Career Services for Community Residents
Career counselors take a developmental approach to guide community residents of District 535 through a process of career exploration and decision making. Community residents have the opportunity to learn more about their occupational identity, the world of work and how it is organized, how to investigate careers, and effective career decision making techniques.
As part of facilitating career self-reliance, career counselors help community residents to develop skills essential for a successful job search. Career counselors teach community residents how to develop effective resumes and cover letters, interview successfully, network, and use the Internet to locate job leads.
Career Services is a member of CCJobNet. Community residents can view job listings sent to 11 partner community colleges by registering at www.collegecentral.com/oakton/.
Community residents wishing to inquire about career counseling or job search coaching should contact Career Services in Room 1125 on the Des Plaines Campus, 847-635-1735, or the Enrollment Center in Room A100 on the Skokie Campus, 847-635-1400.
*Non-students/alumni living outside District 535 will be charged $35 per session to meet with a career counselor
Des Plaines campus
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* The College is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer (late May through mid-August.)
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, Illinois 60077