Career Exploration/Decision-Making

Need direction? Not sure where you're headed?

Try one of the following:

Resources:

 

Career Exploration and the Self-Directed Search Workshop 

Learn how to use your self-directed search assessment results in your career development. You will receive strategies for gathering occupational information and using COD resources to assist in your job search. Fee: $10

  • Tuesday, July 24 - 6 to 7:30 p.m., BIC 3419
 

Combined Interest and Personality Inventories        

Take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory to discover how your personality and interests can guide your career development. Fee: $50

To register, go to registerblast.com/cod/exam and select Career Exploration Workshops: Combined Interests and Personality Inventories.

  • check back for upcoming dates

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  • Resume and cover letter assistance to help you make a strong impression on potential employers.
  • Interview coaching to help you present your skills to an employer and land the position.
  • Internship opportunities to gain needed work experience and the opportunity to explore your major.
  • Social media workshops to teach you how to start branding yourself in a new career.

Career and College Information Collection (CCIC)

The Career and College Information Collection (CCIC) provides information on career development and occupational choices. This multimedia collection assists you in planning your career and employment goals.


My Next Move

  • Learn more about your career options with this interactive tool.
  • Use the interest assessment to explore career options.
  • Search tasks, skills and salary information for more than 900 careers.

Illinois Career Information System (CIS)

  • This site is for anyone searching for in-depth career resources. CIS offers information on occupations, programs of study and training, as well as Illinois and national schools.
  • Log in as a guest by choosing your town name from a dropdown list and adding ZIP code. (You must be an Illinois resident to use segments of CIS.)

Career Coach

  • Explore local data on wages, jobs, and necessary education and training.
  • Career Coach helps to assess your interests and identify career choices.
  • Veterans, explore with your Military Occupation Code (MOC) identifying positions with matching skill sets.

O*NET

  • Explore information on more than 1,000 occupations, including work tasks, skills, abilities and values.
  • From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job outcomes and salaries by state are accessible.

 

Contact Information


Counseling and Advising Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200, (630) 942-2259

Summer Hours for the Glen Ellyn campus:

(through Friday, Aug. 10)
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday through Sunday: closed

Regular Hours for the Glen Ellyn campus:

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please check with each off-campus center for their hours:

Addison
Carol Stream
Naperville
Westmont

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(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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