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Career Exploration/Counseling

Students who are undecided on a course of study or who are thinking about pursuing a career change can meet with a Counselor to explore their future goals via an individual or group appointment. Career Counseling services include:

Individual one hour appointments

Students meet with a counselor to discuss career values, interest, goals.  Counselors will assist students in exploring next steps in developing career/academic objectives. Fee: None

Career Assessments:

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 path. Fee: $50

To register, go to and select Career Exploration Workshops: Combined Interests and Personality Inventories.

Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 3104

  • Thursday, April 16, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 5 to 8 p.m.

Career Counseling Workshops:

Career Exploration and the Self-Directed Search Workshop

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

To register, call (630) 942-2230 or visit the Career Services Center, SSC 3258. 

Berg Instructional Center (BIC)

  • Wednesday, March 18, noon to 1:30 p.m., BIC 3C08
  • Wednesday, April 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m., BIC 3419
  • Tuesday, April 28, noon to 1:30 p.m., BIC 3C04

Career Exploration Class:


Occupational Outlook Handbook

 The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Horizons (Computerized Career Guidance system with Illinois database)

Enter ID: Illinois
Enter Password: careers
Click on Career Resources, then CIS: Career Information System

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.


  • 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, Advising and Transfer Services

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

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.

Check with each off-campus center for their hours

New to College of DuPage?

Stop by or call Campus Central at (630) 942-3000 or Counseling, Advising and Transfer 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.