Career Services for Students
Career counselors take a developmental approach to guide students through a process of career exploration and decision-making. Students 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 students to develop skills essential for a successful job search. Career counselors teach students 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. Students can view job listings sent to 11 partner community colleges by registering at www.collegecentral.com/oakton/. Career Services also coordinates the Student Employee Program.
Students wishing to inquire about career counseling, job search coaching, or apply for student employee positions 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.
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