Hiring NIU Students

NIU uses an online placement tool called Huskies Get Hired. The software allows employers to post jobs, accept applications, choose students to interview and schedule on-campus interviews. The software allows students to post resumes to general “resume books” and to respond to employer job postings with a cover letter and/or resume.

We strongly recommend that all employers and students use Huskies Get Hired. For help with this tool, contact Carolyn Ramsey in NIU Career Services at 815-753-7170 or cramsey@niu.edu.

Internship Process

The objective of the academic internship is to provide students with a supervised program of employment and academic experience to assist the student in determining career paths and objectives while obtaining academic credit. The internship employment period is a minimum of 10 weeks of full-time experience. Spring internships typically begin in early January and continue through late March or mid-April, depending on the nature of the internship. Summer internships typically begin in mid-to-late May and continue through early August. Fall internships occur from late August to late November.

An internship provides:

  • practical application of accounting experience.
  • development of competencies in operational tasks in the accounting field.
  • exposure to the physical, academic and environmental requirements of a professional accounting career.
  • development of the intern’s communication skills – written, oral and listening.
  • experience with interpersonal skills needed for success.
  • opportunity for the employer to evaluate the future employability of the intern.

Employer Steps in the Recruiting Process

  1. Review and accept the NIU Department of Accountancy Job Offer Policy
  2. Register and post open position(s) on Huskies Get Hired
  3. Request an interview schedule using Huskies Get Hired
  4. Register for and attend an Accountancy Career Fair

Questions about Recruiting?

Contact Tamara Phelan, Director of Accountancy Internships, at 815-753-6208 or tphelan@niu.edu.

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