LighthouseCareer Services

Located on the top floor of the Edminster Student Union.

Students with career goals within their first year of college are 50% more likely to complete.

- Community College Completion Study, CCRC

Explore your future ♦ Light your way

Mission Statement

North Idaho College Career Services provides high quality, responsive career counseling, resources, and education to students, prospective students, and alumni, to help ensure that their education is purposeful, to assist them in choosing and achieving meaningful career and life goals, and to increase their lifelong opportunities for success.

We are here to help you choose the services that meet your needs.

A variety of resources are offered for you in  Career Services here at North Idaho College. These services are designed to help you discover the career that is just right for you. Learn about your interests, abilities and skills, values, personality, and preferred job characteristics. Then receive help exploring the vast array of career information. Finally, we offer assistance with job search skills such as resume preparation and interviewing, as well as a variety of job listing resources, so you can find the right employment opportunities.

Job OpeningsBegin the Career Development Process

Step 1 - Finding out about yourself

Step - Exploration and Information

Step 3 - Job Search

Don't Miss the IDOL Big Spring Job Fair April 11, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls!

More info here:

  • Job Fair Preparation Packets Available in Career Services at North Idaho College. 

Thank you to all who helped to make Career Market 2017 Sponsored by STCU a great success!!!  89 professionals representing a wide variety of career fields, gave of their time and expertise, and 773 individuals attended!

Thank you to nearly everyone on campus, and so many in this community, for helping to make NIC’s Career Market sponsored by STCU most successful! Thank you to the 56 volunteers, without whom this would not have happened. Thank you to the many faculty who provided extra credit to students for participating. You all were a positive influence in bringing an event designed to increase student and community success to fruition. The evaluations by both students and professionals express extreme gratitude.  

Career Market 2017- (downloadable flyer) Click to See: Careers that were Represented

NIC Career Services Events Calendar

  • Every Wednesday from 2-4 Walk-Ins - Career Services - Upper Level Student Union Building (except for month of July)
  • Every Thursday from 11-1 Walk-Ins - Career Services - Upper Level Student Union Building (except for month of July)
  • Drop-In Career Assessment Wednesday, August 2018 first week of classes 7:30-3 Molstead Library 
  • Idaho & National Career Development Event November 2018 - Lake Coeur d’Alene Room, Student Union
    For more information on any of the above events, please check back on
    or call (208) 625-2364

Picture of Jacqueline Carter"The Career Services Center has been such a beneficial and valuable aspect of North Idaho College for me the past few years. I have received magnificent support and advice from both the Career Development Course, taught by Gail Laferriere; as well as phenomenal resume building advice from meeting with Karen Howell. I could not have made it to where I am in my schooling and pursuit of my career in Teaching Mathematics without the support of both of these wonderful, caring women."
                                                                                                     - Jacqueline Carter, student


Picture of Scott Widener“Being a 45-year-old single dad, made me believe coming back to college to change careers was impossible, until I walked into the Career Center.  I kept hearing people tell me it’s never too late.  Well, ‘it’s never too late.’  I totally believe that now. Thank you to all the wonderful people I have come into contact with in the Career Center.”
                                                                                         - Scott Widener, student 


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"I had attended NIC for two years before I came to the conclusion that I really didn't know what type of degree or career I really wanted to do. I had already eliminated  some majors through trial and error, but I needed additional help. I went into Career Services not knowing what to expect, but I quickly found out that it was more than I had even hoped for. The staff is friendly, their insights are valuable, and they come equipped with a plethora of resources. And now, because of the aid of Career Services, with a special thanks to Gail Laferriere, I not only know more solidly what I want to do (I'm going for a degree in psychology), but I also know where to find the best colleges for my degree.  NIC Career Services really does encourage you to "Reach for the Stars".
                                                                                                               - Alex Jensen, student

Picture of Stacey Hanlon"While attending North Idaho College I was determined to make use of all the resources available to me. By far the most useful was the Career Services Center. Even though I knew I wanted a degree in communications, I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted to put that degree to use. In other words, I still didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. Gail Laferriere is an amazing counselor who gave me the tools to explore and discover how to channel my passion for helping others. Now I have a successful career myself as a workforce consultant for the state of Idaho."

                                                                                                    - Stacey Hanlon, NIC alum

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Our Staff:

Gail Laferriere, MS, LPC, NCC, CCC, DCC
(208) 769-7700
Assistant Director of Career Services/CounselorCCC Logo 15 PercentBoard Certified

Peg Getty, MSE, GCDF
(208) 625-2364
Career Development Specialist

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