Alumni Benefits

Your status as an alumnus or alumna of Northern Illinois University entitles you to great benefits from the university, the NIU Alumni Association and our corporate partners.

Alumni Career Services

careers NIU Career Services has several useful web resources available to NIU alumni, including “Huskies Get Hired,” NIU’s web-based job referral system, which provides access to over 1,000 internship and job postings at any time. We want to draw special attention to Big Interview. This free platform allows you to record answers to practice interview questions, review them yourself or share them with others in your network for feedback.

Career North

career North CareerNorth, is a provider of online career and professional development preparation tools and courses. These courses are interactive, engaging and accessible, allowing alumni to strengthen their professional skills from wherever and whenever. CareerNorth's platform offers a wide variety of courses in career development and lifelong learning, giving alumni the opportunity to strengthen their interview skills, hone their resumes and cover letters, equip themselves for career changes and expand their professional skill set.


careers The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is the largest and only accredited collegiate leadership
development program in the United States with over 750 chapters across the country and more than 1.8 million
members. A student chapter of the honor society has been active at Northern Illinois University (NIU) since 2019. Alumni can enroll at anytime by visiting and entering nomination code,19865-225-12837


careers The NIUAA is excited to announce our new partnership with TicketsatWork! Now you’ll have access to exclusive savings on theme parks, hotels, concerts, movie tickets and more! Visit, click on "Become A Member" and enter NIUALUM as the company code to get started saving!

 Farmers Insurance ChoiceSM

careers The NIU Alumni Association (NIUAA) and Farmers GroupSelectSM have worked together to make their insurance platform, Farmers Insurance Choice, available to alumni. This platform is an easy way to compare and shop with several carriers for their insurance for autos and homes, as well as for renters, motorcycles, boats, RVs, and more. Users of the platform can customize quotes for policies to fit their needs. Learn more at

Alumni Insurance Program

careers The Northern Illinois University Alumni Insurance Program is a convenient source for health, life and travel insurance for alumni and their family members. Get more information on these insurance plans by visiting or call American Insurance Administrators at 800-922-1245 weekdays, 8 am – 6 pm, Eastern Time.
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Discounts on Professional Education Programs

careers NIU alumni receive discounts when enrolling in continuing professional education courses. NIU Continuing Professional Education offers workshops, certification and certification-prep courses in human resources, facilities management, engineering, project management, finance and accounting. Classes are taught online and at locations around northern Illinois.

Display Your Pride

careers NIU Alumni save 15% on any NIU diploma frame with code HuskiePride! Give that NIU degree the respect it deserves: You earned it, now frame it! Celebrate those Huskie memories and show off your red and black pride with a high-quality, handcrafted diploma frame from Church Hill Classics.
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NIU License Plates

careers Now featuring the new NIU Huskie logo, NIU license plates are a fantastic way to support your alma mater while showing off your Northern pride. 
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Book Your Vacation to Orlando Today!

careers Save Up To 35% On Your Orlando Vacation! Orlando Employee Discounts offers Exclusive Pricing on Hotels & Vacation Homes in or nearby Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando! We are also the Largest Wholesaler of Tickets for Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World, and ALL Orlando Area Theme Parks and Attractions! 

NIU Recreation Center Alumni Discount

careers If you were a graduate from NIU, you can purchase or renew your alumni membership online. Simply log in to the MyRec website using your NIU credentials or your MyRec username and password. If you don't have your NIU credentials or a MyRec username and password, email and include your full name when you graduated from NIU. You can also purchase or renew your membership in person at the Recreation Center front desk.

Founders Memorial Library Courtesy Card

careers NIU alumni may apply for a courtesy card.  Courtesy card holders may check out most library materials for four weeks (see Circulation Policies and Circulation Loan Periods for a full explanation of courtesy card privileges).  Courtesy cards are valid for a period of one year; a new application is required each year.

NIU Foundation Job Board

careers The NIU Foundation is making a difference and we think you can play a part in it too. If you believe in working for an organization that truly changes the world, betters the lives of our students, champions our cause and has established a great working culture among our staff, the NIU Foundation is for you! Apply today!

Official NIU Alumni Association LinkedIn Group

careers This LinkedIn group is specifically for Northern Illinois University alumni.                                                                                            

careers Whether you are looking for NIU alumni merchandise for yourself or shopping for the Huskies in your life, you will find great items available and ready to ship at

NIU Alumni Forwarding Email Account

careers Alumni who wish to retain a permanent NIU Alumni Association forwarding email address ( should fill out this form.