LighthouseCareer Services

Located on the top floor of the Edminster Student Union.

Explore your future
                    u  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

Don't miss our upcoming events! 

  • September 30 at noon & October 1 at 2:30 in Todd Lecture Hall, Molstead Library: Career Information for YOU at North Idaho College

  • November 12 from 11-2 in the Lake Coeur d'Alene Room of the Student Union Building: The College to Career Showcase (College to Career Showcase PDF) 

 College to Career Showcase

 

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 

 

Picture of Alex Jensen

"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

 

Suggestion Box

Have a suggestion for Career Services? Send them an e-mail.

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Our Staff:

Gail Laferriere, MS, LPC, NCC, MCC, DCC
208-769-7700
gail_laferriere@nic.edu
Assistant Director of Career Services/Counselor

Kristi Granier, M.Ed.
208-666-8016
kristi_granier@nic.edu
Academic and Career Advisor

Karen Howell, M.A.
208-769-3297
karen_howell@nic.edu
Academic and Career Advisor

General Career Services E-Mail/Suggestion Box
career@nic.edu

North Idaho College is committed to its policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran.  This policy applies to education programs, services, and facilities, and includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, and access to programs and services.