Community Portal


The portal uses NIU Office 365 SharePoint and requires an Account ID to log in. All graduate students at NIU can access the portal using their z-ID. The portal is integrated into our professional development programming and hosts the Graduate Career Development Pathway.

Follow these steps:

  1. Access the Community Portal. Log in with your z-ID, if needed.
  2. In the upper right of the portal home page, click the "Follow" link to add it to your Office 365 site's page.
  3. Look for a “Join This Community” button on the portal homepage. By joining, you'll be able to participate in discussions and receive email notifications of new posts. Use the "Members" link in the left navigation to view your membership information or to view other community members. The community is comprised of graduate students, faculty, and professional staff from across campus.

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Contact Us

Graduate Career and Professional Development Office
The Graduate School
Williston Hall 117 and 118 
815-753-6366 (fax)


Gary M. Baker, Ph.D.

Elizabeth A. Wilkins, Ph.D.