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Office of Student Affairs

Whether you're planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, or hoping to enter the workforce quickly, you'll discover a variety of services when you need them, from the time you apply for admission to the time you file for graduation.

The College's specially trained advisors and counselors, for example, can help you in a number of ways, from planning course schedules to addressing concerns that may interfere with your personal and academic goals. If you're thinking about working on or off campus, career counselors can locate leads for employment and also can provide tips on writing effective cover letters and resumes, interviewing techniques, and networking. Need help paying your tuition? Financial assistance counselors can spell out the various options available, including grants, loans, scholarships, and college work-study.

The College also offers many opportunities to become involved in student life - from intercollegiate athletics to the Board of Student Affairs, to hundreds of student clubs and organizations.

We are glad that you're part of our community and hope that you'll take full advantage of the services and leadership opportunities provided by Student Affairs. Our goal is to help you "start here" and "go anywhere."


Student Affairs Office
Room 2270
Des Plaines campus

Joianne Smith, Ph.D.
Vice President, Student Affairs

Claudia Cabay
Executive Assistant to the Vice President

Alumni Profile

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As a student with a keen interest in the environment, Alan Kroeger has helped reshape the Oakton landscape - literally.