Anonymous asked:
I'm a sophmore this year & was wondering if that gives me better chances of getting a job on campus. Other than that is it difficult to get a job on campus? Is there an easier way to obtain a job? Anything helps, thanks! :)

I’m not sure if it gives you a better chance, but it does help because you know a little more about places that are hiring. Normally places start hiring at the end of the semester for the NEXT semester. 

The best way to get a job on campus is to know someone.

It also helps to be involved on campus. When I first started working at the front desk, my supervisor was extremely impressed with all my leadership experience. 

The dining halls are often hiring. Try the bookstores, the front desks, the little “cafes” around campus, and ResTech to name a few. Check out the HR website and put an application out there. You would be surprised at how many things you are qualified for that you didn’t realize.

Good Luck! :D

Anonymous asked:
Hey, I'm hoping to transfer into the illustration program next year. Do you know anything about the art department at NIU? I've heard it's a little difficult to get into.

Can anyone help them out?

Anonymous asked:
Are there many lesbians? Im also worried my roommate will be homophobia :/

Yes, there are tons of different people here.

If your roommate is homophobic then make sure the communication is open between you two, people can surprise you. And if you’re still at loss visit the LGBTQ resource center for more!

http://www.niu.edu/lgbt/resourcecenter/ 

Anonymous asked:
1.) I have pretty extreme social anxiety and I'm worried about any sort of public speaking I'll have to do in class. I saw that I have to take a communications/speech class and was wondering how that is in terms of talking in front of that specific class and just a normal class in general. 2.) What's average class size? Mostly one size, or is it like a combination of small and lecture hall sized classes? (I'm going to be focusing my major and minor around accounting and finance if that helps)

I’m not completely sure on class size for Business majors, but I’m sure someone else has some ideas…

As for the COMS class. The average class size for those classes are about 20-25 people (at least when I was taking it) and it isn’t that bad. My class only had to give 3 speeches and it was a variety of people who were awesome at public speaking, and people who needed that extra push to get going. 

Most people just get through it. Public speaking can be extremely scary, but there isn’t a ton of pressure, so that should be helpful. 

For normal classes, there can be anywhere from 12-30 people. Then there are classes like PSYC that has 50 people. Then, there are lecture halls which can hold 100, 200, or even 300+ people. But it really depends on the class.

Hope this was helpful.

If anyone can add anything about the business classes, that would be wonderful!!!!

Anonymous asked:
Why is it so hard to get into the program for Early Childhood Studies?

The program is extremely selective with a GPA and previous experience requirement. From what I’m told, the major is pretty popular.

If you message me off Anon, I can give you the URL of a person who is currently in the major. And I will answer you back privately.  

Anonymous asked:
How difficult is it to get scholarships here at NIU?

It’s pretty difficult, because the university doesn’t have millions of dollars to just give away. But if you are persistent you will probably get one.

Most scholarship are scholarships because people donate to NIU.

Sophomore I got one because I was in the scholarship office consistently applying for everything I qualified for.

Make sure that you apply to NIU before March 1st, that way, if you qualify- you can get the MAP grant!

Don’t give up.

Anonymous asked:
I'm transferring to NIU in the fall as a sophomore. Any advice for transfer students?

Are you living in the dorms or an apartment? If you’re living in the dorms, you’re in luck because you will always be surrounded by people and making friends will be easier. 

If you are living in an apartment, do not fret. There will be plenty of fun events that you can do around campus. Especially during opening weekend. 

While on the topic of fun events, also attend events with Free Food. Because…. Free Food.

Don’t be afraid to get involved… In either living situation.

The more involved you are, the happier you will be. Get a job, attend sporting events, see plays, and take classes seriously. 

Get COMS 100 and ENGL 103 (& ENGL 104)  out of the way as soon as you can. Because those classes are smaller and are full of Freshman. (That is, if you haven’t already taken their equivalent at your other school)

Visit your advisor, but also take your education into your own hands. Go in to each appointment knowing what you need. 

Be an adult and take responsibility for yourself and your education.

Watch for cars when crossing the street and people on bikes. 

Walk through your class schedule before classes start so you don’t get confused on your first day.

Be kind to others.

allhailthecoffeegoddess asked:
New Transfer Student majoring in pre-physical Therapy. What do people do for fun in Dekalb? And is there any appropriate way to approach your apartment neighbor to ask them to keep playing "In the Air tonight" by Phil Collins

First off, well done, because that major is really tough. Work hard and you could have a chance of getting into the DPT program.

Well, that’s a really good question. Depends what you’re into. I personally enjoy going to the movies, going to Family Sports Center in Sycamore for some mini-golf, eating Frozen Custard at Ollies, wondering aimlessly around pretty much any store at any time, eating IHop at 2am, attending sporting events, watching people drive up and down the rows in the DuSable parking lot because they can’t find a spot.

And yes the appropriate way is to also play the song, but louder. And soon enough your neighbor will come over and tell you that you have a great taste in music. Then you will both play it loud and fall in love.

If anyone has anything to add, please do!

Anonymous asked:
What's the best way to get a job on campus?

Start at the dining halls. They are almost always hiring.

Know someone who also has a job and ask them to hook you up.

Apply at the right time. A lot of places around campus hire before the semester. And by that I mean, they start looking for people to start working the next semester starting in November or April. 

Pay attention to the HR website. I’ve seen many job postings that require a small application process and are looking for people who can work 10-20 hours a week.

And while doing all these things, be mature. The biggest reason people don’t get hired is because employers can tell they don’t care. If you really want a job you need to work for it, and show dedication, even if it is only part time.

Remember, the connections you make now can help you in both your near and distant future. 

Anonymous asked:
To the person who asked about Douglas bathrooms-I lived there last year and they are ridiculously disgusting. Twice we had some dirty ass girl leave her used sanitary napkins all over the bathroom. Also they don't clean em over the weekends-so if somebody on the floor yacks Friday night u hafta smell that till Monday.

Classy.

Anonymous asked:
This is a general question for all the dorm bathrooms, but how about the conditions in Douglas? Are they really gross or somewhat decent? Thanks! :)

That’s a very good question.

It really depends on how clean the people are who live on the floor.

But let’s be honest here, they are gross. Even though they get cleaned every day, they still are the cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen in my life.

I’m not a big fan of how they are set up either. But I lived in Neptune all 4 years, so this question would be better suited for someone who has actually lived in Douglas.

Anyone?

Anonymous asked:
To the incomer asking about Greek Life, DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT IT AT ALL DO IT and check it out! :)