Career Clusters

Career Services grouped careers into six different clusters. These Career Clusters will help you to explore various career options, broaden your internship and job opportunities, and provide you with targeted information and resources for campus career events, employer visits as well as networking opportunities.

If you are deciding on a career path potential academic and career paths join the Exploring Career Options cluster. 

Discover Your Career Cluster

Don’t worry if you’re not sure about your major, or which Career Cluster you should choose! In fact, you can choose more than one cluster. The whole point is to explore your options, see what kinds of internships and jobs are available Huskies Get Hired in the fields that interest you and help you to identify the skills and experiences you will need to launch a successful career.

How to Sign Up

Career Clusters integrate with the Huskies Get Hired system. This allows employers to post internships and job opportunities based on the relevant cluster (or clusters) and for students to search by cluster, making for a targeted match.

Here's how to sign up:

  • Log in to your Huskies Get Hired account with your ZID and MyNIU password.
  • Navigate to "My Account"
  • Click "Academic"
  • Click "Join a Career Cluster" and choose the cluster(s) you are interested in from the list.
  • Click "Save Changes"

That’s it! Once you’ve signed up, Career Services will begin to send you information on workshops, networking events, alumni contacts, employer visits and more. So be sure to explore the clusters in the links above and sign up with Huskies Get Hired!