Internships and Careers

Students

Internship and career preparation are embedded in the NIU Business experience.

  • The Career Compass program helps you discover more about yourself, set academic and professional goals, and make a plan to reach those goals.
  • UBUS 110: Business in Action immerses you in a live consulting project your first year at NIU. You gain resume-worthy experience, exposure to real-world application across business disciplines, and early validation of your choice of majors.
  • The Business Passport activities broaden your business perspective, enhance your marketability and help you define your personal brand.
  • Departmental Careers Courses help you explore career opportunities in your major, prepare you with job search strategies and skills, and hone the professional skills that will set you apart.
  • NIU Career Services supports your career growth by offering an abundance of professional development resources, workshops, the Huskies Get Hired online job board, and employer connections.
  • NIU Career Services and College of Business departments host Career Fairs, Meet the Firm Events, and Talent Nights to connect you to potential internship and full-time opportunities. Watch the Upcoming Events below for details.

Employers

Our academic programs blend hands-on problem-solving, functional and foundational business knowledge, leadership and professional skills, and ethical awareness. In and out of the classroom, our diverse students are prepared with the knowledge and experience to hit the ground running as interns and full-time hires in your organization.

Resources and Tips for Building Your Employment Brand and Recruiting NIU Business Students
  • Host a Barsema Hall Meet & Greet Table.
  • Host a workshop for NIU Business students, present to a student organization, share your content expertise in a classroom.
  • Unpaid internships must meet the criteria in the U.S. Department of Labor test for unpaid interns.
  • Paid internships typically attract more candidates. If needed, our internship coordinators can provide guidance on establishing rates of compensation.
  • Summer interns are typically recruited the fall prior. Participating in our on-campus recruitment activities will increase the quality of your applicant pool.
  • Post internships and full-time positions on Huskies Get Hired!
  • Request e-mail blasts of open positions through our online job board Huskies Get Hired!
  • Attend the NIU All-Majors Internship and Job Fair and our College of Business career events. Watch the upcoming dates below for details.
  • Contact Amy Buhrow at abuhrow@niu.edu for information on any of the above activities.

Events

Top Internship Organizations

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Plante Moran PLLC
  • BDO USA LLP
  • RSM US LLP
  • Discover Financial Services
  • CohnReznick LLP
  • Crowe LLP
  • Enterprise Holdings Inc.
  • KPMG US LLP
  • Menard Inc
  • Miller, Cooper, & Co. Ltd
  • ALDI US
  • CBIZ MHM LLC
  • CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Jewel-Osco/Albertsons Companies Inc.
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