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Career Counseling

Career counselors take a developmental approach to guide individuals through a highly interactive process of career exploration and decision-making.

Career development is a lifelong process.  Career counselors work with you to facilitate career decision making.  Through an assortment of activities, career counselors guide you to discover those personal characteristics and motivators that influence career decisions.  Although there are no magic answers, many tools and strategies are available that can help you to better understand your occupational identity.

As of December 1, 2011 there was a change in the fee structure for services offered by Career Services.

Career Services continues to offer one-on-one career counseling and job search coaching FREE to currently enrolled students and alumni with an Oakton awarded degree or certificate.  There may be a one time fee of $20-$40 associated with some of the activities your career counselor may recommend for you.

All others will be charged $45 per session to meet individually with a Career Counselor.  Career Services will waive the fee for the initial visit, enabling the person to determine if our services are a good fit for their needs before making a monetary commitment.

Career Counselors are seen by appointment.

Des Plaines campus
Career Services
Room 1740
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.)

Skokie campus
Enrollment Center
Room A100
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, Illinois 60077

By Appointment