Career Services

Located in CTC 203

Phone (815) 224-0502

Overview of Services

Career Services specializes in assisting students, alumni and college district residents with career decision making, career planning and job search.  Individual appointments are available for career guidance and to instruct and advise clients on the job search process, including resume and cover letter writing and interviewing skills.  To make an appointment, please call the Career Services Office at (815) 224-0502.

Workshops and classroom visits are held throughout the academic year offering topics related to the job search such as Resume Writing, Cover Letters, Interviewing Skills and Career Decision Making.  For a schedule of workshops and activities, contact Career Services or visit our website https://www.ivcc.edu/cs.aspx?id=6946.

Job Postings and On-Line Services

We offer a variety of job postings from IVCC's district employers who are interested in hiring our students and district residents.  With an email address and a password, job seekers can register for IVCC's online job search/job posting system, https://www.collegecentral.com/ivcc/, and have access to job postings in our district as well as throughout the Chicago suburbs and Central Illinois.  These postings may offer part and full-time employment as well as internships.  Many postings target IVCC's occupational programs, although we offer information on entry-level positions and those requiring a Bachelor's degree or greater.  These plus additional position openings can also be viewed by visiting Career Services Job Board on campus.

Job Fair

Our annual spring job fair offers opportunities from an average of over 50 employers and is open to all IVCC students, alumni and college district residents.  This major event, held in April of each year provides an opportunity for job seekers to meet a variety of employers face-to-face in one setting.  This event is held to recruit students who attend IVCC and to attract people who are currently employed and are interested in a career change.  Employers who may wish to participate in this annual event should call the Career Services Office to request more information.  On-Campus recruitment by individual businesses is sponsored by Career Services and is listed on our Job Board under "Special Events".  Information on Job Fair is available on the Career Services website, https://www.ivcc.edu/cs.aspx?id=2008.

Career Resource Center

The Career Resource Center is a three-station computer lab and printer designated entirely to support the job search process.  The Center is staffed daily during regular business hours to provide hands-on assistance with resumes and cover letters, and to assist visitors with accessing career planning and labor market information via the Internet.  The Center is located within the Career Services area.

Internships

Career Services works collaboratively with Academic Program Coordinators and serves as a resource to students who are seeking an internship opportunity.  Assistance may include internship forms and resources to find information about internships available.

Wage Data and Labor Market Information

Employment wages, projections, as well as state and regional data, are available through the Career Services website.  Career Services can assist individuals with locating and understanding the information as it relates to making career decisions.

Career Assessments

Personality and interest inventories are available inventories are available to aid in the decision-making process and in selecting educational programs.  Our on-line career assessment and exploration tool, CareerCruising.com provides an individualized assessment utilizing career matcher software and occupational information.  CareerCruising.com may be accessed via the internet from school or home and is our most valuable and used career decision-making tool.