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Faculty Resources

The success of our students is a top priority for both NLU faculty and the Career Development staff.  By working together, we can ensure that our students and alumni achieve their career goals and experience success as future professionals.

To help our students and alumni reach their goals, we offer a variety of valuable services. We actively support members of the NLU community through each stage of their career cycle- whether they are just beginning to investigate possible career options or are seasoned professionals looking to take their career to the next level. Faculty are encouraged to engage with Career Development staff to help their students plan their job search efforts.

Faculty Action Guide - How you can help:

We recognize and appreciate the unique relationship our faculty develop with our students and the powerful impact NLU instructors have on their career paths. We welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty to meet the career development needs of our students.

Here are some ways that faculty can help guide students in their career development:

Refer students to the Career Development office for one on one assistance from our Career Advisors. Our advisors work closely with students and alumni to address their specific career goals, regardless of the stage of their career planning. The earlier we are able to connect with students during their academic path, the better!

Post announcements in D2L for various job fair and campus events.

Distribute flyers in class for upcoming job fairs and career events. Contact us at for flyers.

Schedule a class presentation. Our Career Advisors can come to your class and present on any of the career topics below that are relevant to your students. We will customize a presentation that speaks to the needs of your class or conduct an overview of our services and resources available. See below for sample topics.

Utilize Career Beam (accessible in the NLU portal) in your class curriculum for career exploration class assignments- ask us how and we can show you.

Encourage your students to use HIRE NLU (accessible in the NLU portal) to request a resume review and to view our NLU job board. The NLU job board is filled with hundreds of job postings specifically targeting NLU graduates. Communicate with students in your program and classes about job openings in your field.

Discuss the importance of starting the job search early in your classes with your students.

NCE Faculty: Utilize this comprehensive list of resources for education students in your classroom. Among the helpful links are you can use are the NCE Job Search Timelineapplitrack essay tips and a thorough list of teacher-related links.

CPSA Faculty: check out our Career Advice by Industry page for information specific to your field of interest.

Connecting with Employers

In addition to ways you can engage above, faculty are also encouraged to help students engage with prospective employers in their field and also to get involved with Career Development events to talk to employers and network. Career Development invites you to encourage students to be active in their job search and also to be active in working with our office as you become aware of job openings. Here is what you need to know.

  • Know of an open position that you'd like to promote to NLU students? The Career Development Office can help communicate job and internship opportunities to NLU student and alumni job seekers via our online job board, HIRE NLU. Requests for job postings can be sent via email directly to or 312-261-3270. Employers can also login and post positions and search NLU resumes in HIRE NLU.
  • NLU hosts three major job fairs each year- an Educator Job Fair in March and Career Expos for every field in October and May. Encourage your students to attend.
  • Employer Classroom Visits: Interested in having an employer in the field come talk to your class?  Faculty may request to have employers come and speak to their classrooms. We have a number of employer partners who are eager to connect with NLU students. To request an employer visit please refer to the Career Development Office Request Form in the NLU portal or email

Career Development Services

Services provided by Career Development include the following. Please refer your students to meet with our staff at any time.

  • One-on-one appointments: If your students approach you with career-related questions, please connect with our Career Advisors for an appointment. We can assist students with all aspects of career development ranging from the initial phase of exploring possible careers to coaching them through their final interview and anything in between.
  • Class Presentations: Career Development staff are available for in-class presentations on a variety of professional development topics including:
    • Job interview success
    • Career Exploration
    • Job search strategies and career planning
    • Using social media and LinkedIn
    • Resume and cover letter writing
    • Networking and personal branding
  • Workshops and events: The Career Development Office hosts interactive, on-campus workshops throughout the year on a variety of professional development topics including networking and social media, personal branding and how to build an effective resume.  Information on upcoming workshops can be viewed here.
  • Online Resources: The Career Development website offers a number of helpful resources including program-specific resume guides and sample resumes, a cover letter guide and template, interviewing tips and job search advice by industry. Feel free to incorporate this information into your class.

Ready to get started?

Contact us with any questions or to utilize Career Development services in your classes at or 312-261-3270.


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