Career Counseling

Need help deciding on a career path? Try attending a class or workshop, or taking an interest inventory.

Career Classes
Some classes prepare you for a specific career; COL 131 - Strategies for Career Exploration helps you choose one. Check our online schedule to see when this 1 semester hour course is being offered next.  

Career Workshops
Below is our current semester schedule of free career workshops. To reserve a seat, please call the Counseling, Advising and Transfer Center at (630) 466-7900, ext. 2361. 

Choosing a Major Workshop
Two-hour workshop focusing on group discussion, activities and self-assessment to help individuals match their interests and educational goals with possible majors.
Audience: Traditional-aged college students and prospective students 

Career Transitions Workshop
Activities and assessments designed to assist those looking to re-enter the workforce or for those looking to change careers. Call the Counseling, Advising and Transfer Center to schedule a date to attend.
Audience: Adult students and community members 

Career Inventories

Have you ever felt unsure about the direction your life should take? Taking one of these inventories can help you to identify general areas of career interests, as well as specific activities and occupations that you might want to explore.

  • Strong Interest Inventory
    Fee: $20.00
  • Self-Directed Search
    Fee: Free, also available in Spanish
  • Card Sort
    Fee: Free, also available in Spanish

Learn more about your own personality type and how you relate to others! Are you an introvert or extrovert? Do procrastinators annoy you or are you one of them? Discover the career fields that are best suited to your personal style, and increase awareness of your individual strengths.

  • Myers Briggs Type Inventory
    Fee: $20.00

Your beliefs and priorities can weigh heavily in the career exploration process. We offer ways to clarify your value system, and work with the results to identify satisfying career choices.

  • Values Exercises
    Fee: Free

To help you articulate and identify the skills you would like to use and develop.

  • SkillScan Card Sort
    Fee: Free

Online Career Resources
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Center has compiled a list of websites (pdf) that can help you choose the career field that is right for you.

More Info.

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Center

(630) 466-7900, ext. 2361