Career Services


Thank you for stopping by our Career Services page! We welcome all diverse students, faculty, staff, alumni and employers with intersectional identities to partner with us. 

Top Left to Right: Tim Czuba, Frank Biancorosso, Jill Geers, Katie Bond. Bottom Left to Right: Connor Herrington, Lynette Correa-Velez and Dave Lantz.

About Career Services

The Career Services office is the first in the U.S. to intentionally center Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access, and Belonging (DEIAB) in all of our programming, career coaching, initiatives, practices, policies, pedagogy and systems. We do our work as research-based and data-informed career development professionals in order to better serve diverse students and alumni.  

We provide career coaching to both students and alumni virtually or in-person.

Watch: What is Career Services?

Services for Students

  • Undecided Students

    Are you Undecided?

    If you're not sure about your college major, JJC's Career Services Center can help. Our First Year Career Pathway Coaches or Career Advisors can help you explore career options that are right for you.

    How to Meet with a Career Advisor

    1. First, watch our Career Information Session Video. In this video, you'll learn the importance of choosing a major early and find out what resources are available to help you begin the major selection process. 
    2. Contact Career Services to schedule a one-on-one advising appointment. You can call us directly at (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu.


    Undecided Students: Get Started Now

  • Explore Majors and Careers Now

    Explore Majors 

    Not sure how JJC majors fit in with real careers? Check out the links below for resources to help you understand which careers are associated with each major. 

    What Can I Do With This Major?
    JJC's A-Z Program Index
    What to Study at JJC

  • Connect Your Interests with the Perfect Career Path

    Take the Career Coach Assessment

    Take our free Career Coach Assessment to discover career options based on your interests.

    Take the Free Career Coach Assessment

    More Career Assessments for Undecided Students

    The Career Coach Assessment is only one of many tests that the Career Services Center offers. Students can also choose to take the following assessments:

    • Values Assessment: This test will help you identify what's most important to you and how you can connect that to your future career.
    • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): See which jobs best fit you based on your personality.
    • Strong Interest Inventory (SII): This test helps you connect your interests to the right major.
       

    Want to take one or all of these assessments to see where you fit in? First, set up an appointment with a career advisor. Call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu.

  • Student Employment or Internships

    Student Employment or Internships

    Add work experience to your resume as you earn your degree! Start by setting up a virtual appointment with the Career Services Center so we can learn more about your goals.

    On-Campus Employment
    For on-campus student employment at JJC, email Katie Bond at kbond@jjc.edu.

    Internships
    For internships and off-campus job opportunities, email careers@jjc.edu or call us directly at (815) 280-2756.

    Benefits of Internships

    • Enhance your resume with career related experience
    • Learn more about a chosen industry or career field
    • Become more knowledgeable about general work functions
    • Build contacts for future job searches
    • Potentially earn college credit and/or a salary


    Off-Campus Employment

    JJC has its very own database of job postings called College Central. Approved employers have posted jobs that can be categorized into three groups: Students, Alumni and Community Residents. Check out what jobs are available in our community below.

    Explore College Central

    Job Fairs

    Career Services is excited to partner with academic departments for industry-focused job fairs. For the Fall of 2021, the following job fairs are planned:

    • Hospitality Job Fair (October 2021)
    • Health and Human Services Job Fair (October 2021)
    • Nursing Job Fair (December 2021)

  • Finding a Job After College

    Job Search Assistance and More

    The Career Services Center can help you land a job in your field after you graduate. Set up a meeting with an advisor to start prepping now. The Career Services Center offers:

    • Career advising
    • Job search assistance
    • Cover letter/resume help
    • Mock interviews
    • Internships
    • And more!
       

    To make an appointment, call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu.

    Watch: How to Gain Employment After JJC

Services for Alumni

  • Job Search Assistance, Resume Help & More

    Find a Job in Your Field

    Whether you graduated last month or years ago, JJC's Career Services Center is excited to work with alumni from any field, with any job experience level. Services include: 

    • Career advising
    • Job search assistance
    • Cover letter/resume help
    • Mock interviews
    • Internships
    • And more!


    You can set up an appointment with a career advisor by calling (815) 280-2756 or emailing careers@jjc.edu

  • Search for Jobs Now

    Search for Jobs Now

    JJC has its very own database of job postings called College Central. Approved employers have posted jobs that can be categorized into three groups: Students, Alumni and Community Residents. Check out what jobs are available in our community below.

    Explore College Central
    Apply to Work at JJC

    Job Fairs

    During a typical year, JJC offers the following job fair, open to alumni:

    • Joliet Regional Job Fair (every May)
    • And more!

  • Alumni Relations

    About the JJC Alumni Relations

    As an alum, you have access to services and benefits through the Alumni Relations Office at JJC. At Alumni Relations you will find the events, resources, and alumni benefits that matter to you. More than 60,000 strong, our graduates are located in every state of the U.S. and globally! 

    Are you an alum of JJC? We want to hear from you! Fill out the Stay Connected Form and tell us about your success. Please also let us know how we can assist you in your future endeavors. 

    More About JJC Alumni Relations

  • Pay it Forward: Join an Advisory Board

    About Advisory Boards 

    Help shape JJC's curriculum by joining an advisory board. As an advisory board member, you'll get the chance to talk to professors about current trends in your field so that they can train the next generation of employees with current, up-to-date skills.

    Note: Not every JJC program has an advisory board. Contact Career Services to learn more.

    How to Join 

    Contact your program's department chair or program coordinator to learn more or email careers@jjc.edu.

Services for Employers

  • Post a Job

    Post a Job to College Central

    JJC has its very own database of job postings called College Central. As an employer, you can post jobs categorized into three groups: Students, Alumni and Community Residents. Before posting your job, please contact Career Services to become an approved employer. Call (815) 280-2746 or email careers@jjc.edu.

    Explore College Central

  • Participate in a Job Fair

    Participate in a Job Fair

    JJC offers several job fairs throughout the typical year. Please note that many of these events may be cancelled, rescheduled or restructured to fit a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Events include:

    • Hospitality Job Fair (October 2021)
    • Health and Human Services Job Fair (October 2021)
    • Nursing Job Fair (December 2021 - Premier Sponsor: Silver Cross Hospital)
    • Joliet Regional Job Fair (Every May)


    To participate in a job fair, employers must meet certain criteria. To inquire about participating in one of our fairs, please contact the Career Services Center by calling (815) 280-2746 or emailing careers@jjc.edu

  • Find Interns

    Hire Quality Interns from JJC

    Internships allow employers to preview potential full-time employees or have a reliable, conscientious source for short-term projects. Employers interested in internship opportunities should contact JJC's Employer Relations Coordinator at (815) 280-2762 or email careers@jjc.edu. Employers can also post internships on College Central Network.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    JJC offers several sponsorship opportunities, particularly during the Joliet Regional Job Fair.

Services for the Community

  • Search for Jobs Now

    Search for Jobs Now

    JJC has its very own database of job postings called College Central. Approved employers have posted jobs that can be categorized into three groups: Students, Alumni and Community Residents. Check out what jobs are available in our community below.

    Explore College Central
    Apply to Work at JJC

    Job Fairs

    Career Services is excited to partner with academic departments for industry-focused job fairs. For the Fall of 2021, the following job fairs are planned:

    • Hospitality Job Fair (October 2021)
    • Health and Human Services Job Fair (October 2021)
    • Nursing Job Fair (December 2021)

Events & Job Fairs

Please note that many of these events or job fairs may be cancelled, rescheduled or restructured to fit a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Employer Hiring Days

    Employer Hiring Days are typically held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on JJC's Main Campus. This event is currently unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Questions about Employer Hiring Days can be directed to careers@jjc.edu.

  • Joliet Regional Job Fair

    JJC's Joliet Regional Job Fair takes place in late Spring every year. Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and have their resume handy. This is the perfect place to meet with a variety of employers in the Joliet area. Please check back for more information soon.

    Learn about the Job Fair