Students bring the motivation, the Career Development Office brings the structure.

Together, we co-create a job search strategy launching you to career success. 

Schedule an appointment with a Career Readiness Advisor today!

We work as hard as you do for your career success-- Check out  what that means!

Do you love to-do lists? Looking for a plan? Click here to plan your career milestones.

To get started:

Log into, select Student Services, and access CareerBeam & Hire NLU.

‌You can also access the Career Development webpage down to the left.

Career Development on the Portal  

FOR ALUMNI: Looking for long-term career coaching support?

The Career Transitions Center of Chicago (CTC) is a not-for-profit organization which provides support to those seeking a job, looking for meaningful work or otherwise undergoing a career transition. National Louis University students, alumni, staff and faculty receive a discount on CTC's career programming.

The overarching goal of CTC is to successfully facilitate the job searches and career transitions of its clients through training, support and fellowship. They provide clients with the following services:

  • 40+ volunteer Job Coaches provide advice on every phase of the job search including skills and talent assessment, development of marketing tools (resumes, letters, etc.), plans of action, company and industry research, job interviewing, compensation negotiations, networking, and more;
  • Over 200  employment workshops for conducting a successful job search [resumes, networking, interviewing; negotiating] are offered every year;
  • Two weekly Peer Support Groups featuring speakers and networking opportunities;
  • 10 workstations with computers, internet connections and phones for conducting job search activities.

Virtual Career Services

With the launch of CTC Virtual Services, you can use the coaching and proven search assistance of CTC wherever you live in the U.S. or Canada. This twelve-week program gets you farther faster using coaching (phone, Skype, etc.) and Web-based tools, as well as a phone-based peer group focused expressly on stepping up your networking effectiveness and confidence. Thinking about what’s next or what’s possible in your career? Your qualified CTC job/career coach will help you define your vision, build a compelling case for employment, initiate outreach and identify opportunities, prepare for interviews and organize a project plan to keep you focused and progressing. To find out more, contact

See the CTC Brochure for more details about the center's offerings.

Career Transitions Center of Chicago
703 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 906-9908


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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