Free headshots for UNI students



Students can utilize career services for other resources, including resume building and finding employment opportunities.

MEG GROVE, Staff Writer

Whether you’re preparing for post graduation or want to start building your network on platforms like LinkedIn, a professional headshot can set you up for success. UNI is holding Career Readiness Headshot Day on Feb. 8, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rod Library. 

UNI students can get their headshot taken for free and speak to Career Services to have their resume reviewed. “You don’t need an appointment… keep in mind there might be a line,” said Melinda Beland, Library Clerk IV, Public Relations. “It takes just a couple days for us to go through all of the pictures we take and get them back to you.”

Professional attire is recommended for the headshot. “If employees are looking at their LinkedIn account or something else it shows that they are serious, looking to be professional and career orientated,” said Beland. “Prepare for the job you want.” In addition to coming off as professional, having a nice headshot gives you the chance to show a bit of personality.

Professional headshots can be used in a variety of ways. They can be used on networking sites as profile pictures. This allows employers to put a face to the name that is following their profile and liking their posts. Headshots are useful for portfolio and personal websites. People who view your website can see your work and your face, connecting the two makes you stand out from others. Other uses for headshots include email signature lines, business cards, resumes, social media platforms and more. It’s easier to connect to a person when you know what they look like, which is why it’s important to have one and use it in a variety of ways.

This is a great opportunity to get ready for the UNI Career Fair coming up on Feb. 23, 2023. Students looking for full time jobs, internships or just to network with employers could all benefit from having a professional headshot and resume ready to go at the fair. 

Career Services offers a variety of ways to prepare students for their next step. UNI students can get help with resumes, cover letters and interviews. Feeling prepared and confident is important to make the best impression possible. Career Services can also help you explore career options, find employment opportunities and build your network. Visit the Career Services tab on the UNI website to find more in depth information about these topics and the resources available.

Headshots are one of the first things potential employers or clients see. First impressions count so make sure you’re putting your best foot forward with a professional headshot.