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Mission

The Career Development Center provides resources for career preparation and advancement for the Northeastern Illinois University Community. The Career Development Center aims to guide individuals with all phases of their career development when transitioning from college to career. We engage and empower the community through career exploration and job preparation to be successful leaders in a global world.

Vision

The Career Development Center will be a leader in providing career development strategies for lifelong employability and advancement in a global world. We aspire to provide innovative services leading to lifelong personal and career success.


The Career Development Center assists Northeastern Illinois University students and alumni in developing appropriate major and career options through individual appointments, assessments, job fairs, workshops, and many other on and off campus events.

We offer drop-in resume critiques Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3pm.  At all other times, appointments are required.  Please call (773) 442-4680 to schedule an appointment.

Office Hours

Spring Semester

Monday - Wednesday: 8:30 a.m - 7:00 p.m; Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m

Summer Semester

Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m; Wednesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m

Appointment Scheduling

To schedule an appointment to meet with a member of our staff, please call (773) 442-4680, or visit B-119 during our office hours listed above.

Resume Critique Drop-In Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (No appointment necessary during these hours).

Students and alumni may have their resume and/or cover letter critiqued by a career advisor at no cost. During the above drop-in hours, you will receive a brief, 15-minute critique of your resume. More in-depth resume critiques may be scheduled by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (773-442-4680) or visit the office during regular office hours (Bldg. B, room 119).

Resume Drop Box

Can't make it in during resume critique hours? You can always send your resume to our resume dropbox email address at resumes@neiu.edu Please allow five business days to recieve a feedback from one of our career coordinators. If you need immediate assistance, you are advised to come in during resume critique hours or make an appointment.

If you need help getting started, please review our Resume Writing Guides for writing objective statementsdescribing employment experiences, and view sample resumes and cover letters that are available under the Finding a Job/Internship - Students and Alumni tab.

Meet our Staff

Dr. Elaine Blair, Ph.D., Director of the Career Development Center
E-mail: e-blair@neiu.edu

Eric Austin, MBA, Internship Coordinator / Career Advisor
E-mail: e-austin1@neiu.edu

Antoinette McConnell, M.Ed., Assistant Director / Operations Coordinator
E-mail: a-mcconnell@neiu.edu

Yuki Burt, M.A., GCDF, Coordinator for Career Services / Career Advisor
E-mail: y-sasatoni@neiu.edu

Daniel Gillespie, Office Support
Email: d-gillespie@neiu.edu

Joanna Rivera, Career Services Specialist / Student Assistant
E-mail: j-rivera54@neiu.edu

To schedule an appointment to meet with a member of our staff, please call (773) 442-4680.

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