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TRIO News and Events

TRIO Students at Oakton Community College stay involved on campus by participating in activities and events in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

To be considered in "good standing" with the SSS TRIO program, students must fulfill the "2 Meetings/2 Events" requirement each fall and spring semester.

This requirement may be met by:

  1. Meeting with your TRIO Advisor at least twice each semester
  2. Participating in at least two TRIO or Oakton Events or Activities

Examples of Events:

  • TRIO Workshop or Event
  • Tutoring session; meeting with Learning Center staff; discussion with instructor on progress in course; attending a theater performance on the Des Plaines campus; workshop or session with career counselor; meeting with a transfer advisor from a school of interest; any other workshop or speaker at Oakton.
  • Any questions about an event’s eligibility should be discussed with your TRIO advisor.

Upcoming TRiO Events


03/31/2015 - What's That Career About Anyway?
We hear of wonderful majors and job titles everyday. But how do you seriously consider a major or job title that you know very little about? In this workshop, participants will learn how to use career guidance software to research job descriptions, outlook and salaries, training, and additional resources for many areas of the world of work.

03/31/2015 - Online Tools for Success
This session will highlight various Google Products (Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive), as well as StudentsFirst, DropBox, Transferology, and U.Achieve. We will review on-line tools to explore  major and career information and create on-line portfolios via the Illinois Career Information Systems website.

04/01/2015 - Online Tools for Success
This session will highlight various Google Products (Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive), as well as StudentsFirst, DropBox, Transferology, and U.Achieve. We will review on-line tools to explore  major and career information and create on-line portfolios via the Illinois Career Information Systems website.

04/14/2015 - Salary Negotiation Strategies
You've been offered the job! But what about the money? Learn the art of salary negotiation before you start talking pay with a prospective employer. Make sure to earn what you are worth.

04/14/2015 - Plan your Financial Future
Students will reflect on their Financial Literacy results and will learn how they can take responsibility for their personal finances and their future by planning ahead and carefully managing their money.

05/05/2015 - Exploring Servant Leadership: The intersection of service and leadership
Participants will discuss servant leadership theory and how to put it into action. Learn practical skills to implement Servant Leadership in your own leadership style. Connect to resources and programs at Oakton that allow you to develop your leadership in the community and strengthen your servant leadership attributes.

05/06/2015 - Exploring Servant Leadership: The intersection of service and leadership
Participants will discuss servant leadership theory and how to put it into action. Learn practical skills to implement Servant Leadership in your own leadership style. Connect to resources and programs at Oakton that allow you to develop your leadership in the community and strengthen your servant leadership attributes.

Des Plaines campus

Room 1740 (Enrollment Center - Annex)
847.635.1728

Skokie campus

Room A135 (Learning Center)
847.635.1420

Fall & Spring semester hours

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

Summer semester hours

Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

Interim hours

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

*other availability by appointment