Undergraduate Advising and Student Resources

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Our top priority at NIU is the health and well-being of our campus community. The university has announced that classes will continue with virtual instruction. More information on this can be found on NIU's COVID-19 webpage. Read a special message from Dean Rajagopalan to NIU Business students about COVID-19.

We have adapted our services to a non-face-to-face format. Our modified advising opportunities include:

  • Virtual video conference (conducted via Teams in Office 365)
  • Phone call
  • NIU email
  • IM chat (conducted via Teams in Office 365)

View this message from your advisors to learn how you can connect with us via Microsoft Teams. If you're not sure who your advisor is, log in to MyNIU and look for the advisor information box on the Student Center Page. 

We will be monitoring email throughout this period. Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

Undergraduate Advising and Student Resources

Be who you are. Discover who you want to be. What piques your interest and inspires you to keep digging? Is it data analysis? Reaching a target audience via social media? Honing your entrepreneurial instincts? At NIU’s College of Business, you’ll learn what your strengths are, how to build on them and, ultimately, how to put it all to work in a career that’s the perfect fit for you.

Our academic advisors are ready to help you along the way. They specialize in accountancy, business administration, finance, marketing, management, and operations management and information systems. The environment they create promotes responsibility and will help you develop into a successful professional.

Your advisor will help you:

  • Define and work toward your academic and career goals.
  • Make use of campus resources.
  • Develop a degree completion plan and monitor your progress.
  • Learn about academic expectations, graduation requirements and responsibilities.
  • Get involved with engagement opportunities.

What to Expect from Your Undergraduate Advisor

Your advisor will:

  • Help you understand university policies and procedures, general education requirements and program curriculums.
  • Provide encouragement and guidance as you define and attain your goals.
  • Tell you about campus resources and services that can enhance your time at NIU.
  • Help you build relationships with faculty, staff and other students.
  • Maintain confidentiality and promote ethical behavior.
  • Answer your questions and concerns.
  • Promote your ability to think critically, solve problems and make informed decisions about your future.
  • Keep track of your academic progress and remind you of important academic deadlines.