Career Development helps you build your career by combining what you learn in the classroom with real life experiences - internships, study abroad, expert resume advice, and what you can do with your major.

Resources at the Ready

Build Your Career Experience

Waubonsee Connect - Aligning Students with Mentors

What can I do on Waubonsee Connect?

ASK
Questions & advice - anything from selecting a major to day in the life to resume review.

CONNECT
Establish professional connections easily within the Waubonsee community.

SUCCESS
Find your #WaubonseeWin utilizing this mentorship networking platform.

Let's Connect

Explore Career Options

Career Coach

Use this free tool to get career suggestions based on your interests, and learn more about the academic programs that can prepare you.

Explore Career Coach

Director of Product and Game Design, SimCase
Candid Career Video - Director of Product and Game Design, SimCase

Colton is the Director of Product and Game Design at SimCase, a software design company that sits at the exciting intersection of higher education and gaming, bringing active learning experiences to both college classrooms and workplace training. Colton walks us through the life-cycle of one of his recent successes, a game that teaches students about discriminatory hiring practices and how to avoid it.

Vice President/General Manager, Web-based Healthcare Technology
Candid Career Video - Vice President/General Manager, Web-based Healthcare Technology

Debbi is the Vice President and General Manager of the healthcare vertical for nVoq Incorporated, a provider of web-based voice recognition solutions.

Mechanical Engineer, SpecSys Inc
Candid Career Video - Mechanical Engineer, SpecSys Inc

Ryan is a Mechanical Engineer with SpecSys Inc, an engineering and manufacturing firm located in Cloquet, MN. With a lifelong passion for tinkering and building, Ryan landed on mechanical engineering to not only continue doing what he loves but to also be in an in-demand industry. Listen to Ryan's story and find out how one trip to your career center could increase the chances of landing your first job!

For Employers

Career Fair

Partner with Career Development to build your recruiting pipeline -- check out our information for employers and online job board. For information about our career fairs or to register to attend, please visit www.waubonseejobfairs.com.

Upcoming Career Development Events

Empowering your career aspirations

You might think career development is about searching for jobs and working on your resume...

That’s just the beginning! Our dedicated advisors work closely with you, and your career counselor, to develop a plan that will power you on your career journey.

Career Development Process Wheel
Career Development Process
  1. Discover Yourself 
    Do you want a job or a career? What does professional success look like to you? How are you preparing for that success? Asking yourself these questions can be difficult, but our advisors believe in a one-on-one approach to get to the heart of what you want your future to look like.

  2. Explore Options
    With all the resources available today, a little help can go a long way. Our advisors help you sift through information and experiences to take real steps toward deciding on a career plan.

  3. Make Choices
    Let us help you put together a career plan for today and tomorrow—one that starts you off on the right foot and keeps you on the right track to get you where you want to go.

  4. Take Action
    Once you have a direction, go after it! Take advantage of internships and study abroad opportunities, build your personal brand on social media, and attend career fairs and campus events to connect with employers looking for candidates like you.

Always Here to Help

Career Development 

(630) 466-2368
Sugar Grove
Sugar Grove Exterior Student Center

Student Center, Room 262
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Appointments are recommended but not required
  • Evening appointments are available by request
Aurora Downtown
Main Entrance of Aurora Downtown Campus

Student Services Suite, First Floor
Monday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Appointments are recommended but not required
  • Evening appointments are available by request
Aurora Fox Valley
Aurora Fox building summer S

By appointment only

Plano
Plano Sign outside of building summer grasses S

By appointment only

Career Development at Waubonsee Community College makes no representations or guarantees regarding the opportunities listed on its website, posting boards, print materials, links to outside websites and other resources, including on-campus recruiting. It is not responsible for the wages, safety, working conditions or other aspects of off-campus employment. Students, alumni and district community members should take the necessary precautions when exploring and accepting career-related experience, employment or volunteer opportunities and assume all responsibility associated with these opportunities.

Career Development reserves the right to review all employment opportunities and reject or place conditions on those deemed in violation of policy. Career Development reserves the right to discontinue services to students, alumni, community and employers who violate EEO or NACE guidelines.