Career Services


Thank you for stopping by our Career Services page! We welcome all diverse students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers 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?

Upcoming Events

All JJC students, alumni, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Please note that many of these events or career fairs may be hybrid or fully in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Employer Diversity Virtual Info Session Series

    • Argonne National Laboratory - Wednesday, January 26th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
    • The Diversity Org - Wednesday, February 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
    • Campbell's Soup Company - Wednesday, March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
    • USDA - Wednesday, April 20, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
    • reWork Training - Wednesday, May 4,  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

    Please register to receive Zoom link.

    Questions about Employer Diversity Series can be directed to careers@jjc.edu.

  • Joliet Regional College and Career Fair

    JJC's Regional College and Career Fair takes place in June 2022. Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and have their resume handy. This is the perfect place to meet with a variety of colleges and employers in the Midwest. Please check back for more information soon.

    Learn about the College and Career Fair

Services for Students

  • Undecided Students

    Are you Undecided?

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

    How to Meet with a Career Coach

    1. First, watch our Career Information Session Video. In this video, you'll learn the importance of choosing a major early and learn more about career resources that are available to help you begin the major selection process. 
    2. Contact Career Services to schedule a one-on-one in-person or virtual 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, online 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 Career Services 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 coach. 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 Career Services so we can learn more about your career goals.

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

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


    Off-Campus Employment

    JJC has its very own database of job postings called College Central. Approved employers have posted jobs and internships for any JJC students and alumni. View what employment opportunities that are available by creating a profile below.

    Explore College Central

    Career Fairs

    Career Services is excited to partner with academic departments for industry-focused career fairs. For the Spring of 2022, the following job fairs are planned:

    • Health and Human Services Virtual Career Fair (Wednesday, February 16th, 2022)
    • Joliet Regional Hybrid College and Career Fair (June 2022)

  • Finding a Job After College

    Alumni Job Search Assistance and More

    Career Services can help you land a career in your field after you graduate for free. Set up an in-person or virtual meeting with our staff members to start prepping now. We offer:

    • Career Coaching
    • Employment Search Assistance
    • Resume Revamping
    • Cover Letter Creation
    • 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

  • Career Search Assistance, Resume Help & More

    Find a Career in Your Field

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

    • Career Coaching
    • Employment Search Assistance
    • Resume Revamping
    • Cover Letter Creation
    • Mock Interviews
    • Internships
    • And more!

    You can set up an in-person or virtual appointment by calling (815) 280-2756 or emailing careers@jjc.edu

  • Search for Careers Now

    Search for Careers Now

    We have an online job board called College Central. Approved employers post career opportunities for students and alumni daily. Check out what careers are available below.

    Explore College Central
    Apply to Work at JJC

    Career Fairs

    Career Services offers the following virtual and hybrid career fair, open to all alumni for free:

    • Health and Human Services Virtual Career Fair (Wednesday, February 16th, 2022)
    • Joliet Regional Hybrid College and Career Fair (June 2022)

  • 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. 

    Email alumni@jjc.edu if you have any questions. 

    More About JJC Alumni Relations

  • Pay it Forward: Join an Alumni Advisory Board

    About Alumni 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 and internship postings called College Central. As an employer, you can post for free.

    Register your company on College Central.

    For further questions call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu.

  • Participate in a Career Fair

    Participate in a Career Fair

    Career Services offers several hybrid an virtual career fairs throughout the academic 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:

    • Health and Human Services Virtual Career Fair (Wednesday, February 16th, 2022)
    • Joliet Regional Hybrid College and Career Fair (June 2022)

    To participate in a career fair, employers must meet certain criteria. To inquire about participating in one of our fairs, please contact Career Services by calling (815) 280-2756 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.

  • Post Micro-Internships on Parker Dewey

    Do you have a project based internship for our JJC students and alumni? If so, please post your micro-internship opportunity here. If you are in need of assistance, please contact JJC's Employer Relations Coordinator at (815) 280-2762 or email careers@jjc.edu.