Through the NIU College of Business IGNITE! program, up to five DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation member companies, local start-ups and/or local non-profit organizations can easily hire NIU College of Business students to assist with professional tasks and projects during the school year. Hiring organizations pay just $2.50/hour for up to 36 weeks of part-time help from August 22, 2022 to May 12, 2023. Students will be paid $13 per hour. Of that, the NIU College of Business will subsidize $10.50 per hour.