • Investment Banks
  • Mortgage Companies
  • Not-for-Profit Companies
  • Radio/TV Stations
  • Research Firms
  • Satellite Companies
  • Security Exchange Companies
  • Stock Brokerage Firms
  • Wholesalers
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Advantax, Inc.
  • Alpine Bank
  • Calamos Investments
  • Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc.
  • Neumann Companies
  • NIU Department of English
  • NIU Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Oink Financial Education & Solutions
  • PPM America
  • PwC
  • Richardson Electronics
  • Savant Capital Management
  • SomerCor 504, Inc.
  • Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.
  • Village of Skokie
  • Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • World Financial Group
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • AccuVal-LiquiTec
  • Allstate
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • ConAgra
  • FactSet
  • First Midwest Bank
  • First National Bank (formerly Castle Bank)
  • Foresters Financial Services, Inc.
  • Huntington National Bank
  • K & B Transportation, Inc.
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • NIU – Division of International Affairs
  • Northern Trust Corporation
  • Primerica
  • PwC
  • SABIC Innovative Plastics
  • United Advisors Financial Marketing Organization
  • Wintrust Financial Corporation
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Financial Management
  • American Bankers Association
  • American Finance Association
  • American Financial Services Association
  • Association for Financial Professionals
  • Association of Professional Financial Advisors
  • BAI (Financial service leaders organization)
  • CFA Institute (Investment management professionals)
  • Community Bankers Association
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Financial Management Association International
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Futures Industry Association
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Illinois Bankers Association
  • Illinois Government Finance Officers Association
  • IMA: The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business
  • Independent Community Bankers of America
  • IT Financial Management Association
  • International Association of Financial Engineers
  • International Association of Financial Executives Institutes
  • International Emissions Trading Association
  • National Association of Credit Management
  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
  • National Contract Management Association
  • Risk Management Society
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Casino Industry Careers
  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Culinary Arts & Food Science Links
  • Cruise Hospitality Specialist
  • Cruise Line Jobs
  • Gaming Services Occupations
  • Eco-Tour Guide
  • Food and Flavor Chemistry
  • Food Service Managers
  • Hospitality Coordinator
  • Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
  • Lodging Manager
  • Reservation & Transportation Ticket Agents
  • Restaurant Business Careers
  • Restaurant & Food Service Manager
  • Travel Agent
  • Wine Importer
Possible Employers
  • Amusement Parks and Cruise Ships
  • Beverage Companies
  • Caterers
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Community and Health Agencies
  • Convention Halls & Entertainment Venues
  • Corporate Health Promotion Programs
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Educational Institutions
  • Elementary & Secondary Schools
  • Food Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Care Facilities & Nursing Homes
  • Health Clubs and Spas
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels, Resorts, Airlines, Airports
  • Military
  • Personal Chef
  • Private Practices
  • Restaurants
  • Sports Facilities
  • Sports Nutrition Clinics
  • Volunteer Agencies
  • Wellness Programs
  • Women, Infant & Children Programs (WIC)
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Q Center
  • Goose Island Catering
  • Kane County Cougars
  • Rich Harvest Farms
  • Schaumburg Boomers
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Marriott International
  • Hyatt Corporation
  • Q Center
  • Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants
  • Darden Restaurants
  • MGM Hotels Las Vegas
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts
  • Wyndham Hotels
  • ARAMARK
  • Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants

Overview of Major

Human Resource Management Possible Job Titles
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Employment Counselor
  • Employment Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Leadership Development Specialist
  • Management Trainee
  • Recruiter
  • Trainer/Training Specialist
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
Leadership and Management Possible Job Titles
  • Executive Team Lead
  • Business Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Bill and Account Collectors
  • Brokerage Clerk/ Assistant
  • Business Plan Writer
  • Contracts Manager/Administrator
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Employment Services
  • Executive Assistant
  • Food Service Manager
  • Fund-raising Specialist
  • Funeral Director
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Investment Broker
  • Labor Relations Managers & Specialist
  • Lodging Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • Meeting and Convention Planners
  • Office Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Property, Real Estate, Community Association Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Manager, Buyer, Agent
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Right of Way Agent/Property Title Examiner
  • Sales Engineers
  • Telemarketer
Possible Employers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Banks
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Financial Services Firms
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Human Resource Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Import/Export Firms
  • Industrial Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Outplacement Firms
  • Public Relation Firms
  • Research Firms
  • Retailers
  • Wholesale & Retail Trade Firms
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Hub Group
  • Kohl’s Department Store
  • Wahl Clipper Corporation
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Calamos Investments
  • Project Leadership Associates
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Target
  • Excel
  • Hertz
  • Sears Holding Company
  • Anixter, Inc.
  • True Value, Inc
  • ULTA Beauty
  • Sherwin Williams Company
  • Toys R Us, Inc.
  • Walgreens
  • Blain’s Farm and Fleet

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Account Executive
  • Agency PR Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Business Development Representative
  • Catalog Circulation Manager
  • Catalog Marketing Director
  • Digital Marketer
  • Market Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Manufacturer’s Representative
  • Product Manager
  • Public Relations Account Executive
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Sales & Marketing Director
  • Sales Representative
  • Social Media Coordinator
Possible Employers
  • Advertising
  • Interactive Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Product (Brand) Management
  • Public Relations
  • Retailing
  • Sales
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Marketing Intern
  • Sales Intern
  • Event Planning Intern
  • Sports Marketing Intern
  • Digital Inside Sales Marketing Intern
  • Advertising Intern
  • Public Relations Intern
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Accenture
  • Enterprise
  • Kohl’s
  • McKesson
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • White Lodging

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Account Manager
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Business analyst
  • Computer & Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Applications Technician
  • Data Analyst
  • Data management specialist
  • Director of Program Development and Operations
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Information Services Manager
  • Information systems analyst
  • Information Systems Programmer
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Insurance Applications Systems
  • IT Operations support specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Manager of infrastructural engineering technology
  • Network Administrator
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Performance engineer
  • Plant manager
  • Production and Materials Coordinator
  • Production Manager, Corrugated Industry
  • Production Planner
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Purchasing & Supply Manager
  • Telecommunications Network Administrator
  • Usability Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Webmaster
Possible Employers
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Corporations
  • Factories
  • Government
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Companies
  • IT Companies
  • IT Firms
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Production and Planning Facilities
  • Research Firms
  • Software Companies
  • Transportation Field
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Abbott Labs
  • AbbVie
  • Ace Hardware
  • ADP (Automatic Data Processing)
  • AGCO Corporation
  • State Farm
  • Aldi
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Armor Technologies
  • Citadel LLC
  • City of Chicago Department of Emergency Management and Communications
  • DHL (formerly Exel)
  • Flexco
  • HAVI Global Solutions
  • Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc.
  • Owens & Minor
  • Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
  • Rust-Oleum
  • Sears Holdings
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Target Corporation
  • True Value
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Abbott Labs
  • AbbVie
  • Aldi
  • Allstate
  • Anixter
  • Aon Hewitt
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Deloitte
  • DHL (formerly Exel)
  • Greenlee Textron
  • Hormel
  • John Deere
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • McKesson
  • Sears Holdings
  • State Farm
  • Target Corporation
  • True Value
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Northern Illinois University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professional Associations
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • The Association for Operations Management

Education

Overview of Undergraduate Programs

Possible Job Titles
  • Art Teacher
  • Bilingual/ESL Teacher
  • Child Care Administrator/Director
  • Curriculum and Instructional Specialist
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
  • Family Services Worker
  • Health Education Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Intervention Specialists
  • Library Information Specialist
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • Paraprofessional Educator
  • Parent Educator
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Resource and Referral Specialist
  • School Administrator
  • School Board Member
  • School Counselor
  • School Librarian
  • School Psychologist
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Technology Specialist
  • Test Preparation Instructor
  • Tutor
Possible Employers
  • Charter Schools
  • Child Care Centers
  • Juvenile Detention Facility
  • Magnet Schools
  • Military Schools and Academies
  • Montessori Schools
  • PreK – 12 Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Publishing Companies
  • Religiously-Affiliated Schools
  • Special Education Cooperatives
  • Tutoring & Test Preparation Companies
Internships Obtained by NIU Students

Because of the curriculum of teacher licensure programs which include required clinical experiences and student teaching, few teaching students complete internships.

  • Children’s Learning Center
  • Disney World Wide Services
  • Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center
  • Just for Kix
  • NIU – Athletic Department
  • NIU – Career Services
  • NIU - Center for Latino & Latin American Studies
  • SciTech Hands On Museum
  • The Growing Place
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • College of Education Alumni Map
  • Cartwright Elementary SD #83
  • Grant Community HSD #124
  • Kane/Kendall County School Districts
  • Kishwaukee Education Consortium
  • Maine Township HSD #207
  • Rochelle ESD #231
  • Rockford Public SD #205
  • St. Charles CUSD #303
  • Township High School District #211
  • Varsity Tutors
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • National Louis University
  • Northern Illinois University
Professional Associations
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • American Association for Employment in Education
  • American Association of School Librarians
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • Association for Middle Level Education
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • National Art Education Association
  • National Association for Music Education
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Education Association
  • National Science Teachers Association

Government, Public & Social Services

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Anthropologist
  • Applied Anthropologist
  • Arbitrator
  • Archivist
  • Archeologist
  • Archaeology Technician
  • Art Conservator
  • Bibliographer
  • Biological Anthropologist
  • Case Manager
  • College/University Faculty
  • Consumer Researcher
  • Content Coordinator
  • Counselor
  • Cultural Anthropologist
  • Cultural Resources Technician
  • Curator
  • Diplomat
  • Director of Grants
  • Education Program Specialist
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Social Scientist
  • Ethnographer
  • Ethnologist
  • Experience Designer
  • Field Supervisor
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Genealogist
  • Geographer
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Historian
  • Historical Archeologist
  • Historical Society Director
  • International Donor Coordinator
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Librarian
  • Life History Investigator
  • Linguistic Anthropologist
  • Medical Anthropologist
  • Mitigation Specialist
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Registrar
  • Museum Technician
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Non-Profit/Government Researcher
  • Paleontologist
  • Park Guide
  • Physical Anthropologist
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Librarian
  • Researcher
  • Social Scientist
  • Social Worker
  • Technical Writer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • User Experience Researcher
Possible Employers
  • Archeological Research Firms
  • Archives
  • Businesses
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Cultural Agencies
  • Foreign Aid Agencies
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Historical Societies
  • Hospitals
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Publishing Firms
  • Research Organizations
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • SciTech Hands On Museum, Aurora, IL
  • Midwest Natural History Museum, Sycamore, IL
  • Sycamore History Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution, Summer Institute in Museum
  • Anthropology intern, Washington, D.C.
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • College of DuPage
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association Museum
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum, Benedictine University
  • Kishwaukee College
  • Las Positas College, CA
  • Michigan State University
  • Midway Village and Stephenson County Historical Society
  • New York University
  • NIU Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault
  • NIU Housing and Residential Services
  • NIU University Libraries
  • NIU Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative
  • Rock Valley College
  • Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University
  • San Joaquin Delta College, CA
  • Sears Headquarters
  • The World Bank
  • TRC Solutions
  • Triton College
  • University of Chicago, Human Tissue Research Center
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of North Georgia
  • Yale University
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
  • Emory University
  • Florida International University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Purdue University
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Stony Brook University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Virginia Tech University
Professional Associations
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Association for Museum Volunteers
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • American Board of Forensic Anthropology
  • American Ethnological Society
  • American Society of Primatologists
  • Archaeological Institute of America
  • Association for Environmental Archaeology
  • Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
  • Association for Political and Legal Anthropology
  • Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists
  • Illinois Association of Museums
  • National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
  • National Association of State Archaeologists
  • Society for American Archaeology
  • Society for Anthropological Sciences
  • Society for Applied Anthropology
  • Society for Archaeological Sciences
  • Society for Economic Anthropology
  • Society for Historical Archaeology
  • Society for Linguistic Anthropology
  • Society for Medical Anthropology
  • Society for the Anthropology of Religion

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
General/Enterprise Emphasis

The jobs listed under the General/Enterprise Emphasis can be found in all kinds of nonprofit organizations. Job titles listed under Advocacy, Arts & Humanities, Environmental, and Global Engagement are more typical of those specific areas.

  • Administrator
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Communications Specialist
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Development Coordinator
  • Director of Annual Giving
  • Director of Philanthropy
  • Donor Relations Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Executive Director
  • Field Organizer
  • Fundraiser
  • Grant Writer
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Individual Giving Manager
  • International Development Specialist
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Non-Profit/Government Researcher
  • Operations Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Recruitment Director
  • Stewardship Officer
  • Support Services Coordinator
  • Training Officer
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Volunteer Programs Director
Advocacy Emphasis
  • Advocacy Coordinator
  • Campaigner
  • Community Educator
  • Community Organizer
  • Community Outreach Associate
  • Diversity Coordinator
  • Diversity Recruitment and Retention Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Multicultural Affairs Director
  • Political Organizer
  • Social Worker
  • Victim Advocate
Arts & Humanities Emphasis
  • Archives Specialist
  • Artistic Coordinator
  • Arts Manager
  • Community Arts Program Manager
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Registrar
  • Museum Technician
  • Stage Manager
  • Theater Manager
  • Tour Guide
Environmental Emphasis
  • Carbon Neutral Coordinator
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental and Safety Administrator
  • Environmental/Climate Evaluation Officer
  • Environmental Compliance Specialist
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Environmental Sustainability Specialist
  • Sustainability Outreach Specialist
  • Sustainability Program Manager
  • Sustainable Materials Specialist
  • Waste Program Manager
Global Engagement Emphasis
  • Disaster Specialist
  • Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations
  • Global Impact Evaluation Adviser
  • Health Program Manager
  • Political Affairs Officer, United Nations
  • Regional Program Development Manager
  • Security Consultant
Possible Employers
  • American Red Cross
  • AmeriCorps
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Organizations
  • Museums
  • NGOs (Nongovernmental Organizations)
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Peace Corps
  • Theaters
  • United Nations
  • US Agency for International Development
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • DeKalb County Conventions and Visitors Bureau
  • Econ Illinois
  • Egyptian Theater
  • Ellwood House Museum
  • FTI Consulting
  • NIU Career Services
  • NIU Department of English
  • NIU Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • NIU STEM Outreach Office
  • NIU University Honors Program
  • Office of Congresswoman Robin Kelly
  • Tanzania Development Support
  • Valdosta State University
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Americorps
  • iCall
  • Media Financial Management Association
  • Northern Illinois University Foundation
  • Oedae Language Institute
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Northern Illinois University
Professional Associations
  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals
  • Alliance for Nonprofit Management
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers
  • American Association of Museums
  • American Fisheries Society
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • American Outdoors Association
  • American Planning Association
  • American Public Works Association
  • American Sanctuary Association
  • American Society for Environmental History
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • American Solar Energy Society
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Americans for the Arts
  • Association of Academic Museums and Galleries
  • Association of Arts Administration Educators
  • Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
  • Association of Performing Arts Presenters
  • Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers
  • Association of State Dam Safety Officials
  • Association of Watershed & Stormwater Professionals
  • Association of Volunteer Administrators – Metropolitan Chicago
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
  • DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Economics for Equity & Environment
  • Green Roof for Healthy Cities North America
  • International District Energy Association
  • International Hydropower Association
  • International Society for Industrial Ecology
  • International Society for the Performing Arts
  • International Solar Energy Society
  • International Union of Air Pollution Prevention & Environmental Protection Associations
  • International Water Association
  • National Association for Environmental Management
  • National Association of Clean Air Agencies
  • National Association of Environmental Professionals
  • National Association of Independent Artists
  • National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
  • National Council of Nonprofit Associations
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Ground Water Association
  • Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group
  • North American Association of Environmental Education
  • Organic Consumers Association
  • Professional Women in Advocacy
  • Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Society for Ecological Restoration
  • Society for Nonprofits
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS)
  • Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Solid Waste Association of America
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois
  • Water Environment Federation
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Chicago

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Adoption Coordinator
  • Advocate
  • Assisted Living Activity Aide
  • Behavioral Health Worker
  • Case Aide
  • Case Coordinator
  • Case Manager
  • Case Worker
  • Child Care Worker
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Protection Specialist
  • Community Organizer
  • Counselor
  • Crisis Line Worker
  • Day Care Owner
  • Day Care Worker
  • Domestic Violence Counselor
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Employment Counselor
  • Family Educator
  • Family Service Coordinator
  • Family Support Worker
  • Foster Care & Adoption Social Worker
  • Foster Care Case Aid
  • Group Facilitator
  • Group Home Worker
  • Head Start Teacher
  • Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • Job Coach
  • Lead Teacher
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Parent Educator
  • Residential Advisor
  • Residential Counselor
  • Respite/Outreach Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Women's Center Director
  • Youth Counselor
  • Youth Worker
Possible Employers
  • Adult Day Care
  • Big Brother/Big Sister Programs
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Child Care Centers
  • Child Care Programs
  • Children's Home and Aid Society
  • Community Parent Outreach Centers
  • Correctional Centers
  • Councils on Aging
  • County Court Services
  • Day Schools
  • Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Elder Care Services
  • Family Service Agencies
  • Foster Care Agencies
  • Group Homes
  • Head Start Agencies
  • Homeless Shelters
  • IL Dept. of Children and Family Services
  • IL Dept. of Human Services
  • Jewish Vocational Services
  • Juvenile Detention Centers
  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
  • Mental Health/Behavioral Health Centers
  • Retirement Centers
  • Salvation Army
  • Senior citizen centers
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
  • Teen Parenting Programs
  • Y.M.C.A./Y.W.C.A
  • Youth Service Bureaus
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • 16th Judicial Circuit Court Services
  • Boys and Girls Club of Elgin
  • Children’s Advocacy of DeKalb County
  • Children’s Home + Aid
  • Children’s Learning Center
  • Community Crisis Center
  • Cook County Juvenile Probation Department
  • DeKalb Area Retirement Center - Oak Crest
  • Elder Care Services
  • Family Service Agency
  • Habitat for Humanity Rockford Area
  • Hope Haven
  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • Kane County Court Services
  • NIU – Campus Child Care
  • NIU – Career Services
  • Rosecrance
  • Safe Passage
  • The Growing Place
  • Vocamotive
  • Wyndemere Retirement Community
  • Youth Service Bureau
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Aurora University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • University of South Carolina
Professional Associations
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Counseling Association
  • Child Life Council
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Gateways to Opportunity
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Association of Social Workers – Illinois Chapter
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • National Head Start Association

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Acquisitions Specialist
  • Adjudicator & Hearing Officer
  • Administrative Law Judge
  • Advocate
  • Arbitrator
  • Archivist
  • Attorney
  • Campaign Manager
  • Collections Manager
  • College/University Faculty
  • Copy Writer
  • Curator
  • Docent/Tour Guide
  • Editor
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Genealogist
  • Grant Writer
  • Historian
  • Historical Interpreter
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • News Analyst, Reporter & Correspondent
  • Non-Profit/Government Researcher
  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer
  • Policy Maker & Administration
  • Political Advisor
  • Preservationist
  • Program Administrator
  • Proofreader
  • Property, Real Estate & Community Association Manager
  • Public Historian
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sales Representative in Journalism & Publishing
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Social Scientist
  • Speech Writer
  • Urban & Regional Planner
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Writer & Editor
Possible Employers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Archives
  • Arts and Humanities Councils
  • Book Publishers
  • Businesses
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Chicago History Museum
  • College & Universities
  • Congressional Districts
  • Cultural Heritage Organizations
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Government – Local, State, and Federal
  • Historical Associations and Societies
  • Historical Sites
  • Labor Unions
  • Legislative, Executive, or Judicial Officials
  • Libraries
  • Library of Congress
  • Museums
  • National Archives and Records
  • National Park Service
  • Nature Centers
  • Newspapers
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations/Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Political Action Committees
  • Professional Associations
  • Public Administration Firms
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Firms
  • Research Firms
  • Special Interest Groups
  • State Department/Foreign Service
  • The Smithsonian Institute
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • NIU – Athletic Department
  • NIU – Career Services
  • NIU – Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • NIU – University Honors Program
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • 23rd Judicial Circuit - DeKalb and Kendall County Probation
  • Epic Group - Global Pavilion
  • Jewel-Osco
  • NIU - Building Services
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Northern Illinois University
  • US Marine Corps Officer Candidate School
Professional Associations
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • American Association for State & Local History
  • American Historical Association
  • National Association of Business Political Action Committees
  • National Council of Nonprofits
  • National Council on Public History
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Society of American Archivists
  • World History Association

Overview of Major

Job Titles
  • Adjudicators & Hearing Officers
  • Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, & Sales Managers
  • Archivists, Curators, & Museum Technicians
  • Attorney
  • Bioethicist
  • College/University Faculty
  • Copywriter
  • Data Anaylyst
  • Editor/Writer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fund Raising Specialist
  • Genealogist
  • Government Researcher
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Human Resources, Training & Labor Relations Managers and Specialists
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer and Judge
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • Medical Writer
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Psychologist
  • Public Policy Specialist
  • Religious Leader
  • Social Worker 
  • Speech Writer
  • Technical Writer Urban and Regional Planner
Types of Employers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Book Publishers
  • College & Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Financial Firms
  • Government
  • Lobbying Firms
  • Magazines & Newspapers
  • Medical Institutions
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Political Parties
  • Professional Organizations
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Firms
  • Radio Stations
  • Retailors
  • Secondary Schools
  • State and Municipal Governments
  • Television Studios
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Hinsdale Central High School
  • Kishwaukee College
  • Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Syria Recovery Trust Fund
  • Target
  • Durham University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Velocity Resources Group
  • Vox Media
  • Waubonsee Community College
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Baylor University
  • Brown University
  • Boston University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Marquette University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers University
  • Syracuse University
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California at Davis
  • University of California at Irvine
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • University of California at San Diego
  • University of California at Santa Barbara
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Maryland at College Park
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • University of Missouri at Columbia
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Washington at Seattle
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Washington University in St. Louis
Professional Associations
  • American Philosophical Association
  • International Society for Philosophers

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Advocacy Coordinator
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Campaign Manager
  • Campaigner
  • CIA Officer
  • Clerk of Court
  • Community Development Specialist
  • Community Educator
  • Community Organizer
  • Community Outreach Associate
  • Congressional Liaison
  • Congressional Researcher
  • Consumer Affairs Representative
  • Development Coordinator
  • Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fundraiser 
  • Global Impact Evaluation Adviser
  • Government Affairs/Relations Manager
  • Grant Writer
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent
  • Intelligence Agent
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Judge
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Aide/Assistant 
  • Lobbyist
  • Multicultural Affairs Director
  • Non-Profit/Government Researcher
  • Paralegal
  • Parole/Probation Officer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Affairs Officer, United Nations
  • Political Campaign Consultant
  • Political Organizer
  • Political Reporter
  • Program Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Regional Program Development Manager
  • Researcher
  • Security Consultant
  • Speech Writer
  • Urban & Regional Policy Planner
  • Workforce Analyst
Possible Employers
  • City/State/Local Governments
  • College & Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Federal Agencies- e.g., CIA, FBI, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, Social Security Administration 
  • Field Research Firms
  • Foreign Embassies in Washington, DC
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Lobbying Firms
  • Newspaper/Magazines/TV/Radio
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Political Office Holders
  • Political Organizations
  • Publishing Firms
  • US Agency for International Development
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • American Physical Society
  • Baker and McKenzie, LLP
  • City of Genoa
  • DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
  • DeKalb Park District
  • Egyptian Theater
  • FTI Consulting
  • Mayer Brown, LLP
  • NIU Career Services
  • NIU Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • NIU University Honors Program
  • Office of Congressman Bill Foster
  • True Value Company
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Village of Algonquin
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Adfero
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • ISACorps
  • Populus Group LLC
  • Sixt Rent a Car
  • True Value Company
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Northern Illinois University
Professional Associations
  • Alliance for Nonprofit Management
  • American Planning Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • American Public Works Association
  • American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • Association for Political Theory
  • Association for Public Policy and Analysis and Management
  • Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
  • DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Democratic Party of Illinois
  • Federal Managers Association
  • Foreign Policy Association
  • Green Party of the United States
  • Illinois Green Party
  • International Association for Political Science Students
  • International City/County Management Association
  • International Political Science Association
  • Libertarian Party (National)
  • Libertarian Party of Illinois
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • National Academy of Public Administration
  • National Association of Counties
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • National Council of Nonprofit Associations
  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators
  • Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group
  • Pi Sigma Alpha: National Political Science Honorary Society
  • Professional Women in Advocacy
  • Republican National Committee
  • Republican Party of Illinois
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Chicago

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
Academic/Scientific
  • Consumer Psychologist
  • Human Factors Psychologist
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • College/University Faculty
  • Conservation Psychologist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Experimental Psychologist
  • Personnel Research Psychologist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Social Psychologist
Social Service
  • Addictions Therapist
  • AIDS/HIV Educator
  • Art Therapist
  • Behavioral Health Assistant
  • Behavior Therapist
  • Career Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Welfare Specialist
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Communications Officer
  • Counselor
  • Crisis Counselor
  • Dance Therapist
  • Day Treatment Coordinator
  • Elder Care Consultant
  • Employment Specialist
  • Foundation Program Director
  • Fundraiser
  • Genetics Counselor
  • Gerontologist
  • Group Home Worker
  • Health Psychologist
  • Intake Specialist
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychiatric Aide
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Psychometrist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Worker
  • Sex Therapist
  • Social & Human Service Assistant
  • Social Services Coordinator
  • Social Worker
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Therapist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
Criminology & Law Enforcement
  • Army Intelligence Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Crime and Intelligence Analyst
  • Fish/Game Warden
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Industrial Security Professional
  • Investigator/Private Detective
  • Judge, Magistrate, Adjudicator
  • Law Enforcement
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Investigator
  • Litigation Consultant
  • Mediator/Arbitrator
  • Naval Intelligence Officer
  • Paralegal
  • Park Ranger Security
  • Parole Officer
  • Police Officer and Detective
  • Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Guard & Gaming Surveillance Officer
  • Social Psychologist
Business & Industry
  • Career Coach
  • Consultant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Employee Assistance Program Counselor
  • Employee Relations Advisor
  • Engineering Psychologist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Mediator
  • Personnel Psychologist
  • Recruiter
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Talent Assessment Consultant
  • User Experience Researcher
Possible Employers
  • Adoption Centers
  • AmeriCorps
  • Big Brother/Sister Agencies
  • Career/Employment Agencies
  • Centers for Children’s Services
  • Centers for the Developmentally Disabled
  • Children’s Homes
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporation Child Care Centers
  • Crisis Lines
  • Department of Child & Family Services (DCFS)
  • Department of Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Family Services Agencies
  • Group Homes
  • Head Start Programs
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Hospitals
  • Human Resources Departments
  • Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Units
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Peace Corps
  • Primary/Secondary Schools
  • Senior Centers
  • Sheriff's Departments
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
  • Teen/Youth Centers
  • United Way Agencies
  • Veterans Affairs Agencies
  • Women's Centers
  • YMCAs & YWCAs
  • Youth Service Agencies
Criminal Justice Agencies
  • Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco and Firearms
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Immigration & Naturalization Services
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Local and State Police Departments
  • Prisons and Other Correctional Facilities
  • Social Security Administration
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • United States Attorney Offices
  • United States Marshals Service
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • 16th Judicial Court
  • Arden Courts of Geneva
  • Association for Individual Development
  • Ben Gordon Center
  • Center for Counseling and Learning
  • Children’s Learning Center
  • Community Crisis Center
  • DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau
  • Family Service Agency, DeKalb
  • Kendall County Court Services
  • Kishwaukee Family YMCA
  • NIU Career Services
  • Rockford Rescue Mission
  • Safe Passage
  • Winnebago County
  • Youth Outlook
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Access Community Health Network
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Aperion Care
  • Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center
  • Camelot Therapeutic Day Schools
  • Countryside Nursing & Rehab
  • DeVry University
  • Emkay Inc.
  • Gallagher Bassett Services
  • Grubhub
  • HomeSmart International
  • Honda Financial Services
  • iRhythm Technologies
  • Kendall County Health Department
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • Loyola University Health System
  • Neopolitan Lighthouse
  • NIU - Housing and Dining
  • Northwestern Medicine, Central Dupage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, Kish Hospital
  • SAP Fieldglass
  • State of Illinois DCFS
  • Team One Chicago
  • UIC Central West Case Management Unit
  • TEKsystems
  • VNA Health Care
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Aurora University
  • Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • National Louis University
  • Northern Illinois University
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American Psychological Association (Explore their 56 divisions for potential career options and professional information)
  • Association for Psychological Sciences
  • American Society on Aging
  • ASIS Security Professional Organization
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • Chicago Industrial/Organizational Psychologists
  • Counseling Related Associations
  • Crime Scene Investigation Network
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Industrial Security Professional Certification Information
  • International Association of Professional Security Consultants
  • NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals
  • National Association of Legal Investigators
  • National Association of Qualified Developmental Disability Professionals
  • National Association of Social Workers: Illinois Chapter
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • National Council on Problem Gambling
  • Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Psychological Societies on the Internet (Directory)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Society of Clinical Psychology
  • Society of Counseling Psychology

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • College/University Faculty
  • Data Analyst
  • Forensic Document Examiner
  • Fundraiser
  • Grant Writer
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Non-Profit/Government Researcher
  • Policy Administrator
  • Program Analyst
  • Social Scientist
  • Sociologist
Social Service
  • Advocate
  • AIDS/HIV Educator
  • Behavioral Health Worker
  • Case Worker/Case Manager
  • Community Organizer
  • Counselor
  • Court Liaison
  • Elder Care Consultant
  • Family Service Coordinator
  • Family Support Worker
  • Fundraiser
  • Genetics Counselor
  • Gerontologist
  • Group Facilitator
  • Job Coach
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Prevention Specialist
  • Program Specialist
  • Psychiatric Aide
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Residential Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • School Social Worker
  • Social & Human Services Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Worker
Criminology
  • Army/Naval Intelligence Officer
  • Asset Protection
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Crime Analyst
  • Customs Agent
  • Firefighter
  • Fish/Game Warden
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Gaming Surveillance Officer
  • Industry Security Professional
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Investigator/Private Detective
  • Judge, Magistrate, Adjudicator
  • Juvenile Justice Counselor
  • Lawyer
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Mediator/Arbitrator
  • Paralegal
  • Park Ranger
  • Parole Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Process Server/Skip Tracer
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Guard
  • Victim Services Advocate
Possible Employers
Social Service
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Advocacy Groups
  • AmeriCorps
  • Big Brothers/Sisters Agencies
  • Career/Employment Agencies
  • Center for the Developmentally Disabled
  • Child Protection Agencies
  • Children’s Homes
  • Children’s Hospitals
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Crisis Line
  • Department of Child & Family Services (DCFS)
  • Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Department of Human Services-Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Family Services Agency
  • Group Home
  • Homeless Shelter
  • Hospital
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living
  • Peace Corps
  • Religiously-Affiliated Organizations
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Senior Center
  • Teen/Youth Center
  • United Way Agency
  • Vocational Services
  • Women's Center
  • YMCA & YWCA
  • Youth Service Agency
Criminology
  • Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Correctional Facilities
  • County Court Services
  • Crime Labs
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Immigration & Naturalization Services
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Juvenile Justice Detention Centers
  • National Security Agency
  • Penitentiaries/Prisons/Jails
  • Police Departments
  • Restorative Justice Coordinator
  • Retail Stores
  • Sheriff's Department
  • Social Security Administration
  • State Police
  • U.S. Attorney Offices
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
  • U.S. Marshals Service
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Belvidere Police Department
  • Ben Gordon Center
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of DeKalb
  • Children’s Learning Center
  • Chill Foundation
  • Christ Community Church
  • Circuit Court of Cook County Juvenile Probation
  • Cook County Social Service Department
  • DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
  • DeKalb County Court Services
  • DeKalb Police Department
  • DuPage County Probation
  • First United Preschool and Daycare
  • Focus House
  • Hope Haven
  • Housing Authority of DeKalb County
  • Kane County Sheriff's Department
  • Kendall County Court Services
  • Kendall County Health Department
  • Kidz Kabaret
  • Kishwaukee Family YMCA
  • Kohl’s Department Stores
  • Lincolnshire Place
  • Little Friends, Inc.
  • Naperville Police Department
  • NIU – Career Services
  • NIU – Department of English
  • NIU – Department of Public Safety
  • NIU – Health Enhancement
  • NIU – Housing and Dining
  • NIU – Media Services
  • NIU – Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning
  • NIU – Student Involvement & Leadership Development
  • Oakton Community College Police Department
  • Safe Passage, Inc.
  • St. Charles Police Department
  • Sycamore Police Department
  • The Growing Place
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • Whiteside County Health Department
  • Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Winnebago County Public Defender's Office
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Taco Bell
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • The Hartford Insurance Group and Specialty Risk Services
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • American university
  • Aurora University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • University of Pittsburgh
Professional Associations
  • American Correctional Association
  • American Probation and Parole Association
  • American Sociological Association
  • Illinois Probation and Court Services Association
  • International Sociological Association
  • National Association of Social Workers

Health & Wellness

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Head Athletic Trainer
  • Assistant/Associate Athletic Trainer
  • Sports Medicine Coordinator
  • Director of Sports Medicine
  • Outreach Athletic Trainer
Possible Employers and Work Settings
  • Athletic Training Education Programs
  • Corporate Health Programs
  • High Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Hospitals, Clinics, and Orthopedic Settings
  • Military, Public Safety, and Government
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Industrial & Occupational Settings
  • Physician Offices
  • Physical Therapy Clinics
  • Professional Sports Teams
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • University of Tennessee
  • Arizona State University
  • Rockford Ice Hogs
  • Edward Hines VA Hospital
  • Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
  • Marion Catholic High School
  • AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Midwest Orthopedic Institute
  • Midwest Orthopedics at Rush
  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • United States Naval Academy
  • AthletiCo
  • Schaumburg High School
  • Hoffman Estates High School
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Michigan State University
Professional Associations
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles with an Undergraduate Degree – Careers in Social Services & Health Care
  • Advocate
  • Applied Behavior Analyst Line Therapist
  • Before & After School Counselor
  • Behavior Line Therapist for Autism
  • Direct Support Professional/Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional
  • Group Home Support Staff
  • Hospital Unit Coordinator
  • Job Coach, Developer, or Placement Specialist
  • Paraprofessional/Teacher’s Aide or Assistant/Instructional Assistant
  • Patient Support Specialist
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Rehabilitation Therapy Aide/Tech
  • Residential Counselor
  • Therapeutic Recreation Aide
Job Titles Requiring Additional Education or Certification
  • Audiologist
  • Hearing Instrument Specialist/Dispenser
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Types of Employers
  • Autism Home Support Clinics and Programs
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Government Agencies
  • Group Homes
  • Independent Living Centers
  • K-12 Schools
  • Early Childhood Centers
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Private Practices/Clinics
  • Residential Programs
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Universities
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
  • Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association
  • GiGi’s Playhouse
  • The Speech Garden Institute
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Aegis Therapies
  • Alliance Rehabilitation
  • Athletico Physical Therapy
  • Association for Individual Development
  • Aurora School District
  • Autism Home Support Services
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities
  • Easter Seals, DuPage & Fox Valley
  • EBS Healthcare
  • Geneva School District
  • Johns Hopkins Voice Center
  • Kindred Hospital
  • Little Friends
  • Mayo Clinic
  • McLean County School District
  • Mooseheart Child City & School
  • Neuqua Valley High School (PACE Program)
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Rockford Memorial Hospital
  • Rockford Public Schools
  • Round Lake School District
  • Therapy Care
  • Total Spectrum
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Veterans Memorial Hospital
  • West Chicago School System
  • Winnetka Public School District
  • Woodstock School District
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Arizona State University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Elmhurst College
  • Governors State University
  • Illinois State University
  • Ithaca College
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Marquette University
  • Midwestern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Northeastern University-Boston
  • Pacific University
  • Purdue University
  • Rush University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
  • St. Xavier University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Texas-Dallas
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Activities Assistant
  • Asst. Sales Manager
  • Before & After School Program Counselor
  • Case/Patient Manager
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Fitness Coordinator
  • Fitness Manager
  • Group Fitness Assistant
  • Group Home Staff
  • Health Information Manager
  • Healthcare-Related Sales
  • Home Health Provider
  • Inclusion Aide
  • Instructional Assistant
  • Job Coach
  • Management Trainee
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Paraprofessional/Teacher’s Aide
  • Patient Advocate
  • Patient Appointment Coordinator
  • Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIPD)
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Registration Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Tech/Aide
  • Residential Counselor
  • Volunteer Coordinator
Possible Employers
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Before & After School Programs
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Rehabilitation Centers
  • Fitness Center/Gyms
  • Health Care Support Services
  • Home Healthcare Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Agencies
  • National Services Programs (AmeriCorps, Peace Corps)
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Park Districts
  • Rehabilitation Centers & Hospitals
  • Residential Programs
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Sports and Fitness Facilities
  • Therapeutic Day Schools
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
  • Vocational Training Programs
  • YMCA & YWCA
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Children’s Learning Center
  • NIU – Career Services
  • NIU – Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
  • NIU - University Honors Program
  • Six Flags Great America
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • LA Fitness
  • Northern Rehab & Sports Medicine Association
  • Specialist Staffing Group (US division of SThree plc UK)
  • Two Men and a Truck
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Northern Illinois University
  • University of South Florida
  • Washington University
Professional Associations
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Council on Exercise
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Illinois Physical Therapy Association
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles – Rehabilitation Field
  • Activities Assistant
  • Advocate
  • Applied Behavior Analyst Line Therapist
  • Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Case Manager
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Associate
  • Community Employment Specialist
  • Community Integration Specialist
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Disability Center – Resident Counselor
  • Disability Services Specialist
  • Independent Living Skills Trainer
  • Job Coach, Developer or Placement Specialist
  • Mobility Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Aide
  • Paraprofessional
  • Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional
  • Rehabilitation Aide/Tech
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Residential Counselor
  • Service Facilitator
  • Therapeutic Recreation Technician
  • Unit Specialist
  • Vocation Specialist
Rehabilitation Job Titles Requiring Additional Education
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
Possible Employers – Rehabilitation Field
  • Autism Support Clinics and Programs
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Rehabilitation Centers
  • Early Intervention Programs
  • Employment Programs
  • Group Homes
  • Independent Living Centers
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private-for-Profit Rehabilitation Firms
  • Rehabilitation Hospitals, Centers and Agencies
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • The YMCA, Park Districts, and Recreational Programs
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
  • Work Adjustment Programs
Possible Job Titles - Social Services/Mental Health Field
  • Advocate for persons who have experienced crimes, violence, abuse, or neglect
  • Child and Youth Program Assistant
  • Client Advocate
  • Crisis Support Specialist
  • Correctional Program Specialist
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Recovery Home Specialist
  • Residential Counselor/Case Worker
  • Shelter Advocate
  • Unit Specialist
  • Youth Support Staff Counselor
Possible Employers
  • Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Centers
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Community Shelters
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Crisis Centers
  • Group & Residential Homes
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Programs for Children and Youth
  • Public Welfare Agencies
  • Social Service Agencies
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Association for Individual Development
  • ATI Physical Therapy
  • Best Buddies
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
  • Easter Seals
  • Genex Services
  • Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Marklund
  • Misericordia Hospital
  • Opportunity House
  • Parents Alliance Employment Project
  • Partners for Progress
  • RAMP
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Rosecrance
  • The Chicago Lighthouse
  • The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Vocamotive
  • Wisconsin Badger Camp
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Association for Individual Development
  • Autism Home Support Services
  • Camelot Therapeutic Day Schools
  • Health Connection of Illinois
  • Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative
  • Opportunity House
  • Parent’s Alliance Employment Project
  • Rosecrance
  • The State of Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Chicago State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Midwestern University
  • Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
  • St. Ambrose University
  • Thomas University
  • University of Indianapolis
Professional Associations
  • American Psychological Association - Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADRA)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
  • National Association of the Deaf
  • National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA)
  • National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)
  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Aerobics/Group Exercise Instructor
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Coach
  • Corporate Wellness Manager
  • Director of Youth Camps/Sports Camps
  • Employee Fitness Director
  • Exercise Physiologist/Specialist
  • Fitness Center Coordinator
  • Fitness Coach/Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Sales
  • Recreation & Sports Director
  • Sports Events Manager/Promoter
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
Job Titles Requiring Advanced Degrees
  • Adapted Physical Education Instructor
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • Director of Sports Facilities
  • Medical Doctor/Doctor of Osteopathy
  • Occupational Physiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Sport Facilities Manager
  • Sport Management
  • University Faculty
Possible Employers
  • Athletic Associations
  • Campus Recreation Departments
  • Collegiate Sports Teams
  • Community Recreational Programs (YMCA, Park Districts)
  • Events Management Firms
  • Health and Fitness Clubs, Spas
  • Hospitals
  • Private Corporations & Corporate Fitness Facilities
  • Professional Sports Teams and Leagues
  • Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Sporting Goods Companies
  • Sports Marketing and Management Agencies
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Centegra Hospital
  • Delnor Health and Fitness Center
  • Edward Elmhurst Health and Fitness
  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
  • FitWorkz
  • Northern Illinois University, University Athletics
  • Northern Illinois University, Campus Recreation
  • Snap Fitness
  • X-Sport Fitness
  • YMCA
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Specialist Staffing Group
  • X-Sport Fitness
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Northern Illinois University
Professional Associations
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • American Council on Exercise
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Kinesiology Association
  • IDEA Health and Fitness Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
    *Approved Education Recognition Program

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles – Clinical
  • Forensic Nurse
  • Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Mid-Wife
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Obstetrics Nurse
  • Occupational/Industrial Nurse
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Orthopedic Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Perinatal Nurse
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Surgical Nurse
  • Travel Nurse
Possible Job Titles – Careers Beyond the Bedside
  • Case Manager
  • Cruise Ship Nurse
  • Healthcare Recruiter
  • College/University Faculty
  • Medical Device Sales Rep
  • Medical Writer
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Nurse Informaticists
  • Patient Advocate
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Risk-Management Nurse
  • Quality Improvement Specialist
Possible Employers
  • Centers for Nursing Research
  • College/University Health Clinics
  • Community/Public Health Departments
  • Government Institutions
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Home Care Facilities
  • Hospital Outpatient Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Independent Practice
  • Medical Centers
  • Military
  • Nursing Homes
  • Nursing Journals
  • Nursing Professional Associations
  • Pediatric Centers
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Physician's Offices
  • Psychiatric Units
  • Public Health Departments
  • Public or Private Schools
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Senior Centers
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Good Shepard
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital
  • Alexian Brothers Health System
  • Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Northwestern Medicine – Central DuPage Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine – Delnor Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine – Kishwaukee Hospital
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • St. Alexius Medical Center
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital
  • Advocate
    • Christ Medical Center
    • Condell
    • Good Samaritan Hospital
    • Good Shepard Hospital
    • Lutheran General Hospital
    • Sherman Hospital
  • Amita Health
    • Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
    • Alexian Brothers Medical Center
    • Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital
    • St. Alexius Medical Center
  • Anne and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago
  • Aya HealthCare
  • Boone County Health Department
  • Centegra Health System
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Crusader Clinic
  • DeKalb Health Department
  • Edward-Elmhurst Hospital
  • Kane County Health Department
  • Kindred Hospital
  • Linden Oaks Behavioral Health
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • MacNeal Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine
    • Central DuPage Hospital
    • Delnor Hospital
    • KishHealth System
    • Lake Forest Hospital
    • Marionjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
  • OSF St. Anthony Medical Center
  • OSF St. Francis Medical Center
  • Presence Mercy Medical Center
  • Presence St. Joseph Hospital
  • Rockford Memorial Hospital
  • Rush-Copley Medical Center
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • St. David’s HealthCare - Houston, Texas
  • Swedish American Health System
  • United States Military – Navy and Army
  • University of Colorado, Boulder Health System
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Veterans Administration Health System
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Florida State University
  • Lewis University
  • Loyola University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Rush University
  • St. Xavier University
  • University of St. Francis
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Texas
  • University of Washington
  • Vanderbilt University
Professional Associations
  • American Nurses Association
  • Illinois Nurses Association
  • National Student Nurses Association

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Dietary Aide
  • Dietary Technician
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist
  • Dietitian
  • Food Blogger/Stylist
  • Food Buyer/Distributer
  • Food Scientist/Technologist
  • Food Service Director
  • Health & Wellness Coach
  • Health Educator
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Nutrition Assistant
  • Nutrition Coach
  • Nutritionist
  • Peace Corps Worker
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Weight Loss Counselor
Possible Employment Settings
  • Armed Forces
  • Athletic and Fitness Centers
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Chiropractic Offices
  • Food Distributers
  • Food Manufacturers
  • Food Services
  • Food Service Management Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Grocery Stores
  • Health Clubs
  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Public Health Clinics
  • Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Retirement Homes
  • Research Laboratories
  • Resorts/Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • School Lunch Programs
  • Wellness Centers
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Baptist Health Systems – Dietetic Internship Program
  • Eastern Illinois University – Coordinated Dietetic Internship/Master of Science Program
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital – Dietetic Internship Program
  • Fontbonne University – Dietetic Internship/Master of Science Programs
  • Idaho State University – Dietetic Internship Program
  • Illinois State University – Dietetic Internship/Master of Science Program
  • Iowa State University - Dietetic Internship Distance Program
  • Northern Illinois University – Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways (ISPPs)
  • Northern Illinois University – Combined Dietetic Internship/Master of Science program
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Sage Colleges of New York Distance Dietetic Internship Program
  • St. Louis University – Dietetic Internship/Graduate Credit Program
  • Tulane University – Dietetic Internship Program
  • US Military-Baylor Dietetic Internship/Master of Science Program
  • Western Carolina University – Dietetic Internship/Master of Health Sciences Program
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • ActiveHealth Management
  • Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
  • Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Aramark Corp.
  • Arbor Management
  • Ceres Food Group
  • Compass Group North America
  • Forest View Hospital, Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Hanso Faso Sales & Marketing, Inc.
  • Hy-Vee
  • KishHealth System
  • Insight Behavioral Health Centers
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Northwestern Hospital
  • Sodexo
  • VNA Health Care
  • Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Baylor University
  • Benedictine University
  • Dominican University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Fontbonne University
  • Illinois State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • St. Louis University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Western Michigan University
Professional Associations
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • National Association of Nutrition Professionals
  • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Overview of Major

Environment and Health Possible Job Titles
  • Air Pollution Analyst
  • Asbestos Abatement Supervisor
  • Sanitarian I
  • Disaster Management Specialist
  • Drinking & Groundwater Protection Specialist
  • Environmental Health Inspector
  • Environmental Toxicologist
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Food Safety Inspector/Specialist
  • Hazardous-Waste Management Specialist
  • Lead Program Associate & Manager
  • Radon Measurement Professional
  • Waste Management Coordinator
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator
Environment and Health Job Titles Requiring Additional Education
  • Epidemiologist
  • Environmental Health Director
  • Program Coordinator
Health Administration Possible Job Titles
  • Admissions Coordinator
  • Assistant Administrator/Manager
  • Assistant Hospital Administrator
  • Assistant Nursing Home Director
  • Assistant Office Manager
  • Assistant Project Coordinator
  • Claims Representative
  • Data Analyst
  • Grants & Development Associate
  • Health Care Financial Manger
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Resource Training Coordinator
  • Managed Care Coordinator
  • Medical Records Coordinator/Manger
  • Patient Access Specialist
  • Physician Recruiter
  • Process Improvement Facilitator
  • Research Assistant
Health Administration Job Titles Requiring Additional Education
  • Practice Manager
  • Program Coordinator/Manager
  • Program Evaluator
Health Promotion Possible Job Titles
  • Community Health Educator
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Consumer Information Coordinator
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Health Advocate
  • Health Education Consultant
  • Health Educator/Specialist
  • International Health Worker
  • Patient Service Representative
  • Patient Educator
  • Public Education Outreach Specialist
  • Social Services Coordinator
  • Support Services Coordinator
  • STD/HIV Case Worker
  • Wellness Coordinator/Consultant
  • Youth and Family Educator/Outreach Specialist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
Health Promotion Job Titles Requiring Additional Education
  • Health Promotion Manager
Possible Employers
  • Assisted Living & Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Corporate Wellness Programs
  • Environmental Protection Agencies
  • Federal, State, and Local Health Agencies
  • Government Agencies (e.g., CDC, WHO, NIH)
  • Health Clinics and Clubs
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Home Health Care Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Information Technology & Software Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Managed Care Companies
  • Medical and Dental Practices
  • Non-Profit Organizations (e.g., American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, American Lung Association)
  • Nursing Homes and Residential Facilities
  • Private Consulting Firms
  • Public Health Departments (County and State)
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Relief Agencies
  • Research Institutes
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Advocate Health System
  • American Diabetes Association – Northern Illinois Area
  • American Red Cross
  • Amita Health
  • BlueCross BlueShield Association
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • County Health Departments – Boone, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Kewanee, Lake, McHenry, Peoria, Will, Winnebago
  • DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau
  • Easter Seals
  • Edward/Elmhurst Hospital
  • Fox Valley Hospice
  • Greater Elgin Family Care Center
  • Healthcare Consortium of Illinois
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
  • Kishwaukee Family YMCA
  • Milwaukee Health Department
  • Northern Illinois University – Campus Recreation Center
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Oak Crest Retirement Home
  • OSF Homecare
  • OSF St. Anthony Medical Center
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Safe Passage
  • School District U-46
  • University of Chicago
  • Village of Elk Grove
  • Village of Palatine
  • YMCA USA
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • ALE Solutions
  • BlueCross BlueShield Association
  • University of Chicago
  • West Cook YMCA
  • YMCA USA
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Aurora University
  • Benedictine University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Illinois – Chicago
Professional Associations
  • American College of Health Care Administrators
  • American College of Health Care Executives
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health
  • Illinois Public Health Association

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Agronomist
  • Biologist
  • Biological Researcher
  • Botanist
  • Conservation Biologist/Botanist
  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Ethnobotanist
  • Forester
  • Geneticist
  • Greenhouse Grower/Manager
  • High School Biology Teacher
  • Horticulturist National Forestry/Conservation Association Staff
  • National Park Service Employee
  • Natural Resources Project Manager
  • Naturalist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Plant Biochemist
  • Plant Geneticist
  • Plant Molecular Biologist
  • Science Writer
  • U.S. Forest Service Botanist/Ecologist
  • Wetland Ecologist
Possible Employers
  • Arboretums and Botanical Gardens
  • Agricultural Research Centers
  • Companies focusing on: pharmaceuticals, food, seed and nursery, fruit growers, and biotechnology
  • Conservation Organizations
  • Ecological Consulting Companies
  • Fermentation Industry
  • Local, Federal, State, and National Parks
  • High Schools, Colleges & Universities
  • Industries: petrochemical, chemical, lumber, and paper
  • Nurseries
  • Plant Research Centers
  • Seed Companies
  • State Conservation & Environmental Agencies
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Forest Service
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • AgBiome Inc.
  • Ag Source Cooperative Services
  • Burpee Seeds and Plant
  • Monsanto Corp
  • Chicago Botanical Garden
  • DeKalb Country Forest Preserve
  • Field Museum
  • Morton Arboretum
  • US Dept of Interior
  • US Forest Service
  • Volo Bog Natural State Area
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Monsanto Corp.
  • Morton Arboretum
  • US Forest Service
  • University of Chicago
  • USDA
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Iowa State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Washington State University
Professional Associations
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences: Careers in Biological Sciences
  • Botanical Society of America: Careers in Botany
  • The Student Conservation Association

Overview of Major

Laboratory Research-Oriented Job Titles
  • Assistant Scientist
  • Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biotechnology Lab Technician
  • Business Developer/Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Clinical Trial Research Assistant
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Technician
  • Facility Manager/Supervisor (Animal Sciences)
  • Forensic DNA Analyst
  • Geneticist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Quality Control Microbiologist
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Regulatory Affairs Associate
  • Research Assistant/Associate
  • Research Scientist
Non-Laboratory Research Oriented Job Titles
  • Accountant
  • Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Business Manager
  • Data Marketing Specialist
  • Engineer
  • Finance Manager
  • Government Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Associate
  • Manufacturing Associate/Manager
  • Patent Attorney
  • Patent Engineer
  • Process Development Technician
  • Product Marketing Manger
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Quality Control Analyst/Specialist
  • Technical Sales Specialist
  • Technical Writer/Medical Writer
Possible Employers
  • Agricultural Companies
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Chemical Companies
  • Clinics
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Crime Labs
  • Cosmetic Companies
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Government & Contract Research
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Companies
  • Research & Development Labs
  • Research Foundations
  • Scientific Journals
  • Testing Labs
Internships Obtained By NIU Students
  • Abbott Labs
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Eli Lilly
  • Illinois State Police Forensic Labs
  • Hutchinson Cancer Research Labs
  • Micro Star Labs
  • Monsanto Corp.
  • Ortho Illinois
  • Rush Univ. Medical Center
  • Sanford Research Center
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Illinois-Chicago, Pharmacy
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Abbott Labs
  • AbbVie
  • Baxter Scientific
  • Gene ID Inc
  • Illinois State Police Forensic Labs
  • Merck Research Labs
  • Monsanto Corp
  • Proteintech
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • UT- Athens
Graduate Schools Attended
  • Ohio State University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Washington State University
Professional Associations
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science – Careers Section
  • Biotechnology Innovation Organization
  • Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO)

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Botanist
  • Conservation Biologist/Ecologist
  • Conservation Scientist & Forester
  • Conservation Specialist
  • Eco-Tourism Manager
  • Endangered Species Manager
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Lobbyist
  • Field/Research Technician
  • Fish & Game Conservation Officer
  • Invasive Species Manager
  • Landscape Ecologist
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Park Naturalist/Park Ranger
  • Research Assistant
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Wildlife Public Educator and Outreach Specialist
  • Wildlife Specialist
  • Zoologist & Wildlife Biologist
Possible Employers
  • Aquariums and Zoos
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Fisheries
  • Government Agencies (e.g., EPA, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service)
  • Science Museums
  • Nature Centers
  • Non-Governmental Agencies (World Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society)
  • State and National Parks
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Chicago Botanical Garden
  • DeKalb County Forest Preserve
  • Field Museum
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Milwaukee Zoo
  • Morton Arboretum
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • US Department of Interior
  • US National Park Service
  • Volo Bog Natural State Area
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Chicago Botanical Garden
  • Field Museum
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • US Department of Interior
  • US National Park Service
  • Yale University
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Illinois State University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Montana
  • Utah State University
Professional Associations
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Society for Conservation Biology

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Environmental Microbiologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Industrial Microbiologist
  • K-12 Teacher (requires licensure)
  • Microbiologist
  • Quality Assurance Technologist
  • Quality Control Associate
  • Research Assistant/Associate
  • Research & Development Assistant
  • Sales/Technical Representatives
Possible Employers
  • Biochemical Companies
  • Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Clinical/Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Food and Beverage Processing Companies
  • Government - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC0, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Agriculture
  • Home and Personal Care Product Companies
  • Medical Device Companies
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Research Institutions
  • Waste Management Companies
  • Water Districts
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Eli Lilly
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Green Giant
  • Horizon Pharma
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Sanford Health Research Center
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Eli Lilly
  • EMSL Analytical Inc.
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • University of Chicago Blood Bank
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Ohio State University
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • Rush University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Washington State University
Professional Associations
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • American Society for Microbiology

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Biomedical Research Scientist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Naturopathic Physician
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician (Allopathic, M.D & Osteopathic, D.O.)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician Scientist (M.D./Ph.D.)
  • Podiatry
  • Veterinarian
Possible Employers
  • Academic and Hospital Research Settings
  • Animal Shelters and Rescue Agencies
  • Biomedical Companies
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Humane Societies
  • Laboratories and Regulatory Agencies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Private Research Foundations
  • State and Government Agencies
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
  • Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
  • National Institute of Health
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Sanford Health Research Center
  • St. Anne Medical Center
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Pharmacy
  • UTMB School of Medicine
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of North Carolina Medical School
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • University Washington Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Professional Schools Attended
  • Albert Einstein Medical School
  • Boston College School of Medicine
  • Boston College School of Pharmacy
  • Illinois College of Optometry
  • Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
  • Marquette University Dental School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Midwestern University School of Medicine
  • Midwestern University School of Pharmacy
  • Ohio State University School of Medicine
  • Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • SIU School of Medicine
  • Uniformed Services School of Medicine
  • University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Pharmacy
  • University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Illinois School of Medicine
  • University of Iowa Dental School
  • University of Michigan Dental School
  • University of Wisconsin College Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • University of Wisconsin Medical School
  • University Missouri College of Veterinary Med.
  • Wayne State Univ. College of Medicine
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine  
  • American Chiropractic Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association and Schools and Colleges of Optometry
  • American Veterinary Medical Association

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • Agricultural & Food Scientist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Carbon Trader
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemistry/Science Teacher
  • Chemical Salesman
  • Chemical Technicians
  • Chemists & Materials Scientists
  • College/University Faculty
  • Consumer Products Research Scientist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • FDA Inspector
  • Food and Flavor Chemist
  • Food Scientist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Hazmat Professional
  • Hydrologist
  • Medical Geneticist
  • Medicinal Chemist
  • Patent Attorney
  • Pharmaceutical/Medical/Chemical Sales Representative
  • Pharmaceutical Research Associate
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Safety Officer
  • Science Technicians
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Water Chemist
  • Water Industry Chemist
  • Water Reclamation Specialist
  • Water Resource Planner
  • Water Quality Specialist
Possible Employment Settings and Employers
  • Agricultural Research Firms
  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Chemical Companies
  • College & Universities
  • Commercial Testing Laboratories
  • Environmental Protection Organizations
  • Food Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Hazardous Waste Management Companies
  • Industrial Production & Inspection Agencies
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Medical Research Firms
  • Oil, Gas, and Petroleum Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Research Firms
  • Private & Public High Schools
  • Research& Development Laboratories/Organizations
  • Water and Energy Companies
Internships Obtained by NIU Students
  • FONA (Flavors of North America, International)
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Sensient Technologies Corporation
Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
  • FONA – Flavor of North America
  • J6 Polymers
  • Sensient Technologies Corporation
  • ThermoFisher
  • Univar
Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
  • Indiana University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Montana
  • Vanderbilt University
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • American Institute of Chemists
  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • CHEMPHARMA
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • Society of Toxicology

Overview of Major

Possible Job Titles
  • AlcaComputer Game Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Applications Programmer
  • Back-End Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • CAD/CAM Designer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Commercial Banking Computer Programmer
  • Computer & Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Consultant
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientists
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer-Control Programmers & Operator
  • Customer Insights Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Miner
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Developer
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Digital Analytics
  • Game Designer
  • GIS Specialist
  • Information Systems Programmer
  • Information Systems Specialist
  • Information Technologies Specialist
  • Insurance Applications Systems Programmer Analyst
  • IT Auditor
  • IT Technical Support
  • Java Developer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Network Security Manger
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Programmer
  • Search Engine Optimization Specialist
  • Security Operations Center Analyst
  • Software Applications Developers
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance Tester
  • Software Systems Developer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Structural Designer
  • System Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Telecommunications Network Administrator
  • Usability Engineer
  • Video Game Developer
  • Web Data Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Possible Employers
    • Accounting Firms
    • Banks & Investment Firms
    • College and Universities
    • Computer Development Firms
    • Computer Hardware Companies
    • Consulting Firms
    • Data Processing Service Firms
    • Energy Companies
    • Food Companies
    • Gaming Companies
    • Government Agencies
    • Health Care Facilities
    • Information Technology Companies
    • Insurance Companies
    • Manufacturing Firms
    • Network System Companies
    • Pharmaceutical Companies
    • Public Utility Firms
    • Research Organizations
    • Retailers
    • Software Development Firms
    • Technology Companies
    • Telecommunications Companies
    • Transportation Companies
    • Wholesale Businesses
    Internships Obtained by NIU Students
    • Alcatel Lucent
    • Allstate Insurance Company
    • Biwer & Associates
    • Equilibrium Contact Center, Inc.
    • Infinite Convergence Solutions
    • Infosys
    • McKesson Corporation
    • MultiPlan
    • NIU School of Art
    • Northwestern Medicine
    • Passage Technology
    • PSAV
    • Railinc
    Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
    • Ace Hardware
    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Argonne National Laboratory
    • AvTech
    • Biwer & Associates
    • Case Management Solutions
    • Gold Coast IT
    • LIDP Consulting Services, Inc.
    • Motorola
    • Passage Technology
    • Spring-Green Lawn Care
    • The Parts Place, Inc.
    • Wells Fargo
    Professional Associations
    • American Association for Artificial Intelligence
    • American Society for Information Science and Technology
    • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
    • Association for Computing Machinery
    • Association for Women in Computing
    • Association of Information Technology Professionals
    • Association of Software Professionals
    • Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
    • Computer Security Institute
    • Computing Research Association
    • CyberSecurity Institute
    • IEEE Computer Society
    • Independent Computer Consultant Association
    • Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society
    • International Game Developer Association
    • National Association of Programmers
    • Network Professional Association
    • Society for Technical Communication
    • Women in Technology

    Sample Job Titles
    • Construction inspector
    • Control systems architect
    • Design technician/Industrial designer
    • Electrical applications engineer
    • Engineering supervisor
    • Engineering technician
    • Field service engineer
    • Industrial/Safety engineer
    • IT Support Engineer
    • Lead optical engineer
    • Manufacturing engineer
    • Mechanical design engineer
    • Network Engineer
    • Operations engineer
    • Process design engineer
    • Product application engineer
    • Product design engineer
    • Production manager
    • Project manager
    • Sales applications engineer
    • Service engineer
    • Technology lifecycle manager
    • Water treatment engineer
    Types of Employers
    • Aerospace
    • Airlines
    • Architecture firms
    • Automotive sector
    • Colleges & Universities
    • Construction Companies
    • Defense contractors
    • Distribution facilities
    • Engineering Firms
    • Healthcare sector/hospitals
    • Manufacturing industries
    • Research facilities
    • Warehouses
    • Water Reclamation Facility
    Internships Obtained by NIU Students
    • BorgWarner
    • Caterpillar
    • CNH Industrial
    • Exelon
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group
    • Ford Motor Company
    • Greenlee-Textron
    • HydraForce
    • IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    • Ingersoll
    • John Deere
    • Nestlé
    • Omron
    • United Technologies
    • Vermeer
    • Woodward
    • Xylem
    Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
    • Accuride Corporation
    • Belcan Engineering
    • Bosch
    • Cat-I Glass Manufacturing
    • Charter Manufacturing
    • Coilcraft
    • Continental Auto
    • Custom Aluminum Products, Inc.
    • Daubert Chemical Company, Inc.
    • EleMech, Inc.
    • Forge Resources Group
    • General Electric
    • Glanbia Performance Nutrition
    • Gleason
    • Hearthside
    • Hospira
    • Johnson Controls
    • Lockheed Martin
    • Motorola
    • Navistar
    • Northrup Grumman Corporation
    • Raptor Engineering
    • Renishaw
    • Rolls Royce
    • Schneider Electric
    • Senior Flexonics
    • Smart Motion Robotics, Inc.
    • SPX Flow
    • Suncast Corporation
    • TTX
    • Unicarriers
    • UPM Raflatac
    Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
    • Georgia Tech
    • Milwaukee School of Engineering
    • Northern Illinois University
    • Northwestern Universityv
    • Purdue University
    • Stanford University
    • University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    • University of Illinois – Chicago
    • University of Michigan
    Professional Associations
    • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • American Society of Safety Engineers
    • Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB)
    • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
    • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    • Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
    • Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineers (SAE)
    • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
    • Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE)
    • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

    Overview of Major

    Possible Job Titles
    • Air Quality Planner
    • Arborist
    • Carbon Neutral Coordinator
    • Climate Specialist
    • College/University Faculty
    • Conservation Officer
    • Conservation Scientist
    • Eco-Tour Guide
    • Energy Policy Analyst
    • Environmental Analyst
    • Environmental and Safety Administrator
    • Environmental Compliance Specialist
    • Environmental Consultant
    • Environmental Education Officer
    • Environmental Educator
    • Environmental Engineer
    • Environmental Lawyer
    • Environmental Planner
    • Environmental Policy Analyst
    • Environmental Protection Specialist
    • Environmental Regulator or Inspector
    • Environmental Scientist
    • Environmental Soil or Water Technician
    • Environmental Sustainability Specialist
    • Environmental/Climate Evaluation Officer
    • Hazardous Waste Removal
    • Hydro-Ecologist
    • Hydrologist
    • Land Agent
    • Land Surveyor
    • Land Use Planner
    • Natural Resource Specialist
    • Naturalist
    • Outdoor/Park Interpreter
    • Park Naturalist/Ranger
    • Recycling & Reclamation Worker
    • Researcher
    • Research Technician
    • Reservoir Manager
    • Restoration Technician
    • Skilled Solar Installer
    • Solar Developer
    • Solid Waste Environmental Specialist
    • Sustainability Analyst
    • Sustainability Outreach Specialist
    • Sustainability Program Manager
    • Sustainable Materials Specialist
    • Waste Program Manager
    • Water Conservation Specialist
    • Water Quality Specialist
    • Water Reclamation Specialist
    • Water Resources Manager
    • Watershed Coordinator
    • Wildlife Conservation Officer
    Types of Employers
    • Animal Sanctuaries
    • Conservation Education & Education Groups – e.g., National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy
    • Consulting Firms
    • Energy Companies
    • Environmental Consulting Groups
    • Environmental Research Groups
    • Exploration Companies
    • Government Agencies – e.g., EPA, Illinois EPA, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service, local government
    • Industrial/Commercial Companies
    • Local, State & National Parks and Forest Preserves
    • Mines and Natural Areas
    • Museums
    • Nonprofit Agencies – e.g., American Wind Energy Association, Alliance for Environmental Sustainability, U.S. Green Building Council, Arts and Scraps
    • Petroleum & Natural Gas Companies
    • Water Industry
    Internships Obtained by NIU Students
    • CATIS
    • Citizens’ Environmental Commission, DeKalb
    • Entreamigos, Mexico
    • Illinois EPA
    • Isla Mexico
    • National Park Service
    • Sustainable RIVER Project
    Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
    • AmeriCorps Research Assistant
    • Georgie Sea Turtle Center
    • Northern Illinois University Student Association – Director of Environmental Affairs
    Professional Associations
    • Air and Waste Management Association
    • American Fisheries Society
    • American Geological Institute
    • American Industrial Hygiene Association
    • American Sanctuary Association
    • American Society for Environmental History
    • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
    • American Solar Energy Society
    • American Wind Energy Association
    • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
    • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
    • Donald Vial Center on Employment in the Green Economy
    • Ecology Society of America
    • Economics for Equity & Environment
    • Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
    • International District Energy Association
    • International Hydropower Association
    • International Solar Energy Society
    • International Society for Industrial Ecology
    • International Union of Air Pollution Prevention & Environmental Protection Associations
    • International Water Association
    • National Association of Clean Air Agencies
    • National Association of Environmental Professionals
    • National Council for Science and the Environment
    • National Ground Water Association
    • National Park & Recreation Association
    • National Wildlife Federation
    • North American Association of Environmental Education
    • Society for Conservation Biology
    • Society for Ecological Restoration
    • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
    • Soil and Water Conservation Society
    • Solar Energy Industries Association
    • Solid Waste Association of North America
    • Student Conservation Association
    • Water Environment Federation

    Overview of Major

    Possible Job Titles
    • Actuary
    • Actuarial Assistant
    • Bill and Account Collector
    • Budget Analyst
    • Business Analyst
    • College/University Faculty
    • Compensation Analyst
    • Consultant
    • Consumer Products Research Scientist
    • Corporate Finance Analyst
    • Cost Analyst
    • Cost Estimator
    • Credit Risk Analyst
    • Cryptanalyst
    • Data Analyst
    • Data Modeler
    • Data Miner
    • Data Scientist
    • Economist
    • Equity Trader
    • Estimation and Modeling Analyst
    • Financial Analyst
    • Insurance Underwriter
    • Investment Analyst
    • Investment Broker
    • Loan Officer
    • Marketing Analyst
    • Math Teacher
    • Mathematician
    • Operations Analyst
    • Personal Financial Advisor
    • Policy Analyst
    • Pricing Analyst
    • Quantitative Analyst
    • Research Analyst
    • Risk Analyst
    • Sales Analyst
    • Statistician
    • Surveyor
    • Web Data Analyst
    Possible Employers
    • Aerospace Companies
    • Aircraft/Missile Manufacturers
    • irline Companies
    • Brookings Institute
    • Colleges & Universities
    • Computer Manufacturers
    • Computer Service Companies
    • Computer Software Companies
    • Consulting Firms
    • Corporations in All Fields
    • Electrical Equipment Companies
    • Engineering Firms
    • Financial Institutions
    • Government Agencies
    • Insurance Companies
    • Market Research Firms
    • Public Policy Organizations
    • Research Firms
    • Secondary Schools
    • Think Tanks
    Internships Obtained by NIU Students
    • Allstate
    • Hospira
    • Lauterbach & Amen, LLP
    • NIU Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
    Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
    • Align US, Inc.
    • Township High School District #211
    Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
    • University of Wisconsin – Madison
    Professional Associations
    • American Mathematical Society
    • American Mathematics Association
    • American Statistical Association
    • Association for Symbolic Logic
    • Association for Women in Mathematics
    • Benjamin Banneker Association (Mathematics education advocacy)
    • Casualty Actuarial Society
    • Institute of Mathematical Sciences
    • Mathematical Association of America
    • National Association of Mathematicians
    • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
    • Society of Actuaries
    • TODOS: Mathematics for ALL (Mathematics education advocacy)

    Overview of Major

    Possible Job Titles
    • Bacteriologist
    • Clinical Chemist
    • Clinical Lab Scientist
    • Computer Operations Managers
    • Cytotechnologist
    • Faculty Member/Professor
    • Hematology Specialist
    • Histotechnologist
    • Laboratory Managers/Directors
    • Manager, Laboratory Services
    • Medical Laboratory Scientist
    • Medical Laboratory Technologist
    • Pathologist
    • Pathologists’ Assistant
    • Quality Assurance Officers
    • Safety Officers
    • Sales Representative (Biomedical Equipment & supply Companies)
    • Technologist in Cytogenetics
    • Technologist in Molecular Biology
    Possible Employers
    • American Red Cross
    • Biomedical Equipment and Supply Companies
    • Blood Banks
    • Clinics & Physician Offices
    • Education
    • Environmental Testing Laboratories
    • Fertility Clinics
    • Forensic Laboratories (State & Municipal)
    • Government Agencies (i.e., CDC, FBI, FDA, NASA, Crime Laboratories, Public Health Departments, Military)
    • Hospital Laboratories
    • Medical, Biotechnology, & Industrial Laboratories
    • Peace Corps
    • Pharmaceutical Companies
    • Research Settings (Industry, Medical Centers, & Universities)
    • State and Community Health Departments
    • Veterinary & Zoo Clinics/Laboratories
    Internships Obtained by NIU Students
    • Advocate Health Care
    • Edward/Elmhurst Hospital
    • Loyola University Medical Center
    • Northwestern Medicine
    Professional Associations
    • American Association for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    • American Society for Clinical Pathology

    Overview of Major

    Possible Job Titles
    • Acoustical Consultant
    • Actuarial Analyst
    • Aerospace Engineer
    • Associate Data Scientist
    • Assistant Professor
    • Astronomer
    • Astrophysicist
    • Biophysicist
    • Carbon Trader
    • Clinical Scientist/Researcher
    • Computational Physics
    • Computing Engineer
    • Crime and Intelligence Analyst
    • Data Analyst/Predictive Modeler
    • Editors
    • Energy Specialist
    • Engineer
    • Entry Writer
    • Gaming Specialist
    • Geophysicist
    • High School Teacher
    • Light and Optics Specialist
    • Material Scientist
    • Media Relations Specialist
    • Medical Physicist
    • Molecular Physicist
    • Nuclear Physicist
    • Optical Engineer
    • Physicist
    • Plasma Physicist
    • Research Scientist
    • Sales Representative
    • Satellite Engineer
    • Software Engineer
    • Technical Research Assistant
    Employment Settings
    • Aerospace Industry
    • Aircraft Manufacturers
    • Automobile Manufacturers
    • Chemical Manufacturers
    • Computer Gaming Firms
    • High Schools, Colleges & Universities
    • Computer Hardware/Software Manufacturers
    • Department of Energy
    • Electrical Equipment Manufacturers
    • Electronics Industry
    • Financial Industry
    • Government Agencies
    • Hospitals and Healthcare
    • Intelligence/Security Industry
    • Military
    • Observatories
    • Petroleum Industry
    • Power Plants
    • Research & Development Firms
    • Scientific Journals
    • Steel/Metals Industry
    • Technical Consulting Firms
    • Telephone/Cable Industry
    • Waste Management Firms
    Internships Obtained by NIU Students
    • Argonne National Laboratory
    • Fermilab
    • NASA
    Employers Who Have Hired NIU Graduates
    • American Modern Insurance Group
    • Ameritrade
    • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
    • Argonne National Laboratory
    • Bancroft Middle School
    • Best Buy
    • College of DuPage
    • Deference Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
    • Fermilab
    • Henkel Corporation
    • JEAcoustics
    • Lehman Brothers
    • Loeb Electric
    • Matlab
    • Marmion Academy
    • Mayo Clinic
    • NASA
    • Northern Illinois University
    • Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS)
    • Quad City Manufacturing Laboratory
    • RCN Freight
    • Sterling Trader, INC
    • Wolfram Research
    Graduate Schools Attended by NIU Alumni
    • Clemson University
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Yale School of Medicine
    Professional Associations
    • Acoustical Society of America
    • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
    • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
    • American Association of Physics Teachers
    • American Astronomical Association
    • American Institute of Physics
    • American Physical Society
    • Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology
    • Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics
    • National Association of Science Writers
    • North American Crystallographers
    • The Board on Physics and Astronomy
    • The Forum on Industrial Physics

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