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Career Exploration/Counseling

Career Exploration/Counseling

We are here to help you make successful decisions about your future career path.

Career Counseling

 This is a one-on-one opportunity to meet with a counselor for academic and career path guidance. It is a safe place to discuss concerns, values, personal goals and expectations. A career counselor is an unbiased professional who can help you...

  • Discover your personal traits and work preferences
  • Learn about career resources and options
  • Understand the actions needed to accomplish your goals
  • Overcome obstacles and develop a plan

Career Assessment Inventories

  • Career Inventories are very effective tools used for academic and career exploration.
  • Based on self-reports, they can provide insight on how individuals function using an unbiased, factual representation.
  • All career inventory referrals and interpretations are part of the Career Counseling process.
  • Please be aware that there are various fees associated with each of these career assessment inventories.

Career Exploration Class

 COLLG 1105, Career Development:

  • Designed to assist students taking first steps in the career development process. Standardized career assessments are included in this course curriculum.
  • Emphasis is on self-awareness, career path choices, career decision-making, and strategies for career action in an evolving work environment.
  • This two-credit Contemporary Life Skills course is offered during the fall, spring and summer terms. Tuition is charged for the class, as it provides transfer-oriented elective credit.

Career Exploration Workshops

  • Career exploration workshops offer direction on life and career planning. They can provide valuable information for those seeking help with career decision-making.
  • They are offered throughout the year, and cover various career development topics.
  • Workshop time includes the explanation of career inventory results, along with guidance to integrate personal traits with career information. Discussions may also incorporate work-related values and skills to increase awareness of personal strengths.
  • There is a fee charged for those workshops using career assessment inventories. Register here

Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services

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

New to College of DuPage?

Contact Campus Central at, or call Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services at (630) 942-2259.

Continuing or Past COD Students
For appointments at COD's main campus, call (630) 942-2259, or one of the COD Centers.

Ask a counselor a question.