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Career Services

Career development is a lifelong process.  At Oakton, we'll help you determine your career goals, no matter where you are at.

Career Services offers a wide array of resources to help you with your career decision making whether you are selecting a major or changing occupations.  Career counselors work with you, using many different strategies, to help you define your career goals.  Individualized job search coaching sessions help you develop an effective resume, improve your interviewing skills, and more.  And free workshops throughout the academic year will help you prepare for job search success.

Career Services offers one-on-one career counseling and job search coaching FREE to currently enrolled students and alumni with an Oakton awarded degree or certificate.

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.

Job search workshops; our online job board; computer assisted career guidance and information system software; physical resources in Career Services on the Des Plaines Campus including computers, printer, fax machine and telephone for career exploration and job search activities will remain FREE for EVERYONE.

 

New Workshop
Exploring Your College Major

Eighty percent of students enter college without a major, and 50 percent of those who declare a major end up changing it at least once.

Complete the College Major Scorecard in this Career Services’ workshop.  Discover work activities associated with college majors and begin making a connection between your interests, your choice of major and your future career options. 

Thursday, February 27, 12:30 p.m., Des Plaines Campus, Room 2527
Tuesday, March 4, 1 p.m., Skokie Campus, Room C140

Photograph of Career Services Sign

Des Plaines Campus
Career Services
Room 1530
Room 1530 is Career Services temporary home until we move into the new Enrollment Center on October 15, 2014.
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
847.635.1735

Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday

Skokie Campus
Enrollment Center
Room A100
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, Illinois 60077
847.635.1400

Hours:
By Appointment